DOGSAFE LEVEL ONEFYI As with a lot of new programs, getting started with registrations for the March classes is not what I dreamed. The classes for March 9 & 10th need more confirmed registrations by Sunday the 3rd to continue. So, if those were dates you wanted, you need to act quick.
March 24th is going ahead and still has room also. T
Susan Garrett is a great trainer and has helped Quincy and I improve a lot with the weave poles in agility. She has a lot of knowledge to share and does so with some free webinars on ways to change a dog's behaviour. As she encourages people to share links here it is. Enjoy!
"In this webinar, world renowned dog training expert Susan Garrett shares 2 approaches to changing your dog's behaviour:"
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Being a paramedic, more than once I've seen a very scared dog hiding under the drivers seat after an accident. Thankfully and luckily uninjured as far as I could tell.
A couple of things to think of if your dog travels in your vehicle. 1. Prevention, a dog is no different than a child as far as the unfortunate possibilities if unrestrained during an accident. Think about limiting the impact with perhaps a kennel, a barrier of sorts making their space limited, a seatbelt (there are many kinds), or if in the back of a truck again perhaps a kennel strapped in or at least a canopy.
2. Preparation. If/when in an accident do you have a collar and leash for your dog? If you're injured who can the emergency services contact to care for your dog whether it means taking them home or to a vet? If you can't speak on behalf of your dog, is the needed info on your dog's collar or in your wallet? Those stickers a lot of us have on our house doors alerting Emergency Services that a pet may be in need of help, why not have one on your vehicle?
There are so many idea's on vehicle safety for your dog, care to share?
This is Quincy in her seat belt. It's measured so she won't hit the dash if in the front seat where there is no airbag. An airbag would hurt her much like a small child. Her seat belt is styled to hitch up on a line across the extended cab between the coat hooks. We both like it as it means she can spin and spin and not get twisted in it.
It's such a beautiful day, it's time for the off leash park. Happy Dog!!
Don't you love my new collar, I wasn't to keen on it at first either but if got me treats. It wasn't to bad, mind you, I had to wear it for longer time periods but I got treats.
Last year before Quincy had a lump surgically removed she was gradually introduced to her soft cone. By surgery time she was totally cool with it. Knowing the surgery and recovery were going to be stressful enough for her it was well worth the prep work to eliminate the stress of wearing a cone. ( Laurie a.k.a. Quincy's Mom)
Quincy and her dude, Hogan. Stylin in their safety vests on a night walk. Not only can motorists see them easier, it attracts positive reinforcement from other people out for walks = lots of hello's :)
I'm so pooped, and hungry. We just spent the afternoon at the beach. Yet Mom is so excited over this web page thing finally working that she wants my thoughts here first. Feed me! O.K. well, welcome everyone, I hope you're having an awesome day and that all my canine cousins got out for some play time today. Play safe! Now feed me....? Woohoo!! dinner!
"I attended the March 06, 2021 K9ABCs first aid course run by Laurie. Excellent presentation of the material - Laurie is an amazing teacher combining the book material with personal experience both as a paramedic and as a dog lover. What stood out for me was the dog 'Annie': a rubber dog to practice all the handling skills needed for an emergency - CPR, assisted breathing, pulse check. Class was run in a highly professional manner with love an care for animals exuding at all times. All of it with COVID restrictions in place and well observed. Thank you Laurie, I'll be back for refreshers when time comes." Violeta Toma, 2021