Training Tip: Hide and Seek

From Sally Silverman (Freestyle, Tricks, Agility): “Always set your dog up for success. Plan each training session so that your dog will be successful, and can thereby earn rewards. Marking and rewarding the behaviors we like is how we communicate what we want with our dogs.” Training should be fun! Your dog should perceive every training…

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May 9, 2017

Pet Health Insurance Part 1

“Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” To insure or not to insure? That is the question – with no easy answer. Your five-year-old dog may have suffered one brief bout of diarrhea after eating some unknown goody – otherwise, nothing. Maybe little more will ever happen. Or he may contract Lyme disease,…

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May 9, 2017

Fireworks, Noises and Fear, OH MY!

December 31st is a celebratory holiday. But the fireworks, noisy crowds, and flashing lights of New Years’ Eve can be anything but a party for your dog. So before your pup has a panic attack, take some measures to reduce his stress level. If you anticipate a problem, consider picking up some Rescue Remedy®, a…

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December 10, 2016

Holiday Leftovers — dos and don’ts

Holidays are for splurging. We heap our plates with rich and delicious dishes, and eat until we can barely move! Keep in mind that the high fat content in turkey, goose, duck, and many gravy recipes, can cause a variety of intestinal issues for dogs. They can even cause pancreatitis. According to Dr. Beverly Jogan…

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December 10, 2016

November Membership Meeting

The membership meeting on November 5th turned was an entertaining and informative event. After a delicious meal from Zoe’s, Upper Moreland K9 Patrol Officer Brian Scott and his partner, Dex, provided a fascinating presentation complete with a bite demonstration. The membership meeting included an update of transitions on the board and forthe registrar, as well…

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November 8, 2016

Katie Conn at the European Open 2016

“The first time I met Katie, she was training to run a marathon,” says Rosie Sutherland, Y2K9s’ director of Agility. That drive to excel has been a guiding force in her life, and helped propel Katie to four international agility competitions, the most recent one this summer. It all happened in a surprisingly short period…

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September 22, 2016

Dogs and Travel: What’s in Your Car?

You wouldn’t dream of driving without making sure your kids are safely buckled up, or strapped into their car seats. You probably buckle up yourself – it is the law, after all. But what about your dog? According to the US Census Bureau, there were 10,800,000 motor vehicle accidents reported in 2009. “A dog is…

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September 22, 2016

Spry Seniors: Health Considerations for Geriatric Dogs

Some changes with aging are inevitable, but as our dogs grow older, we can take several steps to help maintain their quality of life. Prevention, monitoring, and maintenance are keys to keeping senior dogs healthy and active, in conditions from periodontal disease to diabetes. Y2K9s Member Samra Elser gave a presentation on this topic at the…

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May 9, 2016

How Sweet It Is

By Christina Fuoco, VMD, CVA, CCRT Medical Director WAG: Whole Animal Gym wag-philly.com Spring has sprung and the bees are buzzing!  With bees, comes honey.  And honey benefits dogs and their owners. Honey dehydrates bacteria – which makes it a very effective antibacterial. A 2016 study concluded that “the healing process of the surgical wound…

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May 9, 2016

Meet the Founder of Y2K9s

If you know our Founder, Deb Norman (no one, but no one calls her Debbie, let alone Deborah), you might enjoy this update. If you don’t, you’ll enjoy getting to know her. Deb is totally devoted to dogs. Yours, mine, everyone’s. Her current four-legged family includes: 4 Border Collies 1 Shetland Sheepdog 1 Border Collie/Whippet…

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May 4, 2016
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