A week ago I had to say goodbye to Denver, my Labrador Retriever. He was a special dog to me and my family. He and I had an amazing bond, forged over the nearly 13 years I had him. Some dogs are just like that. If you’re reading my blog, you probably already know these things and know exactly what it means to have a “heart dog.” In trying to work through my own grief over losing him, I thought it would help to write about some of the things I’m grateful for during Denver’s last days.
I have been big proponents of FitPaws equipment and have also recommended The Klimb platform from Blue-9 Products. These are both great products to add some fun games and activities to your dog’s life. These are both great products that can help you promote your training services and/or add as upsell services to your training clients. Regardless of how you use them, I am a huge fan.
I recently attended BlogPaws in Phoenix and while the weather was H.O.T., I discovered a super COOL resource for pet owners – whiskerDocs! The pet experts at whiskerDocs know that weird things can, and do, happen to our pets at all hours of the day, and those experiences can leave pet owners shaken and shaking their heads. Need a 2nd opinion? Wondering if the mushroom your dog ate is poisonous? Looking for REAL answers to ease your mind? Look no further because whiskerDocs has the expertise, patience, understanding, and desire to help with this and so much more.
If you’ve spent any time around me you have heard me say something to the effect of, “Arousal and aggression are linked.” It seems to be a mantra that is one of my soap box issues and I say it at least once every time I give a seminar.
- It’s the reason I don’t want to roughhouse with dogs too much.
- It’s the reason I don’t want play at the dog park to go uninterrupted for too long.
- It’s the reason I stress that daycare staff need to supervise the dogs.
- It’s one thing I want everyone who deals with dogs to understand.
Arousal and aggression are linked! But what does it really mean?