You Did What With Your Wiener? is first and foremost about hiking and camping with small dogs.
I have 25 years of experience with those things and over half of that time has been spent doing it with dogs.
Because I own a miniature Dachshund, and I am very knowledgeable about the breed, I write specifically about them too.
I also cover other topics like dog health, enjoying life with your dog by your side, traveling and other fun, dog friendly activities like paddleboarding.
Some people probably think I’m crazy but if I can’t do it with my dogs, I pretty much don’t do it!
Breaking Stereotypes Is Our Thing
I like surprising people and making a difference so underlying all of this is the theme of breaking stereotypes like:
- Only big dogs need a lot of exercise (energy level is more dependent on breed than the size of the dog)
- You have to be in great shape to hike mountains or enjoy challenging outdoor activities (I am proof that you don’t)
- Small dogs belong on a lap, not at the top of a mountain (try telling that to Chester and Gretel)
- You’re not a true outdoor enthusiast if you don’t get outside several times a week or spend all of your time obsessing about getting outside (I do dream about outdoor adventures a lot but my life is much more than that)
- YOUR DOG’S outdoor adventuring is over if they deal with a chronic condition that puts them at risk for re-injury (Chester is geriatric and Gretel has a bad back. Although I have to monitor them more closely than a young dog with no injuries, they still get out… a lot)
- Pleasantly plump dogs are cute (No, no they are not. They’re just fat and at risk of developing weight-related health issues. It’s sad really)
- Environmental concerns should be left to the “tree huggers” and environmentalists because one small action by one person can’t make a difference (Remember, it’s not about doing everything right, it’s about doing one or two simple things right. If everyone makes even one small change, together it could have a big impact)
Wait, Don’t Go!
Stick around and you will:
- Enjoy seeing the beautiful places we hike and travel to
- Learn how you can enjoy the outdoors with your own dog
- Hear about the unique challenges and experiences of hiking with a small dog
- Discover dog-friendly places to travel
- Learn how to keep you and your dog healthy so you can continue your outdoor adventures for years to come
- Learn more about being the best pet parent you can be
- Discover products and services that make life easier and increase the fun
- Find out how to make earth-friendly choices to preserve the beauty around us
- Plus more!
You might want to start exploring our blog on our most popular posts page.
Have Any Questions?
If you’re saying “tell me more about” but can’t find and answer using the navigation menu on the home page, please send your question to me at Jessica(at)PetTalkMedia(dot)com or message me via our Facebook page.
If I don’t have the answer for you (I probably do), I will find out or point you in the direction of someone who does.
I have experience with both TV and Radio Interviews. I’ve has also been quoted in several magazines.
Here are some examples of my interviews:
Adventureweiner Club in Seattle Proves Size Doesn’t Matter
“The misconception with a lot of people is that the size of the dog equates to their athletic ability or endurance, but that’s not true,” said Jessica Williams, Founder of Adventureweiner Club.
Monthly Radio Segment – approximately May 2013 to December 2014
I appeared on the KIRO Radio 97.9 FM show – It’s Raining Cats and Dogs with Shawn Stewart – for a feature interview segment called The Dog Buzz. I was a regular on the show for a over a year and a half.
Humarian Health Podcast – Pet Blogger Interview – June 20, 2018
Podcast Interview: Dr. B. is joined by professional pet blogger Jessica Rhae Williams after Blogpaws 2018 to talk about miniature Dachshunds, why it’s unwise to make assumptions about the physical capabilities of a dog based on its size, hiking with small dogs, precautions to take when hiking with dogs, and her website, youdidwhatwithyourweiner.com.
Northwest.com – It’s Raining Cats and Dogs – May 7, 2013
Radio Interview: Big Adventures with Little Dogs
AKC Family Dog Magazine – May/June 2013
Expert Interview: Small Dogs, Big Adventures – Preparing Your Pint-Sized Dog for the Great Outdoors p.32