July 2015 Newsletter – Sandy Pawz Dog House

Jul 12, 2015 |
Sandy Pawz Dog House July 2015 Newsletter
Happy 4th of July!!  This is a time for enjoying the beach, swimming pools, barbecues, and of course, fireworks.  While our four-legged friends usually enjoy the beach, swimming pools, and barbecues (FOOD!!) too, they rarely enjoy the fireworks.  If you’re close to an area where fireworks are set off, please be sure to take precautions to keep your dog safe.  Many dogs respond well to calming sprays (we carry a good one from Show Season) or Thundershirts which work on the dog’s pressure points to help him/her calm down.  If you have questions or want to give them a try, feel free to give us a call or stop in.  Hope to see you
Tip of the Month
Unless you’re used to living on the equator or the sun, you’ve probably noticed that it’s been really hot.  Your dog has probably noticed too.  This is the time of  year that you want to watch for signs of heatstroke in your dog.  These signs include uncontrollable panting, vomitting, foaming at the mouth, rapid heart rate, and lethargy.  You can also check your dog’s temperature.  A dog’s normal temperature is 100.4 degrees to 102.5 degrees.  If your dog’s temperature is 103 degrees or above, take him/her to the vet for treatment.  If your dog is starting to show signs of heatstroke, be sure to get him/her into a cool spot with plenty of cool water and give him/her a chance to rest.
Pet of the Month
Pet of the Month

Jolene Zerbato-Mesia

Jolene Zerbato-Mesia is a Beagle mix that comes to us for daycare.  She loves to run and play and gets along well with everyone and is always happy to give us humans some attention too.  Jolene’s boyfriend is Jack, the Akita.






Training Tip…”What Would Sandy Say?”

Raise your hand if you want your dog to walk nicely (without pulling) on the leash.  My bet is there are a lot of hands up right now.  Well, it is possible, but it takes time, effort, and patience on your part.  Attach a 6 foot leash to your dog’s collar or harness, hold the loop of the leash, and start walking with your dog.  As soon as there is tension on the leash, stop walking.  Only when your dog moves to loosen the leash, start walking again.  When the leash is tight don’t pull your dog back to you and don’t call him/her to come to you.  We want the dog to learn to loosen the tension on his/her own.  If you choose to use a device to help give you control, I like the Gentle Leader, the Easy Walk Harness, and the Just a Cinch leash by Ruffwear.  Again, they help give you control but be aware that these devices will not teach the dog not to pull, so practice the “tension stop and go” exercise as much as possible.  As always, if you have questions feel free to give us a call at 760-739-7299

Check It Out
Check out our Sandy Pawz Dog House Facebook page.  We post pictures, fun facts, tips, and group class schedules.  While you’re at it check out our Sandy Pawz Dog House Instagram also.  You never know who you’ll see!
What’s New at Sandy Pawz Dog House
When training your dog you want to use small, yummy treats.  Tthat’s why Sandy Pawz Dog House now carries Bixbi Pocket Trainers.  They’re low calorie, grain free, made in the USA, and dogs love them.
Recent Obedience Graduates
Pepper Muller–Beginning Obedience
Upcoming Classes and Events
Beginning Obedience–Saturday, July 18 to August 29, 2015 from 1-2 (No class on August 15)
Intermediate Obedience–Saturday, July 18 to August 29, 2015 from 3-4 (No class on August 15)
Potty Training Seminar–Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 6-7
FREE Brushing Seminar–Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 6-6:30
Quote of the Month
“Better not take a dog on the space shuttle, because if he sticks his head out when  you’re coming home his face might burn up.” “Deep Thoughts” by Jack Handy

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