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Letter from Coastal Canine
“Dogs love company. They place it first in their short list of needs.”
~ J.R. Ackerley
ummer is here and keeping your dogs cool and comfortable is essential. Some of the most fun ways involve water—how will your dogs splash into summer? Check out some ideas on page 20. Also read about Dogscaping on page 26 and use your imagination to turn your yard into a dogfriendly oasis. You never know where you are going to meet your new best friend. With countless dogs out there in need of good homes, chances are that you have already found or will find your furry four-legger locally. For Mikael Lindnord it was during a trip halfway around the world after traversing some of the country’s highest peaks and while in the midst of trekking through part of the largest rainforest on Earth. Read more about Mikael and Arthur of the Amazon on page 28. High school and college can be challenging enough, but continuing after becoming legally blind adds a whole new set of challenges. Having a best friend to guide you around and give you companionship can certainly boost your spirits and confidence. Learn more about Charlotte Brown, her guide dog Vader, and how she has raised the bar on her aspirations. Hydrotherapy can be beneficial for any size dog, whether they are recovering from injury, in need of weight management, cross training, or just keeping fit. Facilities that offer hydrotherapy are few and far between, so we are fortunate to have both Motiv K9 Fitness and Natural Veterinary Therapy here locally. Learn more about how hydrotherapy might benefit your dog on page 40.
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Check out two fun DIY pet projects on page 48, consider a dogfriendly visit to nearby Half Moon Bay, have lunch with your best friend at Cafe Ariana's parklet in Pacific Grove, and more. Wishing you and your dogs a really cool summer,
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of the Day—“V” is for Vader 14 Dog Vader, a guide dog, is partnered with Charlotte Brown, an athletic 16-year-old high school student. Her sport of choice— pole-vaulting! Me – The Road to Healing Begins with Love 17 Rescue Jax, an Australian Shepherd, recovers from a debilitating injury with love and help from his devoted adopter. Ways for Your Dog to Enjoy a Summer Splash 20 Six Some cool ideas for enjoying fun in the sun with your pooch.
21 Dogs having a splashing good time in Hollister. of the Amazon 28 Arthur Arthur, a stray dog on the streets of Ecuador, befriends an extreme-sports team as he helps steer his own destiny. Projects 35 Pet Two tasty upcycling projects that will entice your canine’s
37 Dogscaping Turn your yard into a dog-friendly haven that everyone can enjoy together.
38 Bits n Chews 40 Canine Swim Fitness—More than Just the Doggie Paddle Canine—Half Moon Bay for the Day, rediscover our 42 Traveling dog-friendly neighbor to the north.
the Dogs: Unchained 44 For Find out how the non-profit organization, Unchained, pairs atrisk youth with shelter dogs to help change each other’s lives.
48 Military Working Dogs - One Step Closer 49 Rover Reviews Café Ariana On the Cover: Maximus chases after his Kong toy, and completes a perfect splash down on his first time ever dock diving session at Doggone Dirty Dock Diving in Hollister.
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Grooming All Starr Pet Services 25 Animal House Grooming 36 Suds N Scissors 54
A. Herman, Dog Therapist 51 Adobe Animal Hospital 27 Animal Cancer Center 47 Animal Health Center 4 Animal Hospital at Mid Valley 23 Animal Hospital of Salinas 51 Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital 2 Ark Animal Hospital 15 Cottage Veterinary Care 16 East Lake Animal Hospital 5 Monterey Peninsula Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Clinic 7 Motiv K9 Fitness 40, 54 Natural Veterinary Therapy 41 Ophthalmology for Animals 50 Pacific Veterinary Specialists 4 Nichols Veterinary Hospital 5 Pet Specialists, Inc. 17 Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital 2 Soquel Creek Animal Hospital 55 Well Scents 53
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cc | business spotlight Adrienne Herman grew up communicating with animals. She didn’t know it was a talent others didn’t share. It wasn’t until she was in her thirties and she took a health kinesiology class that she realized that she was receiving information that her peers were not. The animals Adrienne works with talk to her in a variety of ways. With some, she hears words in her head, or she may feel the emotion they are feeling; and for some, she sees a very explicit hologram, which shows her what the animal wants to communicate to her.
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Adrienne has a background (B.A. and M.S.) in education and human psychology, but after 30 years of communicating with animals as a side business, she decided to become a full-time pet therapist. She opened her office in Carmel four years ago. And although she calls herself “A. Herman Dog Therapist,” she has worked with
dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, and amphibians. Adrienne’s goal is to help companion animals reach their optimum level of joy and health. She listens to what they have to say, and when appropriate she utilizes a variety of alternative modalities to help with their issues. She works with flower essences, aromatherapy, color therapy, mineral therapy, Reiki-type massage, and nutritional supplements, among others. One of her more unusual cases was a Border Collie mix named Harry, with whom she did a phone consultation with last year. Harry was a rescued dog living in Texas. His guardian said he was a perfect dog except for one thing. He kept chewing up their books! Harry told Adrienne that he wanted to be read to. They started reading to him and he has not chewed up another book since!
