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•Training• Events • Socialization • Fall Must-Have Items

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We’re looking for Hawaii’s cutest, funniest and most original pets on film for the 1st Annual Hawaii Pet Film Festival. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a professional to participate. All you need is a great video or photo of your adorable pet. Submit your pet video or photo online at or We’ll showcase local submissions at the Hawaii Pet Film Festival and will award prizes live at the event.

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select veterinary clinics for only $5 (regular price $25). When a pet is lost, veterinary clinics and the Hawaiian Humane Society are able to scan microchips and quickly reunite pets and their owners. Learn more at 8/9 – Dog Day in the Park. Dog Day in the Park (DDIP) will feature breed booths, VetGen clinic, a Sheltie Fun Match at 9 am, OTCH Fun Trial at 9 am, Chihuahua Olympics at 1 pm, and the HKC Handling class at 1 pm at Thomas Square on Sunday, August 9, 2009.

8/29 - Paws On the Path - Likelike Trail. Join the Hawaiian Humane Society's Paws hiking club! Meet at trail head at 8:30 am, hike starts at 8:45 am. Free. 8/29 - Bullies in Paradise 3 Pet Extravaganza. Join Hawaiian United Kennel Club and Bullies in Paradise for this annual event at Hilo Bayfront and learn more about this beautiful breed.

September All Month - AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day. This month, hundreds of AKC affiliated clubs and other dog organizations will be celebrating AKC country. You can join the fun by attending an

Animals and Benefit Concert. 8am to

event in your area!

Join Maui

phaned animals! This pet-friendly, family- and community-oriented event that includes a walk-a-thon, contests, demonstrations, door prizes, Keiki Land, food

9/5-9/6 – Hawaiian Kennel Club All Breed Show. Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. Visit the Hawaii Pet Magazine Booth! 9/7 - Labor Day (State & Federal Holiday)

and pet-related vendors and much more. www.maui-

9/12 - 55 Pawsh Place’s 1st Anniversary Paw-ty. 55

Pawsh Place will be celebrating their first anniversary

8/15-8/16 - West Oahu Kennel Club All Breed Show. Barbers Point Elementary School, Ewa. 8:30am


Loving Support) program volunteer. (808) 632-

Responsible Dog Ownership Day all across the

Humane Society to help raise money for Maui’s or-

: midday dog walking : pet sitting visits : overnight pet & house sitting : private boarding : doggie tours : field trips : transportation : bathing

foster parent, special events and PALS (Pets Are

8/15 - Bark in the Park 2009 ~ Walk for the 4pm Kalama Park, Kihei Maui.


animals and have fun too! Positions include dog buddy, cat cuddler, front desk assistant, vet assistant,

Throughout August, your pet can receive a microchip at

dogwalker etc. caters to all domestic pets, from great danes to guinea pigs! We can customize any schedule to meet your and your pet's needs. Our services include:

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8/29 - New Volunteer Orientation. Kauai Humane So-

8/15 - Ohana Hou! Class Reunion at the Kauai Humane Society. 8:30 - 9:30 am. Alumni of the Ohana Hou! class are invited to come celebrate with the graduating students and play on the agility equipment. Free! 8/18 - Hanapepe Ohana Dog Training. Kauai Humane Society. 5:00 - 6:00 pm. 6-week series of classes that provide basic training for dogs over 4 months old. $40.

from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 with festivities and store wide savings. Pups and kitties in attendance can partake in food and treat samples at the Pawsh Tasting Bar and their human counterparts can learn about topics such as benefits of and how to incorporate the raw diet, the importance of mental in addition to physical stimulation for pets, and also how to train a good canine citizen. 9/11, 9/12 & 9/13 - Hawaii Woman Expo featuring Celebrities and Their Pets Fashion Show. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Friday 5-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am6pm. Celebrities & their Pets fashion show at 12:30 pm

8/21 - Statehood Day (State Holiday)

on Saturday & Sunday. Hundreds of vendors and local

8/22 - Ohana Hou! Training at the Kauai Humane Soci-

products are featured at this annual expo including a

ety. 8:30 - 9:30 am. 6-week series of classes

furlicious fashion show on the main stage of the

that provide fun with agility and some off-

expo featuring canine couture from Cocojor. $3

lead work will take you and your dog to the

general admission. Great contests, prizes and

next step. $45.

giveaways throughout the day. Stop by the Hawaii

8/22 - Ohana Dog Training. Kauai Humane Society. 10:00 - 11:00 am 6-week series of

Pet Magazine booth! www.

classes that provide basic training for dogs over 4

9/12 - Valley Isle Kennel Club of Maui AKC Responsible

months old. $40.

Dog Ownership Day. 12pm- 4pm at Lahaina Cannery Mall, 1221 Honoapiilani Hwy.

Call today for a free consultation!


8/22 - Keiki Dog Training. Kauai Humane Society. 11:30

Spend a family-fun afternoon with some of Maui's Top

am- 12:30pm. 6-week series of classes. Socialization &

Dogs in the air-conditioned comfort of Lahaina Cannery

manners training for puppies 6 weeks to 4 months old.

Mall! Meet club members and their dogs, get info on


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Cover Model Search


Adventures In Dogsitting


Help Dogs & Cats Fight the Summer Blues


Local Breed Club Puppy Help


Separation Anxiety


Fall Must-have pet items


Kids Can Make a Difference


Summer’s Over... What to Do With Fido?


Pet directory

Hawaii Pet Magazine

Cesar Milan’s Beach Tips

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Where did the summer go? Even though we’ve been baking in the heat the past few months, we’ve had the opportunity to meet so many new friends at the numerous pet

events this summer. Make sure you check out our pet calendar in this issue and online for pet events in your area and to see more photos of past events. In this issue we’re highlighting “back to school” advice for your pet including training tips, day care advice, how to pick a new puppy, pet anxiety, cool fall pet items and more. We’re also giving away animal-theme movie passes and prizes on our website. Speaking of online, we’ve captured the social media bug! Make sure to follow our updates on twitter (

ipetmag), facebook fan page , myspace ( and join We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Pacific Network to host the first annual Hawaii Pet Film Festival on November 14th at Neal Blaisdell Center. Make sure to submit your pet’s video or photo for the competition by October 26th. Thank you again for supporting Hawaii Pet Magazine and our advertisers! Mary & Fibber

Mahalo, Mary Long


Publisher, Hawaii Pet Magazine | fall 2009


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stration. Fun for the whole family!

tbd – St. Andrew’s Cathedral Pet Blessing. This pet

annual fundraiser benefiting The Gift of Giving, a 501-

9/13 - Tropical Toy Dog Fancier's of Hawaii AKC Re-

blessing is an annual event held in commemoration of

C3 charitable organization, which will be making di-

the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of an-


sponsible Dog Ownership Day. 10am to 2pm at






Thomas Square. They will have Obedience & Rally


organizations. Costume contests, prizes and

Demonstrations and Run-Throughs: watch dogs go

10/3 – Unity Church Pet Blessing. 1:00-2:00

70’s Doggie Disco Inferno Reception. Visit

through obedience and rally exercises, get training

pm. Bring your pet down to this annual pet to learn more.

tips, or prepare your own dog for competition. There

blessing event in east Honolulu.

