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Camping with your Dog Tips

By | Camping | One Comment

This year is exciting for us as I will be contributing regular posts along with a team of doggie experts to the fantastic Puppy Tales. The first in my adventure series for Puppy Tales is all about how to have a safe and fun camping trip with your dog. “Kate the Kelpie and I love camping. When Kate was four months old we took her on her first camping trip…

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The Adventures of Luna and Hugo

By | Hiking, Luna and Hugo | 2 Comments

White Rock Spring Mountain Trails I sighed as I checked my phone. Another 45 minutes to kill until my doggy clients arrived at our arranged photo spot in Redback Plains. "Definitely enough time for a drive around the area", I thought to myself as I started the car and pulled out. Just down the road I noticed a sign "White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation Estate" – well, that sounded…

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Bushwalking in the You Yangs

By | Hiking | 11 Comments

This past weekend Simon and I decided that a bushwalking dog adventure was long overdue so we packed up the gear and decided to go for a stroll in the You Yangs! The You Yangs are a granite peak range rising out of flat volcanic plains about an hour’s drive west of Melbourne. On entry to the park there is a Visitor Centre to the left that is worth a…

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Hiking with your Dog

By | Fitness, Hiking | 13 Comments

This past week was National Walk Your Dog Week in the US, so to celebrate getting out there and walking your dog I thought I would share my favourite types of walks with Kate the Kelpie! Without fail my favourite type of walking Kate is hiking trails. Australia is such an amazing diverse country, our environment ranges from beach to rainforest to bush to desert. I truly love nothing more…

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Trail Running with your Dog

By | Fitness, Trail Running | 15 Comments

Trail running is a wonderful balance of being sure footed and light on your feet. It is a totally different rhythm to road running as you are constantly dodging trees and scrub, running on single tracks that weave and undulate through the hills. You need to develop the art of placing your foot down with purpose but also be agile and ready to leap and dodge as you bound through…

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Hitting the Trails with Salomon Trail Series

By | Fitness, Trail Running | No Comments

Mud, twisting turning single track, ferns, trees taller than you can see and one killer hill! This was the third run in the Salomon Trail Series held at Silvan on the weekend. I got my first taste of trail running last year when I signed myself up to the first three runs of the series. I absolutely loved it, so when this year’s series rolled around – of course I…

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Camping in Vic High Country

By | 4WD, Camping, Trail Biking | No Comments

It was one of those awesome winter weekends, with bluebird days both Saturday and Sunday! The week leading up to our camping trip had been miserable weather in Melbourne and it wasn’t looking promising until the forecast changed on the Thursday to cool but sunny on the weekend! It was our first camping trip with our dog Kate, and being a kelpie we knew she was going to love it….

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