Five Must Have Items For Walking My Dog

Ever been out for a walk with your dog and you realized you forgot something important…like water, poop bags, money for Starbucks, your keys? Yeah…I have too. That’s why now I have five terrific tools I always use when I walk my dogs. These make my walks more enjoyable, I’m better prepared, and everything is ready to go whenever Ranger and I are ready!  So, in no particular order, here are my top five must have items for walking Ranger:

Teaching Trail Etiquette to Dogs

My husband and I are currently living in our motorhome while we have a house built in Colorado Springs. One of our favorite past-times here in Colorado is taking advantage of many dog-friendly open spaces where we can hike. I’ve begun a series of training exercises on these hikes to help Ranger learn some trail etiquette. Here is a behind the scenes look at a recent hike to give you some ideas on teaching trail etiquette to dogs.

The Unexpected (and Inevitable): Protecting and Preparing Our Pets

With the reminder from Hurricane Harvey in our minds, now is a good time to focus on protecting our pets.  From fires in California, to hurricanes in Florida, to poisons and cancer in canines, as pet parents, we are responsible for being prepared for both the unexpected and sadly, the inevitable. There are so many “what if’s” to be considered, it really is overwhelming but necessary. Don’t despair! There are resources available to help navigate these waters, and below are a few for you to keep handy.

Doggie Hotels: How do You Choose … and Trust?

Getting ready for a trip?  Hopefully your dog will join you!  However, if you’re hitting the road sans Fido and struggling with who to trust to care for your faithful companion, this article may help! I recently sat down with Paula Fitzsimmons, and we hashed out 7 things to look for when choosing a doggie hotel. Check it out here and leave your comments/questions below.