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LITTLE BIG BUDDY BUDDY Coleman & Riya
Shadow and Pearl
Ranger & Jake
Rudy & Jax
Maggie & Riya Tess & Kip
Eunice & Bella
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Koda, Cupcake, and River
Zeus, Huckleberry & Dublin
Nikki, Kingston & Samson
Bella & Meeshka
Zoe & Peabody
Chocobits and Tennessee Eggnog & Guiness
Max & friend
Gracie & Bronson
Patrick & Paloma
Max & Luca
Romeo & Spike
DOGS AND BABIES A photo from the past or a recent snap, we would love to see the babies and dogs in your lives together. Email photos (at least 800x800 pixels) to editor@coastalcaninemag. com. Submission deadline is September 1. Cypress & Marina
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PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE BROWN FAMILY
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“V” is for VADER By Carie Broecker
Each new litter of Guide Dog Puppies are assigned a letter alphabetically Vader and siblings were all given “V” names. The primary job of a guide dog is to keep his two-legged companion safe, and that is a job that four-year-old Vader takes very seriously. Charlotte Brown developed cataracts at the age of four months. She had several surgeries and got artificial lenses that saved her sight for awhile, but at 11 years old, her sight began to fail again, and by the time she was 16 she only had pinhole vision. Charlotte is now 18 years old and legally blind. Charlotte first met Vader on her sixteenth birthday at The Seeing Eye®, a guide dog school in Morristown, New Jersey. When they first met, Charlotte was a little worried that Vader did not like her. Of course, he had just spent the first eighteen months of his life being raised
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and trained by someone else, so it took him just a little while to switch his allegiance and affections to Charlotte. Within a few weeks, he only had eyes for Charlotte. Now, if she gets too far out of his sight, he does a soft whine. When he has his harness on, he knows he is working and watches out for her. He alerts her to overhead obstacles such as stop signs or tree branches. He will stop her if a car is backing out of a driveway or making a turn when she is crossing the street. Yes, Vader takes his job very seriously, and Charlotte’s safety is his main concern. Charlotte was attending Rains High School in Emory, Texas and was on the track team when she was partnered with Vader. She imagines what must have been going through Vader’s mind the first time she took him to the track. He took one walk around the course with her, then she had him lie down and stay. Without Vader by her side, she stepped up to the
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runway, counted six long, fast left strides, planted her pole, and then hurled herself over 11 feet into the air to clear the bar. The look Vader gave her could have been translated to, “You can’t cross the street by yourself, but you can do that?” Vader was nervous for Charlotte and unsure of his role in this unusual activity at first. They didn’t teach him about this at guide dog school! Vader soon learned to relax at practices and competitions and came to realize that Charlotte knew what she was doing. Charlotte is not your average vision-impaired person. She comes from a family of sports enthusiasts and has two athletic, competitive brothers. She has played and competed in sports since she was five years old, including basketball, volleyball, track and field, soccer, gymnastics, and cheerleading. She recently won a bronze medal at the Texas State Track and Field Competition when she cleared a bar at 11 feet, six inches. That had been one of Charlotte’s goals for several years. With Vader by her side on the podium, she proudly accepted her
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award. If Charlotte has a message for the world, it isn’t about pole vaulting and it isn’t about being blind. She said her message is about “finding something that makes you happy, and doing it no matter what obstacles are in your way.”
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When pairing a guide dog with a companion, it is important that the personalities and the energy level are a match. Vader is perfect for Charlotte because he enjoys keeping up with her active lifestyle. Vader was Charlotte’s constant companion through high school and now he will be by her side at college. They are headed to Purdue University, where Charlotte received an academic scholarship and will start classes this fall. Vader doesn’t mind boarding planes and lying at her feet. He has gotten used to her independent activities like pole vaulting and swimming. He takes his work seriously, just like she does her academics. But just like Charlotte, he also likes to live life to the fullest. When he isn’t working, when the harness is off, “he a wild and playful dog who romps and plays Frisbee like a rambunctious goon,” says Charlotte. Charlotte wants to remind people not to pet or distract working service dogs. They have an important job to do and need to stay focused for the safety of their handler.
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Good luck at Purdue, Charlotte and Vader. You are both an inspiration to us all.
