Canine First Aid Kit

Everyone should have this kit in their home as well as in their cars.

First Aid Kit should include:

Thermometer
Sterile lubrication
2″ x 2″ gauze bandages
3″ x 3″ gauze bandages
2″ x 4.1 yd conforming gauze roll bandage
3″ x 4.1 yd conforming gauze roll bandage
Burn relief gel pack
Antiseptic cleansing wipes
4 ox hydrogen peroxide
Iodine
1″ x 5 yd First Aid tape
Antibiotic ointment packs
Scissors
10cc syringe
Tweezers
Large exam vinyl gloves
5″ x 9″ trauma pads
2″ x 5 yd cohesive bandage wrap
Insect sting relief pads
Fly spray
Towels

This should also include bottled water and small container of their own food ( size depends on how long and how far from home traveling)

Fireworks and Dogs Don’t Mix

The coming weekend happens to be a long one for us Canadians. Queen Victoria’s birthday. Our fabulous May 24 weekend.

Everyone heading for the cottage for the first time after a long winter. And of course, family fun with fireworks.

Now I am a huge advocate for taking your well mannered canine family member everywhere he would be welcome. However, to watch fireworks is NOT the place to take him.

Even if you have a dog that is very laid back and reacts to little, to have them endure the unpredictability of a fireworks show is bordering on cruelty. You also stand a high chance of your pup running off in fear.

The risk of a possible fear bite or your fur baby running off in fear is not worth your joy at having him with you for a couple of hours. Not to mention the anxiety and possible long term affects it may have.

Do everyone a favour and be that same responsible owner that had your pup socialized and trained, and leave your four legged family member peacefully at home.

Have a great long weekend. 🙂

One Person CAN Change the World…

….for at least one dog. Your dog. Your future dog and maybe even someone else’s dog. You know how?

Simple.

When you decide to pick up that gorgeous, irresistible, furry bundle of fur, remember that it is a long term commitment. Through the good, the bad, and the ugly.

YOU are the center of your dogs life. His life revolves within the four walls in which you live. Your world is so more than that. You are his source of food, exercise and happiness. Your dog is a huge responsibility.

That responsibility also includes to society.

This is two-fold, of course. As the owner, a part of your overall responsibilities is to ensure your dog is well socialized, and not just as a pup or young dog. With socialization is also manners and general obedience. We all dislike those owners that let their dogs off leash so they can run amok. Funny how screaming their names never seems to work on bringing them back and making them listen, isn’t it?

So yes, training is a significant part of the overall responsibilities that are required as an owner. With training comes reliability. Now please keep in mind that reliability is not perfection. They are animals first and our pets second.

So now that you have a socialized and well mannered canine family member that is welcome everywhere you go. Whether you recognize it or not, you have become a fantastic ambassador for all dogs, not just your breed.

With every ambassador comes good news. First, your dog stands a much lower chance of ever being at the mercy of a shelter or rescue facility. Second, you both inspire the same in other owners to create more canine ambassadors. Third, the dog world can do with all the positivity it can get, both locally and internationally.

With every ambassador in the canine world, we stand united against idiotic laws such as BSL.

 

 

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Website updates

I have the website up and running again, thank goodness!

Have a couple new clients with two beautiful mals.  Come and check us out!  🙂

http://www.shadowlandsk9training.weebly.com

 

 

Copyright © 2013 Sandy Allen/Shadowlands/FireAndIce Reg’d Doberman Pinschers & Alaskan Malamutes/Unleashthehounds blog/Shadowlands K9 Training. All rights reserved. Revised: ALL PICTURES AND CONTENT ON THIS BLOG ~ UNLEASHTHEHOUNDS ~ ARE THE SOLE PROPERTY OF Sandy Allen/Shadowlands/FireAndIce Reg’d Dobermans and Alaskan Malamutes/Shadowlands K9 Training, and may not be used, copied or reprinted without express permission from the owner. Copyrighted 2013