Dog Places

We have a 100 pound Swiss Mountain Dog named Sedona who goes everywhere with us.  In the winter, he likes to walk in the snow and loves it when we go snowshoeing.  In the summer, he goes with us when we hike the Tahoe Rim Trail or to Nevada Beach to jump in Lake Tahoe. 

Lake Tahoe is a great area for a dog.  A couple of things people do not think about when they buy a place in this area and have a dog.  One, we have a ton of coyotes and there are too many stories of one coyote baiting a dog to follow it back to meet the pack.  Two, a yard with a 5 ft fence does not work very well when there is 6 feet of snow on the ground. 

If you have any questions about moving to the Heavenly North area with a dog please let us know.

Yelp Review Of Dog Friendly Places in South Lake Tahoe

Getting A Swiss Mountain Dog Around

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 in Backyard Activities, Blog, Dog Related, Why Lake Tahoe, Nevada | Comments Off on Getting A Swiss Mountain Dog Around

Here is a picture of how I get our 100 pound Swiss Mountain Dog around Lake Tahoe. I had a difficult time trying to figure out how to haul our dog Sedona with us around town and on trips.  From experience, I did not want the dog in the cab because Swiss Mountain Dogs get hair all over the entire vehicle.  So, I decided to get a truck with a canopy and put the dog in the bed of the truck.  Everybody knows about heat build up in vehicles and what it can do to dogs so I was worried about finding a way to monitor the temps.  In Lake Tahoe we have potentially dangerous hot and cold temperatures.  I went to the internet for help, but did not find anything.  Some suggested and electric heating blanket for the cold weather, but no good ideas for the heat. My solution for traveling with a dog in a truck and cap/ canopy- I chose the SnugTop brand of cap/ canopy because of the large windows on both sides that provide good air circulation for warm days.  I removed the screen on one window so Sedona can stick his head out (seen in picture). The truck and the cap/ canopy both have sliding windows so Sedona can stick his head into the cab of the truck and get involved with the family when he wants to—-I was hoping some of the air conditioning and/or heat from the truck would go through the sliders into the canopy, but I see zero proof this is happening at all.  Lastly, I purchased a wireless thermometer from Walmart for under $10.00 to help me keep track of the temperature in the back of the cap/ canopy at all times.  The sensor is placed in the bed area of the truck  and the digital monitor device is with me in the cab.  This gives me a good estimate of what the temperature is for our dog in the bed of the truck at all times. I hope this information can help you out.  If you have any questions please contact...

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Swiss Mountain Dog Looking for a Lift

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Blog, Dog Related, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Hiking, Why Lake Tahoe, Nevada | Comments Off on Swiss Mountain Dog Looking for a Lift

Here is our dog in the bucket of a tractor doing summer dirt work on Heavenly Mountain Resort. There are many hiking trails out the back door of the Heavenly North area.  This trail is above the Boulder and Stagecoach Lodges.  Lake Tahoe is a great area for dogs and dog owners.

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