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7 Tips to Keep Your Trail Dog Cool in Hot Weather

Summertime is undoubtedly one of the most popular seasons for hiking. Those of us who hike with our pups need to be cognizant of the temperature and know how to keep a dog cool in hot weather. According to the Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART), some of the most frequent calls are for overheated …

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7 Helpful Tips for Hiking with a Dog with Leash Reactivity

Hiking with a dog that has leash reactivity can be extremely frustrating. From owners who do not obey leash laws to those who allow their dogs off leash with no recall, finding safe spaces to enjoy the outdoors with your dog takes work, skill, and planning. Other dog owners may tell you that your dog …

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Freeze-Dried and Dehydrated Dog Foods for Backpacking

This post contains affiliate links. Figuring out what food to pack for yourself for a backpacking or camping trip can be a struggle. At least I know it is for me! But it doesn’t need to be for your dog. Fortunately, there are a ton of great, high quality, freeze-dried and dehydrated dog foods available …

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Why You Need Eye Protection for Your Dog + Dog Goggles Recommendations

This post contains affiliate links. I never thought much about eye protection for dogs until we were in a teeny, tiny village on the Chile/Bolivia border preparing to pedal across the Salares de Coipasa and Uyuni. We kept reading read about the importance of sun protection for ourselves, given the 12,000-foot altitude and the stark …

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Learning to Love Hiking in the Rain + Gear Guide

We’re just entering fall in the Pacific Northwest, which means the rainy weather isn’t all that far away. Hiking in the rain scares off a lot of people, however I don’t mind. If I waited until the rain stopped, I wouldn’t go outside for five months. So, it’s just something I accept so that we …

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