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Q&A Help! I found a lost dog - what do I do next?

I was working today when I saw a small dog run across the road in front of my apartment, narrowly being missed by a car. I went out and lured the dog in with a hotdog, brought her to my apartment, ...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Sigma‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Akita as my hunting buddy

I thought about trying unconventional breeds for hunting. I stumbled across the "Akita", which was initially cultured to hunt. However, it seems that it's pretty much a common house/pet dog nowaday...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A How to Shoo away a stubborn Stray Dog/Dogs who decides to tag along with you on a hike?

This happened on one of my hikes. It was a hike with two villages en route. Somehow a dog from the first village decided to stick with us. We were OK with it. Then he was followed by a small Puppy...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Captain‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I make people not be afraid of me and my dogs?

I like to hike, and I have two large dogs (German Shepherd, Presa Canario). After a long hike I look reasonably homeless (long hair, unshaven, muddy). Combined with two large, potentially dangero...

12 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Censored to protect the guilty‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I run if I see wild dogs?

Wild dogs appear to be dangerous. Should I be running if I come across one, or should I stand fast and defend myself? They are a social animal, so they will be in a pack almost all the times.

10 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Josh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Knife as defense against stray dogs

Some places I travel to have stray dogs in the city. Can a knife be used effectively if attacked by one or more of them? I've had creepy close encounters.

13 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Dog-friendly backpacking trails in Northern California and Southern Oregon

Once a year I go on a backpacking trip with a friend of mine who lives near Sacramento, California. He likes to bring his dog. The trip lengths typically range from 2-5 days (including car travel),...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Devin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to calculate backpacking food requirements for a dog

So I know how to calculate how many additional calories a day I need while backpacking. My question is how do I calculate how much food my dog will need while backpacking. I'm hoping for a genera...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Justin C‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I protect my dog from mosquitos?

I am concerned about these things: The health impact to my dog. My dog's sleep and my sleep: my dog snaps at the mosquitos all night.

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by jsf80238‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do ultrasonic dog repellers actually work against strays and other loose dogs?

In answers to a recent question, ultrasonic dog repellers were suggested as a means of self defence against stray dogs rather than weapons. I'm also concerned with loose farm dogs, and live somewhe...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Chris H‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it advisable to use a tourniquet on a dog for a snake bite?

I'm a bit curious about this since the day I read an infographic tip from a veterinarian. The reason stated by her is that it helps to not enlarge the site of the snake bite. Is this correct? Bec...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Aire‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Camping with a dog for the first time

In a few months my fiance and I will be joining two friends camping. My friends chocolate labrador will be joining us for the weekend. My fiance and I, whilst both dog lovers, have no experience ca...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does hiking with a dog in bear country increase or decrease your risk of a bear encounter?

I've heard various rumors that dogs might help keep bears away, or might be a bear attractant. Is there anything more concrete than anecdotal evidence to go on? From the companionship end, they ar...

5 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Lost‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Dog Breeds for Backpacking and Trail Running

Which dog breeds are best for backpacking? I know malamutes do well in the cold and on mountains, but what if I'm backpacking in the summer? Which dog breeds are good for daily trail runs? I wo...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by theJollySin‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it possible to differentiate between a dog howl and a wolf howl?

I was camping at around 1500m in the Italian Alps, and around midnight I heard howling that sounded very much like a wolf. I know there are wolves in the area (a friend of mine was lucky enough to...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Tullochgorum‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to use DEET bug sprays if I have dogs?

DEET is very toxic to dogs. How can I use DEET-based sprays and not poison my dogs? (my dogs often lick me, and they can get poisoned)

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Censored to protect the guilty‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the possiblity of getting rabies bitten by a street dog in Berlin?

What is the possiblity of getting rabies bitten by a street dog in Berlin. By street dog I mean the dog of a homeless person. Is there a high chance of rabies from that. I must say that I didn't pr...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by John‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I take my dog kayaking?

I wonder if there are any dog crazy people like me out there who have ever tried to take their dogs kayaking or floating down the river. Has anyone seen anything created for dog-friendly kayak exc...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Sasha Nicole‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do I still need to hang my food if I have two large dogs?

I have two large dogs - a German Shepherd and a Presa Canario. I hike alone with my dogs in black (not grizzly) bear country. Do I still need to hang my food? Or will the three of us be able to c...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Censored to protect the guilty‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there anything specific required for a dog first aid kit?

You can go into almost any pet store in the UK, especially the big chains, and see first aid kits for your dog. Is there anything specifically required for a dog first aid kit, or will a human fir...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What can I feed my dogs on a week-long hike?

I am planning to hike for a week with two dogs. Each dog eats 4 cups of kibble a day, that's about 14 liters of kibble per week. The issue is the volume not the weight. What can I feed them so tha...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Censored to protect the guilty‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to carry a German Shepherd up and down ladders on the trail?

