Left: Dave practices “loose leash” with Penny & Henry. Right: Gerri practices “stay” with Moose

Sit, Down, Stay, Come

Too busy to train your dog? Good news! At Happy Camper, we offer convenient, effective dog training solutions for busy people who don’t have time to spend evenings or weekends at a training facility.

Our Basic Manners and Basic Obedience Courses all happen while your dog attends Day Camp. Coming to Day Camp helps your dog wear off some of their energy and allows for better focus during their designated training sessions.

Just drop off your dog in the morning for day camp and our trainers will work with your dog. At night, pick up your dog’s report card and your
specific homework for you to work on with your dog, at your pace, in your own home or wherever you choose.

Luna’s pet parent Kim said, “This is fun for the kids. They enjoy the homework given to them for Luna and love watching her training videos.
They can’t wait for her graduation.”

Our classes are great for dogs of all ages! Teaching household manners will help you and your dog build a stronger relationship and will set you up to have a more enjoyable future together.

At Happy Camper Doggy Day Camp & SleepOver our mission is to improve the lives of dogs and their owners and our vision is that all our pet parents are educated about their dog, their dog’s behavior and their dog’s needs.

Training Has More Uses Than Meets the Eye

5 Uses for Coming When Called
Call your dog when : it’s time to walk or go for a drive; when you’re ready to feed your dog dinner, at a dog beach or park; from barking at something in the yard; as an emergency cue when your dog is running off
5 Uses for SIT
At the door when guests come; when food is being served at the dinner table; to have their front feet dried off in rain/muddy weather; getting in the car so you can load first; while you get your keys out of the front door
5 Uses for DOWN
While family eats their meal; while children are getting ready for school; to stop your dog from jumping on guests; while you do sit ups or yoga; while you’re watching TV or on your computer
5 Uses for STAY
Keeps your dog from rushing out the door; from surfing the kitchen; while on a walk and allowing another dog to pass by; while buying something in a pet store; to keep your dog from getting over-excited
5 Uses for Walking without Pulling (loose leash
walking)
Reduces stress on your dog’s spine; prevents your dog from choking on its collar or rubbing in its harness; from dislocating your shoulder; allowing a physically smaller/weaker person to safely walk the dog; to walk together – in partnership

Day School – Class Schedule
* Basic Manners Package $219
* Basic Obedience Package $279
* The Name Game | Sit | Down | Stay or Wait, Loose Leash Walking | Off/No Jumping | Basic Manners with Distractions
* Individual Classes $79
* Senior Dog Nose Work $49
* Refresher Training $99 (Up to two of your commands)
* Dog Park Safety Educational FREE!
Classes are available at your workplace
(Minimum ten participants.)

An Answer to Dogs’ Skin Ailments

Natural Paws creates effective, holistic remedies using nature’s abundance, to relieve common skin ailments in dogs, keeping paws, skin, and ears healthy and clean. Natural Paws offers pet parents natural, organic solutions to remedy troubled paw pads, skin irritations and allergic inflammations as well as a natural, no-mess way to keep dogs’ ears healthy and clean.

ActivePaws™ has been developed for very active dogs, in need of concentrated strengthening and tissue repair in the paw pad.It contains organic essential oils and extracts, carefully selected to specifically promote strength and cellular repair, all while providing a natural insect repellent!

You can now give soothing relief to those heavily worked paws, while replenishing what’s been lost on the trail and protecting for the next adventure.

Ask for a treatment for your dog’s paw $3 for two applications or purchase some in our lobby. “We use this in our Tuck-Inn Service, our canine massages and our spa services,” says MaryBeth. “It’s a great product!”

Hot Dogs Need Cool Pet Parents

As the hot Florida weather goes on and on, here’s your reminder to keep special watch over your pets. Don’t leave your dog in a parked car even for a few minutes. Parked cars quickly trap the sun’s heat. According to the American Veterinary Medical Assoc., even on a day when it’s 70 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car with all of the windows closed can hit 89 degrees in just 10 minutes. On a hot day, the temperature inside a closed car can shoot as high as 114 degrees in the same amount of time. Leaving the windows open a crack doesn’t eliminate the danger of heatstroke or death.

Since 2016, Florida law provides immunity from civil liability for damage to a motor vehicle related to the rescue of a person or domestic animal under circumstances.

“Domestic animal” is used to describe a dog, cat, or other animal that is domesticated and may be kept as a household pet. And just as the sun heats up a car, it heats up concrete and asphalt. According to Vetsnow: Dogs’ paws can be just as sensitive as humans’ feet. That means they’re equally as likely to get burnt walking on a hot surface as their owner would be.

Vets in the U.S., where paw burns are common in many areas due to high summer temperatures, came up with a test to check when it’s safe to walk dogs on a pavement. Their advice is for you to place the back of your hand on the surface for seven seconds. If you struggle to hold it down, it’s too hot to walk a dog. Walk on the grass or through water if you can.

Dogs pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, taking the heat out of their bodies. If the humidity is too high, then they are unable to cool themselves off and their temperature will soar.

So, all in all, if it’s too hot for us to get out of the air conditioning, maybe your dog feels that way too.

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