My name is Monica Callahan, and I completed my first official marathon on March 5, 2022 with the help of my dog, Orio. I am a professional dog trainer (Family Fido LLC) in the Myrtle Beach, SC area. I’m the owner of five dogs, mother of two children, wife, and part-time employee at Fleet Feet Myrtle Beach. I began running in 2015 when my son was a little over a year old.
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“The Hero Dogs” is currently comprised of our two registered therapy Dalmatians, Orio and Quint. Orio is 3.5 years old and Quint is almost 3. They have both been therapy dogs since they were about 1 year old, when they could officially test to be a therapy dog with Alliance of Therapy Dogs (www.therapydogs.com). Orio and Quint have done a variety of therapy visits at places like schools, libraries, fire stations, police stations, Cub Scout programs, the airport, and more.
If taking one dog on adventures is joyous, taking two (or more) must be better… right? Like so many things in life, it depends. As the proud human of two border collies, a frequent dog sitter, and a (sometimes) doggie foster mom, I have had a lot of experience taking multiple dogs on outdoor adventures.
Rainy days are a bummer, especially for dogs who love to run and play outside. Active dogs can get restless and even destructive when cooped up indoors for long periods of time. It’s important to have a few indoor activities to keep your pup entertained throughout the day, and to keep you both happy. Here are five of our favorite ways to spend a rainy day with your furry friend.
As the holiday season fast approaches, you may be wondering what to get your pup. Another bag of treats? Another toy? What about a holiday gift that makes your adventures with your dog even better? These creative ideas are sure to make your hikes, backpacking trips, and other excursions more enjoyable!
As the heat dome ripples across the US, even Montana is bracing for 100+ degree days. My long-haired black Border Collie (and grey short-haired Border Collie puppy) and I live in a Sprinter van with no A/C, so staying cool is our number one priority for safety and comfort in the coming days.
Many dogs are excellent swimmers, but most dogs don’t have a good understanding of what makes water safe to swim in. Whether your dog is a total river rat or is a bit more apprehensive about water, it’s important to know how to keep your dog safe around water this summer. Drowning, water intoxication, and even diseases can all make the waterfront dangerous for your dog.
I love my dog Barley’s fluffy, silky coat. He’s a sight to behold when he’s enjoying the breeze, tail whipping in the wind as he bounds across a mountain ridge. Unfortunately, that glorious floof has its downside: Barley collects everything on the trail. At times, he may have an entire micro-ecosystem of burrs, stickers, lichens, moss, twigs, and even 6-inch sticks tangled in his coat.
After a long workweek, there is nothing as fun and rewarding as taking a trip with your family. Your four-legged best friend should not be missing, either! Not every destination is suitable for dogs though. Before heading out, make sure that your adventure will be tailored towards accommodating dogs.
Camping is always an exhilarating experience; it is even more fun for some when they bring along their pets, especially their dogs or puppies. However, before taking your dog for an outdoor camping trip, ensure your camping checklist comprises the following necessities to make both yours and your dog’s camping experience exciting and comfortable.
In our last article, we discussed the first three main things to know about backpacking with dogs. We talked about your dog’s fitness, the trail, and tent matters. Now it’s time to dig into the other four things to know about backpacking with your dog!
One of my favorite things about January is looking forward to planning my adventures with for the coming year. I always try to get outside and do something fun with my border collie Barley a few times per week. Whether we’re trail running, hiking, or just tossing a ball in a new place, we love exploring!