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A leisurely walk is an activity both people and dogs can appreciate. It’s a great way to take in some sunshine, get in some exercise, and explore what’s new in the neighborhood. However, the fun can turn to frustration if your dog is determined to pull on the leash, and you can never quite figure out who is walking who.
It’s 6:00 a.m., the third Saturday in July, the car is packed and filled with gas and through some miraculous intervention, everyone manages to stumble to the car ready to begin their Outer Banks family vacation. Except for Max, the half beagle, half-who-knows-what who is sleeping in the local dog hotel.
While the biggest road safety concern was once driving under the influence, it has been discovered that simply driving while distracted – while eating, applying makeup, or using a cell phone, for example -- can be a dangerous endeavor.
Watching a dog enjoy a car ride is a true delight. His head is up, the wind is blowing through his fur, and there is an unmistakable look of pure happiness on his face. You can’t help but smile, because you know that feeling of unadulterated bliss.
But what is it about car rides that fills dogs with so much joy?
If you’re planning to travel long distance, and you’d like to include your pet, your travel options are unfortunately very limited. You may wonder whether flying is the right choice for your trip.
More and more hotels and accommodations are opening their doors to pet travelers and hanging a sign that says “Pet Friendly.” The truth of the matter is that they have to do more than that to get four-legged guests and their people to come through their doors.
The New Year is upon us. It’s time to reflect upon the past year and determine what we want to achieve, change or do better in 2014. This applies to all aspects of our lives – including our pets. TripsWithPets.com surveyed pet parents and asked them what resolutions they’ve made for 2014 pertaining to their pets.
Author: Elsa Larsen, Dog Behaviorist & Trainer | Owner: My Wonderful Dog. When I first started thinking about what I might write for this article, I spent some time re-reading Ray and Lorna Coppinger’s lovely book “Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution”. Befor
Winterize my house - check, winterize my car - check, winterize my pet - what? With the full wrath of winter upon us - arctic winds, plummeting temps, snow and freezing rain (ugh), have you taken the time to be sure that your pet is winterized? That is, prepared for the frigid temps and all that goes along with it? Take note of these special precautions and tips to ensure your pet