10/24 - Hawaiian Terriers Association AKC

will be a Conformation handling class: learn how to

10/3 - Hamster Ball Derby 2009. This year's

show your dog. They are also having a Meet the Breeds & AKC Canine Good Citizen testing. Come for a meet and greet with some of AKC's 161 breeds or have your dog take the AKC CGC test to see if he is a good citizen.

2009 Hamster Ball Derby will be held simultaneously at all Petco stores (Kona, Pearl City & Kapolei).

10/30 – Forest City Pet Parade. Learn more at www.fc-

Hamsters and other small rodents are welcome

to join in the races. Registration begins at 1:00

10/31 - Paws On the Path - Waimano Ridge. Join the

pm, event from 2:00 pm - 04:30 pm.

3rd week of month - National Farm Ani-

mals Awareness Week

10/4 - World Animal Day

9/26 - Paws On the Path - Aiea Loop Trail. Join the Hawaiian Humane Society's Paws hiking club! Meet at trail head at 8:30 am, hike starts at 8:45 am. Free.

Join Pet Spot Ward at their annual pet costume con-

mane Society’s Annual PetWalk. This fundraiser for

test at Ward Warehouse Center stage. 12:00– 2:00 pm.

ciation All Breed Show. Samuel Wilder King Interme-

am. Walk begins at 8:00am. www.hawaiian-


Highway, 10/31 – Pet Spot Ward Halloween Costume Contest.

HHS features a 2 mile walk around Magic Is-


trail head at 8:30 am, hike starts at 8:45 am. Free.

friends down to Magic Island for the Hawaiian Hu-

land and Ala Moana Park. Check in at 7:00


Hawaiian Humane Society's Paws hiking club! Meet at

10/4 – PetWalk 2009. Bring your furry and feathered

9/26-9/27 – Windward Hawaiian Dog Fanciers AssoSchool,

Dog Show. AKC sanctioned Terrier Breed Dog Show. Thomas Square.

10/31 – HOWL-O-WEEN. Dress up your dog in their best costume and head down to Koko Marina for Bark Avenue’s annual pet costume contest. Win prizes and watch Twilight – fun


10/16 - National Feral Cat Day.

Last week of month - National Dog Week

10/17 – Da Hawaiian Bully Bash. Join the

10/31 – Annual Hawaii CFA Halloween Cat Show.

50th State Pit Pull Union at the Waikiki Shell for a fun

McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park, Ala Moana

filled day of dog pull matches, vendors and fun.

Boulevard. Aloha Cat Fanciers. Watch Hawaii’s top fe-

10/24 – HOWL-WEEN at the Bayer Estate. 4:30pm -

lines compete in this official Cat Fancier Association

?. Dress up your pet in their best costumes for this 1st

show. Don’t miss the kitty costume contest!

October All month - Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

for the whole family! 4:00-6:00pm.


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Tortoise Meetup Who knew that tortoises had a meetup group? We were able to meet the local Honolulu Tortoise group recently at their Kapiolani park event. Tortoises munched on hibiscus flowers and other delicacies while their owners swapped stories. Meetings are posted regularly on and

Hairy Paw-tter Everyone had a great time at Pacific Paws and Bark Avenue’s Hairy Paw-tter event this past July celebrating the release of the new Harry Potter movie. Pets and their owners came dressed in theme and had a barking good time at the costume and cutest pet contest. Don’t put away those costumes yet! Bark Avenue will be holding their annual HOWL-OWEEN canine costume contest on October 31st. Stop by with your outfitted dog to win prizes and bragging rights! Learn more at

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Emily A. Gardner is a local attorney with a Master of Science in Zoology who has successfully assisted Hawaii residents with legal issues involving animals including:

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Congratulations Einstein, Hawaii Pet Magazine’s fall Hometown: Honolulu, Oahu cover model! Einstein is an 18 month old Bichon Frise from Honolulu that has brought joy to his family. “About a year ago, my grandpa became ill,” says owner Tad Ogi. “To lift his spirits and help him get better, we bought Einstein, a Bichon Frise. Einstein has brought joy and love into my grandpa's life ever since. Einstein deserved to be the next cover model because of all that he has done to lift my grandpa's spirits. Though he might be a trouble maker (anything from eating rubber bands to never sharing the blankets at night), 'Einy' is truly one of the best things that ever happened to my grandpa.”

We received a whopping 225 submissions for our Fall cover model search -- the most to date! After resizing and posting all of the photos online, these pets attracted fans from around the world. The number of votes slowed down the site at times, but our pet fans never wavered in their support. Comments for each photo ranged from inspirational to stories extolling the virtues of a pet. We’re happy to report that pet owners voted for both their pets and other submission, showing the true aloha spirit throughout the voting process. After the public chose our top finalists, our staff had the difficult task of choosing one winner out of the bunch. This was our closest staff cover model vote to date, and we’re happy to announce Einstein as our cover model for this issue. We wish that we could feature all of the pets in this issue, but unfortunately don’t have the space. Please visit to view all of their photos and stories.


Does your pet have star quality? Submit one high resolution picture of your pet on by October 1, 2009. The public will vote online for our finalists and the cover model will be chosen by our staff from the finalists.

Cover Model Finalists We’d like to congratulate our finalists and thank all of our pet parents and voters for their participation. Each of these finalists deserve their own cover! Who’s your favorite? View more pet photos throughout this issue or visit

Holo & Henry • Beagles, 2 & 2 /2 yrs. • “These two are inseparable!” ~ Pet Parent: Hope Mayo, Wahiawa 1

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Kobe • Boxer, 1 /2 yrs. • “I love this picture, because Tazzy Girl • Shorty Bull, 18 months • “Shorty Bulls are a new every time I ask him a question, he tilts his head like he breed to the islands, there are only 10 of them on the island so understands me! ”~ Pet Parents: Eric & Jody Kim, Honolulu far.” ~ Pet Parent: Sheryl Sanchez, Mililani 1

Guinness • Australian Silky Terrier, 9 mo. • “Guinness Kupono`okalani • Staffordshire, 6 mo. • “He's the most Bobby Gorgeous • Pomeranian, 6 yrs. • “He cherishes the laughing dog!” ~ Pet Parent: Jana K. Silva, Kaneohe. handsome dog with the funniest and friendliest person- every chance he gets to make people happy.” Pet Parent: ality!” ~ Pet Parents: Aubrey & William, Kihei Guylynn Gia, Aiea

Roxy • Tai Ridgeback Mix, 1 1/2 yrs.• “She is the official Frenchie • Dachshund, 4 yrs. • “Frenchie is one of a Ando • Rottweiler, 3 yrs.• “Ando comes from Eastern Eumascot for the Hawaii Parkour community & is featured kind. Truly!” ~ Pet Parent: Brittney, Honolulu rope, Serbia & graduated top of his obedience class after on several training videos.” ~ Pet Parent: Ozzi, Kaneohe coming out of Quarantine” ~ Pet Parent: Brenda Ryan

Rio • Bussel Griffon / Jack Russel, 13 mo. • “He has Chunks • Japanese Chin/Pug, 8 mo. • “People say Yuki • Cocker Spaniel/Bichon Frise, 1 yr. • “Yuki has a human like expressions, and he is so adorable.” ~ Pet Chunks is the cutest dog they’ve ever seen!” ~ Pet Par- great personality, loves people & is friendly.” ~ Pet ParParent: James, Honolulu ent: Janelle Lau, Honolulu ent: Gwen Nakamura, Honolulu

