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Kurgo Dog Blog

Why Does My Dog Bark in the Car?

Photo by @palmettomoonpointersFor us humans, barking can sometimes be a real nuisance. But for dogs, it is their way of communicating. Because barking occurs for a variety of reasons, it is important to first understand the reason behind the behavior before we try to modify it. The three main reasons for dogs barking in the car are anxiety, barrier [...]

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Keeping the Car Clean After a Muddy Hike

Ah spring, the season we wait so long to arrive – only to remember that all those beautiful flowers are blooming thanks to an abundance of rain. Rain, of course, for those of us who get outdoors on a regular basis, means mud. Lots and lots of mud.While it’s fun to play in the mud, dogs tend to gravitate [...]

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What to Look for In An Obedience Class

Since dog training has changed drastically over the years, there are now many different options when it comes to choosing an obedience class. This can leave owners confused and a bit worried about how to choose the right fit for their pup. There is everything from puppy class, to agility, to even scent class! So how do you choose? And [...]

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Dog Hiking Checklist

Here at Kurgo, we love exploring the outdoors with our dogs. Hiking is a great way to get some exercise and discover a new area together. Whether you're planning an an hour-long trek or a full day hike, make sure you're prepared! Using our Dog Hiking Checklist is a great place to start and check [...]

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Kurgo Yard Games: Target Jack

If you miss the childhood days of playing with jacks, we can bring back those memories and have them include your dog this time! Kurgo’s Target Jack is made of tough and non-toxic material that will provide endless amount of enjoyment for you and your pup. We invented some games that will not only provide fun for you and [...]

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Backpacking with Your Dog Infographic

Heading out hiking and backpacking with your pup can be one of the most satisfying and joyful ways to spend time together. If you love hiking then your dog is going to have THE best time ever! And hiking together in the wild will be one of the only times you are both totally in your element. But if [...]

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​What to Know Before Flying with Your Dog

Air travel is different for every dog, breed, and owner. Knowing how to prepare for your next trip and what to look for in an airline will be key in having a safe and successful journey. Follow these tips and share your own experiences below to help fellow dog owners and jet-setters have a great flying experience.Consult Your [...]

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5 Dogs Who Love Winter

Winter is a wonderful time to be outside with your dog. Many dogs love running through the snow and are excited to partake in a variety of outdoor activities despite the chilly temperatures. Meet 5 Dogs who are ready for anything when it comes to winter fun and learn how they make the most of the season.Lilah from @mountain_cow & @photocaitLilah is a rescue [...]

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​4 Tips for Driving Safely with a Small Dog

Dogs, small or large, are great travel companions for short trips around town or longer, more adventurous road-trips. No matter the size of your dog, it is important to consider travel safety gear that works for both dog and owner. While larger dogs can use certain restraint systems in the back seat and cargo, items like tethers and dog seatbelts [...]

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Tips for New Runners & Suggested Gear

Dogs make wonderful running partners and their need for regular exercise serves as great motivation to get our own workouts in for the day. Running helps energetic dogs burn a ton of energy, resulting in tired and happier pups by the end of the day. While some dogs are natural runners, others must ease into the sport. Follow these [...]

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