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Many dog owners have the idea that meeting every dog you pass during a walk is an essential part of dog socialization.  It is not. On-leash greetings are actually the opposite of what you want to do. Rather, they are a great way to cause fights, reinforce poor behavior, and damage the bond between you …

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Stuck inside due to an injury, bad weather, or social isolation? During Coronavirus stay at home orders, I found myself at the crossroads of several factors that kept me from running: an annoying hamstring injury (mine), training (Sitka), and inability to go anywhere (Coronavirus).  I took advantage of the perfect storm and saw the benefit …

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This post is sponsored by Dexas International. You can trust that I have used the products mentioned here and am providing an honest opinion and recommendation. All opinions remain my own and I think Dexas is awesome. When Dave and I first met Riia, we saw immediately that she was a ball obsessed dog. She’d …

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You may be surprised to learn that your favorite hikes may contain several common plants, insects, and other parasites that are toxic to dogs. Before you head out on the trail, be sure you understand which are poisonous, especially if you’re hiking away from home in an unknown area. The information below includes some of …

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One of the main reasons we enjoy camping trips so much, aside from our love of sleeping outdoors snuggled in our sleeping bags in the tent, is because they are almost always dog-friendly. Most campgrounds welcome dogs and, unlike hotels, rarely have pet fees. Unless we are camping with a large group of friends or …

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