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Letter from Coastal Canine “His name is not wild dog anymore, but the first friend, because he will always be our friend for always, and always.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

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t is our favorite season again! Spring is here and the longer days give us a chance to spend more time in the great outdoors with our four-legged family members. Renew your soul and awaken your senses by exploring some of our favorite local hiking spots. And read about all the fun you can have with your pooch in the Eastern Sierras. Christopher Reeve, a man known as much for his real-life courage battling a crippling spinal injury as he was for his on-screen portrayal of Superman, defined a hero as being an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. In this issue we meet and learn the stories of two such canine heroes. Naki’o, a Queensland Heeler, became a “bionic” dog after enduring several amputations due to frostbite, but he never stops wagging his tail and bringing joy to all who meet him. Lola, an orphaned puppy, grew up to be the miracle dog who changed the life of her young companion, Kendall. Lola’s talents and dedication continue to make the world a safer place for Kendall, allowing her to live a normal life and pursue all her dreams. Both Naki’o and Lola have been nominated as Hero Dogs, along with 169 other amazing canines, in the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. Another special dog is Bixby, who was not nominated as a hero dog, but is certainly doing her part to make the world a better place for all homeless animals. Bixby and her human, Mike, have traveled over 8,000 miles by bicycle, visiting shelters and rescue groups bringing attention to the plight of homeless animals and encouraging their adoption.

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Dog of the Day – Lola: An Everyday Extra Ordinary Hero 14 After being rescued as an orphaned puppy, Lola has become the best friend and daily savior of a young girl named Kendall.

Rescue Me – From Underdog to Hero: Naki’o’s Story 17 Naki’o is known as the “bionic dog.” Romping and playing while wearing his four prosthetic feet, this canine inspires us all to find joy in every moment.

22 An amazing 171 dogs have been nominated for the American Hero Dog Awards

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Humane Association’s 2015 Hero Dog Awards including Lola and Naki’o whose stories appear in this issue.

Keeping them Healthy with Good Nutrition 24 Learn how to increase the nutritional value of your dog’s meals. Mike and Bixby: On the Road for Rescues 26 Meet the canine/human dynamic duo, who have traveled over 8,000 miles by bicycle, to bring awareness to the plight of shelter animals.

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Six Great Dog Friendly Hikes For Your Soul and Senses 31 Six central coast dog-friendly hikes that will soothe your soul and captivate your senses.

For the Dogs: Animal Welfare Group 34 Providing free and low cost spay and neuter and financial aid for medical expenses for needy families with pets.

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Traveling Canine: The Eastern Sierra: An Awesome Pooch Playground! Rover Reviews Bistro Beaujolais Give Your Dog a Hand (Signal) Enhancing communicate with your canine by incorporating hand signals into your training routine. On the Cover: Lil Bear is a dwarf German Shepherd. He is almost two years old, but will always be the size and have the appearance of a German Shepherd Puppy due to a pituitary condition. Lil Bear was adopted from Peace of Mind Dog Rescue and lives in Marina, CA.

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Keren Smith had a “surprise” baby at the age of 43. She had been a schoolteacher with a master’s degree in education, but then she became a stay-at-home mom, and when her baby was two years old, the path to her new career opened up right in front of her. A neighbor was having his roof replaced, and one of the men working their had a new puppy. He would leave the puppy in his car every day, and the puppy would howl and cry. This, in turn, would wake up Keren’s baby. For the sake of everyone, Keren offered to take care of the puppy while the man worked on the roof next door. At the end of three months, the man and his puppy moved on to another job. Keren enjoyed caring for that puppy so much, she decided to start a pet-

sitting business. She did a little bit of advertising—mostly by word of mouth— and by providing excellent individualized care for the dogs who stayed with her. As a result, she built a successful business. In order for dogs to come stay with Keren and her family, they must get along with her 11-year-old rescued Schipperke, Zancoo. They must also get along with her children. The children love to play with the dogs, and the dogs end up sleeping in bed with Keren and her husband; some of them like to crawl in bed with the younger family members, too. For Keren, it’s a dream job to be able to meet and care for so many dogs and to be able to be home to raise her children. Every day she takes the dogs on an outing like Its Beach, Aptos Dog Park, or Rio Del Mar Beach. The dogs love it. It really is their “Home Away from Home”!

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An Everyday Extra Ordinary

>>> Hero By Pam Bonsper

Ever heard of a dog saving someone’s life? Of course you have. You've probably read some amazing stories in this very magazine. But today’s hero dog is very different. She saves a young girl’s life every single day. Over and over and over again. Her name is Lola and this is her story. Lola began life as one of thirteen orphaned pups. When Kendall, a sixteen year-old, helped her mom care for two of the puppies, she fell in love with the little clumsy Lab/Border Collie mix. The amazing thing was—Kendall was not allergic to her. This was nothing short of miraculous as Kendall has severe allergies to just about everything, including 95 percent of all foods. She must be fed through a feeding tube and be very, very careful of what she eats, touches, and even smells. Peanuts and tree and nut products, whether through contact or airborne molecules, will cause deathly anaphylaxis. 14 | coastalcaninemag.com | Spring 2015

“We were not going to keep either of the puppies,” Kendall’s mom says, “I was just helping them get big enough for adoption.” But Kendall wanted Lola to be trained to be her service dog. She believed in her and even paid for the training with her own money. She knew in her heart that Lola could be a detection dog for her. At five months, Lola was taken to the Falco Canine Academy. Andy, the owner, said, "This dog turned out to be incredible. As if there were some kind of divine intervention. She works perfectly for this situation. This happened to be the perfect storm. I'm glad we believed in her."


to detect the one plate out of twenty-five that had previously contained peanut butter. She was called the “Miracle Dog.”

