School’s out for Summer!! For many families this means that the kids are spending more time at home and more time with the family dog. In most cases this is a great thing. Just be sure that your children and your children’s friends know how to approach and interact with a dog properly. This should help keep mishaps from happening. If you’re not sure how the interaction will go, give us a call and we can help things go smoothly.
Tip of the Month
When meeting a new dog, calmly hold your hand out for him/her to sniff. After the dog sniffs your hand and remains calm, you can pet the dog under the chin or on the chest. This is especially important for children that may be excited around the dog. Avoid petting a dog you don’t know well on top of the head as they are often uncomfortable with this.
Pet of the Month
Trigger – Pet of the Month
Trigger is an energetic Golden Retriever who comes to us for daycare, boarding, and grooming. Trigger is always ready for a game of fetch and his good friends are Oliver and Gemma.
Training Tip…”What Would Sandy Say?”
When doing obedience training with your dog, be sure to have any children that are eight years or older participate in the training. This way the dog sees the children as an authority figure rather than just as a playmate and at the same level. This also helps the children understand what is and isn’t appropriate when interacting with the dog.
Upcoming Classes and Events
FREE Brushing Seminar–Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 6-6:30
Beginning Obedience–Thursday, July 10 to August 14, 2014 from 6-7
Beginning Obedience–Saturday, July 19 to August 23, 2014 from 3-4
Potty Training Seminar–Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5-6
Quote of the Month
“The dog was created specifically for children. He is the god of frolic.” Henry Ward Beecher