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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.
Continue reading “DOG SPORTS – FUN FOR YOU & FIDO!” »
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!
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!
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.
Continue reading “Thanksgiving Safety Tips for your Pups!” »
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.
Continue reading “NOVEMBER BOOK RECOMMENDATION: THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH” »
I’m a huge book store browser and despite owning practically every digital reader there is, I still prefer turning the pages of a real book. With a busy schedule though, it is sometimes hard to get from one end of a book to another – especially if I’m trying to read for both learning and leisure!
So I was excited when I spotted my latest treasure – in the clearance bin, though it doesn’t deserve to be!
The Dog Lover’s Daily Companion is filled with “365 Days of Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Living a Rich Life with Your Dog”. Continue reading “October Book Recommendation: The Dog Lover’s Daily Companion” »
Is it really that time again already?? Shopping for new clothes, making sure you didn’t miss anything on the school supplies list, grasping one last chance to spend the weekend at the lake.
At such a busy time, it’s easy to forget that the kids may not be the only ones mourning the end of Summer and the return of school days and early nights! Continue reading “BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES?” »
Did you just add a new puppy to add to the family?? CONGRATULATIONS!
Whether they are long/shaggy coated and need regular haircuts, or smooth coated and just need baths and/or nails clipped, it is NEVER TOO EARLY to get them started!
Continue reading “Groom Blog: Introducing Your New Puppy to Grooming” »