As the heat dome ripples across the US, even Montana is bracing for 100+ degree days. My long-haired black Border Collie (and grey short-haired Border Collie puppy) and I live in a Sprinter van with no A/C, so staying cool is our number one priority......

            Many dogs are excellent swimmers, but most dogs don’t have a good understanding of what makes water safe to swim in. Whether your dog is a total river rat or is a bit more apprehensive about water, it’s important to know how to keep your......

I love my dog Barley’s fluffy, silky coat. He’s a sight to behold when he’s enjoying the breeze, tail whipping in the wind as he bounds across a mountain ridge. Unfortunately, that glorious floof has its downside: Barley collects everything on the trail. At times,......

After a long workweek, there is nothing as fun and rewarding as taking a trip with your family. Your four-legged best friend should not be missing, either! Not every destination is suitable for dogs though. Before heading out, make sure that your adventure will be......

Principles for Leading Our Dogs I get the opportunity to work with a number of different dogs each year, and I have yet to find two exactly the same. They all have their own personality, quirks, and story. Just like people, they’re all unique, and......

Training with Consistency Earlier this week, I was working with my dog, Dot, on some advanced training. Overnight she went from having an awesome training session where I though we turned the corner on some things, to going in the complete opposite direction. One thing......

 When we walked into the shelter, a hundred hopeful faces turned our way. Each dog eager to please, to be loved, to find a home. Each kennel holding an adoptable dog. We rounded the corner and found the one who’s online photo had brought us......

  Bear, Kashi, and I have been traveling the country full time for about three months now. Our journey to get here was not easy, but the puzzle pieces kept falling into place making it possible for us. We try to spend as much time......

Camping is always an exhilarating experience; it is even more fun for some when they bring along their pets, especially their dogs or puppies. However, before taking your dog for an outdoor camping trip, ensure your camping checklist comprises the following necessities to make both yours and......

We’ve all seen those beautiful photos of a dog majestically balanced on the edge of a stand-up paddleboard. But for many of us, our first experience paddleboarding with our dog is anything but majestic. The first time I took Barley paddleboarding, he jumped off the......

Arguably the most important piece of gear any hiker or backpacker can purchase is a good pair of hiking boots. But what about your four-legged companion? Do dogs need shoes for hiking? In general, most dogs do not need shoes (or dog booties) for hiking. ......