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TAKE YOUR DOG TO DOGGIE DAYCARE OR A BOARDING KENNEL? WATCH THIS FIRST!
Whether it be your dog trainer, dog walker, dog daycare, or boarding kennel always ask those whom you entrust with the care of your dog what they would do in the case of a dog fight, dog attack, or other worst-case scenarios.
At what point will they step in and stop dog bullying and aggression with other dogs? When do they step in when the bullying or aggression involves a human? It happens at dog parks all the time, but dog fights and dog attacks can and do happen anywhere, no matter how well facilities screen dogs. Who is screening the dogs – a dog trainer or a staff member with questionable levels of experience? How many dogs does the facility turn away or do they push to include dogs who are nervous, scared, or aggressive because it is more money for them? How do they handle dog-dog aggression? How about dog-people aggression? Do they know how to deescalate aggression? How about dogs, like the one in this video, who are overstimulated and are in prey drive?
This video is from a dog care facility in Addison, Texas. It may be painful for some to watch although no serious harm comes to handler or dog during this clip. Even though the facility markets that their handlers train the dogs in basic manners during every stay, this handler doesn’t have a clue how to handle this situation and a lot of questions are left open after watching the video.
Why wasn’t the dog removed from the group before it escalated into bullying the handler and knocking her on the ground? Now, I say bullying because what I see here is prey drive and typical bully behaviors during the beginning of the clip. Why didn’t she correct the dog in a meaningful manner or take meaningful means to physically control the dog? Is she not allowed to correct the dog because the facility touts “pack leaders” and “confident, assertive, and positive” training methods? Where are other staff members to help this handler? During the entire one-minute clip with the man filming and yelling from behind the glass window, we do not see (or hear) any other staff members.
Handler safety should always come first. Always. Followed by dog safety.
All she had to do was grab the collar and pull up, additionally she could then twist the collar if needed. She would have immediate control over the head, prevented herself from getting bit, the dog would have calmed, and she could have gotten away if she really needed to. Like I said – handler safety first.
I have seen firsthand more than my share of dog facilities with inadequate screening processes and untrained staff because they choose to hire “dog lovers” to care for the dogs… no experience required.
Some who even disregard recommendations to not allow the dog to attend daycare or board because during screening it presented a risk to other dogs or people. It results in dangerous situations for dogs and humans alike.
On the same note it applies to owners who use site/apps to find people to board and walk their dogs and the only requirement to open your “business” on these sites/apps is a love of dogs and a house.
It is so important to know who you entrust with your dog. What training has the staff had? How often to they renew or expand their training and handling techniques? What their protocol for the various situations discussed above? Ask questions! Talk to staff in charge of caring for your dog – not just the face at the front desk. Educate YOURSELF in training and handling techniques and hope you never need them.
Dogs are dogs and things can and do happen. Empower yourself and make sure others who care for your dog are also knowledgeable and trained.
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Written by Tameesha VanEtten
Latest Update: September 10, 2018
We are often asked what supplements we use and recommend, especially from new puppy owners and occasionally from fellow performance event competitors. Here are our top 3 recommendations for general health and well-being. We are not paid to endorse any of these products by the manufacturers. We use them and recommend them because we believe these are quality supplements.
*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This post and its contents are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and is not meant to replace proper veterinary care. The suggestions in this post are based on experience, research, and what we use here at Valorzen. Valorzen, LLC (Valorzen Canine Training & Performance Kennel) assumes no responsibility or liability for the use of the information in this post. It is provided as a general resource and we are unable to monitor its use with all readers. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health, please contact your holistic veterinarian or other competent professional.
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A recurring theme throughout this article you’ll notice is a lack of nutrients in the dog, an excess of nutrients in the stool, or another type of illness (such as those listed in section 6). These three things are the most common causes of a dog eating stool. If the dog is allowed to continue eating the stool it may simply become a behavioral habit. It is important to prevent and treat coprophagia as soon as it begins.
“Max ate a hole in my drywall! Look at his guilty face!”
Many comments were along the lines of "Blame it on the cat." Max ate drywall and now he may be looking at a life threatening disaster brewing in his stomach. He does not know he is "guilty" either, he is reacting to your emotions and body language.
This situation could have been prevented simply with supervision or we can look at management. Max could have been confined to a kennel with safe toys to play with while his owner was busy or she could have ensured that her dog had enough structured exercise to be tired. If we want to talk about the training route we could have trained Max to lie quietly on his bed with his chew toys.
“RIP my poor furbaby Pixi! She ran out into the road and got hit by a car, she was only one and a half years old.”
This dog died because the owner wasn’t watching her adolescent dog. "We have three acres of property I never thought she would run into the road."
