Tag Archives: Tracie Hotchner

Good News for Pets and Nifty Prizes in a Special Contest Beginning April 4th Midnight ET!

On the most recent Dog Talk (and Kitties, Too!) I interviewed Lea-Ann Germinder, founder of GoodNewsforPets.com—an outstanding news outlet with great articles focused pets—and the NYC communications firm Germinder & Associates. I am delighted that the NY Dog Film Festival … Continue reading

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Playing Outside The Box

Do you keep trying to find the perfect toy for your dogs to play with and they either ignore what you’ve purchased, or they immediately tear it to shreds? Here’s an alternative way to let your dogs have fun without … Continue reading

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Cold Dog Paws In Frosty Weather: Protect Your Dog’s Feet in the Winter

Since dogs have sweat glands in their toes, the moisture there can form into balls of ice when they abruptly leave a warm indoor environment and go into very cold temperatures. These ice balls can be so uncomfortable that a … Continue reading

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Praise Not Punish – The Basic Winning Philosophy for Dog Training

Accentuate the Positive Training a dog is really pretty simple, once you grasp the basic concepts and are consistent in applying them. What scientists, trainers and teachers have discovered is that all creatures – including humans, dolphins or dogs – … Continue reading

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False Confidence about Microchipping a Pet – Some Scary Truths

In an article last month in The New York Times, the columnist pointed out that by law city shelters and pet stores are required to microchip animals before selling them or releasing them for adoption. The author mentioned that the … Continue reading

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