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Top 10 reasons to hike with a dog

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Re: Top 10 reasons to hike with a dog

Postby Dark Helmet » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:46 am

colokeith wrote:This is obviously a troll post intended for fun, but I am going to give a serious response.

I have two dogs that I hike with regularly. I don't take them on a lot of 14ers because they weigh 60lbs, and I don't feel like carrying them out if they get hurt. I have done easier peaks with them.

One of my dogs is fantastic off leash, she stays near me, and has 100% recall. She will stop on a dime even if chasing a squirrel , dog ... If she is on a leash she pulls and is generally annoying.
My other dog is very well behaved on a leash. I tie him to my pack and barely notice he is there. Despite two years of work he has poor recall, and I cannot trust him off leash even on remote trails. So my point is that hiking with dogs off leash is very dependent on the dog, and the relationship the owner has with that dog



kinda like hiking with people then? some of them need to be kept on-leash!

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Re: Top 10 reasons to hike with a dog

Postby DeucesWild » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:46 am

milan wrote:Most importantly they are an emergency source of food. You get stuck somewhere, get hungry, instead of eating another group member you start with his dogs :) . Even better if they are still hot.


I love hot dogs. But not hot schnauzers. I'm not eating one of those nasty yackers. Or a weiner dog for that matter. I can't take one of those seriously or understand why anyone would want one...

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kinda like hiking with people then? some of them need to be kept on-leash!


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Re: Top 10 reasons to hike with a dog

Postby colokeith » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:55 am

milan wrote:Most importantly they are an emergency source of food. You get stuck somewhere, get hungry, instead of eating another group member you start with his dogs :) . Even better if they are hot.


If you hike with a Great Dane you could also bivy inside it like Bear Grylls did with this camel (yes he is a toolbag)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysat-igQi44
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Re: Top 10 reasons to hike with a dog

Postby milan » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:03 am

colokeith wrote:
milan wrote:Most importantly they are an emergency source of food. You get stuck somewhere, get hungry, instead of eating another group member you start with his dogs :) . Even better if they are hot.


If you hike with a Great Dane you could also bivy inside it like Bear Grylls did with this camel (yes he is a toolbag)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysat-igQi44


Yeah, I saw that, another great idea :)

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Re: Top 10 reasons to hike with a dog

Postby scalba123 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:14 am

anna wrote:Bill, perhaps it's time you add to your .com collection with one of the following...

14erdogs.com
poochesonpeaks.com
peakpetpals.com


:mrgreen:


screwuihaveadog.com
mydogisbetterthanu.com

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Re: Top 10 reasons to hike with a dog

Postby bpko » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:18 am

cheeseburglar wrote:.Dog owners, chip in and explain to the public why your dog(s) hike with you!


Because I have no friends and my dog must do what I say.
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Re: Top 10 reasons to hike with a dog

Postby edhaman » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:49 am

I have to keep my dog on-leash because she is much better than me at finding the way back to the car, and if she was off-leash she would be to the car hours before me (assuming I didn't get lost).

Re: Top 10 reasons to hike with a dog

Postby MonGoose » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:56 am

"And – and so we – we took a concerted effort to go out and find dogs who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our family. I went to a number of rescue groups and said, ‘Can you help us find canines,’ and they brought us whole binders full of dogs."

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Re: Top 10 reasons to hike with a dog

Postby colokeith » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:03 am

MonGoose wrote:"And – and so we – we took a concerted effort to go out and find dogs who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our family. I went to a number of rescue groups and said, ‘Can you help us find canines,’ and they brought us whole binders full of dogs."


LMFAO!!! Well played sir

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Re: Top 10 reasons to hike with a dog

Postby metalmountain » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:04 am

MonGoose wrote:"And – and so we – we took a concerted effort to go out and find dogs who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our family. I went to a number of rescue groups and said, ‘Can you help us find canines,’ and they brought us whole binders full of dogs."


You win the intertubes today sir... =D>
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Re: Top 10 reasons to hike with a dog

Postby DeucesWild » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:06 am

MonGoose wrote:"And – and so we – we took a concerted effort to go out and find dogs who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our family. I went to a number of rescue groups and said, ‘Can you help us find canines,’ and they brought us whole binders full of dogs."


And then we picked our favorite, and intoduced him to his new home in a crate on the top of our car.

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Re: Top 10 reasons to hike with a dog

Postby Dark Helmet » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:12 am

MonGoose wrote:"And – and so we – we took a concerted effort to go out and find dogs who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our family. I went to a number of rescue groups and said, ‘Can you help us find canines,’ and they brought us whole binders full of dogs."



only funny parody I've seen of this thus far...


well struck sir.

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