September 5, 2015

Sarasota Dog Meetup – Upcoming Events

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The Sarasota Dog Meetup is a group of 1000+ dedicated dog lovers.   We get together at least once a month to play, and to learn about all things dog.   Of course, not everyone attends every meetup!  We are primarily a social group, meeting at restaurants and dog parks, but frequently invite guest speakers [...]

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Training Tuesday – Communicating with your Dog

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Communicating with your Dog: Stop Talking by Andy Sands, Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant It’s Not What You Say Hello once again, Suncoast, and welcome to Training Tuesday. For the last five weeks we have been discussing how to communicate properly with our dogs. In order to have a “meaningful conversation,” with our canine [...]

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Adoptable Dog of the Week: Grady

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Grady is currently in a foster home for Vintage Paws.  He is between 8-10 years old, and he is mostly Yorkshire Terrier.  At about 12 lbs, his foster mom says, “he loves everyone – not a mean bone in his body.”  Grady will not jump on furniture, but if you lift him into your lap [...]

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Medicine for Pets – the new, the old, the ugly and the truth

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By Anne Chauvet, DVM, DACVIM Neurology Apoquel is irking veterinarians and pet owners and it is not because it does not work. On the contrary, the “miracle” drug is nothing short of a God send for itchy dogs. Unfortunately the company manufacturing Apoquel, Zoetis, cannot keep up with the demand. Who wants their dog to [...]

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Training Tuesday: Communicating with your Dog

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Communicating with your Dog: Stop Talking by Andy Sands, Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Let’s Talk Welcome back to Training Tuesday, Suncoast! For the last several weeks we have been discussing the most effective ways to communicate with your dog. It all started with a request to stop talking. The most effective methods of [...]

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Canine Cuisine – Healthy Diet for Healthy Dogs

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Dry food,  wet food, raw, home-cooked?  Which is best for your dog?   We all wonder about what we are feeding our dogs … is it good for them?  Do they like it? Recently, we met with Wendy Ying, DVM, and a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine to talk about dog food and spend some [...]

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Training Tuesday – Communicating with your Dog

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Communicating with your Dog: Stop Talking by Andy Sands, Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Body Language is Worth a Thousand Words Hello Suncoast! The weeks just fly by don’t they? It’s already Training Tuesday again. On this latest journey we have been discussing the most effective ways to communicate with your dog. Things like [...]

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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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Spotting Neurological Problems in Pets

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 By Anne Chauvet, DVM DACVIM Neurology The world of veterinary medicine is rapidly growing and specialists now are readily available. I am one of approximately 250 diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Neurology. Most pet owners do not even know that this specialty exists despite our growing popularity in the [...]

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Training Tuesday: Communicating with your Dog: Stop Talking

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Communicating with your Dog: Stop Talking by Andy Sands, Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Evil Eye or Happy Face Welcome back to Training Tuesday Suncoast! We’ve been discussing ways to help us better communicate with our dogs. Things like facial expressions and body language, in conjunction with hand signals go a long way in [...]

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