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6 Dogs Share Their Favorite Hiking Gear

Do you and your pup have plans to hit the trail together? Getting outside with your dog can be one of the most rewarding things you can do together. Hiking is a great way to get some exercise together and enjoy some fresh air with your pup by your side. Chances are that you will enjoy amazing seasonal views [...]

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​5 Things To Know Before Hiking With Your Dog

The best part about hiking is enjoying the great outdoors with the people and pets closest to you. However, when it comes to hiking with your dog, there are a few extra steps that you need to follow before hitting the trails to make sure both you and your pet have a safe and happy [...]

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18 Dog-Friendly New England Fall Destinations

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated.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 [...]

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5 Benefits of a Dog Backpack

Does your pup have a dog backpack? If not, you and your dog may both be missing out on one of the most useful dog items in existence. Dog backpacks can help make your furry friend healthier and happier. They also can make your daily walks or weekend hikes a more rewarding experience. Here are 5 reasons you should [...]

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How to Choose the Right Hike for your Dog

With the temperatures getting cooler, more people, and dogs, are getting out and hiking. If your dog is a newbie hiker, or hasn't hiked in awhile, you may find yourself questioning which hike you should choose for them. Here are a few of the things that we consider when planning a hike with our dog.Know [...]

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​6 Tips for Camping with your Dog

The only thing better than heading out into the wild to soak up some nature is having someone to share that joy with. For many of us, our dogs are wonderful companions that love breathing in the fresh air and beautiful views that camping has to offer. There are a few things to keep in mind when planning a [...]

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The Dog Race Database: Fitness and Fun Together

Are you interested in running a race with your dog but aren’t sure where to find one? Bethany Merillat is a health researcher who spent over six months identifying races that welcome dogs and the result was a searchable database to help people find events near them. You can search by state or zip code to locate races.  Merillat continues to [...]

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Agility: Building Your Foundation

Editor’s note:  At Kurgo, we're all about helping you get out and enjoy the world together with your dog. Agility is something anyone can learn and can be a great way to bond with your four-legged friend! This is our third and final post on this topic. Check out our posts on 4 Reasons Agility is [...]

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6 Necessities Your Dog Shouldn't Hike Without

Editor's note: This post was originally published on July 26, 2017Hiking with your dog is fun and rewarding, but there are a few essentials to keep in mind before getting that tail on the trail! Before you head out, do your research. Make sure the area you're traveling to allows dogs and find out what [...]

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​5 Ways to Prepare to Fly Fish with Your Dog

Fly fishing is a wonderful way to get outside and enjoy a day on the river with your pup. You get the combination of nature, some relaxation, and the chance for your pup to play in the water! It isn’t always an easy trip to plan, so we wanted to give you a few helpful tips that will [...]

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