Four Paws Fusion Yoga

Four Paws Fusion Yoga

Title: Four Paws Fusion YogaLocation: Animal Haven 403-407 Broome Street Description: Strength, Conditioning & Proprioception Disciplines For Canines core strengthening body awareness injury prevention mental stability (for the prevention and treatment of anxiety, etc) post surgery rehabilitation active recovery increased flexibility overall body maintenance confidence building improved performance impulse control increased focus much, much more Four Paw Fusion Yoga® is a dog specific yoga technique developed by Chris Ott and Frankie Joiris as a means of helping pet parents enrich the condition of their dog’s body and mind. Designed to easily guide dog/handler teams through specific canine yoga positions, targeting muscle groups most susceptible to strain and injury. This program is perfect for all dogs regardless of size that are 6 months and older. Developed in conjunction with world leaders in canine rehabilitation, muscle strengthening and core development, the Four Paw Fusion Yoga® Program blends customized canine yoga positions, olfactory.

FOUR PAW FUSION YOGA® SEMINARS

FOUR PAW FUSION YOGA® SEMINARS

Title: FOUR PAW FUSION YOGA® SEMINARS Location: Animal Haven 403-407 Broome StreetDescription: Strength, Conditioning & Proprioception Disciplines For Canines core strengthening body awareness injury prevention mental stability (for the prevention and treatment of anxiety, etc) post surgery rehabilitation active recovery increased flexibility overall body maintenance confidence building improved performance impulse control increased focus much, much more Four Paw Fusion Yoga® is a dog specific yoga technique developed by Chris Ott and Frankie Joiris as a means of helping pet parents enrich the condition of their dog’s body and mind. Designed to easily guide dog/handler teams through specific canine yoga positions, targeting muscle groups most susceptible to strain and injury. This program is perfect for all dogs regardless of size that are 6 months and older. Developed in conjunction with world leaders in canine rehabilitation, muscle strengthening and core development, the Four Paw Fusion Yoga® Program blends customized canine yoga positions,.

SHERLOCK NOSE® SEMINAR (second session of two session course)

SHERLOCK NOSE® SEMINAR (second session of two session course)

Title: SHERLOCK NOSE® SEMINAR (second session of two session course)Location: Animal Haven 251 Centre Street Description: Have you marveled at the amazing abilities of bomb and drug detection dogs? Have you ever wondered whether your dog could do anything like that? Harness the power of your dog’s nose! A dog’s natural desire to sniff, hunt and search has now been organized into a sport that is taking the dog world by storm. Our 2-session class will help develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities as he learns to seek out hidden scents. Dogs learn through fun and games that you will both enjoy. It’s a fantastic way to have fun with your dog, build your dog’s self-esteem and confidence as well as burn lots of physical and mental energy! For dogs and puppies of any age. This is a 2-session class that meets on Sunday, April 7th and 21st (you get.

SHERLOCK NOSE® SEMINAR (first session of two session course)

SHERLOCK NOSE® SEMINAR (first session of two session course)

Title: SHERLOCK NOSE® SEMINAR (first session of two session course)Location: Animal Haven 251 Centre StreetDescription: SHERLOCK NOSE® SEMINAR Have you marveled at the amazing abilities of bomb and drug detection dogs? Have you ever wondered whether your dog could do anything like that? Harness the power of your dog’s nose! A dog’s natural desire to sniff, hunt and search has now been organized into a sport that is taking the dog world by storm. Our 2-session class will help develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities as he learns to seek out hidden scents. Dogs learn through fun and games that you will both enjoy. It’s a fantastic way to have fun with your dog, build your dog’s self-esteem and confidence as well as burn lots of physical and mental energy! For dogs and puppies of any age. This is a 2-session class that meets on Sunday, April 7th and 21st.