Kale • Dogue de Bordeaux, 19 mo. • “Kale might look Snowy • Pomeranian • “One look at her will surely put Buddy • Collie Mutt • “Buddy was cautious about the tough and act tough, but he is a huge momma's boy! ” a smile on your face & a smile on your heart, too!” ~ Pet ocean & waves at first. Now, he’s a swimming machine!” ~ Pet Parent: Kierstin Carr, Ewa Beach Parent: Kimberly Farm, Waipahu ~ Pet Parent: Melissa A., Kailua | fall 2009





By Tammy Goodreau • Doggie Adventures and Training • (808) 551-7994 •

If you are looking for a moderate to advanced hike I recommend taking an Adventure along Ka’iwa Ridge to the Kailua pillboxes, also known as the Lanikai bunkers. The two pillboxes were built by the military in World War II to help keep a watchful eye on the Pacific. The trailhead is on Kaeleulu Drive in Lanikai, it is opposite of Mid-Pacific Country Club. Remember, this is a residential area, so please be respectful of the homeowners. I’ve taken many dogs on this hike, it can be challenging in the beginning due to the steep slippery slope. At various points I’ve 10 | fall 2009

had to lift small or older dogs up over a boulder. For agile and fit dogs it’s wonderful to see them scurry over boulders and other obstacles without hesitation. As mentioned the most difficult portion of this task is the first 100 yards, where you will have a steep and dusty climb that can get really slippery when wet. For your first time, it is best to pick a dry day and wear some good hiking shoes. Slippers are not the best idea for this trail. And remember, you will be hiking in and out the same way and the descent can be just as tricky! However, once you get passed this initial section, the trail

tends to level out a bit and become more of a moderate hike. All the dogs I have brought here love the hike and scramble through the tall grass, climb rocks and even chase butterflies. Having multiple dogs encourages games of chase around the brush and hide-and-goseek. To add extra exercise and training to my Adventurers I place the dogs on a long leash to encourage them to run ahead. As they run ahead I ask them to come back to me to receive a tasty treat, I then quickly encourage them to run ahead again. Doing this exercise many times during the Adven-

days, you can even make out Haleakala on Maui. Along the ridge you are also treated to wonderful ocean breezes. The trades blow off the ocean and help to make the hike cool in temperature despite the open sun. An important note: There is no shade on this hike so if you take your dog I suggest you go early in the morning, late in the afternoon or on an over cast day.

the tall grass and don’t forget to bring your camera! Tammy Goodreau is the owner of Doggie Adventures & Training which specializes in outdoor adventures for dogs. Don’t have time to take your dog on a hike or beach outing? Treat your dog to a pet adventure today! Call Tammy at (808) 551-7994 or visit

Preparing for Your Adventure

ture helps to train a reliable recall plus encourages the dogs to receive more exercise. During this hike you will come across a breathtaking view of the windward coast. To the left you will view Kailua Town. As your eyes continue to scan the coast they will brush across the Mokulua Islands, Waimanalo, Molokai, and on the clearest of

It’s important to always bring water for both you and your dog. During these hot summer months I bring extra water to pour over the dogs to ensure they do not over heat. I have also found cooling bandanas and vests to be beneficial in keeping the dogs cool. There is a leash law in Hawaii so your dogs must remain on their leashes at all times. And of course do not forget your doggie clean up bags! For the humans I suggest wearing sturdy shoes, long lightweight pants due to


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Local Pet News Oahu SPCA

The Oahu SPCA was recently formed, “to end the unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable animals, and improve the quality of life for all animals.” This summer, they learned that Animal Haven’s founder and owner had passed away, leaving over 300 animals at her Leeward Coast property. Oahu SPCA mobilized volunteers, rescued the animals and found forever homes for many of these pets. This was the largest recorded animal rescue mission in Hawaii’s history and we commend all of the organizers and volunteers. Oahu SPCA is still looking for homes for some of these pets. Learn more about how to adopt, donate or volunteer at

Petco Pearl City Opens! Petco Pearl City opened in July at the new shopping complex across from Walmart in Pearl City. Petco Pearl City offers

great customer service, a treat bar (covered, just in case a Great Dane gets the munchies), and a wide array of pet supplies for all pets, big and small. Don’t miss their Hamster Ball in October!

Pet Me Salon Are you a downtown dog owner looking for a new place to pamper your pooch? Pet Me Salon just completed a major remodel and reopened their doors on July 18th at 1551 South Beretania. We recommend their yummy Cookie Moon aroma therapy treatments and special monthly senior citizen program. Call 951-1121.

1st Year Anniversaries! Tired of all of the doom and gloom on the news lately? We are, and happy to report that local pet businesses are thriving and celebrating one year anniversaries! Darlene Tokunaga started Icy Pooch Pops a year ago for local dogs that

want to get a treat and beat the heat. These frozen poochie popsicles are bone-shaped and come in a variety of flavors. Pick them up at Pet Spot Ward, Bark Avenue, Ohana Doggie Day Care & Spa and Koolau Pets. Attention all furry football fanatics: Fauna Collection’s canine tees are all the rage this season! Made from luxuriously soft Peruvian Tanguis cotton and Lycra blend, these tees are comfortable and durable and have become a popular staple in doggy wardrobes this past year. Available at Rainbowtique, Tails of Hawaii, The Pet Depot, Ward Pet Spot Bark Avenue, 55 Pawsh Place, Koolau Pets or at If you’re an eco-friendly pet owner, you have to check out 55 Pawsh Place in Kapolei. Featuring earth-friendly pet items and the latest pet accessories, this posh pet boutique has become a local favorite. Stop by their 1st Anniversary Party from 12 - 4pm on September 12th!

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Help Cats & Dogs Fight


Submitted by Jacquelyn Leblanc for the Hawaiian Humane Society•

Summer is ending and that can mean back to school for the kids or teenagers moving away to college. This can be a big adjustment for the pets as they get used to much more time alone. With the upheaval of careers, kids in transition and extra curricular after-school activities, it can be hard to keep your pets’ needs a priority—especially since they can’t speak our language. “Lots of exercise and quality play time can help both dogs and cats,” says Hawaiian Humane Society’s animal care manager Mary Tashiro. “The more physical exercise, the more endorphin release you can provide, and that’s all good,” she says. It’s also important to remember that your pets feed on your own emotional state. If you’re depressed a b o u t your child going off to college, your pet will sense that. Getting out and walking your lonesome dog is good therapy for both of you. If you face the prospect of a child going back to school or leaving the house, start preparing your dog sooner rather than later, especially if your child and dog share a particularly close bond. “If your child was your pet’s primary companion, and your child is now gone, it’s not uncommon for pets to get the blues,” Tashiro says. “Increasing physically activity with more playtime and petting for cats and exercise outside for dogs will help ease the transition. Get the dog used to being walked

or played with by other members of the household long before school starts.” You also can provide comfort by having the child or adult who’s going away leave behind a worn piece of clothing such as a Tshirt. Having the scent of his favorite person around will help your dog relax. Similar techniques work with cats. Have another member of the family try to approximate their routine, Tashiro says, including feeding the cat at the same time, playing with the cat at the same time and in the same ways, and letting the cat sleep w i t h someo n e

else if it was used to sleeping in the bed of its favorite person. For pets left alone most of the day, there are many things you can do to make the time more enjoyable. Make your departure and return as nonchalant as possible. Install a pet door so they have access to the indoors and outdoors. Leave a television or radio on for sound comfort. Hire someone in your neighborhood to stop by during the day and take your dog for a walk. Make available some of their favorite toys only when you leave the house. Dogs adore treat-filled toys that keep them working

while you’re gone. Sign up for doggie day care for as many days as your budget permits so your dog can enjoy the company of other pets and people. With a little creativity and compassion, you can help your pets beat the back to school blues. Get more pet advice at or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society located at 2700 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826. Phone: 808-9462187.

