Carnegie Management sued for damaging non-paying tenants’ credit

first_imgThe tenant’s argument relies in part on an executive order Gov. Andrew Cuomo penned last spring after the state legislature gave him new authority to combat the pandemic. The May 7 order mandated that no landlord or landlord agent could solicit or receive fees for late payment of rent from March 20 to Aug. 20.From mid-May to July, the plaintiffs allege, Carnegie Management repeatedly threatened to report their rental arrears to credit bureaus. A damaged credit report, the tenants point out, can impair their financial future, such as by hindering their ability to buy a house or get a job. (A 2015 city law prevents employers from seeking or using workers’ or job applicants’ credit histories, except in very limited circumstances.)The suit asserts that Carnegie Management emailed one of the plaintiffs, promising “distasteful” legal action and spelling out how damaging a bad credit report could be.“We will litigate till judgement and full recovery of our justified rent, legal fees and potentially taking back possession of our apartment,” the email allegedly read. “It will undoubtedly adversely affect your credit rating for a long time, which is pretty costly in the process of life.”After Carnegie Management’s collection attempts failed, tenants received notices from third-party collection agency NCSPlus Incorporated, their lawsuit claims.Carnegie Management’s Isaac Jacobowitz said the firm has worked with tenants and offered financial relief during the pandemic.Some tenants, he said, were not satisfied with the relief offers, and are attempting to leverage the state’s eviction protections to their advantage. Jacobowitz said one of the plaintiffs vacated the building more than a year ago, sublet the apartment, but has not been paying rent, while another tenant was able to pay but chose not to.“Those tenants who steadfastly refused to pay or negotiate and/or ignored communications, were sent to a collection agency,” said Jacobowitz. “It is standard practice of landlords to refer tenants who owe arrears to collection agencies, but we only do it as a last resort, if we are unable to reach an amicable agreement with a tenant or former tenant.”Jack Lester, the attorney representing the plaintiffs, said that even before Covid, retaliating against tenants for organizing is illegal.“The tenants got together to communicate, organize and bargain collectively with the landlord,” said Lester. “Rather than engage them that way, and negotiate, he’s seeking to ruin their lives.”In 2019, the state legislature banned so-called tenant blacklists, which landlords use to see housing court records of people seeking apartments. However, the law is enforced only by the attorney general’s office and there is no way to tell if a landlord uses a blacklist to reject a potential tenant.Credit reports can also lead landlords to turn away rental applicants. Lester said he hopes lawmakers such as state Sen. Julia Salazar will take up the issue and beef up enforcement of the 2019 law, which he likened to “Swiss cheese.”“The legislature has provided tenants with the right to withhold rent [in some cases] but leaves tenants vulnerable to having their credit destroyed,” said Lester. “It’s a right with no means to carry out that right.”Contact Georgia Kromrei Message* Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsbushwickJulia SalazarReal Estate LawsuitsRental Marketcenter_img Email Address* Full Name* Clockwise from left: 248 McKibbin Street, 586 Hart Street and 345 Eldert Street in Brooklyn (Google Maps)Tenants are seeking class-action status in a lawsuit alleging that Carnegie Management engaged in unfair and deceptive business practices at four of its Brooklyn buildings.Five tenants at 345 Eldert Street allege that in retaliation for their organizing and not paying rent, Carnegie reported the unpaid debts and fees to debt collectors and credit bureaus. The case, filed Wednesday, argues that tenants at 342 Eldert Street, 586 Hart Street, 248 McKibbin Street and 15 Judge Street in Bushwick experienced the same treatment.The debt which Carnegie allegedly reported included late fees and penalties, inflating the totals that marred the tenants’ credit histories. The lawsuit alleges that the “inaccurate” reporting of rental arrears, a practice barred by New York’s general business law, caused “lasting and permanent financial consequences.”ADVERTISEMENTRead moreNew York halts evictions statewide due to coronavirusRetail landlords create blacklist of tenants who aren’t paying rentlast_img read more

