Halo’s New Catch Phrase: “the Proof is in the Poop”

Halo’s New Catch Phrase: “the Proof is in the Poop” When a company that takes itself seriously about having the highest quality nutrition comes up with a cartoon “character” named Poopsie and has banners proclaiming, “The Proof is in the poop,” you need to sit up and pay attention! Although the educational campaign may sound […]

Should You Let Your Dog Sleep in Your Bed?

Should You Let Your Dog Sleep in Your Bed? My two dogs sleep in my bedroom. Wanda likes her soft-sided “hut” and Maisie stretches out on the chaise longue which is designed as “hers,” but neither of them sleeps on my bed — partly because, as a widow of two years, I have a crazy […]

Did You Need Yet Another Reason Not to Buy a Puppy from a Pet Store?

Did You Need Yet Another Reason Not to Buy a Puppy from a Pet Store? Pet Store Puppies Represent a Chain of Suffering By now I hope we’re all clear on the immorality of purchasing puppies from pet stores. All the puppies in any pet store have been procured through a series of transactions, beginning […]

The New Halo Food Has Arrived!

With a Whole Lot of Difference™ – the New Halo Food Has Arrived! I’ve been waiting for weeks since I learned about the amazing new food Halo was creating for it to finally be available. Now I can crow about it from the rooftops! What’s worth celebrating is that Halo, as “America’s best loved holistic […]

The Scoop On Grain-Free Dog Food

The Scoop On Grain-Free Dog Food “Grain-free” is often a distorted concept in pet food, even though some dog owners believe that pet food identified this way is of special value. “Grain-free” pet foods were developed and marketed in response to what people were seeking, perhaps as part of a human dietary trend to avoid […]

Is Whisker Fatigue in Cats Really a ‘Thing?’

Is Whisker Fatigue in Cats Really a ‘Thing?’ This article in the New York Times about kitties having “whisker fatigue” during eating may sound a bit new-agey, but does a wonderful job of acknowledge the sensitivity of a cat’s whiskers — and the insult to our cats when we ask them to eat out of […]

Turning Off the Barking with Bark Collars

On Facebook I got this comment and question from Jessica, who listened to an episode of GOOD DOGS! [my training show with the Avidog International team]: I was glad to hear you say how much you dislike excessive barking! I have a dog boarding business and I’ve always wondered if I’m unusual for my dislike […]

Horsing Around With Your Dog!

Horsing  Around With Your Dog! One of the topics on this week’s Dog Talk® was a lively conversation I had with Marc Bekoff, the dog expert and educator, who has written too many impressive animal-oriented books to list! Marc is a fun and modest gentleman — despite his PhD and many accomplishments — and he likes […]

Forever Curious Shares Service Dog Information

Forever Curious Shares Service Dog Information An interesting non-profit, Forever Curious.org, reached out to me after hearing some of the radio shows I’ve done about various types of service dogs, in particular service dog organizations that provide dogs for children with autism, diabetes and other special needs. Forever Curious is an unusual non-profit, a self-proclaimed […]

Good Job, L’il Bub!

Good Job, L’il Bub! Often called “the most amazing cat on the planet,” L’il Bub has become such a superstar in social media that I’m proud to have been aware of her years ago when I interviewed her human, Mike, in September of 2013 on my show CAT CHAT® about their lovely book, L’il Bub’s […]