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Friday, February 7, 2020

Pieces Of Advice For New Dog Owners

Being a new dog owner is an exciting time for you and your family. However, you likely feel apprehensive about the situation and have a lot of questions running through your head.

The following advice is going to help prepare you for what’s to come so you can put your mind at ease. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll likely look back wondering why you were ever nervous in the first place. Your pet will bring you and your household a lot of joy, and it is nice to have someone to snuggle with when you’re tired or feeling low.

Start Training Early

The earlier, the better when it comes to training your pet. If you let them get too old and comfortable, you risk them never learning even basic commands. Keep your house in order and your stress levels low by enrolling in puppy school right away. You want your dog to be well behaved and understand you when you’re trying to communicate with them at home.

Get Them Outside

Your dog will need regular exercise and look forward to these outings. Therefore, get in the habit of playing with them outdoors in the fresh air. Bring them on a hike with you or let them run around at the dog park. If you’re going to be outdoors, then it’s wise to purchase a dog flea protection product you can use to help keep them safe when they’re out and about roaming around. It’s the responsible action to take and will help to ensure your pet remains in good health.

Be Available  

Being a new dog owner means more responsibility for you. You should shy away from becoming a pet owner if your schedule is hectic and you’re never home. Your dog will need your love and attention and for you to check in on them often. Therefore, you want to make sure you’re available for your dog and can be there when they need you. They’re going to need to use the bathroom, to be fed, and taken to the vet for appointments.

Prepare Your Home

Another piece of advice for new dog owners is to prepare your home ahead of time. For example, take time to puppy proof your space and make sure there’s nothing that they can get into that may harm them. Furthermore, you’ll want to have an area where they can go to relax and feel safe and access their bed and food and water when they desire. Take time to purchase all the right gear and supplies you’ll need so that you’re ready for their arrival.


Bringing home a new dog is an event to look forward to and anticipate. However, it can also be a lot of work and require accountability on your part. Use this advice to help you along the way and to make sure that your pet’s homecoming is memorable and successful. Learn from your mistakes and don’t be afraid to ask questions or reach out for help and advice when you need it.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

New for 2020-Certify Your Dog as a Family Disaster Dog free membership and lessons

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Hi everyone,

With the New Year here and the world off to a roaring 2020 start, I want to offer everyone who is interested in using the skills taught here on Family Disaster Dogs and in my books a way to show off their own dog's skills.

I'm offering everybody who uses these lessons a Family Disaster Dogs Certification of accomplishment with your dog's name, picture and date of certification signed by me, the author and founder of Family Disaster Dogs lessons, books and blog.

I am so proud of all the dogs and owners worldwide who have supported and learnt from the information here and in the books. You deserve a pat on the back for taking the time to prepare your family for hopefully what shall never happen but if a disaster or lost person incident happens, YOU are READY !

How great is that!!

Go Dogs!!!

Yay! Family

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I hear and see comments everyday on social media about how well you all are doing learning these useful Family Disaster Dog skills. It's great to hear from you all and see how well your dogs are doing! The response is what keeps me writing and adding more information for everyone.

Become a Family Disaster Dog member

Here's what to do to become a Family Disaster Dogs member and a Family Disaster Dogs Certificate

You can get one certificate for each of your dogs (cats, rabbits, horses, any other welcomed too) in their name.

Children's book participates can request a certificate for each child and dog "team" who practice the lessons in My Puppy Can Find Me picture book.

Send us or post to one of our social media pages below, a picture of your dog wearing the dog go-bag, or doing any lesson from the Family Disaster Dogs book or children's book, My Puppy Can Find Me.

You can also send a picture of yourself or child with one of the books, here I am visiting dogs while the owner reads my book.

You can also tell us in a comment below or posted to social media about what your dog, child or family has learned for a certificate.

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Here's a few of our members

Introducing Daisy Mae Parker

Ms Daisy Mae Parker
has a Go-Bag ready

Introducing Buddi Dog

Dixie and Buddi
Dixie can find people
Buddi carries a Go-bag

Introducing Dixie

Introducing Mt Tom's Dazy

Mt. Tom's Dazy
Is ready to evacuate

Introducing Mt Tom's Karl

Mt Tom's Karl
is learning to find family

Introducing Mt Tom's Fia

Newest member Mt. Tom's Fia
Puppy is ready!

Sign up for updates or follow us to see more new members and get your dogs a certificate too!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Pet CRP Course from Dr Libbie Fort

Freddy says learn CPR!
Buy or Read for Free on Kindle the Family Disaster Dogs Books click to my Author Page

Hi everyone,

One of the most important skills we can learn to be ready for emergencies is CPR. ( Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) This emergency lifesaving procedure is performed when the heart stops beating.

Studies and practice have proven that Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest. A heart does not have to have medical issues to stop beating, some animals can die of fright or from trauma. Rabbits and some birds are super sensitive and the shock of a traumatic situation has been known to bring on death. CPR immediately does work, I have used it on newborn pups with success too.

CPR can be preformed on dogs and cats too, in a very similar way as human CPR with the right positioning of the animal and the number of compression and breaths.

I wrote an article about K9 CPR back in 2012 at the time, there wasn't as much information about how-to do K9 CPR as there is today. I encourage you to make sure you have an educated source to teach you because so much on the internet is fake.

I'm happy to update you and others about the correct way to preform this life saving maneuver.

Today, I want to share some very valuable information and a course with you about how-to perform CPR on your dog from veterinarian Dr. Libbie Fort DVM

On her blog this week she is sharing an introduction to canine CPR where she tells us about the three major things we need to know for successful canine CPR.

Here's what Dr. Libbie wants us to know;

"I summarize the three things that you must understand. The three concepts that will benefit you or your dog-- if you know and understand these concepts prior to learning canine CPR.

Knowing how to perform EFFECTIVE canine CPR is an essential skill and a vital tool to have in your tool box, because we do not have 911 for our pups. We do not have emergency medical services... yet."

So click here to head on over to the blog and read about the three core pillars to effective canine CPR. And get excited to learn doggo CPR in the weeks to come!!

Inside this live training, complete with a PDF workbook and a Q & A at the end I will walk you through:
  • An easy to understand introduction to canine CPR where we define our goals and our role as a first responder- so you fully understand the method behind the madness, which promotes retention
  • Step by step initial assessment- so you can diagnose the need for CPR quickly and accurately
  • The latest recommended technique- including chest compressions, mouth to snout, and how to monitor.... so you know without a doubt if it is working
  • An easy to remember roadmap to canine CPR success- I am taking away all the guesswork with this one!
  • And finally... continual access to a password protected members area where you can watch the replay at your leisure for review... I will also be posting updated recommendations in this area so you stay current!
  • **JUST ADDED** A wallet size downloadable canine CPR reference card- to jog your memory in the moment when seconds matter.
Feel free to reach out with any and all questions.


Libbie Fort, DVM

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