Dogs naturally walk at a different pace from us, and they have different interests, so it takes time for dogs and their humans to learn about and adapt to each other.
Honoring the women who better our city.
The Pet Advocate - Kathrine Breeden
What she calls an “obsession” has become a full-time calling that countless pooches and their parents are grateful for.
As the owner of Be Kind to Dogs, Kathrine Breeden has garnered a stellar reputation as one of the few accredited professional canine trainers who uses only force-free methods; never incorporating any act that frightens, intimidates, startles or hurts a dog. This Chandler business owner and resident has also become an advocate for the animal community and friend for organizations needing the assistance of a pro.
In addition to her paid client services, Breeden’s pro bono work includes free educational events to rescue groups, veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters and dog walkers.
It’s no surprise that the inspiration that steers her current career stems from a being an animal lover from childhood. When she left her native England for Dallas in 1999, Breeden even took her horse with her!
Being part of families’ experiences with their furry four-legged members offers Breeden a reward of its own.
“My motivation springs from a deep, life-long love for all animals and, especially, dogs. I’m not making a fortune financially, but I am making local pet lives better. Priceless!” she says. —GY Article Alison Stanton and Georgann Yara of Chandler Lifestyle Magazine
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How much do dogs sleep?
If you’re a dog parent, you know they love to sleep. But why do they sleep so much, and are they really dreaming when you see their paws twitch in their sleep?
Keep reading to discover the answers to these questions and more HERE.
Shared from Gemma Tyler
If you have pets, then you will understand the pain that is attempting to remove all of the hair and fluff from your home. My parents have seven cats, three dogs, and a horse, so growing up I was able to learn a few tricks of the trade for getting rid of the fluff.
After air, water is the most crucial resource for a dog’s body and mind. They recognize its importance and so should you!
A well-hydrated dog is a healthy dog. Water is used to to transport nutrients and flush out toxins through the body. It also aids in proper digestion, functioning muscles and joints, and a regular heart rate and breathing pattern. It’s also important to note that only a hydrated dog can regulate his body temperature, vital in our Arizona climate!
Brain cells are most susceptible to dehydration. Without enough water, dogs become fatigued and it is difficult for our canine friends to think clearly and have good judgement. Dehydration is also connected to higher levels of cortisol and stress. A dehydrated dog is a recipe for frustration!
Your pooch may not be able to articulate it, but they understand the important of water as it pertains to their well-being. By taking water with you when you both go somewhere, you demonstrate to your dog that you understand why water is an important resource. Your dog can relax, knowing that you will take care of yourself and her because you value and keep your important resources nearby!
Make sure your dog knows the water is there. Put the bowl on the ground and let them see you pouring it. Don’t hide it out of the way; make sure it’s readily available. They may not feel comfortable going out of their way to get it.
Always have water available! Don’t go without it, especially in the following circumstances:
- Any event that will increase stress (travel, new places, vet visit, grooming)
- For any physical or mental activity (training, walks, sniffing)
- When they’re outside for any amount of time, especially in hot Arizona!
- Whenever food is involved (treats or mealtime)
In your home, have at least 1.5 bowls (per dog) of fresh water easily accessible. (For example, if you’ve got three dogs, have five water sources). Replace the water daily and keep the bowl full! Away from home, it’s good to have a bowl per dog.