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9 Reasons to Say No to On-Leash Greetings + What to Do Instead

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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20 Indoor Dog Activities to Get Your Pup Adventure Ready

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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Using Fetch to Manage Your Ball Obsessed Dog

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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Do You Know Which Trail Dangers are Toxic to Dogs?

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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How to Plan a Spontaneous Camping Trip with Your Dog

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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Answers to Common Questions about Taking Dogs Camping

If you’re thinking about taking your dogs camping on your latest outdoor adventure, you probably have a ton of questions about what gear to bring, where your dog sleeps, and what to do with their poop and so much more. Adding your four-legged friend to the party certainly requires a bit more planning, additional gear, …

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