What Precautions Can Prevent Predators from Taking Your Pet?

Shanna Moakler, a reality TV star from California, is warning fellow small dog owners about the risks of losing pets to wildlife after one of her dogs was seriously injured and another disappeared after a hawk flew off with it.She had installed coyote-proof fences, knowing that predators were problematic in her area, but it wasn’t enough to protect them from an aerial attack. Continue reading

Would You Take a Bullet For Your Dog?

Dogs are often noted as heroes in the news, but in this case, army dog handler Sgt. Aaron Yoder took a bullet for his black lab, Bart, during a gun fight in Southern Afghanistan earlier this month. The Taliban has begun to target these soldier dogs because of their amazing bomb-sniffing skills in an attempt to neutralize the effectiveness of IED detection teams. Soldiers have been known to wrap their Kevlar-covered bodies around the dogs to protect these valuable team members. Continue reading

Best Tips for Alleviating Pet Distress While You’re Gone

In yesterday’s blog we shared how dogs are therapeutic in the work environment, but the concept is only just now getting traction. If you can’t take your dog with you, how can you make life better for your dog while you’re out? After all, content dogs are much less likely to be destructive. Continue reading

How Pets Can Improve Your Office Life

I’m pleased to share that more and more places are becoming pet friendly, including shopping centers and places of work. Of course we are pet friendly here at BaxterBoo, but that is often because the animals that come to work here are actually working! But did you know that more places of employment are allowing pets simply for the morale and stress relief that pets bring to the workplace? Continue reading

Yes, You Can Train Your Cat Tricks!

And your cat may actually enjoy it (more than Ms. Bunny ears here.) You probably think your cat believes you are here to serve him or her. And perhaps you are. But this does not mean that cats cannot be trained. They are very smart, and can be motivated to please others, especially when treats and affection are the prize! Continue reading