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Calendar

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Around the Water Bowl

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Puppy Mill Update

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Cover Model Search

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Fundraisers, events and tons of furry fun News of the furry and feathered

What happened to all those dogs? Meet cover model Nalu & our finalists

Summer Fun Tips

Bad: Fleas, Exhaustion & Overheating

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Making A Difference

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Socializing Your Animal

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Reward Based Training

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Comfort Is the Key

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Madison: Two-Pound Gift

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We LOVE Shiba Inus!

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Cesar’s Tips

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Local Pets

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Pet Directory

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On Behalf of Hawaii’s Animals Have a Happy & Healthy Pet

Learn more about this popular technique Make sure your pet is well adjusted

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PAWS ON THE PATH The Humane Society's Paws on the Path hiking club traverses Oahu's most beautiful trails. Volunteers lead free hikes on the last Saturday of every month. Meet at the trail head at 8:30am. hawaiianhumane.org • May 28 - Kaunala Trail • June 25 - Manana Trail • July 30 - Maunawili Golf Trail • August 27 - Likeke Trail

TROPICAL PAWS May 6 at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Hawaii Island Humane Society’s 15th annual Tropical Paws which supports vital programs offered by HIHS, features silent and live auctions, buffet dinner, live entertainment, dancing. $100 per person, $1500 for reserved table of 10. Tickets at HIHS shelters, by calling 808-329-2135, ext. 3 or online via PayPal at www.HIHS.org.

PET EXPO May 7 & 8. Bring your pet to the biggest local pet event of the year at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall from 10am - 4pm. FREE Admission and all socialized pets are welcome! All animals must be leashed/contained and controlled by their owners at all times. Please refrain from bringing dogs in heat. Although admission is FREE, you are en-

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couraged to bring non-perishable ‘people’ food items to benefit the Hawaii Food Bank. Brought to you by the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association.

HAWAII FID-O May 7, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Help Kauai's homeless animals by joining Kauai Humane Society at their annual fundraiser! The dinner and silent auction will be held at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club. Tickets are $100 each and are available at the Society starting April 1. Sponsorship opportunities available. Call (808) 632-0610 or visit kauaihumane.org. CANINE GAME DAY May 14. Spend the day with the Hawaiian Humane Society with festivities that include pets for adoption, a mini-expo, pet contests, games for people and animals, as well as food and fun! Visit hawaiianhumane.org to learn more.

2011 HAWAII WIENER DERBY May 14. Part of Hawaiian Humane Society's Canine Game Day, this is a must-see event for all pet lovers! Watch delightful doxies as they race to the finish line. All dachshunds are invited to participate. Visit hiwienerderby.com to learn more or turn to page 7.

7TH ANNUAL HAWAII KAI DOG WALK June 5. Hawaii Kai Dog Park. Sign up for the 7th Annual Hawaii Kai Dog Walk, a fundraiser for Hui 'Ilio Hawaii, bringing the community together to celebrate the human-animal bond. Enjoy a 2.3 mile

walk or mini .9 mile walk through beautiful Hawai'i Kai with your best friend(s). Vendor booths, exhibits, games and goodies. Each pre-registered walker will receive a T-shirt and gift bag (walk- ins too, while supplies last). $20 pre-registration at www.hui-ilio.org.

PET BLESSING FESTIVAL June 5. Hawaii Kotohira Jin- sha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, 1239 Olomea Street, Honolulu; 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Leashed or caged pets and their owners of all faiths are in- vited to attend the annual Pet Blessing Festival for a complimentary blessing. Take time out of your busy lives to create a day of love and cel- ebration honoring our faithful friends and loyal companions. Help your pets beat the summer heat with their special “Pet Shave Ice” and multi flavored pet pops. Lots of street parking on Olomea Street and in the shrine “barking” lot. www.e-shrine.org

MICROCHIP MADNESS Each August, veterinarians from Waianae to Hawaii Kai are offering low cost microchipping of pets for a flat rate of $5 thanks to a partnership with Hawaiian Humane Society. A microchip typically costs $25. Participating veterinarians are waiving the cost of the doctor’s visit so that dogs and cats can receive the microchip implant at a substantial discount. The August promotion aims to reduce the number of lost pets in the community. View the list of participating veterinary clinics at hawaiianhumane.org.


