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"Pawsome"! It's Time for Puppy School!
Join us at Gehrman Animal Hospital for our new Wednesday night puppy classes! Beginning August 15th, the owner of Wag and Train Animal Behavior Specialists, Kari Bastyr, and our very own veterinary assistant, Blair, will be conducting these paw-tastic classes!
Our Pawsome Puppy School class will focus on all the puppy basics, with priority emphasis on teaching bite inhibition and allowing playtime, socializing your puppy to many of life's stimuli, providing guidance for potty/crate training, answering your questions about all things puppy, and troubleshooting any problem behaviors your puppy may have. It's a fun-filled, science-based, social hour with lots of practice on commands, while you and your puppy bond in a structured class environment. We do not use or condone any fear or force-based methods, and use only lure-reward training with some random shaping.
Advice From Your Vet
As the allergy season is in full bloom (pun intended), many of us are struggling with itchy eyes, runny noses, and sneezing. For many severe allergy sufferers, asthma often can go hand-in-hand, which is also seen in the feline population. Like people, when a cat is exposed to an allergen, the immune system triggers an inflammatory response, resulting in irritation and constriction of the airways, which then limits the ability of air to move through the airways, causing a cat to have trouble breathing.