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So what exactly does Lola do for Kendall?

Lola became a world-famous detection dog. She won a contest sponsored by the National Geographic Channel, in which she went through hours of intense detection work. She was put up against the most powerful power washer in the world. Lola was able

“She goes everywhere with me,” Kendall explains. “To the ice rink, the mall, on airplanes, everywhere. I tell her when to check something and she goes to work. The incredible thing about Lola is—she will do her job without even being told. In grocery stores she pushes me away from the aisle with the peanut butter cups. She is always on alert for me." Kendall also has PTSD, common in kids who spend so much time in hospitals receiving medical treatments. She has flashbacks and gets anxious. Lola has the ability, without having been formally trained, to detect blood sugar levels and stress. When Kendall’s blood sugar is too low, Lola whines to get her or her mom’s attention. When Kendall gets nervous, Lola, "who is crazy when the vest is off," sits quietly by Kendall and makes her calmer. “It's an extraordinary bond,” says her mom. “We almost lost Kendall eight times before Lola. But since Lola, she has never gone into anaphylactic shock.” Kendall tells me, “Lola is sort of the underdog. She

“Figure skating is my life. I love it so much! When I am out on the ice I am safe and free from the disease I fight everyday of my life. I don't have to worry about my food allergies or allergens making me sick or causing anaphylaxis. When I am out on the Ice I am just like any other skaters.” Spring 2015 | coastalcaninemag.com | 15


cc | dog of the day wasn’t expected to succeed. But we are blown away by her every day. She’s my hero. If I touch, eat—or even breathe something—the fear of losing my life to anaphylactic shock is real. I'm so lucky to have Lola. She turns it on when it's important." Lola is a competent and devoted service dog, but she is still a pet, still part of the family. “We don’t treat her like an employee,” Kendall explains, “but she works and saves my life every day. I’m so blessed. I didn’t think Lola would pick me to be her little person, but she did. She’s my furry best friend." It is not a surprise that Lola is a candidate in this year's American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards contest. Please vote for Lola, the very best (and goofiest) service dog in the world! http://www.herodogawards.org/vote.php

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rescue me | naki'o

By Carie Broecker

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ~Christopher Reeve Naki’o had a difficult start in life, at the tender, vulnerable age of five weeks, he was found lying in a puddle, frozen to a basement floor. In Nebraska, in the dead of winter, his former family moved out of their foreclosed home. They took all their belongings with them except for their dog and her litter of young, nursing pups. They closed the door behind them and did not look back. How they sleep nights wondering what happened to the

Photos Courtesy of Christie Pace

innocent souls they left behind is a mystery to any human with a conscience.His mom didn’t survive, but Naki’o and his littermates were rescued by All Aboard Animal Rescue in Fort Collins, Colorado. The puppies were malnourished and had mange. Naki’o was in the worst shape. Having been frozen to the basement floor, he suffered frostbite of all four paws, his nose, his tail, and an ear. The damage was irreversible and all four paws, part of an ear, the end of his tail, and the tip of his nose needed to be amputated. The rescue group named him “Stubby,” and put him up for adoption as a special-needs puppy. They labeled him as a Red Heeler mix. Christie Pace and her husband were moving into a new home and were eager to share their lives with a dog. Christie decided to search petfinder.org just to get an idea of what type of dog they would be interested in. That is when she came across Stubby’s photo and story. Her heart skipped a beat, and she was in love. She was a veterinary technician and felt that she had the skills to help a special needs dog like Stubby. They made arrangements to meet Stubby and adopt him. He weighed four pounds and was about eight weeks old Spring 2015 | coastalcaninemag.com | 17


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at that point. He was tiny and had no trouble getting around on his little nubs. After one week, Christie and her husband finalized the adoption and renamed him Naki’o. Christie is from Hawaii, and Naki’o means “puddle” in Hawaiian. The name refers to an obstacle he overcame in his life. They wanted this unique dog to have a unique name. The first thing anyone notices when they meet Naki’o is his beautiful loving spirit and his zest for life. From the moment Christie met him, he was a joy to have around. He loved to be in a lap and to give kisses, and

he loved to romp around on his little nubs and play; but as he got older and gained weight, walking became more painful and more of a challenge for Naki’o and Christie. All of his legs were different lengths due to bone loss and tissue loss. At about four months old, bearing weight on his legs became painful. He could walk more easily on grass or carpet, but any other surface was painful and dangerous. Christie carried him or pulled him along in a red wagon. His movements became guarded and he did a lot of playing while lying down.

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Finally at one year old and 50 pounds, Christie knew something had to be done. She researched prosthetics for dogs and came across Orthopets in Denver. She focused on his leg that was the most painful and raised the $1,000 needed to purchase one prosthetic leg. The funds were raised by putting a donation jar with Naki’o’s story on it on the counter at the veterinary clinic where she worked. Orthopets was so moved by Naki’o that in an act of generosity and compassion, they donated three more prosthetic legs so that Naki’o’s quality of life could be enhanced to the fullest. Getting fitted for the prosthetics and learning to wear them was a process. There were lots of fittings and re-fittings, adjustments, and dealing with broken hinges and pressure sores. And there was the process of learning to walk with the prosthetics on. Naki’o had to relearn how to walk and had to get used to where his feet were in space. He also had to build endurance so he could be in his prosthetics for longer and longer periods of time. He can’t be in them 24/7. They do come off at night, and he can get around the house just fine on his nubs. Now, whenever Naki’o sees his prosthetics he gets very excited. Christie calls them his “dancing shoes.” He can frolic on his own or chase a ball. He can even run in snow. He loves to play with other dogs, and most dogs seem to accept him. They may check out his different legs, but then don’t give it another thought. He also loves to swim in a local rehabilitation pool. It is a great way Spring 2015 | coastalcaninemag.com | 19


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for him to keep up his strength and stamina without wearing his prosthetics.

focuses on dogs with disabilities. She has rescued over 25 dogs with disabilities since 2011.

