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THE FIRST TRUE FOOD BAR FOR DOGS

TRAVeLING WITH DOG

The Top 5 Pet-Friendly Hotel Chains

Training ё Games to Play

With Your Dog

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INTRODUCING: THE FIRST TRUE FOOD BAR FOR DOGS


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Motel 6 facilities, all 900 of them, leave the light on for you and your one pet per room. Motel 6 was the first national pet friendly hotel chain, and has been welcoming pets since 1962. No extra fees or deposits are required.

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La Quinta Inns & Suites allow pets at 99% of their 700+ properties, according to Teresa Ferguson, director of Communications and Public Relations. “People who travel with their pets generally have very well-behaved and well-groomed animals,� she says. Accordingly, LaQuinta does not require deposits, fees or up charges on rooms with pets.


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Red Roof Inn welcome pets at over 340 locations in 36 states. No additional charges. Best Western is the world’s largest hotel chain and has over 1900 pet-friendly locations, 1000 of which are in the U.S. & Canada. With so many locations, it’s a good bet there’s one where you and your pet are traveling.

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Candlewood Suites is where pets less than 80 lbs are always welcome. This pet friendly hotel chain may feel a lot like home for your pet, as larger accommodations for extended stays include a full kitchen and seating area. There is a fee for pets and vaccination records must be available.


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Protein provides the eight amino acids that a dog’s body cannot produce on its own. These essential amino acids support skin, hair, nails, immune system, enzyme production, muscle development, tissue growth, vitamin and mineral absorption.


According to a 2010 survey by AAA, 20% of pet owners drive with their pets on their lap and 30% report being distracted by them. These same drivers would not allow their child to sit in their lap when driving so why would they allow their pet to do it? According to a recent article in USA Today, New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) officers are enforcing pet restraint laws with tickets ranging from $250 to $1,000 per offense. It is also illegal to drive with a pet in your lap in Hawaii, Arizona, Connecticut and Maine according to USA Today. Legislation is currently proposed in Rhode Island

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Airline Pet Travel Policy Air Canada Air France AirTran Alaska Airlines American Airlines British Airways Continental Airlines Delta Airlines JetBlue Airways Lufthansa Northwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Spirit Airlines United Airlines

to report someone who witnessed a change of lanes from a driver whose vision was blocked by a lap pet. In short, as pets have become more of our family, laws are springing up to better protect them and their welfare. What is the answer? Spend your lap time with your pet at home in your easy chair. When on the road, safety is key. Restrain your pet either by a pet harness, a pet car seat or a pet carrier or crate. Pet travel by car should be safe for everyone, including your precious cargo.


Wouldn’t you agree – Nearly everyone has a smart phone. Nearly everyone that is, but our dogs – But if our four-legged family members could use a smartphone they would call or send us a text message and it would say, “take me with you.”

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How often have you yourself said or heard others say, “I have to go home to feed my dog?” The benefits of being anywhere at any time, but remaining in touch with everyone everywhere is lost when we have to regularly return home to feed our dogs. It certainly isn’t convenient to carry a bag of kibble with a dog bowl everywhere you go, but your life would be made easier having a neat 4 ounce, all-natural “true food bar” with 27% super premium protein supplemented with vitamins, minerals and amino’s that was nurturing enough to be a meal replacement and so good tasting it was a great treat – in your pocket or purse…next to your smartphone.


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Ten Pet Friendly Cities Atlanta Boston Chattanooga Chicago Orlando Harrisonburg Jericho Lake Tahoe Los Angeles San Francisco

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Ten Pet Friendly Destinations

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Adirondacks Blue Ridge Mountains Cape Cod Catskills Oregon Coast Hamptons Jersey Shore Lake Tahoe Martha’s Vineyard Napa Valley


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Protein accounts for of your dog’s body weight foods like lean animal p direct way to get amino and body.

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weight. Feeding quality proteins are the most ino acids into the diet


Training Games to Play With Your Dog

Playing games with your dog

them some basic training and obedience:

but there are other reasons to

and get your dog to wait. Then go and

can be really fun for both of you, do it, too. First of all, you will

strengthen the relationship or bond between you and your

dog by spending time with them and playing games together.

People who regularly play with

their dog develop understanding, respect and communication with them. Dogs are social

animals, and game playing is

an important part of developing any social relationship. Also,

you can actually teach your dog several important commands

– and to obey you – by playing

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hide in another room or behind a door or tree. Call your dog when you are ready. Act excited and give them a treat when

they find you. Start by hiding in an easy

spot and move on to harder to find places. This will teach your dog to wait until they are called.

