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5 Useful Styles of Dog Hiking Water Bowls

5 Useful Styles of Dog Hiking Water Bowls

Keeping your dog hydrated is an important part of every hike. A hydrated dog is at less risk of fatigue and overheating. But with so many dog hiking water bowls and bottles on the market, how do you choose the best one? We have tested 5 different styles of portable dog hiking water bowls and bottles. From the most lightweight to the bottles that conserve the most water, which bowl you choose will depend on your adventure.  Auto Dog Mug:…

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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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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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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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Groundbird Gear Harness and Trekking Packs Review

Groundbird Gear Harness and Trekking Packs Review

Finding the perfect backpacking set-up for your dog can be a challenge. There are many options available, but it can still be hard to find the perfect fit. This is where Groundbird Gear comes in. Groundbird Gear is a small company with a big passion for creating a great backpack for dogs. Founded by an avid backpacker who has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and has her own four-legged hiking companion, this company has filled a gap in dog backpack production….

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Ruffwear Webmaster Harness Review

Ruffwear Webmaster Harness Review

Glia and I are big fans of Ruffwear products. For those of you have not heard of Ruffwear, they are a company that makes performance dog gear for outdoor adventures. Glia and I ordered our first Ruffwear product in 2017, the front range harness. While we loved the color and quality, the front range harness had a habit of sliding onto her neck when she walked behind me and the leash tugged her forward. So this year, we purchased the…

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