Walking with a dog in the mountains is pleasant and exciting, and enables both dog and owner to experience moments of freedom, far removed from the city where space and rules are often limiting. However, it should not be forgotten that even for high-altitude trips, there are rules for the safety of both yourselves and other hikers.
Before heading out into the mountains with a dog, the owner should seek information on the regulations and prohibitions in the respective area. For example, in some natural areas, dogs are not allowed at all in order to protect the local fauna; in other locations, using a muzzle is mandatory; in some areas, it is possible to let your dog off the leash, as long as it behaves well and is not aggressive. In any case, owners should ensure that their dogs comply with the normal rules of canine education, such as coming when called, obeying the instruction to “stay”, and not disturbing other hikers who could be afraid of dogs. Lastly, if the itinerary includes the use of cableways, it is possible to bring your dog as long as it is held on a leash and has a muzzle (just as on public transport). Our four-legged friends can also accompany their owners on a chair-lift, as long as they can be easily carried, thus ensuring their complete safety.