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Hiking with your dog in the desert
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5 Tips for Hiking with your Dog in the Desert

I know what you’re thinking about right now because I’m thinking the same thing. Where am I going to hike when Spring rolls around? The mountains? Nah, go there all the time…the beach? Nah, too far plus it’ll be too cold. Oh! The Desert. Yes, I’ll go to the desert…

Turtle Fur Good Dog Bandana
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Turtle Fur Good Dog Bandana Review

We were recently contacted by Turtle Fur to give them some feedback on their new pet product, the Good Dog Bandana neck gaiter for dogs. We put it to use on not just one dog but two! What Is It? The Good Dog Bandana is a high visibility neck gaiter…

Ruffwear Stumptown Review
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Ruffwear Stumptown Jacket Review

I can place the dog gear we test and review into two main categories: everyday basics that we hang by the front door and use on a regular basis, and specialty gear that we store and get out for specific kinds of adventures. Ruffwear’s Stumptown Jacket has recently earned itself…

Deals We Dig This Week
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Eat ’em up! Great Deals on Dog Gear We Dig

UPDATE 11/21/2018 – Most of these deals have now expired with the exception of the Backcountry coupon that was extended through today and the Mountainhouse deal that is still active. See our Deals page for current deals! There are some great deals to be found on dog camping and outdoor…

Bike Trailers for Dogs - How and Why
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Bike Trailers for Dogs: How and Why

If you’ve read any of my blogs or gear reviews in the past, then you know that I am up for trying any quality dog product that enhances my outdoor experience with Bella, while my husband Pat is the frugal voice of reason who wonders if we really need more…

Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch Review
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Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch Review

I’m kind of a stickler for following rules in outdoor spaces. I meticulously pick up poop and keep Cheyenne on a leash wherever it is required. It’s not because I’m a huge fan of leash laws but because I recognize that our access to wild spaces with our dogs is…

Whyld River DoggyBag Sleeping Bag
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Whyld River DoggyBag Review

Early this Summer, Rachel Bauman, the founder of the young dog gear company Whyld River, reached out to me with an offer I couldn’t refuse – use the new dog sleeping bag she has designed and let her know what I thought. I jumped at the chance. I’m personally the…

Colorado Trail Part 3: Reflections from the Trail
Hiking and Backpacking

Colorado Trail Part 3: Reflections from the Trail

This past July, I spent two weeks backpacking 100 miles the Colorado Trail with my pointer-mix Bella and my mother.  We spent the majority of the time hiking between Frisco and Twin Lakes, Colorado, and then drove South to complete three days in the beautiful San Juan Mountains outside of…