3rd Annual Wiener Derby

Don’t miss he running of the dachshunds again at Canine Game Day , a free event complete with on-site adoptions, contests, games, food and a mini-expo. The race is a family event and attracts over 100 dachshunds and their friends, family and supporters, as well as providing fun entertainment for those attending the Game Day with all breeds of dogs. Started in 2009, Hawaii Wiener Derby is one of the Hawaii's leading dog events bringing together families and their pets for fun and fellowship. Dachshund Racing or Wiener Dog Racing has not been around for very long, but thanks to Miller Lite’s creative ad agency, their 1993 television commercial listed odd possibilities for sports such as The

Miss Perfect Face Off, Sumo Platform Diving and Wiener Dog Drag Races. Since airing, the wiener race phenomenon has taken off in a big way. Wiener Race Facts: • The national wiener dog racing championships - the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals – are sponsored of course by Der Wienerschnitzel hot dogs, feature racing wieners from across the USA. • Most dachshund races are a length of 50 feet, and usually start with the dogs in a starting box. • The box is opened upon a signal from a referee and the race begins. • In some races the course is wide open, however some races have each lane separated. • The latter races tend to be less entertaining since much of the fun of a dachshund race is watching dogs mill around the starting gate sniffing each other instead of running. • Between 30 and 40 dachshund races are

scheduled across the USA annually according to the Dachshund Club of America. Admission to Canine Game Day is free. Dachshund registration: $15 after April 14th until race day. Online registration and t-shirts available at www.hiwienerderby.com.

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Puppy Mill Update By The Hawaiian Humane Society • www.hawaiianhumane.org

“This bill is about big operations that have more animals than they can care for and what happens when profit becomes more important than an animal’s quality of life.”

In February, Hawaiian Humane Society got just the break it needed to rescue more than 150 dogs from a Waimanalo puppy mill. After nearly three years, the investigation was about to come to a head. That break came when HPD was investigating a barking dog complaint and found animals in deplorable living conditions. Care had deteriorated to the point where the operator was irrefutably in violation of the law.

A German shepherd had just given birth in a kennel with other dogs. She held her pup in her mouth desperately searching for a clean spot of concrete that wasn’t soiled in feces to lay her newborn. With overgrown coats, shitzus and poodles dragged their matted hair across urine in their cramped housing. Water bowls were muddied with filth. Flies swarmed about unsanitary kennels. It took weeks for Humane Society cruelty case experts to painstakingly document the evidence and conditions for each animal, a case which is now in the hands of the Prosecutor’s office. “We’re confident that the evidence we have will secure a conviction,” says Keoni Vaughn, Humane Society’s director of operations and the case’s chief investigator. “There are standards of care that the law assures and that animals deserve. We hope our justice system will pursue penalties to the fullest extent of the law.”

Hawaii’s largest puppy mill rescue has put the spotlight on such operators to regulate them. Senate Bill 1522, introduced by Clayton Hee, would require large-scale breeders to provide humane care and treatment to their dogs, including sufficient food, water, veterinary care, shelter, space and exercise. It would also ensure female dogs get enough rest in between litters and allow reasonable access for inspectors. The bill is currently making its way through the Legislature and the public is urged to contact their district’s representatives to voice their support. “There are many caring, responsible breeders and operations like these can give good breeders a bad name,” says Pamela Burns, president and ceo of the Humane Society. “This bill is about big operations that have more animals than they can care for and what happens when profit becomes more important than an animal’s quality of life.”

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NALU Summer 2011 Cover Model:

3 month-old English Bulldog • Ewa Beach Nalu may look bad to the bone, but this cuddly little puppy is a sweetie pie. Proud owner Terry Tabiolo has this to say about their adorable dog: “Nalu is such an adorable puppy! So energetic, playful, and so lovable. I can never get mad at him looking at that face. He also likes getting his picture taken.” Cover photo courtesy of Terry Tabiolo.

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We’re looking for Hawaii’s cutest pets for our Fall 2011 cover. Submit a high resolution picture of your pet on www.hawaiipetnetwork.com by July 7, 2011 and they could be our next cover model! The public will be invited to vote for our finalists on hawaiipetnetwork.com and facebook. The Hawaii Pet Magazine staff will choose the cover model from the finalists. It’s that easy!

