Baltimore/Washington Dog Hiking Resources
The following resources may be useful to you and your dog when planning a hiking trip. Links have been provided where possible. Choose from the following catagories:
General hiking and camping:
on the Trail - by Gary Hoffman
With Your Dog: Happy Trails - 3rd Edition, by Gary Hoffman
Wilderness Medicine, 5th Edition. Beyond First Aid, by
Wm. Forgey, M.D.
A Guide to Backpacking with Your Dog, by Charlene G.
Backpacking with Your Dog, A Nuts 'n' Bolts Guide, by Richard Lerner,
On the Trail With Your Canine Companion, Getting the Most out of Hiking
and Camping with Your Dog
Baltimore/Washington Area Guides:
Trails: A Guide for Hikers and Mountain Bikers, by by Bryan Mackay
Country walks near Baltimore, Fisher, Alan Hall
The Baltimore Trail Book, by James W. Poultney(Editor),
Suzanne Meyer Mittenthal
Open Learning Opportunities
Appalachian Trail Club
Offer hikes where dogs are permitted and also host regularly scheduled "Hound Hikes". Check the schedule listing on their home page for details.
Dog Powered Sports - A Baltimore company specializing in equipment and information for dog hiking, biking, skiing, rollerblading, sledding and carting. The site includes equipment for these activities as well as chat rooms and other tools for dog powered sports.
in College Park (MD), Bailey's Crossroads (VA) and others
R.C. Steele - (800) 872-3773 (New York). Has good selection of cages and general supplies such as bedding, leashes, etc. Also supplies for other animals, including fish.
Cherrybrook - (800) 524-0820 (New Jersey). Emphasis is mostly on dog supplies but they have some stuff for cats and other animals. Good selection of books & videos.
Omaha Vaccine - (800) 367-4444 (Nebraska). Emphasis on medications, but also offers toys, treats, specialty items, crates and supplies for other animals.
Dogwise Book Catalog - (800) 776-2665 (Washington) Especially good for basic training and popular activities such as obedience, tracking, agility, flyball, etc. Offers general interest books on animal health, breed characteristics, children & dogs, etc., and a scoring system telling which books are most frequently ordered.
K9TB Stuff On-Line - Two on-line companies offer K9TB shirts and accessories for you and your dog: Zazzle.com and CafeShops.com. These companies manufacture, sell, ship and keep the profits for these items. We just ask you to hike responsibly when wearing the K9TB logo!