Naki’o is now five years old and doing great. He was nominated as one of the heroes in the Emerging Hero Dog category of the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. To vote for Naki’o, go to www. herodogawards.com.

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Adopting and caring for Naki’o inspired Christie to start a rescue group called Nakio’s Underdog Rescue that

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THE AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION

By Scott Broecker History is laced with stories of canine heroics. It’s no wonder that when the first film to feature a canine (Rescued by Rover) debuted in 1905, it highlighted the intelligence, loyalty, and courage of the family dog. Whether they are enhancing our daily lives with love and companionship, providing assistance to the disabled, risking their lives to protect our soldiers, using their super senses to alert and save lives, comforting hospital patients, capturing criminals, or giving courage to countless veterans and children, we certainly owe a huge debt of gratitude to dogs.

Each dog has been nominated in one of eight categories: Law Enforcement and Arson Dogs, Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Guide Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Hearing Dogs, and Emerging Hero Dogs (the category for ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things). After nationwide voting determines eight finalists, the winners in each category will be flown to Hollywood with their humans to attend the AHA Hero Dog Awards event in Los Angeles. The winner is determined by a combination of votes cast by the public and by a celebrity panel, and then announced during a televised, star-studded awards gala that takes place September 19 at the Beverly Hilton. The top dog in each category will win $2,500 for a designated charity partner, and the overall winner will receive an additional $5,000 for their chosen charity. Included in this year’s nominees are Naki’o and Lola, whose stories you can read about in this issue.

And so it is very fitting that each year the American Humane Association (AHA) Hero Dog Awards puts the spotlight on the invaluable accomplishments of dogs.

Behind every hero pet is a hero veterinarian or vet tech. A second contest honors veterinarians and veterinary technicians for exceptional service and dedication.

This year’s Fifth AHA Hero Dog Awards are currently under way with 171 dogs from across the country (already heroes in their own right) competing for the honor of being named 2015's American Hero Dog.

The American Humane Association was founded in 1877 and is dedicated to the welfare of both animals and children. The AHA’s Hero Dog Awards were created to advance society's understanding of the powerful relationship between dogs and people.

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Key dates for the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards include: • April 29: Voting begins for Veterinarians and Vet techs • May 25 –June 26: Voting to determine the eight category finalists • July 4–September 7: Voting to determine 2015’s American Hero Dog • September 19: Fifth Annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards in Los Angeles

The Hero Dog Award Statue, created by world-renowned animal sculptor Liza Todd-Tivey. Todd-Tivey, the daughter of legendary actress and animal advocate Elizabeth Taylor was asked to create The American Hero Dog statuette. She is also the creator of the 9/11 sculpture honoring first-responder dogs who risked their lives to serve at ground zero. It is a life-size tribute using an actual twisted girder and debris from the towers, and the much smaller Hero Dog statuette incorporates some of the same elements. Both depict German Shepherds wearing rescue gear, including protective footwear, but the statuette is mounted on a proportionally smaller base, with the dog ascending rather than descending.

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Keeping Them Healthy with Good Nutrition

By Sarah Adams

We all want our dogs to live long and healthy lives. There are no guarantees, but there are steps we can take to give our dogs an edge. Filtered versus tap water, daily exercise, and minimal exposure to chemicals are all important, but good nutrition is essential for a healthy life.

You have the power to significantly boost your dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health by feeding him whole, real food versus a commercially processed diet. You can choose to feed raw, freeze dried, dehydrated, or air-dried, which all contain organic or human-grade meats, organs, vegetables, and supplements from reliable sources. These fresh, whole foods offer a superior level of nutrition that dry kibble can never match. However, if dry kibble is the only option you can currently consider, there are ways to make it safer and more nutritious.

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cc | wellness First, look for lots of animal protein at the beginning of the ingredient list, and make sure the proteins are identified by species such as “chicken” or “beef” versus “meat” or “poultry.” The ingredient list should include whole-food ingredients such as organs, fish, vegetables, fruits, and other carbohydrate sources like potato or chickpeas. The ingredient list should not include meat or poultry by-products, a generic fat source like “animal fat,” added sweeteners, or artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives such as BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin. One of the kibble brands that we often see on television commercials contains wholegrain corn, meat and bone meal, corn gluten meal, animal fat, and soybean meal. For your dog’s health, always read the ingredient panel! To help minimize unknown excesses or deficiencies within the brands of kibble diets, rotate the meat sources within the brand as well as rotating the actual brands. Can you imagine having to eat the same dry food every day for your entire life? By providing variety from the beginning, your dog will have a stronger digestive tract. On the same note, it’s not natural for dogs to eat dry food all the time. Add water, low-sodium broth, or raw goat’s milk to moisten the kibble before serving. Because kibble is heated several times at such high temperatures, both good and bad bacteria are destroyed. This can lead to health issues. Up to eighty percent of a dog’s immune system is located in the digestive system, and good bacteria contribute to a healthy intestinal lining. If this lining is inadequate, undigested proteins

enter the blood stream to the liver. Because the liver doesn’t recognize these proteins, the body responds with inflammation, which results in skin allergies and other illnesses. Add a refrigerated probiotic at night several hours after eating so the good bacteria can take hold in the colon.

