Longer days mean more time for fun in the sun! Now is the perfect time to start planning summer adventures with your dog like hiking, running, walking, swimming, paddling—you name it! There are endless opportunities to get out and adventure with your pup, and Kurgo gear makes it easier than ever to get going together.Although [...]
Why You Need to Restrain Your Dog in the Car
When we get into our cars, we buckle our seat belts without a thought. Do we do the same for our dogs? Kurgo began designing dog safety products after co-founder Kitter Spater had one too many close calls with his dog Zelda. She tended to jump up into the front seat, get in Kitter's way, and [...]
From the Experts: "Why I Trail Run with my Dog"
A few years ago, I started running with my dog, Cooper. We began slowly, following a training app, and I set my sights on completing a 5k. After a few months, we sailed through our first 5k. Inspired, I upped the ante. Cooper and I would train for a 10k.By the time we crossed the [...]
What is Trail Running, and how do I get started?
Trail running combines the best of two awesome activities: running and hiking. If you and your dog enjoy either activity, you’ll love trail running. Unless your dog isn’t medically cleared for strenuous activity (always check with your vet before starting a new exercise regime), feel free to hit the trails together! Running trails delivers health [...]
Kurgo Foundation Spotlight: BluePath Service Dogs
Here at Kurgo, we are inspired by the many organizations who work tirelessly, day in and day out, to improve the lives of dogs in their local communities. We created the Kurgo Foundation in order to give back to these dedicated animal advocates in ways that help them further their missions. The Kurgo Foundation’s primary [...]
Top 3 Wet Weather Dog Products
Living in the San Francisco Bay Area means that winter and spring are often quite rainy! And since this has been the first rainy season with my dog, Spruce (whom I adopted from Oakland Animal Services last June), I've had to learn all about how to take care of a 60lb toddler while keeping my [...]
Mental and Physical Health Benefits to Exercising Outdoors with Your Pup
Now more than ever, we all need to enjoy time outside! There are lots of reasons to get outdoors, too, and those reasons multiply if your dog is by your side. We know the physical health benefits of time spent outside: lower stress, boosted immunity, less inflammation, improved memory, even reduced anxiety and depression. And those [...]
Experts: COVID-19 is not transmissible between people and pets
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing our lives and a lot of people have questions about how the virus might affect pets. It can be challenging to discern and digest all the information shared on social media, so we gathered up credible source material to keep you as informed as possible. The Centers for Disease [...]
Top 5 Essentials You Need To Start Trail Running
You’ve likely heard the saying: There’s no bad weather, only bad gear. This is especially true when it comes to trail running with your dog.While it’s helpful for you both and your dog to have a basic running foundation, it’s not essential. You can start with slow, short distances and build together. What is essential, [...]
Complete Seat Protection Guide
We’ve put together a comprehensive dog car seat guide to help you find exactly what you need. Let us help you keep your car looking like it just left the showroom so you can focus on your next adventure with your tail-wagging best friend.
How to get your dog comfortable with wearing shoes
Shoes are a fantastic way to protect your pup’s feet no matter what Mother Nature throws at them. Mud, snow, and hot pavement are no match for the Blaze or Step ‘n Strobe. The soles are made with the same type of material (TPU rubber) that is used in many human running shoes and sneakers, so they [...]
10 Must-Haves for Hiking with Your Dog
Now that we’re a few weeks into 2020, you’ve had some time to think about the new hikes you want to explore with your dog this year. Now is also the perfect time to upgrade your pup’s adventure gear to make sure she can keep up with every activity. You’ll even have enough time to [...]