Category: The Pet Buddy

Dog park etiquette

Dog park etiquette

| August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you have ever watched a dog at a dog park, you can recognize the canine equivalent of joy. Seeing the wild abandon of your pets freely running and interacting in their instinctive pack manner is, I believe, something akin to watching your child run through the turnstiles into the Magic Kingdom at Disneyland.

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Art for the Animals fuses creativity with charity

Art for the Animals fuses creativity with charity

| July 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

You can actually hear the excitement building in Mary Casey’s voice as she talks about next month’s Art for the Animals event being held at the Mellwood Art Center.

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Meet the Crums

Meet the Crums

| July 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

This week’s column is the first in a series of occasional introductions to the pets that grace the lives of some of our area’s best-known residents.

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The great crate: part II

The great crate: part II

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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The great crate

The great crate

| June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Long before I started my own pet care business, people asked my advice about their pets, dogs in particular. It probably has something to do with all the reading and research I did even before getting my first dog years ago.

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Your pet’s voice

Your pet’s voice

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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