This past week was National Walk Your Dog Week in the US, so to celebrate getting out there and walking your dog I thought I would share my favourite types of walks with Kate the Kelpie!
Without fail my favourite type of walking Kate is hiking trails. Australia is such an amazing diverse country, our environment ranges from beach to rainforest to bush to desert. I truly love nothing more than escaping to a trail with Kate and leaving the stress of daily work behind.
As we live in the suburbs, after work walks generally consist of hitting up our regular trails (we live near the beach and wetlands so we do get pretty spoilt for great walks close to home) but on the weekends we can really get away and explore somewhere new and challenge ourselves with new terrain and environments.
What I love about hiking is the undulating tracks and variety of terrain you can push yourself to conquer. You will always push yourself harder to climb that hill or maybe run a little when you have your best friend pushing you along!
Dogs thrive on new experiences and challenges, watch them come alive when you take them somewhere new and together you explore a new trail. I have written before about the special bond you form with your dog on the trails in my Trail Running with your Dog post, but it truly does happen, when you are in remote situations away from distractions you become in tune to each other’s signals and behaviours. The trust and understanding formed between you and your dog on the trails is an incredibly special bond and connection!
Hiking with your dog is an amazing experience so get out there with your K9 buddy and explore our amazing country!
Do you hike with your dog? What is your favourite part of hitting the trails with your dog?