Hi there, I'm new here. I'm posing this question here as I just can't seem to find a good enough answer online. I have a 5 year old chocolate labrador and my husband is going on a 26 mile walk/hike in a couple days and wondering if he should take our dog. It's going to be 12 miles of walking & temperatures may be in the 70's or low 80's. He's fairly athletic but as we live in the city it's not often he goes on really long walks but he gets to run off leash every day at the park. My husband recently did a 9 mile run with him and his paw pad was rubbed raw. It's healed now but can that sort of thing happen again from a long walk? My husband is going camping with friends, it'd be really nice if our dog could go with him but I don't want him to if it's going to be too much. What do you think? What would you do?