The Dog Blog! Where It's All About Dogs | Escondido, CA 92029
The Dog Blog! Where It's All About Dogs | Escondido, CA 92029
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Penny D
5:41 PM

second annual santa
Make your reservation today for this Once A Year event!  Photo can be of Santa and your dog, or Santa and the entire family & dog.  You will receive digital copies of your photos by e-mail right after the event allowing you time to make Christmas cards if you desire.  Cost is only $10.00 per session.

Penny D
11:35 AM

Written by our very own, Penny Diloreto cpdt, this book is a must read for individuals who are “just looking” and are not ready to commit to having a new dog or puppy in their home. However, this book is also intended for those people who already have a 4-legged friend and now want or need a little assistance. This is not another "Dog Training" handbook; in fact, it is the opposite. This is more of a "People Training" book for dogs. 
If you prefer, you can pick up an autographed hard copy at K9 Resort and Spa

Penny D
2:14 AM

Our New Look

We are so excited that our transformation from K9 Dog Park to K9 Resort and Spa is now complete!

Penny D
5:18 PM

Best of Escondido 2015 Award for Dog Trainer

I am so blessed to receive this award for doing what I love - helping dogs and their owners have better lives!

Penny D
8:06 PM

We need your help to meet our donation goal of $1,000 Please help us today!

Please help support our non profit Therapy Dog Network. Your small donation will make a huge difference in the lives of those in hospitals and nursing care homes.
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Penny D
2:36 PM

Our "Tuesday Tip" of the week.

Each Tuesday we post a tip of the week. This week's tip is hosted by Daniel our Doggie Daycare Manager. Daniel gives tips on how to socialize your dog for daycare.

Penny D
2:55 PM


This One is for our Dog Blog followers ONLY!!! Book your dog grooming for any Friday and join our Free Cookie Friday bunch. Just tell us - when you pick up your dog from grooming that it's "Free Cookie Friday and you will be able to select a cookie from our All Natural "Tail Banger" Premium Cookie line. Yes, they are for dogs - but you will be tempted to try on yourself.

Penny D
6:14 PM

Download our FREE App Today!

and receive 20% off your next dog grooming! Simply download our mobile app - designed for all Android and I Phone users. Then use your new easy to use app to book your dog's next grooming appointment and use the promo code APP. You will find that our new mobile app makes using our services easier than ever. Everything from setting grooming appointments, booking daycare or scheduling your dog's next overnight stay is simple, quick and right at your finger tips!

Penny D
11:48 AM

Tuesday's Tip - Teaching your dog to sit

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Teaching your dog to sit on command is useful for a varity of situations like:
  1. Sitting when being greeted by a stranger.  This help to eliminate the unwanted behavior of the dog jumping on people when excited.
  2. Sitting before exiting through an opened door.  This helps to elimimate the dog's behavior of bolting through the door ahead of you.
  3. Sitting for an examination.  This helps for visits to the groomer and or vet's office. 
Stand near your dog, making sure you have his/her attention.  Hold a food treat, cut in pea size pieces, between your fingers.  Raise your fingers, holding the treat, to just above your dog's nose, so that he/she will need to raise his head to smell the treat.  Normally whenever a dog raises his head their butt will lower to the floor (head up = butt down).  When this happens say the word, "Sit" and give the treat.

Improtant Note:  If your dog stands instead of putting his butt on the floor, this normally means that you are holding the treat too high.  Try again, this time holding the treat slightly lower until your dog sits instead of standing.

Practice the above steps 5 - 10 times, while only saying the word, "sit" AFTER your dog sits not before.  Consistantly pairing the word (sit) with the dog's behavior of sitting will teach him/her what the word means, rather than saying the word and expecting him/her to know what you want. 

Now, after 5 - 10 practice runs, you can call your dog to you and give the command, "Sit".  If your dog sits, reward with a food treat and say good boy/girl.  If you dog does not sit, it is likely that he still doesn't understand the word.  Go back to steps 1 - 3 above and continue practicing until your dog understands.  Don't become discouraged - some dogs take a bit longer than others.  

Good luck and remember, "Perfct practice, perfect results"!

Penny D
3:15 PM

2014 Pet Paint Video

Your dog doesn't like dressing up for the Howl-O-Ween Party? We have the answer! Pet Paint. Non-toxic, veterinary approved, colored doggie hair spray that washes off after the party! The dates and times on the video are last years. This year's party is on Saturday October 24th, 2015.