Below are some of my ‘pet’ links that I frequently recommend:
• ASSOCIATION OF PET DOG TRAINERS (APDT)
An international association of professional pet dog trainers dedicated to furthering education in positive training techniques.
• DOGGIE MATCH MAKER
A site offering education and information on adopting a shelter dog, and spotlighting dogs specifically from the West L.A. Shelter.
• THE DOG FOOD PROJECT
In lieu of feeding a naturally raw diet, this is an informational site on what is going on with commercial dog food and how to read labels and understand ingredients.
• DOG STAR DAILY
A site where you can get advice on training and behavior from the best in the dog training profession.
• DR. DRESSLER’S DOG CANCER BLOG
A very helpful and informational site where you can educate yourself on treating a dog with cancer, and how to deal with the emotional aspects.
• DR.JONES’ VETERINARY SECRETS REVEALED
A veterinarian dedicated to educating the public about veterinary care; the good, the bad and the ugly, and alternative natural treatments
• NATIONAL DISASTER SEARCH DOG FOUNDATION
An organization founded by a remarkable woman who saw a need and did something about it. This group rescues dogs and trains them to rescue people (and I am proud to be a volunteer for this fabulous organization rb).
• PETS 90210 (THE PETCARE FOUNDATION)
Besides being a source for adoption events in the Los Angeles area, Pets 90210 sponsors 4 major adoption events each year. You can also find locations of shelters and rescues here. Dedicated to promoting the adoption of a shelter or rescue animal, they showcase animals from local shelters monthly on You Tube and over various local cable channels.
Dog food alone does not provide the essential minerals, vitamins, enzymes, probiotics, anti- oxidants that your dog (or cat) needs. In fact, most animals are sorely lacking when on a commercially fed diet. Because of the high heat extrusion used to produce it, most of the limited vitamins are “cooked out”. These supplements are all encompassing in a once daily dose. With cancer and other debilitating illnesses on the rise in our animals, supplements are a must. We must be proactive in our preventative measures to help our animals live a long and healthy life.
Animal related services recommended:
• JUMP CITY AGILITY
Excellent group for training your dog in the sport of dog agility
• WHAT ANIMALS TELL US
Dana Miller will help you gain insight to your animals thoughts and emotions
• CREATURE COMFORTS PET SITTING (818-353-9284)
Serving areas of Sunland/Tujunga, Crescenta Valley, Glendale, Pasadena and parts of the San Gabriel Valley
Book sources: Any one of these sites has a plethora of excellent dog behavior and training books
• PHANTOM PUBLISHING
• JAMES & KENNETH PUBLISHERS