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Solid Gold SunDancer A chicken-based dog food is finally here. Several years ago, Solid Gold decided to develop a chicken-based dog food. Then, came the bird/avian flu and chickens were contaminated and chicken-based dog foods were pulled off the market. Solid Gold waited. Then, in 2009-2010 the chicken/egg salmonella poisoning caused many chicken-based dog foods to be recalled. Now, chickens have been given a clean bill of health, so Solid Gold introduced SUNDANCER. This unique dog food is an advance of all other chicken-based dog foods on the market. Peas are a good source of protein, but caused gas in many dogs. However, we researched and found that if tapioca and the grain quinoa were mixed with peas, gas doesn’t form. So we used these unique ingredients. Tear stains in some dogs are problems. It is usually an allergy to some ingredients in the dog’s food. However, we found Chia seed/ AKA Salba, neutralizes this problem. People may know Chia seed as Chia Pets, that clay head that sprouts “hair” when water is added. But Chia is much more than a novelty Chia has been called the Ancient Grain of the Future. Aztecs and Mayans mixed the seeds with water to form a gel. It was taken internally not only as a cleanser to remove irritants in the intestinal tract, but was used for endurance. It was the only food used by ancient warriors and athletes during an activity. When the gel was applied topically to wounds or skin irritations, the skin healed rapidly. We also put Chia for internal healing in our Sundancer dog food. The most fascinating ingredient in our SunDancer is curcumin, the root from the turmeric plant. It has a 4,000 year old history for curing a variety of health problems in India. Curcumin is known worldwide as the “Indian Solid Gold”. That’s a nice déjà vu expression. Perhaps, curcumin is most well-known for its use in cancer. The Indians say that there are 33 channels of cancer, and curcumin address all of them. The University of Maryland Medical Center found that curcumin lowered bad cholesterol to reduce the cause of stroke. It also reduced pressure on the eye. Curcumin gives mustard the yellow color and the spice flavor. See http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/tumeric-000277.html. Dr. David H Frig, MBA found turmeric/curcumin inhibited amyloid plaque from forming in the brain which contributed to Alzheimer’s disease. In 1958, the U.S. Congress wanted to fund a study for the elimination of cancer using turmeric/curcumin. But the big pharmaceutical companies put forth such a large lobby, that it was stopped. They said such a study would interfere with the revenue from their cancer drugs. One pharmaceutical person said that if this curcumin were so effective, they would synthesize it and make it into a prescription drug. In 1971, President Nixon agreed to begin a new curcumin/cancer study. But the Watergate problem stopped that. Look for our shiny purple bags of Solid Gold SunDancer dog food. We also use fish to support the DNA of Oriental dogs, Arctic dogs and dogs originally from England, Scotland, Ireland, and all water dogs (such as labs, poodles, terriers, retrievers, and sporting dogs). If you don’t add fish to these dog’s diet, they may develop allergies in the lower legs and chew or lick their feet. Look for the two dancing dogs on the bag of our hermetically, vacuum sealed bags for freshness. Do not pour the food out into another container. Open the bag, scoop out what you need and close with bag clips or clothes pins. The act of pouring exposes the food to air. We use no chemical preservatives in our fresh Solid Gold dog foods. A Funny Story Sissy, the owner of Solid Gold, was recently at a dog show and it was quite warm. Someone commented that the news said that the planet, Saturn, with its rings, was heating up the galaxy. A near-by 10 year old girl standing close by said she knew what Saturn looked like. She said “that’s the planet with the hula hoops”. Now, don’t you feel old! Solid Gold Holistic Animal Nutrition Center 1331 N. Cuyamaca, El Cajon, CA 92020 12

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SUMMER FUN TIPS FOR OUR DOGS & CATS

Fleas, Overheating & Exhaustion are the Bad guys. By Dr. Elison • www.haikuvet.com • (808) 235-6405

Flea control is still the most bothersome problem we face every year, but it has never been better or easier to manage. The products available through veterinary clinics are still the most safe and reliable. Unfortunately, there have been problems with counterfeit products that pharmaceutical

distributors will not support should problems arise from the un-ethical distribution of products. The new product on the block is called Trifexis, which is a combination of a heartworm preventive and flea adulticide. This medication kills adult fleas and not just sterilizes them. Trifexis is effective for a month and is available and safe for most dogs. Your veterinary professional would be able to determine whether your dog is a candidate for this new medication. Reviewing your particular situation with a pet health professional / veterinarian will certainly guide you to a very effective program of parasite control. For cats we still recommend the monthly

Advantage multi or Revolution since these two products address heartworm prevention, flea, ear mites, and intestinal parasite control. Remember there is no treatment for heartworms in cats. Another important summer safety concern is overheating. Do not leave any pet in an automobile unattended ! Remember too that overheating includes the hot pavement and sidewalks we may be walking our dogs upon during the day. Exhaustion and dehydration during hikes are also preventable conditions we encounter every summer. Safety and prevention are goals for the Summer fun with our pets. at not all pets will permit this procedure.

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Making a Difference

On Behalf of Hawaii’s Animals How to Make Your Voice Heard By Theresa Donnelly

A Rottweiler that was on a extremely short chain during a canvass in Ewa with Poi Dogs and Popoki last year.

