I say this to all my dog training clients all the time. Socialisation is one of the most important things you should be doing with a puppy and well behaved dog, and breed specific MeetUp’s are my favorite. MeetUp.com is my favorite site for searching for breed specific, small dog and puppy events in and around my area. But there are other options including NYC DOG who work directly with  New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and who represent most of the dog park groups in NYC. We went to the Beagle Pack meeting on Saturday and really had the most…

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I have not worn a backpack since I was in school so when testing  the Casual Canine Ultimate Backpack Pet Carrier this week, I had a fair few flash backs! I am sure that I reached into the pocket at least twice to find a pencil case!! Ironically, the dogs are lighter than my school books were! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_bBHEleH9Q&feature=youtu.be] I love this idea (as do the pups). Thankfully, both my dogs are not too heavy, but when carrying them around with a traditional tote in the City, it can be a little labor intensive (although a good work out)! This was perfect for…

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Happy Earth Day everyone To celebrate this year, we thought we would review an earth friendly, all natural and biodegradable clean up and deodorizing spray “Stain & Odor Remover” (phew, what a mouthful!!). Earth Friendly came to the rescue with their spray designed specially for animal “mishaps”. We have all been there (don’t pretend like you haven’t lol). For me the clean up from cat vomit (thank you Chaos), muddy paws from the pups, random gross things they bring in from outside and drop on the kitchen floor, can all get a little much so I usually go for the industrial strength,…

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