Fetch: While some dogs are natural

fetchers (Labrador and golden retrievers, for example), other aren’t. The good

news is any dog can be trained to fetch

successfully. Start by throwing a toy, ball or stick a short distance away from your dog, and give the command to “fetch.”

When he fetches it successfully, praise

games that make following your

and reward them with a treat. Once your

(By the way, playing with your

throwing the object further and further

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Hide and Seek: Give the “sit” command

getting bored and doing things

you don’t want them to do – like chewing on your new pair of

shoes or harassing the cat – and keep them active and healthy.)

Here are some games you can

play with your dog that will teach

dog can fetch from short distances, start away. You can also practice the “drop it” command while you’re playing fetch. If

your dog refuses to return or drop the ball when you give either the “fetch” or “drop it” command, stop playing the game.

Drop It: Another way to train your dog

to “drop” an object is to give him a large

item to hold in there mouth, and then offer


Eventually, they will drop each toy into the box – remember to treat them

every time they do this successfully. Pretty soon, your dog will be helping them a yummy treat in exchange for the object they are holding. Wait patiently until your dog

notices the treat and drops the object in exchange for it. Keep on practicing until your dog is dropping the object regularly,

at which point you can give the “drop it” command before each treat.

Clean Up Your Toys: For this game you’ll need a box and a

bunch of your dog’s toys. Scatter the toys on the floor near the

box. You’ll probably have to help

you clean up the whole house!

Find it: This is the same concept as Hide and Seek, except you’ll be using a toy to hide instead of yourself. Get your dog’s favorite toy or an object they really love and let them watch you as you hide it behind a door or

under a chair or towel. Then tell them to “find it.” When they do, reward them with a treat and give them lots of praise. Eventually, don’t let your

dog see where you are hiding the toy (go into another room while they wait for you somewhere else). This is a great game to teach your dog to “stay” while you are out of there range of sight.

Simon Says: If you have the right attitude as a dog owner, then you can

make obedience training into a game of Simon Says! Let your dog prove

how clever there are by going through all of the basic commands: sit, stay, down, etc. Try giving the commands with your eyes closed, your back to

your dog or in a strange position, like lying down or even standing on your head (if you can)!

Soccer: Start the game by gently kicking a soccer ball along the ground

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them at first, but get your dog

to pick up one toy at a time and

give them to you (by holding out your hand). Each time they give you a toy, reward them with a

treat. Then show your dog how you put each item they give

you in the box. Have them do

the same by showing them the

box and pointing to it every time

they pick up a toy in their mouth.

toward your dog, encouraging them to get the ball. Since the ball is too

big for them to pick up with there teeth in their mouth, it’ll take them a few

minutes to figure out they have to push it along with there nose or bat it with there paws. Give them tons of praise as they start to catch on. As your dog

gets better at pushing the ball along, you can get more people to join in the game. If your dog is too small to handle a soccer ball, you can use a soft

rubber ball that’s slightly too big for them to pick up in their mouth, instead.


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working dog


OUT... Hunting has been around as long as man has. It is be-

lieved that hunting dogs were in use about 20,000 years ago [source Agarwal]. But as man and hunting evolved, so

did dogs. Nearly 9,000 years ago, man began harvesting livestock and domesticating it. At this time, hunting became less necessary and dogs took on the role of overseeing the animals instead of hunting them. Their strong sense of smell helped them recover stray flock members and discover predators.

As hunting became a sport rather than a life duty, the role of dogs continued to evolve. Hunting dogs were developed to track, point and set game for their masters [source: The Hunting Dog]. By 6,000 years ago, pointers, shepherds, mastiffs, greyhounds and wolf breeds were the prevalent hunting dogs, as they are documented in cave painting as workers hunting with their masters. From these five breeds, man began to look for special traits in dogs and use them for different needs. This is when breeding began and the number of dog species began to grow. Today, dog hunting is almost entirely for sport, with the exception of subsistence hunts -- isolated Alaskan families, for example, use dogs to help them hunt for food. In the end, the 26

history and evolution of hunting dogs goes hand in hand with the evolution of man.

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Today, the number of dog breeds has expanded, but there are still a few select breeds that are regularly chosen for hunting. While any dog could prove successful to a hunt, there are five types that seem most popular among sportsmen.