By providing variety from the beginning, your dog will have a stronger digestive tract. On the same note, it’s not natural for dogs to eat dry food all the time. Add water, lowsodium broth, or raw goat’s milk to moisten the kibble before serving.

instead of synthetics. These are Carna4, Acana Singles, and Nature’s Logic. The high-heat processing of kibble destroys any healthy fats and will produce hydrogenated or trans fats, which can be very dangerous. Dogs need omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils for joint, heart, skin, and brain health. It’s best to add fresh fish oil to kibble immediately before serving in order to avoid oxidation. By employing all or some of the ingredients and techniques mentioned above, we can vastly improve (and perhaps even lengthen!) quality of life for our beloved companions. When you observe the improvements in energy, attitude, and coat quality in your own dog, you’ll realize dry kibble isn’t so complete and balanced after all.

Enzymes are the catalyst that breaks down food so it can be absorbed into the blood stream. The enzymes present in fresh foods can promote the digestive process, but there are no live enzymes in kibble. It’s important to add enzymes in powdered form to your dog’s kibble at each meal. Most kibbles contain synthetic vitamins that dogs don’t absorb and assimilate, and these can cause toxicity over time. Fresh, whole food-sourced vitamins are complex and more efficiently used by the body’s cells. The addition of blended vegetables, a wholefood vitamin supplement such as Standard Process Canine Whole Body Support, kelp, spirulina, or other herbal blends can provide prebiotics (which feeds good bacteria), enzymes, whole food vitamins, and fatty acids to your dog’s diet. There are also several dry-kibble diets now available that use whole-food supplements Spring 2015 | coastalcaninemag.com | 25


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The models for our "Cafe' Dogs" spread are all available for adoption through Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. Visit www.PeaceOfMindDogRescue. org to find out more about each of them and to view 50 more adoptable senior dogs.

Mike and Bixby on the road for rescues By Carie Broecker

When I met Bixby, she immediately struck me as an exceptional dog. She is a five-year-old Border Collie mix. Anyone who meets her will be mesmerized by her calm demeanor, natural intelligence, ability to adapt to any new situation, and her human-like presence. Visit her Facebook page and you’ll see her in countless human-like poses, including dining in some fine establishments such as Carmel’s Cypress Inn, sitting in a chair with her own plate of food in front of her.

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Add in her sidekick, Mike Minnick, and you have an unstoppable duo. Bixby is the center of Mike’s world, and his best friend, inspiration, and faithful companion. While Bixby is part Border Collie, Mike is part media hound. He uses their adventure story for the good of all doggy-kind. Mike and Bixby have traveled over 8,000 miles together around the United States by bike! The bike is a cargo bike specially outfitted so Bixby can sit in the back in the bottom half of a padded dog crate. She loves sitting up and watching the sights, but she is also happy to curl up and take a nap while Mike keeps peddling. They are quite a sight and have become celebrities in every community they visit. Mike had the idea to turn the media attention they gain toward the animal shelters and rescue organizations that they visit.

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Mike and Bixby’s story starts out at an animal shelter in Austin, Texas. Bixby was just four months old. She walked right up to Mike and put her chin on his knee. His heart melted. From that moment they have had many adventures together. Mike took Bixby everywhere with him. They did a lot of hiking in the backcountry. They encountered birds, skunks, porcupines, horses, and deer. Bixby has a natural curiosity yet respect for all creatures. She never chases them. When Bixby was just six months old, Mike started kayaking with her. Nothing seemed to faze her. She has been exposed to many different environments and she takes things in calmly, enjoying every new experience.

Mike is not a man in top physical condition like you would expect of a cross-country bicyclist. In fact, he did no physical training for the trip. He hadn’t ridden a bike more than a few miles at a time when he started out. His bicyclist friends told him that the hardest part was the first pedal and that once you get started, your reality shifts. And that is how it was.

In August of 2011, Mike was restless. He had been in the bar business for eight years, he was a chain smoker, and he was feeling unproductive. A friend gave him a Burning Man tape, which was a catalyst for change for him. The Burning Man festival is a week-long annual event that is an “experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.” The event inspired Mike to sell everything he owned, buy a pickup truck, and begin a road trip with Bixby. He met two brothers who were making a documentary about their cross-country bicycle trip. Mike, again, was inspired. His truck broke down so he planted himself in the little ghost town of Terlingua, Texas for several months, contemplating their next step. He decided to buy a bicycle and outfit it so Bixby could safely and comfortably ride with him, and he made a plan for his departure date. His maiden journey was 600 miles from Galveston, Texas to Texarkana.

They continued traveling around the country. While in Key Largo, Mike decided to visit the local shelter. He found that the shelter was barely getting by and that their electricity wasn’t working. The people running the shelter also waited tables to get by but were dedicated to doing what they could for the animals. That was what inspired Mike to

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The first day, they rode 20 miles, then a little more than 20, and then they made it up to 35 miles. If it was hilly, they might go 11 miles in a day. On one flat day they traveled 101 miles in 17 hours. All said and done, they completed the first 600 miles and were hooked on the nomadic life of cross-country biking.


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turn his epic journey with Bixby into a mission calling attention to the homeless dogs and cats in shelters looking for loving homes, as well as to the work of rescue groups and shelters giving their all to provide as many animals as possible the chance at a better life.

The plan was to use people’s fascination with Bixby and their journey to bring awareness to shelter animals. Mike started reaching out to the media in each community they traveled through, with the primary focus of bringing attention to local shelters in each area. The “Where’s Bixby” website and Facebook page is Mike decided to turn his epic written from Bixby’s point journey with Bixby into a mission of view. She encourages calling attention to the homeless people to go to their local dogs and cats in shelters looking shelter to adopt one of her friends to begin their for loving homes, as well as to own adventure.

the work of rescue groups and shelters giving their all to provide as many animals as possible the chance at a better life.

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country and eventually down the west coast. Their epic adventure brought them here to the Central Coast. After spending time in Santa Cruz County in late January, Mike and Bixby made their way to the Monterey Peninsula and visited every news media outlet in our area, as well as local rescues including Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, Animal Friends Rescue Project, and Peace of Mind Dog Rescue.

