If interested please come in we would love to show off this new flooring!
This is the time of year when many people enjoy gardening and working on their lawn. Unfortunately the things that keep our garden and lawns safe from pets may be harmful to our dogs. Insecticides and snail and slug bait are two of the top ten causes of accidental poisoning in dogs. It’s recommended that you steer clear from disulfoton pesticides entirely as they are extremely toxic to dogs. It can cause diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, and it could be fatal. Also, dogs find it very appealing as it is often mixed with blood and bone meal. You’ll also want to stay away from slug and snail bait that has metaldehyde. This can cause seizures, tremors, and again can be fatal to dogs, and just like the pesticides, dogs like to ingest it. There are numerous websites that offer more natural ways to keep pests at bay and these are much safer options for your pets.
No matter how careful you are, sometimes the worst does happen. What if your dog does get into something that is toxic to him/her? It’s good to know the signs of poisoning in dogs just in case. These include vomiting, diarrhea, excessive salivation, breathing difficulties, excitability, seizures, and loss of consciousness. If you’re seeing signs and suspect that your dog might have eaten something toxic, contact your vet or the nearest Emergency Animal Hospital for further instructions.
Ace Tanner is a Lab mix that has boarded with us and taken our Beginning Obedience class. Ace loves to chase tennis balls and he’s getting good at catching them too. Ace is a high energy, very friendly dog who just wants to play with his doggy friends and kiss his human friends.
Do you have a dog or puppy that you’re having a tough time potty training? You are not alone. I myself am struggling some with teaching my one year old Labrador rescue, Hoodie, that the carpet is not the place to poop. So for our next few newsletters we’ll discuss tips and techniques for potty training. The word for June is consistency. The more consistent we are the more successful the dog or puppy will be. As always, if you have questions, please give us a call at 760-739-7299. Also, I will be giving a one hour Potty Training Seminar on Wednesday, June 8th from 6-7 pm. If interested, give us a call to reserve your spot.
Even when dogs are potty trained, there is still potential for accidents. Sometimes we’re gone longer than expected and the dog can’t hold it. Sometimes the dog is having tummy trouble and just doesn’t make it outside in time. Whatever the reason, it wreaks havoc on your carpet. Direct Carpet Unlimited has an answer to this dilemma. Their “Life Happens” carpet has a patented Life Guard backing system that prevents accidents or spills from seeping through the carpet. This makes it much easier to clean, eliminate odors, and erradicate stains. Also, with a waterproof barrier, liquids are prevented from soaking into and through the carpet onto the padding underneath. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, give C.J. a call at Direct Carpet Unlimited and she can give you all the information you need. The number is 760-471-9090 and tell them we sent you!
Looking for something for the kids to do this summer? Want a way for your adolescent or teenager to become more responsible when it comes to taking care of the family dog? Sandy Pawz Dog House will be offering dog training classes that are geared towards your adolescent or teenager working with the family dog so the dogs 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 will be scheduled to run on week days in July and August. The schedule for these classes will be posted in the middle of June. Feel free to call us at 760-739-7299 with questions or to reserve your spot.
Hans Fowler–Beginning Obedience
FREE Brushing Seminar–Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 6-6:30