May 4, 2016

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, […]

Ask The Trainer – How to introduce a new dog to your home

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. What is the best way to introduce a new dog to my household with my current dog? Andy:   There are many things I am asked about as […]

Support the ban on retail sales of dogs and cats

Update!  The Commissioners have passed the Ordinance that bans the retails sales of cats and dogs in Sarasota.   Hooray!  Sarasota does say no to cruelty.  Thanks to all who supported the ban. Tomorrow – January 27th Sarasota County Commission will take a vote on the Ordinance that would ban the retail sales of puppies […]

Sarasota Pet Emergency

By:  Dr. Anne Chauvet Sarasota is one of the top vacation and retirement towns in the United States. It is also a very pet friendly town. Like people, pets can have urgent medical needs and none of us wish to visit an ER, for ourselves or out pets. Times have changed in veterinary medicine. Veterinary […]