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ALL THINGS DOG IN NORTHEAST OHIO CLEDOG NET E FRE No 2 MAY 2017
ALL THINGS DOG IN NORTHEAST OHIO  CLEDOG.NET  E FRE  No. 2     MAY 2017
dogs of the cle submit your photos mark cledog net City Dog Cleveland volunteer Andrew Sperli RIP and Ronin Cooper enjoys his daily work as a hospital therapy dog Dino gets caught up on all things dog Brutus of Cleveland making his own rules Java the Rottweiler patrolling left field Brinks is ready for spring Cammie and Hallie of North Royalton Mac Daddy sporting his Tribe gear Floki at Lake Isaac Waterfowl Sanctuary Mojito Rose and her cousin Tanqueray Pepper of Sheffield Lake Stella s in playoff mode Bubba and Charlie just chillin Staffordshire Terrier Holly of Cleveland
dogs of the cle submit your photos  mark cledog.net  City Dog Cleveland volunteer Andrew Sperli  RIP  and Ronin  Cooper en...
M A Y Hard to believe our inaugural issue has come and gone and we are now into May We so appreciate the outpouring of support and positive feedback we have received So how do we top April With peanut butter of course We sat down with CLE s own pet photographer Greg Murray to talk about his new book Peanut Butter Dogs and his advocacy work to abolish BSL We also took a ride on the wild side for some extreme dog sports with all things joring And with warmer weather comes dogs on the loose so we shared some tips about what to do if you find a lost dog On a more serious note we have an almost firsthand account of a pooch who recently developed diabetes All this along with the usual suspects Ask the Trainer Pick of the Pack Dog in the City From the Cage to the Couch and of course Dogs of the CLE Did your pooch s pic get picked As long as you keep reading we will continue to educate entertain and inform you the best dog owners in Northeast Ohio It takes a pack On the cover Our May cover model Gibson was found in Cleveland earlier this year shot twice in the leg Officer Ed Jamison with Cleveland Animal Control Care CACC reached out to the dog division of Love A Stray rescue organization who saved this sweet boy Due to his injuries it was determined by Dr Jason Lamb of Avon Lake Animal Clinic that the leg could not be saved Gibson has been receiving water laser and balance therapy at Up Running Canine Rehabilitation and is enjoying life as a tri pawd He is currently looking for his furever home Visit www loveastraydog com to find out more about Gibson inside Welcome back to CLE DOG 2 0 1 7 4 ASK THE TRAINER 6 DOG IN THE CITY 9 PICK OF THE PACK 7 10 12 14 15 17 18 19 FROM THE CAGE TO THE COUCH MEET GREG MURRAY THEY CALL IT JORING SO YOU FOUND A STRAY DOG MICROCHIPPING PACK WALKING DIABETES IN DOGS MAY EVENTS Publishers Karen Uthe Semancik Mark Brabant Production Assistant Barb Stockhausen Webmaster Karolina Shook Columnists Jennifer Baker Pick of the Pack John Bergenstein Ask the Trainer Amanda Roush Dog in the City Contributing Writers Susan Spisak Ann McDonald Eileen McShea Cover Photo Greg Murray CLE DOG magazine is published monthly by GoFetch Media LLC P O Box 40172 Bay Village OH 44140 Copyright 2017 GoFetch Media LLC All rights are reserved No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior written permission Unsolicited articles are invited but the Publishers reserve the right to edit any and all materials All materials submitted to CLE DOG are considered to be CLE DOG property and unconditionally assigned to CLE DOG for publication and copyright purposes ADVERTISING INFORMATION Karen Uthe Semancik Karen cledog net 216 598 6361 PHOTO SUBMISSIONS Mark Brabant Mark cledog net 440 785 4136
M A Y  Hard to believe our inaugural issue has come and gone, and we are now into May. We so appreciate the outpouring of ...
