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10 things your dog needs when hiking with you

Published June 20, 2012 3:06 pm

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They may be man's best friend, but for unprepared owners, dogs may not be good hiking companions.

Fido may not like the trek, either.

The American Hiking Society has prepared a guide for hiking with dogs. Click on the link to read the full guide.

Here are the 10 essentials the Society recommends for a hike with a dog:

• Collar or Harness• Leash• Identification Tag or Microchip• Water• Food• Collapsible Bowl• Plastic Bags or Small Spade• Canine First Aid Kit• Reflective Jacket, Collar, Leash, or a Small Light• Clothing

What are some of the best dog hikes in Utah? I'm not a dog owner, but fellow hiking blogger Erin Alberty likes taking her dog to Silver Lake in American Fork Canyon.

— Nate Carlisle

Twitter: @UtahHikes