I’m happy to share with all of you a new project we’ve launched: The Trail Dog Forum.

The trail dog forum is meant to be a place where people who enjoy spending time out on the trails with their dogs can connect and share. It’s a place to discuss your favorite hiking spots, training issues, the best hiking gear for you and your dog, or to just share your latest adventures.

I’d like to have launched the forum with more content, but my time is limited. So I’m asking all of you to help grow the community into something special. Doesn’t matter what type of dog you have, any breed/mix is welcome. Hell, you don’t even have to have a dog!

So, if you dig hiking, mushing, joring, camping, hunting, etc. with your dog, check it out and join! And help us grow it into something special!


Here’s a nice video on the use and effectiveness of Livestock Guard Dogs.

Livestock Guardian Dogs from Conservation Media on Vimeo.

West Siberian Laika, "Ike"
West Siberian Laika, "Ike"

PADS Journal #31 is out now, and in it is a must read article for any spitz-type hunting dog enthusiast or Russian dog breed enthusiast titled “Hunting Laikas” by Aleksander V. Popov.

Aleksander Popov  is a professional hunter and expert cynologist in hunting, who has been hunting with Laiki in Russia for over 30 years.

I’ve uploaded the article for you to enjoy at this URL: http://www.bradanderson.org/pads/Journal-of-PADS-31-English.pdf