May 29, 2016

Ask The Trainer – My dog jumps on guests as they enter my home – what can I do?

by Andy Sands, Certified Dog Trainer, Suncoast Good Citizen Dog   A dog jumping on guests is a common occurrence, especially with puppies and extremely friendly dogs. The friendlier the dog, the more persistent it typically is with the jumping. Why does the dog jump so much, and what does it really want to achieve […]

Acupuncture with Dr Wendy Ying

Dr. Wendy Ying of 5 Elements for Animals spoke with a group of Sarasota Dog Meetup members on Saturday, about acupuncture and other traditional Chinese veterinary medicine modalities. Chinese veterinary medicine is based on a 5 element theory and that each individual dog’s personality can be aligned with one of the five elements; fire, wood, […]

Wag and Learn Meetup – All About Acupuncture

Dr. Wendy Ying of 5 Elements for Animals will give an informal talk about Acupuncture this Sunday, March 13th at Bayside Pet Resort in Osprey at 1:30 pm. Acupuncture for animals and people has been practiced in China for thousands of years for wellness and to treat illness and injury. In the US, we are […]

Lindsay Behnen joins Suncoast Good CitiZen Dog Training

Prior to entering the field of dog training & behavior as a full time endeavor, Lindsay worked in numerous industries, primarily as an engineer. Over the years she has gained valuable experience working successfully with clients and providing high-level customer service. Lindsay has been working with animals her entire life, and while dogs were always at […]

Upcoming dog events – Mark your calendars.

March 3 – Sips for Satchel’s @ Elizabeth Viktoria Salon & Spa/ 8274 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL (next to WoofGang Bakery).  Attendance is free, but a donation of dog food/cat food or toys for the pets at Satchel’s Last Resort.  Enjoy a glass of wine and bites from Morton’s.  Shop for jewelry and meet […]

Hello Sterling! An adoptable dog in Sarasota

Hello!! My name is Sterling. I’m 3-4 years old and weigh approximately 40 pounds. I enjoy having someone play with me and when playtime is over, I’ll smother you with kisses and I absolutely LOVE to cuddle! I am a very good boy and love every human I meet. I’m a little selective about the […]

Fat Facts for Furry Friends

By Dr. Anne Chauvet Omega -3, omega-6, omega-9, fish oil, flax seed oil, saturated fats, unsaturated fats, extra virgin olive oil… sounds familiar? We are bombarded with facts about which oils we should take to better our bodies.  The same applies to our pets.  Before giving your pet any dietary supplement, it is important to […]

Ask The Trainer: My dog won’t stop barking!

Andy Sands, is a Sarasota area dog trainer with Suncoast Good Citizen Dog.   He’s bringing us answers here on Ask The Trainer to frequently asked questions. How can I break my dog of sitting at the window and barking? Dog’s bark. They bark to get your attention. They bark because they’ve heard something and […]

Adoptable Bichon – Wink!

NOW ADOPTED An adorable Bichon Frise, Wink is currently with Vintage Paws Sanctuary in Sarasota, Florida, and available for adoption.  Just as the breed profile proclaims, Wink has all of the characteristics of a classic Bichon. Jennifer Hummel, founder of the rescue says that Wink’s personality is “Fluffy, bouncy and happy – an all around good […]

Blood Pressure in Dogs

By,  Anne Chauvet, DVM, DACVIM Neurology When you go to your doctor, do you see the blood pressure manometer or your doctor first? When you take your pet to your veterinarian, do you get a blood pressure reading every time? Why is there such a difference and does blood pressure matter in pets? After all, […]