Beautiful BC

Graceful  is the perfect description for mountains. For when it is Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall the mountains stay strong, beautiful and never lose their composure.

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My world

I’m sure it’s no surprise that I would put up a pick of one of my Animals. They really are the world to me! Here’s Loki since he was mentioned in my last post but didn’t get to make a visual appearance.

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Tree

This Tree I saw while walking at a festival in Red Deer was so creepy I don’t even think my dog Loki would have stopped to take a pee on it if he was with me!

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dinnertime

 

Like I have previously mentioned! My dogs eat GOOD food! Well I’d like to say they eat great, as I try to read labels and get foods and treats that are healthier and have less ingredients and preservatives. Pictured on left are yummy homemade fish fingers cookies I made for the dogs. However when it’s dinnertime around my house I can’t help but be thankful I’m human! Pictured on the right is some delicious spaghetti squash pizza I made. And on top of it my guy is THE BEST COOK EVER. 🙂 yep I’m lucky!

While Your Away

Your suitcase is packed and everything is in order for your vacation. Might I ask what you are doing with your dog?

I would like to start this post out with saying I know of many reputable dog kennels who do a wonderful job of taking care of your pet. And as well have friends and family members that use them all the time and swear by them, so I just want to say I am definitely not dissing kennels or doggy day care businesses! I however haven’t used them on my own pets due to personal experiences while temporarily working at a dog kennel and grooming salon and just because of the simple fact that I hang with dog people and there is always a list friends and family I am close with that would jump to watch our dogs.

One of the thing that blew my mind while working at the kennel is that many owners wouldn’t ask where their dog would be playing eating or any of the important questions that should be asked. Such as where it would sleep? How about in a kennel for 12 hours it will be provided for extra $ if you don’t bring one. Or what is the capacity that the kennel holds, then they would have found out that it was 75 dogs in an open area together because that was the city limit. Walks? Ok but they are extra $$$. Not a very relaxing environment for your dog to be in while you are away on your vacation and A LOT of extra $.

What I suggest is to be close with other dog lovers which is also healthy for socialization of your dog and good for your soul:)!!! Then you will most likely have friends that are completely willing and happy to help watch your pet. YOU COULD ALWAYS ASK IF YOU KNOW ME. I do however also suggest kennels as they can be super convenient, great as well for socialization and can sometimes do lots of extras likes baths, nail trims and even grooming. However I please ask that when choosing a kennel you ask as many questions as you can think of and as well ask for a tour of the facility to get all the details to ensure yourself that your pooch is having a bit of a pet-cation themselves and you have nothing to worry about while you are away.

 

 

House breaking your dog

When I house broke my girl I read up a bit on puppy eating schedules and toilet schedules. I got lucky (along with good food and this routine) I got a good girl and she was just like the books said and when I would feed her she would need to go poop about half an hour later. She had very few accidents and I never had to use training pads with her. I like to always suggest this method as it’s great for your dog to know from the beginning that its not acceptable to pee/poo inside the house. If you are going to use pads or would like to have something just in case, I would suggest using newspaper as an alternative to pee pads. Although newspaper is obviously not as water resistant its motivation to get your dog trained effectively and quickly. Also it is very cheap and you are recycling something you already used. which is AWESOME!!

Ok so don’t just take my word for it! do some research and check out the best housebreaking techniques; dogs can learn everything from opening the door themselves when they need out, to ringing a bell to let their owner know its time. Take care and enjoy your day 🙂 Also remember that puppies are a lot of work to train!! Please only get one if you have time for them 🙂

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