May 26, 2015

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 III: A Little Science on Dog Training Last week we discussed some of the history behind positive dog training. This week we will look into the science behind it, which is what led to the old theories [...]

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Dog Flu – Should Florida Residents Worry?

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As you have probably read, there is an outbreak of Canine influenza virus (CIV) in the MidWest.  Because many of our visitors in Florida travel from that part of the country, it’s likely that dog flu is already here.   So what can you do?  We asked Dr. Anne Chauvet for some background and tips. [...]

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Ivan the Wonderful

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Your adoptable dog of the week, Ivan, has a very unique look. Just check out his eyes! He has one brown eye and one eye with both blue and brown pigmentation. This  smart boy knows lots of commands and tricks. He is great with other dogs and there doesn’t seem to be a person in [...]

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Training Tuesday’s-The Power of Positive (Science-Based)Training

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The Power of Positive (Science-Based) Dog Training by Andy Sands, Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant   Part II: A Little History on (Science-Based) Dog Training Last week I began discussing the long retired theories of “alpha” and “dominance” which are still hugely popular today, due in large part to television and marketing muscle. I [...]

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Ice Cream Anyone?

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Mmm, My Own Ice Cream!
Spring is here and summer is on the way! Barbecues, swimming, volleyball and ice cream. While you may be able to dip into your own home made concoction . . .your dog can’t and she counts on your for her frozen treats. Here are some great recipes from DogTreatKitchen.com

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Celebration of Pets: Tomorrow!

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Don’t forget that Celebration of Pets, a popular event for Sarasota dog lovers will be held tomorrow., Saturday April 11th, 2015.  Vendors, food and lots of demonstrations from local dogs and the Canine Stars.  You’ll see dock diving, agility, lure-coursing and more.   Looking for a new furry friend?  Please visit with the local rescue [...]

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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 I: “Alpha” retired; “Dominance” debunked People around town are constantly asking me, in a humorous tone of course, “Are you the Florida Dog Whisperer?” This happens particularly often when I’m getting out of my vehicle, as it [...]

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Cookie Monster!

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Remember good ole Pete the pup from the Little Rascals? Well we have found his twin (sort of). Check out Miss Cookie! She is your delightful, adoptable dog of the week. This darling of a girl has been a patient lady, waiting for that forever home of hers. When she first came to Satchel’s Last [...]

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Training Tuesdays – Tips from Good CitiZen Dog Training

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The Year of the Dog Part 6 by Andy Sands, Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant It’s Training Tuesday once again. Today, we reach the conclusion of the series “The Year of the Dog” in which we have been discussing the 10 Resolutions for Rover. We have covered 9 resolutions so far, and today we [...]

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Adoptable Dog of the Week: My Dear Watson

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Watson is a 7 month old, neutered male Lab Pit Mix. Weighing in at about 43 lbs Watson is all love. A shelter staff member told us that Watson would make a good family dog, he’s all around easy gong and would be great with kids. Watson was found as a stray in Sarasota and [...]

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