Canine Fitness for Energetic Urban Dogs

Canine Fitness for Energetic Urban Dogs

Title: Canine Fitness for Energetic Urban DogsLocation: Animal Haven 251 Centre StreetDescription: Does your dog have a seemingly endless supply of energy? Would you like to explore ways of burning both physical and mental canine energy in fun, safe ways that can be incorporated into everyday life? If so, this class is for you and your dog! Elements of agility, tricks, and obedience training will be incorporated, including: Jumping (through hoops, poles, your leg, your arms, grids) Targeting and distance work Weaving (poles, between objects, between your legs) Sprinting (to come to you, to retrieve a toy) Tug and release Heel work (at a walk and jog) Core-building and balance work on discs. This is a 6 Week Course that begins Thursday, April 4th at 8:15pm at Animal Haven (403-407 Broome Street). The course fee is $350 (returning class clients receive a $25 discount)Date: 2013-04-04Start Time: 8:15pmEnd Time: 9:15pm

Canine Fitness for Energetic Urban Dogs

Canine Fitness for Energetic Urban Dogs

Title: Canine Fitness for Energetic Urban DogsLocation: Animal Haven 251 Centre StreetDescription: Does your dog have a seemingly endless supply of energy? Would you like to explore ways of burning both physical and mental canine energy in fun, safe ways that can be incorporated into everyday life? If so, this class is for you and your dog! Elements of agility, tricks, and obedience training will be incorporated, including: Jumping (through hoops, poles, your leg, your arms, grids) Targeting and distance work Weaving (poles, between objects, between your legs) Sprinting (to come to you, to retrieve a toy) Tug and release Heel work (at a walk and jog) Core-building and balance work on discs. This is a 6 Week Course that begins Thursday, April 4th at 8:15pm at Animal Haven (403-407 Broome Street). The course fee is $350 (returning class clients receive a $25 discount)Date: 2013-04-04Start Time: 8:15pmEnd Time: 9:15pm

Overcoming a Fear of Dogs

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So many of us consider dogs to be one of our best friends we could hope for. They bring endless joy and fun into our lives in so many ways. Moments of exuberant play are balanced with the calm of your dog resting his or her head on your lap, assuring you that there is no place your dog would rather be than with you. No wonder thirty-nine percent of U.S. households share their lives with at least one dog and there are approximately 77.5 million canine companions in the United States, according to the 2009-2010 American Pet Products Association National Pet Owner Survey. Yet, for as grateful as so many of us are for the mutually rewarding relationship we have with our dogs, there are many who suffer from an extreme fear of dogs, which is called cynophobia and is often caused by a traumatic encounter with a dog.

Dog and Cat Obesity: As Seen on The Today Show

Dog and Cat Obesity: As Seen on The Today Show

American men and women are experiencing an obesity problem and their dogs and cats are, unfortunately, following their lead. According to the AVMA approximately 25% of pets are overweight. This is due to three main problems. Firstly, people tend to be less active, spending more and more time in front of the TV and their computers which means their companions have far fewer opportunities to be active. Since so many people tend to work long hours leaving their pets at home alone one of the ways people alleviate their guilt is by indulging their pets with too much food. Also, animal lovers seem to have misconceptions about what is a healthy physique for their pets. Some breeds are particularly prone to obesity. These include Labrador Retrievers, Beagles, Pugs, Cocker Spaniels, Shih Tzus and Dachshunds. Unfortunately, some of these breeds are already susceptible to serious health problems such as hip displaysia,.

Puppy Parenting Frustrations

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In the almost 18 years I have been training dogs professionally, I have seen a dramatic increase in the percentage of people who contact a training school who have a puppy (or better yet, prior to getting their pup) to focus primarily on preventative training as opposed to those with an adolescent or adult dog with potentially deeply ingrained behavior issues. This is a very good thing and due in great part to the efforts of people like Dr. Ian Dunbar and Dr. R.K. Anderson who have focused much effort on helping people understand the importance of early, preventative teaching to best ensure a long and happy life for a dog in one loving home (as opposed to a dog being surrendered to a shelter due to easily preventable behavior issues). Raising a puppy can be a truly wonderful experience filled with all the fun one could expect from a.

The Honeymoon Period with a Your New Dog

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We have all heard the term ‘The Honeymoon Period’ used to describe the first, deliriously happy months of a relationship. Everyone is on their best behavior and feeling giddy and optimistic about the future. Unfortunately, this time of what seems to be limitless joy usually comes to an end. A similar, albeit usually much shorter, honeymoon period is often experienced by new pet parents. Although, unlike people in a new relationship, I don’t think the dog or puppy is on it’s best behavior with the understanding that they are about to start a new, hopefully long term relationship. Instead, many dogs are in a state of severe adjustment to what is a whole new world. A new environment, sights, sounds, people and possibly other animals can result in a dog sort of shutting down a bit (or a lot!) as they absorb all of this new information and try to.