I love dogs, and many of you do, too. With cooler weather I am seeing many more dogs on the trails. If you bring your dog, understand this:
The most common violation cited by park police officers at The Rock is 'dogs not leashed.' There is a fine.
You know how lovable and friendly your own dog is, but not everyone is like you. Some people are actually afraid of your dog!
Pack it in, pack it out. The park has provided plastic bags to assist you in this. Don't think you can stash that bag of poop under a rock and I won't see it.
Take fido something to drink. Don't let him drink out or wade in the vernal pools up top.
Appreciate your dog for loving you when no one else will.