I have been a geocacher for many years and I volunteer for the geocaching.com website. I also have involved my dogs in the game.
Geocaching is a high tech treasure hunt game in which players use a GPS device or a GPS smart phone app to find containers hidden in parks and woods. Players take part by hiding “caches” consisting of a watertight container that holds a logbook and perhaps a few family friendly trinkets and toys. The coordinates for the location of the cache are uploaded to the geocaching website where other players then use the information to find the cache, sign the log, and trade items in it. It is a fun family friendly activity that gets you outdoors and takes you to new places. I highly recommend trying it!
Geocaching is also a great outdoor activity for your dog. If your dog likes to hike and explore, geocaching can be a fun activity for you to enjoy with your pet. Indeed, many geocachers take their dogs with them on cache hunts.
If you would like to try geocaching, visit geocaching.com to get started. There, you can find geocaches to find for yourself and learn the rules of the game. For example, caches are never buried and are not hidden in places or ways that are likely to cause problems. Pick a nearby cache, head out with your dog, sign the log, trade some trinkets, and have some fun! You can also find geocaching events where you can meet people involved with the game.
Here are 24 dogs geocaching to give you an idea of the fun to be had!
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