Dog Training, Dog Exercise And Travel

Besides raw dog food, I love writing about dog exercise and travel, and also dog training!

As a former professional dog walker, I’m a big believer in providing breed-specific, daily exercise.

Now, while it’s important to burn our pups’ energy, especially that of high energy dogs, it’s also a great opportunity to strengthen the bond between yourself and your pup.

Whenever possible, I’ve taken and continue to take my dogs along on trips, both throughout the US as well as through Europe.

Below, you’ll find a collection of blog posts about a variety of dog exercise topics as well as travel blog posts.

I recommend you bookmark this page and revisit it as it continues to grow.

Tip: Also check out the season-specific sections of my blog:

Dog Exercise & Training

5 Tools of a professional dog walker

I worked as a professional dog walker/pet sitter for 9 years. So today, I’m sharing the dog walking equipment you need to succeed in this competitive industry!

How I Play Hide & Seek With My Dogs To Tire Them Out

Playing hide & seek with dogs is not just a fun brain game for dogs, it also strengthens the bond between you and your pups! Learn how to teach your dogs this fun game here.

10 Ways to entertain your dog inside

Check out my 10 ideas to entertain your dog inside when the weather is crappy. These ideas also work when you’re sick and not feeling your best!

Where can I take my dog to swim?

If you’re wondering where to take your dog to swim, read this! I mention 3 specific places, water safety tips for dogs & more!

Avoiding blog in dogs - when not to exercise your dog

Bloat in dogs aka GDV is a potentially life-threatening condition that requires medical care fast. Here’s how to help prevent it!

How do I train my dog to accept a doggie backpack?

I’ve used a dog backpack on my three dogs for an increased physical and mental workout, and I can’t recommend it enough!

Do potty bells work for dogs?

Teach your pup to communicate their potty needs with potty bells for dogs! Say goodbye to accidents and hello to a well-trained pup. 🐾🔔🚽

How to teach your dog to do doggie pushups

Are you wondering how to teach doggie pushups? It’s a fluid combination of “sit” and “down”! Ready to give it a try? Woof! Go! 

Rollerblading with dogs

Rollerblading with dogs is a fun activity that’s great to tire out high energy dogs! Here’s how to do it safely.

How to train a dog to down stay

If you want to learn how to teach your dog a solid “down-stay”, I recommend trying this specific method along with lots of physical exercise!

How I taught my dog the rollover trick

Discover how to teach your dog the rollover trick with my 3 step guide. Watch your furry friend impress everyone with this adorable dog trick!

How to train your dog to speak and shush

Learn how to train your dog to speak and shush! It’s a fun dog trick my Boxer mix Buzz excels at, and it’s also great for bonding.

How to teach your puppy to walk on a leash

Set your puppy up for success with effective leash training with my 7 tips on how to teach your puppy to walk on a leash.

6 Ways to socialize your puppy for mental fitness

It’s really important to socialize your puppy for several reasons. Find out why and learn how to go about it with my 6 tips!

How to combine house and crate training puppies

Discover the benefits of combining house-and crate training puppies. Includes a practical puppy potty journal pdf.

How to keep your dog from pooping inside

We’ll cover medical issues, behavioral and nutritional ones. Also, should you punish your dog for pooping inside?

How to stop your dog from eating poop

If your dog eats poop, there’s many hacks to try to make them stop. Also: what to put in dog food to stop eating poop behavior.

How to combat dog obesity

Learn how to tackle dog obesity with expert tips on balancing exercise and food from a professional dog walker and raw feeder.

How to prevent dog arthritis

Dog arthritis and joint pain is very common in dogs, especially in the US where almost 60% of dogs are obese. Here’s 3 treats that can help.

Dog Product Reviews

2 Dog Jackets With Zippers I Love For My Active Dogs

I’ve had these 2 dog jackets for 8+ years & love their respective softshell/puffer look! They’re durable, waterproof & warm.

Enjoying the outdoors with Mighty Paw dog gear

Any Mighty Paw dog gear is affordable, durable and practical. Here, I mention my favorite items for my personal dogs & my client dogs.

Mighty Paw vs Ruffwear Harness - which is better?

Today, I’m comparing the Ruffwear Front Range Harness & the Mighty Paw Sport Harness 2.0. Both are unique, but one’s more versatile!

Exercising My Dog With The Ruffwear Commuter Pack

The Ruffwear Commuter Pack is a fun looking dog backpack that’s great for urban adventures and hikes with your high energy dog.

OneTigris Backpack vs Ruffwear Approach Pack

Explore the OneTigris Dog Backpack vs Ruffwear’s Approach Pack – which is the perfect fit for your furry explorer?

Reviewing The Rufffwear Front Range Dog Harness vs Load Up Harness

The Ruffwear Front Range Harness and the Load Up Harness are both great dog harnesses, but they were designed for different purposes!

My dogs carry their own Earth Rated dog poop bags - a review

Earth Rated poop bags make the task of cleaning up after your pets more convenient and environmentally responsible.

CoLLaR Liker Cord & Ball: Unique Ball & Rope Dog Toy

The CoLLaR Liker Cord & Ball are unique ball and rope dog toys that worked to teach my dog Buzz how to open the fridge door!

Introducing The Calmeroos Puppy Heartbeat Toy + Unboxing Video

The Calmeroos Puppy Heartbeat Toy helps puppies sleep through the night. It also offers anxiety relief for adult dogs who suffer from dog car anxiety, separation anxiety and t-storm & fireworks anxiety.