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Join hundreds of pet lovers and their pets at the Hawaiian Humane Society’s annual PetWalk at Magic Island and Ala Mona Beach Park. Visit to form a team of walkers and learn more!

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Local breed clubs make a difference when searching for a healthy puppy By Theresa Donnelly, Secretary, Boxer Club of Hawaii

Finding the perfect dog can often be a time-consuming process. To assist with the search, Hawaii has quite a number of AKCaffiliated dog clubs that can point people in the right direction. Of course, one way to find a pet is to rescue an unwanted dog. There are millions of dogs that are euthanized each year in the United States due to never finding a permanent home. Many reports show that perfectly healthy dogs are put down because the room in a shelter cannot support the number of unwanted pets. According to the National Council on Pet Population and Policy, nearly four million cats and dogs are euthanized each year, more than half of all animals that are taken in. Adoption is a way to give a pet another chance at a forever home. To assist with adoption, Hawaii has several resources, including local humane societies and no-kill rescues, such as Friends for Life and Hawaii Dog Foundation. However, many people want a purebred because they like the traits of certain dogs and generally have their hearts set on a particular breed. Often, people look to the online classifieds and newspapers, but one resource that may be overlooked is the local breed clubs. Why go to a local breed club? Well, for starters, most clubs are experts about a particular breed. Many of its members show

sources these clubs can provide, but not the only function of the club. Many breed club members are experts in the genetic health conditions of a particular breed and can direct people to resources for health testing information. For example, the American Boxer Club’s Web site devotes a page with the recommended health tests for Boxers in breeding programs. A reputable breeder is concerned with placing healthy puppies in loving homes and will ensure their dogs pass genetic health tests. The Boxer is prone to heart issues, so there are DNA tests and a dog can wear a halter monitor for 24 hours, which tests for heart abnormalities. “What most companion dog Boxer Club of Hawaii at the Makapuu lighthouse trail owners don’t realize is that many of they can have a significant impact on the the conformation breeders / fanciers test long-term health and welfare of the dog. their dogs for known diseases like hip dysThe best chance of a happy, healthy, stable, plasia or thyroid issues prior to breeding long-lived puppy is from a breeder who their dogs to ensure that the resultant litter considers health, structure and tempera- is as genetically free of disease as possible,” ment to be of equal importance,” writes said Darlene Sawamura, Secretary of the Shetland Sheepdog Club of Hawaii. Newscastle. “This extra testing will avoid future “A one-year health guarantee is of limited usefulness; many genetic conditions don't heartache and extra expense that may be develop until the dog is two years or older, incurred when purchasing a companion and none of the health clearances can be dog from pet stores that often times purchase their puppies from puppy mills or indone until two years of age.” Using the local clubs to find a reputable discriminate breeders.” By doing a Web search for your breed’s breeder is one of the most important retheir dogs, giving the public the opportunity to see the dogs a breeder has determined that do meet the American Kennel Club breed standard. Jennifer Newcastle, a Boxer Breeder writes on the importance of a dog’s appearance and health on Boxer Forums, “I know often people feel appearance isn’t important for ‘just a pet’ puppy, but

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national dog club, you can find the health issues affecting the breed and what screenings should be done. This process is much more extensive than a vet check, but will help to ensure one has a life-long companion. Many breeders may think this step is unnecessary, but if the tests are available and can reduce the likelihood of a genetic disease, isn’t that a better option than no testing? Local dog clubs have an obligation to educate the public and, in fact, it is mandated by the AKC before a club can be approved to have a dog show. Each club must prove that they have conducted breed education outreach to include events such as training classes, breed seminars, new exhibitor mentoring programs (for those interested in showing their dog) and breeder referral service. “What has been really valuable to me about joining a dog club is the opportunity to share information with other dog owners, discuss other people’s experiences and get information on specific Hawaii issues, like transporting a dog into Hawaii,” said

David Moore, a member of Boxer Club of Hawaii. There are some who say they don’t care if they get a dog from a show breeder; they just want a pet, but what many might not realize is that dog shows function to

breeds in Hawaii, education is crucial to finding a quality puppy. Often, it is worth the wait and extensive research to find the right dog and know it was from a reputable breeder. Sumer Tatum-Clem, a member of Boxer Club of Hawaii recently purchased her Boxer from a breeder in New Zealand because at the time, she was not comfortable with the quality of Boxer litters found in Hawaii and none of the puppies sold through online classifieds were health-tested. “For us, we wanted to make sure we were getting the healthiest Boxer, as we are going to have her as a lifeBoxer Club of Hawaii hiking meetup long companion. Knowing Boxers demonstrate that a breeder is putting out have certain illnesses, it was important to quality puppies. The dogs that are placed in us that both parents of our puppy were front of a judge are being evaluated for their health-tested.” temperament and appearance by an expert One upcoming event for general breed who can objectively make an assessment education will be Dog Day in the Park, about that dog. Many of the dogs found via sponsored by the Shetland Sheepdog Club on-line classifieds may never have that op- of Hawaii. The event is scheduled Aug. 9 portunity. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thomas Square in Although it is harder to find certain downtown Honolulu. Many of Hawaii’s

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also assists in identifying the associated health issues of a particular breed.” For more information about your local breed club, Ilio dog magazine has a listing of the local clubs as well as Hawaii Pet Magazine’s website, If you are interesting in a Boxer, visit Boxer Club of Hawaii does several community events including hikes, playdates, training classes and its upcoming specialty Nov. 1. BCOH encourages new members and is dedicated to educating the

