Whether you’re a seasoned backpacker or more of a day hiker with overnight ambitions, backpacking with another animal is, well, a whole other animal. There’s a lot to consider, so we asked for some help from Becca and Gavin, also known by their trail names: “Hazel’s Mom” and “Hazel’s Dad.” Hazel’s Mom and Dad are currently thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail with their dog - and yes, she’s named Hazel.
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.
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.
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...
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...
Here in the U.S., we enjoy access to over sixty wilderness areas protected as National Parks. That’s 84 million acres of jaw-dropping vistas filled with mountains, canyons, streams, forests, and meadows, all over the country. That’s enough to get anyone’s exploration blood pumping! And if you’re like us, exploring these areas just wouldn’t be the same without your (wilder)dog.
If we asked our dogs where their number one choice to live is, we know their first answer would be 'wherever you are'! Well, they would probably prefer living leash-free on BLM land, chasing small animals and pooping wherever they want (but only if we were there, too). However, us humans live in all different types of places, ranging from small city apartments to big cabins with tons of forestland. And, dogs can thrive anywhere! Some just require a little more planning to make them happy. Meet Aimee + Bolt, the pitbull rescue living in San Francisco, and making small homes with big dogs work out incredibly well.
Here are Wilderdog, we are ALL ABOUT getting out there with your pups. Peak-bagging, alpine-swimming, pow-slashing days are what it's all about. But with these big adventures comes big responsibility, and we all need to do our part to become good stewards of our environment - taking care of our incredible lands and insisting others do the same so we have these special places for years to come.
So, you want to get a dog. Maybe it's your first, or maybe it's your third or fourth! Bringing home a new pup is always a super exciting time. Who doesn't love more dogs! There are many things to consider when getting a new dog, and we've got some tips from our March Purchase for a Pound recipient, Hearts for Paws Rescue, on adopting your next pack member!
This week, we meet a dog sledder named Julie! Julie Buckles lives in Wisconsin with her team of sled dogs named: Pyro & his kids, Zeus & Athena, Olive Oyl, Matt Power, Riise Bean, Neo, and Flin Flon. What a pack!
What's better than a day at the crag (crag = single pitch outdoor rock climbing)? A day at the crag with your pup! Our friend Kim is here with some do's and dont's for taking your dog climbing, and how to make the day fun for everyone.
Read what happens when a badass mountain biker gets a new man in her life... a rescue dog named Doc Holliday. This is how she introduced Doc to her favorite sport, and how you can get your dogs out on singletrack as well.