Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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It was a momentous occasion the weekend of September 19th in Surf City when dog lovers and surfing enthusiasts gathered to watch dogs of all shapes and sizes riding the waves. The annual McKenna Subaru Surf City Surf Dog® event was held at Huntington Dog Beach, generously sponsored by McKenna Subaru. With hundreds of onlookers, participants, and furry companions,...
As shadows grow long and days grow short, there is no better season to spend time on the trails with your canine best friend than autumn. In fact, fall sniffing sessions in the woods are an exceptional time for you and your dog to bond, what with the freedoms of summer behind and the confines of winter ahead. This...
I get a lot of questions regarding appropriate play with a dog. Animals learn a lot of skills through play, so we don’t want to discourage play behaviors—we want to use the game to create appropriate behavior. MOUTHING is a behavior I allow a puppy to do while playing, because this way the puppy learns appropriate bite pressure. This is something...
Anyone who owns a dog (or a cat for that matter), hopefully expects to take their fur child to a veterinarian at least occasionally during its lifetime, for various reasons. In addition to wellness and preventive care, there are certain issues veterinary doctors treat more frequently. Nationwide Veterinary Pet Insurance released a 2016 report on the top ten most...
Organized dog sports (with a certified professional dog trainer) are a safe and structured way to participate in fun activities with your dog. Did you know? There are A LOT of different types of dog sports—such variety! Here are just a few: Rally Obedience (dog and handler teams follow a pre-determined course) Agility (dogs maneuver through an obstacle course with their...

ForEverMeow Rescues Cats

The bond we have with our pets is immeasurable, and when it’s time to say goodbye, sometimes the hardest part is finding a way to honor them. When David and Leigh Kirk said goodbye to their cat Poodie in 2007, they began volunteering in her honor at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus (CVAC). They soon became deeply involved in...
Do you have or do you know someone who has a very smart, high-energy dog? Have you ever watched the dog agility courses on television and thought your dog would excel at a course like that? I’ve always been a huge advocate for exercising your pet’s mind as well as his body, and as I’ve learned more about agility...
Paw prints and basic colors took a back seat this year at SuperZoo, the pet industry’s premier event for pet professionals, held annually in Las Vegas. The demand for elevated design has continued to flourish in the pet product category. With the American Pet Products Association reporting that 68 percent of American households own a pet, it’s not surprising...
Sonny and Vito Visit Dog-Friendly Oak Glen, California I’m driving along Oak Glen Road, headed to the legendary apple ranches of Oak Glen, California—a dog-friendly destination that I discovered quite by accident! The narrow, gently curving path leads to what many apple fans refer to as “apple paradise,” wending its way through the San Bernardino Mountains as if it were...
Let me start out by saying that when I adopt a rescue dog—and I have five of them—I write directly on the adoption papers: “Must enjoy wearing clothes.” Does that always get me a dog that likes to wear clothes? No! But, since I’m in the business of designing and manufacturing dog clothing, my dogs have to wear clothes—as fit models...