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Mutt Mail May 2021

May 18, 2021 | Mutt Mail

It's a Doggo's Life!

Speak to our staff the next time your pet is being boarded to ask about our services! We offer group or private daycare, grooming, and tuck ins before bed…just a few of the things we do to make your pets feel at home.

Grooming Spotlight

“Ravishing Regan” groomed by Marlenne at Encinitas
“Cali-style Cali” groomed by Jenna Husong at Oceanside/Carlsbad
“Side-look Simon” groomed by Kristina at Poway

Is your dog leading his best life?

By Penelope Milne, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA

Of course you are providing the best food and veterinary care – but what else does your buddy need to live his best life?

Pet Profiles

Favorite Toy: Tree trunk toy that hides toy squirrels
Obsession: Sleeping with her tongue out
Naughtiest Deed: Gopher hunting in the front yard
Pet Peeve: Skateboards

Mr. Snake
Favorite Toy: I love hanging off people’s arms
Obsession: Being held by people and the extra attention
Naughtiest Deed: Knocking over my water dish
Pet Peeve: Not being fed on time

Favorite Toy: Toilet paper rolls
Obsession: The Animal Keeper “I loves it here”
Naughtiest Deed: Stealing rolls of toilet paper and shredding them all over the house!
Pet Peeve: No pet peeves I perfect

6 Natural Ways to Repel Fleas and Ticks

If your pet has fleas or you are interested in doing what you can to prevent your pet from having a flea outbreak, consider calling one of our facilities to book a grooming appointment. Consistent bathing, brushing, and haircuts is one of many tools that can help in minimizing the spread of fleas. Grooming, alongside flea preventatives or medications, can greatly cut down on existing or possible flea infestations.

One of our personal favorites when it comes to healthy, effective, and cost efficient flea preventatives is a product called Flea Treats.

Click through to read full article.

Dog Training

Molly was trained by Justin at Poway, and they worked on sit and stay, come when called, and loose leash walking.

Bella was trained by Justin at Poway, and they worked on loose leash walking, come when called, and on-leash barking.

Featured Trainers

Justin Webster, CPDT-KA – Trainer Animal Keeper Poway

Professional Level Member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed).

Justin first joined the Animal Keeper Poway team in 2010. He has always been a lover of dogs and all animals.

Justin had previously spent time working at a retreat where he got to work with Zebras and other kinds of wild animals – an unforgettable and valuable experience!

He became interested in dog training after coming to The Animal Keeper and becoming a camp counselor. He attended the Animal Keeper Academy, and with work and study, certified as a CPDT-KA via the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

In addition to being a skilled positive reinforcement trainer and problem solver, Justin is also a Camp Counselor. He finds that the two skills sets support and enhance one another.

Justin currently has a large menagerie of dogs including: Lady (pit bull mix), Kingston (pit bull mix), Mitch (pit bull mix), and Billie (shiba inu mix).

Edgar Mayoral – Trainer Animal Keeper Encinitas

Professional Level Member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Edgar enjoys teaching dogs and coaching their human families. He especially enjoys helping children build a bond with their pet. Edgar is also a great problem solver – he specializes in helping dogs who pull on leash and demonstrate dog-dog reactivity to develop focus and self control. He is the lead trainer at The Animal Keeper Encinitas.

Alex Denby at Encinitas

The Animal Keeper is proud and delighted to announce that Alex Denby, a trainer at our Encinitas location, has earned his CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed) certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (the CCPDT).

The CPDT-KA exam tests the foundational knowledge a professional dog trainer must have in instruction skills; learning theory; ethology; equipment and animal husbandry.

The certification tells you several things about the dog training professional who holds it:

  • Proven skills and knowledge
  • The drive and determination to successfully complete a rigorous exam process
  • A commitment to a strict ethical code for personal and business conduct
  • A commitment to gentle, science-based training
  • A commitment to continuing education and professional development
  • A commitment to enhancing the dog training profession

We could not be prouder of Alex!

Bennett Sharp – Trainer The Animal Keeper Oceanside/Carlsbad

Professional level member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Bennett’s background in protecting, serving and teaching (as a life guard and as a guitar teacher, amongst other things) combined with his love for animals, created his path to being a dog trainer.

His experience with pet care includes managing large dog play groups and certification in dog CPR and first aid.

As a trainer Bennett wants to set his clients and their pups up for the best possible life!

Jonathan Janas at Poway

Jonathan Janas, known as “J”, is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. J first started working with dogs when he was in college and over the last 10 years has worked with many different breeds, including training farm dogs! J has broad experience in the pet industry and an absolute love for dogs. He thrives on the challenge of changing a dog’s behavior – creating happy dogs with happy owners makes every day better for J.

Feast’r Beg Hunt

Feast’r Beg Hunt photos are in! Thanks to all who participated!

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