Category Archives: Dogs

How Build a Safe, Comfortable Place for Your Dogs in Your Truck

How do you carry dogs in your pickup truck? There are a lot of wrong answers, and no totally optimal ones. Factors like safety—for both the dogs and humans—are difficult to address entirely, especially when you also need to protect the dogs from hot temperatures and extreme weather, and give them a comfortable place to […]

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Meet Porky, Cinder, and Other Furry Survivors of the 2022 New Mexico Superfires

This spring, New Mexico was hit hard by wildfires, and two of them burned through vast swaths of public and private land to the west and east of Santa Fe, where I live. The Cerro Pelado Fire, which at press time had scorched more than 45,000 acres of backcountry south and west of Los Alamos, […]

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My Partner Adopted a Dog Without Telling Me

Welcome to Tough Love. We’re answering your questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Our advice giver is Blair Braverman, dogsled racer and author of Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube. Have a question of your own? Write to us at toughlove@outsideinc.com. My partner and I have had a somewhat dodgy relationship for years. He […]

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How to Protect Your Dog From Rattlesnake Bites

You’re clomping along with your four-legged best friend down a sunny stretch of trail when, out of nowhere, you hear it—the shcka shcka shcka of a rattlesnake’s tail. The creature is sprawled across the length of the hiking path, and there’s no safe way around. It’s every pet owner’s worst nightmare. If a rattlesnake bites […]

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Chloe Kim Has Been Prioritizing Her Mental Health—with the Help of Her Dog

In February, Chloe Kim made history as the first woman to win two Olympic gold medals in the halfpipe. Since then, she’s been prioritizing her mental health. That’s included the major decision to sit out the 2022–23 snowboarding season, she said in an interview with Cheddar News last month. “When you train for something for four […]

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