Although the 2011 legislative session has adjourned, now is the perfect time to learn how you can play a critical role in shaping animal-protection policy in the Hawaii State Legislature in 2012 and beyond. In 2011, more than 3000 bills were introduced in the Hawaii legislature, around 40 of them related to not only companion animals such as dogs and cats, but farm animals, peacocks, marine animals, insects and even wild animals held in zoos. The Hawaiian Humane Society conducted a survey in 2005 that found that 64% of Oahu residents own at least one dog or cat. With the majority of Hawaii’s population already understanding the human-animal bond, we can be a great advocate for the protection of all animals. “Protecting animals from unnecessary

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“It is our responsibility to be a voice for the animals and citizen advocacy and involvement is critical to these efforts”

cruelty and abuse is a public interest and mainstream, majority-held value. It is our responsibility to be a voice for the animals and citizen advocacy and involvement is critical to these efforts” said Inga Gibson, Hawaii State Director for The Humane Society of the United States A good place to start your research into current animal-protection legislation is to visit the Hawaiian Humane Society website at www.hawaiianhumane.org under animal-related information and click on current laws. Of particular note are our animal-cruelty laws and Hawaii’s new pet confinement bill, signed into law last year. You can also visit the Hawaii State page of the Humane Society of the United States

at www. humanesociety.org for information and action alerts on priority bills and issues. Although our laws have been strengthened in recent years, according to The Humane Society of the United States, Hawaii ranks in the bottom tier (number 45) as having some of the weakest animal protection laws in the country. This ranking is based on a comprehensive review of animal cruelty, animal fighting, farm animal and wildlife protection laws. In fact, just last year the House Committee on Tourism, Culture and International Affairs attempted to pass a resolution recognizing cockfighting as a “cultural activity.” Thankfully, this meas-


Photo courtesy of the West Hawaii Hawaii Humane Society.

Sen. Clayton Hee was presented the 2010 Humane Legislator of the Year award at Humane Lobby Day in February from The Humane Society of the United States and Hawaiian Humane Society. Sen Hee has a been a huge champion for animals, leading efforts to pass felony animal cruelty law in 2007, the landmark shark fin law in 2010, and sponsoring antidogfighting and anti-puppy mill legislation this session.

ure was rightfully killed by the House of Representatives, but left an embarrassing “black mark” on Hawaii. There are many ways to make your voice heard, but to really understand the legislative process, and how to be an effective animal advocate, attend a Lobby 101 for Animals, held throughout the year, or Humane Lobby Day, an annual event held at the start of each legislative session presented by The Humane Society of the United States and the Maui, Kauai, Oahu, and Hawaii Island Humane Societies. Another good place to visit is the Hawaii State Public Access Room located at the State Capital in room 401. When the legislature is in session, they are open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For no charge, staff can train you how to read a bill, search for bills relating to your interests, and even how to contact legislators to discuss laws you think need to be passed or strengthened. They also hold training sessions for those who want to become more involved but don’t know where to start. For more information, call (808)-587-0478. Meeting with your legislators is crucial, as many of them chair or sit on the very committees for the bills you would like to see passed. Personally, I have found my representatives friendly and receptive to my ideas on animal welfare. Often, they are impressed that concerned citizens take the time to take a stand and speak out on the protection of Hawaii’s animals. Submitting testimony online or via email also makes a huge difference. Even if you can’t show up in person to testify, your

feedback will be posted online for all to view. Legislators do read the testimony and well-written feedback is often posted in the first few pages of the testimony postings. The Hawaii State Legislature - found online at www.capitol.hawaii.gov - is very user-friendly. There, you can track bill status, submit testimony and find contact in-

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Socializing Your Animal

Makes for a Happy & Well Behaved Family Member By Janet O'Connor, Oahu SPCA Marketing and Educational Outreach Director

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” - Anatole France

Sometimes as humans, we think that it’s most important for us to have good socialization skills with each other so we train our children early on about the right and acceptable ways to behave in society. However, when owning a pet, those same standards apply just as aptly to a cat or dog or even larger animals including horses. Wikipedia defines the socialization of animals to “the process of training animals to be kept by humans in close relationships, especially cats and working dogs.” Whether getting a new pet, adopting or fostering one from a shelter, the following are some helpful tips to try:

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comfortable with being handled. The second is to use food bribes. The final method is to distract the cat with toys while handling them. The cat may then be gradually introduced to larger spaces. It is not recommended to let the cat back outside because that may cause it to revert to its feral state. The process of socialization often takes three weeks to three months for a kitten.

CATS A cat can easily return readily to its feral state if it has not been socialized property in its young life. A feral cat usually acts defensively although sometimes people often unknowingly own one and think it is merely “unfriendly”. Although it is said that socializing cats older than six months cannot be done, the process can take two to four years of diligent food bribes and handling and depends on the cat’s acceptance. Eventually the feline may be persuaded to become comfortable with humans and the indoor environment.

