Category: Protection

Dog Boots, Everything You Need To Know

adventure dog photography

The #1 question I get via email and social media is about Xena’s boots. I wrote about it here and there in the past. But I think now it’s time to put everything together in one post. So, let’s get started. Do dogs need boots for hiking? It is essential to let your dog hike

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Dog Gear Review: Hurtta Ranger Vest

Hurtta Ranger Vest

This fall we received the new Ranger Vest from our friends at Hurtta America so we can put it to the test. This light high-visibility vest is designed for outdoor activities and hunting even in the dark. This time of the year, hunting is allowed in the Angeles National Forest. The gunshots from hunting rifles

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Dog Gear Review: Dog Booties

Often I get questions about Xena’s boots. So here are some fun facts for you. Xena thinks her boots give her invincible power It’s normal for dogs to act as if someone stole their paw right after the boot is on Wearing socks before boots has been working great. No blisters to this date Zoomies

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Dog Gear Review: Hurtta Life Savior

Too hot for hiking? Let’s go swimming and beat the heat! I started working with Xena with her fear of water since last year. She’s gotten a lot better now and she walks in the water by herself as long as she can feel the floor. So it’s time for the next lesson. Swimming! So

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Dog Gear Review: Hurtta Sun & Bug Blocker

Xena’s biggest enemy is the heat. We love the sunny Southern California weather but that heat can get brutal on Xena. Her black fur absorbs that heat and retains it for a very long time. Even in the low 60s, without shade Xena gets too hot and she looks for shades. So it’s my responsibility

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Dog Gear Review: Hurtta Active Harness

If you get one gear for your active dog, I hope it’s a harness that is made for adventures. A quality harness keeps your dog protected from elements when exploring in the wilderness. A bright-colored harness makes your dog visible to hunters during the hunting season. Another feature of an active harness I personally rely on

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Dog Gear Review: Ruffwear Swamp Cooler

Summer is here! It’s time for Ruffwear Swamp Cooler. I soaked it in iced water, removed excess water then put it on Xena as directed. The cold water takes the body heat away then the warm water evaporates keeping her cool. When the Swamp Cooler was dry, I repeated. I’ve used it on Xena a

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