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Good Dog Pet Care

 We Love Pets, Just Like You...

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful…

 

 

Recently I have had several training clients ask me “what do I do to exercise my dog in inclement weather?” If it’s raining we(both the dog & I) don our raingear grab an umbrella and go! Don’t let the weather dictate whether or not your dog gets a much needed walk.

 

My dog doesn’t initially like to go out in the rain or cold but she still needs the exercise and once we are out there she is fine. And besides who is in charge here, you or your dog?

 

Winter Exercise Guidelines…

Go Green for Your Pets

Are you one of those interested in leaving a smaller carbon footprint?

 

Do you recycle? Use cloth towels instead of paper towels? Turn off lights when you leave the room? Keep the thermostat turned down? If you have pets then this is a great read on how to “Go Green” with your pets…

We can help bring peace to your home.

At Good Dog! Coaching , we coach you on how to communicate with and train your dog.

Good Dog! Coaching is a proud member of

APDT – Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

 

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Pet Dental Health

February was National Pet Dental Health Month! Dr. Sheldon Rubin gives easy, step-by-step instructions on how to teach a dog or cat to accept a daily tooth brushing. He also describes healthy treats, and explains the true risks of periodontal disease in pets. Watch this short video on how to keep your dog or cats teeth pearly white and their gums healthy…

Awarded Best of Gwinnett 2011 & 2012!

We Love Pets, Just Like You... Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care is Gwinnett’s most trusted provider for professional pet sitting, dog walking and professional dog training services.

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Tired of Scooping & Picking up?

Tired of Scooping Cat Litter?  I recently learned about a product through one of my clients that I found very interesting. It’s called Cat Genie. It’s an automated device that acts like a cat box, cleans like an appliance and flushes like a toilet. Never touch litter or poop again! Now it’s not cheap but over the life of just one cat it would pay for itself over and over again. Check it out…Tired of Picking Up Dog Poop? Here is a company who is in the business of cleaning up your dog’s business, seriously! Not only do they clean it up for a nominal fee but they can disinfect your lawn as well. Go to this link for more...

Spring break is just around the corner

 

 

Spring break is just around the corner, are you planning a vacation? Make sure your pet has just as much (or more) fun as you while you are away.

 

Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. That means we are serious about giving your pet the best care possible while you are away for business or pleasure. We are professional, affordable, and caring. We provide stimulating activities for your pet that are designed to provide mental excitement, tons of exercise and of course lots of fun! Your pet will look forward to seeing us and you will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your pet is being loved. Call us for a FREE Consultation today! 404-422-9832 

Thinking of Adopting a Reptile?

I have several clients who have reptiles and they require much different care than our usual furry clients. I once owned a turtle as a child and have always been intrigued by reptiles. They make great pets for kids and while they don’t require as much care as say daily walks with a dog, they do require unique types of care and you should do your research before bringing your child to the pet store to pick something out.

Do you walk your dog or does your dog walk you?

Now many of you would say “my dog definitely walks me!” But is that a good thing? In a word, NO! Why you ask? Many reasons…You’d like to keep your shoulder in its socket, you don’t like your hands being sore, and you definitely don’t want road rash! But seriously many times when a dog is walking out in front of you pulling, excited and especially if it has tendencies to be anxious, nervous or fearful, this can be a recipe for disaster. When a dog is in the lead it can think it is the leader! What does a leader of a pack do? They are on guard, watching for danger at every turn and in their mind they must protect the pack. Most dogs are happiest as a follower with you being the leader. This allows them to relax, enjoy the walk and just be a dog. No worries, no barking madly at strangers or strange dogs. No pulling, charging or drooling, just walking along getting their heart rate up, releasing the feel good chemicals into their bodies which by the way causes relaxation. Ahhhhhhh, can you feel it?There are many reasons why a dog pulls its owner while on leash but mainly it is because they have never been taught not to. Dogs are not born knowing how to walk on a leash they must be taught, preferably from a young age. Don’t worry if you’ve rescued an adult dog because it is never too late, it may take longer but patience, practice and consistency are your friend.Now for the big question, standard issue leash or retractable? If you ask me? Standard issue. Preferably 4 feet long, medium width. It gives you the most control and it is not too much to hold in one hand. So you can use the other hand for say, talking on the phone, holding your honey’s hand or for walking your other dog! Sweeet!
Bear with me while I rant about retractable leashes…These things are dangerous! I’ve seen people with burns on their legs, arms and hands from those things. I’ve seen people walking their dogs that couldn’t put the brakes on those things fast enough to keep their dog from charging & biting other people’s dogs. And they give all the control to the dog! The dog is going wherever it wants, zigging and zagging, in front, to the side and in back of you, making all the decisions and guess who he thinks is the leader? You guessed it, him! Your dog can be taught to walk quietly beside you on a loose leash.
So if you have problems walking your dog, Check your leash, check your leadership and teach him to walk calmly beside you. If your dog is out of control call a trained professional to help you. Don’t be embarrassed this is a common behavior and you can be coached on how to better communicate with your dog so that he responds to you. You’ll be happier and your dog will be happier too. But hey if you are trying to build your upper body strength keep on keepin on!

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In this issue:

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful…

Go Green for Your Pets

We can help bring peace to your home.

Pet Dental Health

Awarded Best of Gwinnett 2011 & 2012!

Tired of Scooping & Picking up?

Spring break is just around the corner

Thinking of Adopting a Reptile?

Do you walk your dog or does your dog walk you?

Call for a Free consultation 404-422-9832

In Your Community

Lilburn Rabies Clinic

We'd Like It A Lot!

Pet Pictures...

Pet Picture of the Month

Petfinder

Local News by Local Folks

Need Professional Help?

Is Your Bird Overweight?

In Your Community

Lilburn

Rabies Clinic

 


SafetySmart Lilburn is sponsoring its second Lilburn Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 6th from 9 AM to Noon.

Dr. Star Gregory of Zutilla Animal Housecalls will be administering the vaccine.  The cost of a shot is $10.00(no other fees apply/cash only) for either a cat or dog. 

 

For more info click here

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Pet Pictures...

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picture of your pet.

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Pet Picture

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Meet Katie

Katie is a wonderful Rhodesian Ridgeback who loves to run and play. Originally when she started boarding with us her dad informed us that she was afraid to go up or down stairs. After a couple days with Good Dog! Pet Care Katie was happily going up & down the stairs!

 

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Petfinder

Petfinder is an Animal Rescue website. 

 

 

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Local News by Local Folks

The Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch

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Need Professional Help?

Terie Hansen Good Dog! Coaching & Pet CareNeed Professional Help? At Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care we teach you how to “speak dog”! Have the dog you always dreamed of. In my mind a dog should bring you joy not stress. Let us teach you how to better communicate with your dog the positive behaviors and good manners you want from him. If you give your dog what they need, they will give you what you want. Call us for a FREE Consultation at

404-422-9832 and soon you’ll be saying “Good Dog!”.

Is Your Bird Overweight?

Is Your Bird Overweight?Overweight birds are more common than you may think. Many domestic birds are under exercised and over fed and unfortunately, the health effects of excess fat can be quite serious. Read more…

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