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The Dog Days of Summer

Everything you need to make the most of the very best season with your very best friend

Training

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Turning puppies into full-fledged dogsledding athletes is a tough endeavor—one we'll explore over the next four months. First up: making sure they're not afraid.

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Expert tips for keeping your dog healthy, happy, and keen for any type of outdoor activity

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A good dog is an exhausted dog. Here's how to wear them out every single day.

Donovan Webster

How to find and train the ultimate outdoor companion—because you want so much more than just another pet

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Socialization is the most important thing you can do to create a good dog. But how do you create new experiences when you can’t leave your house? 

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If you want to make an adventure buddy, the first few weeks are critical

Travel

From miles of accessible trails to nearby boarding services to dog safety, these are the best (and worst) parks to visit with your best friend

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The ins and outs of keeping Fido safe, comfortable, and happy while on the go

There are hundreds of scenic trails for you and your BFF to explore together

Gear

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Fur, dingleberries, and dog claws are no match for a Harbor Freight moving blanket

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Once it's safe to get back out there, you and your pups will be long overdue for an adventure. Here's what you need to keep them comfortable—and you sane—on your next road trip.

Safety

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Do I worry about my dogs? Absolutely. Do I let that stop us from bringing them on outdoor adventures? Absolutely not.

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A detailed list of what you need to treat common injuries and ailments

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A few simple steps to follow to keep your pets from getting infected with Lyme disease

Getting a Good Dog

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Living your best #packlife is easier than it looks

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This is a longterm relationship that will have a major impact on your lifestyle. It pays to choose wisely.

Tioga

What is a good boy anyway? How do you become one? These are the questions that keep me up at night.

Trying to figure out how to show both of your dogs—with different energy levels—exactly how much you love them? We have answers to this dilemma and more in this week's lightning round.

The megapopular breed is possibly the worst city dog. But adopt these practices (and warning: they just might uproot your life) and it can also be the best.

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Beyond just the breed, this is about the individual

Why We Love Them

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Turning puppies into full-fledged dogsledding athletes is a tough endeavor, but all the hard work melts away on that first winter run

Spitfire excels at the curious sport of dock diving, or, in other words, jumping really, really far. That skill has landed him and his owner, 13-year-old Sydney Mackey, five world records—and counting.

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Spoiler: there are a lot of naps

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It’s tough to beat the ranch dog’s daily grind: They run around all day, swim in water troughs, and, of course, keep the crazy cows in line. Anyone who's lived with one cannot live without.

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Meet Gideon, the ten-year-old boy who has pet 600 dogs and counting—and is making the internet a better place, one pat at a time

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What man's best friend can teach us about being content

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In a new memoir, the photographer digs into the most meaningful moments of a remarkable human-canine connection