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The road to healing begins with LOVE
By Carie Broecker
Laura Taylor has always been the kind of person who rescues animals. She has fostered for rescue groups and always keeps her eyes on various rescue sites to see who is in need.
Four years ago, Laura came across Jax’s photo on the Animal Friends Rescue Project website. Jax is an 8-year-old tri-color Australian Shepherd. In 2011, he had been found in Calaveras County after being hit by a car and left for dead. A Good Samaritan saw him in
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a ditch and pulled over to investigate. When she discovered that he was still alive, she took him to the local animal shelter. The shelter contacted Animal Friends Rescue Project, and they took him into their program. ™
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Jax had excessive nerve damage and had no use of his right foreleg. He went into foster care with AFRP staff member Sue Trapp, and she took him to swim therapy for several months with Becky Lewis of Motiv K9 Fitness. He had a list of people interested in adopting him, but they all wanted to wait until he could use his leg again. That was until Laura came along. Laura offered to adopt Jax “as is.” She was committed to taking him to water therapy twice a week at her own expense. Becky at Motiv K9 Fitness generously gave her a discount so Jax could continue his therapy until he regained the use of his leg. If he didn’t regain use of the leg, amputation was a possibility because if the nerve damage did not heal the leg could wither up and die and would become a health hazard for Jax. Laura was hopeful that Jax could recover, but was also willing to take whatever came along even if it meant ending up with a three-legged dog. After four months of therapy, Jax’s main issue was mental. The nerve damage was healed, but Jax had gone so long without using his leg, that he had lost muscle memory. He had forgotten how to use the leg. Laura remembers the moment Jax first put weight on his front leg. He was on the underwater treadmill. He usually skipped (meaning he didn’t bear weight on his injured leg), but right before her eyes, she saw him put his foot down and take a normal stride! Then he did it again
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category | topic and again. Today he has full use of his leg although when he really wants to run fast he might still skip a little. Besides Laura, Jax shares his life with an 18-yearold cat named Alaya who rules the roost and Laura’s 9-year-old son, Cody. Laura says that Jax’s intelligence is uncanny. He recognizes many words and seems to understand full conversations. He is a special dog who deserved so much more than what he was given early on. He was blessed to find his way into Laura’s family. For anyone contemplating adopting a specialneeds animal, Laura says to be open to a variety of outcomes and to be flexible. Whatever your companion’s special need is, remember that they adapt easily and in most cases it isn’t as difficult to meet their needs as you might think. As long as you give your dog love, comfort, and security, and accept him no matter where he is in his healing process, you will have a loyal friend for life.
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6 Ways for Your Dog to Enjoy a Summer Splash
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Keep it simple with an easy way for your dog to cool off and enjoy the water. Let your oscillating sprinkler perform double duty; as it rehydrates your yard it can also provide a refreshing play session for your dogs and kids. Some dogs will enjoy attacking or trying to capture the streaming water from a hose as you hold it up and control the flow, careful that they don't overgulp.
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means fun at the beach, river, or lake. There are several dog-friendly beaches on the Central Coast to choose from. We keep an eye on the tide chart and like to make it out to the beach when the tide is the lowest and the beach is the biggest! Please pay attention to dangerous surf conditions, riptides, and possible giardia in stagnant bodies of water or bacteria warnings at the beach. A CFD (canine floatation device) always keeps your dog safer, and Ruffwear and Kurgo are two quality brands.
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the luxury of a built-in pool in our backyard, but if you do, let your dog enjoy it too! Swimming is great exercise and
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great fun for dogs of all ages. A plastic kiddie pool can be fun, too, for small and large dogs alike. Toss a toy or a few treats into the pool to get things started. Or just pick up your dog, step into the wading pool with him, and let him soak his feet in the water.
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the more advanced water dogs and their two-legged companions, paddle boarding is a great sport you can enjoy together on hot days. Santa Cruz Harbor and Monterey’s Heritage Harbor are popular places to set your board in the water. You will definitely need to equip your dog with a CFD, and you can rent other gear you’ll need from Monterey Bay Kayaks, Adventures by the Sea, SUP Shack, or Kayak Connection.
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By Scott Broecker
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF TEAM PEAK PERFORMANCE
May 3, 2015 Kalmar, Sweden
ust minutes before the race began, Mikael looked down at Arthur who was sound asleep. “Is it time to wake him?” he asked his wife.
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Was Arthur dreaming? Perhaps of another life? Was this his first race or had he raced before? With a gentle scratch behind his ear, Arthur popped up ready to go. This time he was officially entered in the race and this time it would be for charity and fun, and not life and death.
