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How far can a dog hike in a day?

How far can a dog hike in a day?

Hiking is one of the most rewarding activities you can share with your dog. There are so many health benefits for both you and your pup. But just like anything, there is a point where too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. So how do you know how far a dog can hike in a day safely? We spent some time searching for guidelines and are ready to share our results with you. How far can…

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Is Hiking Good for Dogs?

Is Hiking Good for Dogs?

Recently, I was searching the internet for information about hiking with dogs. This question came up and I didn’t find any great answers. So I have set out to compile a complete answer to whether or not hiking is good for dogs. The short answer: Overall, yes, hiking is good for dogs. It provides both physical and mental exercise. And most dogs love to hike.  Okay, so that is the quick answer. Hiking is good for most dogs. But what…

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Hiking with Dogs at William O’Brien State Park

Hiking with Dogs at William O’Brien State Park

Less than an hour from the Twin Cities, is a beautiful Minnesota State Park along the St. Croix River. William O’Brien State Park is one of our favorite state parks for year round enjoyment. This might have something to do with the fact that it is also the closest state park to our new home. But trust us, even if we didn’t live close, William O’Brien would still make it near the top of our list.  Are dogs allowed at…

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The Ruffwear Webmaster vs. Front Range Harness Debate

The Ruffwear Webmaster vs. Front Range Harness Debate

Ruffwear is a leader in the dog hiking gear world. They offer a range of products from sleeping bags to boots to leashes. Today’s post will discuss two of Ruffwear’s most popular products: the Ruffwear Webmaster Harness vs. the Ruffwear Front Range Harness. But before we compare these two harnesses, let’s take a look at each individually. Ruffwear Front Range Harness The Front Range Harness is Ruffwear’s everyday harness. This harness features two leash attachment points: an aluminum V-ring centered…

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3 Dog-Friendly Frozen Waterfalls within 90 minutes of the Twin Cities

3 Dog-Friendly Frozen Waterfalls within 90 minutes of the Twin Cities

Winter in Minnesota can be long and brutal. But true Minnesotans know how to make the best of the cold. One way to make the most of the winter, is to search out experiences that are unique to the season. And hiking to frozen waterfalls is a great way to find the beauty amidst the ice and snow. There are many waterfalls in Minnesota. And most of them freeze during our winters. But not all of them are an easy…

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The Great Migration: 7 Essential Tips for Moving with Pets

The Great Migration: 7 Essential Tips for Moving with Pets

Moving takes a lot of time and advanced planning. And moving with pets, whether cats, dogs or both, adds even more details to consider. In the hustle and bustle of packing up the house, arranging the truck, and the actual move itself, it can be easy to overlook a few simple steps that will help your pet move with minimal stress. So if you are organizing your next migration with your pet, keep reading. Preparing for the move As with…

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A Dog-Friendly Guide to Banning State Park: Winter Edition

A Dog-Friendly Guide to Banning State Park: Winter Edition

Banning State Park is located just minutes off of I-35 near Sandstone, MN. This state park is stretched along the Kettle River, offering dramatic views of turbulent rapids. In fact, there are five sets of rapids, ranging from Class III to V, located inside this state park. Some of the hiking trails parallel this river, offering fantastic views of the rapids before leading you through the historic ruins of Banning Sandstone Quarry. And to top everything off, there are two…

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Muttluks Fleece-Lined Dog Boots Review: “The Boot That Works”

Muttluks Fleece-Lined Dog Boots Review: “The Boot That Works”

Here in the Midwest region of the United States, winters can get cold and snowy. But that doesn’t mean that outdoor adventures stop. It just means that your dog may need some cold-weather gear. As Ranulph Fiennes once put it, “there is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” And one piece of gear that can help your dog succeed on winter hikes, are boots. This winter, we upgraded Glia from home-sewn booties to Muttluks Fleece-Lined Dog Boots. These dog boots…

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7 Great Dog-Friendly Hiking Locations in the Twin Cities East Metro

7 Great Dog-Friendly Hiking Locations in the Twin Cities East Metro

When a dog-loving, avid hiker moves to a new city, the first thing she has to do is find the local hiking trails. Every city has a great hiking trail within an hours drive, but the ones you really have to search for are the trails within 20 minutes of your house. The ones that you can hike on a weekly, if not daily basis and not grow tired of them. So now that the Pawsitively Intrepid crew has been…

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3 Tips for Choosing the Best Harness for Your Dog’s Next Adventure

3 Tips for Choosing the Best Harness for Your Dog’s Next Adventure

In a perfect world, our dogs would accompany us on every adventure off leash, wild, and free. For a variety of reasons, this is not always practical or safe. Many trails have leash regulations and many dogs have incomplete training resulting in a variably reliable recall. These situations often make it necessary to utilize a leash. And this leash has to be attached to something. At this point, there are three main options: traditional collars, harnesses, or head halters. There…

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