BEHAVIOR BY JOHN BERGENSTEIN Q Is it mean to put my dog in a crate A This is one of the questions I get asked most frequently The answer is always the same no it s not mean To humans being confined in a small space is not pleasant But we have to remember that no matter how much we love our dogs they are not humans and they do not think the same way we do True there are some dogs that have containment phobia to one degree or another but that s an extremely small percentage of dogs The vast majority will learn to accept a crate as their den if it s introduced immediately when the dog comes into the home the owners are persistent it becomes part of the daily routine and it s not used as a punishment becoming overly excited such as jumping on people mouthing play biting etc Many dog owners struggle with housebreaking their dogs A crate is an essential tool to overcome this issue whether it s a new puppy or you ve adopted a dog that isn t housebroken A dog s instinct is not to soil the space he sleeps in You can use this instinct to help with training him to do his business outside by limiting his space when you can t actively observe him If you give him freedom to roam the house I guarantee there will be some surprises waiting for you And some you may not find until it s time for new carpeting Crate training can also make many life situations less stressful for your dog It can be a safe place to go when work is being done in your home or a familiar spot when you re traveling with your dog An overnight stay at your vet s office or boarding while you re away will also be less stressful if your dog is used to being crated Crating your dog at times when you are home will also teach him that it s okay for you to be away from him helping to avoid separation anxiety Adding a new dog to your pack Rotating dogs in and out of crates is a very safe and effective way to give dogs time to safely get used to each other in the home So don t feel guilty Do yourself and your dog a favor crate train them Using a crate as part of your everyday training can also teach your dog that you want him to have a calm state of mind So our ritual becomes We are going to train exercise play and then you are going into your crate to be calm and rest And when it s time to come out I want you to sit and wait until I invite you out and then I want you to come out calmly Practicing this can help with issues caused by your dog 4 Numerous clients All things DOG in Northeast Ohio The human home can be a minefield of trouble for a dog This is especially true if you re dealing with a new puppy or a dog of any age that is new to the home Dogs can do thousands of dollars of damage in a very short amount of time They can also get into things that could be harmful to them or even be fatal Crate training will give your dog a safe place to stay when you aren t home or able to supervise him John Bergenstein is a certified pet dog trainer and the owner of Columbia Dog Training in Hinckley He is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and an approved AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator He is the owner of five dogs Murphy Jack Zoey Pandy and Huller all adopted from local rescues
BEHAVIOR  BY JOHN BERGENSTEIN  Q.    Is it mean to put my dog in a crate     A.  This is one of the questions I get asked ...
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May 2017   CLEDOG.net  5
AROUND TOWN P ho BY AMANDA ROUSH BELLA from Dog Life in CLE to Gr eg Mu May is a great month for dog moms The weather is starting to get warmer in Cleveland You can take your dog out for longer walks at the park out to dinner at patios as weather permits and more outdoor events are starting to appear around the city Mother s Day is quickly arriving and it s not only for moms who have human children As a single millennial dog mom I pride myself on working hard so my dog can have a better life It also helps that Cleveland is becoming quite a dog friendly city and Bella can come to many places and events with me Come celebrate being a proud dog mom at Dog Life in CLE s Dog Mother s Day Event on May 6 from 2 4 p m at Rising Star Coffee in Lakewood rr a y Here are this month s Dog in the City dog friendly places and events 2 3 1 4 5 6 7 6 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio 1 Store Apple Store Crocker Park ETON Chagrin Blvd Shopping Center 2 Dog Park Lakewood Dog Park Lakewood 3 Brewery Platform Beer Co Ohio City 4 Metropark Brecksville Reservation Brecksville 5 Coffee Shop Pour Cleveland Downtown 6 Events North Union Farmers Market Saturdays at Shaker Square Crocker Park Other locations start in June Visit northunionfarmersmarket org for more details 7 Bar Bourbon Street Barrel Room Tremont To stay up to date on dogfriendly places and events in the CLE scan the QR code
AROUND TOWN  P ho  BY AMANDA ROUSH   BELLA from Dog Life in CLE  to   Gr eg  Mu  May is a great month for dog moms. The we...
From the Cage C uch to the Pug mix Bella was found as a stray She wasn t eating or drinking and could hardly walk The family that found her reached out to Love A Stray dog rescue because they couldn t afford her vet care Avon Lake Animal Clinic performed a complicated emergency surgery to save her young life three incisions in her intestinal tract and a fourth in her stomach to relieve the GI obstruction a dishtowel Two days later she was on the road to recovery Bella went from 18 25 pounds and now enjoys the good life with her family in Avon Lake Her favorite activities are walks in the park and sitting on the couch watching Animal Planet PetPeople is proud to sponsor From the Cage to the Couch As your neighborhood store for pets we are deeply committed to supporting local nonprofit animal related charities Come bring your rescued pets into one of our eight Northeast Ohio stores for natural wholesome and nutritious foods and treats to help them thrive in their new life www PetPeopleStores com Partners With Paws of Lorain County Inc raises funds for pets in need like Bella Saving homeless pets four paws at a time PartnersWithPawsOfLorainCountyInc www PartnersWithPawsLC com May 2017 CLEDOG net 7
From the  Cage C uch to the  Pug mix, Bella, was found as a stray. She wasn   t eating or drinking, and could hardly walk....
