Buyers Guide – What To Bring When Hiking With a Dog?


ItemBrand and model
1Dog backpackMountainsmith K-9
2Dog bell – warns humans (trail runners, mountain bikers and other hikers) and bears that there’s a dog coming up the trail. Also place one on your backpack to warn bears away too! Warner Bear Bell
3Dog bootiesRuffwear Grip Tex
4Dog bowl for water and food (collapsible)Ruffwear Quencher Cinch Top
5Dog first aid kitRC pet products pet First Aid Kit
6Dog food – freeze-dried (lightest option to carry, choice #1)Stella and Chewy’s Freeze-Dried Dog Food
7Dog food – freeze-dried (lightest option to carry, choice #2)Vital Essentials Grain Free
8Dog food – dehydrated (next lightest option to carry)Honest Kitchen Human Grade 
9Dog food biscuitsBlue Dog Bakery Natural Dog Treats
10Dog food treats (small pieces that can be kept in your pocket)Zuke’s Mini Naturals
11Dog food treats (strips of meat)Spot Farms All Natural Human Grade Chicken Strips
12Dog food energy barsZuke’s Power Bones
13Dog food jerkyBrutus and Barnaby Chicken Jerky
14Dog food storage (dry sacks for loose dog food and treats)Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack
16Dog harness (no pull)Ruffwear Front Range
17Dog harness (no pull) with handleRuffwear Web Master
18Dog leashRuffwear Crag leash
19Dog LED collarBlazin’ Safety LED Dog Collar
20Dog poop biodegradable bagsEarth Rated Dog Poop Bags
21Dog poop trowel for digging hole in the wildernessCoghlan’s Backpackers Trowel
22Dog water bottleHighwave AutoDogMug
23Paw waxMushers Secret
24Pet sunscreenEpi-Pet Sun Protector 
25Pet sunscreenWolfe & Sparky Natural