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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!

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.

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.

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.

Tails from the Trail: Prepping for ‘Patagone’

Zuke’s is proud to support ambassador Stevie Anna Plummer as she and her pup, Darcie, embark on Patagone, a 1,000-mile exploration through Patagonia on horseback. By traveling via traditional horse packing, Stevie Anna hopes to inspire others to make the most out of every moment on an exploration, while respecting and understanding the local culture. Learn more about how Stevie Anna prepared Darcie for this journey of a lifetime!

How to Train Your Dog to Come When Called

We all know the joy of taking our dogs on an adventure, unclasping the leash and watching them frolic in the tall grass, chase grasshoppers, and revel in the freedom of being outside and off-leash. However, before we can even get to this point, there is one big thing we need to make sure we are comfortable with — the recall. Check out our easy tips on training your dog to come when called.

4 Steps to Start Running with Your Dog

With the right training, your dog can be your best running partner. Here are some easy tricks to train your dog to jog with you, as well as tips for keeping your running buddy safe.