Category Archives: Helpful Reminders

Dog Training for Life

Our A+ Lifetime Program is just that, a training program that lasts for the life of your dog.  Because “life happens” and you never know what the future holds or how your dog will adjust,  A+ Dog Training is here for you!  Call 209-985-7898 to set up a FREE consultation and get more details on all of our programs.

Final Kindergarten Regstration Today

Today from 5:30 – 6:30 P.M., A+ Dog Training will be registering puppies for the upcoming Kindergarten class.  The class is five consecutive Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. for small pups & 7:15 – 8:15 P.M. for large pups held @Taylor ER Veterinary.  Please come by @PetAvenue today at 5:30 to register your puppy.  This is your final chance to register!

Did you know that if you’re looking for a particular product Pet Avenue could help you get it?  Our Labrador can only eat his dog food and Greenies (which we use when we don’t brush his teeth and as a special treat after a long day’s work for A+ Dog Training).  I couldn’t find the large quantity box so I told Pet Avenue.  They ordered it, called me that it was in, and I walked my dog over to pick it up.  I was excited to share this gem of a tip with you about Pet Avenue that I took pictures in front of their store.  Unfortunately, Ammo was more excited about a trip to Pet Avenue and receiving his dental bones that he wouldn’t sit still enough.

The NFL Draft Reminds Dog Lovers to Draft an ER Plan

Trying to take a picture of puppies at play is hard!
Trying to take a picture of puppies at play is hard!

As the Steelers pick CB Artie Burns and the Los Angeles Rams use their #1 pick on QB Jared Goff, A+ Dog Training would like to remind everyone to draft an emergency plan for your dog.

PREPARE and get a pet emergency supply kit ready.

PLAN what you will do in an emergency.

STAY INFORMED and know about the types of emergencies.

We received a very informative brochure from the Patterson Pet Awareness Expo that reminded us to refresh our dog’s three day supply of food and medical records on his crate.  We encourage all to do the same.  For more information visit

Heatstroke Prevention for Your Dog

Abby & Molly keep cool indoors.
Abby & Molly keep cool indoors.

As GiGi’s students completed their state testing on Heatwaves, A+ Dog Training would like to share information on heat strokes that we received at the Patterson Pet Awareness Expo.  Do you remember how miserable the heat was in Modesto last year? Let’s educate the dog community and keep all of our beloved pets safe!

Several signs will show from a dog suffering from a heatstroke.  Here are only a few:

  • Rapid panting
  • Thick, sticky saliva
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Red or pale gums

As the weather gets warmer, prevention is the key:

  • Provide fresh water at all times
  • DO NOT leave your pet in a parked car even if the car is under shade and has the windows open
  • Feel the ground (pavement, sand) with the back of your hand. If it’s hot for your hand, it’s hot for your dog’s paws.
  • Remember that your walking and jogging regiment with your dog during the spring will change as the weather gets hotter. Exercise when it is cooler and workout less if you need to.