Looking through drumlins: testing the application of ground-penetrating radar

first_imgGround-penetrating radar (GPR) is becoming a commonly applied technique ingeomorphology. However, its use in the study of subglacial bedforms has yet to be fully exploredand exploited. This paper presents the results of a GPR feasibility study conducted on a drumlinizedterrain in Cumbria, UK, where five drumlins were investigated using multiple radar antennafrequencies. The site was selected for the presence of nearby bedrock outcrops, suggesting a shallowdrumlinized diamict–bedrock contact and a permeable lithology. Despite the clayey sediment andunfavourable weather conditions, a considerable penetration depth of �12m was achieved when usinga 50MHz antenna, with a separation of 1 m, trace spacing of 1m and 128-fold vertical stack. Resultsindicate that the drumlinized diamict is in direct erosional contact with the bedrock. While the internaldrumlin geometry is generally chaotic on the stoss side, evidence of layering dipping downflow at anangle greater than the drumlin surface profile was found on the lee side. The inter-drumlin areascomprise �4m of infill sediment that masks part of the original drumlin profile. Overall, this studyindicates that GPR can be deployed successfully in the study of glacial bedform sedimentaryarchitecture.last_img read more

Non-Invasive Cardiologist

first_imgRequired Qualifications School/UnitSchool of Medicine Position NumberF65300 Position Responsibilities RankAssistant Professor Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is seeking a BC/BENoninvasive Cardiologist. The successful candidate will join anestablished group of physicians and surgeons in one of the topHeart Centers in the United States. We are dedicated to building apreeminent program for academic discovery and are committed toexcellent clinical care for our patients. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). – Board Certified/Board Eligible Cardiologist, with demonstratedskills in cardiovascular disease- Possess sufficient research and teaching experience to beeligible for academic appointment and be clinically oriented- Communicate effectively and work with a large multidisciplinaryprogram- Eligible for medical licensure in state of Virginia- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU * Are you a BC/BE Cardiologist with demonstrated skills inCardiovascular Disease?YesNo At VCU Health Pauley Heart Center, our world-class team takes yourheart health personally. Building on our history of innovation inpatient care, scientific discovery, diversity and collaboration weimprove cardiovascular care for all, while continuously trainingthe next generation of doctors. Diversity Statement Information Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Posted Salary Working TitleNon-Invasive Cardiologist Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Open Until FilledYes 1. Teaching- Support teaching directly via interactions with Fellows,Housestaff and non-physician professionals- Periodically expected to present appropriate reviews in patientmanagement discussions at Cardiology and Department of InternalMedicine conferences- Participate in University Continuing Medical Education programsfor practicing physicians which is important to enhancing patientreferrals- Participate in teaching and fellowship programs2. ResearchSupport clinical research protocols as needed3. ServiceParticipate in quality, safety and efficiency initiatives4. ClinicalPrimarily dedicated to the outpatient, inpatient and consultativeservices5. Other- Submit billing and document care as required by theorganization- Abide by all medical staff requirementscenter_img * Are you clinically oriented and do you possess sufficientresearch and teaching experience to be eligible for an academicappointment?YesNo Preferred Qualifications DepartmentInternal Medicine Grant funded position?No Number of Months12 Proposed Hire Date07/01/2020 Qualified applicants are invited to apply online at additional information, please contact Clare Greene, DivisionAdministrator | [email protected] Application Process/Additional Information Mission or Goal of Unit Type of SearchNational Quick Link Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligible Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go to Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Application Deadline Date Date Posted01/08/2020last_img read more