This hedgehog squeaky dog toy floats

Guess what, I finally found a fun dog toy that Missy loves – it’s a squeaky hedgehog dog toy named Violet to be more precise!

Dog Lifestyle Entries

What to do if your dog is scared of thunder

If your dog is scared of thunder, there are ways to manage his fear. Better yet, help them overcome it with a few smart hacks!

How to calm dogs during fireworks

Fireworks scare animals, which is why it’s essential to learn how to calm dogs during fireworks and ease their fireworks anxiety!

Dog car anxiety - how to travel with an anxious dog

So, what to do with a dog that hates the car? Check out my dog car anxiety tips and resources to help overcome dog travel anxiety.

10 easy ways to puppy proof your house

Discover 10 essential tips and practical steps to puppy proof your house, including how to puppy proof wires and fences.

Is Cedarwood Essential Oil safe for dogs

How exactly is Cedarwood Essential Oil safe for dogs? In this blog post, I share how I use it with my rescue dog Wally to help him relax.

6 practical uses for a tactical dog harness

Discover six practical uses for this heavy duty tactical dog harness. Enhance control, comfort, and safety in various scenarios.

What's in your pet first aid kit for dogs?

Learn about pet first aid kit essentials, when not to induce vomiting in dogs as well as which pet first aid book to invest in!

How to enjoy spring and summer without the dog pests

Dog pests like fleas, lice and ticks can take some of the fun out of spring and summer activities with our dogs, so prevention is key!

3 Tips for a safe encounter with loose dogs

Discover 3 essential tips to stay safe when you run into loose dogs and to handle these situations with confidence and caution.

How to Build A Dog Bed: Rustic DIY Charmera

How to build a dog bed: Our DIY dog bed is a rustic charmer that doesn’t require any sewing. It consists of 3 easy steps and takes 90 mins!

How to DIY A Burlap Christmas Stocking For Your Dog

This DIY dog christmas stocking is a rustic charmer! Made of burlap, it doesn’t require any sewing and holds plenty of treats and/or toys.

US Travel With Dogs

Pet friendly hotels Our experience at La Quinta Inns & Suites

Pet friendly hotels like the La Quinta chain can be a lifesaver when you’re on the road and bad weather or insomnia suddenly hits you!

My Pups Stayed Free At The Red Roof Inn

A dog-friendly Red Roof Inn is a good motel to break up longer road trips with your pup(s)! Bonus for raw-fed dogs: Mini fridges and ice.

Winter getaway to dog-friendly Hilton Head Island

Read all about our trip to dog-friendly Hilton Head Island! We stayed at a Red Roof Inn right in the center of the island, went shopping & more!

Walking the dog-friendly grounds of Biltmore Estate

I highly recommend you explore Biltmore Estate with dogs! The grounds are dog-friendly and offer the most gorgeous mountain views.

Exploring dog friendly San Diego

If you haven’t been to dog friendly San Diego, you’re missing out! There’s lots of dog beaches, hiking and dog-friendly patios!

Dog Walking In Memphis - Exploring the Mississippi Riverwalk

The Mississippi Riverside is the perfect location for dog walking in Memphis! You’ll enjoy panoramic city & river views, and Arkansas on the other side of the river.

International Travel With Dogs

how to move overseas with your raw-fed dog

I cover my recent move overseas with Wally, import regulations for dogs and where to find raw dog food in Germany!

How To Feed Raw When Overlanding With Your Dog

Trying to figure out how to feed raw when overlanding with your dog? I’ll share 4 approaches that have worked for me + 2 alternatives to raw!

Unique Croatia Destinations with Dogs - Krk & Cres Island

Our trip to Croatia this year included Krk and Cres island. Both are dog-friendly with many wild coves that dogs will love to explore.

Croatia with dogs - Our summer road trip with Wally

Ready to explore Croatia with dogs? Our recent road trip with Wally took us to Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski, Krk Island & the Plitvice Lakes.

Dog friendly hikes in Germany - Fortress Hohenurach

Our first out of many dog-friendly hikes in Germany took us up Fortress Hohenurach in the state of Baden-Württemberg. It’s short but steep!

Dog Lifestyle Game Changers

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The Calmeroos Puppy Heartbeat Toy with 2 Heatpacks in combination with a Dog Thundershirt. Both help calm and relax your pup(py). Bonus: They’re machine washable, just remove the heartbeat device and the heat pack from the puppy heartbeat toy.


Doesn’t matter what kind of dog you have, all dogs are born with the need to chew. I particularly love Bully Sticks from Brutus & Barnaby, Whole Thick Cut Pig Ears from Brutus & Barnaby, and Yak Chews from Mighty Paw.


I crate trained all my dogs Missy, Buzz and Wally, and highly recommend dog wire crates from MidWest Homes. They’ll last you a lifetime and keep your pups safe when you can’t actively watch them. A good alternative to wire crates are baby gates for dogs to block off spaces.


I love the One Tigris Dog Backpack to tire my pups out during the colder months. When it’s warmer, Boss Dog’s Tactical Dog Harness is a wonderful alternative for an increased workout.


I keep my pups safe in the car with the Mighty Paw Headrest Dog Seatbelt. Bonus: It also works as a leash. I also never travel without Mighty Paw’s Collapsible Travel Dog Bowls (2 pack), my Tick Twister Remover Set and a Dog First Aid Kit.

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