Obispo. When they reach Los Angeles they hope to be invited to be on The Ellen Show to share their story and their message of adoption. They will reach the California/Mexico border later this year, but that isn’t where the adventure ends. Mike and Bixby have their sights on traveling parts of the historic route 66 on their way back east.

Their story caught the attention of the management of Cypress Inn in Carmel where they were treated to a luxurious room and meal, which is documented with enthusiasm and gratitude on the “Where’s Bixby” Facebook page. They were even lucky enough to receive a personal letter of appreciation from Doris Day herself, along with a generous donation to help them continue their journey. They were also hosted by the Carmel Country Inn and the Carmel Forest Lodge.

Check out the “Where’s Bixby” Facebook page (www.facebook. com/wheresbixby) and follow their journey, which includes amazing footage of their highly anticipated ride over the Bixby Bridge recorded by drone, along with a short video of them recreating a scene from Lady and the Tramp at the Little Napoli Restaurant in Carmel. Their posts are some of the most fun, clever posts of any Facebook page I’ve seen. Every day is an adventure to share and a way to bring awareness to local shelters and rescues.

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6 Great Hikes

for your Soul and Senses In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

~John Muir

1. Land of Medicine Buddha Chinese Buddhists from the seventh century argued whether dogs have Buddhanature or will suffer endless rounds of karmic rebirth. It was finally decided that ALL sentient beings have Buddhanature . . . and all sentient beings will enjoy the “8 Verses Pilgrimage Trail” at the Land of Medicine Buddha. It is a trail of changes: in landscape, in temperature, and possibly in insight. To get to the 8 Verses Trail, follow the main road to the upper parking area. Here you will see a large stupa—a dome-shaped structure containing a Buddhist shrine. Walk down the paved road to the dirt-path cutoff that is the beginning of the 8 Verses Loop Trail. The sometimes wide rolling trail takes you across a sunny meadow surrounded with oak trees, berry bushes, columbine flowers, and wild grass before descending into a cool redwood forest. As you continue on the loop trail, you will come across 8 large beautifully framed verses, each with a bench to rest and contemplate on. On a sunny day the meadow can get pretty hot so be sure to bring your own water.

2. Byrne-Milliron Forest AJ’s Point of View, “Eagle in a Tree” Vista   Byrne-Milliron Forest is not for wimpy walkers. It’s a hike—and well worth the effort. The views of the Pajaro Valley and Monterey Bay are spectacular. Following the

Byrne trail to Ridgetop Road takes you to two amazing view points. The first and slightly lower one, known as AJ‘s View Point (1200 feet), resembles an outdoor living area complete with various benches, tables, and old school desk. And echoing the feeling of the location, there’s a carved wood coyote in full howl mode. Continuing back toward and past the Byrne Trail, the Ridgetop Road trail climbs slowly and steadily to an altitude of 1,600 feet. Once you reach Eagle in Tree, you are above the clouds and the view is magnificent. Here there is also a picnic table, benches, and a journal full of fascinating tales and sketches from fellow hikers. Return the way you came. Be sure to have a map and pack plenty of water for you and your pup! The parking lot is at about 1,000 feet above sea level. Link to Byrne Trail Map pdf https://www. landtrustsantacruz.org/lands/ByrneTrailMap_CP2.pdf

3. Santa Cruz Harbor After a romp across Frederick Street Park, walk toward the harbor stairs, but instead take the dirt path to the right. It goes behind the houses looking down into the harbor and continues until it joins up with the paved trail adjacent to Woods Lagoon. Just before you go under the Murray Street Bridge, take the dirt path to the right and walk about 15 feet. There is an overlook to the “Secret Garden,” an oasis that neighboring resident Bud Cummings has created over the years from a pile of berry bushes, weeds, and trash. There is a beautiful creek, as well as cannas, lilies, and eucalyptus that hold a breeding colony of Great Blue Herons in March and April. Spring 2015 | coastalcaninemag.com | 31


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Everything, including the huge stone Buddha head, has been hauled down the steep embankment using ropes. The garden is not open to the public, but the view is free. Back on the harbor trail continue on under the bridge and you will come to Aldo’s Restaurant with a nice large dog-friendly deck. Continue past Aldo’s to Walton Lighthouse at the mouth of the harbor. It’s not unusual to see dolphins swim by there at sunset. NOTES: The harbor kindly provides poop bags in dispensers all around the harbor. Parking in the harbor is either in a pay lot or metered. (Be prepared to feed them with MANY quarters.)

4. South Bank Trail If you are looking for a lovely stroll in the country with your canine and human companions, the recently opened South Bank Trail is for you. Located on the south side of the Carmel River between the area near Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley and Palo Corona Regional Park, the beautifully scenic 1.5-mile-long South Bank Trail is the ultimate family-friendly experience. The easy, mostly flat trail takes you across the Carmel River and follows a timeless crushed-granite road skirted by green pastures, towering oak trees, and hills on one side and the river and Quail Golf Course on the other. The South Bank Trail is part of a larger vision of interconnected trails and parklands called Experience Carmel River, aimed at helping people get outside and connect with nature in the Carmel River region. The trail ends at the west entry gate to Palo Corona Regional Park. While no permit is needed to use the South Bank Trail, a day-use permit is required to pass through the west entry gate into Palo Corona Regional Park. To ensure that the South Bank Trail experience is pleasurable for everyone, dogs are required to be on a leash at all times. A dog-mitt dispenser is provided for trail users. As always, be prepared with water and treats for your dog, as well as a tick-removal tool since ticks can be abundant close to the river. 

