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Thanks to everyone who supported our National Pet Week matching grant challenges last week. We were able to meet our goal all seven days! Thanks also to the wonderful trainers, who presented training tip videos for last week, and, of course, to our sponsors:

Behavior United: Training time should be rewarding for both people and their dogs! Behavior United LLC trainers use reward-based, force-free training to create a more perfect union between you and your dog. We provide in-home private training and group classes in parts of Montgomery County & DC. United we train!

Molly Carter, Realtor: Molly Carter, REALTOR, SRES, PSA with Long & Foster Real Estate is your Neighborhood Realtor for DC, MD & VA: Full Service Agent, Professional Advice Start to Finish, Results.

Dog Latin Dog Training: Dog Latin Dog Training teaches people and dogs through positive reinforcement, using principles rooted in the science of learning. Dogs actually learn during training — staying engaged, developing predictable behavior and building confidence, while strengthening human-dog bonds. And, dog owners become creative in their teaching, too. Private in-home tutoring in the metro area and puppy classes in Bethesda.

Georgetown Piano Bar: Georgetown Piano Bar, on M St, NW, is a cozy, below street level venue for entertainment, drinks, and a light menu of appetizers, salads, and desserts. Open every day of the week at 5pm, Georgetown Piano Bar is built around live piano every night beginning at 7pm and dueling pianos every Friday and Saturday beginning at 9pm. Hear two world-class local pianists, or try your own solo. Sing along is also welcome in this inviting and fun atmosphere.

Harlow School for Dogs: Harlow School for Dogs uses a positive reinforcement approach to dog training to improve your pet’s behavior while strengthening the bond between you and your dog. We are here for you – from puppy training and basic manners to leash reactivity and aggression.

Holistic Veterinary Healing: Holistic Veterinary Healing is an integrative veterinary clinic in Germantown, near 270, that offers a broad range of conventional and holistic care for your pets. We spend the time needed to review and discuss the options available so that each pet receives compassionate, high quality care.

Loyal Companion: Loyal Companion combined some of the best brands in the business, including Kriser’s, Especially For Pets, Bark!, Dogma, Pet Source, Pet Life and Whole Pet Central, to form one new company dedicated to holistic pet wellness. Loyal Companion is a community of nutritionists, behaviorists, educators and groomers offering everything you need under one virtual and physical roof. Raw food. Healthy treats. Supplies. Grooming. Daycare. Training. Vet services. Advice. And one killer, comprehensive loyalty program.

Muddy Branch Veterinary Center: Muddy Branch Veterinary Center, in Gaithersburg, MD, uses positive methods to reduce each pet’s stress when visiting the veterinarian. All three veterinarians and many of the vet techs are certified fear-free – meaning that they have passed eight different behavior modules and are concerned about the pet’s emotional, as well as physical, wellbeing – in the car, waiting area, exam rooms, and during procedures. The clinic sees dogs, cats and fish for routine care, acupuncture, and a variety of surgeries, as well as grooming and boarding.

and our supporter, Caring Hands Animal Hospital: Caring Hands offers open and transparent pet care, using only fear-free techniques. Caring Hands Animal Hospitals are open 7 days a week with convenient hours.  Locations in Rockville, Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Bristow, Centreville, Clarendon, and Merrifield.

Thanks to the following for helping with National Pet Week: Gary Waugaman, John McConnell, Nudh Suanpan, and Rachel Guzzione, as well as the terrific trainers who shared their training knowledge:
  • Jackie Moyano, CPDT-KA, Behavior United
  • Juliana Willems, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, Dog Latin Dog Training
  • Marnie Montgomery, PMCT3, CPDT-KA, Joyful Dog
  • Sarah Stoycos, KPA CTP, Laughing Dog Academy
  • Lisa Arant, Small and Tall Dog Training
  • Susan Sanderson, PMCT
  • Michelle Mange, Right Start Maryland
  • Alfhild Winder, CPDT-KA, Come When Called Dog Training
Check our youtube page, YourDogsFriend, to watch our National Pet Week training tip videos again.
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