CO Collection Specialist

first_img Maryland, United States Facebook You need to sign in or create an account to save Works with Claims Coordinator to resolve editsassociated with unpaid, unprocessed and/or rejectedclaims.Minimum Qualifications(Required)High school diploma or equivalentrequired.Minimum, one (1) yearmedicalbilling[insurance] experience required; two (2) years preferred; CPCpreferred.Knowledgeable in medical terminology andCPT/ICD coding basics.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesAbility to utilize various billing, payor andpatient information systems.Savvy in MD payer processing rules &regulations, their respective submission guidelines and theirprocedures and policies for rejection and appealprocessing.Classified Title:Collection SpecialistWorking Title: CO Collection Specialist​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OCStarting Hourly Pay Rate Range:$13.36 – $18.41 hr/Commensurate with ExperienceEmployee group: Full TimeSchedule:Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm / 40hrs per weekExempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation:16-MD:JH at White MarshDepartment name: 10002800-SOM DOM BillingPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more: Salary Not Specified Utilizes all methodologies of third party payorcontact [web, Real-Med, fax, etc.] for the timely resolution ofunpaid claims. You need to sign in or create an account to save Save CO Collection Specialist JH at WhiteMarsh Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in White Marsh Save CO Collection Specialist LinkedIn Identifies and informs the supervisor /Production Unit Manager of issues, trends and/or problemsassociated with non-payment of claims. CO Collection Specialist Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified GeneralSummary/PurposeResponsible for collection of unpaid third-partyclaims and appeals. Works with the payers’ to resolve issues andfacilitate prompt payment ofclaims.Specific Duties &Responsibilities1.Utilizes the EPIC system for the daily flow ofaccounts to identify unpaid claims forfollow-up.Communicates with third-party payers, patients,physicians, and other parties to resolve unpaid claims. Review andupdate patient registration information (demographic and insurance)in EPIC as needed. Johns Hopkins University CO Collection Specialist Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in White Marshcenter_img Similar jobs Save CO Collection Specialist Maryland, United States Johns Hopkins University More searches like this Retrieves supporting documents (medicalreports, authorizations, etc) as needed for review and/orsubmission to third-party payers. Non CPCs must have all medicalrecords reviewed and approved by Lead Staff CPCs prior to mailingout. CO Collection Specialist Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Twitter Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in White Marsh You need to sign in or create an account to save Share Salary Not Specified The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in White Marsh Posts appropriate adjustments and discounts asdictated by departmental policies. Johns Hopkins University Financial Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in White Marshlast_img read more

Oxford’s World Book Capital bid

first_imgOxford has launched its bid to become UNESCO World Book Capital for 2014. The bid was launched in the Convocation House in the Bodleian library. The event was attended by local authors such as Philip Pullman and Colin Dexter, as well as local government officials, publishers and book enthusiasts. The bid is being co-ordinated by Oxford Inspires, the Cultural Development Agency for Oxfordshire. Oxford Inspires are launching the bid on behalf of a committee representing various parties, such as the University of Oxford, the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University Press, Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford Brookes, Blackwell’s, Oxford Literary Festival and the Story Museum.A series of public and private consultations are planned over the next few months to gather support for the bid. The first of these events took place over the weekend in Bonn Square, where local artist Diana Bell showed her two-metre-high Big Book installation. UNESCO has nominated a World Book Capital City every year since 2001. The prestigious title is awarded in recognition of the best year-long programme proposed by a city to promote books and foster reading. Previous winners have included Madrid, New Delhi, Turin and Montreal.last_img read more

Speciality breads – stand out from the crowd

first_imgBy Max Jenvey of Oxxygen Marketing Partnership, a strategic business accelerator specialising in bakery, foodservice and convenience retailWe all know that positively differentiating a business from the competition is a great way to gain an edge. But what is the best way to achieve it? You can make the obvious superficial changes to your shop, but what about your greatest asset your product range? Instead of adding cost by changing the appearance of your bakery, why not expand your range by selling more speciality breads?Focusing on speciality breads and sandwiches delivers huge success to businesses such as Panera Bread Company in the US, achieving a year-on-year increase of 30%, and others are catching on. According to Mintel’s UK Bread & Baked Goods Jan ’11 report, there was a 28.8% increase in speciality bread volume sales and a 18.8% rise in value sales from 2008 to 2010. Have you noticed the variety of breads available in restaurants and the way people gravitate towards unique flavours? Either way, this is your opportunity to have fun, experiment with your baking and increase sales.Creating new and unique breads gives you something to advertise, and, more importantly, sets you apart from the competition. People want options, and experiencing changes makes customers feel like they are involved in your product, especially when you ask for feedback. Try a speciality bread-of-the-week, every week and give a few free samples in exchange for honest opinions.To become your customers’ local favourite bakery, introduce interesting flavours, such as exotic herbs, ethnic cheeses like paneer and Spanish manchego. Consider meats and make some stuffed breads or twisting with a mixture of ingredients, bacon, ham, pepperoni.Remember, differentiating yourself means bringing people something they cannot find elsewhere or a mass-produced version at their local supermarket. Creativity and fun will set you apart.last_img read more