Retrievers are easy to train because they have long attention spans and are considered very obedient and intelligent. Most often, retrievers are used in waterfowl - usually duck -- hunting. Their soft mouths are a great tool here, allowing them to delicately handle the game. These athletic dogs love the water and have webbed toes that enhance their swimming abilities. Pointers are best known for the stance they take when they approach prey. This dedicated dog will go ahead of the hunting party, using its strong sense of smell to track the game. Eventually, it will lead the hunter to the animal by using its body to point toward the prey. Pointers are known for athleticism, intelligence and dedication. They’re especially beneficial because of their versatility, often able to master many different techniques of hunting.

Spaniels are the smallest hunting dogs. Their size, combined with their thick coats, makes them great companions when game may have fallen or taken cover in thick brush. They possess intelligence, versatility and obedience, making them ideal hunting candidates. Their soft mouths, like retrievers, allow them to retrieve prey without causing any damage. Hounds, which are more commonly used by police and investigation agencies, have especially keen senses of sight and smell. They are extremely handy in tracking game. You’ve read about the different kinds of dogs, so check out the next page to see what role each dog plays in a hunt.

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Setters received their name from their patient method of hunting. They instinctually follow the scent of the game and, instead of attacking, simply get close and crouch (or set), keeping the prey trapped for the hunter. Setters were bred to carry the best characteristics of pointers and retrievers, so, like their canine ancestors, they’re athletic and motivated. When hunting for long periods of time or covering vast ground, setters have the stamina to keep up.


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A collar or harness will help to identify your dog as a pet, particularly if it is made of a colorful material that can be seen

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from a distance. Ensure that the collar or harness is loose enough that you can easily slip your finger underneath, but don’t have it loose enough that it could slip off. Don’t ever use a choke collar, as it could get caught on a low branch and strangle your dog.

Leash. The leash must be durable enough to withstand the rigors of the trail. Leather and nylon both work well. If you use an expandable leash to give your dog some additional freedom of movement, keep the leash short enough to retain good control. Identification tag and/or microchip. A microchip can be easily inserted by your veterinarian and is a great way to ensure that you will be reunited with your dog if she should get separated from you. Tattoos that are placed on the inner thigh of a back leg can serve the same purpose. Be sure to register

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your dog’s microchip or tattoo with an online registration service such as the one operated by the American Kennel Club,

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and keep your online contact information up to date. It is also useful to have an identification tag engraved with your dog’s name and your phone number, since anyone who might find your dog could read the information without having a special microchip scanner. Plastic or metal identification tags can be obtained at a pet store. Attach the tag with a durable loop ring, which is more secure than an “S” hook.


Water. Carry at least 8 ounces of water per dog per hour of hiking. When you’re hiking in place them in the freezer the night before your outing; the ice will melt as you hike, providing a source of cool water for your dog. Avoid letting your dog drink standing water from puddles and ponds, as bacteria and parasites can be present there and cause your dog to become sick. Food. Carry nutritious snacks for your dog and offer them regularly to keep your dog’s energy level high. It’s better to feed your dog smaller amounts on a more frequent basis to prevent the discomfort of exercising on a full stomach. Collapsible bowl. A collapsible bowl will make it easy to give your dog food and water. These lightweight nylon bowls often feature a loop which enables you to attach the bowl to your pack or the dog’s leash, making it easy to use it without having to dig through your other belongings. Plastic bags or a small spade. These items will enable you to effectively deal with your dog’s waste. Plastic bags can be used to pack the waste out with you, and you can attach them to the outside of your pack with a carabiner so that you don’t have to stash them inside. An alternative approach involves using a small plastic spade to bury your dog’s waste. Canine first aid kit. Carry along some basic supplies that will help you to deal with injuries that your dog might sustain on the trail. A few of the items to take would include: hydrogen perox-

ide to disinfect cuts, scissors with rounded tips to trim hair around wounds, bandages and gauze pads, tweezers to remove foreign objects in a wound, and a small sock or bootie to protect a wounded foot.

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Reflective jacket, collar, leash, or a small light that attaches to the collar. Reflective clothing and accessories or a light will help to protect your dog dur-

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ing road crossings at night. Clothing such as booties, bandanas, canine flotation devices, or insulating jackets. Keep these items on hand to prepare for adverse weather conditions and certain special activities. Check the conditions where you are headed and determine what kinds of clothing your dog might need. Booties can protect your dog’s paws in icy or abrasive trail conditions. A bandana or neck gaiter will identify your dog as a pet and can be used as a bandage if needed. A canine flotation device is important for any trips that involve boat rides, and an insulating jacket will help keep short-haired dogs warm on winter hikes.

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