A Bark In The Park – Northern Virginia: The 20 Best Places To Hike With Your Dog
by Doug Gelbert
published by Cruden Bay Books at Smashwords
Copyright 2010 by Cruden Bay Books
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BEFORE YOU HIT THE TRAIL...
Hiking With Your Dog
So you want to start hiking with your dog. Hiking with your dog can be a fascinating way to explore the Mid-Atlantic region from a canine perspective. Some things to consider:
Hiking can be a wonderful preventative for any number of physical and behavioral disorders. One in every three dogs is overweight and running up trails and leaping through streams is great exercise to help keep pounds off. Hiking can also relieve boredom in a dog’s routine and calm dogs prone to destructive habits. And hiking with your dog strengthens the overall owner/dog bond.