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All Aboard! A Step-by-Step Guide for Boating with Your Dog

The dog days of summer are here, and sometimes it’s just too hot to hit your favorite trails. So what’s better than getting out on the water with your favorite first mate – your pup! Whether you’re paddleboarding, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, motorboating, or even houseboating, you know it’ll be more fun with your dog by your side. If you have always wanted to take your four-legged aboard, look no further. We created a step-by-step guide.

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Trail Etiquette 101: A Guide for Hiking with Your Dog

There are so many reasons why our trails are some of the best places to adventure with our dogs. And on especially great hikes, we're usually not the only ones on the trail - hikers, bikers, backpackers, horseback riders, and of course, dogs, all have the same rights to use the same trails, unless otherwise specified. By being good stewards of the outdoors and following good trail etiquette, we can all enjoy these beautiful spaces together.

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Adventuring with a Deaf Dog

Does a dog still bark at the mail-person if they can't hear him? The answer is still 'yup!', from a deaf dog's owner! Christa adopted Mango from Hearts for Paws Rescue after she fell in love with the hearing-impaired pup after a short time fostering her. Christa and her partner Nick have an adult dog named Cinco they adopted from Hearts for Paws, and were looking for a buddy for him. They had the opportunity to foster Mango and her hearing sister, Papaya, until she found her forever home. Christa says, "Mango’s deafness was disclosed by the rescue. I knew that we would be patient with her training and committed to giving her the best home possible." Christa happened to...

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5 Things to Know Before Backpacking With Your Dog

Whether you’re a seasoned thru-hiker or a first-time adventurer, you want your best friend beside you. We don’t blame you! Katie Houston is an avid thru-hiker, with a goal of hiking 10,000 miles by the time she turns 25. (She's already 2,900 miles in!). She lives full-time in a camper with her dogs - Flynn the Great Dane and Thru the Siberian Husky. She says she finds herself missing them even when she's only gone a few hours. But there is a lot to consider before embarking on a backpacking adventure with your pup. Katie gives us her top five pointers for backpacking with dogs... 1. Be prepared! Follow the rules. Picking an appropriate trail, cleaning up after your dog,...

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