Long Haul Trekkers is an award-winning multi-media brand featuring a blog, shop, and courses (coming soon!) for the adventure dog parent. You’ll find content about trying new outdoor sports with your dogs, dog-friendly travel itineraries, gear reviews, and dog training tips.
Readers of my blog can find their next dog-friendly adventure, have confidence bringing their dog along on a new sport, and can trust my training advice because I have worked with professional trainers to create the ideal trail companion.
I am an advocate for balanced training methods because I have experienced first hand the freedom and safety they provide for my dog in the outdoors.
My in depth gear reviews include products I have personally tested myself, or that I have researched extensively. You won’t just find the top selling products on Amazon here. No, I vet everything I recommend, and if I wouldn’t buy it myself, I won’t recommend it to you.
The Foxey Doggo shop features exclusive designs as well as products made by pet industry entrepreneurs that pass my buying guidelines. You’ll find innovative products made by creative entrepreneurs, including women, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC that fall within the quadruple bottom line: People, Planet, Profit, Purpose.
Long Haul Trekkers has been featured in Adventure Cyclist Magazine, Bicycle Times, Travel Oregon, The Bark, and more.
Meet the Team
Jen is a single dog mom to Sitka and the owner of Long Haul Trekkers. She is also a freelance journalist and content marketing writer and author of the Falcon Guide The Ultimate Guide to Hiking with Dogs.
She has been a dog mom for over 10 years and has had pets throughout her life. Jen is an enthusiastic dog trainer wannabe who has soft spot for reactive dogs and loves working with them to shift their mindset and show them the world isn’t such a scary place, after all.
She lives in Bend, Oregon, where you can find her and Sitka trail running, exploring the mountains or enjoying a post-adventure craft beer. She’s also a damn good vegan cook and sourdough bread baker.
Sitka is a Red Heeler mix adopted from Hood River Adopt a Dog. He is a sweet boy with plenty of energy and spunk. A fence jumper in his first life, these days, he is learning the ropes of what it takes to be an adventure dog.
He loves the water and will hop in any river or lake, no matter the temperature. Unfortunately, he doesn’t feel the same way about bath time, despite his enjoyment of running through mud and puddles.
Sora was the dog who inspired this blog. She was an Australian Shepherd adopted from Family Dogs New Life in Portland, OR in 2008.
She joined Jen and Dave, her partner at the time, on their two-year bicycle trip across Europe and South America. After a recurring battle with cancer, she went to the Rainbow Bridge in 2018.
Sora traveled to nearly 30 countries on her adventures, graced the cover of a magazine and served as the face of adoption for an animal rights group in Medellin, Colombia.
Sora was the original adventure dog of the pack and inspired this blog. She was Jen’s heart dog and the love of her life.