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Postby montana1000 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:11 pm

For those of you that take your dogs hiking with you what if anything do you all do for em afterwards. Like I usually take a couple aspirins. I know dogs motor around at least mine does and I make sure to give her tons of water but I can't really give her a beer to relax after, so does anyone give there dogs an aspirin or something else? Do dogs get a headache?
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Postby LuLuLuv » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:28 pm

I have a Good Times restaurant close. I will stop and get her a pawbender's treat. Made specifically for dogs, it's lowfat custard and doggie bones. She LOVES it!
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Postby cheeseburglar » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:46 pm

Giving a dog a treat after taking them hiking is like giving a man a massage after ... dinner?
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Postby Floyd » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:49 pm

Mine seem to like a 5 piece nuggets from Wendy's $0.99 menu while I put down my Triple Baconator.
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Postby rocky » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:35 pm

We always end the trek by going to the car for cookies and peanut butter... then home for a "tick-check" which turns into the best dog-rub ever!

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Postby Inky6900 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:26 am

I give my dog, Sawyer, Subway after most of our climbs...or a vanilla Dairy Queen ice cream cone.
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Postby Bean » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:42 am

I don't always take my dog ski mountaineering, but when I do, and I stop at goodtimes on the way home, I pick a pawbender for her.
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Postby LupinMorningwake » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:26 am

After any kind of big hike mine get to split some icecream with Zukes treats mixed in.
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Postby kushrocks » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:02 am

I spoil my dog with a big piece of chicken or steak. I like some of your ideas though. Has anyones dog gotten up Crestone Needle? Mine has done class three before including South Maroon Peak but I was wondering how she would do on the needle. Class 3 is as far as I will take her.
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Postby morganataltitude » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:41 am

In my opinion, Crestone Needle is easier than S. Maroon. It might be a tad steeper but the rock is wonderful. If your dog can do Maroon, then your dog can probably do the Needle.
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Postby JQDivide » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:21 am

My GSP always gets a packet of Tuna at the top, or when we stop for lunch.
And lots of treats afterward, and an occasional lap or two of beer.

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Re: Dogs

Postby EM_in_CO » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:08 pm

My Aussie Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) gets Old Mother Hubbard treats and water during and immediately following the hike. A Yoghund treat later on. This is all in addition to his daily meals.

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