June Tip - Travel:
This is the time of the year when we can
really enjoy being out and about with our dogs.
Typically we prepare for road trips but are you prepared if you should
have car trouble or are delayed in traffic for any reason? With the temperatures we experience during
the months ahead, it is important that we are just as prepared for a short
jaunt that could unexpectedly turn into a much longer one. Be sure to carry plenty of water for you and
your dog, along with a water bowl. Pack your dog bag with unperishable snacks
for you both. Consider a cooling mat
that is activated by your dog’s weight and requires no preparation. They come in sizes to fit all dogs and are
relatively inexpensive. A crate fan or
battery powered fan with a supply of batteries will also be helpful. Before you head out, check that you have
plenty of gas and that you have your cell phone and charger. A first aid kit should also be a staple of
your dog bag. Knowing that you are
prepared for the unexpected will give you peace of mind.
Before venturing out for any water
activity, invest in a life jacket for your dog. If he already has one, check to ensure that it still in good condition
and fits properly. Replace if necessary.
Water activities include trips to the lake as water loving dogs can easily venture too far out and land lovers could accidentally fall
in. If you will be enjoying boating
activities with your dog, be sure you have a ramp or some means to easily get
him back inside the boat. He should also
wear a life vest the entire time.
DOG FRIENDLY LOCATIONS :
- This website provides information on dog friendly places throughout the US. You just plug in the city and the category (hotel, restaurant, etc.) that you're interested in.
FREE HANDOUTS - REQUEST THRU "CONTACT US":
Adding a New Dog to Your Family
Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
Children and Dogs: Safety First
Housebreaking & Marking
Integrating a New Dog into your Household
Moving: Helping Our Dogs Adjust Before, During, and After
Puppy STAR Program
Seasonal - Fourth of July; Halloween; Thanksgiving; Christmas
FOODS - www.dogfoodadvisor.com
PUPPIES - Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog by Kenneth M. Martin, DVM and Debbie Martin, BS, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP
CLICKER TRAINING - Clicking with Your Dog by Peggy Tillman
This book is easy to ready and contains lots of illustrations to supplement the text.
REACTIVITY - Click to Calm by Emma Parsons
SEPARATION ANXIETY: Don't Leave Me by Nicole Wilde
SOCIALIZATION - "He Just Wants to Say Hi" by Suzanne Clothier