This photo blows my mind.
A few months ago, I had to quit a set of training classes because Red couldn’t be around other dogs on the lead without bouncing around on the end of it, lunging, snapping, growling. He was extremely reactive to other dogs on walks. I started to avoid certain parks that I knew would be busier because I didn’t want to deal with the embarrassment of having a scary sounding dog kicking off over nothing. I didn’t want to put him over his threshold either, and I didn’t want him to keep repeating the same behaviour. It was so limiting and I was so frustrated being pulled around by a strong adolescent dog, feeling like I had no control.
Then I found balanced training.
These dogs met for the first time today. I introduced them by myself and we walked together, calmly, as a pack. One of them is also a little bit unsure about other dogs so it was a huge success for him too. They all got along perfectly. Every time I stopped, they all patiently waited. Some other dogs kicked off at us, barking and lunging and we just carried on walking - none of them reacted. It was really busy in the park - Easter weekend - there were kids, dogs, footballs, bikes, scooters. A few months ago I couldn’t have pictured this. Now I know what it truly means to feel in control and in charge, and as a result you get lovely calm dogs having a great time together on a sunny day and everyone admires your well behaved pack.
K9 Zed has been awarded the Handler Alert
Package to complete the Heat Alarm System!
We are happy to announce that K9 Zed of the Osage County Sheriff's Office - Missouri has been awarded an equipment grant from Protection4paws.
This kit was made possible as a result of a donation from the non-profit charity Protection4Paws, Inc. and sponsored by Thomas Guerin Brewer and his fur babies Verro and Madison.
Photo Credit: North Star Creations Photography LLC Protection4Paws is a PA based charity whose mission is to supply Law Enforcement K9s with the items needed to protect them while they protect us.
The kit is manufactured by AceK9.com and includes:
No K9 Left Behind: This feature keeps the system ON until the handler actually removes the K9 from the vehicle. At end of shift, when the handler turns OFF the ignition, there is an audible and visual warning reminding them to remove the K9.
AceWatchDog™, this innovative device sends status information, warnings and alerts from the heat alarm directly to the handlers Smart Phone, Tablet or PC with enabled Internet browser. (One year of Server subscription is included with the purchase of this component). We also purchased the additional equipment needed to fully integrate the system into the patrol unit bringing the total donation to $1,300.
Depending on the equipment selected by the handler the amount to provide one Ultimate K9 Safety kit ranges from $1,300 - $2,800. There are many more K9s who need this protective equipment so no donation is too great or too small when it comes to protecting our K9 Officers.
If you would like to sponsor a kit and or make a donation to provide other needed items please visit our website at http://protection4paws.com/donate/. If you have questions we can be reached via email at
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