Safely Enjoy Hiking with Your Dog This Summer

Summer is a beautiful time of year to go hiking in Colorado. If you bring your dog with you on an adventure into the mountains, there are certain precautions you should take. Not only do you need to make sure that your pooch will be safe on the hike, but you also should make sure you’ll be properly insured while on the trail. At AFI Insurance, we have a few tips for the former, and our independent insurance agents can help with the latter.

Keep Fido Safe on the Trail

Starting out, your pooch may seem invincible. As he goes sprinting along the trail, there may be no end to his enthusiasm in sight. Soon, though, a rigorous hike will wear on your dog, and there are dangers along the way. To ensure that he has a good time, take the following steps:

  • bring plenty of water for both you and your dog
  • administer a flea and tick medication before leaving
  • take breaks whenever your dog begins to pant and become hot

Make Sure You’re Insured

Even a nice dog may cause an injury to someone else on the trail, so you should insure yourself against this risk no matter how nice your dog is. Liability insurance for dog-related claims is available through some homeowners insurance policies.

At AFI Insurance, we have independent insurance agents who are licensed in Colorado. If you live in Denver, CO, they can help you find a homeowners insurance policy that includes coverage for your dog’s breed. With a proper insurance policy, you can charge up the trail after Fido without worrying about what harm he might cause. He probably won’t hurt anyone, but, if he does, we’ll make sure you’re properly insured.