8 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio
8  All things DOG in Northeast Ohio
REVIEWS BY JENNIFER BAKER MAY PRODUCTS SPRING HIKING ESSENTIALS May is usually pretty dependable for warm weather in Northeast Ohio It may not always be dry and sunny but it is warm We are very fortunate to have the Cleveland Metroparks in our area so grab the leash and head out for a walk with your dog as we have some great product picks to make your walk even better POOP BAGS Some of the parks have PAW PROTECTION A sturdy pair of walking hiking shoes is a must for you but what about your dog Many walking trails are blacktop or gravel which can be tough on your dog s paws To help protect them consider the winter favorite Musher s Secret This blend of organic oils and waxes protects your dog s paws from heat drying and cracking Applying it several times a week will help keep your dog s feet happy and healthy dispensers by walking trails but not all so bring some along Best poop bags ever Earthrated brand These measure a roomy 9 x 13 and are strong enough so you don t have to worry about fingers poking through we ve all been there These have a nice dispenser that velcros to your belt loop or dog leash No leaks they re biodegradable and come in unscented or lavender Personally if I have to walk with a bag of poop I will pick lavender scented every time BACKPACKS If your supply list sounds like a lot to carry what about BOOTS For dedicated distance hikers or if you ll be covering rough terrain hiking boots will protect your dog s feet better than anything else The Whole Dog Journal did a comprehensive review of boots for dogs and named the Muttluks brand best in show We at the Grateful Dog Bakery agree They re available with or without a lining for year round use The first few times you put them on your dog it will be comical but with patience and treats most dogs get used to them Jennifer Baker is owner of the Grateful Dog Bakery in North Ridgeville an all natural dog and cat supply store featuring an in store dog bakery She is the proud mom of five dogs and one cat To contact Jennifer email news gratefuldogbakery com or follow her GratefulDogB a backpack for your dog Let him or her do some of the work for you Abbe Moen of Elite K911 Dog Training suggested a weight limit of no more than 10 of your dog s bodyweight to start Ex a 70 pound dog would start with a 7 pound pack including the weight of the contents Make sure the weight is distributed evenly so the straps don t cause chafing Dog backpacks come in two levels A daypack is light and designed to carry small loads for short distances perfect for a walk in the Metroparks Outward Hound makes a great daypack made of water resistant nylon with a sturdy harness and reinforced stitching For serious hikers and climbers looking for a backpack for long distances and rough terrain I recommend talking to the great people at the Backpackers Shop in Sheffield Village They carry a line of outdoor gear for dogs called Ruff Wear for hikers climbers and campers that want to take their dogs with them Dash and I spent a recent morning there dogfriendly store and learned a lot May 2017 CLEDOG net 9
REVIEWS  BY JENNIFER BAKER  MAY PRODUCTS  SPRING HIKING ESSENTIALS  May is usually pretty dependable for warm weather in N...
