Adventures, Hikes

Berg Lake 43kms in one day with dogs

January 21, 2021

Berg Lake is one of the world’s most beautiful lakes situated in Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. The trail takes you past Kinney Lake, Emperor Falls and is heavily trafficked with an elevation gain of 1509m. There are several campsites along the way to Berg Lake as well…

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Dog Gear, Gear, Hikes

Dog Hiking Checklist

January 18, 2021

Here’s my quick checklist for hiking. Optional gear is in GREEN, Seasonal gear is in BLUE. This is an assumption of an 8 hour alpine hike in the backcountry with no reception and a dog. 10 essentials for any hike1. Navigation2. Headlamp3. Sun protection4. First Aid5. Knife6. Fire7. shelter8. Extra…

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Camping, Dog Gear, Gear

Our Best Camping gear for Dogs

January 17, 2021

I’ve been backcountry camping with Whiskey since I’ve had her and we’ve tried so many different forms and types of gear. While I’ve gotten used to carrying a significant amount of weight, every piece that I bring needs to be purposeful, tough, and lightweight (in that order). For reference we…

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Gear

Best PNW Human Gear for Hiking with Dogs

December 21, 2020

I’ve been hiking for a couple decades, try a ton of different gear, in all weathers and am REALLY TOUGH with my gear. With dogs, little balance, bad knees, and a good amount of tolerance to rain and snow, I can safely say this is gear I use and trust…

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Diet, Puppyhood

Puppy chews- a review

December 7, 2020

Over the first 7 months, Vizsla puppies can be very mouthy. They first go through a sharky stage at 3months and then start teething soon after so it’s really good to have multiple options for them to chew on outside of your skin, clothing, furniture, or other valuables. Here’s various…

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Health and Wellness

Finding a Breeder

August 12, 2020

So you’re sure you want a Vizsla? But how do you find a breeder, a great breeder that will support and help you throughout your pup’s lifetime? What IS a good breeder and what should you look for? These are all subjective of course, but here’s what I find important…

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Sickness

Update on Environmental Allergies

December 3, 2019

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated on Whiskey’s allergies. I suppose it’s because we’ve “solved” them or at least found a solution that works well. To quickly summarize, we had noticed that Whiskey would get bumps on her exposed skin (normally ears/head) sometimes when she was outside. These bumps would…

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Adventures, Dog Gear, Gear

Our Winter Gear

December 3, 2019

Canine Jackets When you select a jacket for your dog, think of the conditions you are going out in, and the type of dog you have. Are they normally cold? Do you only need rain/snow protection (some dogs ball up), perhaps you have a summer dog like Whiskey! Are they…

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Camping, Hikes, Roadtrips

Edziza- Spectrum Range

November 13, 2019

When I passed by this section of Northern BC a couple years ago, I looked at the parks nearby and made a mental note to research more for a multiday hike in the future. Just the photos of the Spectrum range alone makes one spend a couple hours looking into…

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Adventures, Dog Gear, Gear

Paddling with Dogs 101

June 6, 2019

We have always loved different ways of exploring the great outdoors and paddling has always been a wonderful option and complement to all the hiking and camping we do. Over her life, Whiskey has been on paddleboards, canoes of all types, kayaks, and rafts, as well as motorized boats and…

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