Training With E-Collars: New Study Says Costs Outweigh the Benefits

At Pet Camp we’ve made the decision that in our Camper Cadet dog training program we will use only positive re-enforcement. We’ve worked with dogs from both private homes and animal shelters, all with amazing results. Before we implemented Camper Cadets we met with many dog trainers and got exposed to many different training techniques including…

January 22, 2015

Pet Camp – Going Strong After All these Years

Several months ago I attended an industry conference in Denver. There were lots of presentations about all sorts of issues associated with pet care – how to clean and disinfect, dog body language, and of course the critical one for any small business, exit strategies. Now let me start by saying that Virginia and Mark…

January 14, 2015

Time to Ban the Tattooing and Piercing of Pets?

Living in San Francisco makes you feel like you’re in the center of the body art universe.  There are piercings and tats on everyone (and you can assume everywhere based on what you can see). While personally I’m proud to remain tat and piercing free I understand that this is a personal decision and to each…

January 7, 2015

Pets as Gifts? Think before you give!

Ahh, the holidays are upon us.  Time for celebrating, visiting family and friends, and gift giving.  At Pet Camp we know that a pet may not be the best gift (a left handed, senior hockey stick with a PM9 curve and a 77 flex might just be the best gift); a pet is for life and…

December 19, 2014