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5. Mission Trail Nature Preserve The wide wooded canyon here is split by two small merging streams that flow serenely out to Carmel Bay. They can be easily traversed on the north side via two consecutive wooden bridges that take you from one side of the canyon to the other. Part of the original trail that connected the Carmel Mission to El Camino Real in Monterey is incorporated into this trail system, along with both wide canyon trails and narrower hillside trails. Walk through and past a variety of habitats, from redwood, pine, and oak groves to prickly pear cactus-covered slopes. The main trail is wide and cushioned with deep layers of bark, and a side trail leads you uphill to a large meadow and the city-owned Flanders Mansion built in 1924. Here you can take a rest on benches or chairs and take in spectacular views of the Carmel Mission, Mission Ranch, and Point Lobos. It is a good idea to bring fresh water for your dog, although it is usually refreshingly cool here. A mutt mitt to clean up after Fido would come in handy, too. Dogs can be off leash in the

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preserve, but you might want to keep an eye out for dogs that aren’t as well mannered as your precious pooch.

6. Carmel Meadows Hidden from view between the bluffs and Highway One, Carmel Meadows is located just south of the Carmel Mission and north of Point Lobos State Park. It is Carmel’s very own lost coast, teaming with a variety of wildflowers and boasting spectacular views of Carmel Bay, Point Lobos, and the Pebble Beach coastline. This is an on-leash-only hike, and for three very good reasons: steep drop-offs, abundant wildlife, and dangerous surf. You can remain up on the bluffs in the meadow and do a wonderful loop hike. A number of small dirt paths crisscross the top of the bluff, giving you ever- changing panoramic views of Carmel Bay. Some of the paths lead out to private little vistas, complete with large wooden benches to sit on or have lunch while you take in the view. You will see birds of prey circling overhead, some outstanding rock formations, and the Carmel Valley hills rising up behind you to the East. From the bluff, you can make your way down to the lower-level trail via one of two rail-tie stairways or by following the dirt trail south until it merges with the lower trail. This will take you to Castle Rock and a beautiful crescent-shaped beach. Be careful of the ever-pounding waves and the very powerful rip currents here. The trails can be accessed from the end of Ribera Road / Cuesta Way or from the parking area behind Bay School on Highway 1.

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Animal Welfare Assistance Group (AWAG),

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The nonprofit organization was founded in 1978 by Gwendolyn May. Gwendolyn, who is now 96 years old, is a former executive director of the SPCA for Monterey County. She ran AWAG out of her home for several years, and eventually her daughter, Sherrie May, took over and ran the organization up until Sherrie’s death from cancer in July 2012. After Sherrie May’s death, the organization was at risk of falling apart and dissolving. AWAG needed someone to step up and take the reins so their good work would not end. Fortunately, board president and former animal control officer for the City of Monterey,


cc | for the dogs Cathi Cristobol, called an emergency board meeting to save the organization from folding. With her leadership over the next year, they developed a plan to hire a new executive director to run the organization. After an extensive search, they hired Roxane Fritz, along with her sidekick Phoebe the Pug. Roxane has been with AWAG just over a year and a half now and has worked hard to strengthen the foundation of the organization. She has been busy getting the word out about their services, as well as building a website and giving their benefit shop, Tailwaggers in Pacific Grove, a facelift. Cathi Cristobol was also hired on as the parttime program manager. The mission of AWAG is to promote the welfare of animals and distribute information about animals, as well as providing the financial assistance for low-income pet guardians. They help cover veterinary expenses for lowincome residents and senior citizens of Monterey County so they are not forced to surrender their pets for rehoming. One of the main reasons senior citizens end up relinquishing their pets is because they are not financially able to keep up with their basic needs, including medical care and food. Besides providing financial assistance for veterinary care, AWAG also provides food for low-income pet guardians. The organization receives close to 200 calls every month from people seeking

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There is an assortment of spring and summer canine events to choose from. These are the events your dog does not want to miss! For an up-to-date listing of canine events, visit www.coastalcaninemag.com/calendar.html. 20h Annual SPCA Wag n’ Walk Saturday, May 2 8:30 am Shoreline Park, Monterey (831) 373-2361, www.spcamc.org

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Chihuahua Pride Day 2015 Saturday, May 16 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero Street https://www.facebook. com/ChihuahuaPrideDay

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Sunday, May 17 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Soquel High School, Soquel www.coastaldogs.com

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All Breed Agility Trials, Del Monte Kennel Club Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Toro Park, Highway 68, Salinas, Parking $8 Pre-entered dogs only, including mixed breeds (831) 333-9032, www.DMKC.org

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Brazilian artist Rafael Mantesso brings his creative drawings to life by adding in his best friend. Recovering from a difficult divorce, Rafael was left with an empty house and blank walls. Fortunately, a mutual decision left him with his best pal, a bull terrier, who goes by the name of Jimmy Choo. As his muse and constant companion it seemed natural to Mantesso when he started to shoot photos of Jimmy and incorporate him into his hand drawn backgrounds. See more of Rafael's clever photos of Jimmy on this facebook page https://www.facebook.com/talenthousefans/ posts/10153117127844186

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Books Worth Barking About Medicine Dog: The Miracle Cure that Healed My Best Friend and Saved My Life By Julia Szabo

2014, Lyons Press, $19.45 Julia Szabo was a nationally recognized pet reporter when her dog Sam collapsed from osteoarthritis. Diligently researching how to restore his quality of life, she discovered Vet-Stem, a service that provides cutting-edge regeneration therapy for pets using stem cells harvested from an animal’s own tissue. Just hours after receiving IV and intra-joint injections, Sam began aging backward—which left Julia wondering why this simple, effective treatment was not available for humans. After witnessing Sam's astonishing recovery, Julia set out on a quest to utilize the same therapy for her own health issues. Julia hopes to inspire and inform readers about this miraculous therapy which is available to people and pets.

