How to Keep Your Dog Cool and Comfortable in the Summer Heat – Part 1: Beds

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UPDATED MAY 2017

As our so-called Southern California “Winter” comes to a close, and we move into Spring and Summer, temperatures are going to start rising fast.  Owning a Husky in Southern California has forced me to become a semi-expert on keeping a dog cool during the worst of the heat, and I wanted to pass some of the helpful info I’ve learned, and the products I’ve used, over the last few years, to help make my dog as comfortable as possible as we face the hottest months of the year.  Because there are so many things to cover, I have split this into three separate blog post: Beds, Outdoors, and At Home.  So let’s get started.

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What Gear Should you Bring While Hiking with a Dog?

Updated May 2018

I wanted to do a quick write-up on all of the gear that Sierra, our dog, currently uses when we go on our hiking trips.  Just like you have probably heard about being prepared yourself before going out into nature, it’s just as important for your dog to be prepared as well.  This is not an all-inclusive list of everything you will need while hiking, because each hike is unique and requires different equipment based on length, terrain, weather, and much more.  However, everything on this list has been a huge help for us, and will hopefully give you some ideas on what to look for, so you too can be prepared before you go outdoors with your dog. Continue reading →