DOGSDFW Event Scheduled for North Richland Hills

Location: Tipps Canine Hollow Dog Park, 7804 Davis Blvd, North Richland Hills, TX

Time: 8:30am to 10:00 am

The park includes a two-acre fenced area for large dogs and a one-acre fenced area for small dogs. It also offers the customary water stations, dog waste stations, plenty of open space to run, and shady areas for relaxing. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the dog park, and children under 7 are not allowed in the large dog area.

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REMINDER: It is important to make sure your pet is up-to-date on the following vaccinations: Rabies, Parvo, Distemper, Bordatella, and has had a recent fecal examination. In addition, we do not recommend pets under 4 months old. Make sure to consult your veterinarian for your pet’s specific needs.

RSVP today, and prepare for a PAWS-a-tively great time.

We look forward to seeing all who can attend.  E-mail events@dogsdfw.com, with any questions.

DOGSDFW Adds a Mobile Application

EXCITING NEWS: We have our own mobile app, which currently support the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

The application is totally FREE. This will be a one stop application, for all things DOGSDFW. This links directly to our Facebook page (you do not need a Facebook account to use the app), an Events tab (which includes the ability to share, add to your calendar and a map feature), Photos, Videos, and a direct link to e-mail us suggestions, questions, etc.

We love all of our pack members, and want to make it easier for you to stay informed, and stay in touch.

Do we have any Android followers out there??? Anyone that needs the application on a different platform??? Post a comment and let us know, as we want to work on getting this set-up for you too. If there is not a following for it, we won’t rush on adding this feature……so let us know.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dogsdfw/id890435822?mt=8&uo=4

Fireworks Can Be Scary

Fireworks can be very scary for dogs. They can find the loud, unpredictable noise and bright displays of light truly frightening. Here are a few things to consider, to assist your pack through the festivities.

1. Desensitize Your Dog to the Sound of Fireworks:

– play a video or recording of fireworks. Start with the sound on low, and increase on subsequent playbacks. If your pup becomes agitated, turn the volume down and gradually start over. Repeat as necessary.

– try playing the recoding during activities your dog enjoys, such as treats, cuddle time, play time, etc.

2. Ease Their Fears:

– don’t change your behavior. Petting more than usual, cuddling, baby talk just reinforces the dog’s fearful behavior.

– try not to react to the fireworks. Your body language can tell a dog there is reason to be afraid.

– turn on the television or radio, to drown out the sound of the fireworks. If weather permits, a fan or AC unit can help too.

– if your pup needs to hide in his crate or under a bed, let them be. This is their comfort zone, so do not feel the need to remove them and make them more fearful. A fearful dog is more likely to bite, out of desperation to get away.

3. Dealing with a Severe Fear of Fireworks:

– talk to your veterinarian, as medication may be needed for anti-anxiety.

– work with a trainer or behaviorist, for future firework seasons, to help ease your pups through the stressful time.