DOGS It is noted that the process of socialization with dogs begins even before a puppy’s eyes are open! If the mother is fearful of humans or her environment, she can pass this along to her puppies. For

most dogs, however, a mother who interacts well with humans is the best teacher that the puppies can have. In addition, puppies learn how to interact with other dogs by their interaction with their mother and with other adult dogs in the house. It is highly recommended that bonding with humans take place frequently and calmly from the time the puppies are born. This can include basic interaction of simple, gentle handling to the mere presence of humans in the vicinity of the puppies, performing everyday tasks and activities. Dogs who are well socialized from birth, with both dogs and other species (especially people), are much less likely to be aggressive or to suffer from fear-biting. For dog socialization, there is a group of experienced volunteers at OSPCA who put three or four dogs together in the back "play area" or walk area behind the shelter who monitor them closely while they are interacting. This is done as part of classic conditioning so the dogs start to associate being with other dogs and humans as a positive experience. As pack animals, dogs are social creatures so their natural instinct is to be with others in the group and part of the rehabilitation effort is to bring this natural instinct back. At the Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a no-kill animal


shelter in Kapolei that opened in July 2009, the organization has successfully helped rescue, foster and find homes for more than 2100 dogs and cats that have been rescued by our facility. When they pass through the doors of the shelter, many of of the animals are found to be undersocialized. Once an animal has been abused or neglected and does not trust or is fearful of other animals or humans there is a great deal of work that goes into rehabilitating the animal before it can be adopted out.

Just remember that with an animal, it is possible that you “can teach an old dog new tricks� with time, love, training and patience. The following is just one of many stories of how the shelter continually works to rehabilitate and find animals loving and forever homes! For dog socialization, there is a group of experienced volunteers at OSPCA who put three or four dogs together in the back "play area" or walk area behind the shelter who monitor

them closely while they are interacting. This is done as part of classic conditioning so the dogs start to associate being with other dogs and humans as a positive experience. As pack animals, dogs are social creatures so their natural instinct is to be with others in the group and part of the rehabilitation effort is to bring this natural instinct back.

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Traditionally dog training was primarily taught through punishment or aversive techniques. Through time, reward based or positive reinforcement training has become more popular. By definition, behaviors that are reinforced will increase. This is true for various species of animals including humans. It’s also true that both desired and undesired behavior can be increase through reinforcement. Positive reinforcement training is adding something to your dogs environment that your dog views as reinforcing. Examples of reinforces for dogs include: verbal praise, treats, toys, play (with the owner or other dogs, or toys), rub downs, a clicker, and more. What your dog perceives as a reinforcer can vary from dog to dog. Many trainers find that food, of various kinds, is a high reinforcer for dogs. This is because food, by nature, is a primary reinforcement, which means your dog needs food to survive. The benefits of reward-based training are

numerous. What I have found most apparent through my years of training through this method is that reward based training creates a thinking dog a dog that is eager to elicit a behavior to see if they will receive a reward. I have witnessed dogs that have been trained through punishment or given corrections for undesired behaviors to be reluctant to offer behaviors in fear of being corrected. Other benefits of reward based training include increased trust from the dog to it’s owner, dogs eagerness to work with the owner, a decrease in stress behaviors exhibited by a dog, and a dogs retention of the behavior over time, to name a few. In my opinion, the benefits of positive reinforcement training far out way the challenges of this method. Some of the most commonly cited challenges include: length of time it may take to train a behavior and if not trained appropriately, dogs dependency on the reinforcement, particularly food.

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By definition, punishment decreases a behavior. For the purpose of this article when I refer to punishment or aversive training techniques I imply leash corrections, pinning your dog down, or yelling at them. A pro of punishment-based training is that, if used properly, it can elicit an immediate response from your dog. What makes this controversial is that, if not rewarded for the appropriate behavior, the dog is not learning to display the desired behavior, they are learning how to avoid the punishment. In my opinion, I feel the challenges of aversive training deeply out way the pros. Some challenges to punishment include: loss of trust between a dog and their owner and it can lead to submissive, aggressive, or fearful behavior. In addition, in order for punishment to be effective it must be consistent, timely, and viewed by the dog as unpleasant. All of which may be difficult for a new owner/ handler to master. You may be wondering how you to stop your dog from inappropriate behavior by using a reward system if the definition of punishment is to decrease undesired behavior. When using a reward system you are being proactive and rewarding your dog for the desired behavior as opposed to being reactive and punishing a dog for displaying inappropriate behavior. If your dog does elicit an inappropriate behavior, I suggest ignoring your dog, or walking away from them, or using various management tools such as a crate or gentle leader for walking, or simply saying ‘oops’ and try again. I want to stress, both reward based training and punishment based training can be effective. Nevertheless as a dog owner, the pros and challenges of the two training techniques should be understood and evaluated closely by you before beginning your training program. I strongly believe in reward-based training. My Golden Retriever, Kai, taught me this over 15 years ago when I began dog training. I put a slip collar on him, and gave him 1 correction, he quickly turned and looked at me with eyes filled with shock, fear, and confusion. It was at that moment that I began my study and practice in reward-based dog training methods. I have never looked back since!


