Over the past 10 years, DogTrekker’s team of veteran writers and editors have crafted more than 2,500 stories about all of the things you can do with your dog in California. Happy DogTrekking! Remember to travel lightly and always Leave Only Paw Prints®!

Redwoods, railroads and dogs, oh my!

Skunk Railbikes. Photo by Brendan McGuigan.
Experience classic Mendocino County on the California Western Railroad’s Redwood Route. Dog and family friendly rides on the Skunk Train.  Read more.

All Skunk Train experiences

Skunk Railbikes with dog carrier. Photo by Robert Jason Pinoli.
Step back in time for a magical ride through the redwoods on the world-famous Skunk Train.  Read more.

Board the storied Skunk Train

Kayla gets ready to board. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Experience classic Mendocino County on the California Western Railroad’s Redwood Route, a logging-era line established in 1885.  Read more.

East Bay SPCA dog training classes

Photo by Destiny Wiens.
The East Bay SPCA has completely revamped their training classes to accommodate the modern needs of the urban or suburban dog while using the most effective, cutting-edge, scienti  Read more.

Make it a family affair in Marin

Photo by Marin Country Mart.
Marin County it’s been said, has a larger population of dogs than of children. Whether that’s urban legend or fact, residents are definitely known to dote on their four-legged   Read more.

The Benefits of Crate Training

By Chris Pitts, RVT, of Broadway Animal Hospital Crate training is awesome! Puppies and adult dogs alike can really benefit from having a place to call their den. Crate training c  Read more.

Tails wag on Big Sur Coast

Big Sur. Photo by Lisha Riabinina.
Take a drive on the scenic California Coast to Big Sur, pulling over at beaches, redwood forests and fun dog-friendly stops that are sure to please both two and four-leggers.  Read more.

Rev up in Redding

Sundial Bridge. Photo by Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
Redding (population about 100,000) is the Shasta Cascade region’s largest city, and it’s a great place to make base camp with your four-legged friend.  Read more.

Strap on the snowshoes

Anywhere there’s snow, you can snowshoe. Pick a bluebird day and pack plenty of pep for an excursion to Echo Lakes, southern gateway to Desolation Wilderness and one of the most   Read more.

Ride the Tilden Railway with Rufus

Redwood Valley Railroad in Berkeley’s Tilden Regional Park. Photo by David McSpadden (CC).
Kids (and dogs) of all ages visiting Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley are drawn like magnets to the Tilden/Redwood Valley Railway, a miniature train that has been looping around th  Read more.

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