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Re: My Lab on Missouri Concern

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:27 pm
by MaxmimumMills4
Unpopular opinion I think you should almost never bring a dog on 14er. There are a million ways for them to get hurt and they can’t tell you “my head hurts I think I might be getting altitude sickness”. Same thing goes for skiing with a dog running next to you. Just this last winter I saw a dog get both back Legs sliced open by a skier who wanted to look sweet for the gram.

Re: My Lab on Missouri Concern

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:36 pm
by two lunches
MaxmimumMills4 wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:27 pm Unpopular opinion I think you should almost never bring a dog on 14er. There are a million ways for them to get hurt and they can’t tell you “my head hurts I think I might be getting altitude sickness”. Same thing goes for skiing with a dog running next to you. Just this last winter I saw a dog get both back Legs sliced open by a skier who wanted to look sweet for the gram.
HYOH

Re: My Lab on Missouri Concern

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:39 pm
by yaktoleft13
MaxmimumMills4 wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:27 pm Unpopular opinion I think you should almost never bring a dog on 14er. There are a million ways for them to get hurt and they can’t tell you “my head hurts I think I might be getting altitude sickness”. Same thing goes for skiing with a dog running next to you. Just this last winter I saw a dog get both back Legs sliced open by a skier who wanted to look sweet for the gram.
You're right, that is both unpopular and very much an opinion.

Re: My Lab on Missouri Concern

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:47 pm
by MaxmimumMills4
stephakett wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:36 pm
HYOH
yaktoleft13 wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:39 pm
You're right, that is both unpopular and very much an opinion.
He asked an online forum for opinions lol

Re: My Lab on Missouri Concern

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:49 pm
by yaktoleft13
Sorry, you're right, I gave an objective response. My bad.

An opinion would have been "your opinion is a bad one and you should feel bad."

Re: My Lab on Missouri Concern

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:02 pm
by MaxmimumMills4
https://www.lonetreevet.com/blog/can-pe ... -sickness/

Took me 3 seconds to google. This vet says don’t do it unless your dog is acclimated and well trained.

Re: My Lab on Missouri Concern

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:06 pm
by yaktoleft13
MaxmimumMills4 wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:02 pm https://www.lonetreevet.com/blog/can-pe ... -sickness/

Took me 3 seconds to google. This vet says don’t do it unless your dog is acclimated and well trained.
Yeah, but like, duh? Of course not. But how does that advice translate to "almost never bring a dog on a 14er"?

That being said, I don't bring my dog on many 14ers, far too crowded. 13ers, on the other hand, are dog paradises

Re: My Lab on Missouri Concern

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:12 pm
by TomPierce
yaktoleft13 wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:06 pm
MaxmimumMills4 wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:02 pm https://www.lonetreevet.com/blog/can-pe ... -sickness/

Took me 3 seconds to google. This vet says don’t do it unless your dog is acclimated and well trained.
Yeah, but like, duh? Of course not. But how does that advice translate to "almost never bring a dog on a 14er"?

That being said, I don't bring my dog on many 14ers, far too crowded. 13ers, on the other hand, are dog paradises
Or maybe just leave it at "know your dog, make an informed decision that suits your dog"?

I don't have to worry about such nonsense, I'm the proud owner of a Mountain Pug. He scales the heights (2m/hr), and on technical terrain I can stuff him into a crack and girth hitch his chubby body. Great pro on 5th class terrain.

-Tom

Re: My Lab on Missouri Concern

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:24 pm
by MaxmimumMills4
yaktoleft13 wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:06 pm

Yeah, but like, duh? Of course not. But how does that advice translate to "almost never bring a dog on a 14er"?

That being said, I don't bring my dog on many 14ers, far too crowded. 13ers, on the other hand, are dog paradises
You might think that this is obvious but almost nobody acclimatizes their dog properly. They just drive from Texas and roll up Quandry. You sound like a good hiker and a good dog owner but just look at this article from a week ago- people don’t understand what their dogs can do and it ends up as a disaster.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/denver.cbs ... ike/%3Famp

Re: My Lab on Missouri Concern

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:38 pm
by painless4u2
MaxmimumMills4 wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:24 pm
You might think that this is obvious but almost nobody acclimatizes their dog properly. They just drive from Texas and roll up Quandry.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/denver.cbs ... ike/%3Famp
Funny, the article said nothing about the dogs coming from Texas. Or about poor acclimatizing. Huh.

Re: My Lab on Missouri Concern

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:12 pm
by oldmanforest
OldDude wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:12 am Appreciate the feedback. I think I'll do MO sans dog. What's you opinion for him on Belford and Oxford via Elkhead pass route -- if it's still there after hearing of slides last week?
Bel/Ox would be no problem for a dog, via the pass or the standard Belford route.

Re: My Lab on Missouri Concern

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:58 pm
by OldDude
oldmanforest wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:12 pm
OldDude wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:12 am Appreciate the feedback. I think I'll do MO sans dog. What's you opinion for him on Belford and Oxford via Elkhead pass route -- if it's still there after hearing of slides last week?
Bel/Ox would be no problem for a dog, via the pass or the standard Belford route.
Thot that question slipped thru the cracks so thanks. I was thinking of the pass route vs standard not for the dog but for my battered knees.