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Hiking Essentials for Your Dog

dog on trailThere are few things that can beat a great summer hike with friends and your trusted dog by your side. With so many great trails to explore in the greater Lewisville area, it makes sense that our residents love to get out and explore. Whether you’re new to hiking in Texas or you consider yourself a bit of a pro, hiking with a dog can be a bit unpredictable. Make sure you’re ready for any situation and that your dog has the best time ever with our list of hiking essentials!

Hiking Essentials Every Dog Needs

Bring a dog pack. Since you’ve already got your own pack full of water, snacks and clothing essentials, give your dog their very own pack to carry some of their essentials with them. Find a pack that fits their size and frame and be sure to load it evenly to avoid any aches and pains. Fill their pack with treats, extra poo bags and a water bowl so that you can rehydrate them every time your group takes time to rest on the trail.

Try trail boots. Depending on the weather and the terrain of your hiking trail, it may be necessary to outfit your dog with hiking booties as well. They may look silly to you, but dog boots can protect your dog’s paws from extremely hot and cold surfaces and help to give them traction as they climb rocks and other obstacles on your hike.

Implement leash training. It’s important to pay close attention to the trail rules on each hike you take. If the trail allows your dog to be off-leash, make sure that you feel comfortable enough to let them go and quickly call them back as needed. For trails that require dogs to be kept on a leash, you’ll want to avoid lots of tugging and dangerous situations where their lead can become tangled.

Enjoy the Trail with Your Pup This Summer

With so many great trails nearby, our residents love getting outdoors! Visit us online today for more information on the available floor plans at our pet-friendly apartments in Lewisville.

How to Host a Tailgating Party

No matter what the season or which sport has the spotlight, taking party time on the road with a tailgating party is a great way for residents in apartments in Lewisville to cheer on their favorite team. Make your party checklist using these helpful tips.

Tailgating Party Tips

Food

Food is foremost and you’ll want to offer everything from snacks and beverages to side dishes and the main course. Also consider adding a few items for guests who are vegetarians or have special dietary needs.

Prepare whatever possible a day ahead such as salads, casseroles, desserts and marinating meat or preparing hamburger patties. Check that there’s enough condiments – mustard, ketchup, diced onions, buns, salad fixings and dressing, dips, chips and salsa.

Bring plenty of paper plates, plastic forks and cups, napkins, paper towels and garbage bags. You’ll also want to include a first-aid kit, toilet tissue, coolers for beverages and perishable items and grilling equipment and utensils.

Entertainment

Entertainment keeps the party going while waiting for the game to start. Depending on the age group, you’ll want to have games and activities that everyone can play. Choose some fun activities such as horseshoes, trivia games, ring toss, checkers and board games.

Guest Comfort

Comfort is key especially when it’s time to sit down for a bite to eat. The time of year is also an important factor when tailgating, so be sure to pick a site with access to electrical outlets.

Bring a tent or shade canopy, folding chairs, tables and table clothes and bug repellent. Depending on the time of year, bring portable fans or heaters and include a portable TV, or two.

With the AT&T Stadium less than 45 minutes away from our community in Lewisville, Texas, residents have access to some of the best sporting events in town. Contact our leasing staff about coming home to our amenity-filled, pet-friendly community featuring designer 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments.