Volume 10 | Number 05
Luvk9s May monthly newsletter
May 12 is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. Do you have a plan in place for your pets in case of an emergency? Click here for some tips.

Quick clicks:
Need tips on how to safely trim your dog's toenails? Click here.
Do you know about these 11 common toxic household items? Click here.
Is your dog showing signs of separation anxiety? Click here.
Loose leash walking tips
for distracted dogs
Do your walks consist of you trying to get your dog's attention while he is ignoring you, nose to the ground, searching for interesting scents? Is your dog constantly on high alert, looking for that dangerous squirrel or pesky rabbit to chase? Does your dog pull towards people or dogs you pass?

Teaching your dog to walk nicely with you (loose leash walking) can be a challenging skill to teach your dog at the best of times, but what can you do if your dog is excessively distracted?

Breed of the month: WESTIE
(Sassy, a West Highland white terrier puppy and Luvk9s puppy class graduate, resides in Bent Tree.)
Westies, also affectionately known as Scottish Terrier Terrors, were bred to dig out varmints.
Did you also know that:
  • Colonel Edward Donald Malcolm decided to breed only white terriers after he mistook his red terrier for a fox and accidentally shot it?
  • Westies have super strong tails which can be grabbed to pull them out of holes?
  • While they are cute as a button, they are not good lap dogs?

Upcoming group classes
Group classes will be starting soon! Wednesday and Thursday classes start next week; Saturday classes will be starting after Memorial Day weekend on June 2.

Luvk9s will be offering:
  • Puppy class
  • Basic obedience
  • Canine Good Citizenship
  • Agility
  • Tricks
  • Combo class (different activity each week)
  • Community Canine

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
Andy Rooney