Dog-sitting do’s and don’ts for Dana
Dana and Peter will be dog sitting Spike for a initial time.
Spike goes everywhere with me. But there are some hurdles where we need to go it alone.
I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer final year that led to a dismissal of my thyroid. we wrote about that knowledge and how tiny puppy Spike helped me by it. While there doesn’t seem to be any march of a cancer, there are a few slow issues and my alloy endorsed a low sip of hot iodine – or what she calls ‘peace of mind’ radiation.
Spike has a flattering regimented training module that he and we follow for Canine Companions for Independence. These discipline are adhered to by all a puppy raisers around a country. If we ever need a puppy sitter, we only ask a associate Canine Companions puppy raiser to assistance out.
I’m all for assent of mind. To prepared for a treatment, we have been on this formidable low-iodine diet. Turns out iodine is in all juicy that is a bummer. But I’ve mislaid 9 pounds in dual weeks that is decidedly not a bummer.
A large downside to this procession is that after receiving a deviation treatment, we can’t be in tighten hit with adults for any poignant time and we can’t be around children or pets. This is given for a subsequent few days I’m going to be somewhat radioactive. Awesome!
So in my biggest time of need, we can’t be around Spike that stinks. But it’s always good for Spike to work on his commands and training with someone else, so he knows that no matter who is articulate to him, he needs to listen.
Spike has a flattering regimented training module that he and we follow for Canine Companions for Independence. These discipline are adhered to by all a puppy raisers around a country. If we ever need a puppy sitter, we only ask a associate Canine Companions puppy raiser to assistance out. I’ve always finished this… until now.
Dana Perino, a world’s biggest dog partner and anchor of The Daily Briefing, has easily offering several times before to take Spike when something comes up. we contingency acknowledge we was wavering when Spike was younger, given she didn’t know a program. But also given Jasper, Perino’s dog, has VERY opposite manners from Spike. He’s a cot and bed dog – though Spike is not authorised on any furniture. Now that Spike is comparison he knows that it’s not OK for him to burst adult on a couch, even when he sees a municipal dog doing it.
Spike and we have now spent many hours with Dana and her father Peter and Jasper, including several overnights. They have been keenly meddlesome and concerned in Spike’s training given day one. They clearly have an bargain of a expectations and are trained dog owners and trainers. Have we ever review her book “Let Me Tell You About Jasper!?” (You should if we have not already.)
So we consider Dana is now prepared for her initial ever Canine Companions for Independence puppy-sitting job. But there are a lot of manners and we had to get Canine Companions’ accede to let a non-puppy raiser take caring of him. They of march famous Dana’s cunning and joining and pronounced yes. Phew!
There is a form that we give to all puppy sitters to fill out about their time with a dog that I’ll ask Dana and Peter to fill out. we also suspicion it would be useful to spell out some stuff, some-more or reduction a lie piece for Dana and Peter. I’m pity this lie piece in that it might assistance people know what is entailed in lifting a puppy for Canine Companions — and maybe give some ideas for those out there lifting “civilian” dogs.
Dana Perino, a world’s biggest dog partner and anchor of The Daily Briefing, has easily offering several times before to take Spike when something comes up. we contingency acknowledge we was wavering when Spike was younger, given she didn’t know a program. But also given Jasper, Perino’s dog, has VERY opposite manners from Spike.
When withdrawal your dog with a sitter, we wish to make certain to leave impending information such as your hit series as good as a full name, residence and phone series of your dog’s vet. If your oldster does not take puncture calls, we also wish to leave a 24/7 puncture sanatorium series and residence only in case.
Other sum we will wish to include:
SPIKE/CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE
Spike DOB: 1/29/18
Spike’s CCI ID # / chip # : 20180064
None right now.
Spike cooking about 3 cups of food per day. He cooking twice a day, and gets a healthy crater in a morning and evening. He’s used to a 6:00 am breakfast though knows on a weekend he might have to wait until 8 or so. He cooking cooking around 5:30 pm on weekdays, though can go a tiny after on weekends (aka Jasper-time).
He has to wait for we to contend “OK” before eating. Put a play of food down and if he starts perplexing to eat it collect it behind adult and contend “Don’t.” He knows a rules! we customarily wait anywhere from 5 to 30 seconds.
I go by about another crater of his kibble via a march of a day to provide him as a prerogative – hence a 3 cups sum of food.
You can also brew in a treats i enclosed as rewards. But no tellurian food whatsoever.
NOTE: This is critical so your pet sitter knows what to design and can make certain your animal is not stressed about toileting on tip of being in a new environment. It will also assistance a pet setter dwindle we if something is abnormal
Spike always pees and poops on his initial travel in a morning.
I try to make certain he goes out each 4 hours, though he can reason it longer if needed.
I enclosed his brush as he sheds a lot. He loves being brushed and customarily sits or lies down while doing it.
I also enclosed his toothbrush and toothpaste. If we remember to brush his teeth once or twice, great. More than anything a good that he lets someone other than me brush his teeth if we have time.
Make certain Spike walks easily on a lax control right by your side – not distant forward and not distant behind.
Spike should be ease and assured in a accumulation of situations, including assembly new humans and dogs.
Spike should wait quietly by your side if someone comes to a doorway – he shouldn’t shaft for it.
Give lots of regard – and treats – for doing things right.
Never off control outward where it’s not fenced it
No jumping adult on furniture, chairs, beds
No jumping adult on people. Turn your behind or omit him and contend “don’t.”
No humping! If he starts humping anyone (which he recently picked adult from a tiny Frenchie in San Francisco) lift him off a dog and contend “don’t”
No picking adult food or rabble off a ground/sidewalk
I’m giving Dana and Peter an shortened list of Spike’s commands. we picked a easiest ones for him so there shouldn’t be any issues.
SIT – easy peasy
DOWN – make certain his swell hits a floor
SHAKE – put his duke in your hand. He’ll do possibly paw.
SPEAK – aka bark, and he should only bellow once. He loves doing this now that he’s finally found his voice.
CAR – contend this when we open a automobile doorway and wish him to go in and settle on a floor
HURRY – this means to pee. While we don’t need to use this authority before he pees, if we contend “good hurry” after, it reinforces a command.
RELEASE – this means he’s totally giveaway to do what he wants. So if he’s on leash, or in a authority and afterwards we let him play with Jasper, tell him recover first. Or, contend you’re walking him on control and someone approaches to contend hi, initial put him in a ‘sit’ (to put him in command-mode) afterwards contend “release” so he’s means to accept his affection.
DON’T – this means “no”, stop doing whatever we are doing
Spike is over vehement to spend a whole weekend with his friend Jasper – and now Dana and Peter are prepped and prepared for their initial Canine Companions puppy-sitting gig. Good fitness guys!