Every pet lover knows that an outdoor adventure isn’t quite the same without your four-legged friends. That’s why David Blank, professional dog trainer and 27-year veteran adventure tour operator, started Happy Tails Canine Adventure Tours.

The Charlotte, NC based company’s next adventure will be an eight-day eco-tour across the Southwest called Peaceful Paws- A Canine/Human Spiritual Adventure. Participants and their dogs will explore The Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, and Monument Valley Tribal Park while hiking, boating, and touring by jeep.

The tour will also include daily meditation, yoga, and discussions on holistic living with dogs. “Some of my most precious memories are of camping and hiking with my dogs but too many times I was forced to leave my favorite companions at home due to rules, logistics and lodging,” says Blank. “I knew there were others out there like me that want to experience the great outdoors with their best friends, so I had to create this experience on my own.”