Summer is coming and travel plans are being made! Traveling with your dog can be very enjoyable. Listen to this Podcast for tips for traveling with your dog and make the best of your trip. Traveling with your dog can be a glorious time, but it makes sense to be prepared. Take time before you go to listen to this Podcast for tips and suggestions on making the most of your vacation.
Book review: The Dogs of Bedlam Farm: An Adventure with Sixten Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me By Jon Katz. Link When Jon Katz adopted a border collie named Orson, his whole world changed. Gone were the two yellow Labs he wrote about in A Dog Year, as was the mountaintop cabin they loved. Katz moved into an old farmhouse on forty-two acres of pasture and woods with a menagerie: a ram named Nesbitt, fifteen ewes, a lonely donkey named Carol, a baby donkey named Fanny, and three border collies.
Training Orson was a demanding project. But a perceptive dog trainer and friend told Katz: “If you want to have a better dog, you will just have to be a better goddamned human.” It was a lesson Katz took to heart. He now sees his dogs as a reflection of his willingness to improve, as well as a critical reminder of his shortcomings. Katz shows us that dogs are often what we make them: They may have their own traits and personalities, but in the end, they are mirrors of our own lives–living, breathing testaments to our strengths and frustrations, our families and our pasts. The Dogs of Bedlam Farm recounts a harrowing winter Katz spent on a remote, windswept hillside in upstate New York with a few life-saving friends, ugly ghosts from the past, and more livestock than any novice should attempt to manage. Heartwarming, and full of drama, insight, and hard-won wisdom, it is the story of his several dogs forced Katz to confront his sense of humanity, and how he learned the places a dog could lead him and the ways a doge could change him. Product: Polkadog Cod Skins Website: www.polkadog.com Cod Skins $10.99 Description At Polkadog Bakery, we're all about locally-sourced, made-in-the-usa, limited ingredient natural dog treats. Our super duper Cod Skins are no exception. The Cod we use to make these crunchy sticks is wild caught in season by local fishermen on small boats in Alaska. We hand-roll and slowly dehydrate each skin in our Boston kitchen to create this savory, healthy treat. Single Ingredient Treat Cod Sourced in United States Ingredients Cod skins Guaranteed Analysis Crude Protein (Min) 70%, Crude Fat (Min) 2%, Crude Fiber (Max) 0%, Moisture (Max) 10%
If you have a herding dog (or dog that wants to herd), check out this episode where we cover the basics of herding and herding organizations. As an AKC and AHBA herding judge, this is by far my favorite dog sport!