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.
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.
We are looking for places to hike as a pack, and would love your feedback. We have 4-5 places in mind, but would love suggestions, or places you’ve experienced. We have a special project we are planning, and these hiking areas will play a pivotal role. So comment below and share your thoughts……..
PS – Feel free to share this far and wide, as we are looking for places within (or near) the DFW Metroplex. Feel free to e-mail us at: email@example.com
Time to dust off the website and make some changes. As DOGSDFW has grown, our website fell by the wayside. 🙁 We have been mulling over how to update the site, while also making this a somewhat easy task for us to maintain. Hang in there, we promise to get the site back up and going…….
We are making a few updates to our website, to allow for easier updates by our team. This will allow us to do a better job of keeping y’all informed of upcoming events, etc. We are also looking at adding a “Contact Us” feature, for those who would like to receive e-mail reminders of upcoming events.
We have been growing so rapidly, that we need to adapt and grow with our pack members. An event has been added for next weekend, so check the events page for details. In addition, we have added a “Park Info” tab to simplify the process. For events where we are meeting at a dog park, we can refer members to view the park info (i.e.- address and short park bio).
Stay tuned in the upcoming days/weeks as we provide more updates.
114 days into our journey and we have hit the 300 “Like” mark. We are far from done……in fact, we’re just getting started. For those we have met at events or in passing, thank you and we hope to see you as we continue onwards and upwards…….for those who have not had a chance to come out yet, let us know what we can do (or where you would like to see us) to get you involved.
Continue to spread the word, as we started this for the pups and their people.
Many of you hopefully have taken the time to view our photos. Well, we wanted to officially announce that the DogsDFW event photographer, MyPetFurtographer, will be providing a special for our members. Click on the “mypetfurtographer” tab for more details.
Our group was founded off the sweaty paws of our 2 Siberian Huskies (one has since passed, but another has joined our pack) and their need for excercise and socialization. We are happy to announce that DOGSDFW has taken over the administrative duties for the Siberian Husky Meetup group. This provides us another avenue to attract members to our events, throughout the DFW Metroplex.
For any members with a Siberian Husky or Malamute, feel free to check out DFWSiberianHusky.com, which will re-direct you to the meetup group.
If you do not have a husky/malamute, but want a better way to stay informed to our events, check us out and join the group (it is absolutely free). We will be posting the same events on here, Meetup.com and our Facebook.