Comfort Is the Key To a Well Adjusted Pet

By Kristin Herrick, Public Relations Coordinator, Hawaiian Humane Society • www.hawaiianhumane.org

During a pet’s life, they will experience many different people, places, sights and sounds. Socializing your pet early on will help him be comfortable in his surroundings, minimizing behavioral concerns and give you a happy, healthy companion. The best time to introduce socialization is 5-12 weeks for puppies and 2-7 weeks for kittens. During theses early weeks, pets will develop strong memories and feelings about who and what they are exposed to. For kittens and puppies, socialization begins with the mother and siblings and they should not be separated for at least 12 weeks. Together, the litter learns important lessons such how to use their teeth and claws cautiously and other perceptual, motor and social skills. To socialize young pets, Julie DeNucci, Hawaiian Humane Society Animal Behavior Coordinator, recommends taking them anywhere you can and have the different people you meet give them food treats. Get a good variety -- tall and short men and women and people with glasses, facial hair and hats. Another option is to play dress up to introduce your pet to the different “characters” he may encounter. Introducing him to other well-behaved pets is also a good idea. You can also give him food treats when you hear a siren, turn on the hair dryer or the doorbell rings to turn these potentially fearful experiences into positive ones. It is also best to introduce loud, scary things slowly, as in the case of a vacuum cleaner. Start off with the vacuum in the room and once your pet is comfortable around it, push it around while turned off. Eventually turn it on and give treats so he will not be afraid. Julie also recommends keeping your pet on the ground when introducing new people or things. Holding the animal can develop fear. Pet socialization is a big priority at the Hawaiian Humane Society. To help overcome the animal’s fear and anxiety, trainers will sit quietly with them without making eye contact and give treats so they learn to trust. When the animal is ready, more interaction is encouraged. Most pets

“The best time to introduce socialization is 5-12 weeks for puppies and 2-7 weeks for kittens.”

respond strongly to training and even neglected pets can become social, loving animals. “Helping the animals learn that people are good is the foundation of our socialization process here at the shelter,” said Denucci. “Developing confidence slowly, without pushing is the key to success.” For more information about how to help the Hawaiian Humane Society, visit hawaiihumane.org, call 356-2216 or email hhs@hawaiianhumane.org.

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Canine Game Day, an exciting, family event, is a great opportunity to socialize your pet. The Hawaiian Humane Society invites pooches and people of all sizes to play and frolic at a free, family event, featuring dogs for adoption, doggie games and entertainment, fun for kids, great food and the Hawaii Weiner Derby! After a hard day of play, dogs can indulge in the doggie cool down area!

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Madison: A Two-Pound Christmas Surprise By Molly Strode

Christmas came with a very large surprise this year from my son David: a kitten. Perhaps there is some sort of a law requiring women of a certain age to have a cat. My first response: AGGGGHHHHAAAA! I’m going to have to get a LITTER BOX. Just when I thought my life was getting simpler.

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David had gotten her as a rescue cat from a very committed and kind lady in Pearl City, Judy Williams (456-4990). (As a labor of love, Judy rescues cats/kittens as well as breeding Persians and Siamese.) Few things are as comforting and serene as a purring kitten in your lap. Kitten on the desktop: not so much so. I now have many New Activities: not stepping on her (she’s wonderfully affectionate and underfoot), looking for toys which have been batted under the furniture, and explaining to her why she must not climb the indoor plants nor get on the kitchen counter. I was told to use a spray bottle filled with water to keep her off the counter. Now when she sees the bottle, she either jumps off the counter—or closes her eyes. A friend had a large cat tree climbing device in her living room and was saying how much her cats enjoyed it. “No way,” I thought to myself. “Ridiculous.” Then, three weeks later, I bought one (turns out to have been a great investment). Amazing how one’s opinions can change so quickly. Turns out that surprises can be wonderful. She is an incredible amount of fun and a great companion. I had always thought a cat was something you got if you couldn’t have a dog. Turns out I was wrong (again). Thank you, David and Pam.

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also loyal to their human companions. Shiba Inu Hawaii (www.shibainuhawaii.com) was created in April 2009 as a way to provide socializing opportunities for a breed that tends to be anti-social. We hold playdates every third Sunday of the month at various dog parks. Our very first playdate was held at the Hawaiian Humane Society with only 7 people and 6 Shibas. Since then, our club has certainly grown; at our

biggest meetup, we counted 52 people and 37 Shibas! We recently held our Shiba Inu Hawaii 1st year Anniversary and hope to have many more celebrations to come! What’s next for our Club? Some of our Shibas would say, “World Domination!” But we humans plan to have more social opportunities with hiking, pack walks and more!

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Cesar’s Tips: Summer Activities By Cesar Millan. Learn more at www.cesarsway.com.

