Pittsburgh's climate changes with the seasons, so always check the forecast before going on your walk with your pet. The fall and spring months are ideal for afternoon walks as the temperatures are pleasant. Try to plan morning walks in the summer before temperatures rise in the afternoon, heating sidewalks and making it dangerous for puppy paws. As for the winter, it depends on any snowstorms or freezing temperatures, so check it out before you head out!
The amount of hills depends on the street you walk down. If you want to avoid as many hills as possible, try to walk more east to west and particularly along Centre Avenue. Most of the hilly roads intersect Centre Ave. and its parallel streets. However, if it's a particularly hot day, prepare yourself with comfortable shoes and plenty of water for you and your pup!
If you're willing to venture out of the neighborhood, the Downtown Dog Park is only a 20-minute walk west of the center of Crawford-Roberts and offers an open, fenced-in space for your pet to romp around. A little closer is the Bedford Reservoir Parklet and the Kennard Playground, two extensive parks that offer some walking paths.