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Trainer Tips

The Importance of Empathy for your Veterinarian

June 2017

The start of spring is always a little bittersweet for me. I love the longer days, but it also marks the painful anniversary of losing my first Golden Retriever, Quiz.

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Summer is Coming: Pool Safety for Dogs!

April 2017

The days are longer, the weather is getting warmer, and many of us are already daydreaming about the fun to be had this summer! For many people, summer is synonymous with "water fun" in the pool, the lake or at the beach.

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New Year's Resolutions for Dog Owners: Don't Complain – TRAIN!

January 2017

Making resolutions is about changing behavior. As dog lovers, we can include our furry friends in our resolution making for the year.

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Happy Holidays from the J9's K9s Crew!

December 2016

Creating a peaceful and safe holiday season is about more than making sure your dog doesn't pee on the tree or help himself to the turkey on the table! As responsible dog owners, it's important to keep everyone's feelings and well-being in mind. We've created a list of tips to help ensure a safe and comfortable holiday season for pets AND people.

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Handling Your Dog when Trick o' Treaters Visit

October 2016

by Stephanie Colman, J9's K9s Dog Training

It's that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the weather should soon be getting cooler, and before you know it, hoards of costume-clad trick-o'-treaters will be trekking their way around San Fernando Valley neighborhoods collecting a sugary stash...

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Back to School for Dogs, Too!

September 2016

by Stephanie Colman, J9's K9s Dog Training

As the days are getting noticeably shorter, and the two-legged kids are digging into the new school year, it's the perfect time to explore back-to-school options (such as a fun class with J9's K9s!) for our four-ledged family members, too. After all, the holidays will be here, soon, and that means an influx of visitors around whom you'll want your dog to be on his best behavior...

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Emergency Preparedness

August 2016

by Stephanie Colman, J9's K9s Dog Training

As the Sand fire continues to char the drought-stricken hills of the Santa Clarity Valley and neighboring communities, many pet owners have been forced to evacuate or are ready to do so...

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4th of July Safety for Dogs

July 2016

by Stephanie Colman, J9's K9s Dog Training

While fireworks offer a dazzling display for people, they can be quite unsettling to dogs. Many dogs are afraid of fireworks, and some even exhibit an extreme, phobic response. The following tips can help:

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