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Backcountry Checklist for Adventure Dogs

When I pack up my backpack and strap on my hiking boots, my dogs quiver with excitement. They know we are about to take on an adventure. Just like with us, exercising outdoors and breathing fresh air is beneficial to our furry pal's health. And there's nothing more inviting than longer and warmer spring days to venture in nature. Surely, doing fun activities with our dog not only strengthens our bond but also provides physical and mental stimulation to keep them (and us) happy and healthy. And undoubtedly, most dogs want to be included in their hooman's adventures. While adventuring with your pooch might be very rewarding, it comes with a huge responsibility. Not only you need to make sure...

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The Best Free Dog-Friendly Snowshoeing Trails to Do in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor This Winter

With so much terrain to explore, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor is a true paradise for people who like the Great Outdoors and there's nothing we like more than an adventure in our region's backyard with our dog by our side! Snowshoeing is a serene way to explore our beautiful snowy mountain landscape and is the perfect way to fill up on fresh winter air with our furry friend.While some backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears, there are still some trails that allow our four-legged companion to tag along. Listed below are our favourite dog-friendly snowshoeing trails in the Vancouver, Coast and Mountains region of BC. And they are free. VANCOUVER Dog...

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Easy DIY Pine Cone Decorations to Add a Flair of Nature to Your Home

Pine cones are the perfect winter decoration. They are so festive, versatile and you can find them in your backyard. Making decorations out of foraged pine cones is a fun and creative way to welcome the holidays and it also keeps you connected to nature. As a bonus, it'll make your house smell wonderful. Bring the flair of nature to your home this holiday season with these easy DIY pine cone decorations. Wreath Create a fabulous wreath using the freshly cut pine cones. Get the tutorial at A Piece of Rainbow. Ornaments How cute and simple are these? Get the tutorial at Make It - Love it. Garlands Add a Christmas flair to your home with these garlands. Get the tutorial at...

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Upcycled DIY Pet Sweater for Winter

Winter is here! Warm boots and parkas are coming out of storage as we prepare to brave the cold. But what about our furry companions? Here is an Upcycled DIY Pet Sweater project that turns old sweaters into warm layers for our four-legged friends. All you need for an Upcycled DIY Pet Sweater… Old sweater Scissors Ruler Sewing machine (optional) Dog or a cat! The rest is simple. Follow the easy DIY Pet Sweater pictures below, or these detailed instructions. Upcycled DIY Pet Sweater Most small to medium sized dogs will fit the sleeve of an adult male sweater. Measure the length along your pet’s back, from neck to tail and cut an appropriate length of the sleeve. You can always trim down later. Place the cut sleeve over your pet and...

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