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By Nate Carlisle, Jason Bergreen, Erin Alberty and Brett Prettyman

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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Terry Bracken walks his dogs Katier and Skye at Parley's Nature Park on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
10 things your dog needs when hiking with you

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

Fido may not like the trek, either.

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The American Hiking Society href="http://americanhiking.org/resources/hiking-with-dogs/10-essentials/" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">href="http://twitter.com/erinalberty">Erin Alberty likes taking her dog to href="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/Outdoors/hikes.csp?hike=454" target="_blank">Silver Lake in American Fork Canyon.

— Nate Carlisle

Twitter: href="http://twitter.com/utahhikes" target="_blank">@UtahHikes



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