I am planning to hike a section of the Bruce Trail next year with my German Shepherd. It's mostly low hills but every once in a while I run into vertical ladders. How can I carry my German Shepher...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Censored to protect the guilty‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hydration for pets

We all know when we get dehydrated. And hence we make sure it doesn't get worst. I was on a trek this weekend. A strong stray dog from a village chose to accompany me and being alone, I was happy ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are pets allowed to thru-hike US National Scenic Trails?

In the US, National Scenic Trails span many different land types (state/federal parks, forests, etc). While these all have different rules on pets, I was wondering if the National Trail System desi...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Chris Mendez‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can a dog thru-hike 2500 miles in 6 months?

Recently I came across the story of Bobbie the Wonder dog and it really got me wondering about the veracity of this. So, aside from the fact that the dog found the way on his own, if a person is ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Thiago Valle‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to tie a one-piece webbing harness for dogs?

We have a new puppy and can't wait to take him to TGO. Since he's still growing he'll grow out of any harness that fits at the moment. I'm considering tying a harness out of webbing, but all inst...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Roflo‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why does the Iditarod sled dog race use separate routes in alternating years?

The Iditarod sled dog race is a competition that takes place in Alaska, USA. Each team consists of a musher, who drives the sled, and 16 sled dogs. The race usually starts in Anchorage and ends in ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Warning shot in bear encounter?

I'm wondering if anyone else has had any experiences with guns and/or bear spray in combination, instead of just carrying one over the other? How have bears reacted to warning shots? We backpack i...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by rudibell‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to deal with dogs on public hiking trails?

I occasionally try hiking or cycling, and I notoriously have to deal with the silly issue of dogs roaming freely through villages, even on public trails. Until now, never have I been threatened by ...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by gaazkam‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I prevent snow-balls building up in my dog's paws?

Our dog loves winter sports - but after a few miles on the trails in soft snow, he often develops snowballs between his paw pads - usually one big one right in the middle. Are there ways to minimi...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Lost‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to rappel with a dog?

My wife and I are planning a camping and climbing trip and we would likely need to rappel with our medium-sized (45lbs/20kg) dog. Holding the dog is obviously unacceptable, and using the dog's back...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Chris Mendez‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's the purpose of dog boots?

I'm not actually asking about the fashion items, the kind celebrities buy for their dogs... but actual outdoor designed dog boots. What is the purpose of dog boots? Why / when would you use them?

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What to do with a wet dog while camping

I thought about this question a while ago and have yet to find an answer. We have a small two person tent, just enough for my wife and I, and our dog. The issue is drying said dog when it is rainin...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Dynadin‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are some heavy-duty alternatives to a long line for walking a dog on rugged terrain?

Ok so we've a Shetland Sheepdog, roughly 6kg for his max weight, and he has a pretty decent harness (as in you can pick him up from it and it doesn't hurt him, choke him etc) but he only has a dece...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Backpacking with a dog

Please note, this question covers different material than that in Camping with a dog for the first time. I've often seen...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you keep your dog cool while hiking on hot sunny days?

We have a black dog, and we can't really take him out hiking in the heat and sun because he can't cool down fast enough. How do you keep your dog cool when it's hot out and you're away from water? ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do dog life jackets have the same ratings as humans?

I'm looking into purchasing a dog life jacket for kayaking with our Shetland Sheepdog puppy, when he is fully grown (6months, he's currently almost 4months). Ideally this will be for rough water s...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can hunting dogs be trained to hunt multiple animals?

Basically, I am wanting my dog to retrieve birds, but also hunt rabbits and foxes. I may also want to use him to smell for blood trails from deer, elk, etc. Would this be possible, or would it just...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by dudebro‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Pack for carrying a puppy

I have planned a smaller lake trip for me, my girlfriend and our two dogs(10 year Labrador, 5 month Eurasier). What I didn't think of is the fact that the puppy might need to be carried for a part ...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Marcus Wigert‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I bring my dog with us to a Cabin

Recently my girlfriend and I were invited to go camping with our friends at a cabin in Flagstaff, Arizona. My buddies have already left and we're supposed to leave tomorrow to go and meet them up ...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Rayne‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Sleeping solutions when camping with dogs?

My dog enjoys hiking. I haven't taken her on any overnight trips yet, but would like to try some summer/fall backcountry camping with her (i.e., what I think Europeans call wild camping -- not car ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Ben Crowell‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the best way to break up a fight among dogs on a sled line?

Fights happen. Sled dogs have personalities that aren't always compatible... Is there a technique to breaking up a fight that will minimize risk of injury to both me and my dogs?

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Lost‭  ·  last activity 11y ago by System‭

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