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Essential Puppy Proofing

For a new puppy, your home and yard are exciting adventure playgrounds filled with fun stuff to explore, sniff out — and chew. Consequently, it’s important to take special precautions to ensure you’re creating a safe, dog-friendly environment.

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.)

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.

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.

It’s an Emergency! What to Pack in an Evacuation Kit for Your Dog

Wildfires, hurricanes, tsunamis, or perhaps the zombie apocalypse . . . whatever the reason for abandoning one’s home, it’s a good idea to have an emergency kit ready with some essentials. People typically have a pre-packed bag for themselves, but far fewer have one for their furry family members. Veterinarian Dr. Jen recommends having these items handy in an evacuation kit for your dog.

First Aid on the Trail: 3 Common Dog Injuries You Need to Know

Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Deming shares tips for dealing with three common injuries that your dog may encounter on the trail: foxtails, broken toenails, and bite wounds.

Hot Dogs: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke in Dogs

Summertime offers a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy with our dogs. But with rising temperatures, a fun day outside can quickly become uncomfortable and dangerous to your pet. Learn about the signs and treatment of heat exhaustion and heat stroke in dogs, as well as other warm-weather cautions from veterinarian Dr. Jen Deming.

Summer Fun Safety Guide: Staying Safe on the Trails

Dr. Jen Deming offers a veterinarian’s perspective on how to keep your dog happy and healthy all summer long.

Summer Fun Safety Guide: Staying Safe at Home

Summer should be about enjoying the sunny skies, the warm evenings, and spending quality time with those you love. By being cautiously aware of potential dangers to your dog, you should be able to enjoy the season to its fullest. This post touches on things to keep in mind when enjoying the great outdoors with your pup — even when that’s in your own backyard!