• Man with golden retriever pup in backpack
    Hiking,  Puppies,  Training

    Hiking with a Puppy

    We all envision getting our puppy and hitting the trail for a fun adventure.  Here are a few facts and tips to know about hiking with your pup. Puppies are growing at a rapid rate during their first year.  There bones, joints and muscles are growing and changing rapidly as they move through puppyhood into adolescence.  One of the biggest concerns for both dogs and humans alike can be the repetitive movements that hiking or running on surfaces can have on our joints.  Dogs can get a torn or ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligament.  The ligament connects the back of the femur (the bone above the knee) with the tibia (the…