Skip to main content

Questions tagged [dogs]

Questions including reference to domestic dogs, this may also refer to working dogs or hounds.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
81 votes
12 answers

Should I run if I see wild dogs?

Feral dogs appear to be dangerous. Should I be running if I come across one, or should I stand fast and defend myself? They are a social animal, so they will be in a pack almost all the times.
Josh's user avatar
  • 1,163
29 votes
5 answers

Camping with a dog for the first time

In a few months my fiance and I will be joining two friends camping. My friends chocolate labrador will be joining us for the weekend. My fiance and I, whilst both dog lovers, have no experience ...
Aravona's user avatar
  • 15.4k
11 votes
1 answer

Sleeping solutions when camping with dogs?

My dog enjoys hiking. I haven't taken her on any overnight trips yet, but would like to try some summer/fall backcountry camping with her (i.e., what I think Europeans call wild camping -- not car ...
user avatar
48 votes
12 answers

How do I make people not be afraid of me and my dogs?

I like to hike, and I have two large dogs (German Shepherd, Presa Canario). After a long hike I look reasonably homeless (long hair, unshaven, muddy). Combined with two large, potentially dangerous ...
Censored to protect the guilty's user avatar
38 votes
6 answers

Do I still need to hang my food if I have two large dogs?

I have two large dogs - a German Shepherd and a Presa Canario. I hike alone with my dogs in black (not grizzly) bear country. Do I still need to hang my food? Or will the three of us be able to ...
Censored to protect the guilty's user avatar
31 votes
13 answers

Knife as defense against stray dogs

Some places I travel to have stray dogs in the city. Can a knife be used effectively if attacked by one or more of them? I've had creepy close encounters.
amphibient's user avatar
  • 4,053
28 votes
2 answers

How to calculate backpacking food requirements for a dog

So I know how to calculate how many additional calories a day I need while backpacking. My question is how do I calculate how much food my dog will need while backpacking. I'm hoping for a general ...
Justin C's user avatar
  • 3,515
19 votes
4 answers

How to deal with dogs on public hiking trails?

I occasionally try hiking or cycling, and I notoriously have to deal with the silly issue of dogs roaming freely through villages, even on public trails. Until now, never have I been threatened by a ...
gaazkam's user avatar
  • 525
13 votes
2 answers

What to do with a wet dog while camping

I thought about this question a while ago and have yet to find an answer. We have a small two person tent, just enough for my wife and I, and our dog. The issue is drying said dog when it is raining. ...
Dynadin's user avatar
  • 3,155