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

Is Your Dog a Jumping Bean?

Is Your Dog a Jumping Bean?

There are so many doggie ‘misdeeds’ that are unintentionally taught by people. Of these, one of the most commonly complained about is jumping up on people to say hello. There is a wide variety of dog jumping styles; the least egregious is the little dog who trots over and delicately places his or her front paws on someone to say hello (unless the person is wearing stockings which may be ripped). Then there is the bounder and bouncer. This dog comes bounding up to you and bounces about in between paw jabs. The jumper and grabber is the one that seems to cause the most angst for pet parents. This dog jumps up and uses his or her front paws to grab your leg or waist as if to say “I’ve got you and I’m not letting go until you give me a nice scratch behind the ear.” Friends and.

A 9-Year-Old Teaches Kids About Animals

A 9-Year-Old Teaches Kids About Animals

A big woof of welcome to Michele C. Hollow, blogger at as our guest blogger. To follow is her wonderful story about one child who is doing so much to teach other kids to respect and care for animals. While most kids are indoors playing video games, 9-year old Enzo Monfre can be found outdoors observing bugs, hedgehogs, and other critters that are native to his Texas backyard. It’s not that Enzo doesn’t like video games; on the contrary, he enjoys them. He just prefers to be among nature. “Animals are really cool, and some are weird in a cool way,” he explains. A few of his favorites are insects, snakes—such as pythons, constrictors, and anacondas and hedgehogs. Enzo prefers playing with his pet hedgehog over the game. According to his dad, Pete, “Enzo has been, some say, obsessed with science ever since he was three.” Exotic Animals He grew.

Make Training Your Dog a Family Affair

Family Dog Training

Lydia M. of Akron, Ohio, was understandably upset when she contacted me for help. Her family had been begging her for years to let them get a dog, but she resisted because she didn’t think her husband or three children (ages 7 to 13) would help care for it. Lydia finally gave in, and they adopted Roscoe, a 6-month-old Siberian Husky mix. After the first week, not only was Lydia the one feeding, walking, and cleaning up after Roscoe, but she was often the only one who played with him. Her family’s lack of participation in Roscoe’s care made Marin feel overwhelmed, but it also meant that she was the only person bonding with Roscoe. “I knew from the start that my husband and I would be the main caregivers, but I wanted my children to participate in some way if only so they would learn to enjoy spending time.

Teach Your Dog to Fetch

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The game of fetch is a well-deserved favorite which has many added side benefits aside from being fun for you and your dog. Playing fetch is a way: -To exercise your dog. -To get him focused on toys, which means he will be less inclined to chew on inappropriate objects. -To continue to improve manners and obedience (by asking your dog to sit, down or hand target prior to tossing the toy and to call him back to you when he picks it up). -To bond with your. -To get him outside for social exposure and enrichment. While some dogs are certainly more inclined to have a natural affinity for this game (hello Labrador Retrievers!), almost all dogs need guidance to learn the ground rules of the game of fetch. Otherwise, a pup might start off running to fetch a toy, but then decide to run off with it and.