F E AT U R E By Karen Uthe Semancik 10 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio
F E AT U R E  By Karen Uthe-Semancik  10  All things DOG in Northeast Ohio
words that come to mind when you talk to award winning photographer Greg Murray are passion peanut butter and Pit Bull Terriers The human resources manager turned photographer has made a name for himself taking pictures of dogs eating peanut butter Nutty And to think the phenomenon started as a way to make his beloved Bailey a rescued Cane Corso Mastiff mix with droopy ears and jowls look less sad when he was photographing her I d give her peanut butter to make her face look more animated when I took photos of her Bailey was my first peanut butter photo and inspiration for the book says Murray That photo of Bailey was taken in early 2013 Three years later during his slower season Murray wanted to do a series to keep himself busy so he started reaching out to friends family and clients to photograph their dogs eating peanut butter That series got picked up by news outlets around the world and the rest is history After that photo series went viral Murray decided to compile these images into a book and Peanut Butter Dogs was born And the response has been impressive The original printing of 3 000 copies sold out quickly the second printing of the book was started before the official release date and was halfway sold by April 1 and he fully expects a third printing soon Of course it doesn t hurt that Murray s work and the book have been showcased by Today People Elle Bark Post and Huffington Post Unfortunately Bailey did not get to see her dad s pet project come to fruition as she has since crossed the Rainbow Bridge But her memory lives on in Murray s work as evidenced by a poignant tribute to her on a foreword page in Peanut Butter Dogs The native Clevelander and Saint Ignatius graduate is humbled to combine his passions with his skillset and is honored that his work makes people smile Family Photo Kayla of Full Bloom Photography To be able to make people smile for a living is one of the greatest gifts I ve ever had When my photography went viral and around the world last year all I could think about was all the thousands of people in different countries smiling and laughing says Murray His own recognizable laugh however stops abruptly when the conversation turns to one of his other passions advocating for the abolishment of Breed Specific Legislation BSL This is especially important to him since the very city in which he makes his home and owns his business Lakewood does not allow the breed he loves Pit Bull Terriers But Murray is determined to change this law and that has included coordinating an email campaign to Lakewood s Mayor Mike Summers and the entire City of Lakewood Council as well as volunteering with All Breeds Lakewood a volunteer grassroots effort to end the city wide ban of specific breeds Another way Murray is educating the public about Pit Bull Terriers is through his work photo essays he is posting on his website Two recent examples include a 94 year old woman and her Pit Bull Terrier companion and a young woman with Down syndrome and her rescued Pit mix best friend The photos and words share the incredible bonds these two ladies have with their dogs So what does his family wife Kristen and dogs Leo and Kensie think about all this Although he jokes about his dogs becoming used to him coming home smelling like other 4 leggeds he turns serious when talking about his wife s support but cannot own He s currently photographing as many rescued Pit Bull Terriers and Pit mixes he can get his paws on including our May cover model Gibson Obviously I m promoting the book But more importantly I want to advocate for the Pitties and dogs like Gibson says Murray When I m older and looking back at my life I don t want to be measured by wealth or possessions I want to be measured by what I did for other people and animals That is what drives me day in and day out Peanut Butter Dogs is available at Amazon Barnes Noble and many local retailers and gift shops You can also order a signed copy on Greg s website www gmurrayphoto com Follow him on social media clegreg for updates book signings and projects in the works DOG OWNER AT A GLANCE Greg Murray dad to Leo Shepherd Whippet mix Kensie Mastiff Labrador mix Breeder or Shelter Rescue Shelter rescue Leo is from Cleveland APL and Kensie is from Friendship APL in Elyria Flexi or Web Keep flexis away from me Standard leash only Regular or Raw Regular Free Feed or Fixed Meals Fixed Your Bed or Dog Bed Both Dog Park or Metropark Metropark Kristen is my biggest champion I wouldn t be doing what I m doing without her by my side I m a very lucky person Kristen is not only my best friend and life partner she s also my business partner says Murray So what s next for the peanut butter photographer Not surprising it s a Pit Bull Terrier project showcasing the breed he loves Doggie Daycare or Daily Walk Daily walk Trainer or Homeschool Trainer Pet Sitter or Boarding Both Purebred or Mix MIx
words that come to mind when you talk to award-winning photographer Greg Murray are passion, peanut butter and Pit Bull Te...
RECREATION they call it G N I R O J By Susan Spisak US IF YOU RE ADVENTURO weather and want to share a fair g consider sport with your healthy do d or urban joring also called drylan ur wheels mushing You hop on yo ter be it a bike manual scoo nd get a skateboard or skates a rnessed and speed boost from your ha ahead and attached dog who runs e Norwegian provides the joring th g These word for pulling or drivin w Jet to join dog powered sports allo in your fun 12 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio
RECREATION  they call it  G N I R O J By Susan Spisak  US  IF YOU RE ADVENTURO  weather and want to share a fair g, consid...
