Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Magic

Merry Christmas!
Wishing Everyone a Season of Peace and Joy.
-From the Good Dogs of Aquinna
(No Bad Dogs Here;-)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

On The Road

Living in the northeast, we are lucky to have an abundance of dog shows to choose from.  However, for those going after that elusive major, looking for a tracking event or showing in a specialty, you may find that you have to travel out of state. If you don't have an RV with all the creature comforts, some advanced planning will make your trip go more smoothly.  On my Droid DNA phone, I have bookmarked a few sites to prevent any last minute surprises.
* Infodog.com- on the home page you can search for shows within a specified mileage from your zip code & then book a "pet-friendly" hotel room from your phone.  If your dog gets sick while you travel, you can do a search for vets by entering the closest zip code.  You can also read the judging program on-line for ring times & directions to the show site.  Check the catalog for results after the show or with membership you can get real-time results.
* K9data.com- a golden & lab only database.  Remember to keep the info on your dog's page updated!  If your dog is lost, a microchip or tattoo # on your dog's page would be invaluable.  Furthermore, if you attend one of the health clinics at the larger shows, the info on that page can be used to fill out the paperwork.
* AKC.org- sign up for the "My AKC" feature to manage your dogs & plan events or get directions to a show. If your dog is lost and enrolled with AKC CAR recovery, you can contact them for assistance.
* Apps-  there are plenty of travel apps you can download to your smartphone.  Visit the itunes or google play store to start your search.  One of my favorite games is the Android app, "Granny Smith"- great for down time at the hotel & looks amazing on a hi-def 1920 x 1080 screen.
Start planning now and before you know it, you will have the road trip to remember!

                                                         Jet-Setting Baby Quinn