Summer is here and you are looking for ways to spend more time in the outdoors with your dog. Camping with your dog is a great way to do that. It's like taking your life and moving it outside. Your dog will love exploring all the new sights and smells, it will help clear your mind, and it can improve your bond with your pet. There are several different ways you can camp and each one suits a … [Read more...]
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I had-selected some articles that I think you might like below but please stick around and browse a while. If you're local, you might like reading about some of our favorite dog friendly hiking trails in Washington State. If you love to enjoy the outdoors with your furry friend, you might find our dog-friendly camping tips or tips for hiking with your dog.
Protecting the environment is a hot topic right now. You may not know but, in my former career, I was an environmental scientist and water quality specialist. I try to share some of what I know here as it pertains to dogs. Check out my eco-friendly articles, if you are interested in learning how to be environmentally responsible with your dog in nature.
Are you new to camping with dogs or have you done it so infrequently that you forget what dog camping gear you should bring? I've been camping with my dogs for years. I've gone through a lot of trial and error and have decided that there are 10 things I won't leave home without. This isn't an exhaustive list but it's our must-have list for every camping trip. To me, it's just not pleasant or … [Read more...]
Because I hike with my own small dogs, I am extra aware of other small dogs on the trails. While I own and hike with Dachshunds, I've also done a lot of research into other small dog breeds. Based on that research, and my experience, these are the 5 most popular small dog breeds for hiking. Jack Russell Terrier A post shared by Katie (@trustyourtrail) on Dec 15, 2016 at 6:36am … [Read more...]
I've always loved photography. My mom was an amateur photographer when I was a kid and I remember sitting for hours looking at slides with her (yes, I'm that old). I started playing around with landscape photography when I discovered hiking. I switched to "landscape with pets" photos when I started this blog 5 years ago but, for the most part, I just stuck with the "take a landscape shot but throw … [Read more...]
Search the internet and you will find that dogs on hiking trails is a subject that is hotly contested. There are very passionate voices on either side. I am of the belief, obviously, that it is ok for dogs to be out on the trails. However, bringing your dog along comes with great responsibility to both people and the environment. I admit, I did some things that weren't cool when I first … [Read more...]
As you know, I'm all about hiking with dogs. I believe that almost any dog in good health can do it. However, it IS true that not all dogs can go the same distance or over the same terrain. If your dog has never been hiking before, you should start them slow on easier trailsand work your way up to more difficult hikes. Even dogs that love hiking and have been hiking for years have their limits … [Read more...]
People sometimes get altitude sickness when they reach an elevation of 8,000 feet or higher. I knew it was a possibility that someone would get sick on our recent trip to Colorado. People who live in Colorado are used to the altitude. People who travel there, especially sea-level dwellers like us, can get quite a shock to their system. It can take anywhere from a couple days to several months of … [Read more...]
I love all dogs and do not discriminate based on size. However, it is a fact that there are differences between small dogs and big dogs. Some of these differences become apparent when you are hiking or backpacking with your small dog. Advantages of Hiking with Small Dogs [Tweet "7 Advantages of Hiking with Small Dogs via @YDWWYW"] You can use your hand as a water dish because they … [Read more...]