Sep 27, 20:13
If you are going to be having guests and parties over the holiday season, now is the time to be preparing your dog for all the frenzy. Leave it, for the food and decorations, drop it (for when you are to late for leave it!), go to your matt, not jumping on guests or furniture, wait at the door and for building good social skills. The next basic obedience class called "Your Well Mannered Dog 1" starts with an Orientation this Sunday, October 2nd from 2-4. It's an appropriate class for any dogs 4 months of age and older! Something to think about!
Sep 26, 18:40
Sep 18, 00:56
I just posted the CPR event happening on October 15th and 16th on my website. Take this opportunity to sign up for this event. You'll learn: • Pet CPR • Rescue Breathing • Choking Protocol • How to help the pet in a medical emergency • Assessing The Pet’s Vitals • Snout-To-Tail Assessment • 10 situations that require immediate veterinary care • How to put together a pet first aid kit Saturday is for Pet owners, Sunday is for Pet Professionals. Class size limited to 12 people for bioth days so sign up right away and save a spot. Payment will be taken at the door (the generic auto sign up will suggest payment required before the class but that is not so!) Visit my website and click on the CPR Class button! Easy Peasy! www.angelsinthemaking.com
Sep 18, 00:49
Shaylee, Becky and I had a great time at the Animal Fair today! Too busy even to take pictures but a huge turnout! Lots of dogs getting vaccinated, local rescues getting exposure and I hope some potential leads on future adoptions. I was too busy at my booth to come around and socialize with my colleagues. Some of you came by my booth to see me and thank you for that! Thanks to everyone who came by with great questions and challenged me on fix it solutions for problem behaviors. Thank you Lynne Habberfield and Teri Shector! Well done! We still have some things to work on for next year but...every year is better than the one before!
Sep 13, 19:15
I'm now on Twitter! I'm not sure what to do with it but...there it is!
Sep 13, 19:07
Sep 10, 04:57
Some people think it is difficult to teach our dogs to relinquish things to us with a word like "Drop it!" But if you think about it from the dogs perspective, this is actually what happens: They grab something they think would be fun to chew on, like our shoe laying on the floor, we race in shouting and taking the item from them. We then put the item up and away where they can't possibly get to it. What we are actually teaching our dog to do is to grab the item and run like the dickens because they may never see it again! Now we are playing catch me if you can....and of course we can't!!! The first place to start is by teaching your dog what drop it means. Play a short game of tug with a toy, present a treat to your dogs nose while he is tugging back and say "Drop it" one time. Let the dog make a choice. Hang on to the toy or get the treat. When he lets go of the toy, give him the treat and praise him THEN IMMEDIATELY give him the toy back. Now it's a win win! Through repetition the dog learns that giving things up to you is a good thing not a bad thing. A "You Bet! Happy to Drop it!"attitude instead of the incessant grab it and run dilemma! Drop it is great for impulse control, leadership, and emergency's when your dog has something he shouldn't have. We teach it in the Your Well Mannered Dog 1 class. You can sign up for the next class in October by clicking on the "sign up" button above! Now go play with your dog!
Sep 08, 22:10
Colleen Cunningham will be coming over from the front range to teach a CPR and First Aid class fro pet owners at Angels in the Making. Colleen is a Certified Canine Massage Therapist and a Certified Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor. Class size is limited to 12 students and will be based on a first sign up, first serve basis. The fee for 5 hours of instruction is $75. You will recieve certification and a handbook at the end of the course. We will also be offering a Pet Professional CPR class on Sunday October 16th from 11am-4 pm for groomers, day care, pet sitters and veterinary staff. To sign up, click the link below. Payment will be made the day of the event.
Sep 04, 18:29
Aug 26, 16:06
Hello everyone! As many of you know, I have been on a medical hiatus as I give my knee time to heal from surgery. I have started classes up again minimally this week with the help of my assistant Shaylee to be sure I don't over do it! So for those of you already signed up in my basic obedience program you can now reserve classes on Wednesday's and Saturday's for the next 2 weeks. I am hoping to be offering classes 6 days a week again the week of Sept 11th. I appreciate your patience and support during my recovery! In honor of National Dog Day, I am reposting the importance of socialization, what it is and maybe more importantly...what it is not! FYI I have a puppy class starting for pups 10 weeks to 16 weeks starting Sept 11th!!! I look forward to seeing you all again very soon!!! https://www.facebook.com/ThatDogGeek/videos/1866965343530923/ Did you know that puppies have a critical socialisation period that only lasts until they are around four months old? Watch this video to learn what socialisation is, why it is so important, and how to use it to give your puppy the best start in life. Like That Dog Geek for more videos and graphics on dog training and behaviour. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatDogGeekTraining NOTE: For those of you asking about older dogs that are already fearful, it is most certainly possible to improve their confidence! It is a much more complicated and often time consuming process than puppy socialisation (hence why socialisation is so important) but it can definitely be done. One of the topics of my upcoming videos will be helping fearful dogs. MUSIC: "Fretless" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Jul 12, 06:08
....but they both got the job done! There are 2 kinds of dogs. ~kat~
Jul 11, 17:10
These 4 amazing dogs and their handlers passed the Canine Good Citizen Test last night when they graduated from our Your Well Mannered Dog 2 class! I was really impressed with all of them! Well done teams Jeanette and Lucy, Keesha and Navi, Merritt and Molly and Lisa and Koho! 2 of these teams will be moving on into the therapy dog class in September!
Jul 01, 16:04
Here are some great ideas for keeping your dogs safe and calm through the noisy 4th of July week! Help Buster go from shaking to snoozin' during the loud booms!
Jun 21, 22:54
Here is a great video that I hope will get a lot of shares! FYI our next puppy class begins Saturday July 9th at 2 pm! Did you know that puppies have a critical socialisation period that only lasts until they are around four months old? Watch this video to learn what socialisation is, why it is so important, and how to use it to give your puppy the best start in life. Like That Dog Geek for more videos and graphics on dog training and behaviour. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatDogGeekTraining NOTE: For those of you asking about older dogs that are already fearful, it is most certainly possible to improve their confidence! It is a much more complicated and often time consuming process than puppy socialisation (hence why socialisation is so important) but it can definitely be done. One of the topics of my upcoming videos will be helping fearful dogs. MUSIC: "Fretless" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Jun 19, 19:00
aaaaaand then there's this!https://www.facebook.com/splentale/videos/566762046759201/
Jun 19, 18:35
Happy Father's Day everyone! Speaking of Happy...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_KvrlQTuw0
Jun 18, 02:16
Heads up! Fireworks happening at stoker field tonight for Rockies game. Keep your babies safe!!!
Jun 16, 02:48
Such an important job! Yea therapy dogs AND their handlers! Comfort dogs from around the country have been brought to Orlando to offer just a small moment of peace for the victims and those affected by the terror attack over the weekend. Our Bradley Blackburn has more.
Jun 16, 02:07
This is a great idea and healthy snack! Cool Treats for Hot Dogs!
Jun 14, 17:05
Thunderstorm season is here! I found an article to help us understand the fear our dogs can experience during these trying times and some ideas on how to help them cope. Working with dogs that have a fear or phobia can be complex because even though some common fears can be successfully worked with, other fears and phobias are d
Jun 14, 16:11
Our next Kiddos and K9 class is starting soon. If you've wanted your child to take a more active role in the raising and training of the family dog, now is your chance! Contact us for more details or visit our website for more information! This might just be the perfect summer activity!
|Puppy Classes-3 weeks||$50|
|Group Obedience- 10 sessions||$180|