January is National Walk Your Dog Month, so we thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about loose leash walking. A basic, but sometimes elusive behavior.
We love being on the go with our dogs at all times, but some owners encounter a frustrating problem with pulling. So as much as we want our best friend to go everywhere with us, sometimes they simply don’t because we also value our arm remaining in it’s socket.
Did you know that 2 January is National Pet Travel Safety Day? And with a company slogan like Never Roam Alone™… we can obviously get behind a holiday like this.
(Seriously… we don’t make these things up, just ask Google.)
Your dog is a member of the family and likely to tag along when you hit the road, but just like traveling with any other family member, their safety and comfort is important regardless of the distance or destination.
We’ve put together a list of 10 safety tips for you and your best friend.
Here at ZUMI. we often talk about what we can learn from our dogs. Whether we’re talking about being a more compassionate or empathetic person or maybe finding more presence in our day to day life…
Dogs just have this shit figured out.
So if you’re here and you possibly agree with our “woo-woo” (or are even just open minded to it), we’ve got some great news for you...
It’s a process. Not an achievement.
Dogs make us better, it’s a fact and one that even science supports. If you have a dog you already know what we’re talking about.
Humans have a very special relationship with dogs. We have a history that goes back more than 18,000 years and they were one of the first domesticated animals in history
Scientists have proof that dogs make us laugh more than cats (sorry cat people - can’t argue with science), they reduce our chances of depression and keep you from morphing into a human sloth.
So what are some cold hard facts about owning a dog?
Today is a special day at the ZUMI office because we’re celebrating Esha’s 10th birthday!
She’s the last of the office dog birthdays for 2019, so we sorta make a thing of it, even though everyday is a party in Esha’s world.
Also, we do try to keep this level of crazy-dog-people-ness limited to one day a year... you know, for our street cred.
A few months ago we told you all about our Perfectly Imperfect Program.
Today we wanted to highlight one of the amazing organizations that we’re proud to call part of our PIP pack.
Midwest Working Dog Rescue
Independence Day is a few days away, so that means BBQs, lawn chairs, and a few cold ones.
It also means fireworks and this is where the festivities tend to take a negative turn for a lot of our four-legged friends.
Happy Summer Solstice!
That’s right, today 21 June, 2019 is the summer solstice - the first official day of summer!
And as we enjoy all things summer, today is one of those days where we’re not short of “national holidays” to celebrate. From National Peaches ‘N’ Cream Day (yum) to International Yoga Day…
But our favorite would have to be National Take Your Dog To Work Day!
For many of us, spring through fall is peak hiking/camping season. Unfortunately, it’s also snake season, which means we have to coexist on the trails with these danger noodles.
Joking aside, this is a serious matter and one that everyone should be aware of.
Limitations are a given in such a small company, but that doesn’t stop us from contributing what we can, when we can.
Which is exactly why we created the Perfectly Imperfect Program (or PIP for short), a donation program for shelters and rescue organizations around the country.