What Pet Care Professionals Need to Know

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The Most Vital Piece of Knowledge for Any Pet Care Business What do dog walking, dog hotels, dog boarding, dog kennels, dog groomers, dog day care, dog trainers, dog nutritionist, and all pet professionals need to know? What is the singular most vital piece of knowledge and essential component of any pet business to keep […]

Moving With A Dog Resume – Pet Friendly Apartments

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Moving With a Dog or Cat How important is a dog resume or CV, curriculum vitae? If you live in Miami, New York or most major metropolitan cities, VERY. What?! I can hear you asking, why is a dog resume necessary? If you want to live with your dog, cat or pet, a resume is […]

Journalistic Integrity and Dogs

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Dogs and Journalists, Oh My!   Have you ever played the game, how many inaccuracies can you find in one article by large media outlet newspaper? It is fun but quite sad. This is not to single out a specific newspaper but to focus on the systemic problem affecting media and journalists today. It is […]

Ground Control to Major Tom

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Behavior is the Number One Killer of Dogs It is all too common to forget that behavior is a science, just like medicine. The number one killer of dogs in this country is bad behavior, not medical issues. However many rescues and adoption shelters forget to mention or emphasize how enrichment, teaching and behavior modification […]

Dog Walking & Dog Boarding, Miami & Industry Problems

Dog Walking, Dog Boarding & Pet Sitting, Oh My!    What’s wrong with Dogvacay, Rover, Thumbtack and most other dog boarding, dog walking, pet sitting and doggie daycare services? 1-3   There are some great dog walkers/handlers and responsible, knowledgeable dog boarding individuals out there, but the majority are downright scary and disgraceful.4 How is […]

Morals and Ethics of Dog Breeding

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Rescue Don’t Buy “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. After reading Nancy Kalish’s article in Psychology Today, “It’s National Purebred Dog Day2,” this quote came to mind. She is a professor, author, and psychologist who blatantly displays her lack of compassion and ignorance […]

Dogs in Extreme Sports

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A dog is stuffed into a backpack and worn by the pet parent as he base-jumps off a cliff. A dog is hooked up to a sling line and is dangling precariously, thousands of feet above a mountain’s jagged edge, as the owner pulls him over a crevasse. Here’s the kicker, this isn’t a rescue […]

Stray Dogs Dangerous?

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Stray Dogs, Community Dogs, Feral Dogs, Vs. House Dogs   Miami has a reputation as home of the superfluous, profligate and ostentatious.  As a resident and dog trainer in Miami I have a front row view of this.  However, this existence contrasts sharply with most other parts of the world.  On a recent trip studying […]