She was looking for sympathy and she got it from other owners who didn’t see the big red flag. The dog wasn’t supervised, the dog wasn’t being managed, it was running loose. One of the comments made my stomach turn and then made me angry – “We have lost so many dogs to the road.” – how many dogs do you lose to the road before you realize it is your fault and is completely preventable! Supervise your dog and keep your dog on a leash and/or build a fence! As far as training goes they could have taught their dog a recall (come) command or boundaries training (i.e. similar to invisible fence training). Boundary training can be done at the doorway or the property line.
“Diesel broke out of his crate again and ate my sofa!”
Now, like Max, Diesel has a tummy full of fluff and chemicals and risks an impacted intestine.
The key word here is “again”. Get an appropriate size and strength of crate or kennel and train your dog to enjoy being in it. Give them toys and chew items to occupy their mind. Make sure they are tired and have had plenty of exercise. If they still escape and you replace the kennel buy a stronger kennel. We call them “tiger cages” or a military kennel. They are expensive but worth it. They last for years upon years and could very well prevent an injured or dead dog.
“Lolly dug out under the fence and ran away, please pray for her safe return. She has a collar but no tags.”
Why was Lolly outside alone long enough to dig out under the fence? Why wasn’t she also on a leash or in a kennel with dig bars if the owner knew she liked to dig?
Besides supervision and management, the dog could have been trained to stay away from the fence itself but within the fence line.
As far as identification goes this is completely on the owner. Here is a mini-educational lecture.
Collars – collars can be bought with your information printed onto the collar itself or you can rivet a plate onto any collar with your information on it.
Tags – ID tags are cheap and useful if kept up to date with current information. Make sure tags stay readable and replace when they are getting worn.
Microchips – a permanent solution for identification a chip the size of a grain of rice is implanted under the skin and when scanned displays the owner's information and information about the dog. Microchips are only readable by a scanner and again, the owner is responsible for keeping the information registered and up to date.
Tattoos - Tattoos are another form of permanent identification and are generally found in an ear or inner thigh. Tattoos are numbers or codes that when registered can be searchable.
“Penny was bit at the dog park today! Now we are at the emergency vet!”
This one may very well take the cake as the #1 most irresponsible thing a dog owner can do - take your dog to a dog park full of unknown dogs.
Dog trainers hate dog parks.
I have yet to meet an educated respected trainer that sees dog parks as anything but a place for disease, and uncontrolled, unmanaged dogs with accidents waiting to happen. As a dog owner you need to educate yourself about dog body language and behavior. After you have done so go to a dog park – without a dog – and watch the chaos unfold. You will never take a dog back to a park filled with dogs ever again. Dog parks are best used empty during off hours if your dog has immunity against the many diseases.
Here is a second example - "Not even 10 minutes at the dog park and this crazy dog attacks my two dogs then attacks another dog. Took multiple dog fights before that woman finally took her dog to the other section!" - WHY DID THE OWNER NOT PROTECT HIS DOGS AND LEAVE THE PARK!
You may be asking yourself - why is a dog trainer writing about motion sickness?
For those living with dogs with motion sickness taking a ride in the car can turn into a nightmare depending on the severity the dog’s motion sickness. People will often avoid taking their puppy/dog in the car and this can be detrimental to the behavior of the dog. If motion sickness continues and is allowed to create a cycle a psychological issue can also develop – through conditioning the dog will have learned that the car makes him sick and becoming sick will become involuntary even when the car is not running.
The most common symptoms of dog motion sickness include the following:
What we don’t want to do is to give up on taking our dog’s in the car. They need to get out and about as frequently as possible for their mental health. Some veterinarians will prescribe a sedative to treat motion sickness but I feel that this should be a last resort because your dog becomes so sedated that being able to take Fido out and about loses its mental health benefits.
I recommend trying Dramamine (active ingredient Dimenhydrinate) as a first line of defense. Brand name can be a little pricey (roughly 0.25 cents per 50mg pill) but with store brand (we buy Wal-Mart brand Equate) you get 100 count 50mg pills for less than 0.05 cents per pill.
Give 2-4mg per pound 30 minutes before leaving home. Dramamine can be given every 8 hours.
What If My Dog’s Motion Sickness Is So Severe That Medication Doesn’t Help Or A Fear Or Other Psychological/Behavioral Issue Has Developed?
If your dog has developed a fear of the car or other psychological issue please contact an experienced trainer. This guide is very basic and cannot possibly cover every situation.
Here are the basics of counter-conditioning your dog to riding in the car.
At all stages (safely) make the car a fun place – feed your dog in your car and/or play with your dog in the car. If you utilize a car safety harness (we always recommend a crash-rated safety harness) use this harness in every step. If you have a kennel in your car instead, weather permitting, you can let your dog sleep in the car. The goal is for a happy, calm, and comfortable dog at each step.
Tameesha VanEtten - Owner / Lead Trainer Of Valorzen
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