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The personal bond between a human distressed after awakening from a nap dur- pheromone therapy and in some cases, being and an animal can be best described ing which the owner departed. It seems drug therapy. The first step is to realize that dogs are as a very strong and enduring one. It is a that they wake up and find themselves relationship influenced by their interac- alone and become panicked. During the social pack animals and are inclined to tion, both emotional and physical, to each anxiety episodes, signs include destruc- perform behaviors to maintain this social cohesion. Owners must realother, the environment and the ize that their pet is not a “bad” people to whom they have dog but that they are dealing contact. The outcome is a with anxiety. strengthening of the bond beThe best treatment for tween the human being and Canine Separation Anxiety, is a the animal, which further enBehavior Modification Plan hances their support to each (BMP). The goal of this BMP is other. to give the pet boundaries, Certain “bonds” can be which will help restore its conclassified as ”hyper attachfidence; rather than create conment.” One such situation ocfusion and anxiety for the pet. curs when the animal The BONDTM Behavior develops a strong attachment Modification Plan was develto the family, only to become oped, by the company called anxious when a family memLilly, as a simple training prober leaves. Upon the return of gram. The program can be easthis individual, the animal may ily followed by owners and is greet the family with an overly intended to be used in conenthusiastic response. junction with appropriate medClassified as “Separation ical treatment (such as Anxiety”, this type of situation Fluoxetine hydrochloride) for can have serious conseCanine Separation Anxiety. quences for quality of life and severely affect the “humanThere are 4 steps with Mele, a 9 year old Chow mix in Kihei, is loving and docile when her animal bond.” In the United BOND: owners are home, but “rearranges” the kitchen when left alone. States an estimated 17% of dogs, or 10.7 million, are affected by this tion, vocalization, pacing, and panting. BE POSITIVE Pets respond to positive reinforcement disorder; yet nearly 60% of these cases go Some animals may become withdrawn undiagnosed. Separation anxiety involves and/or develop self-directed behaviors (e.g, treats, affection, or toys) that rewards relaxed behavior. Reprimanding undesirtwo aspects as shown in the word itself: such as excessive grooming. Separation anxiety is treatable; but able behavior (e.g., destroying the couch Separation and anxiety (or fear). It was once described as a disorder, which oc- such a process must be handled with much when the owner was gone) adds anxiety curred only immediately after the owner’s care, requiring dedication and work on the and confusion; they do not associate the departure and only when the dog is left human being. The human-animal bond is "bad" behavior with the punishment. Inpriceless and with time (weeks - possibly stead, consistent, structured, positive atcompletely alone. A variation to the definition of “disor- months), this problem of separation anxi- tention, which the owner initiates is advised and acceptable. Regularly schedder” now lies in another example of Sepa- ety can be overcome. Treatment for such a condition in- uled bouts of play, leash walks and training ration Anxiety, which in this second instance, reflects the animal as becoming cludes education, behavioral adjustments, can be helpful and fun. 18 | fall 2009

ONLY REWARD CALM BEHAVIOR Owners should ignore their pet if he or she greets them excessively upon arriving home, or when exhibiting other attentionseeking behaviors. Only when the dog has settled down and is calm should the owner then reward the dog with a treat or other form of positive reinforcement. This teaches the dog that it will be rewarded for the desirable (i.e., calm) behavior. Owners need to initiate interactions with their pet only when he or she is calm.

NO MORE DRAMA WHEN YOU COME AND GO Donʻt make a big deal of coming or going, don’t even say "good-bye" when leaving or greeting your dog upon return. Distract your pet with a treat or toy 20 to 30 minutes before your departure. A Kong toy filled with peanut butter or a puzzle toy can help maintain distraction for a prolonged period. Ignore your pet from that point and simply leave without speaking when it is time to go. Consider leaving a treat that takes some time to consume, just before you leave. Be aware, however, that anxious

dogs frequently do not eat when alone until the anxiety begins to become more managed. At that point, these items can begin to be more helpful. An owner can leave a radio or television on while they are away. By doing this, we hope to recreate a sense of cozy relaxDukie, a 4 year old Akita mix from Manoa, exation. Most peocessively greets his owners when they return ple relax at home while listening to the radio or watching TV DEVELOP YOUR DOG'S and the dog often sits in the room relaxed, INDEPENDENCE In this step, we want to help the pet too. The sound of the broadcast becomes a conditioned cue to the pet which may be become less attached to their owners and helpful in creating a comfortable environ- therefore, encourage the pets to have its own space without anxiety or fear. Pets ment. should be taught to sit and stay on command. A special blanket or bed can be used

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for this purpose. Once the pet is able to be comfortable and relaxed in its special place, the owner should start to gradually increase his or her distance from the dog, but still keep within its sight. The owner can also desensitize the dog to “departure cues,” for example by putting on work clothes, but then not leaving for work, or by picking up the car keys without actually going out of the house. As the pet becomes more comfortable and relaxed, the owner can increase the time and distance from the dog while it is settled in its special place. The owner can begin by briefly leaving the room for several seconds, then graduate to longer and longer periods “out of sight” from the pet. It is important the owner does not try to increase these time periods too quickly, as the pet may relapse. Should this happen, the owner should “backtrack” to the departure time and distance that does not cause anxiety in the dog, then proceed from that point. Dog appeasement pheromone is another method to help dogs with Separation Anxiety. The material released is a geneti-

cally engineered pheromone normally secreted by “mother” dogs to their puppies as a message telling them to relax and that “everything is all right.” The pheromone is odorless to humans. A pump spray is also available but the diffuser continuously releases its message to hopefully keep the anxious dog calm. The use of medication is another method used to overcome separation anxiety. The goal is to use the medication on a temporary basis to relieve the dog's suffering and help the dog relax enough to benefit from the behavior modification, which is provided by people. Currently, two medications, Clomipramine and Fluoxetine are FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of separation anxiety in the dog. This is a serious condition because unresolved behavioral concerns have lead to outdoor banishment, relinquishment, or euthanasia. If you should have any questions regarding your pets Separation Anxiety, be sure to have your Veterinarian assist you and your pet.

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Back-to-School List

It’s that time of year again -- where keiki are returning to the classroom and getting the latest items to help them get to the top of the class. Don’t forget about your pet! Fall is the purr-fect time to update your pet’s toy/learning box, socialize them with pet care or sign them up for a training class. We’ve listed a few of our favorite items for the season, but if we’ve missed your favorites, email us at info@hawaiipetmagazine.

DOG TRAINING Have a new puppy, or does your mature dog need to learn a few new tricks? Sign your canine up for a training class! They’ll receive basic obedience lessons and much needed doggie socialization. There are many organizations to choose between, so make sure to ask your fellow pet owners for their recommendations or check out these local dog trainers: Art's Obedience (808) 239-8138; Doggie Adventures & Training (808) 551-7994; Hele Wiki Paws (808) 348-0273; Koolau Bed & Biscuit (808) 239-1214; Paws University (808) 325-6436; or Tails of Hawaii (808) 676-WOOF (9663). View more local dog trainers at

BRAINY TOYS Are your pets acting up while you’re away? Get them an interactive toy that will not only keep them occupied, but will also strengthen their mind.

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Have your pet make a fresh start for the school year with a new cut or professional Tails of Hawaii bath at a local groomer. Check out: Apple Puppy for aromatherapy & professional cuts; Cocojor for $10 off their amazing microbubble treatment (page 6); Ohana Doggie Day Care & Spa downtown grooming; Pacific Paws for $10 dog baths all September (page 12); Paws University to pamper your pooch in Kona; Pet Me Salon for Cookie Moon aromatherapy; and Tails of Hawaii for a 10% grooming discount (back cover).

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KIDS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Submitted by the Hawaii Dog Foundation.

With the back to school season upon us, our thoughts turn to the lessons that our children will learn in the classroom. Will I be able to help my daughter with her advanced calculus homework? Did I remember to label all of my son’s crayons? What time do we have to leave home to get to school on time? In the midst of this frenzy, it is easy to forget that there are many lessons in life that our children learn outside of the classroom. One of the most important life lessons any child can learn is kindness to their four legged friends. Think that your child is too young to make a difference in the life of the dogs of the Hawaii Dog Foundation? Here are some ways that even the smallest keiki can help us fulfill our goal of “no more homeless dogs”:

DOGGIE DRIVE Kids can ask friends or family for new or gently used doggie toys, leashes and collars for our dogs to use while they are in foster care as well as blankets, towels and sheets that we use when transporting dogs to various locations. Encourage your toddler to transiDaisy tion to the “big bed” by having him or her donate his crib sheets to the doggies. How about collecting used sleeping bags or mats at the end of the school year from your child’s preschool or kindergarten?

