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a rogue adventure -

I love my job. To wake up every morning knowing the days activities will include designing, sewing and well simply put, manufacturing rugged dog gear is truly a dream job come true! For me the fun comes with designing and modifying gear for specific dogs that need something “a little more custom.”Enter… …Rogue, a not quite 2 year old run of the mill “spunky, in your face, what'cha do'n, soft hearted” Black Labrador, owned by Leslie Perry's daughter, Desi. Leslie called me one day detailing a horrible accident involving Rogue. Apparently this guy had the notion to attempt flight, and...

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skijoring -

Skijoring is a fun and rewarding dog powered sport. The literal translation is “ski-behind” and is believed to have started with Reindeer in Scandinavia as a way for people to travel during winter months.  There are many forms of “joring” to choose from, all involve being pulled by an animal, in this case your dog(s). Three examples most popular for WA residents are Skijoring (skiing behind), Bikejoring (biking behind), & Scooterjoring (scootering behind). Another fourth variation of this is Canicross (running/jogging behind).Mascot girl Sadie (seen on the right run'n next to her Husky friend J.R.) participates mostly in “Bikejoring.” She...

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packing with pups -

  As the weather gets warmer we start to adventure more outside with our loyal furry companions. With this in mind, we have many customers asking us about packing with their pups. Here are the most popular questions:How old does my dog need to be? We recommend your pup be no younger than 2 yrs of age. This helps ensure your dog is fully mature both mentally and physically. You can still purchase a pack while they are younger, and allow them to wear it, but only place soft bulky items like towels in the pannier bags.How much weight can...

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canine carting -

Canine Carting Harnesses For competition and pleasure, 2 or 4-wheeled carts are pulled by dogs of many breeds -- from small Norwich Terriers, to large St. Bernards. A good website with information about carting is www.berner.org. Berners are one of the many kinds of dogs that enjoy carting. For seminars and more info, you can write to Lisa Ebnet.Carting is a dog sport or activity in which a dog (usually a large breed) pulls a Dogcart filled with supplies, such as farm goods or firewood, but sometimes pulling people. Carting as a sport is also known as dryland mushing and...

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