Blue Ridge Humane Society and Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site are partnering to provide a new series of videos for pet owners to guide them through the steps and preparation for safe and fun hiking with their dog.

The videos will feature recommendations from Crystal Tysz, CPDT-KA, the Training and Behavior Manager for the Blue Ridge Humane Society. The series will begin on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 with a special Virtual Visitors Center Q&A hosted on Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site’s Facebook page. Videos will be released weekly, with subjects ranging from how to know if you and your dog are ready to hike, hiking in the heat, trail etiquette, and more.

“We’re excited to partner with the Blue Ridge Humane Society so dogs and their humans can have safe, fun, and “pawsitive” experiences on public trails,” said Park Superintendent Polly Angelakis.

“Hiking is a great activity for everyone. We are happy to do our part to educate pet owners on the small steps they can take to make hiking a safe and enjoyable activity for themselves, their pets, and other trail users.” said Blue Ridge Humane Society Executive Director Angela Prodrick.

Join us online on Wednesday, August 12th , 1pm-3pm EST, on the Carl Sandburg Home NHS’s Facebook page and start, or learn more about ways to improve, your pet hiking adventure!

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, located in Flat Rock, NC, is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.  Weekdays are less busy than weekends. For parking options, visit www.nps.gov/carl/planyourvisit/parking.htm.  For further information call 828-693-4178 or visit www.nps.gov/carl.