2,500th UK Subway will open in Bristol

first_imgSubway aims to create 5,000 new jobs in the UK and Ireland by 2020 as part of its expansion programme.Subway announced the latest opening alongside plans to increase the number of stores in the UK and Ireland to 3,000 by 2020, which it says will create around 5,000 new jobs.The expansion plans are in response to consumer demand for more affordable quality ingredients and healthier choices, it said in a statement.In an independent report, commissioned by the Subway brand, the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr), highlighted the contribution Subway stores make to the UK and Irish economy in terms of spend, employment and output: “By expanding the prevalence of their QSRs across the UK and Irish regions, Subway stores have been driving business creation”, the report said. It added that the stores are “a significant driver” of SME business growth.The most recent total turnover of Subway stores was calculated at approximately £515 million. Subway said franchisees will employ approximately 24,000 full and part-time working people throughout communities in the UK and Republic of Ireland by 2020.The Cebr survey also found over 82% of franchisees thought Subway stores had a positive effect on the local area surrounding their location. “Not only do they attract greater footfall to high streets in general, Subway franchisees provide employment opportunities in local communities and offer healthier menu choices, especially compared to other food retail outlets.”Peter Dowding, country director for UK and Ireland, said: “Our franchise model is tried and tested, it works for entrepreneurs and it works for us. We are confident our business model will continue to grow as more and more consumers demand great tasting food at a value price-point.”last_img read more

Grateful Dead Online Auction Features Owsley Stanley Jewelry, Jerry Garcia’s Harley Davidson, & More

first_imgCurrently, Stremmel Auctions is hosting an online auction of notable Grateful Dead memorabilia, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Owsley Stanley Foundation. The Owsley Stanley Foundation, named after the Grateful Dead benefactor, is a non-profit dedicated to preserving Owsley “Bear” Stanley’s “Sonic Journals,” which contain over 1,300 concert recordings of the Grateful Dead, Miles Davis, Jefferson Airplane, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, and many other prominent artists of the time. The auction will run until March 24th at 10 a.m. (PST) and contains relics from the Grateful Dead’s past, such as posters, a lot of almost one thousand backstage passes, sales awards for Terrapin Station and Built To Last, a Jerry Garcia-signed Old & In The Way album cover, and original Rick Griffin and Richard Biffle art, among many other items.Perhaps most notably, as reported by JamBase, the auction also includes a 1983 FXST Softail Harley Davidson motorcycle previous owned by Jerry Garcia—the motorcycle was originally given to Jerry by a fan but made its way into the hands of Brent Mydland—and five pieces of jewelry made by Owsley “Bear” Stanley. The jewelry being auctioned off includes 22K gold  “Sun” and “Moon” pendants and sterling silver and 24K gold “Steal Your Face” pendants. In addition, other unique items outside more standard Grateful Dead memorabilia includes a special Grateful Dead-themed golf bag; a number of beers, wines, and champagnes; eleven eyeglasses by Lawrence Eyewear/Mystique Art inspired by Jerry Garcia; and black motorcycle jacket signed by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Ozzy Osborne, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Slash, and many more rock icons.You can view the auction items in person in Reno, Nevada, at Stremmel‘s gallery from March 21st to 23rd (or by appointment). You can also check out the items up for grabs in the auction on Stremmel’s website.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Bett 2020: Building the Classrooms of the Future

