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Hiking Hacks Volume 1: Trail Etiquette

Hiking with your pup can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for both you and your furry companion. However, it's essential to follow trail etiquette to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all hikers and their dogs. In this blog, we'll provide a few tips on trail etiquette for hiking with your dog. Keep your dog on a leash. The first and most important rule of hiking with your dog is to keep them on a leash at all times. Sometimes you may find designated off leash areas which is great but most nature preserves and parks will have strict leash laws. Even if your dog is well-trained and obedient, you never know what could trigger them to run off...

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How to properly fit a dog harness

As pet owners, we want to ensure the safety and comfort of our furry friends at all times, especially when we take them out for an adventure. One of the most important tools to help us achieve this goal is a well-fitted harness. The Outback Hound Ultra Lite Comfort Harness is a popular choice among pet owners due to its lightweight, breathable material and adjustable straps for a custom fit. In this article, we will discuss how to properly measure and fit a dog harness, specifically for the Outback Hound Ultra Lite Comfort Harness. Measuring your dog for the harness Before purchasing a harness, it is important to measure your dog to ensure a proper fit. To measure your dog's...

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Tick Season is coming!

As Spring arrives, so does tick season. Ticks are a common problem for dogs, especially during the warmer months when they are the most active. It's important for dog owners to be aware of the risks associated with ticks and take steps to protect their furry friends. Here are some tips for preventing tick bites and keeping your dog healthy this tick season: Check your dog regularly: Regularly check your dog's coat for ticks, especially after spending time outdoors. Ticks are most commonly found in areas such as the ears, armpits, and between the toes. Use tick prevention products: There are a variety of tick prevention products available, such as collars, spot-on treatments, and oral medications. Talk to your veterinarian...

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Hydration and Heat Stroke: Tips on keeping your dog safe in the heat.

There is no greater feeling than getting outside and sharing adventures with your dog. We are lucky to have such resilient and willing hiking companions by our side. I reside in San Diego where there is no shortage of beautiful hikes and outings to enjoy. However, due to the heat that the summers months (and even non-summer months) can bring, my dog usually stays at home. It is not uncommon to see people on hiking trails with dogs that are clearly in distress. What most people don’t realize is unlike humans, dogs cannot sweat and do not dissipate heat the same way we do. They also can not tell us when they experiencing an onset of heat stroke. If you’re feeling the...

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National Parks Edition: A dog friendly guide to hiking the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a great place to travel with your canine companion, but ensure you are prepared for the heat. I have visited the Grand Canyon with my beagle Snoopy twice, and the views never fail to take my breath away. The best months to visit are March through May, September, and October. Arizona summers are brutal if you are not a native to the hot dry desert. The Grand Canyon can be viewed from the North Rim or the South Rim, depending where you are traveling from. I recommend the South Rim, as it is more dog friendly than the North Rim. It is important to know that dogs cannot go into the canyon, and can only walk...

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