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Kurgo Dog Blog

6 Great Dog-Friendly Beaches

Editor's note: This post was originally published in May 2016.There is nothing worse than planning a fun afternoon at the beach with your pup, and upon your arrival encountering the notorious “No Dogs Allowed” sign. It is not always easy to plan a trip to the beach with your pet, especially with dog wardens snooping [...]

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4 Reasons Agility is Amazing

Photo credits: @endeavorsofegoAgility – it’s a term that most people associate with flexibility and dexterity. But if you’ve been a part of the “dog world” for long enough, you’ll realize that agility is also the name of a sport. Agility is a canine-focused recreational activity in which a handler (that’s you!) and their dog (your furry friend) navigate an [...]

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Living The Van Life With Dogs

Hi there! We’re Jayme and John from Gnomad Home, and for the past year we’ve been living the #vanlife in a self-converted camper van with our two dogs (we just recently lost our amazing dog, Crow, who lived to be 17, so for a long time we lived with three dogs!).What’s that you say? You [...]

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5 Labs Who Love Water

Labrador Retrievers are among the most popular family dogs and it's no secret why. They make great companions, generally have a good disposition, and are always up for a great adventure. Did you know that they were originally bred to fetch game from the water? This explains why so many of them love to swim [...]

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8 Tips for Summer Travel With Your Dog

Summer vacation and opportunities to travel often go hand in hand. Our dogs want to be with us, and we love to bring them along on vacation when we can. To ensure that you both have a wonderful time, some advanced planning can make a significant difference. You want to be sure you both get to relax [...]

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Tips For Creating a Dog-Friendly Office

Here at Kurgo, dogs are part of the team. Given our industry, it was a natural fit to welcome our four-legged companions to the office. That's not to say that we didn't put considerable time and thought into creating a dog-friendly office that would work best for all. Multiple studies point to the many benefits of [...]

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7 Great Dog Dads

Father's Day isn't just for parents of humans! If you're a dog dad, it's your special day too! It takes a special breed to parent a pup. Caring for a dog takes love, devotion, and patience. It means walking your dog rain or shine, picking up (lots of) poop, keeping her safe, and so much more. We found 7 [...]

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10 Best Summer Vacations For Dogs

Summer is upon us, and if you haven’t yet gotten around to planning your dog-friendly vacation this summer, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out some of our favorite picks for a dog-friendly vacation across the United States and in Canada.Pacific NorthwestOregon CoastThe Oregon coastline—all 363 miles of it—is completely open and accessible to the public, thanks [...]

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Training Your Dog to Ride in the Car: Foolproof Steps

Are you planning your summer vacation and planning to take your dog along? You are not alone - over 88% of people plan to bring their dog on vacation this summer and most are doing it in their car, according to a recent Kurgo survey. But do you have a dog that doesn't love the [...]

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Dog-Friendly Hikes: Northern California

Far away from any large cities (it’s a four-hour drive to San Francisco), northern California offers an abundance of spectacular hikes with fewer crowds, swimming holes aplenty, and pristine wilderness. Here are some of our favorite dog-friendly hikes. Tell us yours in the comments below! Make sure you are prepared for hiking by checking our  hiking with dogs [...]

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