SMILE Animal Lovers!!

We are celebrating Pet Dental Month this month with great savings on select dental products and our most popular raw bones…Tucker’s!

We’d like to thank everyone who came out for our nail clipping event last month. Through your generous donations we raised $ 400.21 for Helping Paws Animal Shelter in Woodstock, IL. You all ROCK!!

We’ve got a lot going on this month so be sure to stay connected with us on Facebook!

Dog Training Tip by Jennalee – Scarry Noises & Fearful Dogs

Summer brings some nasty storms. Nasty storms can mean scared dogs. As the thunder booms and lightening crackles your dog may be showing some extensive stress signs: panting, drooling, pacing, etc. If you are having trouble with nasty storms, fireworks, or gunshots you are can work to desensitize your dog to those sounds.

Start by getting yourself a CD that has thunderstorms and fireworks on it and turn it on the quietest setting. As the CD plays and your dog is calm, start feeding some yummy treats. As the dog gets comfortable with the very low noises, turn up the volume a bit at the next session. Every session start to increase the volume and continue feeding treats, until the dog is comfortable at the highest volume. By doing this you are teaching the dog that loud noises bring yummy treats, a positive experience, versus just scary noises and fear. You can also incorporate a calming spray. Use the spray on yourself prior to the CD playing so the dog associates the smell and you as calming. You can rub some of the spray on the dog prior to playing the CD.

If you would like help in building confidence in your dog taking one of our Canine Essentials Classes that focus on building the confidence in your dog and increasing the trust in your relationship.

Why Force Free Dog Training Works So Well?!

Tuesday, January 14th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us for a FREE Seminar on the Benefits of Force-Free Dog Training.

Learn what positive reinforcement training is and how it can enhance your relationship with your dog. Each attendee will receive a $5.00 dog training voucher to use towards a future class! We’ll help you guide your puppy or adult dog into Canine Good Citizens.

 

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