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We have a date for our Nosework class in Echo Park at the Blue Collar Working Dog Store! The new class starts January 7, 7.30pm - contact the BlueCollar Working Dog store for registering and more details. All levels welcome!
Talon, a Weimaraner / Australian Shepherd mix came to us from the National Search Dog Foundation, who had him in their Lifetime Care Program after rescuing him from a shelter. He is an awesomely handsome boy who never gets tired of working! After training him for finding the nasty little bed bugs, we paired Talon with John Noda from Fido Nose K9 Bed Bug Solution.
After watching a widely spread video showing dog trainer celebrity Cesar Millan working with a food aggressive Labrador named Holly, we decided to put together more information about Resource Guarding and how to work with a dog like that without escalating the situation. We want to stress that we do not support Millan's 'method' in any way.
While many of us welcome the summer heat, dogs may not necessarily share our enthusiasm. Some breeds are more prone to hyperthermia, but all dogs can go into heat distress very fast. It's not just the hot car, there are many situations which can be harmful. Find out how you can protect your dog this summer!
Did you watch the amazing rescue dogs performing tricks on 'America's Got Talent'? Well, they are not the only shelter talents in our country. Read more about our astonishing rescues turned rescuers in our latest blog entry.
Check out our latest blog entry about how to put together a K9 First Aid Kit. The right kit and to know what to do in case of emergency, can save your dog's life! Creating your own kit instead of buying one can be cheaper and you can add items over time. Many stores offer empty bags that can be used as First Aid bags, but you can also use different storages, as long as you will be able to organize the items.
We are beyond thrilled to announce our new K9 Nose Work (R) classes at the renowned Blue Collar Working Dog store in the city of Los Angeles. We just love, love, love their well-stocked place close to Echo Park and the knowledgable staff, all paired with love and care for dogs - working and pet. Ask them about dog food and you'll know.
Check out our newest Blog Entry about Disaster Preparedness. Be ready when disaster strikes! Read about what to pack, and how to prepare for emergency situations and possible evacuations. Let us know, how you prepare, whether you have a plan and if you have additional items you store for your dog. For the full article, click here.
Oftentimes, people are coming to us for advice on their dogs growling at them when they want to take back possession of the sofa or go near them when they eat. Growling is an important part of our dogs' vocal communication. Dealing with a growling dog is can be emotional and is not easy - adding more pressure by applying 'dominance' or 'pack leader' methods can be downright dangerous.
Our regularly appearing articles in the Patch.com have gotten a great response, so we decided to start a WordPress blog and share more news, fun stories and training advice for pet dog owners as well as K9 handlers. We already published some articles on there and can't wait to see you over there! Don't be shy to ask any questions or suggest themes you like to know more about - or just give us a shout out over there! We love to hear from you!