5 Ways to Prepare your Dog for a Pet-friendly Conference

You walk into the hotel with your dog by your side, feeling assured as you see other conference attendees with their pets. But your dog barks and lunges toward another dog, stretching his retractable leash to its full fifteen feet. In your scramble to hang onto the leash, your purse and conference materials scatter on the floor. You yank him hard, stopping him in his tracks as he trips. You yell, “Max come here NOW!” He cowers and everyone turns and stares at you.

Me and my two cocker spaniel at BlogPawss
From left to right: me, Buffy and Chipper at the BlogPaws conference

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Why I support Canine Companions for Independence & Puppies Behind Bars

Dogs love to work—especially if they share a job with their owners.  They couldn’t be happier following you around all day while doing your daily tasks, and most dogs love to learn.  Although dog assistance programs now abound, I have chosen to support these two programs.

On Sunday, August 7th, my youngest cocker, Buffy, and I will be attending DogFest in Oakbrook, Illinois, a CCI fundraising event. 

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Dogs in Weddings

Thirty years after your wedding day, what will you remember; the beautiful flowers, the precious words spoken, the pretty dresses, or your dog at the ceremony?

I remember my dog at my reception (although it’s only been 22 years). I eloped and had a large party at my house, so my springer spaniel, Kaylee, joined in the fun.

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