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Author - Jen Sotolongo

Hello! I'm Jen. I'm a writer, photographer, dog mom, and outdoor enthusiast. When I'm not writing about awesome ways to get outside with your dog, I'm probably out for a long trail run. I also fancy myself a pretty decent vegan cook, and am always happy to whip up a batch of cookies for friends. I am based in the Pacific Northwest and I never leave home without my dogs.

We love e-collar training so we can go on off-leash hikes!

9 E-Collar Training Myths: Busted

This post contains affiliate links. Like many, I once believed that e-collar training was cruel. I thought positive reinforcement was the only right way to train a dog, until I had Laila. As much as I learned and worked with her, she just wasn’t as responsive to the training as I needed[...]

Celebrate Dog Mom's Day with these great Etsy finds

Dog Mom’s Day Etsy Gift Guide

This post contains affiliate links. Dogs count as children when it comes to Mother’s Day, right? In my book, absolutely. In fact, Dog Mom’s Day is even now a national holiday, celebrated the second Saturday in May. Luckily for all those dog moms out there, Etsy is full of[...]

A dog paw wax like Musher's Secret can protect a dog's paws from harsh elements.

Top Natural Dog Paw Wax Picks

This post contains affiliate links. Harsh weather conditions like snow and ice, heat, or rough surfaces like sand can burn, tear, or cut your dog’s paws. Dog paw wax provides a barrier between your dog’s paw and the surface, protecting them from damage. Musher’s Secret[...]