B is for Baseball Caps

Baseball caps?

What does that have to do with positive training — or dogs, for that matter?

Baseball caps are great accessories between hair washes. They also keep the sun out of my eyes and add an extra layer of SPF protection.

Even more useful in the Pacific Northwest, they keep the rain out of my eyes. I like to wear them when I go on boats or into the woods for work, though that results in rather close quarters between my camera and the brim of the hat, especially when the pop-up flash enters the equation.

The past several months, my collection of caps has gotten a lot of use during dog walks. In addition to giving raindrops a platform to bounce off a few inches from my face, the brim shields my eyes from the headlamp I wear after dark to illuminate the street and assist in poop pickup. The hat itself cushions my forehead from the lamp as well.


Most importantly, they make me happy.

Here’s an assortment of images of me wearing baseball caps with my beloved babies.


For more about my journey to discovering the benefits of positive reinforcement, read my book, Bark and Lunge!

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Published by Kari Neumeyer

Writer, editor, dog mom, ovarian cancer survivor

17 thoughts on “B is for Baseball Caps

  1. Thank you so much for joining the blog hop!!

    As you can tell from my post, I wear the baseball caps too! And for all the same reasons you do. I don’t have as many as you do and I seem to always favor the same ones.

    Also, I’d be interested to learn what type of tandem leash you are using. I’ve been looking for something but so far I haven’t found the right one.

    1. It’s the super coupler: http://www.xtremepetproducts.com/Super-Coupler.html

      Not great for pullers because it’s kind of bungee, but it works better than two leashes when I’m walking the kids by myself. Leo wears his front clasp harness with it, just because it’s what he’s used to. Mia does best with the leash just clipped to her collar. They still manage to tie me up from time to time!

  2. I’m a cap head myself – good for keeping the ticks at bay while hiking in the Rocky Mountains and helps my wild hair from flying while driving my old convertible! LOVE your dogs and who wouldn’t buy your book with that title! Thanks so much for your blog post!

  3. Great post. Baseball caps are an absolute necessity for dog walking in the summer! My husband has stacks and stacks of them on our dresser (and I usually pull out one of his for a hot summer day).

  4. Such beautiful dogs! My husband had a huge collection of them that just sort of “evolved” over the years from lots of freebies handed out at different events he/we participated in. Finally he chose a few to keep and donated the rest. It’s crazy how these things can just pile up over time!

    1. I got the most wonderful toque for Christmas. It’s blue and white and has a whale on it. But our winter was so mild I barely had a chance to wear it this year. Stupid global warming.

  5. I’m a fan of baseball caps and pretty much all sorts of hats in general. The people I’ve seen with dogs don’t always have any hats on but I’ve noticed more men than women wearing a hat of some kind while out and about with their doggies.

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    1. I thought baseball caps were pretty universally a guy thing, but Rob never wears them. He’ll wear a wool hat or a beanie to keep warm, but never a baseball cap. So I guess it’s my thing.

  6. Love baseball caps! Can’t wait for the warm weather to stay so I can pull mine out! 🙂

  7. I love your baseball caps! I’m thinking about starting to wear one, too! Vince has been complaining that my face is covered in freckles. I keep forgetting the sunscreen.. Oops.

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