NOVEMBER 2014 NEWS, OFFERS & TIPS
Hello! Welcome to our November 2014 Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it.
Have you been to an SFDC Meetup yet? People are really enjoying this easy and fun way to learn and practice training tips, meet other dog owners, and have a great time playing with their dogs. Our next Meetup with FREE training tips, behavior help, treats and socialization practice is:
Saturday, November 8th @ 12 noon.
(Last Meetup of 2014 !!)
The theme for November’s Meetup is
“Can your dog pass the AKC CGC test?”
The Pooch Coach will demonstrate and review the 10 steps
and then help you with any items that need improvement.
Click here for info on the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test.
A unique & thoughtful holiday gift…
A Pooch Coach gift certificate!
Each session includes:
A private one-on-one lesson with The Pooch Coach, expert trainer & behaviorist (See bio)
Follow up written instructions and papers for reference
Free month of follow up questions and guidance on topics covered via email or phone
Dog Training – One 90 minute session…. Choose from:
1. Basic obedience: Perfect sit, basic stay, walking nicely on leash, no jumping on people.
2. Intermediate obedience: Advanced stay, no stealing objects or food, drop any object, down, come when called.
3. Advanced obedience: Tricks, off leash recall, perfect stay, custom training.
4. Dog’s choice: Focus on 3-4 commands or issues
Behavior modification: Package of 3 sessions… Choose from:
1. Aggression: Barking, growling, or lunging at people, other dogs, or objects. (see more)
2. Separation anxiety: Uncomfortable being left alone. Barks, whines or does destructive behavior. (see more)
3. Fear: Timid or scared around people, dogs or new objects. Needs to build confidence. (see more)
4. Dog’s Choice: Have some other behavior issues? Choose this option for more flexibility.
Did you know.. Dogs Need Massages too?
(And what a terrific, unique gift idea!)
When you first think of massage for a dog you may think it would be great for a senior dog (it is) or a dog who’s recovering from an injury or surgery (of course it is!). But what about the rest of the dog’s life? Puppies who are massaged by a professional are learning to accept clinical touch and touch by a stranger, making them more confident and willing to be good patients at the vet, clients at the groomers, and better canine citizens.
Your teen dog who runs, jumps, wrestles, fetches, crashes, falls, face-plants and occasionally misses a few stairs has needs too. Since they’re made of the same stuff we are you might ask why they aren’t getting bruises, sprains and strains like we would if we mimicked their activities. The truth is they are, but the difference is that they’re hardwired to not show the pain, and depending on what’s happening at that moment, to ignore it. Even though a healthy dog will usually recover from these minor injuries quickly, a massage can help shorten the recovery time and get them back on all fours sooner. In case there’s a hidden or lingering problem, massage is a great way to detect, alleviate, and prevent it from becoming something more serious later.
If your dog does have a serious injury, trauma, or has had surgery, then massage can help stimulate the immune system, control pain, and keep them calmer during the healing process, all which can shorten the recovery time. It can also help reduce postural imbalance, which is common after being restricted for an amount of time. This can ensure that your dog will be at their optimum activity levels sooner, and safely.
Later in life when bouncing off the walls is no longer on your dog’s agenda, massage can help circulate fluids that build up from lower activity levels, help reduce the stiffness, pain and inflammation that come with the natural aging process, and stimulate weaker muscles to encourage appropriate activity. This can mean a more comfortably maturing dog, whose activity levels and quality of life can stay high for their lifetime.
So, give Shelah at Happy Hounds Massage a call to set up an appointment for your pooch. And, even better, why not give the gift of massage for your favorite doggy friend? You can find out more about her and dog massage at www.happyhoundsmassage.com.
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The Pooch Coach, SF Bay Area Dog Training and Behavior Modification
Any Dog. Any Problem.
Beverly provides private and personalized empathic dog training and behavior problem solving. In addition to her private behavior training practice where she’s worked with over 3,000 dogs, Beverly also formally evaluates and temperament tests dogs for shelters and rescue groups as well as for dog-bite cases and hearings.