Talking trail dogs, July 19

This Saturday, I will share some trail-tested wisdom from human-dog hiking duos during a presentation entitled Hiking with Dogs at the Washington Trails Association’s annual outdoor recreation festival, Trailsfest. Together with Craig Romano, author of Best Hikes with Dogs Inland Northwest, I’ll talk trail etiquette, dog gear, conditioning and other strategies for enjoying the great outdoors with a canine sidekick. Trailsfest is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rattlesnake Lake in North Bend, Wash. Hiking with Dogs begins at 2 p.m. in the Outdoor Classroom. I hope I’ll see you there, but keep in mind, folks are not encouraged to bring dogs to Trailsfest.


1 Response to “Talking trail dogs, July 19”

  1. 1 Linda G July 16, 2008 at 1:56 am

    I’m glad to see you offering this class. We lost our 3 year old golden retriever while hiking this summer in Robe Canyon near Granite Falls. She fell in the Stillaguamish River and drowned. We had let her off the leash just to cross a rough section of trail, intending to let her (and my son) find their own footing so not to make each other fall, when she dashed to the water for a drink, slipped and fell in.

    It was a hard lesson to learn to always, always, keep them on a leash!

    Linda Gorordo

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