Doc Smith, founder of the Pasadena Pacers, is a great friend and source of running wisdom. His article goes deep into why you should develop the body’s core as the platform for your body to run strong, balanced, and injury free. TL;DR – build strength in the muscle sets between your chest and your thighs (continue)
Dog running tips to make your runs safer and more fun! 1. Scan ahead as you run. This gives you time to stop or change routes if you don’t like what you see. Rattlesnakes, stray dogs, horses, and mud are a few hazards to consider. 2. Rethink using both ear buds. Trails can be busy (continue)
It was about 8 months ago when I noticed changes in Sophie’s behavior. When you’re together for 22 hours out of the day, you notice when things are slightly off…like her not seeing the tennis ball before her while playing fetch. Or always missing the first step on stairs and bumping her chin before recovering. (continue)
When you send your pups to the trails with us…they become the stars!
Fun, Paws, and Motion We’ve been busy on the trails, not just making sure we get your pup’s best side but making sure we capture the fun on video. Mixed to a 60’s classic, here is Fun, Paws, and Motion for your viewing pleasure.
The next time you’re cleaning up puddles by your dog’s water bowl, try to appreciate the science behind the mess. At the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting, researchers described the different mechanisms animals like humans, cats, and dogs use to drink. Humans, with our full cheeks, can create suction to draw in (continue)
The latest discovery in media research: people love dogs (isn’t that why you’re here?), and apparently, the media does, too. A recent paper published by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Miami showed stories published in the New York Times are more likely to be picked up by other (continue)
If you’re looking for the perfect seasonal antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you’ve found it in #GivingTuesday. The Tuesday following the Thanksgiving Day weekend is a time to cleanse your palate of consumerism and give, whether that means volunteering at a local organization or donating to your favorite charity. This #GivingTuesday, we’re highlighting Aussie (continue)
In 2010, a pet owner mistakenly correlated feeding ice water to her dog and the onset of Bloat. She shared this experience through the InterWebs where pet owners took the warning seriously and propagated the story. In the time that followed her (very upsetting) experience, more pet care professionals have weighed in on the story. (continue)
Petting a Dog’s Face or Patting Her Head Number 3 of 11 in the series. Do you like to be patted on the head? My guess is no. Having someone reach out and tap us on the head, no matter how lovingly, is not something most of us enjoy. It’s annoying at best and painful (continue)