Summer in San Diego; what could be better? And there are so many Summertime things to do! If you’re planning to do something that’s on the water and want to take your pooch with you but you’re concerned about his/her safety, you can get a life vest for your pup. Ruffwear makes a great one ( for cats too!) that is durable, fits well and even has a handle in case you need to make a quick grab. My dog Hoodie has one (he’s the one in the picture) and I can’t wait to get him on a paddle board!
Have you checked your dog for fox tails lately? Fox tails are certain kinds of grasses that have busy spikes that look like a fox’s tail. Fox tails can become lodged into a dog’s skin, nostrils, or ears and dig deep enough that you can’t pull them out. In fact, sometimes the only indication that there is a problem is if the dog is shaking his/her head, scratching at his/her ears, or showing signs of pain. If your dog is showing signs that something is wrong, see your vet. This time of year, there’s a great chance that it’s a fox tail.
Abbey Wilkinson is a cattle dog mix that comes to us for daycare. She always has a tail wag and a wet kiss on the cheek for us and she is an absolute sweetheart. Abbey’s good friends include Hoodie, Ivy, and Izzy.
How is the potty training going? Hopefully things are progressing well. In case they’re not, let’s talk about signs that a dog may give that communicate that he/she needs to go out. Signs are a form of passive communication. In other words, they are behaviors that are performed without the dog trying to communicate. These include sniffing the floor, pacing back and forth or circling while sniffing, suddenly refraining from play or other activity and walking away, distracted or restless behavior, whining or panting, heading to the back of the sofa or under a table, and arching or stiffening of the back. If you see your dog displaying any of these behaviors, chances are he/she needs to go out. This is where June’s word consistency comes in. You must be consistent in taking your dog out when you see these signs. In August we’ll talk about signals which are behaviors that dogs perform intentionally to tell us they need to go. As always, if you have questions give us a call at 760-739-7299. Also, we’re offering a Potty Training Seminar on Tuesday, July 12 from 6-7 pm . Reserve your spot soon as class space is limited.
Sandy Pawz Dog House is offering dog training classes that are geared towards your adolescent or teenager working with the family dog so the dog sees a leader and not just a playmate. The classes will include Beginning Obedience, Tricky Dog (all tricks), Canine Good Citizen, and Pet CPR/First Aid. They are scheduled to run on weekdays in July and August. Feel free to call us at 760-739-7299 with questions or to reserve your spot.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from6-7
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