Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: was Virginia, now England
Keeping dog safe during hikes/walks
For those who walk their dogs in fields and forests a lot, how do you keep your dog from getting scratched with brambles, thorns or nettles (or even random strands of barbed wire irresponsibly thrown into the undergrowth)? Besides, obviously, keeping her away from noticeable patches of brambles, etc and recalling her when she heads for them, which I do. Is this just a location hazard or is there anything else I can do to reduce the risk? Same question regarding thorns in paws, cut paws from rocks and flints, etc. Thanks in advance!