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Stay Safe with Ruffwear’s Lumenglow High-Vis Dog Jacket

While fall is a fantastic time of year for hiking in most areas, here in Minnesota it is also a time of year when daylight hours are getting shorter and hunting season starts. But whether you are trying to stay safe hiking during hunting season, trying to remain visible to cars in your neighborhood at […]

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OneTigris Sleeping Mat: A Portable and Packable Solution

If you backpack, camp, or even just road trip with your dog, you may have found yourself searching for a good sleeping solution for your dog. If you are staying near your car, you can haul a regular dog bed along with you. But if you want something to bring with you on day hikes […]

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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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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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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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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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OneTigris Achilles Bomber Style K9 Jacket Review

Looking for a tough, quality, wind and water-resistant jacket for fall and winter? Check out the OneTigris Achilles Bomber Style K9 Jacket! OneTigris is self-described as “a group of young hearts that focuses on developing reliable, durable, and affordable tactile gear to inspire [their] users to do more and go further with their fur pals.” […]

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The Best Gifts for Adventurous Dogs (and their humans)

Every year, as the leaves fall, the evenings get crisp, and the holiday season approaches, I like to take a moment to list out my favorite dog gear from the summer hiking season. It is also a fun time to share items that are on my want list. So I have broken this gift guide […]

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Zouga Dog Gear: Strong, secure leashes for hiking with your dog

Are you looking for a strong and secure leash for hiking, running, or even just walking around the neighborhood with your dog? Look no further. Zouga Dog Gear has entered the market! What’s so special about Zouga Dog Gear? It was created for strong dogs. Designed with the needs of an active Rhodesian Ridgeback in […]

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The Best Harness for Hiking with Your Dog

Dogs make the best hiking companions. Their zest for adventure, companionship, and willingness to go wherever you go is inspiring. My dogs inspire me to get out and explore the beauty of the world around me. If you enjoy hiking with your dog, then you may be on the lookout for the best harness for […]