Hiking with Dogs: Food and Gear Packing List

Packing list for dogs

Last month I wrote about transitioning my chocolate lab, and hiking partner, Coco to the Merrick Backcountry raw infused dog food line. That spurred a flurry of emails and questions via social media asking about hiking gear and packing lists for dogs. I was making preparations to take Coco on a short hike right as I […]

Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Dog Food

Merrick Backcountry Dog Food Review

I’ve noticed that as my chocolate lab Coco has gotten older her eating habits have changed. We rescued Coco as a young dog approximately two years old so we never really had her as a puppy. When she was young she would devour any amount of food that we put out for her as soon […]

A Guide to Hiking with your Dog

Hiking with your dog

Dogs are a natural fit for joining you on your hiking and backpacking adventures. Let’s face it, most dogs love to be outside. The sights, the smells, the sounds… did I mention the smells!? Just like you, your dog will benefit from the exercise and fresh air and can keep you in good company on the […]

Ruff Wear Bark’n Boots | Field Test

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post in which I mentioned that I was considering getting a set of hiking boots for my trail buddy, Coco the chocolate lab. I had noticed that on longer hikes the pads of her feet pads got sore to the point where se was reluctant to keep […]

Hiking Boots for Dogs?

My trusty trail partner, Coco, likes her backpacking gear as much as the next well dressed doggy. This is her wearing her Kelty Chuckwagon backpack that she is very well accustomed to. So much so that she gets excited at the slightest sight of it in my gear closet. It’s a great doggy pack with […]

Hiking with Coco

I just got back from a weekend backpacking trip to South Mountain (NC) with my chocolate lab, Coco, best friend Andy, and his son Logan. We had fantastic weather and a lot of fun (video clips to follow soon). Here’s a great picture of me and Coco stopping to pose in front of the mountains […]

Coco Snoozing

Here’s a quick snap of our pup taking a nap on the kitchen floor after a busy day of not doing very much at all – that’s her favorite past time, along with being spoiled by Jack and Maggie. She’s a GREAT dog and has already fit in with daily life in the Green household. […]

Fifth member of the Green family

Say hello to Coco (formerly Java) our new four-legged friend. She is a gorgeous 2-year old chocolate colored Lab that we brought home yesterday from her foster home. She’s been amazing, sleeping through the night on her new bed, going for walks and doing her business, playing ball with Jack in the back yard and […]