first_imgGetting reacquainted with my digital office after the winter break served as a useful reminder of how integral technology has become to the way UK consumers and businesses interact, work and access information. According to a recent trends report in Forbes, 2020 is hyped to be the decade when schools also embrace technology. I have already witnessed how new and powerful technology is driving major changes in the way students and teachers teach, learn, and interact, and am incredibly excited about what Dell Technologies has in store in the coming decade for education.We’re off to a flying start this year with our presence at Bett – the first EDU-tech show of the year kicking off on 22 January, bringing together over 800 leading companies, 103 exciting new EdTech start-ups, and over 34,000 attendees.Since Bett 2019 (the year we got a dinosaur on the stand thanks to our partnership with The Natural History Museum), we’ve been busy working on new ways to connect with educators and students attending the show, and we’ve hit on an exciting theme for 2020: Transform Teaching: Accelerate Learning. It’s a direct reference to esports within schools (more on that later), but more broadly it relates to how we can branch out beyond traditional education activities and embrace student passions to drive learning.First up, we’re proud to debut the Latitude 9510 in the UK, following its announcement at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I encourage all teachers and administrative staff at Bett to check out the newest edition to the Latitude line: the world’s smallest, lightest, most intelligent 15-inch commercial laptop. With a 15” InfinityEdge screen in a 14” size and Dell Optimizer’s built-in AI that adjusts to the way you work, the Latitude 9510 will allow education professionals to be more productive whenever and however they need.We’ll be introducing more functionality to the new Latitude 3310 and Latitude 3310 2-in-1 to provide a smarter, faster and more durable end-user experience at an even more affordable price point. Students and teachers can collaborate and multitask more effectively with features like a world-facing camera and WavesMAXX Audio Pro, all powered by the latest generation of Intel Whiskey Lake Processors. To ensure students have the latest tech to support cutting edge computers, we’re also launching our new generation of wireless keyboard and mice, designed to work seamlessly across up to three devices and lasting up to three years with only one AA battery.We cannot talk about the future of the classroom without calling out our seriously impressive 86-inch 4K interactive monitor (C8621QT), which also premiered at CES. If 2020 is the year when technology officially transcends the smart board, then this monitor with 4K UHD resolution, 20-point multi-touch, USB-C connectivity, and Dell’s exclusive Screen Drop Feature surely must be front and centre of the revolution.We’re continuing to collaborate with Microsoft and Intel this year, unified in our mission to transform the education landscape through technology. Together with Greenwood Academies Trust, a not-for-profit organisation operating 35 open academies that educate approximately 17,000 students, we’re coming up with new and improved ways of supporting teachers and students in the classroom via the latest technology. As well as hosting daily live Skype for Classroom and Teams sessions with Greenwood Academies Trust pupils, CIO Stephen Sanderson will be on stage daily at the Microsoft Live Theatre from 12 to 12:30. He’ll be revealing how their modern learning approach has not only impacted student learning but improved the work-life balance for teachers as well.As proud creators of the award-winning Alienware brand and accessible G-Series portfolio, Dell Technologies has always been passionate about gaming. Esports is reshaping entertainment, and now presents powerful new opportunities in the classroom. Students engaged in esports can develop critical thinking, analytic and leadership skills in an interactive environment accessible to varying skill levels and capabilities. For those able to join us at Bett, we’ll have dedicated Esports stations with Alienware devices pre-loaded with games to play, a McLaren profiling game ready to tell you the best job suited to your skills, and the McLaren racing simulator. Visitors can also get hands-on with an interactive programme that puts them in the driving seat of a Formula 1 car and mimics how the world-renowned automotive racing experts collect and analyse data from over 200 sensors, generating over 13,000 pieces of information.We can’t wait to showcase our exciting new line up of products at Bett this year and demonstrate the transformative solutions already in place in schools across the UK. If you plan on visiting, please join the Dell Technologies stand at #NG43.last_img read more