Indeed, Arthur had raced before. But he had not begun his last race with a full belly after sleeping in a warm house. In fact he had wandered the streets, hungry, lonely, and injured. His fate would begin to change when a kind stranger offered him part of his meal (a Swedish meatball). That kindness became an instant bond, one that Arthur would not easily let go of. The kind stranger was Mikael Lindnord, the team captain of the four-member Team Peak Performance, a group of professional Swedish athletes competing in the Adventure Racing World Series.
November 11, 2014 Ecuador In their final stages of a 440-mile race that took them across the Equator and over the Andes, the team prepared to begin a 40-kilometer trek through thick Ecuadorian jungle using only a map (no GPS devices allowed). Little did they know that their new friend had decided to join them. Already a few kilometers into the jungle, the team realized that the dog was following them. Continuing through the jungle and at times trudging through knee-deep mud, the dog refused to leave the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side. At one point, he
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had become almost completely exhausted and needed to be pulled from the mudâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but he still pushed on. Feeling better after wolfing down a few cans of food, when another team member fell ill from dehydration, it was Arthur who stood by him until he recovered. Race organizers warned the team against taking Arthur on the final section of the
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course, which was a 30-mile kayak race. Respecting their wishes, the team pushed off from shore without Arthur, but refusing to be left, he began swimming after the team. This was too heartbreaking to witness, so Mikael quickly boosted Arthur into his kayak. Still soaking wet and freezing, Arthur was wrapped in a team memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jacket.
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After racing for six continuous days, the team paddled across the finish line in the Ecuadorian coastal town of Mompiche. Now with five team members instead of four and finishing in 12th place out 50 international teams from 30 different countries. Faced with huge amounts of paperwork, vet visits and phone calls, Mikael was determined to bring Arthur back to Sweden. “If Arthur can expend so much energy to stay with us, he deserves that I put out this amount of energy for him.”
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A note of thanks found on Team Peak Performanceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page FERNANDO BANDERAS I am Ecuadorian and would like to thank you and the entire team for taking care of Arthur during the race and having the courage to take him back with you. We certainly have much to learn from your kindness and humanity. You might not have won the race, but you won the hearts and gratitude of all of us who love dogs!
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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came to Ecuador to win a championship. Instead I got a new friend.â&#x20AC;?
May 3, 2015 Kalmar, Sweden Today the team and Arthur ran for those who can't in the southern Sweden town of Kalmar for the Wings For Life World Run. The event is to support the spinal cord injury research NEXT PAGE >>
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all over the world. The race took place simultaneously in 35 different locations across 33 different countries. Arthur finished the race, although he was treated well, he had to endure 120 days in Swedish quarantine prior to running in it. He will now return to his forever home in Northern Sweden as a treasured member of the Lindnord family.
Swedish Animal Welfare * When most people think of Sweden, the first thing that comes to mind is IKEA. But for rescue groups, Sweden is remarkable because of its incredible animal welfare laws and the fact that dogs are so treasured, so well cared for, and so routinely spayed and neutered that the country has no pounds. That’s right: no dog pounds. As a result, specialized organizations in Sweden work with rescues from all over Europe to re-home much wanted dogs with waiting Swedish families.
The Arthur Foundation *Arthur is just one out of thousands of stray dogs, and the Arthur Foundation is established to help all other “Arthurs” out there. The Arthur Foundation has been created to help stray dogs become valued in society and to support the new law proposal that gives stray dogs rights against violence and abuse.
