In general, our best advice regarding dogs is to to know and follow the rules whenever you take them along on an OUTventure. Doing so will help you keep your dog safe and ensure you don't receive a citation for your dog's presence where it is prohibited.
Outfitting our dogs with proper equipment increases their OUTventuring safety and comfort. Why would we not do that for them?
Dogs need us know them well, and to have a good understanding of how their age, ability, and attentiveness impact their capabilities. In other words, human, know your dog before taking it with you on your OUTventure.