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Why and How Positive Dog Training Works

Why and How Positive Dog Training Works

There are many different tips and tricks when it comes to dog training — but did you know there are just two major training philosophies? All dog trainers follow one or the other of these two approaches, regardless of their specific techniques. The first is called positive-reinforcement training (sometimes known as rewards-based training) and the [...]

Car Camping vs. Backpacking with Your Dog

Car Camping vs. Backpacking with Your Dog

Car camping or backpacking with your dog isthe perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors while strengthening your bond withyour canine companion. There’s nothingquite like spending a night under the stars after enjoying some hot chocolateand s’mores by the campfire. Traditionally, car camping is thought of asspending a night at a campground where you can [...]

Dog-Friendly Hikes: Colorado

Dog-Friendly Hikes: Colorado

Just about every trail in Colorado is dog-friendly outsideof Rocky National Park. Luckily, there is no shortage of great hikes in thiswestern state known for its golden aspen trees, wildflowers, and multitude ofaccessible 14-foot peaks.EasySt.Mary’s Glacier (Idaho Springs) — This1.5-mile hike, located just an hour from Denver packs a lot into its shortdistance. Ascend through [...]

Tackling Your Dog's Car Anxiety

Tackling Your Dog's Car Anxiety

Does your dog get anxious about riding in the car? Try these ideas for getting your pup used to the road and avoiding motion sickness.

Gift Guide for the Dog Owner Who Runs

Gift Guide for the Dog Owner Who Runs

Click item to view product details page. K9 Running Belt: Equipped with two sliding leash clips for hands-free convenience. Also has a zippered pouch with a small portal for poop bag or headphone access, and a water bottle for hydration on the go. Springback Leash: Lightweight leash built for running weighs just over 3oz. Internal bungee eases pulling and [...]

Gift Guide for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Gift Guide for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Click item to view product details page. Journey Harness: Active harness built for walking, hiking, running and beyond. Ascender Leash: Durable, waterproof leash that adjust into five different configurations. Mud Dog Shower: Shower your dog anywhere and at any time by using this portable dog shower. Loft Coat: Reversible, quilted jacket made from rugged MicrotomicTM ripstop material and 140 gsm Polytech fill. Water-resistant [...]

Gift Guide for Dogs - All Things Red

Gift Guide for Dogs - All Things Red

Click on the item to view the product details page. Loft Coat: Reversible, quilted jacket made from rugged MicrotomicTM ripstop material and 140 gsm Polytech fill. Water-resistant shell has a zipper opening so you can access your pup's harness to attach a leash. Back Bay Leash: Braided dog leash that is strong and lightweight. Duty Bag: Attaches easily to [...]

​7 Ways to Stay Active During the Holidays

7 Ways to Stay Active During the Holidays

With the holidays approaching, so too are thecookies, parties, and big meals. This affects our pups, too. With family andfriends around, there are more people sneaking treats and table scraps to ourdogs without us realizing.Cold temperatures and shorter days makeoutdoor activities less desirable, which actually makes it a great time to getout with your dog. [...]

Dog-Friendly Hikes: Arizona

Dog-Friendly Hikes: Arizona

Arizona offers some of the best year-round hiking in thecountry, especially when the cold and snow leave you trapped inside during thewinter months. With a wide variety of easy to challenging trails, Discover beautifuldesert hiking with plenty of swimming holes, red rocks, and views close tomajor cities like Phoenix, Sedona, and Flagstaff. Should you plan [...]

Ultimate SUP Pup Safety List

Ultimate SUP Pup Safety List

The sport of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has exploded in popularity over the past few years, and thousands of dog owners have discovered how much fun it is to bring their pups along for a paddle! Despite the fact that paddle boarding is a safe sport, there are some important safety tips to keep [...]

A Kayak Camping Adventure in Guatemala

A Kayak Camping Adventure in Guatemala

Ever wonder what it’s like to bring your dog on the adventure of a lifetime? Check out Rough on The Road’s kayak camping excursion on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala in this video. 9-month-old German Shepherd pup, Moxie, along with her two owners, Jessica and Greg take you past three large volcanoes on their trip! [...]

New England Fall Destinations

New England Fall Destinations

Fall brings an array of colors to tree lines throughout New England. There is no shortage of picnic areas, hiking trails, and national parks in the area. However, not all of these places allow dogs. We’re here to help you find the best destinations where you and your furry friend can enjoy the foliage and [...]

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