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Dogscaping– The perfect solution By Pam Bonsper
y friend asked me if I knew any “dog scapers.” I said, "Yes, and mine is the worst. He tunnels under, jumps over, and digs up the flowers. As a matter of fact, I named him Houdini." "No, no, no," my friend said. "I said dogscapers as in people who will help landscape a yard to fulfill the needs of your dog." I looked at her in complete wonderment. "Never knew they existed." "Look it up," my friend said, "there's a lot of info online. Maybe it would be a good idea for you and Houdini." As soon as I got home I put in a search. Here's what I found: Dogscaping means landscaping your outdoor area with your dog's welfare in mind. In other words, make a comfortable, safe and FUN environment for Houdini so he'll be so happy he won't want to escape. Or if you have a digger, prepare an area without plants where your dog can dig to his heart's content. Dogscaping is based on the needs of your particular pet. Does she love to run the perimeter of the fence? Then don't plant trees or bushes along the fence. Plant them far enough away to provide a good running path. A chewer? Don't use wicker furniture. Does your dog have boundless energy? Consider adding a mini agility set. An important thing to think about: if your dog loves being outside, he probably spends more time in the yard than you do. So why design your yard just for you? Watch his habits, such as where he likes to run, where he likes to sleep, what he likes to do. Would a doggy door be helpful? A well-designed area for your canine companion will result in a happy and less anxious pet. A secondary outcome: he won't destroy the areas of the yard you want for yourself. Safety first: When assessing and preparing your yard or property for your dog's pleasure, take a look at possible dangers. Is the fence in good repair? Is it high enough? Made
with nontoxic materials? Are there soft and shady areas? How about plants? Do you know which plants are toxic to dogs? Did you know that apple, apricots, amaryllis, and aloe are? Those are just some of the plants that start with "'A." The ASPCA website has an entire list. You may be surprised how long it is. Don't forget to remove the cacti. They may be drought-resistant, but are very dangerous to snoopy snouts. Speaking of plants—has your dog ever dug up your newly planted flowers? Or eaten your beautiful tulips? An easy solution is to fence in your flower area, or plant flowers somewhere your dog can't access. Tired of trying to maintain a beautiful lawn? Has the drought turned your lawn brown? You might want to consider installing artificial grass. Coming in many varieties these days, it’s hard to tell that it’s not the real thing. K9Grass® is specifically designed for dogs and has 100 percent drainage and antimicrobial backing and is not only drought resistant but extremely pet friendly. Don’t forget to provide access to fresh water. Keep an outdoor bowl in the shade and topped with ice cubes on a hot day. There are also several clever doggy water fountains on the market to keep your dog hydrated and entertained. There are really no mysteries about dogscaping. It's just good common sense and a willingness to share your space with your dog. If you provide a playground, the children will come. If you provide a dog playground, your dog will be happy and stay there. I decided to became one with Houdini. I put my nose to the ground when he did, I ran back and forth and watched as he looked for ways to escape. He didn't seem to be interested in escaping at all. I realized it was because I was with him. It dawned on me that if I spent more time outside with him, it would solve the problem. So I decided to try “peoplescaping” and bought myself a comfy chaise lounge and portable umbrella. I sipped my lemonade in my shade and he planted himself under his favorite tree. And guess what? I didn't feel like escaping to the computer room! Summer 2015 | coastalcaninemag.com | 37
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Great for on-the-go grooming or between baths. Works well on dogs, cats, and small animals alike. These mandarin-scented grooming wipes are made with plant-based ingredients to clean and nourish naturally. They’re durable enough to take on muddy paws and claws, but gentle enough to use daily for a burst of freshness. Throw a pack in your bag or car—they travel well. $5.99
Bone Pool Enjoy some summer fun in the sun with your dogs with this heavy-duty, bone-shaped play pool for dogs. This five-foot by four-foot pool is 11 inches high and made with truck-bed liner material. It has a brass cap and drain for easy draining. Built to last! $299.99.
PortoBallo, GoofBall, and StickBall PortoBallo has a unique shape that gives it a crazy bounce your dog will love. GoofBall has a shape that helps it fly, and StickBall is for dogs who love sticks and don’t want a toy that bounces. PortoBallo and GoofBall can also be “stuffed” with treats for more fun at home. All three float and are compatible with a standard ball launcher. These are available for preorders and are due out in September 2015. $10.00
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Books Worth Barking About Rescue Your Dog From Fear: Triedand-True Techniques to Help Your Dog Feel Secure By Peggy O. Swager 2015, Lyons Press, $16.95 When Peggy Swager adopted two puppy-mill dogs from her local rescue center, all the books in the world couldn’t help her ease her new pups fears. But what she was able to accomplish using her past experience training horses was astounding. This book gives you all the tools you need to train and relax your newly adopted, fearful dog. From explaining the root of his timid behavior, to handling aggression and adjusting your own tone of voice, you’ll have all the information needed to make your companion feel safe and loved in his new home.
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Inspiring True Story of One Boy and His Dog By Wendy Holden 2014, Thomas Dunne Books, $22.00
Dogs are People, Too By Dave Coverly
2015, Henry Holt and Co. $19.95 A large collection of 100 percent dog-themed cartoons from the creator of the syndicated panel “Speed Bump.” Punctuated with photos and fond reminiscences of Dave's own real dogs, the illustrations are all high-gloss and mainly color, and the humor is just spot-on. With categories like working dogs, techie dogs, badly behaving dogs, and profiles of dogs both famous and not-so-famous, this hilarious cartoon collection is perfect for animal lovers.
It was a cold night in London in 2012 when Haatchi, an adorable Anatolian Shepherd was abused and left for dead on railroad tracks, only to be hit by a train. Although his life was saved, his leg and tail were severed, and Haatchi was left disabled and dispirited. Owen, know to his family as Little B for “little buddy,” was born with a rare genetic condition that leaves him largely confined to a wheelchair. Often anxious, Little B found it difficult to talk with people and make friends. But when Little B met Haatchi, they developed an amazing bond that transformed both their lives in miraculous ways.
