BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS, WITH OR WITHOUT DOGS
Being a considerate dog parent means more than following rules and cleaning up after Rover. Dog travel is a privilege that we must carefully protect. Your furry friend may be a gentle soul who would never hurt a fly, let alone a human. Still, some people have had bad experiences with dogs. They might panic if an unleashed pup runs toward them. Some dogs are sensitive to other dogs, as well.
Leash up if you’re sharing the trail with pups or people who seem hesitant, whether they’re on foot or on wheels. (And, always use a leash around horses.) Acting with awareness and allowing others to enjoy the serenity of nature is key to preserving public access for dogs.