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lucky life of a Utah born Labrador Retriever. "Bubba",
he has traveled most of Utah and loves Moab the best!
We've posted some of his suggestions for a successful
Moab trip with your dog. Have a great time and prepare
for your Moab trip with your pet!
Bring one gallon of water for me to drink every day
besides yourself. Make me drink. If it's too hot outside
put me in doggy daycare. I don't want to die of heat
exhaustion today. I'm wearing a fur coat, you are
I love Negro Bill
Canyon and Hunter's
Canyon in the summer for hiking when it's hot.
I can swim and there is water running almost the entire
summer. Make sure to check for any leeches on me.
They are harmless but yucky. Bring a leash and be
considerate of other hikers who may think that a happy,
wet, muddy dog is not that appealing or who may frighten
younger hikers. If your dog is aggressive to other
dogs or humans put him/her in daycare or under leash
control. Don't leave me at your camping spot tied
up and alone.
Don't leave me in the car from May till October for
more than 5 minutes or I may die. It may be 68 degrees
farenheit outside but it could be 120+ in the car
very, very soon if it's sunny. I will die very quickly
in a hot car even if it is mild outside and the windows
are cracked. Dogs do die in Moab in vehicles of heat
exhaustion in relatively mild outside temps. Check
the weather forecast
and do not leave them in an enclosed vehicle!!!!
Don't let me chase a small, scraggly coyote into the
desert. He may be leading me to 15 of his healthy
buddies hiding 100 feet away who are going to kill
and eat me, slowly. In general, don't allow your dog
to chase any native wildlife.
Slickrock is fun for you but it wears my paws out
in a very short time and I will be limping in an hour.
It is like sandpaper to my paws. This WILL happen
to your dog if you let him spend time with you on
slickrock. Do not bring your dog with you on slickrock
trail rides or hikes for extended trips. Put me in
daycare or let me hang out at camp, attended with
friends when you want to ride/hike slickrock please.
Can you carry me for a long time??
Please consider how long your trip is going to
be, how fast I can run, how hot it is and how much
water/food you have for me. It'll be no fun if I'm
injured or die on your trip to Moab. I rely
on you for all decisions in regards to my safety.
Please plan accordingly.
Pack out my poop. Hey, I don't know how to
use a potty so I go just about anywhere. When I poop
out on our trip please pick it up in a plastic bag
and pack it out. Most trailheads have trash cans to
dispose of it when you get back from your day's activities.
Just think a few minutes about your trip. Moab is
hot and wild in the spring, summer and fall. If you
bring your dog take a few minutes to plan for him/her.
Make sure they have plenty of water, food, shade,
rest and the trip is within their ability. Check the
weather forecast and the high or low temperatures
for the duration. If it is too hot (85+ degrees F+
) plan on putting them in a kennel, daycare or leaving
them at home with friends. They rely on you completely
to make the right decisions for their safety. Planning,
caution and common sense will make for a fun, safe
trip for you and your pet.