How to Have a #Vandog

first_imgWith Tom Tom Festival in the books, the Road Team is ready for the full festival season to really get underway. We’ve left the comfort of Charlottesville, Virginia and embarked toward the woods of Brevard, North Carolina landing in Charlotte for Tuck Fest this weekend. While we travel, Henry, our scruffy trash dog, lays on the bed behind us, starring out over his tiny home kingdom. Our #vandog goes everywhere with us, and because of that, he deals with a lot. We drag him to festivals, sit next to him during long car rides, and have him lay inside while we reorganize the van for the third time that day. But being a #vandog has its perks too. Free reign at campsites, new smells every night, dog friends all over the place, and pets from almost every human that walks by. Check out below how we make the best life for our #vandog while living the #vanlife ourselves.Food and WaterThe most important of all things. We have a special container we keep his food and water in so his food doesn’t get wet and we don’t have to pour water out every time we move locations. Henry self-regulates his food intake so we make sure he has the opportunity to eat whenever we stop. This means taking more time at gas station stops, finding places to put his bowls at friends houses and closing it before we sleep every night so critters don’t get to it. It also means packing in extra food every time we backpack or hike. He’s worth the extra pounds.ExerciseOn long travel days, Henry is just as antsy as we are in the van. Gas stations usually have a grass plot to stretch both human and dog legs. I like to do a walk over first to check for broken glass and anything else dangerous he may encounter. We play fetch with him at whatever location we end up at to get a bit more energy out before bed. The glow in the dark ball really helps with that.On non-long-travel-days, Henry tires himself out and puts himself to bed early. These are the days that make #vandog travel so rewarding. When we hike, he is often off leash if the regulations allow it.“Your dog behaves so well!”Thank you, it didn’t happen overnight. I spent hours and hours with Henry as a puppy training him after work. I’m still training him. We work on behavior every day so I can continue bringing him everywhere. If you’re curious, I used a softer version of the Koehler Method. In essence, you and your dog are a pack of two and the human is the lead dog at all times. Order the book (we’re not getting any money for it, it’s actually what we used years ago), take a look, and post with questions. If you’ve met Henry, you know he behaves 95% of the time, is calm, and will put up with two-year-olds pulling on his ears while he eats. That’s a win in my book.Dirt in your HomeIf you’re choosing to live in a van, then you’ve already chosen to live a life with dirt. Your bed will get dirty, your floor will be a mess, and your dog will love it. Henry sleeps on a dog bed at the foot of our bed in the van, but we still invite him up on our bed every once in awhile. Shake everything out, bring a broom in the van, and embrace the dirt.HealthTick check, shots, rest after injury. Henry blasts through fields and scrambles rock walls. He’s become graceful in the outdoors. But that doesn’t mean he comes home clean and injury free every evening. His paws get cut up, he gets ticks under his coat and is exposed to a lot of weird bacteria. We make sure to give him the rest he needs, check him for ticks EVERY night (also ourselves), and get him to the vet whenever we’re in town for a checkup. He takes heartworm medication monthly and gets all his shots on time. He is most definitely more healthy than Ben and me. The other thing to take into consideration is leaving your pup in the van during the summer. We try to leave him in the van as little as possible. It gets dangerous very quickly when the van starts to heat up. We have multiple fans, water, and always park in the shade if we know he’s going to be in the van for an hour or two. But it’s all worth it.Having Henry with us changes the game when we come back from a hard day and he is really to cuddle. He raises moral every chance he gets, everyone at festivals loves him, and he’s living his best life from this van. Not all dogs are meant for #vandog life. Temperaments have to be taken into consideration when changing lifestyles. But Henry is a #vandog through and through!There is one way for this tour to be a reality, our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to our title sponsor Nite Ize, and all of our other awesome sponsors like Crazy Creek, National Geographic, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Old Town, Leki, HydraPak, UCO Gear and Wenzel.last_img read more