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.
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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.)
Before hitting the trail with your pup, here are some general tips to help your training skills meet your adventure-seeking goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Jen Deming offers a veterinarian’s perspective on how to keep your dog happy and healthy all summer long.
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!