Photo courtesy of Urban Mushing Dogs of Ohio Redsibe Photography For the 411 on joring I talked to Kathy Pickett co owner of Nooksack Racing Supply a worldwide provider of quality US made equipment for recreational and competitive dog powered sports lovers and mushers She said bikejoring and likely all no snow joring and dryland sports originated with sled dog enthusiasts and skijorers a winter sport blending cross country skiing and dog sledding so they could extend their season and train year round turn right and haw is turn left Straight yield and whoa are self explanatory For commands and training details pick up Ski Spot Run The Enchanting World of Skijoring and Related Dog Powered Sports A used copy is just a few bucks on Amazon For Internet searches use keywords dog joring and dry land mushing for websites and videos that detail these sports including how to incorporate multiple dogs ng Su p pl y You can always go old school While the usual suspects sled and just plain old bike with your dogs northern breeds and dog To avoid injury use the Bike natural born pullers will excel Tow Leash It s a patented design most dogs can partake provided i a c that attaches to the back wheel they weigh 35 pounds That said a kR c a P h o to N o o k s keeping your dog at a safe distance smaller dog is okay as long as he loves from the bike without a traditional leash Visit to go can stay focused and is sturdy use www biketowleash com common sense no teacups please In addition to your wheels of choice you ll need a bungee tug line with quick release clasp this connects you and your partner a helmet and kneepads Your dog will need a pulling harness with tug line clip and tough paw boots see our boots suggestion in Pick of the Pack on page 9 For more dog sport tips I also chatted with Megan Moberly of Urban Mushing Dogs of Ohio She said to start on quiet streets and skip warm humid days If you want to venture beyond your neighborhood and try a local public path or trail know that they are limited She explained that they must be dog friendly have multipurpose paths or trails and allow your equipment including tug line length Check the specific park s website for policies e R GRIN RESCUE Golden Retrievers In Need ds ib e Pho t o gr a phy For bikejoring or dog scootering get a special attachment that keeps the tug line out front and over the wheel For the skate or skateboard l l scenario add a joring trekking waist P h ot o c o owe u rte s y o f A b b y H Whether you go joring or exercise with belt with tug line clip Check online your dog another way be mindful of both of retailers like www nooksackracing com for your limitations take breaks and have plenty essentials of water available Getting physical can improve your health and mood and your dog Training is required to become a skilled team will burn energy that may prevent destructive Pickett suggested walking your harnessed dog behavior depression and weight gain Have while he tows a small log to learn pulling and fun and sport on simultaneously teach him the universal joring commands Hike means go while gee is A SILVER ANNIVERSARY of Saving Goldens 6TH ANNUAL BARK IN THE PARK Sunday May 21 11am 3pm Brecksville Metroparks Oak Grove Pavilion Dog walk Raffle Lunch Goody bags ALL ARE WELCOME Register by May 12th at grinrescue org May 2017 CLEDOG net 13
Photo courtesy of Urban Mushing Dogs of Ohio Redsibe Photography  For the 411 on joring, I talked to Kathy Pickett, co-own...
By Ann McDonald I think most dog lovers have a radar for stray dogs Personally speaking if there s a stray within a 1 4 mile radius of where I am I will spot him We dog lovers are just tuned in to the dogs around us we can t help it So far I ve been lucky with my stray dog experiences and haven t had to get one to safety But each encounter has left me wondering what I would do if put in that situation After doing some research and talking to Ed Jamison Chief Animal Control Officer for the City of Cleveland I learned a few steps you should take if you find a stray 1 APPROACH CAUTIOUSLY The first thing to keep in mind is that approaching a stray dog can be dangerous Proceed carefully Many dogs in this situation are stressed and scared and could bite if approached If the dog seems resistant to come with you or is running away or showing any sign of aggression you shouldn t chase the dog or try to pursue it Instead your local Animal Control Officer ACO should be contacted so he can properly handle the dog and ensure the pooch s safety If the dog seems friendly and willing to go with you the first thing to do is check for a collar for owner contact information If there is no collar you can take the dog to a local vet and ask to have the dog scanned for a microchip A microchip can be a dog s ticket home See our sidebar story for more information on Microchipping 2 CONTACT LOCAL ANIMAL CONTROL If there is no collar and no microchip you 14 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio should take the dog to your local shelter By law all dogs found running at large in the City of Cleveland must be turned in to the Cleveland City Kennel at 2690 W 7th St Officer Jamison says that strays can be brought to the Kennel but for safety they prefer you call them and they will pick up the dog The Cleveland City Kennel which operates the dog adoption program CITY DOGS Cleveland will do its best to reunite the dog with his owner and if no one comes forward it will work to find a good outcome for the dog either through adoption or placing it with a rescue group A dog s legal hold time is three days for an unlicensed dog and 14 days for a properly licensed dog If you are outside the City of Cleveland service area you should reach out to your local ACO or county kennel especially if your city doesn t have an ACO or you re unsure of who to contact 3 THINK TWICE BEFORE GOING IT ALONE Although some who find stray dogs are tempted to keep the dog and try to find the owner on their own Officer Jamison explains how this can create problems There are many instances of owners of lost dogs frantically looking at our kennel for their dog only to find out later that a well intentioned person took the dog into their home thinking they were doing the right thing According to Officer Jamison state laws define dogs as property so if you take a dog in you could be sued and or charged with a crime Your local animal shelter has the best resources to look for the dog s owner giving the dog the best chance of being reunited with his owner or if needed a new home If you do decide to keep the dog and look for the owner you should still contact all local shelters providing a description of the dog where it was found and your contact information This way if the owner does come forward he will be able to get in touch with you You should also post signs around the neighborhood where the dog was found as well as with local vets and businesses Also place found dog notices on Cleveland com Craigslist or sites like missingpetads com It s also a good idea to share the dog on Facebook especially the local Facebook page for lost pets Sam the Parrot Ann McDonald is a writer dog foster and dog mom to two rescue dogs Hunter and Roscoe You can find her writing about her dogs dog friendly activities and dog rescue at www dogsinthecle com
By Ann McDonald  I think most dog lovers have a radar for stray dogs. Personally speaking, if there s a stray within a 1 4...
