How to Keep Your Dog’s Four on the Floor with Visitors at the Door

No one wants their rambunctious pup knocking over grandma when she comes over to visit. We want our dogs to be happy to greet people while also minding their manners. Dog trainer Amber Pickren provides tips on how to help your dog properly welcome guests into your home.

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Helping Your Dog Become a Perfect Outdoor Companion

There’s nothing better than having a canine adventure buddy, but where do you start? Before you explore the great outdoors with your dog, it’s important to understand their natural instincts and make sure you have a training plan in place. Here are some tips on preparing your pup for a lifetime of adventures with you!

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Training the Ultimate “Crag Dog”

One of the best commands to teach your adventure buddy is “on your bed.” This is a great skill for “crag dogs” — pups that will stay put while their people are rock climbing. Read tips and watch a video by dog trainer Amber Pickren on how to teach your dog the “on your bed” command and use it for any outdoor activity where you don’t want your pup to wander, such as while climbing, camping or fishing.

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7 Ways to Hike With Your Dog Off Leash (And Not Be a Jerk)

Public trails can sometimes resemble a battlefield. How can the dog-fearing mountain biker and Susie’s gaggle of mountaineer pugs coexist? As with most raging debates in the hiking community, the solution doesn’t have to be that hard. (Hint: Everything can be resolved with mutual respect. In short, don’t be self-centered.)

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Trail Etiquette 101: Training Tips for Off-Leash Adventures With Your Dog

Before hitting the trail with your pup, here are some general tips to help your training skills meet your adventure-seeking goals.

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Trail Etiquette 101: 4 Tips for Safe Encounters With Off-Leash Dogs on the Trail

What do you do when you encounter unruly, off-leash dogs on the trail? Dog trainer Amber Pickren shares some tips to help keep everyone safe.

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Packing Essentials for Outdoor Adventures With Your Dog

Before you hit the trail, read our handy checklist of recommended gear to pack for you and your pup, which we wrote with our friends at Osprey Packs.

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Top 5 Reasons to Get Outdoors With Your Dog

Go beyond the backyard — exploring the great outdoors with your furry friends provides a wealth of health benefits for the body, mind and soul.

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How to Prep and Pack for Spontaneous Adventures With Your Dog

Sometimes travel plans aren’t what they call “well planned,” or planned at all. Often I find the best trips are the ones that blossom at 4 o’clock on a Friday. Those last-minute adventures are what my dog Norman and I live for! Though spontaneous trips don’t offer a lot of time or options for preparation, the following are tips we’ve learned along the way for making an “on the whim” trip go smoothly.

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Pro Tips for Taking Perfect Pics of Your Pup

Professional pet photographer Lori Fusaro shares tips for taking awesome photos of your four-legged friends. She also shares heart-warming pictures of rescued senior pups from the book, “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts,” which features inspiring stories of second-chance dogs like German shepherd Cody, who became a misunderstood shelter dog after he retired from police work.

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My Dog is a B.A.R.K. Ranger – Yours Can Be Too!

Jen Reeder and her adventure pup, Rio, explore Montezuma Castle National Monument to learn about the National Park Services B.A.R.K. ranger program. The initiative is a simple but brilliant way to promote responsible pet handling while also helping make national parks and monuments more welcoming to dogs.

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

“Corbin’s idea of adventure does not involve miles of exploration, speed or a ton of adrenaline . . . He has taught us to make an adventure out of the often quieter, simpler things.” #Zuke’sPack ambassadors Natalia Martinez and Bill Parsons take a cue from their wise senior Labrador, Corbin, to go a bit slower and savor every moment during a late November camping trip.

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