2015 Spring Dog Festival Hosted by C-Dog (the Coastal Dog Owners' Group), the Spring Dog Festival is the biggest and best dog event in the Santa Cruz/Monterey area. This year’s event on May 17 was no exception—a beautiful day, great turnout, and nothing but love for all of our four-legged friends. The group announced that the nonprofit organization Unchained is the recipient of a $2,000 donation from funds raised at the event. Unchained teaches at-risk youth to help train shelter dogs, with the kids learning positive communication skills and the training increasing the dogs chances of being adopted.
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Canine Swim Fitness More than just the Doggie Paddle. By Becky Lewis RVT, CCRP
Make a splash! Whether swimming for fitness or for physical rehabilitation, swimming feels good and energizes your canine. Did you know that not all dogs know how to swim? It does not matter what size dog you may have, warm water exercise is restorative. Exercise in warm water helps to keep the body in motion, especially for maturing dogs. After their swim, muscles are stretched out and limber, making them feel good.
Once Mele started swimming, her strength and mobility improved giving her a better quality of life as well as an enhanced performance on the course enabling her to obtain a top title in agility. She is a new old dog!
Swimming is excellent exercise for dogs. Five minutes of vigorous swimming is equivalent to five miles of running! Also, when dogs swim they are using a different set of neuro pathways to make that swim motion happen, and swimming works on different muscle groups than when dogs are walking or running on land.
Very often we hear dog caretakers say, “my dog dosen't like to swim.” In my experience having a dog swim in a controlled environment such as
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The water provides a weightless environment, reducing the weight bearing effects on the joints, yet adds resistance. This resistance is what provides improved strength and conditioning. Mele a 12-year-old Shepherd mix who enjoyed a very active life on the agility circuit, was slowing down. Pam, her caretaker, thought she would have to retire her. Then Mele started coming in for her weekly swim fitness session.
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water is critical to their well being. Since not all dogs know how to swim, swim lessons are a wonderful way to teach them to have fun in the water, but also to be safe. Other complementary treatments that enhance the benefits of water exercise for your dog include the Land Treadmill, Class IV Laser Therapy, and Exercise Program, all customized to your pets specific needs. the heated pool at Motiv, with a trained professional, proves great success with overcoming resistance and bringing out their â&#x20AC;&#x153;inner swimmer.â&#x20AC;? For those dogs that still remain anxious, they do quite well exercising on the water treadmill. There are many applications for Water Therapy. Following an injury, post-operative conditioning, arthritis management, mobility changes, mental stimulation, behavior improvement, cross training for canine athletes, to burn off excess energy, especially for puppies, and weight management.
Whether for fitness or therapy, all dogs, no matter age or size, benefit from water exercise. Exercise is crucial to the health and well-being of a physically fit dog.
See you at the pool! Becky Lewis RVT, CCRP has over 14 years of experience in Canine Rehabilitation. She founded Motiv K9 Fitness Therapy, a state of the art rehabilitation facility, in 2011. For more information visit www.motivk9.com
Bella, a six-year-old Dachshund, was referred to me for healthy weight management. Through nutritional counseling, a home exercise program and twice weekly fitness sessions on the water treadmill and the land treadmill, Bella has lost six pounds and is on her way to a healthier life style, giving her the gift of life. Many dogs are around other forms of water such as backyard pools or lakes. These can be areas of danger for untrained canines. An additional benefit to swim therapy or swim fitness is learning water safety. Teaching your dog to become comfortable around
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Half Moon Bay Revisited By Whitney Wilde
“This trip feeds my soul,” my friend Marilyn commented as we drove up Highway 1 to Half Moon Bay. Time zips by on the 50-mile drive north from Santa Cruz. On our right are rolling hills, redwood groves, marshlands, brussel sprouts, berries and farm stands (delicious pie at Swanton Berry Farm!). To the left are beautiful beaches, rocky cliffs, windsurfers, and if we are lucky, whales. Today, 18 dogs and 14 humans from Woofers & Walkers are taking a day trip to Half Moon Bay. Come along with us on our one-day vacation.
