This year is the 100th birthday of the US National Park System. Sadly, most US Parks do not welcome your dog beyond parking lots and a few contained areas. However, we have noted 5 parks below that do have options for you and your furry friend to enjoy the great outdoors. Our friends at GoPetFriendly.com [...]
Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in New Hampshire
Unlike most states, New Hampshire allows dogs in its majornational forest, the White Mountain National Forest. However, they must beunder verbal command or restrained at all times. You must carry a lead no morethan 6’ long in case your dog needs to be restrained. Dogs are also allowed inmost state parks, though not at picnic [...]
Tips for Hiking with Your Dog
Enjoying the great outdoors with your pet is one of the best parts of the human-dog bond. Hiking through the wilderness together improves your health, brightens your mood, and brings you closer together. We talked to Kurgo's consulting Veterinarian, Dr. Susan O'Dell, DVM, and she gave us some great tips for hiking with dogs this [...]
Your Best Instagram Roadtrip Shots
@rocketmarie607 ears flipped back and ready to roll @tailsofkirby killing the red loft hammock @redmanpoopies completely conked out in his Heather Booster @run_love_boxer holding down the fort in their Color Splash Hammock @schipalong taking a peek at the road from his Rover Booster @nuggetini_and_mooseface and the Allagash Hammock checking in on ya @adventurecorgis with a quick Corgi pile in their Loft [...]
5 Tips for Safe Travel with your Pets
It’s no secret that pet parents love to travel with their dogs. According to the AAA/Kurgo Pet Passenger Safety Study, nearly 56% of Americans transport their dog in their car at least once a month! Getting out with your pet is a great opportunity to be active and have fun, but you should [...]
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
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
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!
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!
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 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 [...]