youdidwhatwithyourwienerJust like dogs. adventure can come in all shapes and sizes. You define adventure by what it means to you. Show us how you and your pup define adventure by posting a picture and tagging it with #WoofingAdventure. Through January 7th, doing that will enter you into our contest for a chance to win a Webmaster Harness from @Ruffwear for your pup and a @getcairn subscription box for yourself. Check out my previous post for details and rules.😃
- oztheterrierGreat #WoofingAdventure shot! You have such great places to hike
- youdidwhatwithyourwiener@oztheterrier Thanks. I'm jealous you can camp all year round 😄😘
- adventurehoundzI love your posts @ydwwyw.adventurejess, I stumbled upon your blogs as I was looking for information on hiking the A.T. (which I'm planning on doing next spring and I'm planning on bringing my sausage), I was wondering if you have done many lengthy trips with yours and if so do you have any suggestions on best food? He's already very fit but he will definitely be doing a lot more on a 7month track like that. He's already eating a top performance food but will need more calories and protein, and I'll obviously be hoping not to just bring double the food for him. Let me know if you have any suggestions and keep up the wiener love ✌💖
- youdidwhatwithyourwienerHi @franktheadventurehund. Glad you found our blog :) The longest hike we've done so far was 30 miles. I'll be doing 72 later this summer with Gretel though. We'll be bringing freeze died raw food from #TruDogRawFood (you'll have to Google it as they are not on IG). It's lightweight and has a great percentage of fats and protoien for sustaining energy. A dog sports nutritionist told me that 30% protien and 20% fat is good. I think TruDog has that fat and 40%. If you've been feeding kibble, it's probably higher calorie than your pup's normal food. Just be sure to transition to any new food at least a few weeks before your trip.
- adventurehoundzAwesome @ydwwyw.adventurejess thanks for the tips, I looked them up they seem fantastic, I was also wondering if you had any advice for the paws, I know mine gets raw if we do too many miles on hard ground, but I haven't found any appropriate footwear for him other then the thin balloon style booties which don't offer much padding on rough terrain
- youdidwhatwithyourwiener@franktheadventurehund booties for dachshunds are really hard. If you can even find one that will fit their fat Paws and skinny ankles, they may offer no real traction. That can be almost more dangerous than not having boots on at all... especially in the snow. The best recommendation I have is to walk your dog frequently on pavement so it toughens up their paws and apply musher's Secret. The rest just comes down to being careful and checking their paws often.
- adventurehoundzGood idea, we hike a lot but it's always on softer forest ground or occasional smooth rock (I hate walking on the sidewalks) but I'll try to incorporate it into the routine more offen and I'll look up that product, happy trails! Feel free to tag us in any new products you discover
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