Reader Rafael posted this content on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page, and I immediately asked if I could turn it into a blog post, so it wouldn’t just scroll away into oblivion. I thought there would be many of you who would appreciate hearing how he prepared his pup Chuck Norris to spend extended periods of time in an in-cabin carrier, and how they handled a long international flight together.
Some background: Chuck Norris is a kaninchen Dachshund (slightly smaller than … Read more
This week’s collection starts with a link from Santos L Halper about the logistics of traveling with a crated dog from Vancouver, B.C. to Paris. I love the details, and I love knowing (from an e-mail I received) that Santos the whippet is now investigating Paris’s parks. An early report: “Carousel de Louvre has been the best for a runner like me. Parc des Buttes Chaumont was a bust (too hilly). Hope to get to the Bois de Vincennes soon.”
Speaking … Read more
When Chloe arrived in our home, we skipped the pee pad part of house-training. We have a (very small) side yard, so when the moment seemed right (and yes, often just after the right moment), we’d whisk her outside. I never regretted that approach until the day we were flying from Seattle to Florida with Chloe and didn’t have a sufficiently long layover to go out to the airport’s pet relief area. Taking my own advice, I blanketed the floor … Read more
Today’s post is actually on another blog! Edie Jarolim, the author of Am I Boring My Dog: And 99 Other Things Every Dog Wishes You Knew and Pet Travel Correspondent for KVOA-TV in Tucson, writes a terrific blog called Will My Dog Hate Me. It covers all kinds of dog care and dog training issues, and features some amazing dog fashion, often worn by her own seriously adorable terrier Frankie. She invited me to write a guest post, and the … Read more
We clicker train Chloe, and it’s going well, but the sheer noise of our standard box clicker hadn’t struck me until a recent houseguest quailed at the beginning of a training session. They don’t last long — usually only a few minutes at a time — but our guest’s reaction made me think twice about traveling with a clicker.
So I ordered an i-Click clicker, which is supposed to be quieter and easier to use, and I’m here to report that … Read more