Microchips A Ticket Home The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million pets are lost or stolen every year and one in three pets will become lost at some point These are troubling statistics for dog owners many who have turned to microchipping their pooches to help ensure a safe return WHAT IS A MICROCHIP The size of a grain of rice it s a radio frequency identification transponder made up of components encased within a slender capsule of bioglass HOW IS IT ADMINISTERED Similar to a vaccine the chip is injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades WHAT IS THE COST Generally 35 50 HOW DOES IT WORK The chip is only active when a scanner passes over it During the scan your contact information pops up in the microchip company s database as long as you ve registered the chip and have kept your contact information current The chips last the dog s lifetime Concerns have been raised about microchipping causing cancer at the injection site so we asked an expert I am aware of one case nationally of sarcoma noted at a chip site in a dog I am however aware of a large number of dogs in my personal experience that have been returned to their owners as a result of microchipping says Dr James Haddad of Avon Lake Animal Clinic Many rescue organizations use the Chip FurKeeps program which is an effort between Petfinder and HomeAgain The partnership offers a low cost microchipping solution for rescues Life happens and sometimes dogs slip their collars or escape during a thunderstorm so it is important to have a permanent ID The FurKeeps program makes it affordable for both our rescue and the adopter says Connie Field director of Love A Stray s dog division Weigh the pros and cons talk to your vet and decide what is best for your dog If you have an escape artist or travel a lot a microchip may be a ticket home for your pooch May 2017 CLEDOG net 15
Microchips  A Ticket Home The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million pets are lost or stolen every year, an...
Quofothteemonth Will dog hair ever have a moment in home decor Lord knows I m ahead of the curve Megan Petrello and Roo Cleveland 16 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio
Quofothteemonth  Will dog hair ever have a moment in home decor  Lord knows I m ahead of the curve.  Megan Petrello and Ro...
