A Trek through the Land Guarded By Dogs
Posted by Kaitlyn Manktelow on 10th July 2017
Our slogan at Kurgo is ‘Go Together’, and that is exactly what our adventurous friends at Rough on the Road have been doing! Jessica, Greg and their 9-month-old German Shepherd, Moxie documented their hike in Guatemala along the San Pedro Volcano, also known as the “land guarded by dogs”. Located in Northern Guatemala, this nickname stems from when villagers used to grow corn and beans. As a way to protect their livelihood from the animals on top of the mountain, they would place dogs between the crops and the mountain to help guard the harvest. See the details of their excursion in the below documentary.
Trying to decide which is better for your dog—a collar or a harness? The short answer is: You may need both. It really depends on the size and temperament of your dog and what it takes to maintain safe control of him.
A dog barking in the backseat of the car can be a real nuisance—and even a hazard—for human drivers. But for dogs, barking is a way of communicating. In order to put the kibosh on all that annoying barking, we first need to understand why our furry companion is barking to begin with.