National Walk Your Dog Week on October, 2017: Are you celebrating with your dog National Walk Your Dog Week? Have you take any walks yet?
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I had no idea it was National Walk Your Dog Day, but really folks should walk their dogs EVERY day! My pugs and I take a five mile hike in the redwood forest by our house every day. They love it and it helps keep all of us in shape.
Self-defense against dogs?
Here are a couple of links, with information on how to protect yourself and get away from a dog that is trying to attack you and do it correctly. I've never been in a situation either walking with my dogs or alone where I was attacked by a dog. Hopefully I won't ever be in that situation. Here's the links!
This link will tell you what you need to do if your a parent and you are in a situation,where you have to defend and protect your child from an attacking dog so there is less chance of anyone being seriously injured.
This link has information on how to teach a child how to defend and protect themselves against an aggressive dog, who is ready to attack or already attacking the child.
This link has information if you are a jogger or like to walk on how to protect yourself against a dog ready to attack or already attacking you.
There are so many ways someone can protect themselves, their children, other family member, their other pet, another person being attacked. You just have to educate yourself on it and know how to handle a situation like that, if unfortunately you ever happen to come across being attacked.
Which trail to hike in Shenandoah National Park with my dog?
The Rose River Loop would be a nice hike (dogs on a leash are welcome). It is a four-mile loop, (rated moderate due to the 900ft + ascent). It starts at mile marker 49.4 of Skyline Dr, in the central district of the Shenandoah National Park. You will see a number of pools and cascades, including Rose River Falls. You can also take a short side trip to Dark Hallow Falls.
Park at mile 49.4 at the Fishers Gap Overlook parking lot on the west side of Skyline Drive. Walk to the north end of the parking lot and cross the drive to the east. Go down the fire road to a cement post (very short distance). Turn left onto the Skyline-Big Meadows horse trail. It is blazed yellow at first, then veer right (0.6 mile) at another cement post. The horse trail goes left (north). You will go right and stay on the blue blaze Rose River Loop Trail. The Rose River Falls is about another 0.6 mile. At around 2.1 miles, you will cross a bridge and start following the Hogcamp Branch. This is where you start to ascent. At about 3 miles, you will come back to the fire road. You will go right to return to the Fishers gap Overlook parking lot. This is where you can take the short side trip (once on the fire road, just across the bridge on the left) to Dark Hollow Falls (0.3 miles).
Have fun, and be careful.