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Hurricane Preparedness

never leave behindAlthough Dorian can’t seem to decide when – or if – to hit the US mainland, we thought it might be good to offer a few preparedness tips, whether for this one or the inevitable next one.

First, make sure you include your dog in your evacuation plans. Call during good weather to check on pet-friendly hotel availability or inland shelters that will accept dogs. Laws have changed recently, making it much easier to bring your pet along when you evacuate, so if you haven’t checked in a while, you may want to make a new list of options. Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness

AKC Temperament Testing

Group Of Three Dogs Boxer, Jack Russell And A CrossbreedFrom the Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is proud to announce the AKC Temperament Test™ (ATT). The ATT is open to all breeds, including mixed breed dogs.

The temperament of any dog is an important characteristic. Temperament is a dog’s natural predisposition to react a certain way to a stimulus. The AKC Temperament Test includes test items in the following six categories: social, auditory, visual, tactile (touch), proprioceptive (motion), and an unexpected stimulus. Continue reading AKC Temperament Testing

Service Dogs in Training Attend Theater

Courtesy CNN.com
Courtesy CNN
Free performance of Billy Elliot: The Musical? Why can’t I be a service dog in training?

CNN.com is reporting on a group of future service dogs who attended a relaxed performance designed for those sensitive to lights and sounds at the Stratford Festival. Continue reading Service Dogs in Training Attend Theater

National Dog Day

Dog PartyIn case you haven’t heard, today is National Dog Day. (Like every day isn’t dog day, right?) How did you celebrate? I gave Rosie and Penny a little of my ice cream, but I couldn’t get my camera out quick enough before they had it devoured. Somehow, Penny ended up with a bit of ice cream on her hindquarters, but Rosie took care of that pretty quickly.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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