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Today is the first day of the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show. A show where all of the brands in the Outdoor Industry convene on Salt Lake City to show the latest and greatest gear. It is also the trade show where, twenty years ago, the first collapsible dog bowl was revealed, and Ruffwear was born. […]

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A few days ago Dan Markovitz, author of A Factory of One, visited Ruffwear to research a new book that he is writing on lean practices based around Outdoor businesses. As Dan posed his questions about the lean approach that Ruffwear takes, we were challenged to put into words something that comes fairly naturally to […]

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It can’t rain all the time… right? But when it does, make sure you have the gear to stay dry. In the mountains, some say that there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad equipment. Being prepared is the difference between just getting by and enjoying the experience. One brand new accessory that […]

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Not all gear needs to be light and packable. Let’s face it, one of the best rewards after a long day in the mountains is a big meal and comfortable bed. For those building the ultimate base camp, car camping set up or just want a premium plush dog bed for the home, car or […]

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Customers have requested, and Ruffwear has delivered. Over the years, the Web Master™ Harness has received countless praise for it’s multi-use capabilities and Houdini-proof secure fit. On top of this praise, we have also heard the request for a simple every-day harness for both outdoor and daily urban excursions. Applying our understanding of fit and […]

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Ruffwear is set to launch our Fall/Winter 2014 line of products. This season’s product line up brings three brand new products, a handful of redesigned products and the reinvention of a couple of products previously in our offering. Today we give you a teaser sneak peek at some of these products. We will highlight, in […]

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Why would dogs ever need to wear protective booties? Humans are increasing the rate in which they incorporate pets into their activities. There was a time when pets would simply wait at home for us to return from our adventures. Thanks to dog-specific gear that allows dogs to keep up with our own gear-enhanced activities, […]

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As the temperatures rise, we start to receive questions from our fans about which dog boot we recommend for summer adventures. While some typically think of using dog boots for winter applications, there are numerous reasons why dog boots are a great idea during the summer months. If you are looking for boots to protect […]

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One of the best things about being a part of the Ruffwear online pack is seeing the photos that you share with us. We are inspired daily by the photos that our customers share on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. A common theme lately, and rightly so, has been dogs playing in the water in their […]

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Ruffwear Ambassador and author of “How To SUP With Your PUP“, Maria Christina Schultz, offers up her Top Ten Tips for Standup Paddling with Your Dog. Always make your dog wear a life jacket. There are a lot of misconceptions out there about why dogs should wear life jackets in the water. On paddleboards, the […]

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Summer is officially here, and with it, the warm temperatures. Your dog still wants to play but is panting and not quite as enthusiastic halfway through your normal daily walk, run or ride and seeks shade like a magnet. The challenge for dogs is that they do not have the ability to really sweat across […]

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In the outdoor world, the approach is just the start of something grand. It is a necessary piece of any adventure puzzle. Whether tackling a peak, paddling a river or skiing a new couloir, you must start with the approach. The word conjures up images of a trail leading the way to a peak in […]

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Since June is National Trail Month and many of us are turning our attention from winter sports to camping, we asked one of our friends for some advice. Ruffwear Ambassador and president of the American Long Distance Hiking Association – West,  Whitney LaRuffa (who also goes by the trail name of “Allgood”) was happy to […]

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  For each of us, the relationships we have with our dogs are unique – shaped by the adventures we share. They are our trail mates. Our biking buddies. Our constant companions. How would you sum up the meaning of your canine companion in a word or phrase? What does you dog mean to you? […]

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