I love tech products. I love dogs. So I REALLY love it when those two worlds collide. Technology products for dogs! And I’m seeing more and more of these types of products lately. This fall, I have been playing with a couple items that are multi-faceted: a dog toy, a high tech gaming device, and a smart computer, all wrapped into one combined product for your dog. Meet The PupPod/Pet Tutor Bundle.
If you’ve followed my blog or have been in any of my training classes, you have probably heard me mention the importance of high value treats for dog training. Inside my house I’ll train Ranger with kibble. But outside, where there are tons of distractions, I will increase the value of his payout by using higher value treats.
Our pets can’t tell us when they’re not feeling their best but the signs are there when they have an upset tummy … lethargic, uninterested, sad puppy eyes, eating grass. If they could talk, they’d probably say they just feel “Blech! Time for the bland diet!!”
With the reminder from Hurricane Harvey in our minds, now is a good time to focus on protecting our pets. From fires in California, to hurricanes in Florida, to poisons and cancer in canines, as pet parents, we are responsible for being prepared for both the unexpected and sadly, the inevitable. There are so many “what if’s” to be considered, it really is overwhelming but necessary. Don’t despair! There are resources available to help navigate these waters, and below are a few for you to keep handy.
Getting ready for a trip? Hopefully your dog will join you! However, if you’re hitting the road sans Fido and struggling with who to trust to care for your faithful companion, this article may help! I recently sat down with Paula Fitzsimmons, and we hashed out 7 things to look for when choosing a doggie hotel. Check it out here and leave your comments/questions below.