Sunday, June 29, 2014

Puppy Training 101

 Teach your dog to be the best behaved on the block with simple tips from Paul Owens, professional trainer and best-selling co-author of The Puppy Whisperer.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Best Small Dogs for Families

For children who may be fearful of large dogs, these small breeds are family friendly. Many are great for small spaces -- like apartments and studios. Good things come in small packages!
By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

Dog kissing boy

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pet Nutrition Tips for Your Dog and Cat

The options are endless -- and overwhelming -- when buying pet food. Feeding your furry family members a nutritious diet keeps them healthy, so examine all options, says Susan Lauten, Ph.D., president of Pet Nutrition Consulting. Good eating habits will keep them wagging their tails or purring for years to come.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Get Fit with Your Pet

Keep your pet in shape during the winter months with these smart weight-loss tips.
By Sarah Bruning
Staying fit during the coldest months of the year isn't just a human problem—it's one pets deal with too. A study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found that dogs and cats gain an average of 0.3 and 0.37 pounds, respectively (the equivalent of 1.5 to 4 pounds for people), between October and February. Read on for three major causes behind bulking up and advice on how to combat them from Deborah Linder, D.V.M., lead faculty for the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pet Charities: How You Can Help an Animal in Need

With hundreds of worthy pet organizations that could use your help, it can be tempting to just give to the last one that ran a heart-wrenching commercial. But with a little research, you can reward a group that you truly find meaningful. "Pick a charity that reflects your values and delivers on promises," says Carri Harte of Maguire/Maguire, an association management firm that screens groups for the nonprofit Animal Charities of America. Harte offers her tips on finding a pet-friendly foundation.

Some photos of our pups.

It is no secret that we love what we do for a living. How could we not love spending the day with pups. It is not always just playing but when you can make training and conditioning fun it is all rewarding. Here are some photos of the last week. Hope you all enjoy and make time to get out in the sun everyday for your health and you pups health too.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Putnam Lions Memiroal Dog Park is open.

Saturday was a wonderful day for K9 1-ON-1. We were on hand for the Putnam Dog Park locks to come off and be open to the public. When we were sitting with one of the many puppies that came by today Keith and I (jessy) were watching Stu, Lesley and Amy Neal and a smile came over our face. Here is a family that has made this dog park a major part of their lives for a long time and not for their own selfish needs but for the good of the dogs and families of our towns. A big thank you the Neal family and to everyone else involved. We may not know you personally but it took a lot of people to pull this all together.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Best Dogs for Kids

What's the best breed of dog? Ask 10 different owners and you'll get 10 different answers!
By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

Girl hugging dog

Friday, June 13, 2014

Is it a good idea to bring your kids to the vet with you?

Well Visit
Expert Douglas G. Aspros, D.V.M, weighs in on what to consider when your child asks to accompany you to the vet.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Best Vet for Your Pet

Developing a comfortable -- and lasting -- relationship with a veterinarian is just as important as finding the right doctor for yourself or your kids. Douglas G. Aspros, D.M.V., immediate past president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, shares his tips for finding the best match.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Best Leashes for Your Pet

Dogs Less Than 40 Pounds
Type: 5/8- or 3/4-inch-wide nylon leash
Why? A simple strand in a sturdy fabric won't weigh down your pet's head or strain his neck or back.
Handling tip: Consider the clasp. Thinner straps might be lightweight enough, but the hook at the end could be too heavy for your canine to wear comfortably. Make sure it's in proportion to the overall leash since some brands keep the same closure dimensions, regardless of the fabric's width. If your four-legged friend weighs less than 5 pounds, cat leashes -- with their smaller scale and lighter feel -- can be used to prevent stress, says Teoti Anderson, owner of Pawsitive Results and author of Puppy Care & Training (TFH Publications).

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Pet Pitfalls: Keep Your Pets Safe (By Patti Greco)

We hope you find this information helpful 
Pets that love splashing around in water require vigilant supervision. Some dogs will overexert themselves and then not have the strength to get out of the water. Also, consider your dog's health and age: An overweight or older animal may have more trouble swimming than he had in his fitter, younger days.
Cause for concern: If you see your pet struggling to stay afloat, hook his collar with a pole or provide a raft he can crawl onto and pull him to safety. If he's not breathing, administer CPR.
To keep your pet safe: Animals should never be left alone in or near water. If you take your pet swimming or on a boat ride, suit him with a life jacket and let him play in the water for just a few minutes at a time.

Monday, June 9, 2014

10 foods you my not know are harmful to your pet.

Here is an a by Hallie Levine Sklar about  10 foods you my not know are harmful to your pet.

10 Pet Dangers You Didn't Know About 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Pets and First Aid

First Aid can mean the difference between you pet living or dieing. You can check your vets office to see if they offer a First Aid CPR class.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Fun with the kiddie pool.

We had so much fun watching the pups in the kiddie pool. The water only stayed clean for maybe 5 minutes.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Nothing Better than Puppy Love.

My heart smiles when Tres-Belle and Lavender come to home base. They are so good with the animals.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

"Goodnight Sweet Dreams"

We like to post a photo of pups sleeping at night for our last post. Goodnight Sweet Dreams is a chance for you to let everyone see how sweet your pup is when sleeping. If you would like to see your pup on Goodnight Sweet Dreams just send us a photo at k91on1@yahoo or you can find us on facebook under Companions For K9's were you can leave us a facebook message. Here are some of this weeks photos.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Opening of the Putnam Dog Park

Thank you to everyone that stopped by to say hello yesterday. We had a blast and would like to thank the Neal family for asking us to be part of the opining of the Putnam Dog Park

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Tail-Wag Direction Matters for Dog

In this article by By Megan Gannon, News Editor   |   October 31, 2013 we will read how scientists found thru studies that the way a dog wags its tail the affect it causes to other dogs in the area.