The Dogs of Oregon Hikers

General discussions on hiking in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
BigBear
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Re: The Dogs of Oregon Hikers

Post by BigBear » October 23rd, 2017, 12:01 pm

"The day we brought him home picture" - oohhh, how precious. What a face.

At nine months, so how much furniture has he chewed up. Been buying new hiking boots each month, or do have a solid closet door that prevents canine entry? I could be wrong, but he has that "what trouble can I get into next" swagger.

RobFromRedland
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Re: The Dogs of Oregon Hikers

Post by RobFromRedland » October 23rd, 2017, 2:37 pm

BigBear wrote:"The day we brought him home picture" - oohhh, how precious. What a face.

At nine months, so how much furniture has he chewed up. Been buying new hiking boots each month, or do have a solid closet door that prevents canine entry? I could be wrong, but he has that "what trouble can I get into next" swagger.
He is actually a pretty good dog. He chewed up one pair of slippers, and has gnawed on a few pairs of shoes (but no real damage) - other than that, no real damage to the house or clothes or anything. He is just about a year old now and coming into his own. My wife and I were commenting we think his head is bigger now than his whole body was when we got him. Amazing how tiny he was....
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lia0x5
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Re: The Dogs of Oregon Hikers

Post by lia0x5 » April 28th, 2018, 3:13 am

I have a small beagle sized Hinze 57 that is also the shape of a tube. I use a collar at night and leash him up to a runner under my hammock. He has enough leash to get up into my hammock with me if I want but not so much that he gets into the tie-outs for the tarp. It does take some time training them to the collar if they are not use to it.

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Re: The Dogs of Oregon Hikers

Post by Waffle Stomper » May 2nd, 2018, 12:12 pm

lia0x5 wrote:
April 28th, 2018, 3:13 am
It does take some time training them to the collar if they are not use to it.
Consider a RuffWear harness. It has two straps that go under the chest and belly area. The leash attaches on top and it has the added bonus of a handle.

https://ruffwear.com/collections/harnes ... er-harness
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