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Poster compliments of  http://complianceandsafety.com/ ... Thanks!


date Sunday, July 15, 2012

 


So, we've all had problems crate training from time to time I'm sure, but if you follow a few simple steps it can be done!


1st - Place crate(s) in desired area, for this is the area you want your dog to feel comfortable



2nd - Place blankets and bedding into the crate, if you have bedding left over you can place it on top of the crate for later use.



3rd - Leave the crate door open so that your dog can get used to the crate, do not try to force the crate onto your dog, you want this to be a positive experience, and dogs being den animals should take to the crate naturally with given time.



4th - Let the dog be, and come to check every now and then to see if any progress is being made ...





 ... and voilĂ !   shock


Permission to share this with you all was given to us by Jen, from Kaijen Pugs in Mission, BC .. .
we just love her beautiful little puggie girl, Chance! ♥


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date Tuesday, July 10, 2012

 


 Are you looking for something for your doggies that provides some mental stimulation, is lots of fun, and keeps them hydrated ... all at the same time?

Well, we saw this the other day, and thought is was a "cool" idea!

You can buy the kit, or do-it-yourself.



All you need is an empty ice cream bucket, water, liquid chicken stock, chew toys, and treats.

Put a few items in the bucket, fill a third of the way with water, add a bit of liquid chicken stock (low sodium is best), and freeze. Once frozen, add more items and 1/3 more water/stock, and freeze again. Later, add more toys/treats and fill with water the rest of the way, and freeze one last time.

Easy-peasy, huh!?!

Suggested items/treats:
- Kong (filled with peanut butter)
- Dog Treats
- Bananas (sliced)
- Hot Dogs (pieces)
- Salmon (cooked/canned)
- Sweet Potatoes (sliced)
- Green Beans (frozen or fresh)
- Hard-boiled Eggs
- Pineapple (chunks or rings)
- Apples (sliced, with NO core)
- Peas (frozen or fresh)

Of course, this will be very messy as it melts, so make sure to use as an OUTSIDE toy.

I hope Mom puts one of these in the doggie pool! ;o)

~Zena


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date Thursday, July 5, 2012

 


They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, a video must be worth ten-thousand then.

We have seen so many signs and posters over the past few weeks, warning folks about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car ... even for "just a few minutes" and with the windows rolled down.

But this is even better ... here is a great VIDEO.

We considered making a similar video ourselves, but are so glad we found this instead ... and now no longer need to make our own. Why suffer when you do not have to? Right!? Which is exactly the point ... why have YOUR pets suffer when they do not have too.

Please leave your pets at home when you run errands, where they are safe & cool. Your pets will thank you!


 


By-the-way ... if you see a pet in a parked car, assess the situation.  

What is the temp outside? Do you know how long the pet has been in the car? 
Does the pet seem in distress ... vigorous panting, drooling, or worse - laying still and unresponsive? 

Add up ALL of the facts, and if you are concerned for the well being of the pet, then take action. Note the car make, model, color and plate number, then go to the nearest stores and ask the managers to page the owner. If they can not be located, call 911

Stay with the car until the police arrive. DO NOT put yourself in danger of a lawsuit & jail by busting open the car window. Do NOT open the car door ... the pet may bolt out and be hit by a passing car.

When the police arrive, they will decide on the best coarse of action.




Minnesota's law on pets in hot/cold vehicles >>>

MN ST 346.57 - Dog or cat - Unattended in a standing or parked motor vehicle in a manner that endangers the dog's or cat's health or safety.

Petty misdemeanor. A person who violates this subdivision is subject to a fine of $25.

A peace officer, a humane agent, a dog warden, or a volunteer or professional member of a fire or rescue department may use reasonable force to enter a motor vehicle and remove a dog or cat which has been left in the vehicle in violation.

 A person removing a dog or a cat under this subdivision shall use reasonable means to contact the owner. If the person is unable to contact the owner, the person may take the dog or cat to an animal shelter.

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date Monday, July 2, 2012