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World famous surf spot, Maverick’s, is my favorite place to walk. One winter, the roar of 40-foot waves vibrated my whole body. Starting in a small parking lot, walk along the Pillar Point Marsh (keep your eye out for the fallen tree carved with whales, dolphins, and fish),
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past the mouth of the harbor (and the memorial to surfers who have died here), to the beach. There are soooo many seashells here! Opalescent turban snails, cowries and rare sea urchin shells! This is an on-leash beach, but don’t be surprised to see dogs running free. You might also want to check out the Half Moon Bay Dog Park at the end of Wavecrest Avenue
adjacent to Smith Field. It is a localâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite. This is a 16,000 square foot fenced-in, off-leash park run by volunteers. It is a great place to bring lunch then watch your dog romp across the well maintained bark surface. After a day at the beach, there is no better place than Moss Beach Distillery to watch the sunset and get some good grub. Originally a speakeasy during Prohibition, the dog-friendly patio has fabulous fireplaces overlooking the ocean (but be sure to go inside and check out the beautiful stained glass windows). The Distillery has a dog menu, priced in bones, and the burger patties (5 bones) were a huge hit with all our pups. The crab & avocado quesadilla was heavenly and made me want to go back again and again. No complaints from any humans or dogs. As the sun set over the ocean, we sat around the many fireplaces, wrapped in warm wool blankets provided by the restaurant. The dogs settled all around us, tired from a day of running the beach. A perfect end to a perfect day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our bellies and our souls were full. This was just a day trip and a small sample of what Half Moon Bay offers dogs and their people. Spend the weekend at one of the dog-friendly hotels and take advantage of all the many restaurants with your pooch in Half Moon Bay. There are many places to eat and sleep with your pooch, in Half Moon Bay. Check out the Dog-Frienldy Traevling Canine link at www.coastalcaninemag.com .
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unCHAINED By Kelly Luker
UnChained was founded by Melissa Wolf, whose growing awareness of animal cruelty gave her the determination to find a way to change it. Wolf returned to school for a degree in humane education and learned the solution was to use animals, not people, to encourage society’s awareness of animal welfare. Since her original concern was for shelter dogs, Wolf believed kids with a similar background could not only relate to them, but be motivated to teach dogs basic commands in order to increase their chances of adoption. “Young kids can save a dog’s life,” says Wolf, noting that it works both ways. As the children learn to bond and work with their dog, they gain selfesteem and discover ways to better themselves, thus improving their own lives. Or, as Wolf points out, they increase their own odds of staying alive at all. “Many kids have been told they will not survive into adulthood,” she says. They may have been born into families who, for generations have been involved in gang violence. They are sometimes witnesses to friends and family members killed at an early age.
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Each dog is paired with two children, ages 11 to 18, for an eight-week session. They attend training sessions twice a week for two hours at a time. They learn to praise and encourage positive behavior rather than punish negative behavior, a way of teaching that is often at odds with the way they were raised. Each eight-week session uses three shelter dogs that can be any breed or mixed breed, from Pit Bulls to Chihuahuas. Candidates are thoroughly evaluated for temperament (shy dogs are considered, undersocialized or fearful dogs are not). The organization then works to get those dogs into foster homes. Wolf notes that UnChained has an 83 percent adoption rate within 30 days for dogs that have completed the program. Given that there is always a shortage of foster families, Wolf urged those wary of fostering
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Those that seem to learn quickest, notes Wolf, are young dogs that lack even basic manners. Goliath is a good example. The 90-lb. Great Dane/Mastiff mix learned to roll over on his first day of class, perhaps because his trainer got on the ground, demonstrating how to do it. Roland also showed remarkable change within a short time. On his first day of class, Wolf notes, the little Chihuahua would not look at his trainer nor respond to treats. By the second class, Roland understood that the trainer was “his person” and quickly began to pick up the commands.
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Roland, Goliath, and all the shelter dogs in between have been especially effective in teaching the kids impulse control. Managing a treat bag, clicker, leash, and commands forces the young trainer to both coordinate and find patience to wait for the right time to reinforce the desired behavior. As the weeks pass, Wolf observes how the children learn how to give rather than take, which also builds self-esteem and confidence. Besides learning how to teach basic commands, the kids are also educated about pet care, overpopulation, and breed stereotyping. They are not only equipped to bring this knowledge to their own dog, but to educate others.
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K9 AMBASSADOR Deleta Jones 1301 Nash Road, Hollister (831) 636-3319 www.k9ambassador.net
“There is nothing we can’t handle.” Deleta Jones, a California native, started training dogs when she was 9 years old. Her first dog was a German Shepherd who needed a lot of training. She took classes from a neighbor and in the process discovered her calling. She quickly found out that she was a natural-born trainer, and she realized how much satisfaction she felt when her dog began to learn and their bond deepened. By the time she was in her twenties she was a professional dog trainer as well as a firefighter with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. She has trained dogs in agility, Schutzhund, protection work, sporting, and search and rescue. She has also trained military and police dogs in bomb and narcotics detection. After retiring from fire fighting, she owned and operated a dog-training facility in Gilroy for 8 years. Then, in 2011 she opened a state-of-the-art training center in Hollister. The center boasts seven beautiful acres, which include indoor/outdoor kennels, a one-acre training field, and an agility course. Deleta’s K9 Ambassador training center serves the gamut of training needs, including training for family pets, search and rescue dogs, and personal protection dogs. The center specializes in in-kennel training, in which they first train your dog, then bring you in and train you to help your dog reach his full potential. Deleta prides herself in taking on some of the harder cases that others can’t. She has helped many rescues with behavior issues such as fear and dominance aggression. When local veterinarians come across a dog with difficult behavior issues, they often refer their clients to Deleta. Deleta’s technique is to use positive reinforcement and tailor the training for each individual dog’s needs.
