I’ve read about problems with pet food and treats, and am concerned because treats are a great way to get a pet’s attention, to make friends, to get their cooperation. I don’t know really what all the ingredients are in most pet foods and treats and there are so many to choose from. Some are made here in the U.S., others made outside the U.S., regulations for pet foods and treats are not as stringent as they are for human food. It would be devastating to learn that a treat I gave an animal turned out to cause harm.
I’ve decided to use chicken breast as my treat of choice for dogs and cats. I buy a whole roasted chicken from Costco, I eat the dark meat (which I love) and cut up the breast meat in small pieces for the animals I work with (they love it). There is only one ingredient, chicken, and I know it’s safe because I’m eating it too.
Love this Buster boy! We had to perform a “secret trick” for graduation day. Buster likes to guard toys and can get aggressive when playing with toys, so we’ve been working on teaching him to fetch a toy and leave it for a treat. He performed beautifully once I understood how to present it. I’m learning so much from Janine and her team at J9′s K9s and Buster is having lots of fun! Buster lives at Pet Adoption Fund if you know of anyone who would be interested in adopting him.
Photo credit: Janine at J9′s K9s.
Just received this Christmas card from my clients, Gus, Darby & Noella. Noella is smiling! This awesome pet portrait was created by pet photographer Jeanette Alvarez. Nice work! Happy Holidays everyone!
Congratulations to Buster and me, because we just completed our first class together at J9′s K9s. Buster did so well today, he completed the beginner agility course in just over 40 seconds which placed him second overall in the class. He really catches on fast!!! We’re moving on to the intermediate class, wish us luck!
That green star by Buster’s name indicates perfect attendance.So proud of Buster, we work together 4-5 times per week to practice for our classes. During class, Buster has great focus and energy. True pleasure to work with and well deserving of lots of treats and chest rubs! Anyone interested in adopting Buster can contact Pet Adoption Fund in Canoga Park where Buster lives. Buster is not good with kids, needs to be adopted by an experienced handler.
Buster lives at Pet Adoption Fund. We’re taking a class together at J9′s K9s.
I took Buster to Waggin’ Tails Lounge 818 708-7200 to get groomed before class, wanted to make a good first impression! This is the BEFORE pic:
This is Buster now. Kathy at Waggin’ Tails did a great job!
Fantastic to be alive and outdoors this Sunday morning in Franklin Canyon!
Gabe is the calmest puppy, sleeps a lot, seems like I can see him growing…
Freddy can be a one-dog tornado when he’s playing in the backyard with his toys! He’s a difficult subject to photograph because he hardly ever sits still, in a good way!
Romeo is the handsomest dog in his neighborhood, imho. This is a great shot, even though it’s a bit out of focus, still good because Romeo does not often give direct eye contact to the camera (took a lot of shots before I got these two).
I get to work on my cardio with Lucy because we walk the loop which is a circle over a steep hill a mile long. Recently, we took three rests in the shade and enjoyed being outside.
Nothing like the rest you get after a good cardio workout, in Lucy’s nice, air-conditioned house:
This is Red, he doesn’t look 16 years old….
Jinks is getting so big now…
Boo’s eyes are amazing!…
Kittens from Worldfest 2014
Bebe turned 14 years old recently, happy birthday Bebe!!