This is my favorite book to help you train your dog to do tricks. It really works and makes it seem so easy. All the things we have tried and done we had great success with. I really recommend it if you want to teach tricks. It is 101 dog tricks by Kyra Sundance. You can get it on Amazon or some pet stores sell it. http://www.amazon.com/101-Dog-Tricks-Activities-Challenge/dp/1592533256/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426014549&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=101+pet+tricks+by+Kara
We tried Nexguard late summer of last year. I hate topical flea and tick meds because the greasiness never seems to go away, Callie would act like she didn’t feel really good for a day afterwords, and you always had to make sure no one touched the stuff. Well the only other choice other then topicals that covers fleas and ticks and also covers heartworms was Trifexis and I had to just heard way way to many horrible and terrible things and Trifexis that I was not going to use that. Then Nexguard came out and it sounded great. It is just for fleas and ticks so you still have to give heartworm prevention but that was fine with me. I asked my vet about it and got one dose free to try. All the Vets, Vet Techs, and office staff were saying how awesome it is and most of them had there dogs on it. I gave Callie the dose and no issues. So when she went back for her yearly check up we decided to get 6 doses of it. Its a bit expensive but Callie has had no reactions to it and it seems to be working so I am very happy with it.
This stuff is great if your dog gets a little nick or cut. Its has the same great power as regular Neosporin but in a different form that drys and the dog can’t lick it off. I have used it several times on little nicks and it worked great. Make sure you don’t get it in the dogs eyes though and if it looks infected you might need to have it checked out by your vet.
People don’t always think about their dogs paws and protecting them. In the summer the pavement and concrete can be really hot and cause very bad burns and in the winter time snow, ice and road salt can get stuck between the pads of their feet and hurt and freeze. Road salt is toxic for them so if they lick it off their paws they can get really sick. We need to think about their paws especially when we are taking them for their daily walks. They also help keep grass and pollen off of dogs paws who have allergy problems. Walks are such good exercise and with so many dogs becoming overweight this is a great way to continue to be able to walk them without any weather slowing you down or hurting their paws. We tried these awesome dog shoes from our friend Karen’s store http://www.alldogboots.com/. They are so very well put together and such great quality. Karen has great costumer service and is willing to help you with anything whether it is finding the right type of shoes or the right size. Please don’t forget about your furry ones paws they need to be protected too.
Callie has Luxating Patella and this is what her Orthopedic Surgeon recommended she take. It is a joint supplement. We have tried these which are the soft chews and the chewable pills and I really like the soft chews better. Callie thinks it is just a treat and takes it with no problems. It can easily be broken in half or in a couple small pieces for smaller dogs. I normally get mine from amazon.com. I have a pill box and put them in there so I remember to give them to her.
This is the best harness I have ever found and used. I have used many from the pet stores but all seemed uncomfortable and always put pressure on Callie’s trachea and would make her cough if she pulled. I tried one brand and the whole D ring that connects to the leash came off. So when I learned about this harness at first I thought the price was a little high but it is 100% worth it there is no ripping or tearing of this all leather harness. Its extremely sturdy but still comfortable and safe. This harness puts no pressure on the the trachea. It is very adjustable so I can put it on Callie when she is naked or when she has just a t-shirt on or even a sweater. It comes in many colors. The one Callie is modeling is a retired color but they have many nice colors. I suggesting getting your buddy belts from http://www.wfieldsforpets.com/ the owner is amazing!
I got this lovely carrier a few years ago and I got it mostly for emergency’s or for trips. This is probably the best carrier I have ever seen. Callie is able to open zippers so this carrier has a silver clip that is where there are dubble zippers and it clips them together and it can’t be opened, there is one for the front opening and one for the small top opening. There is a zipper pocket on the back you can put cell phone, keys, dog treats really anything in. The shoulder strap is very padded and connects to the carrier in four places.The carrier itself is extremly light for such a hight quality item. This is the size large and Callie is around 17 pounds. This is where I got it from http://sturdiproducts.com/products/sturdibag-large