Volunteer Opportunities for All Animal Lovers

By Dr. Chris Carpenter of Vet Set Go There are a variety of ways animal lovers can help animals and rescue programs in need. In fact, there are volunteer opportunities available all around the world. For those wondering how to get involved, check out the suggestions…

Ready. Set. Go! Go Take A Hike

This spring, what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than hiking with your best friend?  Most healthy dogs like to be out and about, whether it’s walking at your side or carried in your arms. The American Hiking Society has a handy list of…

Chester & Rodney – Swim Like a Fish

Now that the nice weather is (hopefully) approaching, it’s time to start thinking about fun outdoor activities that you and Fido can enjoy together.  If swimming is on your list, it’s important to keep some safety tips in mind.  Some of these depend on the…

Ready. Set. Go! – I’ll Be Back

As a dog parent, traveling without your dog is very stressful.  You constantly worry if they’ll be okay, if they’ll eat and, in some cases, receive their medicine on time.  One option for your pets when going away without them is to leave them at…

Show Me The Love! Did You See That?

As most people who live with a dog know, dogs understand what it means when a human points.  According to Professor Richard Byrne from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland: “…Even our closest relatives, the great apes, typically fail to understand pointing when it’s…

Chester & Rodney – To Emma, From The Dog

A few days ago, I read an article about a 7-year-old from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, named Emma Mertens.  On January 23, Emma was diagnosed with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare, inoperable brain tumor.  According to the Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Resource Network, DIPGs typically…

Show Me The Love! It’s All Greek To Me

Recently, I had the opportunity to work on a commercial shoot in Manhattan with a lovely dog who had been flown in from overseas. I had two days to work with him before the three-day shoot. The dog is a celebrity in his country so…

Chester & Rodney – Westminster Kennel Club Master Agility Championship

Another Saturday, another agility trial.  This one was very close to our home, so we were able to sleep in until 7:00 a.m.  We’re usually up at 5 a.m. on agility days, so this was a real treat.  We got to the trial at 8:30. …

Show Me The Love! Three Dog Bakery – St. Petersburg

If you’ve ever been to Disney World, you’ll understand how exciting it is for your dog to visit a doggy bakery.  I recently took my dogs to the Three Dog Bakery in St. Petersburg, Florida.  We felt welcome from the moment we walked in.  The…

Ready. Set. Go! Who Wants to Go For a Ride?

  Most dogs like to go on car rides, but how can you keep them safe while traveling? Whether Buster is a 120 pound Great Dane or a 5 pound Chihuahua, there are many options to ensure everyone’s safety. Not every option is right for…

Show Me The Love! Read Me!

As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, dogs are able to read and interpret human body language and facial expressions really well.  But can humans understand their dogs?  Study your dog’s behavior. Pay close attention. Learn to read what he’s trying to tell you. You don’t…

Ready. Set. Let’s Go! Sink or Swim

Do you love the outdoors? Did you get a dog to go swimming with? Does it seem like your four-legged friend doesn’t like water? Well, fear not, it is possible to help him learn to love the water as much as you do – unless…

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