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Rad Dog Release N Run
Hiking and Backpacking Product Reviews

Rad Dog Release N Run Review

UPDATE 2019: Rad Dog is now part of Nite Ize! Nite Ize brings a ton of innovative gear for humans and pets to the outdoor space. Check out their pet gear on Amazon! Rad Dog Release N Run Review – We asked our ambassadors Krista, Ty and Tango to put…

Ruffwear Headwater Collar and Leash
Hiking and Backpacking Paddling Product Reviews

Ruffwear Headwater Collar and Leash Review

We asked our ambassador Sheila to put the new Ruffwear Headwater waterproof/stink proof dog collars and leash to the test with Gryph and Edgar. Here is their review; enjoy! Our dogs are active outdoor dogs…busy year-round in all conditions, be it snow, rain, mud, or heat. Inevitably, whether we are skijoring in wet snow,…

Ruffwear Grip Trex Dog Boots
Product Reviews

Ruffwear Grip Trex – Here’s Our Take

For their 2016 Spring release, Ruffwear introduced an updated version of the Grip Trex Dog Boots, here’s what we dig about these new boots. While the colors schemes with matching sole colors are more flashy than previous versions of the Grip Trex boots, the biggest and most positive change in our…

Ruffwear Brush Guard
Product Reviews

Ruffwear Brush Guard – Here’s Our Take

Ruffwear recently released a new harness and backpack accessory, the Ruffwear Brush Guard. At first glance it isn’t the most exciting piece of gear you could own but we think it could be indispensible. Here’s what we dig about the Brush Guard – The Ruffwear Brush Guard is going to…

Ruffwear Quinzee Dog Jacket
Product Reviews

Ruffwear Quinzee Dog Jacket Review

Ruffwear Quinzee Dog Jacket Review – We asked our ambassadors Krista and Ty to put the insulated Ruffwear Quinzee through the paces in their stomping grounds in the  White Mountains. Enjoy! Despite a slow start to the winter here in New England, Ty has been hunting down cold weather worthy…

Skijoring with Dogs
How to Guides Skijoring and Winter Sports

Skijoring with Dogs – Part 1

We recently worked with our Ambassadors Devin, Pat and Bella to get started with Skijoring with dogs. Devin has distilled down her experiences so far to help you get started Skijoring with your dog. Enjoy! There are many perks to being a Backcountry K-9 ambassador, the obvious one being that…

Ruffwear Highlands Dog Bed Review
Product Reviews

Ruffwear Highlands Dog Bed Review

We recently asked our Ambassador Rebecca to test out the Ruffwear Highlands Dog Bed and Highlands Foam Pad with Thor. Here’s their review – The Ruffwear Highlands Dog Bed is the first dog bed I’ve seen whose design seems influenced by human backpacking equipment. A common problem with backpacking gear is that sleeping…

Ruffwear Crag Collar
Product Reviews

Ruffwear Crag Dog Collar Review

We recently asked our Ambassadors Devin and Pat to test out the Ruffwear Crag Dog Collar with Bella. Here’s their review – As Backcountry-K9 Ambassadors, we’ve been lucky to have now acquired several specialized collars with specific functions. For example, the Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo high-visibility and reflective collar for…