Author Archive: David Loignon
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After 25 years as a journalist and television production executive I turned
my career 180 degrees and opened a pet care business; Home Buddies
Louisville. I couldn't abandon journalism altogether though, so now I write
The Pet Buddy, a weekly column to help you improve the lives of your
four-legged family members. When I'm not hanging out with my wife Julie and
our rescued fur-kids you will find me on a bicycle racing for The
TwinSpires.com Cycling Team.
In my last column, I talked about crate training as a key tactic in eliminating many negative or destructive behaviors that are typical for puppies. The basics of crate training are that you give your puppy a safe, secure and comfortable place to be when you can’t watch for and correct bad behaviors.
In 2011 the pet care industry is set to break the $50 billion mark in terms of money spent by consumers. Yes, I meant to hit the “b” key. That’s double what it was just 10 years ago. This extraordinary investment in pet care is due to the fact that more than 68 percent of you have at least one pet in your home and you’re becoming more and more likely to spend money on your pet.