Monthly Archives: March 2007

Geese Police: A New Career for your Dog

David Marck’s border collie loved chasing geese so he started going to the local golf course twice a day to let her run.  Pretty soon he was being offered money to keep the geese off of golf courses, corporate grounds…

Best Ways to Wash Your Dog

There are several ways to give your dog a bath.  Here are some of my favorites: Groomer.  Make an appointment, drop your dog off, pick them up clean.  I use this for emergencies, like the time Teddy rolled in something…

Keeping Warm by Sitting on Your Shoes

This kitten is sitting on the slipper to stay warm – the floor is cold.  The picture reminded me of snowshoeing with my dog Teddy.  Whenever we stop for a break she sits on the back of my snowshoes to…

How to Teach Your Dog to Swim Like a Seal

We have one dog who absolutely loves the water – you can’t take him in the boat because he keeps jumping out.  And then we have one dog who is terrified of swimming even though we’ve taught her how.  (Interestingly…

How to Pick a Kennel Your Dog Loves

Although I love taking vacations where the dogs can come along, like hiking the Appalachian Trail or pheasant hunting, sometimes we have to leave them behind.  I used to use an inhome service – the dog sitter would come to…

How to Get Rid of Doggie Red-Eye

Hewlett-Packard now makes a camera that eliminates red-eye in cats and dogs. If you have lots of pictures of your dog looking like a demon (like I do), this camera can save you a lot of time and hassle. Note…

Dogs Can Use ATMs!

The Daily Times reports that some service dogs are being trained to use cash machines.  They can insert and remove the bank card and retrieve the cash.  The person with the disability still has to enter in their own pin…

Dogs Can Find Deer Antlers

Roger Sigler is teaching dogs how to find shed deer antlers when hiking in the wilderness.  Many people actively look for deer antlers as collectible items – now you can have your dog trained to look for them too.  Roger…