“GREEN” FUN-RAISING Encourage your kids to save the planet

child will surely feel proud and happy when he or she introduces the special guest “barker”, a formerly homeless HDF dog, to his or her classmates.



and the doggies by participating in some of our “green” fundraising activities. How about having a fun scavenger hunt with the kids at home, at work or at tutu’s house for used cell phones and printer toner? Have the kids sort your HI-5 recyclables (and secretly improve their math skills) and donate the proceeds to HDF. Instead of cash for clunkers, how about clunkers for canines? Donate your used car to HDF and make the day of any truck crazy kid who’ll be treated to a tow truck show right at home.

INVITE HDF TO SCHOOL HDF offers humane educational programs for children of all ages featuring two-legged and fourpawed volunteers. Your


Throughout the year, there are many opportunities for the entire family to work side-by-side as HDF volunteers. For example, kids can help out at instore Meet-and-Greets or other venues by handing out HDF brochures while parents help process donation forms and adoption or foster applications. Families can also help out at HDF fundraisers such as car washes or special events like the annual blessing of the animals. Of course, our favorite way for the whole family to volunteer is to sign up to provide doggie foster care. Whether it is for just a few days or for a longer term, getting the children involved with a wonderfully loving dog on a daily basis will surely lead to rewarding experiences that will last forever.

POOCHIE POSSE If you kept up with the proposed pit bull ban earlier this year, you couldn’t help but notice that some of the most vocal and effective protesters were children who feared that their beloved “bullies” would be taken away from them. While these kids may not have understood the political ramifications of breed specific legislation, it was clear that they did understand what impact the proposed bill would have on their families. They stood side-by-side with their parents at rallies, spent hours making their | fall 2009


own protest signs, and spoke from the heart about the possible loss of their beloved dogs. As the dogs cannot speak for themselves, it is imperative that those of us who love them speak for them when help is needed. Your family can serve as a “poochie posse” and support dog-friendly issues that you or your children believe in. Invite friends who are looking for a dog to consider adopting from a rescue organization like HDF. Stay informed by visiting the HDF website and blog, printing out any articles that are of interest to your kids. Write letters of support or opposition to animal-related legislation (yes, the kids can do this too).

LIFETIME LEARNING Perhaps one of the most important ways a child can help the Hawaii Dog Foundation is to learn all that he or she can about dogs. This is particularly the case when a family is considering welcoming a dog into the home. Adopting a dog is a commitment that lasts a lifetime which is why HDF emphasizes finding FOREVER

families for our beloved dogs. While that adorable fuzzy face on the HDF website might have stolen your family’s hearts, make sure you do your research before bringing him or her home permanently. Read all you can about his or her breed, speak to the foster family to find out about the “real dog”, introduce him or her to the kids and your other dogs at a Meet-andGreet, schedule an overnight or longer visit to see if he or she fits with your schedule and your environment. The entire family should come together to make a well-informed and well-reasoned decision. Any less is not fair to you and to the dog. The first step in the journey of lifetime doggy learning begins at the Hawaii Dog Foundation website ( There you will find everything you need to know about our dogs, our programs and our organization. There are many fun and interesting articles for the entire family, as well as the always popular photo listings of dogs available for adoption. View the adoptable dogs in this article online at

Hawaii Kai Dog Walk

Hui Ilio Hawaii held their 5th Annual Hawaii Kai Dog Walk Fundraiser on June 7th and hundreds of dogs showed up to support the dog park. Learn more at

Lhasa Apsos! That’s right Lhasa Apso lovers, there’s a local playgroup just for you and your dogs. About seven Lhasa Apsos attended their first meetup in Hawaii Kai and they had a blast chasing each other. Look for future meetups online.

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Gaining Respect in a Doggy World

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By Hideo Hanashiro, Hele Wiki Paws

“Back to School.” Just the words bring up the memory of Rodney Dangerfield stepping onto campus in a vivid pair of golfing pants. Rodney Dangerfield himself has always seemed to remind me of that painting with the dogs playing poker. They couldn’t seem to ever get respect. Everyone in the pet loving world knows that dogs deserve every bit of our respect. Therefore, I would like to point out a few back to school reminders so that all receive the respect they deserve. The first tip in our back to school list is courtesy. The easiest way of showing courtesy is by always remembering to carry disposable bags whenever you are out walking your dog. Not only are you being a responsible pet owner by preparing for future deeds, but you are also ensuring that public places that allow dogs continue to do so. The second tip to remember is safety. Whenever you are out walking your pet remember to keep him or her on a leash, unless in a designated off leash area. This will definitely help keep any unseen events from growing into a out of control situation. Lastly, for our back to school tips I would like to remind everyone to simply have fun. It doesn’t matter what you do, from playing fetch on the beach; to having a wonderful hike in the mountains, just getting out is happiness enough for your pet. While out with your pet if you remember to be courteous, safe, and have fun you will be at the top of the class in pet ownership and thoroughly respected and loved by your pet. Hideo Hanashiro is the founder of Hele Wiki Paws, a personal walking service for your pet. Armed with over a decade of dog handling experience, Hideo firmly believes in patience, care and paws. Call 348-0273 or visit


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What do I do with Fido? Submitted by Allen Daniels • Paws University •

Unfortunately for most people, summer has quickly ended. School-aged children are back in school and a major disruption in the household routine has occurred. No longer is anyone sleeping in or spending most of the day at home. At sunrise, the house has now come to life and the hustle and bustle of the preparation of both work and school is at times an overwhelming one. Time is always of the essence and most are hard pressed to meet that requirement. Understandably they focus on getting out of the house in time to avoid any costly delay. As quickly as it all started, the house has become a quiet and desolate place, void of any familiar sounds and activity, however there is one important family member left behind and they are all alone. No one experiences these changes as

much as their dog Fido. During the summer break, Fido has grown accustomed to greeting everyone in the household and waking them with his warm-hearted licks. Fido had also found great joy in playing with his humans and spending time with them in front of the TV as well as going for walks and playing in the yard. This routine during the summer was the center of what he found joyful and suddenly all has come to a screeching halt for him. Being left alone with nothing to do leaves Fido no choice but to find an activity that will pass the time by waiting for his humans to come home. Unfortunately, this can possibly lead to behaviors that their humans don’t care for often getting worse with time. These behaviors include: unwanted barking, digging, urinating and defecating in

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the household and destruction of personal belongings, all of which can be considered separation anxiety. Although a few humans can have the luxury to be with their pets during the day, most unfortunately do not. Providing your dog with ample exercise and activity can alleviate most potential problems that can occur during your absence. However, since most dogs’ physical requirements are much higher than our own, what we consider a taxing exercise for us may be considered just a warm up for the dog. Most dogs are left with too much energy and most will find other non-productive and destructive things to do when they are alone. However, there are options to be considered that can satisfy your dog’s physical and mental needs that can alleviate a potential disaster. Doggy daycare was created to address the issues of a bored dog and has become a hit for people searching for a positive activity for their pet. The basic concept of daycare is to provide your dog with an activity that satisfies both their physical and mental needs. Physically speaking, your dog gets to run and play with other dogs while their activity is monitored by carefully trained staff. Their mental needs are addressed by the interaction that takes place while in a pack setting. The dogs learn the essential skills of socialization which includes pack hierarchy as well as proper mannerisms with regard to the interaction with their human caretakers. During daycare an abundance of natural behaviors occur which is equally exciting to the dog and the humans caring for them. Shelley Cole, the manager of Paws University on the Big Island of Hawaii, says that what she finds most exciting from her experience from a dog’s perspective is that “The dogs benefit most from their interaction with compatible playmates”. She also feels that “safety and fun activities for the dogs are essential in creating a positive experience for the dog”. With that said, most facilities require a

pre-screening to insure that a dog is compatible with both other dogs and people. In addition, a facility will include separate play yards for different sized dogs as well as a quiet area for the older dogs. Each yard is filled with various play structures and portable pools that provide the dogs other options besides playing with one another. The day can be very busy for the dog and certainly provides more than enough exercise to satisfy them. Most dogs will return home exhausted from their fun day of play with their friends. Paws University on the Big Island was the first to offer doggy daycare in the State of Hawaii and has been in operation since 1999. Since then, several impressive facilities on Oahu have opened to serve both you and your dogs needs. Contact a facility near you and see what they have to offer. Fido no longer has to be left alone during the day and we can be satisfied that he is in caring and capable hands.

