Susie’s Tips for Spring !
Spring dangers right in your garage-ant killer granules smell sweet to some dogs and they can smell them through the containers. Be aware and store appropriately.
- Check with your vet. Senior dogs, dogs with arthritis, dogs with short fur and puppies can be especially sensitive to the cold weather. Ask your vet whether it’s better to keep your dog indoors and restrict his outdoor activity to short walks. If your vet thinks a trip to the park is okay, ask her what cold-weather precautions she recommends.
- Bundle up. Dress your dog in a warm coat or sweater with a high collar or turtleneck; it should cover her back from the base of her tail and also protect her belly. Dog booties can protect paws from ice and salt – get your dog used to them indoors first.
- Know the signs of frostbite and hypothermia. The risk of these conditions is especially high when the temperature dips below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Frostbite typically affects poorly insulated body parts such as the tips of the ears and is evidenced by skin that is pale or red, swollen and painful or numb. Signs of hypothermia include slow pulse, shallow breathing, disorientation, collapse and unconsciousness. If you think your dog has either, call your vet immediately!
- Stick to fenced dog parks. More dogs are lost during the winter than any other season, possibly because dogs can lose your scent in snow or ice and become lost if they can’t see you. (Read our article: “Cold Weather Tips.”)
- Avoid salt. Stick to dry or snow-covered areas where road salt has not been used to melt ice. Not only can it hurt your dog’s paws, many varieties contain harmful chemicals that can cause stomach upset and even death if ingested when your dog licks his paws.
- Trim your dog’s paws. If your dog has furry feet, ask your groomer to “scoop” the pads – trim the hair that grows between your dog’s toes and under his feet – during the winter to prevent ice buildup between the paw pads. (Read our article: “Caring for Your Pup’s Paws in the Winter.”)
- Play fetch with toys, not sticks. Sticks – so plentiful in winter – can cause choking and severe injuries. (Read the Daily Mail article: “How throwing Fido a stick could kill him.”) So if your dog likes to chew and chase, pack a Frisbee, tennis ball or other toy.
- Watch out for bad play. Check out our video, “Dog Parks and Good Play vs. Bad Play,” to learn the signs that play has turned aggressive. Trust your instincts and leave if play is too rough. (Read our blog post: “Protect your dog from dog park bullies.“)
- Wipe your dog off as you get home. Balls of ice can form between your dog’s toes, and antifreeze, salt and other chemicals can stick to his paws and upset his stomach – or worse – when he licks them. Thoroughly wipe down your dog’s belly, legs and feet as soon you come home – and while you’re at it, check for issues such as dry and cracked paw pads.
Dog Dock Diving
We are excited to introduce the new dog sport called “Dock Diving.” I am sure you have seen some events in the media or on the extreme dog sports channels. Do you have an athletic dog? Do you even know if your dog is athletic? Dogs that do not enjoy agility may love swimming or dock diving. If you already have a dock diving dog, then you have a great new place to practice! Participating in this ever-increasingly popular dog sport is rewarding for both you and your dog. The excitement at these events is contagious! These competitions build true camaraderie amongst dog lovers and can expand your circle of friends while providing great exercise and socialization for your furry best friend!!
Pool/Deck Party Rental
Perfect for Canine Birthday Parties, Foster Groups, Meet Up Groups, Family Reunions, Etc.
Pool Official Opening
Call us at (770) 754 9178 to learn about all of the unique aquatic activities you and your pup would be able to enjoy this season.
-Susie Aga, owner and leader of the pack!
Teach your dog a long sit, long down and or a place command so you can take your dog to festivals and dog related events safely.
Dog Tricks: Target Exercise
Teach your dogs a stellar “leave it” command. This command is crucial for the safety of your dog.
Price Changes March 1, 2016
Splash N Play
the Atlanta Dog Trainer way”!!
April 30th 1-4pm
Aqua Temperament Testing
- Monday- Friday (for younger rowdier dogs) 7am-1pm or 5pm-8pm appointments necessary
- Saturday and Sunday 12pm-8pm appointments necessary
- Canine “ALL Swim” limited to 8 dogs: Per 30mins $29 full hours swim are $49
- Second family dog $12 per 30 min./ $20 per hour
- Partners and Family “Splash and Play” sessions 6-8 dogs call for appointments
- For dogs who have been companion swim tested and approved to swim with guests
- Per 30mins $29 full hours swim are $49
- Second family dog $12 per 30 min./ $20 per hour
- Diminished Muscular Tension
- Increased Range of Motion
- Reduction of Pain
- Augmented Peripheral Circulation
- Normalization of Muscle Tone
- Reduced Stress and Anxiety
- Increased Body Awareness
- Release of Emotional Stress
Atlanta Dog Trainer,LLC
12900 Freemanville Rd
Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
Training (770) 754 9178
“The Farm” dog daycare and boarding (770) 714-9877