Participation in dog events often requires competitors to travel great distances. When news broke earlier this week of an accident involving a well-known agility trainer, attention was drawn once again to the risks of long-distance driving. When tragedy struck the agility community in 2001, club members started the Live to Run Again Campaign. Find out more about the nonprofit’s efforts to promote safety among enthusiasts of canine competitive events.
Being away from home can be a challenge for many dog owners, especially when the dogs and the rest of the family have been left behind to fend for themselves. In today’s Down and Back, Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn tells readers about the text messages her dogs send her when she’s out of town and how their familiar greetings when she returns home more than make up for the time she’s spent away from them.
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Drowsy Driving Not a New Problem in Performance Communities
By Best In Show Daily
It happens way too often. Everyone’s on the way home from the dog show, the agility trial, the hunting event, whatever sport they love to do with their dogs. Then the news breaks – there’s been an accident.
Perhaps bad weather made for hazardous driving conditions, or a deer ran into the road. A driver may have been distracted by a cell phone call or was trying to retrieve a dropped item from the floor. On the other hand, maybe he or she fell asleep at the wheel. more
By Pilar Kuhn
As my time at Cisco Live! 2012 was drawing to an end, I anticipated returning home to my husband Rod and to our household menagerie. I always look forward to the bouncing and shaking of toys by the Scotties and the barking and figure eight’s the Bouviers like to do in and around my legs as I walk through the front door.
I couldn’t wait for it.
Rod had our pack as his captive audience day in and day out while I was helping a record-setting 17,000 attendees navigate their way to sessions, labs and keynote speeches. more