Having a dog with phobias and anxieties can lead to traumatizing scenarios, a lot of hand wringing and a heavy dent in your bank account looking for a solution (or replacing damaged items…). We know you’re here looking for a tips on how to relieve your pup’s pain. Because every dog’s specific situation is different, we feel we can’t offer a blanket list of solutions in one post, but what we can do is offer our own personal tips on what YOU can control when the crazy anxiety hits your dog.
The day after July 4th is usually chaotic for animal shelters and humane societies across the country. Think about it: with the fireworks, backyard BBQs, and general shenanigans that go along with a national holiday, there’s plenty of opportunity for dogs to get in harm’s way – and motivation for them to escape too.
Here are some tips for dogs and fireworks around the Fourth of July –plus some safety advice for BBQ grilling and dogs this summer.
Because each Gunner Kennels customer story, and relationship with their dog, is different, we’ve started to document a few for you. This week we’re with Leah Shamos Twitchell, a Maine resident and dog trainer with a soft spot for rescue dogs. Unfortunately, two of Leah’s rescues are escape artists – due to separation anxiety and what she says could be PTSD – and she went through as many as 6 different crates before the G1™. Read on to see why she describes Gunner Kennels as “bomb proof.”
We hear the challenge all the time: “my dog can escape that.” Our response to that always is, “we’ll buy the kennel back from you if he can – and that includes escaping by chewing his way through.” Up until this date we haven’t had to do that. But for owners with extreme chewers, we’ve designed a new kennel accessory that will help give you better peace of mind.
We’ve all seen the videos; the Houdini dogs who are expert escape artists. They climb fences, jump walls, chew through wood, plastic, and metal, pop open pins, etc. Seemingly, if there is a will there is a way. Fortunately for you, we’ve never had a dog escape a Gunner Kennel.