So May, was pretty gray. We had some rain (which we need) and some fairly cool temperatures. If you’re someone who enjoys bringing your dog when you’re out and about then these conditions were perfect for you because you didn’t have to worry about dogs in hot cars. However, as we get into June, it’s likely that temperatures will rise and it will start getting dangerous to leave our dogs in cars. At just 75 degrees, it only takes fifteen minutes for the temperature in a car to rise to over 100 degrees and that’s in the shade. On days like this, it’s best to leave our dogs home, or if you’re getting the sad puppy eyes, you can always bring your dog to Sandy Pawz Dog House for doggy daycare while you do your running around. Let’s keep them safe this Summer!
Tip of the Month
It’s foxtail season! Foxtails are certain kinds of grasses that have bushy spikes and look like a fox’s tail. Foxtails 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 head, scratching at his ears, or shows signs of pain. If your dog is showing signs that something is wrong, see your vet. This time of year, there’s a good chance that it’s a fox tail.
Pet of the Month
King Mallinger is a Collie that comes to us for grooming and boarding. He always gives kisses when he’s being groomeed and he loves to play in daycare when he’s boarding. King’s good friends are Cooper (a German Shepherd), Ollie (a Labrador), and Rile (a Labradory).
Training Tip…”What Would Sandy Say?”
Think about this one for a moment…who goes through the doorways first, you or your dog? If you said your dog, then you may want to rethink this. Look at it as Follow the Leader. The leader goes first, always. To make sure that you’re going through the doorways first you can either have your dog sit and stay, you go through, and then have your dog join you or you can use your body to block your dog from going through first and then you walk through, bring your dog through after you. Either way will take some time and practice. If you have any questions give us a call at 760-739-7299.
Upcoming Classes and Events
Beginning Obedience–Saturday, June 6 to July 18, 2015 from 11-12
Beginning Obedience–Tuesday, June 23 to July 28, 2015 from 6-7
Tricky Dog–Saturday, June 6 to Juy 18, 2015 from 1-2
Potty Training Seminar–Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 3-4
FREE Brushing Seminar–Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 6-6:30
Canine Good Citizen–Saturday, June 20 to August 1, 2015 from 9:30-10:30
Quote of the Month
“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” John Steinbeck