Happy 2015!! We hope you had a happy and safe holiday season and that your new year has started out great. With the new year, we’re seeing lots of new puppies, which we love! In honor of the new year and the new puppies, this newsletter is all about puppies. We’ll offer tips on training, handling, food, and more. So, if you got a new puppy or you just like puppies read and enjoy. As always, if you have questions, feel free to give us a call.
Tip of the Month
As a new puppy owner, it is very important that you handle your puppy. By this I mean, touch your puppy all over as much as you can. The more this is done, the more your puppy understands that being handled by a human is not scary in any way and they begin to enjoy the interaction. This will help any time the puppy has to see the vet or groomer. Also, be sure to pay a lot of attention to touching the feet as dogs’ feet are very sensitive and if they’re not used to their feet being touched, nail cutting can be a problem.
Pet of the Month “Ollie Luco”
Ollie Luco is a Pitbull mix puppy that comes to us for daycare and boarding. Ollie loves to play with anyone and everyone. When he first started coming to us, he was too young for daycare so he would hang out at the front desk and greet everyone when they came in, unless he happened to be napping at the time.
Training Tip…”What Would Sandy Say?”
Puppies learn in their litter that direct eye contact is bad doggy etiquette. However, as humans we want the puppy to look at us. You can put a treat between your eyes to lure the puppy to look at you. The second the puppy looks in your eyes say, “Good focus,” and treat him/her. Do this a few times a day, a few minutes each time. Also, every time your puppy looks at you, praise and treat if you can. The more you do this the more the puppy understands that good things happen whe he/she looks at you. This is a great step towards your bonding with your puppy and your puppy understanding that you are the leaader.
Check It Out “Taste of the Wild”
Sandy Pawz Dog House has Taste of the Wild puppy food! Taste of the Wild is one of the best foods on the market. It is grain, soy, and corn free and the first ingredient is always meat. Feeding your puppy a high quality food like Taste of the Wild will give him/her a great start to a healthy life.
In honor of puppies, sign up for any training (group or in-store individual) and receive 10% off. This applies to puppies or dogs of any age.
Recent Obedience Graduates
Peggy Sue Perkins–Beginning Obedience
Penny Warner–Beginning Obedience
Henry Stewart–Beginning Obedience
Finn Finley–Intermediate Obedience
Upcoming Classes and Events
Beginning Obedience–January 14 to February 18, 2015 from 6-7
Beginning Obedience–January 24 to March 7, 2015 from 11-12 (no class 2/14/15)
Intermediate Obedience–January 11 to February 21, 2015 from 1-2 (no class 2/14/15)
Tricky Dog–January 17 to February 28, 2015 from 3-4 (no class 2/14/15)
Canine Good Citizen–January 6 to February 10, 2015 from 6-7
Potty Training Seminar–January 22, 2015 from 6-7
FREE Brushing Seminar–January 30, 2015 from 6-6:30
Quote of the Month
“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” Ben Williams