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Column: Living with coyotes while protecting our dogs with fences, leashes and good training
30 Aug
1:35

Column: Living with coyotes while protecting our dogs with fences, leashes and good training

In my last column, devoted mostly to wildlife observations, I noted that there seemed to be plenty of rabbits around this year, and that few coyotes had been seen in my area. Correct that! In the last few days, the coyotes are suddenly around in broad daylight. Last Sunday morning, […]

YES! Cruel and Unnecessary Electric Shock Collars for Pets to Be Banned in the UK
29 Aug
1:30

YES! Cruel and Unnecessary Electric Shock Collars for Pets to Be Banned in the UK

Among dog guardians, shock collars have become a popular device for pet training. These collars, which are placed around a dog’s neck and deliver an electric shock when the trainer presses a button, are often used to discourage undesirable behaviors like unnecessary barking. Given how normalized this training method has become, […]

Field Notes: Duluth Retriever Club hosting big field trial
28 Aug
1:16

Field Notes: Duluth Retriever Club hosting big field trial

Nearly 200 dogs are entered in the event, the largest field trial in Duluth in several years. The event runs Friday through Sunday at the Art Massie Field Trial Grounds, 5476 Lester River Rd. in Lakewood Township, just a few miles up Lester River Road from Superior Street in Duluth. […]

Pet of the Week: Max is a charmer in need of a new home
27 Aug
1:15

Pet of the Week: Max is a charmer in need of a new home

Sunday Aug 26, 2018 at 5:15 PM Max is a male boxer, about 2 years old. He’s a handsome guy and has won the hearts of many of the shelter volunteers – giving them all big smiles and tail wags. He loves attention, affection, pats and snuggles. Max needs a home […]

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 25
26 Aug
1:14

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 25

ADOPTION FAIRS. 9-Lives Rescue Inc. — Cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue — Dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 9690 Prominent Point. Check event calendar for changes: chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org. New Hope Rescue Inc. — […]

Hesta: Omnichannel marketing vital in low-engagement category
25 Aug
1:06

Hesta: Omnichannel marketing vital in low-engagement category

Implementing omnichannel marketing and personalisation has created an almost unprecedented level of member engagement in a category with typically low engagement, said Hesta. Hesta GM of digital strategy, Callum Tod, shared what omnichannel means in a lean, outcome-driven environment, such as the one at the superannuation fund, at the Adobe […]

6 Childproof Pet Products to Help Keep Your Kids Away from the Kibble
24 Aug
12:58

6 Childproof Pet Products to Help Keep Your Kids Away from the Kibble

With the proper training, dogs and cats are great around children. But throw food and water into the mix, and you might have problems. House pets can act differently when tiny hands reach for the kibble (food aggression is real). And then there’s the issue of animal waste and preventing […]

Why Salesforce is open sourcing the AI technology behind Einstein
23 Aug
12:55

Why Salesforce is open sourcing the AI technology behind Einstein

Salesforce is open sourcing the machine learning technology behind its Einstein AI platform. Branded TransmogrifAI, the AutoML library is less than 10 lines of Scala code written on top of Apache Spark, and can be used by developers looking to train machine learning models to predict customer behaviour without having […]

5 Best Electric Dog Fences: Compare, Buy & Save (2018)
22 Aug
12:44

5 Best Electric Dog Fences: Compare, Buy & Save (2018)

Dog containment can be one of the most challenging aspects of dog ownership. Regardless of whether you have a large plot of land or a small one, you want your dog to be able to utilize as much of it as possible without getting into danger. It would also be […]

53 Mistakes Every Dog Owner Makes
21 Aug
12:43

53 Mistakes Every Dog Owner Makes

Treating the leash as a torture device Raimonds Kalva/Shutterstock Leash-training is an essential skill for all dogs to learn. Not teaching your dog to do well on a leash is like not teaching your child to read, Thomas says. Unfortunately, many owners see the leash as a bad thing and […]

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