Dear Miss Behavin’: My dog Skip acts like a maniac before we go for walks — he grabs the leash and runs around the house, usually knocking things over. Is there any way to tone down his enthusiasm a bit? Reply: The way Skip sees things, acting like a maniac gets him outside and on his walks — so what’s the problem? If you grab the leash and put your sneakers on to go for a walk, but Skip starts getting rowdy and running around, put the leash down and go back to what you were doing.
Dear Miss Behavin’: Our dog is constantly breaking out of our backyard when we’re at work. Fortunately our neighbors bring him home, but he’s already been picked up twice by animal control. Reply: Of the hundreds of dogs I’ve met, I can count on one hand how many of those dogs would choose to stay outside if given the option to come indoors. I often hear from dog owners that they assume their dog would rather be outside. After all, there is more room to play and more things to do, right?
Dear Miss Behavin’: My husband loves to feed our dog everything but her kibble. He gives her scraps at the table, lets her lick his dishes, and even shares sweets with her in the evenings. How can I convince him to stop? Reply: Many of us express our love through food, and this can be especially true for pet owners. The downside to this type of love is that human foods can pose various risks for our canine companions.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".