Jan 06, 00:07
Jan 01, 21:35
Halo and Buster having some fun off leash play and training time today at Angels in the Making! Wishing all of you a very happy and healthy new year!!!!
Dec 29, 17:07
I'm going to be a bit redundant here but the information in this video is SOOOO important when raising a puppy that I am posting it again. The opportunity for socialization is a very slim window and you really need to get it right because there is no turning the clock back. Post your puppies worldly experiences and let us know what worked and what backfired and how you fixed it! Inquiring minds want to know! 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/
Dec 27, 00:11
If Santa brought a puppy to your home we have a puppy class that will be perfect for you to get started on the right paw! It starts Saturday Jan 14th from 11 am to noon! It's a 3 week course for only $60 for pups age 10 weeks to 16 weeks. Proof that vaccines are started required! Sign up today from our website http://www.angelsinthemaking.com/
Dec 26, 23:51
Here are some tips on how to help your resident dog accept a pup to the pack. Tell us what you think or if this is helpful! Are you planning on or have you added a new member to your pack? Congratulations! You may be head over heels in love with your new pup but your current canine resident member of the family may not be as enthusiastic...at first. Here are some things to remember to help with the transition:Phase One I...
Dec 21, 16:21
We also finished a "Your Well Mannered Dog 2" class this week. Congrats to Percy, Jasper and Chip and handlers for passing the Canine Good Citizen test! (Chip and Jasper will be moving into the Therapy dog class in early 2017!) We know we will see Percy winning awards in different dog sports this coming year and we look forward to following his progress!
Dec 21, 16:10
My goodness we have been busy finishing up 2016 with amazing classes. This post is for all my people and pups participating in our puppy classes this year (that's a lot of P's!) Thank you for entrusting the beginnings of your pups socialization with us. We hope you found it a safe and fun experience and will keep working all the techniques we've given you. We hope to see you in the upcoming "Your Well Mannered Dog 1" classes and beyond!! Here are a few pics of some of what the pups and their people learned! In pass the puppy, everyone handles and gives obedience cues to everyone else's puppies, free play in the room to figure out the "how to play with other puppies" piece and finally a group photo of happy faces at graduation!
Dec 11, 23:21
This group is practicing their Your Well Mannered Dog 2 exercises and prepping for taking their Canine Good Citizen test next weekend. They held this sit stay as I walked among and around them for 1 minute! All 3 owners are 15 feet away from the dogs! They are gonna pass the test with flying colors. If you aren't familiar with the test you can watch this quick video on what it's all about.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msCT5vDYYHQ
Dec 11, 02:08
Puppies running a muck! Such fun we had today!!! Sit, down, pass the puppy, come when called, watch me checking out puppy agility equipment! 2 pups passed out before class was over! Suki came out of her shell and made friends today! Such an excellent, wonderful time! Thanks everyone!
Dec 07, 21:12
What fun I've had working with these 2 boys, Fritz and Dugan! They are in my "day training" program where I come to the house everyday to train the dogs on specific tasks that the owners need the boys to do. Mainly we are working on greeting people politely at the door. They are making me look good! Thanks boys! See you next week! http://www.angelsinthemaking.com/private-lessons.html
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!
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