Summer is the perfect time of year to focus on the "Exercise" part of the fulfillment formula! Try new activities, visit a new location, and enjoy the sunshine and your dog's companionship. No matter what physical activity you engage in, it is important to watch for signs of dehydration: lethargy, sunken or bloodshot eyes, dry gums, increased heart rate, paleness, and loss of skin elasticity. Make sure your dog has access to clean, fresh water at all times! Here are just a few activities to try with your dog:

HIKING

Hiking is a great way to make your daily walk more exciting and challenging for your dog. Before you go, make sure the park is dog-friendly. Many outdoor parks and recreational hiking trails have restrictions on where you can take your dog both on- and off-leash, and many National Parks don’t allow them on hiking trails at all. While on your hike, do your part to keep the park safe and pleasant for others: clean up after your dog!

SAFETY TIPS: • Hiking can be hard work, so be sure your dog is physically up to the task. If you have any doubts, contact your veterinarian. • Remember, particularly in the summer months, you should always carry water with you and watch for signs of dehydration. • If you are going on a long hike, you may want to bring a small first aid kit with you, just in case. • Be aware that your dog has tender paws, so try to avoid rough terrain, such as sharp rocks or dense underbrush. Be sure to use precautions against ticks and fleas, and check your dog when you get home. • Consider inviting other friends and their balanced dogs along. A group hike is safer and more fun!

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The summer months are the perfect time to take a dip with your canine companion. Swimming not only provides exercise and a great bonding experience, it also provides

relief from the heat! Utilize your private pool, find a dog-friendly (and dog-safe!) body of water nearby, or invest in a kiddie pool for your backyard.

SAFETY TIPS: • ALWAYS supervise your dog. You can even find doggie life vests in most pet stores for some extra peace of mind! • If you are unsure how your dog will react to the water, make sure to bring him to a controlled environment first. An enclosed pool area can be great, and for smaller dogs, your bath tub can also provide a great training experience. • Chemicals and dirt in the water can be harmful to your dog's coat and health, so you should always give your dog a bath after you return home. If there is a shower facility at the pool or lake, you may even want to give him a good rinse before you leave.

• Drying your dog’s ears after swimming can help prevent ear infections. • Planning a trip to the ocean? Read our beach tips!

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You don’t need a dock for this activity; a lakeshore or other clean, safe area for swimming can work as well. Simply throw a floating toy out into the water, and ask for your dog to swim out and retrieve it for you. If you and your dog want to take the activity up a level, you can even join a Dock Diving club in your area and compete against other dogs! This has the added benefit of social interaction for you and your dog. SAFETY TIPS: • Make sure that there are no hidden rocks or other dangerous obstacles in the area where your dog will jump into the water. (continued on page 27) »»»

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Training, agility, doggie day care, boarding & grooming. (808) 325-6436, Big Island. www.pawsuniversity.com

As Seen On TV Store Hawaii

Specializing in healthy dog food and treats. 98027 Hekaha St.#33, Aiea. (808) 485-9663. www.crazycanine.com

Anesthesia-free Dental treatment for dogs and cats. Service includes veterinarian consultation/exam. Call 294-0630 or visit k9dentalservice.com

Paws University

It’s Not Just a Walk in the Park! Call 551-7994 www.808dogbone.com

Crazy Canine

Canine Dental Service

Full line of quality pet supplies. Save money and come see us 1st. (808) 874-0015. Kukui Mall, Maui.

On-location pet photography, pets alone or with their people hawaiipetphotos.com or call (808) 247-5282

www.wagandsnap.com (808) 391-9032

services

pet sitting & dog walking pet stores & supplies

Kihei Pet Supply

Animal Law

Emily A. Gardner is a local attorney who assists with legal issues involving animals. Call (808) 543-2061 or visit www.animallawhawaii.com

(808) 263-8282 • ecosmartpestcontrol.com

Doggie Adventures & Training It’s Not Just a Walk in the Park! Call 551-7994 www.808dogbone.com

Koolau Bed & Biscuit

Pet vacations and higher education for dogs. Free hugs, belly rubs & biscuits. (808) 239-1214. koolaubedandbiscuit.com

PacificPawsResort&Spa Hawaii Kai. Cage free dog boarding, dog & cat grooming, doggie daycare, & training. Call 394-9663, PacPaws.com

Paws University

Training, agility, doggie day care, boarding & grooming. (808) 325-6436, Big Island. www.pawsuniversity.com

Sit Means Sit

Dog Training Hawaii Serving All The Hawaiian Islands. Call 808-283-DOGS. SitMeansSitHawaii.com

Tails of Hawaii

Doggie playcare, cage-free lodging, training & grooming. 676-WOOF. Waipio & Mapunapuna. tailsofhawaii.com.

Hosted by Denby Dung, the Pet Hui is Hawaii’s TV series acknowledging the deep affection that locals have for their pets. Enjoy segments featuring compelling stories about people and their pets, information about pet health care, tips on training your pets, and much more. Tune in and get akamai about your pet!

