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Your Guide To Dog-Friendly Camp Sites in Colorado

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Photo: @_ends_of_the_earth_ If you're opting to spend some time with your furbaby in the snow-capped mountain peaks of Colorado, with sparkling lakes, vibrant rocky outcrops, you'll find that the stunning scenery will keep you coming back year after year. The Centennial State draws upwards of 85 million tourists each year. Even Colorado's "metropolitan" areas feature lush green spaces and natural attractions that keep folks returning year after year. Denver is one of the most populated cities in Colorado, but that doesn't stop its citizens from spending time in nature. The city boasts a great surrounding area for enjoying outdoor activities all year long.  A popular activity is camping! With many dog-friendly campsites to choose from, you can enjoy these great...

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Tips for Safe Hiking with Your Dog in Extreme Weather

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Hiking with your dog is a wonderful exercise and one of the best ways to keep fit with your family. With dogs being the best companions for outdoor adventures, you’ll need to take into consideration all the necessary dog hiking equipment as well as extreme weather conditions to ensure the best outdoor hiking experience.     Your dog also needs to be well-trained to avoid any mishaps during hikes. In this blog, we will discuss how to keep your dog safe during extreme weather conditions.   Hiking Safety Tips Keeping your pup safe during all outdoor hikes with your pup should be a key consideration. Check with your vet to make sure that your dog is fit enough to go on...

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The Ultimate Dog Guide for Hiking & Camping with Dogs

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Photo: @kiba.aussie   If you're like us, you probably want to bring your dog with you wherever you go. There's nothing quite like hiking outdoors with your furry best friend and spending a few nights out camping. But before you do so, you'll need to have the right outdoor dog hiking gear to keep you both safe and to ensure that you'll both have the best time out. As avid dog hiking gurus, we've prepared the best Ultimate Dog Guide for Hiking & Camping with Dogs in 2021.    Table of Contents: Getting Started: Hiking With Your Dog Best Dog Breeds For Hiking  How To Train Your Adventure Dog Join a Hiking Group Choosing A Dog-Friendly Hiking Trail How to...

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6 Reasons Why Your Dog Should Wear a Bandana

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Photo: @dogswiss Dog bandanas have been around for a while and are part of a fashion trend. They're available in numerous designs and styles, with some best suited for outdoor hiking and others for special occasions like birthdays or Christmas. Before purchasing dog bandanas, you should always measure your dog's neck and leave enough room to tie a knot.  An eye-catching bandana not only makes the perfect dog gift but also has many functions. Dog bandanas are great for hiking, daily activities, clubs, birthdays, photoshoots, and holiday travel. Even the simplest dog accessories like the bandana can have a significant impact on how your pup looks. If you're like us and enjoy canine birthday parties and hiking, you'll share our...

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How to Introduce Your Dog to Water?

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Photo: @nikkiriddy Introducing dogs to water may take time, especially if it’s a young and inexperienced hunting or sporting dog. You’ll need to so progressively via desensitization starting in warm, shallow waters after you’ve developed a trusting relationship with your new furry best friend. First things first, though: Never toss your pup off a dock into deep water or force your dog into the water. Start with shallow, warm water after your pup understands the basic commands and he trusts you. If your pup’s introduction to water is relaxed and he feels comfortable and safe, you’ll end up with a dog that feels relaxed in the water and enjoys swimming.    The American Kennel Club (AKC) adds that you should “Start...

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The Best Dog Hiking Gear Guide for 2021

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Photo: @chewy_and_maple Eight pieces of dog hiking gear that will make your furry best friend much safer and happier on the trail. Not only is hiking with our dogs therapeutic and calming but hiking with dogs allows for stronger bonding and understanding of our furry best friends. Before hitting the trail, you'll need to understand that if you're not well-prepared and don't start up slow, it can be brutal. In almost any outdoor activity, your pup may be exposed to things that he's never encountered before. If you and your dog spend plenty of time outdoors hiking, you'll need to think about all the special hiking gear for your dog. That means planning your hiking trips with Fido ahead of time...

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How to Start Backpacking with Your Dog

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Photo: @_ends_of_the_earth_ We all know how much fun backpacking with your dog can be. As hiking partners, our furry best friends keep us happy and in tune with nature. The all-important dog backpack allows you to provide the necessary water and food that your dog will need on the trail.  Before taking your dog hiking with other people, dogs, and possibly wildlife, make sure that you have a durable dog hiking backpack, and that your dog is in good health, and well-trained. You’ll also need to assess your dog’s individual needs before heading out, and take any possible setbacks into consideration by packing extra kibbles, water bottles, dog first aid kit, dog hiking gear, and dog backpack.   Start Mini...

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6 Most Dog Friendly National Parks

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Photo: @findyoursummit Adventure trails and long hikes may be exciting, but if you feel that you and your furry best friend are ready to try out a dog friendly National Park, there may be certain rules and regulations that you need to follow with your pup! So, get your furry best friend ready with a dog hiking bandana, and pack that Ranger Pack for an awesome outdoor adventure!  Don’t worry! Pet-friendly National Dog Parks can be tons of fun if you have a well-behaved dog! With each park having different restrictions, you’ll find some more accommodating than others. But before you head out, check out some of our favorite Pet Friendly National Dog Parks!   Dog-Friendly National Parks Spending time...

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The Ultimate Guide to Road Tripping with Dogs

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Some of the best activities a person and furry best friend can do together is enjoying the outdoors. Yet, getting there with your dogs can be a problem if it’s a long drive away. If you’re not sure as to how to prepare for that road trip with your adventure dog during the cooler months ahead, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Whether you want to take your pooch to a coastal retreat or a mountain adventure, you’ll need to get your dogs comfortable with car travel. Here’s how to make this a stress- free adventure! With cooler weather on the way, you’re probably already thinking about that road trip with dog. You may be planning on taking your furry...

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Ultimate Adventure Dog First Aid Kit

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Photo: @mywildswiss Hiking and outdoor adventures with your furry best friend involves more than taking a few hiking essentials with you. What you have in your dog first aid kit is of paramount importance! No adventure is complete without the best dog hiking backpack that will stand up to the test of the most rugged dog hiking adventures. Being, safe, comfortable, and well-prepared with Fido means having the right dog hiking essentials with you. If you’re planning on spending time with your furry best friend hiking, and enjoying an awesome outdoor adventure, you’ll need to plan ahead of time, and most importantly, you’ll need to make a list of all the essential hiking gear and first aid items that you...

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