Safety First for Equine Actors

Safety First for Equine Actors

Behavior, Training, Travel & Safety

Horses are highly intelligent. They have the ability to recognize faces even if they haven’t seen someone in months, understand the emotions of people around them, and to learn and combine a number of cues. As such, they’re in demand as actors in commercials, television shows, and movies. What looks effortless, though, takes many hours […]

Tying Dogs Out: How and Why It Can Go Wrong

Tying Dogs Out: How and Why It Can Go Wrong

Travel & Safety

It’s an all-too-common sight (particularly in large urban areas) to see dogs outside businesses with their leashes tied around bike racks or no-parking signs while their people are inside buying a doughnut or picking up their dry cleaning or even grocery shopping. People who tote their dog to the store and then tie the dog […]

Knock Three Times: Save a Cat’s Life

Knock Three Times: Save a Cat’s Life

Travel & Safety

You may or may not remember the hit song Tony Orlando sang way back in 1970 called “Knock Three Times.” He was clearly singing about cats who find their way under car hoods. Before starting your engine in the morning, knock three times on the car hood. When it’s very cold outside, cats find warmth […]

Lost Cat? Detective Kim Freeman Is on the Case

Lost Cat? Detective Kim Freeman Is on the Case

Travel & Safety

Move over, Sherlock Holmes. Take a seat, Ace Ventura. When it comes to finding lost cats, most detectives are, well, clueless. But not Kim Freeman. As founder of Lost Cat Finder, Freeman is recognized as the world’s first full-time cat detective. She teams up with her purring partner, Henry, to find missing cats all over […]

Safe and Stress-Free Getaways With Your Dogs

Safe and Stress-Free Getaways With Your Dogs

Travel & Safety

Since the pandemic surfaced in March, you and your dog may be experiencing what I refer to as mutt rut. You and your pooch take multiple walks around the neighborhood each day: same route, same duration, same time. B-o-r-i-n-g. So, it’s little wonder that you and your dog may be going a bit stir crazy […]

10 Trail Tips for Hiking With Dogs

10 Trail Tips for Hiking With Dogs

Travel & Safety

Hiking is one of the most special ways to spend time outdoors with dogs. Besides the activity aspect, they open our eyes to the presence of birds and wildlife—I still remember fondly the time my dog Bella “pointed” mule deer—and remind us to stop and smell the flowers, listen to the bees and woodpeckers, and […]