No tailgating quips John Bergenstein of Columbia Dog Training as 16 dog owner duos walk the inside perimeter of the Strongsville Landmark Lawn and Garden Supply s warehouse on a chilly Saturday morning last month Give the dog in front of you plenty of space he adds as a few owners shorten their stride and leashes to make sure there isn t any attempt at nose to butt contact Bergenstein and Lisa Anne Stella of The Doggie Inn co host and co teach these Real Life Ready Pack Walks on a regular basis Some of the attendees are clients of the two trainers looking for additional practical Pack Walk Creating a Better Relationship with Your Dog By Karen Uthe Semancik experience while others stop in for a refresher tips or just a way to physically and mentally tire their dogs All things considered it s pretty quiet as the duos move one at a time into the Landmark store We re zigzagging through aisles of pet food leave it birdseed and gardening supplies as we head outside for some sunshine and a passing your partner drill keeping our dogs in control as if passing another dog walker on the sidewalk After a few of those we move into what Stella calls the Soul Train Tunnel letting each duo walk through the middle as we maintain our dogs in a good sit on the sidelines The dancers I mean dog and owner then come back to where they started this time weaving through those waiting their turn After everyone takes a turn it s back inside the warehouse for some obstacles and confidence building says Stella who encourages dogs to jump up on hay bales for a sit or even onto low platforms for what she calls doggie yoga There is also an abridged agility course set up and a treadmill The pack walk is organized and structured blended with tips and tidbits of information that are shared throughout the hour long class There is also time for questions from the owners allowing others to benefit from those answers There s even coffee and human snacks afterward for some relaxing dog owner chats So who should come to these pack walks Everyone The more you work your dog the better your relationship will be Our goal as dog owners should be to have our dog be a balanced well behaved member of our family says Bergenstein Dogs don t want to be stressed every time they see a new dog or person or every time they are exposed to a new situation The pack walks will help them with this The pack walks are also fun for the dogs and people A regular at the Saturday pack walks is Stephanie Tyler of Avon Lake She alternates weekends with her two dogs The day I met her she was with well behaved Odo Talking to her it s hard to imagine this Hound mix had poor leash manners and used to howl through an entire pack walk He was being reactive to other dogs Now he s much more controlled says Tyler Beginning May 6 the pack walks move outdoors to Mill Stream Park located at 1262 Maple St Valley City Cost is 15 per dog one dog per handler please and there is also an optional one on one with the trainer available for an additional fee For more information or to register for an upcoming pack walk visit Columbia Dog Training or The Doggie Inn on Facebook and click on Going to the event May 2017 CLEDOG net 17
   No tailgating,    quips John Bergenstein of Columbia Dog Training, as 16 dog owner duos walk the inside perimeter of th...
DIABETES IN DOGS By Eileen McShea Bodie The loud slurp slurp of my Labrador Retriever drinking water sends me into crazy worried dog mom mode I can t help but notice how much she is drinking and I usually have to check to see if she emptied the bowl he also couldn t get enough water She struggled to keep up with his water supply and sudden need for extra trips to go outside The dog that would always settle in for the night now needed 2 a m potty trips I have always been that person who reads of The diagnosis came as a surprise and a relief a disease and convinces herself that she has A blood test confirmed that Bodie has it So when my friend s dog diabetes His body was not was diagnosed with diabetes producing enough insulin to Diabetes in dogs is a after she noticed he was regulate his blood sugar And always thirsty I was sure my just like a human with complex disease There dog had it too she doesn t diabetes he would need to are many symptoms that have insulin shots after each Before you overreact like I did an owner can keep an eye meal your dog probably doesn t out for such as fluctuation have diabetes either even if Needle phobes like me go in the dog s weight he drinks a lot of water There weak in the knees at the increased thirst and are other symptoms and even thought of a twice daily shot urination and appetite if he does have diabetes it but not Bodie s parents Every doesn t mean it s the end for changes Weakness and 12 hours Bodie gets a shot to your dog the scruff of his neck just after lethargy are also signs of he eats It s supposed to be diabetes While the My friend s dog Bodie was painless but it has to be at never a beggar dog He came least uncomfortable because disease presents itself to the family a well mannered Bodie tried to avoid the shot differently in each pet gracious mixed breed young by not eating adult male rescued from Fido s those are some of the most common signs we see Companion I used to say they My friend added a cheesy won the dog lottery because brothy bacony mix to his food Dr Lindsay Schofield he needed no training He but he still refused until he Avon Lake Animal Clinic instantly became part of the thought she left the room family s hiking trips beach From the stairs she watched weekends and sports events and is a constant him look around then gobble the food Since companion for his two human brothers then they have been waiting a few minutes between Bodie eating and getting his insulin That s why it was odd when Bodie suddenly It s working and Bodie is losing weight and became the dog who had to have a bite of getting back to the dog lottery prize he was whatever anyone was eating Despite a healthy from the start diet and regular exercise he became obsessed Eileen McShea one of Cleveland s favorite with food He couldn t get enough to eat and meteorologists and an Emmy Award winning quickly gained weight which led to achiness reporter is now a writer and PR professional She is and pressure in his joints The thinking was mom to two daughters Katherine and Kristen and he s just slowing down and becoming an to 4 leggeds Millie a Labrador Golden mix and two old dog As family members blamed each other for giving him people food my friend noticed 18 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio cats She has devoted countless hours to several animal rescue organizations including fostering and hosting fundraising events
DIABETES IN DOGS By Eileen McShea Bodie  The loud slurp, slurp of my Labrador Retriever drinking water sends me into crazy...
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