Best Hikes with Dogs: Central California By Linda Mullally and David Mullally 2008, Mountaineers Books, $16.95 Hiking with your dog in Central California has never been easier for residents and visitors alike. Central California has it all—gorgeous coastal parkland, mountainous wilderness areas, and everything in between. This guide includes dogfriendly trails between Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo, stretching across the Central Valley eastward to Lee Vining and southward to Lone Pine. These trails are not only legal for canine hikers, but also welcoming and safe. Additionally, this guide presents information on hiking responsibly with your dog: what to do when you encounter other hikers, tips on minimizing negative impacts, and skills for preparing your dog for a hike in the varied terrain of Central California.

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Dogtology: Live, Bark, Believe By Jeff Lazarus 2015, Greenleaf Book Group Press, $19.95 One night while out to dinner on a first date, the author was asked, ''what's your religion?'' Without thinking, he blurted out jokingly, ''dogtology.'' As he later thought about his response, he realized there was more truth to it than he'd intended—he didn't just love dogs, he adored them. All his life, he has been a dog advocate, dog rescuer, and dog whisperee. That's right; dogs talk to him. Dogtology is a humorous exploration of man's fanatical devotion to Dog. In this book, Lazarus makes the case that Dogtology has become a “bone a fide” belief system on par with the world's great philosophies and religions.

in the former Fort Ord. Visit Ginger’s Facebook page where she has over 10,000 Likes. Her fans are thrilled to witness all the joy she finds in the little things in life. https://www.facebook. com/SweetGingerGirl/ info?tab=page_info

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An Awesome Pooch Playground! By Linda B. Mullally

Photos by David S. Mullally

My husband David and I had no one to blame but ourselves the day we realized we had two coyotes in our bed. We could never have imagined how our naivetĂŠ and a con manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales pitch would change our life into the best of times and the worst of times. Luckily it was mostly the former, and tailoring our life to our primitive dogs opened the door to new adventures. Hiking became the activity of choice to bond with our free-spirited husky/ coyote hybrids and provide them with necessary daily physical and mental stimulation.


cc | traveling canine Although dogs already ruled in Carmel 25 years ago, most of the country was far less dog friendly. Fueled by our determination to raise Lobo and Shiloh into well-adjusted, socialized companions while inspiring other dog owners to broaden their bowser’s horizons, I became the first travel columnist for Dog Fancy Magazine. Our pack toured the United States and Canada in search of perfect pooch playgrounds and canine-compatible getaways. Our strikingly beautiful and intuitive beasts grew to love room service as much as camping. We found both in the Eastern Sierra and much more. To this day the Eastern Sierra remains the jewel of all the Fido-friendly realms we discovered. It is here that we realized that giving up hiking in national parks did not mean giving up recreating in breathtaking natural beauty. Spectacular Yosemite National Park happens to share boundaries with Inyo National Forest, where pooches under voice control are free to bound across streams and around lakes while you gawk at rivers of wildflowers in the shadow of snow-dusted granite peaks.

From spring to fall, Tioga Pass Road running through Yosemite National Park at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet, is the portal to the Owens Valley corridor of U.S. Route 395. This place of unparalleled scenic beauty sculpted by volcanoes and glaciers where desert meets mountains is anchored by a string of dog-friendly base camp communities. Charming Lee Vining is at the edge of fascinating Mono Lake; quaint June Lake Village is Mammoth Lakes’ year-round recreation Mecca with small-town soul; and Bishop is the gateway to some of the High Sierra’s most celestial settings. Well-marked, paved spur roads off Route 395 beckon you to explore pristine highcountry canyons laced with trails across blooming meadows and along icy streams rushing into crystalline alpine lakes. You can let your dog gallivant without fear of foxtails or poison oak. Nowhere else is there such a convergence of iconic nature gems. The John Muir Trail, Ansel Adams Wilderness, and the most eye-popping segments of the Pacific Crest Trail can be

sampled on day hikes. Even less-active dogs and their humans can experience the majesty of the Sierra panorama without a huff or a puff while riding the gondola to the top of 11,053-foot Mammoth Mountain. There’s a bounty of lodging facilities that welcome well-mannered canines, from clean campgrounds and housekeeping cabins to convenient condos and deluxe resorts. Mammoth’s pedestrian Village has an array of restaurants with dog-friendly patios catering to all palates and budgets. Whether you enjoy hiking, fishing, biking, kayaking, or sipping wine and melting s’mores by the campfire, an Eastern Sierra summer is the idyllic time to socialize or retreat to a solitary perch and soak up the soul-soothing landscape while rebooting overchurned psyches in the company of a fourlegged pal. Be forewarned that once your dog gets a whiff of the tailwagging fun to be had in the Eastern Sierra he’ll be begging to go back.

PLAY IT SAFE 1. Hike early on hot days and offer water frequently to your dog. Dry heat and altitude can contribute to dehydration. 2. Pace yourself to your dog’s physical condition and watch his body language for signs of fatigue. 3. Carry booties if you anticipate hiking over rougher terrain than your dog is used to, and check his paws for signs of abrasion. 4. Be considerate of other trail users who may not be as dog loving as you, and put your dog on a leash when around horses and other pack animals. 5. Be a positive role model as a dog owner by picking up your dog’s waste and not letting your dog chase or harass wildlife. Be a respectful guest in their home.

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Linda B. Mullally and husband David share their passion for travel, outdoor recreation, and dogs through articles, hiking books. and photography at www. lindabmullally.com and www.falcon. com. Some of her titles include Hiking and Backpacking with Dogs, published by Falcon Press, Best Hikes with Dogs Central California, published by The Mountaineers, and most recently Best Dog Hikes Northern California, published by Falcon Press. Look for the release of Best Dog Hikes Southern California in fall 2016.

