Saturday, June 2, 2012

Collar Tags For Pet Travel

Collar Tags for Pet Travel
     When most of us put tags on our dogs with our phone numbers the number we use if we are still using a home phone in this day of cellular everywhere is our home phone number. However if you are travelling you may want to reconsider that. You need to get your dog a new collar tag with your cell phone number on it. That way should your dog get lost out on your trip somewhere the lucky people to find her aren't calling your house a couple of states away. It is just a very cheap way to get peace of mind when you travel especially far from home. You can get new collar tags at Petsmart or your local pet store. Or even order your Pet Tags at Amazon.

Monday, March 19, 2012

What Do You Do With Your Dog During The Day?

What Do You Do With Your Dog During The Day?
A Dreaded Day.. by geckoam 

     I'm just wondering what some of you out there do with your dog during the workday? I wish I could be home all the time but the truth is we all have to work unless we are independently wealthy or something like that. So what do you do? Do you take your dog with you to work? If you do take your dog to work was that already established when you got this job or did someone come forward and get the ball rolling on bringing dogs to work? Or does the owner of the company bring their dog so everyone does?  Does your dog stay home in the house or the backyard or do they go to a doggy daycare service of one form or another? I have some friends who swear by the doggy daycare. This guy comes in an old school bus and picks up his kids, all the dogs in his doggy daycare and takes them to the daycare and then brings them home about 5:30 every evening and they are all tired out from playing all day. That sounds wonderful. So what do you all do? Leave your answers in the comment section.
 A Dreaded Day.., a photo by geckoam on Flickr.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Crate Training is Great for Traveling Doggies

     One of the great things about crate training your dogs is that once it's done whenever you go on a trip you can take his safe place with you. So, you have a place for him to feel at home whether you are camping in the woods or even in a five star hotel. It doesn't matter because to doggy his Dog Crate          is his domain and he's happy to stay there and sleep there during the night. You just have to keep up your end of the bargain and take him out at your regular intervals to go potty. He may like all the new sights and sounds or he may not and may just be content and happy to spend time in his crate. That's why I prefer to travel with a crate trained dog than one that is not. Another thing is when you leave the house everything for your dog can go inside the crate his favorite chew toy and his blanket that way nothing important for your dogs happiness on your trip gets left at home.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ways to Carry Your Dog In The Car

Ways To Carry Your Dog in The Car
There are as many ways to carry your pet in the car as their are pets and people. Heck, when I was a boy our dog would just ride between us on the backseat and pretty much eat whatever we were eating or didn't like along the way. But it's much safer if your pet has a place to call home on the road. What I like to use is a dog crate. Get one that's big enough for your dog to stretch out but not too big for the car. Also what I like to do if it's in a seating area is put the crate in and then put the shoulder belt around the crate from the seatbelt. This way if you are in a crash your dog doesn't suddenly join you in the front seat.
One of the worst ways you can carry your dog is in the back of a pickup. I used to do it as a child as well but now I know better and the laws have changed. So for your dogs safety please put him or her inside with you in a crate.

k9 travel companions

K9 Travel Companions
When picking a K-9 travel companion it's important to know your dog. Know how to control them in different situations and how they are going to react to that big bad world out there. Or even that cute kitten across the street. Trust me the easiest way to get kicked out of the doggy hotel is if your dog is the one that chases the owners cat. I've seen it happen a lot of times. It's kind of funny now but not if your the cat and not if your the dog owner who is suddenly troubled with finding another pet hotel in sometimes small areas that might only have one pet freindly hotel.