EMERGENCY PET INFORMATION


Pets Name ___________________________

Sex _________________________________
D.O.B _______________________________

Veterinarian _________________________

Vets address _________________________

Vets phone number ___________________

Diet ________________________________

Allergies ____________________________

Medications __________________________

Location of Food, dishes, treats, medication _______________________

The following people will care for my dog in case of emergency:

Name: ______________________________Number_____________email ___________________

Name:_______________________________Number_____________email___________________

Name:_______________________________Number_____________email___________________

Special Instructions: ______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________


 

5 TIPS TO HELP SEPARATION ANXIETY     

You come home from a long day at work to a spinning, jumping whirlwind of energy. Your dog follows you into your living room, where you find that he has chewed on your favorite pair of shoes. Your neighbor comes by to tell you that, once again, your dog has been driving the neighborhood crazy by howling and barking while you were away. Is this scenario familiar? Your dog may be suffering from dog separation anxiety.

In nature, dogs are almost never away from their pack. It is our job to help make this unnatural situation less stressful!
Here are five tips to help ease separation anxiety:

1. Before you leave the house, take your dog for a walk.
Start your day by taking your dog for a brisk walk. To make the walk even more rigorous, use a dog pack with extra weight in it. Then reward your dog's calm-submissive energy with food and water. Some dogs may need to rest before eating, but all dogs can benefit from hydration. The idea is to leave your dog in quiet, resting mode while you are away.
2. No touch, no talk, no eye contact.
Don't make a big deal when you leave for the day or when you return. This way, you are communicating to your dog that the time apart is no big deal. It's just business as usual! Depending on the severity of the dog anxiety, you may need to practice the rule for five minutes or up to an hour before you leave and when you get back.
3. Say goodbye to your dog long before you leave.
Having trouble practicing "no touch, no talk, no eye contact"? Take a moment to share affection and tell your dog that you will miss him way before you actually leave. Keep in mind that this display is for you, not your dog! Your dog won't have his feelings hurt if you didn't say goodbye.
4. Stay calm and assertive!
When you are ready to go to work, leave those guilty, nervous, and concerned feelings behind. Instead, let your dog know that everything is going to be okay by projecting the confident energy of a pack leader. A calm and assertive leader can ease separation anxiety in dogs.
5. Start out small by leaving your dog alone for just five minutes.
Leave your dog alone for five minutes, then extend the time to twenty minutes, then an hour. Continue to increase the time you spend away until you can leave for a full eight hours without any more dog problem.​ by cm


​​​​​​​IN CASE YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY AND IN NEED OF CARE FOR YOUR DOG

WHO WOULD TAKE CARE OF YOUR DOG IF SOMETHING HAPPEN TO YOU?  Information about your dog and who is to take care of her/him if you are injured or ill will make things much easier for you and your dog. You should have an emergency information sheet with vital information. You will want to list two or three people as contacts. Include the contacts name, address, and phone numbers. Also make sure at least one if the contacts has a set of your house keys and know who the other contacts are listed on your form.  

You may also want to have a notary or your attorney draft a written statement, which gives immediate custody of your dogs to a designated individual with that individual's consent. Notify the person of their responsibility and put their information on your emergency information sheet.

PHOTO- It is always a good idea to attach a picture of your dogs to the information sheet to help others locate your dog in case it wonders off.  It may try to go look for you...

Where to place  your information sheet? Your refrigerator or other prominent spot in your home. Keep information in your wallet, on your phone or in a glove box in the car. 

So if you are unable to care for your dog in case of an accident or an emergency, someone will be able to follow the instructions on the sheet to provide necessary care.






















NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TICKS AND SUMMERTIME

FYI!It is the time of year to be mindful of our dogs and ticks! Did you know that there are thousands of dogs that are infected with dangerous tick-transmitted diseases every year? The most common and one of the most dangerous tick-borne disease organisms known to affect dogs and found worldwide is Canine Ehrlichiosis. Other MAJOR tick borne diseases in the Unites States include Lyme disease, Canine Anaplasmosis , Rocky mountain spotted fever and there are many more....Please be sure to educate yourself on these different diseases that effect our dogs and can be fatal if not treated. If you are in an area where there is concern, please contact your Veterinarian today and protect your dog, they will love you for it!!!!
Paws up to you!!!

Carol


The Eyes Have It

So, why is it so important for our dogs to look at us?  If we have their attention then we can get them to work with us, and if we can keep their attention we can keep them working with us even when they are facing their greatest distractions. The value in the eyes have it is so valuable!!!

If your dog is one of those type that gets overly excited when anticipating the next activity with him, teaching him to watch you can give him something to do, rather than jumping about while he waits.

In the dog world it is not natural for dogs to offer direct and prolonged eye contact. Direct eye contact is a threat, and the appropriate response to a direct stare is to look away as a deference or appeasement behavior, so to say " I'm not challenging you , please don't hurt me. 

Eye contact is important for training purposes. Some of the exercises we teach are called, Capturing Eye Contact, Name Game, Zen Attention, Me, Not That, Take It On The Road. 

You know we hear the expression, " eyes are the windows to the soul," well if we pay attention to teaching eye contact only for training purposes you really are missing out on one of the most fulfilling aspects of the behavior.Our dog's ability to use his eyes to communicate with us is an awesome experience. So much to learn about our dogs eyes and mind.  They watch, they learn and know what is coming next.  Take out a suitcase, what is the response?  Something like he begins to get excited thinking he is going or pouts of fear you are going on a trip without him. Or maybe he sees you getting  his agility bag ready gets excite starts dancing happily in front of us making strong eye contact with us  and dances all around as if he is saying, "hey I know we are going to agility class".  Our dogs process "theory of mind".  his is the ability to attribute mental states, beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge to oneself and others and to understand others have same beliefs, desires, intentions and perspectives that are different from one's own.

Bottom line is when dogs learn the value of communicating through eye contact, it opens up a new door in the relationship  between human and dog. This will make your time together more rewarding and bring great satisfaction to the both of you.



Attach a recent  photo of your dog