Category: Outdoor Adventures

10 free (or nearly free!) activities you can do with your dog in LA

If you know anything about me, you know my dogs are a huge part of my life. All of the activities I love to do, I try to find a way to take my dogs along. Living in LA, we have great weather and can spend a lot of our time outside, even in the winter months. The downside to… Read more →

Hiking with dogs, a guide & check list for hiking with your best friend

Hiking with my dogs is one of my favorite pastimes. I know it’s one of theirs too. From local parks to wilderness areas to big-name national parks, the three of us (and often our human and canine friends) hit the trails whenever our schedules – and the skies – are clear. Now that we’re into the prime hiking seasons of… Read more →

Can a rescue dog rescue an iPhone?

When it all comes home to you… If you’d asked me a few weeks ago to explain my life in dog training, I’m not sure how I would have done that. Where I’d start or how I’d explain the whys and stages of a dog-centric life in which your work and play have merged into one. But recently, something happened… Read more →

Our big list of tips for traveling with your pet

Traveling with your pet: what you need to know, the dos and do nots… Romping through the fields in Nashville, making friends with a mule in Canada, filming a Shiseido commercial in Nevada.  I have so many memories on the road with Maggie.  Traveling with your pet is more possible than you know — and it can be stress free… Read more →

Nashville again…

We always end up in Nashville. It’s becoming our home away from home. With each visit, we fall more in love with the culture, our Nashville friends, the music, and just being on the road. On our last trip to Nashville, we volunteered at the Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University. If you didn’t get a chance to see… Read more →

Dog Hiking in Malibu, CA with Maggie, friends and Whistle

Sometimes it’s fun just to let dogs be dogs.  Last time you saw Maggie and me, we were paddleboarding, which is a decidedly human adventure.  Dogs don’t go paddleboarding on their own.  This month, we’re hitting the trails and letting Maggie and her friends get as wet and dirty as they please.  Humans go along for the hike, but the… Read more →

Stand Up Paddleboard Dog Yoga – Maggie and Nicole

Some of our best adventures happen close to home. Maggie and I are both California girls; naturally, we love the beach. A couple of years ago, a friend introduced me to the sport of stand-up paddleboarding, and the next thing I knew, I had a supersized surfboard on the roof of my Jeep and I was setting the alarm for… Read more →

Maggie explores dog friendly Nashville, TN with Whistle

Recently, Maggie and I were invited to perform a training demonstration for the patients and staff at the Monroe Carroll, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee. We invited our friend Aimee to tag along as our lovely assistant, and after Maggie had high-fived just about everyone in the Vanderbilt community, the three of us went out to explore… Read more →

Adventures with Maggie and Whistle

We are so excited to begin a monthly video series titled Adventures with Maggie in Partnership with Whistle. Maggie rose above her humble origins at the Los Angeles city shelter to become a working animal actor in movies, TV, and print media. Now she’s trying to change the world for working dogs. She’s the inspiration and soul of ‘Working Like… Read more →