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55 Pawsh Place A modern lifestyle store for all pets. Specializing in natural, eco-friendly and interactive products. Halekuai Shopping Ctr., Kapolei. (808) 674-2055. See our ad on page 15. Bark Avenue A one-stop shop for the discerning modern dog. Accessories, food & treats! Koko Maria Shopping Center. (808) 394-2343. See our ad on page 7. Cocojor Try our all natural Zen Spa Products, award winning cooling products and revolutionary microbubble treatments. (808) 394-2162. See our ad on page 6. Fauna Collection Fashionably canine pet apparel. Try our new UH Sweet Tees made from peruvian cotton & lycra! Avail. online & at local pet stores. See our ad on page 12. Pouchi Couture Boutique & Barkery Pamper your Pouchi with Style! All natural canine spa lines, designer apparel and gourmet treats. 400 Hana Hwy Unit B, Kahului • 893-BARK (2275) See our ad on page 20. Shaka Dog Hawaii Tropical collars for cool Pups! View the latest styles and order online at Also avaliable at Pet’s in the City. See our ad on page 14.

animal adoption & shelters Friends For Life

Hawaii Dog Foundation Hawaii Island Humane Society (808) 329-1175. Kailua-Kona. Hawaiian Humane Society (808) 946-2187. Honolulu. Joey's Feline Friends (808) 554-2797. Kaneohe. Kauai Humane Society (808) 632-0610. Lihue. Maui Humane Society (808) 877-3680. Kahului.

boarding & day care

Affordable Pet Boarding, LLC Serving the leeward side of Oahu. Weekly, Monthly & military discounts. Air-conditioned kennel & outdoor play yard. 668-2622. See our ad on page 14. Apple Puppy Stress free & cage free grooming and boarding. Master dog groomers trained in NY and Seoul, Korea. 1126 12th Ave Suite 201, Kaimuki. (808) 734-8282 See our ad on page 17. dogwalker etc! Winner, Best Pet Sitting Service of 2009 by Honolulu Magazine! Dog walking, pet siting, private boarding. 28 | fall 2009

384-3164. See our ad on page 4. Koolau Bed & Biscuit Pet vacations and higher education for dogs. Free hugs, belly rubs and biscuits. Kaneohe. (808) 239-1214. See our ad on page 19. Ohana Doggie Day Care & Spa Doggie day care, cage-free boarding, daycare activities & grooming. Come play, socialize & be pampered. 791-DOGS(3647). See our ad on page 16. Pacific Paws Doggie daycare, dog & cat grooming, cage free boarding & doggie training. Open 7 days. Koko Marina Shopping Center. 394-9663. See our ad on page 12. Paws University Pampering Big Island animals with style. Training, agility, doggie day care, boarding and grooming. Call (808) 325-6436. See our ad on page 26. Pet Me Salon & Daycare Offering full service pet grooming & specializing in daycare for small breed dogs. For more info. 951-1121 Tails of Hawaii Doggie playcare, cage-free lodging, training, grooming and veterinary services. Waipio & Mapunapuna (808) 676-WOOF (9663). See our ad on the back page.

collars & leashes

Shaka Dog Hawaii Tropical collars for cool Pups! View the latest styles and order online at Also avaliable at Pet’s in the City. See our ad on page 14.


Cocojor Try our all natural Zen Spa Products, award winning cooling products and revolutionary microbubble treatments. (808) 394-2162. See our ad on page 6.

green businesses

55 Pawsh Place A modern lifestyle store for all pets. Specializing in natural, eco-friendly and interactive products. Halekuai Shopping Ctr., Kapolei. (808) 674-2055. See our ad on page 15. Skooperbox The green alternative to plastic bags. Made from recycled material, 100% biodegradable. Info 381-8562

grooming & spa services

Apple Puppy Stress free & cage free grooming and boarding. Master dog groomers trained in NY and Seoul, Korea. 1126 12th Ave Suite 201, Kaimuki. (808) 734-8282. See our ad on page 17. Cocojor Try our all natural Zen Spa Products, award winning cooling products and revolutionary microbubble treatments. (808) 394-2162. See our ad on page 6. Ohana Doggie Day Care & Spa Doggie day care, cage-free boarding, daycare activities & grooming. Come play, socialize & be pampered. 791-DOGS(3647). See our ad on page 16. Pacific Paws Doggie daycare, dog & cat grooming, cage free boarding & doggie training. Open 7 days. Koko Marina Shopping Center. 394-9663. See our ad on page 12. Paws University Pampering Big Island animals with style. Training, agility, doggie day care, boarding and grooming. Call (808) 325-6436. See our ad on page 26. Pet Me Salon & Daycare Offering full service pet grooming & specializing in daycare for small breed dogs. For more info. 951-1121 Tails of Hawaii Doggie playcare, cage-free lodging, training, grooming and veterinary services. Waipio & Mapunapuna (808) 676-WOOF (9663). See our ad on the back page.

legal services

Animal Law Emily A. Gardner is a local attorney with a Master of Science in Zoology who assists with legal issues involving animals. Clay Chapman Crumpton Iwamura and Pulice. (808) 535-8462. See our ad on page 7.

Fauna Collection Fashionably canine pet apparel. Try our new UH Sweet Tees made from peruvian cotton & lycra! Avail. online & at local pet stores. See our ad on page 12.

pet clubs & groups

dog parks

2 Sisters Pet Sitters, LLC Taking Care of Your Family Pets. Serving Kailua, Kaneohe and Waimanalo. Visit our website or call (808) 291-4836.

food & treats

A Helping Paw My goal is to give you the peace of mind, while your pet is in my loving care. Pet sitting, mini-groomz, dog walking & house-sitting. South Maui. 283-5144 Go to to view locations.

Kalihi Pet Center Complete line of feed, supplies and live animals: birds, puppies, fish, reptiles, small animals & more. City Center Shopping Ctr. 841-5234. See our ad on page 17. The Pet Depot Ewa Beach, 808-689-PETS (7387). West Oahu’s full line pet store. Puppies, Small Animals, Pet Supplies, Fresh & Saltwater fish. See our ad on page 11. View a current list of dog clubs or start your own!

pet sitting & dog walking

Doggie Adventures & Training It’s NOT just a walk in the park! Expert training and exercise for optimum vitality. (808) 551-7994. See our ad on page 11. dogwalker etc! Winner, Best Pet Sitting Service of 2009 by Honolulu Magazine! Dog walking, pet siting, private boarding.

