July 1, 2015

Training Tuesdays – Your Dog’s Behavior

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Stop Contributing to Your Dog’s Bad Behavior by Andy Sands, Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant We, as humans, are an impatient bunch; especially so when it comes to our dogs. We basically want them to come out of the womb perfectly well behaved. We all know this is not realistic, yet somehow, are still [...]

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Adoptable Dog: Meet Annie

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The adoptable dog of the week is one big snuggle bug looking for warm home to call her own. Meet Annie! This darling little girl is extremely sweet and affectionate. At just 2 years old, Annie is a social lady weighing in at a whopping 9 pounds. She loves everyone she meets including kids and [...]

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All Aboard! 8 Tips for Safe Boating with your Pup

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Boating Safely with Your Dog by Lauren R. Tharp Summer is here, even if the calendar still reads spring. With temperatures in 90′s, this is summer!  Chances are, you’re going to hear, at least once, the phrase “Come on in; the water’s fine!”  But does that invitation extend to dogs?  Sure!  Even on boats?  That’s a yes too—but you’ve got [...]

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Training Tuesday – The Power of Positive Training

Texas Red Heeler Pup 11 Weeks Old In Crate.

The Power of Positive (Science-Based) Dog Training by Andy Sands, Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant   Part VI: Keeping Things Positive Hello everyone! It’s Training Tuesday once again. Last week we began discussing how rules and discipline work in the world of positive dog training. Remember, it is important to be consistent in your [...]

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Recipe: Chicken and Sweet Potato Dog Cookies

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Perusing our local Goodwill, we found this neat little book with recipes for cookies, The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook by Liz Palika. After flipping through the book, Chunk Chicken and Sweet Potato Treats looked SO easy and the ingredients were already in house so we decided to give it at try.  Start by preheating your [...]

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Training Tuesdays – The Power of Positive Dog Training

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The Power of Positive (Science-Based) Dog Training by Andy Sands, Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant   Part V: Rules and Discipline Welcome back to training Tuesday! For the last several weeks we have been discussing the Power of Positive Dog Training; specifically the science behind it, and why some old school techniques that are [...]

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Sarasota Dog Meetup

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So what is this SarasotaDog meetup group? We are a collection of dog lovers who get together on about a monthly basis. Our goal is to socialize our pups and meet new, like-minded people. In the past few years we have grown from a group of about 11 to over 800 local dog folks. Meetups [...]

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Understanding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for pets

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By Dr. Anne Chauvet Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment using pure oxygen to alleviate hypoxia, or lack of oxygen, at the cellular level. The advantages of Hyperbaric Chamber Oxygen Therapy in human medicine have been known for over twenty years. Just recently, an animal version of the hyperbaric chamber was introduced and [...]

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Training Tuesdays – The Power of Positive Dog Training

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The Power of Positive (Science-Based) Dog Training by Andy Sands, Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant   Part IV: What’s a Dog Owner to Do? Over the course of the last few weeks we have been discussing the power of positive dog training. We have discussed why the old “alpha” and “dominance” theories have been [...]

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Adoptable Dog: Abby

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Abby is a 14 year old Jack Russel now in foster with Vintage Paws in Sarasota. She loves to walk, is good on the leash and especially loves to cuddle. Abby is generally in good health but does take medication for her joints and is a little scared of thunderstorms, so when grey skies are [...]

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