Courtesy of Danielle St. Louis

Madison-area author Danielle St. Louis began hiking her home state’s trails after she adopted Lucky, an anxious border collie/Labrador retriever mix who needed a lot of exercise but was stressed and reactive around other dogs or people on neighborhood walks.

When St. Louis went looking for a book that offered dog-friendly information on trails, she couldn’t find one with the level of dog-specific detail she wanted — so she wrote one.