|kona's touch, inc turned 7 on August 7th|
kona's touch, inc was officially incorporated on August 7, 2003, although we'd been training long before that. August is a month of many anniversaries for us, some good ones, some "not so much".
We've come a long way with positive training and we still have a long way to go. This month, have a talk with a friend who still doesn't know that we have better and safer options to traditional training. Let them know about positive training and its benefits to everyone. Using and promoting peaceful existence between you and your canine best friend is a wonderful and rewarding experience.
In tribute to Kona and anniversaries, kona's touch will be spending this next several weeks offering some new plans, materials, give-aways and
surprises. Keep an eye on Facebook for some fun and free downloads.
Be gentle, after all isn't that what you would want for your best friend,
Laura Dorfman, CPDT-KA
Owner and Founder
|Loose Leash Talkin'|
Time for School, Peanut
Even though it's 107 degrees in some parts of the country. Schools are getting ready for the new season, the Cubs are getting ready for next year (still) and Little Peanut may be confused when JimBob isn't laying on the couch with her all day.
Our dogs are creatures of habit and when habits change it can be an adjustment for your best friend. If you've had a teenager in the house all summer, he may be "out" for the next several months. Make sure he comes around enough to let Peanut adjust to her "summer couch buddy" being gone now.
Take some extra walks with your "now only friend", after all you may have some time now also. The heat will be subsiding and our panting, overheated pals are going to be feeling some energy. It may be only a few months until the cold forces us back to the warmth of our couches. Until then, show Peanut some extra attention she may be missing since her summer mates are back in academia.
As long as the human kids are in school, why not take the canine kid in for a class or two. There are several daytime dog classes that teach just about everything and anything your dog can do. Besides basic dog and puppy positive training classes, good manners, Canine Good Citizen classes, there is agility, nose games, flyball, and of course freestyle lets you have a dance or two with your four-pawed partner. It truly is a "dog's world" out there, with many more activities to choose from.
Make sure she's not sitting around being bored and you're not inadvertently allowing unwanted behavior to form.
Especially if you got a new puppy or dog this summer, make sure she knows the different human scenarios that invade and disappear from your house during the different seasons.
Oh and BTW, now that you've taken care of Peanut's needs, how bout a day at the spa for you. Have fun!
|Let's Talk Tech|
We call this section Healin' News and we usually talk about something holistic health care, natural living or health food related. This month we will try to fix some technical needs that may help to heal some unknown behaviors. When the kids are at school and Mom and Dad are away, hopefully the dogs will sleep, ahh but sometime they will play.
Learn the easiest ways to keep an eye on Fido while you're out.
Make sure that new dog or puppy is safe and asleep while you're out.
A few minutes behind the camera and you may be able to heal all kinds of troubles you didn't even know existed.
If you have a few small pieces of equipment, you too can be a technical wizard.
Let's Talk Tech >>
kona's touch offers positive dog and puppy training or consultation for Chicago's North Shore. Our positive training and consultations help you and your dog to create a respectful, loving relationship.
At kona's touch, we use peaceful clicker training techniques based on scientific knowledge and years of experience in canine behavior for fun family dog training. For dog training or your personal consultation, call 847-204-7100 or email me at email@example.com
Laura Dorfman, CPDT-KA
kona's touch, inc.