First off, I want to apologize for not keeping up on posting lessons here at Family Disaster Dogs. The only excuse that I have for not being online is because I've been busy offline with the pet spa business I bought last year.
I'm happy to say we've grown to the point of moving into the much larger storefront space next door where we'll have a dog training room and offer Family Disaster Dog lessons in person. Along with dog training and professional all breed grooming we'll have dog daycare suites set up like home, play groups and afternoon yappy hour group play dates.
The lobby is being set up as a comfortable pet friendly wifi and coffee lounge where owners can mingle while pets enjoy our services in other areas of the store.
I have been working on the Family Disaster Book in my spare time, and do hope to have the editing and final copy ready for publishing in the next month or so. Please stay tuned for more online lessons and quick tips that will soon be coming your way. I'll be sending out book offers as soon as the publishing dates are set.
I'm planning a follow up book about how your dog can help you survive in extreme conditions or if your ever lost..although not many people get lost with a dog along.
Before I go here's a Family Disaster Dog tip;
Dogs have saved many children who have become lost by staying with the child and keeping them warm overnight.
If the child knew to hold the dog by the collar and tell the dog to "go home", the dog would most likely take the child home at a pace the child can handle because the dog will sense the urgency.
Most dogs know what the word 'home" means. Use the word often to teach your dog.
Most family dogs would rather go home instead of sleep in the woods overnight but they don't want to leave a member of the family behind.
Dogs have to be asked or they will wait.
Use this tip to teach your children how to use the family dog to go home in case they are ever lost.
This will work for adults who get lost too.