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Hiking with a Dog Diagnosed with Arthritis

Dogs make great hiking companions, but they age faster than we do. And commonly, older dogs develop arthritis. But just because your dog is aging doesn’t mean that you have to stop hiking with them. This post is dedicated to helping you support your arthritic dog in continuing to stay active as long as possible. […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Hiking with Your Dog

Have a dog and enjoy hiking? If you are new to hiking with your dog, then you are in the right place. Below you will find all the information you need to get started on a lifetime of adventure hiking with your dog. Preparing for Your First Hike For the purposes of this article, I […]

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Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Dog Cooling Harness Review

It’s hot out. Summer in Minnesota has finally arrived. Despite the heat, I always want to take full advantage of the beautiful sunny days. Adjusting from winter to summer hiking is always a little hard. In the winter, I hike in the middle of the day and rarely need to bring water with me unless […]

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Dog Adventures Hiking Trails

Explore the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness with your Dog

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness is the largest state park in Michigan. Located in the upper peninsula, the park covers 60,000 acres of forest, lakes, and rivers along the shore of Lake Superior. The Porcupine Mountains themselves form a 12-mile-long escarpment that parallels the Lake Superior Lakeshore for a distance of 1.5 miles. On a clear day, […]

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Dog Adventures Hiking Trails

A Dog-Friendly Adventure in Canada: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of spring and summer weather here in Minnesota. Last year, I used the long weekend to backpack a portion of the Border Route Trail in the Boundary Waters Canoa Area. This year, I had planned to spend 4 days and 3 nights thru-hiking the Kekekabic Trail, which is also […]

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Gear Review

Ruffwear’s Hitch Hiker Leash: “a versatile leash option for hiking and camping”

This spring/summer, Ruffwear came out with some new and updated dog gear. When I looked through the updated catalog, there were 3 products that immediately caught my attention: the new colors of the Flagline harness, the Swamp Cooler harness, and the focus of this blog post – the Hitch Hiker Leash. *Please be aware that […]

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Dog Adventures Gear Review

Re-designed Ruffwear Flagline Harness Review (2022)

This spring, Ruffwear released an updated Flagline harness. In addition to new colors, there were a few features that were updated on this style. These updates include the following: “New shell fabric for improved durability and colorfastness; updated, more streamlined handle; updated material for the leash attachment point on the chest.” The Flagline harness is […]

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Hiking Trails National Park Adventures

Exploring White Sands National Park with your Dog

White Sands National Park is one of the newest parks to be designated as an official U.S. national park. It was only in 2019 that this national monument was upgraded to National Park status. And of the 5 most recent additions to the list of U.S. National Parks, this one is my favorite. Protecting 275 […]

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Dog Adventures Gear Review

The Best Style of Winter Dog Boots

I live in Minnesota and my dog’s paws get cold easily. So if we want to hike more than a mile in the winter, I need to bring a set of dog boots along on our adventures. Over the years, we have tried out a lot of different dog boots, so this year I put […]

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Dog Adventures Reactive Dog Care

7 Tips to Help Calm your Dog during Car Travel

Here at Pawsitively Intrepid, our goal is to help dogs live adventurous lives right alongside their humans. And for better or worse, adventure often involves some car travel. Whether you want to take your dog on a cross-country road trip or just want to drive an hour to a really cool trailhead, it is hard […]