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Military Working Dogs are now one step closer to a long overdue (guaranteed) ride home WASHINGTON, June 19, 2015 /PRNewswireUSNewswire/ -- The nation's military working dogs, each of whom saves the lives of between 150-200 servicemen and women in the course of their career, are one step closer to being guaranteed treatment as the heroes they are as the U.S. Senate today followed the House of Representatives in passing the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with language supported by American Humane Association mandating that America's heroic military working dogs will be returned to U.S. soil upon retirement, and that their human handlers and their families – to whom these dogs mean more than anyone else – will be given first right of adoption. The language was introduced in the House by Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and the Senate by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO).
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Despite the remarkable efforts of the U.S. Air Force, which has worked hard to bring back most war dogs, too many of our four-footed veterans are left behind on foreign soil and never again see their human Battle Buddies with whom they went through so much. The problem is that if dogs are retired overseas, they become civilians and are no longer qualified to travel home on military vehicles – creating an often insurmountable barrier to getting them home to the ones who care for them most. Over the past year, American Humane Association has privately funded the transportation home of 21 military working dogs and contract working dogs and helped reunite them with their former human handlers. We now urge the President to sign this long-overdue measure into law. We believe ALL our veterans – twofooted and four-footed – should come back to a hero's welcome, a loving, forever home, and the happy, healthy, and dignified retirement they so deserve after a lifetime of service to their country. That hope is now within sight of becoming a reality."
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Favaloro's Cafe Ariana
543 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove (831) 920-1381 www.cafe-ariana.com As told to Pam Bonsper How lucky to have a full tummy and be relaxing in an outdoor patio on the main street of America's last hometown. As I watched the feet of tourists and locals pass by, I wondered why this was the last town. I wanted to ask, but my whines just brought pizza crumbs as my two-legged mom and her friend finished their lunch. This was a gnawing question, and as I’ve always been keen for treats, I started gnawing on the patio chair leg. No reaction. My mom's friend was raving about her Caprese panini and arugula and pear salad. Mom was trying to decide which pizza she had preferred: the Tutto Formaggio or the Zingara pizza. Imagine eating two pizzas, I thought to myself, but then I noticed the to-go container and licked my chops knowing I would make out later. I pawed Mom's leg. She just kept calling everyone on her phone. "You've got to come to Ariana's," she was saying. "It's the little sidewalk cafe on Lighthouse next to Favaloro's. Yes, of course THE Favaloro's. The famous Favaloro's. This is their daughter's place and I'm telling you . . .it is fabo! You order from the counter, and it's first class Mediterranean cuisine—soups, salads, pizzas, and paninis. And you can bring your dog. How many places in town let you do that?" Mom hurried into the restaurant to snap pictures of the yummy gelato bar and the great assortment of pies and cakes. She came out with two big scoops of gelato and a thick wedge of mascarpone limoncello cake. I looked over at the -home Affordable in Pomeranian with the attitude. g puppy and do "Talk about lucky to be relaxing teach ll wi ng ni ai tr verbal in a dog-friendly restaurant on you complete oven pr g in us the most famous street of the last control without the ds ho et m hometown in America," the cute clickers, use of treats, little Pom said. "But you're really or rs lla co k oc sh idation. one lucky pooch to be enjoying this abusive intim fabo restaurant with ME!" ormick Sandy McCtra I jumped off Mom's lap and iner.com sandy@offleash iner.com tra was completely lost in those www.off leash 05 (831) 431- 39 dark black eyes. I hoped Mom and her friend would order some cappuccino. I wanted to stay and watch that cute little Pom all day. I was in love, and all I can say is... "Restaurant goers beware . . . Jumping • Barking • Chewing • Housetraining • And more! that's what Italian does to a dog!"
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Soquel Creek Animal Hospital is a full service companion animal practice located in “Sunny” Soquel and serving Santa Cruz County. At Soquel Creek Animal Hospital we promise to provide your pet with the highest quality of individualized, progressive health care.
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