The Trail Hound’s Handbook aims to turn children on to nature and hiking by introducing them to the highly skilled, naturally enthusiastic trail guide that is the family dog. The book reinvents the hiking guidebook as a pet-focused, outdoor activity guide for children and their families. With a lighthearted voice and a slew of fun facts, the format provides immediate pay-off to the curious hiking novice and dog-loving kid, as well as valuable, common-sense skills to support a lifetime of outdoor adventure. The book’s companion website, KidsHikeDogsHike.com invites young trail hounds to share their own dog-powered adventures with the world. Like the book, the website aims to keep the topic fun and dynamic, offering select news, and useful resource links, as well as fun, related videos and activities.