Hi, I’m Adam Stuart. Since 2014, I’ve been taking dogs on off-leash adventures in the mountains surrounding Anchorage. There is no comparison to the enjoyment dogs have when exploring freely on the trails. Even though dogs have been domesticated for many thousands of years, running in a pack and using their incredibly sharp senses to investigate the outdoors is still a basic need of a dog’s nature. You will see these dogs come alive in ways you will never observe while they are confined indoors, in a fenced yard, or on a leash. Out there they are free to romp playfully with other dogs and run full throttle to get out all their pent-up energy. Yes, it takes work to get them to the place where they obey voice commands and follow my lead, but the reward of seeing these dogs in their element, having the time of their lives, is worth the extra effort.