Maddy and Piper (@Maddy_and_Piper) here along with dad (Ryan) of course because we do not have opposable thumbs...
First, we would like to introduce ourselves and where we are from. Our current residence is in Parkville, Maryland, USA. Maddy is a 9-year-old beagle mix that I rescued from West Virginia when she was 3 years old. I can’t believe I’ve had her for 6 years now. Piper is a 2-year-old purebred blue merle border collie that comes from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. I got her when she was 8 weeks old and it’s been an adventure ever since.
I will say when I got Piper, Maddy was not too thrilled about it. However, it did help Maddy and I get off our butts and go on more adventures. We have hiked numerous parks in the area, along with a few national parks in the northeast. Some of these include, Shenandoah National Park, Oregon Ridge, Patapsco State Park, MA & PA (Maryland & Pennsylvania) trail, parts of the Potomac Billy Goat trail, Cromwell Valley Park, and some old railroad beds near the Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA.
Our adventures don’t stop at parks and other hiking spots, they also include walking along the water and small neighbourhoods of Baltimore, Maryland, playing in toss and fetch leagues, and going to the dog beaches near Annapolis, Maryland. Thankfully both pups are well socialized because I will also take them to Titan CrossFit to do a “workout” with me, aka they lay and watch me struggle while getting all the love lol. By doing these adventures it gives us the opportunity to see things we normally wouldn’t, such as beautiful landscapes, old structures that were built hundreds of years ago, and historic landmarks. We also get to meet many new dogs and people that have the same passion as we do. With all the activities we need some tough gear that can hold up during hiking, swimming, and the walks around town.
I have been through several leashes that I was not happy with until I found Wolf & I Co. they popped up on our Instagram account because of other pups we follow, and I have not looked back. I’ve not only bought them for myself but as gifts for others as well. We currently have the Montezuma 6.0, Neon Nights 6.0, Apache 6.0, Alaskan Sky 4.0, White Lines Training and Espresso Dog Collar. The leashes fit very well in my hands and are very stylish on the pups because let’s be honest, no one is looking at the handler, so the dogs have to be looking good. We will be coming back for more gear as we set our sights on some new adventures.
Some tips to having a great adventure…
1. Continue the training whether you are at home or just in the neighbourhood.
2. Have a good recall for your pets because there can be many distractions and you don’t want your best friends running off on you.
3. Dress appropriately and pack the right gear because you never know what may happen.
4. Lastly, continue to socialize your dogs and practice good dog etiquette. With the COVID19 pandemic many pets have not been socialized and may be aloof to new people so take it slow.
Thank you Wolf & I Co. for allowing us to share our story! You have an amazing product line and by far the best customer service!
Thank you for everything you do to make our adventures a blast!
Maddy – Piper – Ryan