Happy Halloween! We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!
Don't forget to vote for your favorite entry in our Facebook Halloween Costume Contest! To vote, simply like the photo of your favorite contestant or costume. The photo with the most likes will be the winner of a $50 gift card to Carlson Canine Camp!
Our next session of training classes will begin the week of November 7th, so don't forget to sign up! To participate in the training classes, dogs must be up to date on Rabies and Distemper, as well as a 6 month Bordetella shot. We are asking that all class participants provide proof of vaccinations before the class starts. Class schedules are available in our office, or on our website: http://carlsoncaninecamp.org/
With the holidays swiftly arriving, it is not too early to sign up for either boarding or grooming appointments. Call us at 815-235-1500 to book your appointment today.
Are you looking for a high quality food for your dog that is free of fillers? If so, we have three high quality dog food brands available in our retail store that are filler free. They are Premium Edge, Taste of the Wild, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. These three brands come highly recommended from Jan, and are always kept in stock. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us about any of these foods.
Jan's Advice: Keep your Halloween candy away from your dog! It is very important that your dog does not eat human candy, as it contains many ingredients that can be toxic to dogs. Chocolate is highly toxic to dogs, as well as a common ingredient in sugar free candy called xylitol. Also, please be careful and make sure that your dog does not run out the door when there are trick or treaters and it is open. To prevent this, either keep your dog in a crate, a different room, or on a leash with you. This can be used as a training opportunity, as you can work on keeping your dog quiet and polite at the door, or in a different room, with a sit and stay. Be sure to praise your dog for being good when they are quiet for trick or treaters.
We have two special visitors in our kennel this week, Alpha & Beta. These two male Australian Shepherds are about 13 months old, and looking for foster homes. If you or someone you know would be interested in fostering either of these dogs, they are available through the rescue Australian Shepherds Furever. To learn more, you can visit their website at: http://www.australianshepherdsfurever.org/
One of our employees, Sue, has been writing a book about the adventures of dogs in daycare. The profits of the book will go towards helping local dog rescues. If you have a child, or know a child who is connected to a dog in daycare, they can draw a picture that will be included in the book. For more information Sue can be contacted on her Facebook page, under Sue Becker.