Dec 04, 01:30
Here's another pic of Stella watching her mama with 2 dogs close by! Thanks for sending this pic John!
Dec 03, 23:01
We had a great time this afternoon in our "your well mannered dog" class! Here they are practicing a sit stay after playing leap dog. Still, auron and scarlet knocked it out of the ball park today!!! And it was Stella's graduation! Thanks everyone! You rock!
Nov 24, 03:18
Another puppypalooza!! We had a blast with these 5 puppies learning their sits, downs and watch me and SOOOOOO much more! Getting them lined up for a photo at the end of the course was hilarious! Here's a few of the takes! Thanks everyone for getting your pups off to a great start in the wacky world of humans! See you all soon for the basic obedience course starting Dec 7th!
Nov 15, 03:10
I have had 3 cases lately, where people have contacted me to fix a behavioral problem that actually turned out to be a medical problem, not training issues. One case of aggression turned out to be a hypothyroid problem. Once the dog was put on thyroid medication, the aggression went away. A housetraining issue was actually a dog suffering from Cushing's disease and in the final case, the cat had a urinary infection, that presented as "not litter box trained". The cat is now healthy and using the litter box again. It's easier to blame the pet sometimes and harder to think outside the box. My 25 years of working as a veterinary receptionist and veterinary technician have really helped me understand these underlying issues. If I am suspicious of a medical problem, I almost always recommend a veterinary check up for rule outs. Sometimes, the exams and test come out normal and then we dive into behavior modification. It's sure nice to know though, that I'm not "barking up the wrong tree!"
Nov 10, 20:42
Nov 05, 19:18
Sometimes I get puppy classes where the pups are all tan and white, or mostly black...this time I got 3 german shepherd pups! Whaaaat? Crazy! From left to right is Oso, Bronc and Yanu! All recent graduates of puppy school today! Great pups, great owners! See you all for basic training very soon!
Nov 04, 01:23
Thank you to everyone that came to the Pet Tech CPR seminar Angels in the Making hosted a couple weeks ago. Thanks also to KKCO for sending a reporter to cover it! Nice job Kay Radinski for being willing to be interviewed! http://www.nbc11news.com/content/news/PetTech-instructor-comes-to-GJ-teaches-pet-CPR-class---399752871.html
Nov 01, 23:51
Congratulations to Meilyn and MayDay! They passed their final exam of the Angels in the Making, Therapy Dog Team Course at Mesa Manor today. They are a dynamite team and will make many people smile with their future visits just like they did today! Well done!
Oct 31, 15:32
Halloween is upon us! Please keep your dogs and cats safe from monsters at the door! Unless you have bullet proofed your dog for all things crazy,this is NOT a socialization opportunity! Dogs don't get costumes and all the strange noises and things that happen on Halloween. If you are going to partake in the handing out of candy at the door, sometimes the best bet is to keep the pets in a back room with a stuffed Kong or similar toy with classical music going. Don't let your cat or dog be a Halloween statistic by biting something scary, darting out the door and getting lost or worst of all, getting hit by a car! I'm also reposting Halloween treats for dogs for those of you that may not have seen it.IT has a grain free alternative ingredients idea too! 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (or garbanzo bean or barley flour as a grain free alternative) 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (NOT pie filling!!!) 2 eggs 2 Tbs peanut butter (be sure it does NOT contain xylitol - a sugar substitute which is deadly to dogs and found in some peanut butter!) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon Mix all together add a very small amount of water to make a stiff, dry workable dough. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters and place cut out dough on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes Stay safe and have fun!!! Happy Halloween!
Oct 28, 16:13
Congratulations to these 3 Canine Good Citizens! From left to right is Bella, Dash and Molly. It was great to watch you guys grow and learn so much through the Intermediate class! I'm very proud of you and your handlers! All 3 teams have ambitions of being therapy dog teams...let's make that happen!
Oct 21, 19:25
Don't leave your dogs out of the pumpkinpolooza time of year! Here is a great recipe for dog cookies and treats for training if you are so inclined! 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (or garbanzo bean or barley flour as a grain free alternative) 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (NOT pie filling!!!) 2 eggs 2 Tbs peanut butter (be sure it does NOT contain xylitol - a sugar substitute which is deadly to dogs and found in some peanut butter!) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon Mix all together add a very small amount of water to make a stiff, dry workable dough. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters and place cut out dough on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes Here is a pic of Halo getting ready for the great pumpkin!
Oct 19, 16:09
Oct 18, 05:05
Only one spot left in the puppy class starting this Saturday October 22nd at 10 am! Who will be the lucky pup I wonder? It's a 3 week class only $55 learning social skills with other pups and with people as well as some handling and obedience skills! Pups participating are between 10-16 weeks old! Click the sign up button on this page to join us!
Oct 15, 23:36
We had a great turnout today for the Pet CPR and first aid seminar for pet parents by Colleen Cunningham. Colleen will be giving the seminar tomorrow for pet professionals. If you are a kennel worker, groomer, dog walker or pet sitter and you want really valuable Information on this Important topic, there are still a few spots available. PM me if you are interested in joining us Sunday from 11-3 pm!
Oct 11, 18:14
Looks like the Pet Tech website was down yesterday. If you wanted to sign up but couldn't, that problem has been fixed. Still a few spots left if you want to sign up for the Pet First aid and pet CPR class this Saturday, October 15,from 1-5 pm! http://www.angelsinthemaking.com/cpr-training.html
Oct 10, 16:49
Pet CPR and first aid seminar
Oct 04, 20:56
Mayday is a natural! Here is a pic of her getting use to a wheelchair and learning how to present herself to be more accessible for petting. This is week 2 in our 6 week therapy dog class. So fun to watch her work!
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!
|Puppy Classes-3 weeks||$50|
|Group Obedience- 10 sessions||$180|