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    Besides love and affection, water is one of the most important things you can give your dog.  Just like us, dogs’ bodies are made up mostly of water and it’s crucial to keep their bodies functioning properly.  There can be dire consequences if your dog becomes dehydrated while out adventuring, so with summer in full swing and temperatures on the rise, we’re going to talk about the best ways to keep your dog cool and hydrated.
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    Empathy is a skill we as humans don’t use often enough.  While it’s true we don’t use empathy enough with our fellow humans, it’s also true when it comes to our four-legged friends.  What would change if you shifted your perception and saw your world through your dog’s eyes?

    Stand up paddle boarding is all the rage right now.  It’s a great way to work on your balance, get some sun, and enjoy the water at the same time.  Oh, I almost forgot to mention: your dog can join in on the fun too!

     

    I know that putting a dog on a stand up paddle board seems like asking for trouble, but all it takes is a little training and you and your dog will be cruising the lake together in no time. 

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    It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for.  Your new dog is coming home! Whether they are a puppy or an older dog you adopted from the shelter, there are several things you can do to make sure they feel welcome and at home in their new environment. 
    Brain games sound a little bit like homework, but they’re actually a fun way to keep your dog mentally fit and enjoy themselves at the same time. Brain games are any game you play with your dog that keeps them engaged mentally by problem solving.  That could be a wide variety of things like searching for hidden objects, solving puzzle toys, or learning new tricks.  As an added bonus, these types of games are especially tiring for dogs, so if you have a pooch with a little extra energy to burn, try these out!
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    You, your dog, and nature.  What could be better?  Hitting the trail solo with your dog could be one of the best things you do for yourself, your dog, and the bond between you.  It offers the opportunity to unplug, unwind, and get outside your comfort zone. It may seem a little daunting at first, hitting the trail alone with just you, your pack, and your dog.  But, as with most things, a little preparedness goes a long way.  Trust us, the benefits are well worth it.

    It’s really hard to consider, but every year in the U.S. 10 million dogs and cats are lost to their owners. 10 million!  That means 1 out of 3 pets will go missing in their lifetime. The numbers are staggering, and very hard to think about when you consider it being your furry family member.  But with numbers like these, its also crucial to think about how to prevent your dog from becoming lost, what to do if they are lost and what steps to take if you find a lost dog that isn’t yours.  With the right plan in place, we can reduce the number of dogs that become statistics.

    One of the best parts of having a canine adventure buddy is all the exploring you get to do together. Hiking mountains, rivers, forests, canyons, and fields is so much better with a dog.  Tireless and joyful, your dog will go with you wherever you roam, including some very remote places.

     

    But how do you handle it when one of you gets hurt on the trail?

    Getting a new puppy so is so exciting!  Everything is new to them, and it’s fun to watch them explore the world.  Their first encounter with stairs, learning how to carry a stick twice their size, protecting you from their reflection in the mirror and so much more.  And there is a lot you have to teach your puppy. He needs to know where to go to the bathroom, how to chew bones and not the new shoes you just bought, and how to sleep on his own.  


    You got a puppy in part to have an awesome adventure buddy.  But have you given much thought to what you’ll need to teach your puppy to become the ultimate adventure dog?  Some people simply head out on the trail with their new puppy and hope for the best. But you weren’t born knowing how to hike, camp and climb, and neither was your puppy. 

    Here are our top training tips to set you and your dog up for many miles of successful camping trips and mountain trails.

    Prevention is always the best medicine and we all want to keep our adventure companions safe.  We’re vigilant in protecting them from cars, from unfriendly wildlife, and even other dogs. But how often do we think about preventing them from being poisoned? What types of things are poisonous and how do we keep our dogs from getting into them?
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    You’re ready for an awesome weekend full of outdoor adventures with your pup.    


    Water?  Check. Leash? Check. 

    Granola bars? Check.  Wait…..do they make granola bars for dogs?


    Buying dog treats at the store can be quick and easy when you’re in a hurry, but if you want to ensure that your dog is getting the absolute best, whole ingredients, or if your dog has specific food requirements, there’s no substitute for making your own.

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    Did you know that 2 January is National Pet Travel Safety Day? And with a company slogan like Never Roam Alone™… we can obviously get behind a holiday like this. 


    (Seriously… we don’t make these things up, just ask Google.)


    Your dog is a member of the family and likely to tag along when you hit the road, but just like traveling with any other family member, their safety and comfort is important regardless of the distance or destination. 


    We’ve put together a list of 10 safety tips for you and your best friend.

    • 4 min read