Did you know that dogs are omnivores? This means that they eat both meat and plants. Therefore you should give them a dog food that has both. There are some really good dog foods out there that are grain, soy, and corn free (to help alleviate allergies in dogs) that contain various meats and plants. We carry Taste of the Wild which is one of the best out there. If your dog hasn’t tried it yet, feel free to come in the Sandy Pawz Dog House and get a free sample.
Tip of the Month
Most people are uncomfortable cutting their dog’s nails. Dogs usually have sensitive feet and don’t like the process. Some fight, some bite, and some just fidget making nail cutting almost impossible. Unfortunately, cutting our dogs’ nails is necessary. Overgrown nails can create numerous problems for a dog’s feet. If you’re too uncomfortable or just can’t get the job done, come see us at Sandy Pawz Dog House. Remember, when you hear your dog’s clicking on the floor, it’s time.
Pet of the Month
Mike Pearl is a Lakeland Terrier mix that comes to us for boarding. Mike is a friendly dog that loves people and loves to cuddle. Mike’s good dog friends include King the Collie and Cooper the German Shepherd.
Training Tip…”What Would Sandy Say?”
A few weeks ago I was practicing loose leash walking with Wrex, a Rottweiler I’ve been working with. We were walking down the street, minding our own business when an unleashed dog ran up behind us barking in a threatening manner. Every dog owner’s nightmare, right? Luckily, Wrex did not act aggressively towards the other dog and walked away from him which gave me a chance to react. I made myself as big as I could, looked the dog in the eye, and as loud and gruff as I could, I yelled “Go home!”. Wrex and I began to walk away, but I kept my eye on the other dog and repeated “Go home!” several times. The dog followed us for a few steps and then did finally go home. If Wrex had acted aggressively towards the other dog, or if I had acted nervous or scared, chances are things would not have gone so smoothly, so my advice to you is socialize your dog as much as possible and do your best to remain calm no matter what the situation is. As always, if you have questions, give us a call at 760-739-7299.
What’s New at Sandy Pawz Dog House
Firm Up! Pumpkin Super Supplement! I love this stuff! My 14 1/2 year old dog C.C. was having tummy trouble, which was causing quite a mess. I started mixing Firm Up into her morning meal and the tummy troubles were history. It’s a powder so it doesn’t need to be refrigerated like canned pumpkin and it’s grown, harvested, made, and packaged in the U.S.A., and it’s good for dogs and cats. So if you havaae a dog or cat with tummy troubles, check out Firm Up!
Upcoming Classes and Events
Beginning Obedience–Tuesday, January 12 to February 16, 2016 from 6-7
FREE Brushing Seminar–Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 6-6:30
Intermediate Obedience–Thursday, January 14 to February 25, 2016 from 6-7 (No class on 2/11/16)
Potty Training Seminary–Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 3-4
Recent Obedience Graduates
Emma Schlotthaller–Beginning Obedience
Quote of the Month
“To err is human, to forgive canine.” Unknown
This newsletter is dedicated to C.C., the Lab/Pit mix, beloved Sandy Pawz Dog House family member that we hope is now chasing lizards over the Rainbow Bridge.