What would you do to protect your Airedale Terrier?

I try to take my two Airedale terriers out on a hike, park, walk in town and around town, at least six days a week.

California Mountain Airedales - Protect your Airedale Terrier

Keeping in mind the Boy Scout’s saying of being prepared, and having had a few close calls and one actual attack on my prior Airedale Terrier, I try to be prepared to protect my dogs should the unexpected occur.

On yesterday’s hike with Annie and Teddy as we were going up the Cowles Mountain trail, a guy was coming down with his large dog off leash. As he got to about 10 feet from us he grabbed his dogs collar and hung on to it as we passed each other. Then, when he was a little farther down the trail I looked back and saw he released his dog again, as they were continuing down the trail. Continue reading “What would you do to protect your Airedale Terrier?”

California Airedale Terrier Sunrise Hike

17 years I’ve be hiking up this (Cowles Mtn.) mountain with Airedales. We have taken in many great sunsets over the Pacific, but until  December 12th., we never did a sunrise hike. This is our larger Airedale Terrier sunrise hike on Cowles Mountain in San Diego California.

California Mountain Airedales - Airedale Terrier Sunrise Hike

These larger Airedales are also known as Mountain Airedales because of their size. But, they certainly look forward to and enjoy all our mountain hikes. Continue reading “California Airedale Terrier Sunrise Hike”

Airedale Hike – Mission Trails Regional Park

Airedale Hike – San Diego Mission Trails Regional Park

Dog hiking in Mission Trails Regional Park at the river trail-head at Mission Gorge Road & Jackson Drive. This is a nice wide trail that goes down to the San Diego River. The river is usually dry in the summer. But, even with a little water, you can cross by going just a little west of the main crossing & avoid getting wet.

Now, the trail going up on the Tierrasanta side is steeper than the San Diego side, but, still easy. These trails are good for your dog especially late in the day, because they are mostly shaded from direct sun and they are really wide. Continue reading “Airedale Hike – Mission Trails Regional Park”

Airedale Terrier Hike 360

Insta360 One X Airedale Terrier Hike 360

This video is made using my new Insta360 One X camera. The video was shot at Cowles Mountain (the highest point in the city of San Diego) approaching the summit by coming up the Barker Way trail.

I tried to get my Airedale Terrier, Annie out for this hike about five days a week.  She really looks forward to it, enjoyed the exercise meeting new people and other dogs as well as occasionally seeing some San Diego wildlife. Because it can get pretty warm here in San Diego we usually do this hike late in the afternoon, and if it’s time just right, we can get up at the summit in time for a sunset over the Pacific Ocean Continue reading “Airedale Terrier Hike 360”