Jen Sotolongo is a writer, dog mom, and adventure enthusiast. If she's not home, she probably with her dogs trail running in the mountains, hiking to alpine lakes, or camping in thewoods. She is the owner of the blog Long Haul Trekkers, which provides informational articles about adventure travel with dogs. From 2015 to 2017, she bicycled across Europe and South America with her husband and their previous dog, Sora in tow. Originallyfrom the Pacific Northwest, she currently lives in Spain with her husband, Dave and their two dogs Laila, a Spanish mutt, and Riia a border collie.

Articles by Jen Sotolongo
Meet the Zuke’s Pack!
6 Reasons to Trail Run with Your Dog
Quick Guide: Mountain Bike Dog
Performance Nutrition for Your Adventure Dog
7 Dog-Friendly Desert Hikes in Southeast Utah
3 Dietary Changes to Improve Your Dog’s Health
7 Ways to Get Fit with Fido!
5 Facts and Fixes for Doggy Breath

Tails from the Trail: 1,000 Miles Across Patagonia
8 Tips for Winter Hiking with Your Dog
Overcoming Canine Cabin Fever
24 Ways to Spend a Snow Day with Your Dog
Winter Weather Safety Tips for Your Pup
New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet from a Vet
How to Start Skijoring and Bikejoring With Your Dog
How to Keep Your Dog’s Four on the Floor with Visitors at the Door
Helping Your Dog Become a Perfect Outdoor Companion
Training the Ultimate “Crag Dog”
7 Ways to Hike With Your Dog Off Leash (And Not Be a Jerk)
Trail Etiquette 101: Training Tips for Off-Leash Adventures With Your Dog
Trail Etiquette 101: 4 Tips for Safe Encounters With Off-Leash Dogs on the Trail
Packing Essentials for Outdoor Adventures With Your Dog
Top 5 Reasons to Get Outdoors With Your Dog
How to Prep and Pack for Spontaneous Adventures With Your Dog
Pro Tips for Taking Perfect Pics of Your Pup
My Dog is a B.A.R.K. Ranger – Yours Can Be Too!

Tails from the Trail: Late-Season Camping at Songdog Ranch, California

Tails from the Trail: Prepping for ‘Patagone’
Hiking With Senior Dogs: How to Enjoy Their Golden Years to the Fullest
Dogs Change Lives! Rescued Pups Inspire Bryce LaDuc to Live Life Off Leash
It’s an Emergency! What to Pack in an Evacuation Kit for Your Dog

From the Zuke’s Test Kitchen: Dog-Friendly Gingerbread Cookies
10 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holiday Season
Zuke’s Pack Picks: 5 of Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Autumn Adventures

From the Zuke’s Test Kitchen: Thanksgiving Delights

Pumpkin Spice Ev-ery-thing, Like ‘Pupcakes’ for Your Pup
From the Zuke’s Test Kitchen: Howl-o-ween Pumpkin and Ghost Bites

7 Ways to Have “Howl-o-ween” Adventures With Your Dog
First Aid on the Trail: 3 Common Dog Injuries You Need to Know
Must-Have Gear for Hiking With Your Dog
Which Camping is Best for Your Dog: Backcountry Camping, Car Camping or “Glamping”?
Hot Dogs: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke in Dogs
Summer Fun Safety Guide: Staying Safe on the Trails
Summer Fun Safety Guide: Staying Safe at Home
How to Share Paddleboarding Adventures With Your Pup

6 Tips for Road Tripping With Your Dog
Training Tips for Road Tripping With Your Dog
Rescued Dogs Help Protect Endangered Species as Conservation Canines
Hiking with Your Puppy: How Much is Too Much?
Healthy Teeth = Healthy Life for Your Dog
30 Reasons Why Your Dog is Better Than Your Ex
Labor of Love: Volunteering at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
7 Tips for Adopting a Dog During the Holidays
How to be a Trainer, Not a Tester: Finding More Success in Puppy Training

Lessons in Love from My Dogs

From the Zuke’s Test Kitchen: “You-Make-My-Heart-Beet” Pupcakes

Riley and Kona: Love at First Chase

Looking for Love? Check Out Your Local Animal Shelter
New Year’s Resolutions: 4 Training Tips for a Great Year

Tails from the Trail: Patrick Meiering, Zuke’s Founder
How (and Why!) to Properly Transition Your Dog to New Food
Traveling With Your Pet
Helping Your Kids Become Little Trainers
Trick or Treat? Choosing Treats That Aren’t Just Empty Calories
5 Things Your Dog Trainer Never Leaves Home Without
Training Your Pup Downtown

3 Ways to Have Success at the Dog Park
Meet Two Incredible Dogs: Naki’o The Bionic Dog and Surf Dog Ricochet
5 Easy Ways to be Your Dog’s Best Friend FURever

3 Great Ways to Have Your Children Help With Training the Family Dog
Volunteering With Your Dog – Worth a Little Extra Time!
Could Your Dog Have Food Allergies?
Fabulously Fit? How to Tell if Your Dog is a Good Weight
27 Signs You’re an Awesome Dog Mom
Too Busy to Train Your Dog? Here Are 4 Ways to Fit It In!
9 Ways Your Dog Can Help You Create Work-Life Balance
How to Train Your Dog to Come When Called
How to Help Your Dog Lose Weight (without sacrificing the treats)
Thinking Positively About Dog Training with Victoria Stilwell

Mikkel Becker, CPDT, KA, CTC

A skilled dog-trainer, Mikkel Becker, CPDT, KA, CTC, is an honors graduate of the rigorous and prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers at the San Francisco SPCA. Mikkel is also a graduate of the Purdue University DOGS! course and the Karen Pryor Academy. She works as a training expert for, a canine evaluator at the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, and a contributing author to Parade Magazine, Women’s Day, and Cat Fancy Magazine. Mikkel also provides private behavior consultations and group classes for dog owners.
Keep Your Dog on the Nice List! 8 Easy Solutions for Holiday Challenges
What Should I Feed My Dog? (The Real Costs of Low Quality Food)
Why is Salt Used in Dog Food and Treats?
5 Steps to Giving Your New Puppy the Right Start
How To Make Sure a Treat is Worth the Trick
6 Ways to Make Your Vet Visits More Enjoyable
5 Reasons Your Dog Needs to See the Vet Every Year
The Two Best Ways to Save Money on Pet Care
7 Tips for Fear Free Veterinary Visits
Bobbing For Bones: 3 Steps to Swimming with Your Dog
Dog Lovers: Six Reasons to Get “Appy!”
Documentary “Dogs on the Inside” Celebrates Second Chances for Dogs and People
4 Steps to Start Running with Your Dog
Behold the Mighty Berry: A Nutritional Powerhouse for Dogs
Pet Partners: Volunteering with Your Dog, Supporting Your Community
What’s All the Hoopla About Antioxidants and Your Dog’s Health?