As you may have heard, this week is National Dog Bite Prevention week. During this week K-9 Coach is sharing information on our social media channels and this blog to help you keep you and your family safe.
Today, our owner Amber Burckhalter is going to list a few ideas on how to prevent bites from happening.
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With Summer bringing 90 plus degree heat, trips to the lake and lots of time outdoors, this is a good time to pass along some tips from the American Red Cross on how to keep your pet safe, along with some general First Aid and emergency tips.
We’d tell you to…
-Remember to keep tags on your dog’s collar at all times
-If you are heading to the lake or the beach, teach your dog to wear a life jacket. We even sell a few at K-9 Coach!
-Keep lots of water on hand.
-NEVER leave your dog in your car. Even with the windows cracked the temperature inside rises very quickly to levels that will kill.
Have fun & stay safe!
February isn’t just for lovers you know…it’s also a very important month for your dog too! It just so happens that February is Pet Dental Health Month. Continue reading “K-9 Coach Groomers Corner – Sweet Valentine Smooches!” »
Getting involved in sports with your dog is a great way to challenge yourself and your dog both mentally and physically. It helps strengthen the dog/human bond, builds confidence and gives dogs a “job” to do!
K-9 Coach strongly believes in the power of dog sports like Treibball, Agility and Nosework to enrich the lives of both the dogs and their owners.
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K-9 Coach is a proud supporter and contributor to The Association of Pet Dog Trainer’s (APDT) annual campaign to promote the benefits of positive training and socialization.
Sadly, three to four million dogs and cats are euthanized in animal shelters each year, turned in by owners who didn’t know how to deal with their pets’ behavior problems and couldn’t find a reliable resource to help them.
Each, year, the APDT designates the month of January as National Train Your Dog Month to bring awareness to the importance of socialization and training, and most of all, to inform the public that training your dog can be simple and fun! The APDT selected January because so many dogs and puppies are adopted and brought home during the winter holidays. By providing education and resources, new pet owners can start off the New Year with their newest family member in the best way possible.
The APDT will have a variety of resources available for free download from the event website, www.trainyourdogmonth.com throughout January. They have set up free online webinars on a variety of training and behavior topics, as well as live Facebook “chats” with top professionals in the pet behavior and training field.
Since 1993, the APDT has promoted education for dog trainers. With more than 6,000 members who are willing and able to assist dog owners, the APDT is the largest professional organization for dog trainers in the world. We encourage anyone interested in learning more about their dogs to visit our web sites www.apdt.com, www.trainyourdogmonth.com, and www.mydoghasclass.com for more information and resources.
Please join the APDT and K-9 Coach in celebrating National Train Your Dog Month!
We are excited to have Atlanta photographer Alex Arnett bringing his photography talents to K-9 Coach this year for our annual holiday photo shoot.
Sign up NOW for your pooch’s spot on one of the following days…
– Monday, Dec. 10th
– Thursday, Dec. 13th
Photos will be taken during your dogs daycare or boarding stay, but if you would like to be in the shot, or if you think your pooch will pose better with you around, just let us know and we will assign you a specific appointment time. Proofs can be viewed from 4 to 6pm or can be made available to view online at your convenience.
Sitting Fee is $20 and includes one 4×6 photo (Sitting fee is per dog if you would like separate shots of them, one fee if all dogs are in the same shot). Cash or check only please.
Various packages are available starting at $35, which includes one 8X10, one 5X7 and four wallets or three 4X6′s.
Do you have a passion for running and the outdoors? Love to take your pooch with you? It’s certainly great exercise for you both but be careful as the cold weather arrives. Here’s some tips from Dog Blogger Dorian Wagner!
Running With Your Dog During Cooler Weather
Thanksgiving Safety Tips for your Pups!
This is an oldie but goodie! For some extra help and advice, take a look at Pet Poison Helpline.
You might also want to sign up for their Holiday Dangers Webinar happening December 3rd – Holiday Dangers for Pet Owners
Quite a few of our beloved clients (the dogs that is, as opposed to their very popular owners!) have sensitive tummies, and there are several who suffer from very serious digestive problems like pancreatitis, IBS and colitis.
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As hard as it is to find time to read, I do carve out some quiet time for my favorite topic, dogs!
There are many books I could share but there is one book I find myself referring to clients on a consistent basis, and that is The Other End of the Leash by Dr. Patricia McConnell.
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