Everyday is a great day here at K-9 Coach and Bed & Bark
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.
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!
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” »
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”” »