Adventuring with your dog is one of the most rewarding things you can do with your furry friend. There’s a lot to take into consideration before you hit the trail or wander off into the woods together. That’s why I’m here to share with you what I pack for outdoor adventures with dogs.
Plus, I include a few tips and tricks to prepare your pup for the fun that awaits them!
Checklist of What to Pack When Adventuring with Dogs
There are a few things that I carry with me at all times when I take the dogs out on an adventure. These are my non-negotiable items to pack. This list of gear has helped me make it through some of our more strenuous activities.
We want to ensure our dogs are safe and in good adventure shape while we’re on the trail or paddling down the river.
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Adventure Dog Checklists
A shopping list with direct links to my recommended items is included at the end of this post.
This is my list of essential items for adventuring with dogs:
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In addition to the essentials, there are other things that I like to bring with me. This list may vary slightly, depending on the type of adventure we’re planning.
The following list includes a few of the things I like to bring based on the climate and terrain.
Top Tips to Prepare Your Dog for Outdoor Adventures
Some dogs take to the trail or kayak easily, while others need more time to adjust. One of the biggest challenges that comes with training your dog to love adventures is just that…training.
With two more dogs in our pack, it’s been interesting to see how each dog reacts to learning new things related to our adventures.
Here are a few of my tried and true tricks I use to help the dogs adjust to adventure trips outside:
Shopping List for Recommended Outdoor Dog Gear
To help you easily find these must-have items to pack for your adventures, I am including direct links to the products I recommend. These are based on my many years of camping and hiking with my dog family. I hope this list helps you get out there to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle!
£75.99 (£75.99 / count)Pros:
- Designed specifically for dogs
- Padded, reinforced top handle
- High performance rip-stop fabric
- Foam-padded straps
- Available in various colors and sizes
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Easily attach to belt, backpack straps, or dog collar/harness with a hook and loop closure to alert wildlife you're in area. Magnet in bag silences bell when not in use.
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Real-time tracking to locate and track dog anywhere. Subscription required.Pros:
- Real-time tracking
- No distance limit
- Battery-operated with battery life up to 15 days
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- Panels designed to move with dog
- Adjustable neck
- Durable webbing made for water use
- Handle for helping dog if needed
- Reflective accents for low light conditions
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Get Outside With Your Dog
Once your dog is comfortable with outdoor adventures, the only thing left to do is get outside! And enjoy the journey!
Let us know your favorite ways to adventure with your dog. We would love to hear from you!
Erin is rooted in South Dakota, but wanders every chance she gets to see the beauty that nature holds. From hiking to climbing, there’s not an adventure she’ll turn down.
After renovating her 1976 Airstream Argosy, Erin knows the ins and outs of living life on the road and trailer maintenance.
Whether she’s on the road with her dog and partner or at home curled up with a good book, Erin is always planning her next adventure because life is meant to be lived outdoors.