For a truly relaxing hiking holiday with a dog good preparation is required above all. Even without mountains on the doorstep, the dog can be optimally prepared with long walks for the upcoming mountain adventures. Your four-legged friend should be able to cover distances of up to 20 kilometers on level terrain without any problems if you are planning a longer mountain tour. Additionally, the dog must understand the basic commands. Especially commands like "stay" and “come” are enormously helpful in the open terrain. The following applies: all situations that the dog already gets to know at home, can be mastered more confidently on the hike. The nice side effect of the holiday boot camp? Training together strengthens the bond and increases the anticipation of the holiday.