Premieres Sundays at 8:30 pm Chanel 16 • HD Channel 1616 Additional show times thoughout the week.

Denby Dung & Stitch

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COLLARS OF KOKUA By Planet U2

The recent devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has not only left many people homeless and injured, the pets of this animal-loving nation have also been deeply affected. Japan’s devastating earthquake, ensuing tsunami, and multitude of aftershocks on March 11 left many people without homes, power, and searching for their loved ones. Its aftermath also left thousands of animals stranded, either separated from their guardians or abandoned. Reputable and liable animal organizations are asking for donations to help continue their efforts to help a nation in the midst of disaster. We at Planet U2 have been working closely with UKC Japan (United Kennel Club) which is an amazing volunteer organization. UKC JAPAN may be one of those few groups doing amazing things to help, but have not received as much publicity to get sufficient funds or the support.

They have been updating their blog with photos and video clips from Tohoku area actually showing they direct involvement in the Japan relief efforts by rescuing ANIMALS greatly affected by the natural disaster in combination with the evacuated areas near the Fukushima nuclear power plants. Like humans, many animals/pets were affected and have lost their homes and families. Like humans, they have gone through traumatizing experiences. While many relief acts and funds were being sent to support the people, not as much attention was given to care for animal lives. UKC JAPAN has truly stepped up. They are one of the few organizations focusing strictly on relief efforts in saving lives of forcefully abandoned animals (majority of them dogs and cats) and sheltering them in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Most of these animals were found in the irradiated areas

C LLARS OF KOKUA

Help make a difference with a simple purchase of these handmade oneof-a-kind signature collars. 100% of all the proceeds will go to help UKC JAPAN (United Kennel Club of Japan) aid the countless pets and animals that have become victims from the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.

SUPP RT JAPAN

WAIKIKI BEACHWALK SHOPPING CENTER 2ND FLOOR 226 LEWERS ST. #L-218, HONOLULU HAWAII 96815

808.971.9000

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of Fukushima, where a majority of the owners were forced to evacuate not knowing that they wouldn't be able to return for days and months. The pets were rescued while roaming around looking for their owners, in search of food and water, and simply trying to survive. Some of the other animals sheltered are those brought in by others or requested to be saved by the owners, for most designated shelters and temporary homes provided by the government do not allow pets. UKC Japan has battled with the Japan Government to permit them to continue their rescue efforts in the 20K zone areas of Japan. They have been successful and they continue their mission to save every animal they can in the unauthorized 20K zone. However, the tragedy keeps on unfolding. Thousands of people are dead or missing and we can assume that most animals in the path of the tsunami, perished. Being a rural area, most dogs would have been chained, unable to escape. We are especially concerned about the number of pets left unattended in homes by people forced into the evacuation centers near the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, It is not clear how many would have been allowed in these centers with their owners. Others in evacuation centers have lost everything and if they have pets, will probably have to give them up. Reported recently on the news yesterday, the Japanese Government will allow one or two family members, after the end of Golden Week, (29th April - 8th May) to enter the 20k zone to collect personal possessions. However NO PETS or other ANIMALS can be taken out. This means that all animals will be left in the zone to starve. Another animal rescue organization “ARK” (Animal Refuge Kansai) appeals to individuals and organizations abroad to put pressure, through Japanese Embassies, on the Japanese Government, to reconsider this decision and to let people take out their pets and other animals. We are shocked that the Japanese Government is acting in this inhumane manner and ask everyone to put maximum pressure, by whatever means on this Government. Your “pawsitive” kokua will make a big difference!!!! Please help us save every animal!! These animals need your help!!!


Linking Hawaiian communities around the world, Pacific Network is an internet television portal featuring pets, island sports, travel, ohana, arts, culture, news, food & entertainment.

View local pet videos including the 2nd Annual Hawaii Pet Film Festival, pet business profiles, pet events, tips and much more.

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YOUR DOGGIE IS OUR BEST FRIEND!

Best Friends at Honolulu

Ashly & Bella Trix

Tails of Hawaii,is a social based lodge, spa, and play care facility designed for your dog. We have an array of services and accommodations to please all pet sizes and personalities:

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• Daily Doggie Playcare • 24-7 Pet Pal Supervised Play • Cage-Free Play Sessions • Pet Taxi • Professional Grooming • Daily Web Cam Accessability • Promotion Pack Cards • Mist Cooled Play Yard • A/C Cooled Accomodations

676-9663 omer. Call ne per cust O s. ur ho ions apply. Up to 8 me restrict intment. So 1 01 for an appo /2 s 7/31 Offer expire

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Waipio: 94-422 Ukee Street (near Waipio Costco) • Airport/Honolulu: 686 Ahua Street

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