You Can Teach Any Dog at Least One New Trick (… And maybe more )
|Posted on March 4, 2015 at 6:25 PM||comments (3)|
In order to keep our furry friends happy and healthy, it is extremely important to keep them on routine check-ups with your veterinarian and up to date on their essential vaccinations. This is especially important if they are visiting places with a high population of other animals such as dog parks, daycare/boarding facilities, and the groomers. Your veterinarian can answer any questions you may have regarding healthcare and medical treatment of your pooch.
Vaccinations play a key role in maintaining a happy and healthy furry friend so make sure to keep all vaccinations up to date. Your dog will be on a regular schedule of vaccines including Rabies, DHLP-Parvo, Bordetella and Corona. Puppy’s get their first vaccines between five to six weeks of age and continue for several weeks up to sixteen weeks. Keep the records on hand in case you need to provide vaccination expiration dates for daycare, boarding, or grooming and if you ever misplace them you can always call your vet to request another copy. You can even have your vet fax or email your vaccinations directly to Bark! Bark! so we can always make sure to keep your file up to date for quick and easy drop off.
It is also important to be aware of any symptoms that may signify that your pooch is not feeling well. Common signs that your pooch might be under the weather include coughing, hacking, excessive sneezing, runny nose, excessive panting and/or drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, urinating more or less frequently, changes in appetite and/or energy level, stiffness, lameness, and difficulty standing up. If at any point you have concerns regarding your furry friend’s health it is vital to isolate them from all other pets and contact your veterinarian immediately.
Your pooch's will rely on you to maintain their good health, in return they will give you many years of love and companionship.
|Posted on February 24, 2015 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
For years I thought My dogs’ behavior on a their walks was forever destined to be frustrating, frightening and downright unpleasant. What I didn’t realize was that my dogs were only doing what they thought they were supposed to do. That is they thought they were supposed to pull, bark and go after everyone and everything we passed. I tried to remedy the situation by pulling on the leash, shouting correction commands and even having them sit before we met people or dogs, and although these were all suggested options in most training courses they were all unpredictable and often unsuccessful. Years later, after working with many families and their pooches I started to see that there was a bigger picture of over-all clear communication. Dog training, including dog walking, leash pulling and even leash aggression was all just groundwork set up either unintentionally or planned with myself and my doggie earlier. “Abby… we are going to go on nice, calm and happy walks. Our family likes people and dogs and your Dad will let you know when it’s time for running, jumping and crossing the street.” Well, it took place in a slightly different fashion, but this is what I wanted to say to my 5month-old adopted Shih-Tzu terrier and I now had the skills and the tools to do just that. We all have them! My walks now are leisurely happy strolls and yours can be too. Are you on the same page as your pooch? Don’t wait like I did and remember it’s never too late to train your doggie… and yourself while you’re at it!
Danny the Dog Trainer, head of Bark! Bark! Training; Certified A.K.C. Evaluator, T.P.U. Coordinator