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Monday, November 20, 2017

Daisy Teaches Bebe How to Pose for a Treat in 1 . . . 2 . . . 2 1/2 . . .


When Daisy walked with my hound mix client, Bebe, last week she couldn't wait for her payment (a milk bone) at the end of the walk. Unfortunately for Daisy, she knew she wouldn't get one until Bebe sat and smiled for the camera too but her buddy wasn't used to this routine! Let's see how many steps it took for Bebe to pose for her treat!
 
Step 1:
 
Daisy: "Bebe! You've got the sitting thing figured out but you've got to look at my mom and NOT at the squirrels! Those squirrels are for playing, not eating!! Yikes!"
Step 2:
Daisy: "Bebe! Bebe? Bebe? Don't even think about running out there to chase those squirrels! Milk bones are easier to catch, I tell ya!"

Also Daisy: "Mom? Mom? Mom! Don't even think about posting a headless picture of me! Focus, lady!"
 
Step 3:

Daisy: "Seriously, Bebe? You're got the sitting thing going for you but you've got to LOOK at my mom! Remember? My stomach is growling like crazy so help me out here, okay?"

Step 4:

 Bebe: "I think I've got it, Daisy! Practice makes perfect, right?"

Daisy: "Congrats! You got my paw of approval!"

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Silly Cat Sunday


Just think about how fun it would've been to have a cat as our science teacher!  

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Keep Your Dog Happy With the Kong Wobbler Food Dispensing Toy!


Does your dog devour his or her food within a matter of minutes? Do you worry that your dog is bored while you are away from home especially if he or she is in a crate? 

Many of my clients have asked me what they should do in these situations and I've often recommended that they fill a classic Kong or bone with peanut butter or to purchase a raw marrow bone to keep them busy  but I'd never heard of the KONG Wobbler Food Dispensing Toy until a client filled it with her dog's MEAL (yes, you read that right)! As soon as she handed the Kong to her dog she was busy for more than a half hour! 


The picture above shows how the Wobbler worked when filled! It sat upright until pushed with her paw and nose and then wobbled and rolled around dispensing treats through a hole near the top! Isn't this great?

To see it in action click here! I hope your dog(s) enjoy this toy as much as my client did!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Why I Will Never Stop Spreading the Word About No-Slip Martingale Collars


If you've been following my blog for awhile you'd know that I am passionate about the safety of dogs while I walk them and that I've tirelessly been spreading the word about Martingale collars (my girl, Daisy, is sporting one for you to admire in the picture above!) for years so I thought I'd write a reminder post in the hopes that you'll purchase one for your dog immediately!


Due to the fact that greyhounds have heads that are smaller than their necks they need to wear no-slip Martingale collars but many think these collars are ONLY meant for this gentle breed but if you look at the PSA above you'll note that that simply isn't true! Many of my clients wear these collars because they are good for redirection when they are tempted to pull me towards something more interesting than me!


Dog parents need to know that these collars are designed to prevent the dog from slipping out of them and should not rest too loosely on their neck. The collar should sit in the middle of the dogs' neck on its own and not loosely at the base of the neck.
  
If you are convinced to purchase a Martingale collar  (and I hope you are!) please know that they are sold at small specialty pet supply stores (such as K9 Kaos in Dover, NH) but are hard to find at chain stores such as Petco. 

To make the search easier on you, you can shop at Lupine Pet by clicking here! The great thing about Lupine Pet is that their products are guaranteed for life even if chewed! You will love looking at your dog in his/her new collar because you'll know that his/her safety is guaranteed!

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

10 Hidden Dangers in Thanksgiving Fare

Since Thanksgiving will be here soon I thought I would remind you to be mindful of the of the following ten hidden dangers in holiday fare:

Turkey skin, drippings, or gravy – These can lead to pancreatitis or inflammation of the stomach or intestines. Turkey Bones – The bones are extremely brittle and can puncture and break inside their digestive tract. NEVER give your pet a cooked turkey bone to chew on! Corn on the Cob – Leads to intestinal blockages. Stuffing – The onions and garlic are toxic as well as many of the spices that are used. Sage is extremely upsetting to cats. Raisins/Grapes – These are harmful to a dog’s kidneys. • Mushrooms – These can produce damage to a number of internal organs, including kidneys, liver, and the central nervous system. If a dog eats mushrooms, seizures, coma, vomiting, even death can occur. Mashed Potatoes – The butter and fat can cause pancreatitis. Candied Yams  – Too much butter and fat, leads to an inflamed pancreas. Bread Dough – According to ASPCA experts, “when raw bread dough is ingested, an animal’s body heat causes the dough to rise in his stomach. As it expands, the pet may experience vomiting, severe abdominal pain and bloating, which could become a life-threatening emergency, requiring surgery.” Chocolate – Most pet owners already know this, but some do not. Chocolate, especially Baker's Chocolate can make your pet severely ill or even kill them if ingested.

It is my hope that you will keep this list in mind as you gather around the table with your loved ones this Thanksgiving! 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Introducing 6 Adorable Friends Who Kept Me Busy This Weekend!


This past weekend I had the pleasure of spending time with six adorable friends and I couldn't wait to share their pictures with you!

The fella above is Music (his name was given to him by his toddler brother) and his sister, 


Dilly! 


And then there was Maisey who always wears a cute sweater for me to admire! 


Next up was Chip the pointer mix who gave me THAT look when I told him that Daisy and I had to leave! 


And last but not least was Iggy and his brother, 


Arty, who needed last minute weekend visits for the second weekend in a row! 

Whether your pet needs midday walks or weekend visits I am happy to be help! For more information about my services please visit my website at www.teacherspetsitservice.com!