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1. Horseshoe Lake Loop (1.62 miles) in Mammoth Lakes Basin

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2. Panorama Dome (.83 miles) in Mammoth Lakes Basin. 3. Convict Lake Loop off of U.S. 395 (2.55 miles), 4.5 miles south of Mammoth. 4. Heart Lake in Little Lakes Valley (2.5 miles round-trip) up Rock Creek Road, 15 miles south of Mammoth.

The Double Eagle Resort and Spa at June Lake is mountain-style pampering. Doubleeagle.com Best dog patio for a tostada salad and people- and pet-watching: Gomez Mexican Restaurant, Mammoth pedestrian Village

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our excitement nearly knocked the wine glasses over. Needless to say, I asked for an autograph and Danni obligingly placed her snow-white paw in the fountain and then gently touched my side. Oh, sweet delight! I was in Paris and I was in love. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Please bring me back,â&#x20AC;? I whimpered. But my guardian and her friend were already texting away to their friends. I knew we would be coming back, again and again. Not only to the brunch, which is served until 4:00 p.m., but to evenings under the stars where the tastes and smells of traditional pasta and seafood dishes would be accompanied by just plain old friendliness and a family tradition of warmth and great food. And don't worry if you're not wearing your best dog collar or if you're coming straight from the beach. It's a genuinely dog-friendly place. Bistro Beaujolais doesn't just put up with us canines; they actually want us to be part of the pulse. And mine is beating fast right now. After all, I went to Bistro Beaujolais and I met Danni. Who says dogs don't slobber over celebrities?

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I had lunch in Paris and shopped in Carmel, all in the same day. And I didn't have to sit in a crate and fly on a plane. I just went to one of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Carmel where dogs are given first-class treatment and firstclass fare. Not to mention, a celebrity is often seen here. Her name is Danni (nickname for Danielle), and yes, I am in love! I suppose you want to know more about this place, and as reluctant as I am to share, my gentle and generous nature forces me to bark it out. It's the Bistro Beaujolais in the Carmel Plaza, one of three spectacular restaurants owned by Firok Shield, all loved by locals and visitors alike. Bistro Beaujolais is the pulse of Carmel, nestled down where the olive tree grows, where the woof fountain flows, and where the smells of international cuisine tease the nose. Oh, where do I start with my fivestar salute? With the water dishes filled with fresh ice water placed throughout the very spacious garden courtyard? With the delightful doggie menu? With the heaters? The fire pit? The doggie treats? The food itself? Let's just say that my side of crunchy bacon, followed by the Angus beef had me almost forgetting to keep my eyes peeled for Danni. But just as my guardian was tasting the delicious fried calamari and caper berries, I saw her! She was wiggling her whole body straight toward our table. I nearly fainted. She was even prettier than the wine bottle label portrayed. All the dogs (and there were many) were on high alert. Danni's guardian, Jennifer, the general manager, greeted us. While my guardian and her friend raved about the crepes, crab cake eggs Benedict, and Croque Madam, Danni and I flirted under the table, and in

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Give Your Dog a Hand “Signal” By Sandi Pensinger

Dogs rely on visual communication through moving body language with each other. Visual hand signals from their handler are easier for dogs to understand than verbal cues. Movement and moving hand signals are very attractive to dogs. Your verbal tone and body language offer more information to a dog than words do. To understand the difference between verbal and physical communication from the dog’s point of view, I often use this example: Imagine if I wanted you to dance the tango. If I just repeated the word “Tango!” would you know how to do the dance perfectly from start to finish? Probably not, unless I show you the dance steps. The point is, we’ll be better trainers if we teach our dogs how to physically do a behavior with hand signals before we start using verbal cues. As the old Ford commercial went, “The quality goes in before the name goes on!”

To teach hand signals for “sit” or “down” to your dog, start by using a food lure, then tuck the lure into your hand further and then finally progress to a hand signal without a food lure in your hand. Be consistent and use one clear hand signal for each behavior. Do not forcefully push your dog into any position; this engages the dog’s opposition reflex, which will not help your training.

Hand signals have some big advantages.

The “Down” Hand Signal

• They are silent, and that makes them useful when you are on the phone and don’t want to interrupt a conversation. • If you are at the beach and the waves are crashing, your dog may not be able to hear your voice, but he will be able to see your hand signals from a long distance away. • When your dog grows old she may lose her hearing, and hand signals that have been practiced for her lifetime will make this time of her senior life much easier. • Visual hand signals are also critical for communicating with deaf dogs. 44 | coastalcaninemag.com | Spring 2015

The “Sit” Hand Signal This hand signal is palm up with an upward sweeping motion.

This hand signal is palm facing the floor with a downward sweeping motion. The “Stay” Hand Signal With your dog in front of you, put your palm-out fingers upward toward your dog and push your hand toward his nose. This is similar to the universal “stop” hand signal that we use to stop traffic. If your dog is beside you, you can face your palm toward his nose with fingers pointing down and push toward your dog. The “Come” Hand Signal With your dog in front of you and both of your arms


out beside you with palms up, curl your fingers inward toward your chest to signal come here. The “Heel” Hand Signal With your dog beside you, get started by patting your hip and then take a few steps forward, using your voice to encourage your dog to come with you. Proceed walking with your hand on your hip, pointed toward your belly button. If you want to use a verbal cue, train the behavior to your dog first with a

hand signal. Then say the verbal cue right before you use the trained hand signal. Eventually, your dog will hear the verbal cue and anticipate the hand signal by doing the behavior. Dogs don’t stay trained, so it is a good idea to continue using hand signals for those days when you will need them. Sandi Pensinger teaches familydog manners, puppy, and dog sport classes at Living with Dogs in the Santa Cruz area. www.livingwithdogs.us.

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