When I give my dogs treats I ask them if
they want a cookie.
Teaching my dogs to take food from my hand they learn to be
gentle. Mickee can take a treat from my hand at full speed and not
touch my hand. King is very soft for his big size. Each morning King gets his pieces of banana
and mom has to give it to him. He just turns his head if mom doesn't give the
banana to him. Won't have anything to do with to ripe. Charlie can take it soft too. But sometimes he forgets so he
needs to be remind to take his treat soft. I take my hand away until he takes
his treat soft too.
Here I'm trying to trim Kings nails. But Charlie
wants his done again. Charlie loves Cookies!
How to Dremel Dog Nails
I and many others have found Dremeling dog nails to be a great
alternative to clipping them. It is not surprising that many
dogs react badly to nail clipping. Even if you do not cut
painfully into the quick, the motion of clipping still pinches
the nerve, which can be uncomfortable and even frightening for
any dog. Dremeling is a great way to maintain healthy nails, and
to lessen stress for everyone involved. You don't have to be a
professional to do a good job, but there are some important
steps involved in Dremeling nails. If done correctly, your dog
will be much safer and more comfortable. I Dremel nails
once a week. If you are just discovering Dremeling and your dog
has long nails, you can Dremel more often (every 4 days) until
the quick retreats to a healthier length.
Put your Dremel on a low
speed. Hold up one paw, select a nail, and push any stray fur
away from it. While supporting the nail between your fingers,
touch the sander against the nail, and then retreat. Never leave
the sander touching a single spot on a nail for more than a
second. The goal is to smooth little sections off, while never
putting enough friction on the nail to create any heat. That is
why using a Dremel that has variable speeds is very handy for
safety, because the slower the speed, the longer it takes to
build friction, and the more control you have. You do not want
to warm up the nail, or worse yet, burn it. As long as you never
put pressure, smooth the sander along the nail, and never remain
in one spot more than a second or two, you will do just fine.
The best way to Dremel nails is to focus on one paw at a time,
rotating between all of its toes.
Variable Speed Dremel (NOT
single speed). Cordless ones are heavier but less disruptive
to the dog, corded ones don't require charging and are
lighter. Sanding Drums: 1/2” diameter, Fine 120 Grit, Dremel
When I'm out training I run into other people training their dogs. I like to ask
them what kind of treats they give their dogs for training. When I'm online I
ask authors what treats they use.
they are cooking they add more to what they are cooking for training their dogs.
They cook the extra a little longer so it dries out a bit. They keep a large jar
in the fridge. On their way to training they put the jar in their training bag.
Some like to cook up a batch then toss them into a freezer bag and leave in
freezer. On agility day take out whatever's needed, the treats are only partly
thawed by class time but the dogs love them regardless.
Cooking a batch for freezing in Tupperware to throw in the
When cooking I like to put pieces of food aside for training in the kitchen or
front room. Down, sit, fronts, around to my side. Stand up on their hind
legs to straighten their legs too. Down, sit up (pushups) or an exercise from
Rally Obedience Sign # 114
hear people say they only feed their dogs dog food. They won't feed people food
to their dogs.
I picked this up when I started traveling
with friends to dog show. Dry dog food was
making my dogs fat. I put less dog food then warm water. Stir until it
makes a gravy. Warm water works best. If water is added to dry dog food it swells up double it's size. I've
never liked putting dog food on the floor for free eating. I feed twice a day. Watching how my dogs body looks then I feed
accordingly. Takes about 10 minuets to feed and clean up and get ready for the
next feeding. The old wise tale about long legs is true. King has the same size
body as his brother Charlie but because his legs are longer I feed him a little
more. but I have to be careful if I give King 2 cups to the top of the brim of
the measuring cup he gains weight. If I give him 2 cups to the 2 cup line on the
measuring cup his weight is just right.
I give other items that won't add weight too. Veggies, Cottage cheese,
piece apples, string cheese.. Charlie love tomatoes from the garden.
Cherry tomatoes are best for just popping in the mouth. Giving my dogs variety in
their food. It all comes out better in the end. Warning:
Side effects include healthy, happy dogs, unexpected pooch smooches, and
excessive tail wagging.
Dog food sticks to the back teeth which causes bad
breath. Dogs need something to
chew, green are my favorite, doesn't chip teeth.
Green ones are better for bad breath too.
Just because a dog is an aggressive eater doesn't mean their teeth
are also EnzymatiqueVanilla/Mint Toothpaste
it on the dogs teeth to soften the
plaque. Then brush their teeth the next day. OR
Just can't stop bad breath.
Clean Dogs Teeth(
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup water
Put coz on finger clean dogs teeth
My dogs are performance dogs so I like to keep the extra weight off. Extra weight over the jumps
is hard on their body’s.
Cooking for Your DogUnderstanding the type
of dietary fuel used by muscles being asked to perform at certain events is
just one consideration. What type of fat is best, what to feed and when to
feed it are some of the things that can turn a performance dog into a
Charlie and King looking for bacon / Charlie, Mickee, King love
King and Charlie waiting for Eggs! Charlie loves
I've never had a sillier dog than Charlie.
He goes by his own rules. Charlie off. Who me?
Look how cool King is sleeping through treat handouts. Just like
Kings dad he knows he will not go without.