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.
Continue reading “Dog Bite Prevention – Help Your Children Protect Themselves!” »
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!
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!
Running With Your Dog During Cooler Weather
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” »
Since laws like this affect us all, but can also be misinterpreted or misunderstood, we asked our good friend Steve Golden to recap this new law for us all. He did ask us to include the following disclaimer though!
Disclaimer: I am merely a law student, and therefore cannot provide actual legal advice, so the following should not be construed in such a fashion. This is just an interpretation of a newly-enacted law. I am, however, fascinated by animal law, so take that for what it’s worth.
Continue reading “Guest Post: HB 685, Georgia’s “Responsible Dog Ownership Law”” »
What would you do with your pets if you were caught up in a natural disaster or emergency at home? Tornado perhaps; or some serious flooding. If you had to temporarily evacuate your own home for some reason, do you have a plan for your pets? If you were on vacation with your dog and there’s an earthquake – how would you find him if you got separated? What would your pets need in such circumstances? Where would they go?
These are scary scenarios indeed, and we truly hope they NEVER happen to you, but they are even more frightening if you are unprepared for how to react.
June 2012 is National Pet Preparedness Month so we have developed a Top Ten list of tips and suggestions to help you keep your pets safe. Continue reading “Is your pet prepared for an emergency or a natural disaster?” »