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Ask Nancy: About Shyness

October 4, 2010

Does your dog seem shy to you? Is your dog afraid to meet new people, new dogs, or walk in new areas? Does your dog jump away when something new is experienced? Shyness in dogs has many causes. Sometimes it is due to lack of socialization when the dog was young. Those early weeks where the pup is learning about the world are a very important time for the pup to be introduced to as many things as possible so they become comfortable with...
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AKC CAR Donates Microchips and Scanners to NC SART

September 24, 2010
AKC CAR Donates Microchips and Scanners to NC SART

Here’s a good example of an animal charity making a  donation that really will help the animals. From the American Kennel Club – — Microchipping Supplies Will Stock 40 Companion Animal Mobile Equipment Trailers in North Carolina — To assist with future North Carolina disaster relief efforts, AKC Companion Animal Recovery has donated eighty boxes of AKC CAR pet microchips and forty ProScan700 universal microchip scanners, a $32,800 value, to the North Carolina State Animal Response Team (NC SART). These microchips and scanners will...
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Kensington woman in the running for AKC Breeder of the Year award

September 22, 2010
Kensington woman in the running for AKC Breeder of the Year award

A New Hampshire dog breeder is receiving a national honor.  From the Seacoast Online: When Leslie Frank decided to pursue her passion for dogs, she never thought she would end up the winner of the American Kennel Club Breeder of the Year Award in the herding category. Frank, a resident of Kensington, has been breeding Australian shepherds for the past 44 years at her home on Propwash Farm. “I fell in love. I loved the first dog I owned and wanted more,” she said....
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NH state dog to have breed specialty show

September 21, 2010
NH state dog to have breed specialty show

MERRIMACK — The Chinook Club of America, Inc., the AKC parent club for the New Hampshire state dog, will be holding their national specialty on Sept. 26 at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery facility in Merrimack.This rare breed will have Class A Match competitive classes for puppies and adult dogs. The brewery will also be the site of the of the Souhegan Kennel Club’s all-breed Match and Obedience and Rally trials as well as the Great Dane and Collie Club of NH specialties .Chinooks are a...
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Now is the time to plan for next weekend

September 20, 2010
Now is the time to plan for next weekend

New Hampshire pet lovers have a lot of choices about what to do next weekend. On Saturday, September 25 – September 25th is National Hunting and Fishing Day and the he N.H. Fish and Game Department grounds at 11 Hazen Drive in Concord will be transformed into a giant outdoor Sporting Expo from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on September 25, 2010. Admission is free. Under the big top, more than 60 product manufacturer representatives will present exhibits, demonstrations and activities for visitors. Come...
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Five Canine Heroes Honored With AKC® Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE)

September 18, 2010
Five Canine Heroes Honored With AKC® Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE)

The AKC® Humane Fund announced the winners of the 11th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE), which commemorates five loyal, hard-working dogs that have made significant contributions to their communities in each of the following five categories: Exemplary Companion Dog, Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Therapy and Service. A press conference celebrating their accomplishments was held at TD Bank in midtown Manhattan today. “The AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence celebrate what dogs contribute to our lives and these five...
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Stolen Dog Reunited with Owner after Nearly Seven Years

September 15, 2010

Once again, microchipping a dog has paid off. After “Jake” disappeared nearly seven years ago, Brad and Amy Davis and their three children had given up hope that their family’s pet Weimaraner would ever be found. On September 7th, however, Phyllis Arsenault, a recovery specialist from AKC Companion Animal Recovery AKC CAR, the nation’s largest not-for-profit pet recovery service, called the Davises to say Jake had been found as a result of his microchip being scanned at the Estill County Animal Shelter in Ravenna,...
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Ask Nancy: Ping Pong Balls in the Bathtub???

September 13, 2010

Why on earth would anyone have ping pong balls in their bathtub, particularly in a home where there are no children? I can give you the answer in one word – Kittens! While you and I might see a tub as a place for a shower or a bath, or as something that needs scrubbing, for the kittens the tub is their very own ‘half pipe’ where the ping pong balls roll up the sides and back down and all over, making marvelous noises...
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Carroll County Kennel Club Dog Show this weekend

September 10, 2010

If you are in the Conway area this weekend,  stop in at the Carroll County Kennel Club Dog Show, Obedience and Rally Trials on both Saturday and Sunday.  It’s a great way to meet and learn about the different dog breeds. The Carroll County Kennel Club will hold its 71st and 72nd. Dog Show at E. R. Hussey Field, River Road,  North Conway. A Puppy Gala will be held Saturday. Breed, Obedience and Rally will take place Sat. and Sun. Judging starts at 8:00AM....
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Best of NH 2010 – Pet Supplies PARTY! (Windham, NH)

September 9, 2010

Woof It Down was named one of New Hampshire Magazine’s Best of NH so they an the town of Windham will be hosting a celebration this Sat, Sept. 11th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. FREE FOOD, gift bags, cake and ice cream along with samples and raffles AND 10% off everything in the store! (including food!) – Saturday only. It will be great weather for a great time at Woof It Down! For more information and directions visit our web site: www.woofitdownonline.com LEASHED...
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The Hartz Mountain Corporation Recalls Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

September 6, 2010

Hartz Mountain is recalling 74,700 bags of Hartz Mountain Natural Beef Treats for Dogs.  From the FDA: SECAUCUS, N.J. – September 3, 2010 – The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs due to concerns that one or more bags within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Hartz is fully cooperating with the US Food and Drug Administration in this voluntary recall… Hartz Mountain Corporation is recalling 74,700 8-oz bags of...
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VIN News: Veterinarians reporting possible problems with Blue Buffalo dog food

September 1, 2010

The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) has an article about possible problems with Blue Buffalo dog food.  This is not an official recall, but it is worth reading the entire article if you do feed your dogs Blue Buffalo. For The VIN News Service “Veterinarians are trying to discern whether roughly a dozen dogs testing positive for hypercalcemia and consuming the same high-end diet is merely coincidence or a problem with the pet food in question. The reports have cropped up on the Veterinary Information...
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