384-3164. See our ad on page 4. Hawaii Pet Nanny, LLC Established 2005. Member of Pet Sitters International & National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Call 741-5220. See our ad on page 15.

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Eclectic Designs Eclectic Designs provides personalized photography services for your 4-legged (and 2-legged) family members! 1.888.798.0555.

Hele Wiki Paws Patience, Care, and Paws. Dog walking services and private obedience training for east Honolulu. Call Hideo at 348-0273. See our ad on page 24.

Paw-tography with Alvarado Photography Alvarado Photography captures your special moments and pet’s personality. Affordable prices. Call (808) 7808911.

Pawsitively Pets Hawaii West Oahu’s dog walking & pet sitting solution. Bonded, insured and member of PSI & NAPPS. Call 265-3116. See our ad on page 6.

55 Pawsh Place A modern lifestyle store for all pets. Specializing in natural, eco-friendly and interactive products. Halekuai Shopping Ctr., Kapolei. (808) 674-2055. See our ad on page 15.

pet supplies & stores

55 Pawsh Place A modern lifestyle store for all pets. Specializing in natural, eco-friendly and interactive products. Halekuai Shopping Ctr., Kapolei. (808) 674-2055. See our ad on page 15. Bark Avenue A one-stop shop for the discerning modern dog. Accessories, food & treats! Koko Maria Shopping Center. (808) 394-2343. See our ad on page 7. Cocojor Try our all natural Zen Spa Products, award winning cooling products and revolutionary microbubble treatments. (808) 394-2162. See our ad on page 6. Fauna Collection Fashionably canine pet apparel. Try our new UH Sweet Tees made from peruvian cotton & lycra! Avail. online & at local pet stores. See our ad on page 12. Kalihi Pet Center Complete line of feed, supplies and live animals: birds, puppies, fish, reptiles, small animals & more. City Center Shopping Ctr. 841-5234. See our ad on page 17. Kihei Pet Supply Our mission is happy & healthy pets! Full line of quality pet supplies. Save money and come see us first. (808) 874-0015. Kukui Mall in Kihei. See our ad on page 19. Ohana Doggie Day Care & Spa Doggie day care, cage-free boarding, daycare activities & grooming. Come play, socialize & be pampered. 791-DOGS(3647). See our ad on page 16. The Pet Depot Ewa Beach, 808-689-PETS (7387). West Oahu’s full line pet store. Puppies, Small Animals, Pet Supplies, Fresh & Saltwater fish. See our ad on page 11. Planet U2 Stop by Hawaii’s newest pet boutique located on Lewers Stret in the heart of Waikiki. Validated parking at Embassy Suites. 971-9000. See our ad on page 27. Pouchi Couture Boutique & Barkery Pamper your Pouchi with Style! All natural canine spa lines, designer apparel and gourmet treats. 400 Hana Hwy Unit B, Kahului • 893-BARK (2275) See our ad on page 20. Tails of Hawaii Doggie playcare, cage-free lodging, training, grooming and veterinary services. Waipio & Mapunapuna (808) 676-WOOF (9663).


Bark Avenue A one-stop shop for the discerning modern dog. Accessories, food & treats! Koko Maria Shopping Center. (808) 394-2343. See our ad on page 7. Doggie Adventures & Training It’s NOT just a walk in the park! Training equipment, toys, & educational materials. (808) 551-7994. See our ad on page 11. Pet Projekt Bringing you fun and affordable modern pet products for everyday use. Check out our Squeeze Tiki dog toy! Planet U2 Stop by Hawaii’s newest pet boutique located on Lewers Stret in the heart of Waikiki. Validated parking at Embassy Suites. 971-9000. See our ad on page 27.


Art's Obedience Obedience dog training in Aiea and Kaneohe. Betty Fujinaka, (808) 239-8138. Doggie Adventures & Training It’s NOT just a walk in the park! Expert training and exercise for optimum vitality. (808) 551-7994. Hele Wiki Paws Patience, Care, and Paws. Dog walking services and private obedience training for east Honolulu. Call Hideo at 348-0273. See our ad on page 24. Koolau Bed & Biscuit Pet vacations and higher education for dogs. Free hugs, belly rubs and biscuits. Kaneohe. (808) 239-1214. See our ad on page 19. Paws University Pampering Big Island animals with style. Training, agility, doggie day care, boarding and grooming. Call (808) 325-6436. See our ad on page 26. Tails of Hawaii Doggie playcare, cage-free lodging, training, grooming and veterinary services. Waipio & Mapunapuna (808) 676-WOOF (9663). See our ad on the back page.

veterinary services

Tails of Hawaii Doggie playcare, cage-free lodging, training, grooming and veterinary services. Waipio & Mapunapuna (808) 676-WOOF (9663). See our ad on the back page. | fall 2009


Cesar’s Beach Tips By Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer •

I grew up in Mazatlan, Mexico, so, to me, the beach is home! I love to bring my pack to the Southern California coast at the end of a week of good behavior. Every pack member experiences the beach in a different way. Some head straight for the water. Others love the opportunity to get their paws dirty. And then there are those who just like to kick back and enjoy the sun. Whatever your dog's preference, here are a few tips to make the beach a fun and safe experience.

lar is ineffective and can also irritate your dog's skin. Consult your veterinarian to find the best solution.

A trip to the beach isn't the time to punch out. Your dog may be having so much fun that he loses track of how tired, hot, or thirsty he is. It is up to you to watch for signs of dehydration or over-exhaustion. Sand and heat can make a normal exercise routine more strenuous. Trust your instincts. If something doesn't feel right, call your dog back to rest in a shady spot.

Be respectful of other visitors. Whether canine or human, other visitors to the beach may not appreciate your dog's company. Make sure to keep your dog in check.

Know the local laws. Some beaches do not accept dogs. Others require that they be on-leash at all times. Find out before you head out.

Prepare. You may not be aware that, like humans, dogs need protection from the sun. Talk to your veterinarian about protective goggles and canine sunblock.

Be confident in your pack leadership. For a dog to get the full benefit of a beach visit, off-leash (where permitted) is ideal. But remember, the beach is full of interesting scents of the sea life there. This can send your dog into a very primal state. If you don't have your leadership skills down pat, you could lose your dog.

Protect your dog from fleas. This is not an issue most people associate with the beach, but sand fleas are prevalent in some areas. Be aware that a wet flea col-

Be vigilant. Remember that many items washed ashore, like fishing lines, litter, plant-life, and dead fish, may not be safe for your dog. When he goes exploring, keep a close eye on the objects he finds.

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Let your dog dig! This is the perfect spot to let your dog try to make that tunnel to China he's been dreaming of.

Check conditions. Sea lice, jellyfish, undercurrents, and rip tides all pose just as much of a threat to dogs as they do to humans. Before you let your dog roam, verify with a lifeguard that the environment is safe.

Keep your dog hydrated. Make sure your dog has access to clean, fresh water—and never let your dog drink salt water. It can make him sick.

Be aware of your dog's physical and emotional state.

Pick up after your dog! Help keep the water clean and the beach pleasant for other visitors.

Give your dog a bath. If possible, give him a good rinse with fresh water before leaving the beach. When you get home, make sure to wash your dog immediately! Chemicals from sea water can be harmful to your dog's coat and health. Check out more of Cesar Milan’s tips at Mahalo Cesar!

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