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How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

A tired dog is a good dog. No matter the size of the dog, every pup needs a physical outlet to expend extra energy and maintain health and fitness. Regular exercise can improve your dog’s mental health and reduce unwanted behaviors done out of anxiety or boredom. It is important to note that each animal [...]

5 Common Puppy Training Mistakes You're Probably Making

5 Common Puppy Training Mistakes You're Probably Making

So you got a puppy for Christmas or New Years. Congratulations! We know you're excited to start playing with the little fuzzball, but there's that whole training thing to take care of first. You know to teach the basics like "sit" and "stay", but that's just scratching the surface. To make sure your puppy grows [...]

Dog Friendly Europe

Dog Friendly Europe

Jen & Dave along with their pup, Sora, are winners of the Kurgo Live Your Adventure contest. In April 2015, they gave up their jobs and left their home in Portland, Oregon to cycle Europe from Oslo, Norway to Istanbul Turkey by Fall 2015. For their next adventure, they have their sights set on cycling from Patagonia back [...]

The Best Photos from National Dog Day 2015!

The Best Photos from National Dog Day 2015!

It was National Dog Day yesterday and people celebrated by posting some of their best pup pictures on Instagram. We've grabbed some of our favorites for you below. Enjoy! These sleeping beauties And these ones #ikissmydogonthelips This artsy duo A little one and her happy horsey This pup who did absolutely nothing wrong Mom and her very protective bodyguard [...]

Dog Bloggers' Favorite Summer Spots!

Dog Bloggers' Favorite Summer Spots!

Looking for something fun to do with your dog? We asked some of our favorite dog bloggers to let us know how they pass the summer season with their dogs. 1. Carrie Noar of Tales and Tails We really enjoy hiking at Starved Rock State Park any time of year. Farmdale Park is another favorite hiking destination [...]

Cycle Touring with Your Dog

Cycle Touring with Your Dog

Cycle touring with a dog certainly poses its challenges. In addition to voluntarily adding extra weight to an already heavy touring load, bringing a dog involves navigating a variety of transportation means (plane, train, subway, etc.), finding dog-friendly accommodations, ensuring your pup still receives her regular exercise and care on the road, and fulfilling international pet requirements for entry.Despite the [...]

Why Your Dog Needs a Life Jacket

Why Your Dog Needs a Life Jacket

Photo credits: @kodi_thecoloradopup As the weather shifts, people and dogs alike are spending more time outdoors. Humans and their furry companions spend a lot of that outdoor time in or around the water. It's a great way to cool off on a steamy day, and water play is excellent for low impact exercise. [...]

Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

Summer time brings sun, outdoor play, gardening and family gatherings. With all that fun comes a lengthy list of possible perils for your furry best friend. Here are some tips to keep dogs out of harm's way this summer.Skin and Coat CareMany people think that shaving your dog will keep them cooler over [...]

One Dog's List of What to  Bring to the Beach

One Dog's List of What to Bring to the Beach

So, I’ve got an amazing 10 1/2 year old Nova Scotia Duck Toller Retriever named Camden. He is a beach connoisseur for sure. “Camden Tucker” is his full name after two of my favorite water places: Camden, Maine and Nantucket, Massachusetts. Often he goes by “Cam” or “Camden” except when he’s in trouble, he is [...]

5 Reasons Your Pup Needs a Dog Backpack

5 Reasons Your Pup Needs a Dog Backpack

Do you have a dog backpack for your furry friend? If not, you may be missing out on one of the most useful tools for pup parents in existence. They make your dog healthier, happier, and make your daily walks or weekend hikes an all around better experience. Need more convincing? Here are five real reasons why your dog needs [...]

Finding the Perfect Hike for You and Your Dog

Finding the Perfect Hike for You and Your Dog

We keep hearing about this mysterious thing called summer. While I’ve heard rumors that it has already paid visits to some very lucky residents throughout the US, from where I sit the warmer weather and sunshine has yet to make an appearance. The good news however, is that green grass, warm sun and longer days are on their way [...]

Lyme Disease and Tick Prevention

Lyme Disease and Tick Prevention

Lyme Disease Lyme disease is caused by infection with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. The bacteria are transmitted to animals and humans by ticks. Lyme disease can cause a variety of signs, but the most common are fever, joint swelling with lameness, lethargy and loss of appetite. Less often, some dogs may develop a very serious and life-threatening complication affecting [...]

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