Dog Parks and Bars: More In Common Than You Might Think

The other week I attended the 5th annual Owners’ of Doggie Day Care Convention (often referred to as the ODD Ball).  It’s three days of discussions of best practices as well as presentations by pet care professionals and other experts. This year one of the presenters was Michael Shikashio of Complete Canines, LLC. Most of…

February 15, 2019

An Educated Pet Parent is Pet Camp’s Best Customer

Growing up in the Garden State, I often heard Sy Syms say “An educated consumer is our best customer.”  I’m not sure that his stores, SYMS and Filene’s Basement, ended up filing for bankruptcy speaks to the quality of the stores or the quality of his educational efforts (or of course something else.)  But frankly,…

February 5, 2019

Wild New Year’s Eve story proves Mastiffs aren’t Great Guard Dogs

Most of you know that I have four teenage kids (18-year old triplets and a 16-year old.) I’m well aware that the drinking age is now 21, but I’m not quite naive enough to think this means that kids won’t imbibe when the opportunity and occasion present itself (such as a New Year’s Eve party.) …

January 10, 2019

Politics and Business: How to Treat the Relationship on Social Media

Right before Christmas, on the day the partial government shutdown started, we posted something on our Facebook page asking WTF was going on in Washington, D.C.  Someone who liked our page (though I don’t think is a client), took umbrage at our post for not supporting the President and said she was through with Pet…

January 8, 2019