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Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week:




by Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet  


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Dawn Watson (CNBNews file photo)

Firecrackers, horns, fireworks, loud people—these are the things that make up the celebration of a brand new year!

    Unfortunately, this revelry can turn into a nightmare for your dog.

   Prepare ahead of time to make Fido’s evening less stressful. If you are having a party at home, let people know that one room is ‘off-limits’ so your dog can relax in peace. A baby gate or his crate should do nicely when things start getting lively.


   Purchase or borrow a Thundershirt for him. It’s a wonderful investment for dogs that are skittish when it comes to loud noises.


   Never make your dog stay outdoors for extended periods of time during the holidays. It’s too cold and some unscrupulous and cruel people might be tempted to do harm to your pets.


  If you plan on celebrating somewhere other than your home, double-check that all doors and windows are locked and that Fido is safe, inside. Place a blanket or sheet over his crate (leaving one side uncovered) so he is cozy. Draw the curtains to block the noise of some of the festivities.


  Beginning in January, Brother of the Wolf is offering an innovative training opportunity: a mixed certification program for those that wish to become dog trainers! If you live outside of the south jersey/philly area, you can receive part of your training via group internet interaction (chatroom, email, conference calls) and work with a local, positive-reinforcement dog trainer in your area for your internship. Or, if you live in the area, your internship will be held at our studio in Gloucester City.


Email for tuition and information!


   Here’s wishing all of you a happy and safe holiday.

Wado udohiyu, (thank you very much in the Cherokee language)

Dawn O Watson

Owner, Brother of the Wolf, LLC