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Micro-chip & Vaccination Clinic with Dr. Mike Gamble

Friends of Festival Country K9swill be hosting theirResponsible Dog Ownership Dayon Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Park Discovery and Cedar Middle School in Cedar City between 11AM and 3 PM.

The day will consist ofCanine Good Citizen Testingwith AKC Evaluator Gail Workman and demonstrations with the Police K9s as well as agility, flyballl, and rally.  There will be local vendors, games with prizes, a purebred parade, coloring contest and more.

Doctor. Mike Gamble withMt. View Animal Clinic

AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Testing in Cedar City


The location will be at Cedar Middle School and Park Discovery inCedar City, Utah.


Gail will be offering this testing for a $10 fee.  All money will go to the FFCK9s club and helps to defray costs of materials and other associated costs with offering low cost training classes, seminars, and events.


What is a Canine Good Citizen?  It is a program designed by the AKC (

D&B's Pet Sitting hosts Agility Classes

D&B's Pet Sitting and Boarding in Cedar City Utah is hosting Pre-Agility and Agility Classes for the community.  They are on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30. 

The cost is a $10.00 donation toFriends of Festival Country K9swhich is a group that supports all the local animal shelters and offers discounted classes and fun activities for the whole family with their dogs.

We welcome vaccinated, leashed and friendly dogs to participate in this family friendly and fun sport.

We have a new AKC Competition Sized 100' X 100' area in our back fully fenced yard.

Responsible Dog Ownership Day 2014 in Cedar City


RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAY

11 AM   TO   3 PM   
SATURDAY, OCT 4, 2014

CEDAR MIDDLE SCHOOL LAWN
& PARK DISCOVERY


VENDORS/GAMES/DRAWING/DEMONSTRATIONS
PUREBRED PARADE/CGC TESTING/
COLORING CONTEST
POLICE K9S/ADOPTABLE PETS


Friends of Festival Country K9s is hosting their 3rd Annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day at Cedar Middle School and Park Discovery, 2215 W. Royal Hunte Drive in Cedar City.  It will be hosted on the lawns across from the Aquatic Center.

This family friendly event welcomes people to bring their well-behaved, leashed dogs to try out some of the agility equipment purchased with donations and RAP funds.

How to Clean a Dog's Ears

Cleaning a dogs ears may not be as easy as you think.  Some dogs are rather adverse to it so it is a good idea to always offer a treat when you are done so the next ear cleaning session goes a little easier.
 
Start by restraining your dog.  If you have a small dog you can wrap her up in a large thick towel with her head exposed or have someone help hold her.
 
Use a cotton ball, paper towel or gauze sponge moistened with water and gently rub the large pieces of wax and debris off of the ear lobe.

Cedar City Dog Park - Our Vision

My husband, Bruce Gil, and I have been working to bring the community an off leash dog park to Cedar City along with a group of other people and have met with much resistance.

One of the things that brought resistance is the lack of funds to build a dog park which brought us to starting a non profit 501.c.3 so people who donate to our group can get a tax deductible receipt.

We were approved by the IRS in record time and have made huge steps forward in the community by hosting regular pet adoptions for shelter pets, offering low cost and free dog training seminars and classes, hosting fun events that can help people get motivated to be involved with their pets and so much more.

So you want to adopt a new dog?

If you are thinking of adopting a new dog, there are many things to consider.  
Are you really ready for one? 
 This free downloadable book is a great resource to help you decide.


If you have a new dog, a local group by the name of Friends of Festival Country K9s can help you with resources to train and offer fun and exciting activities with your dog.  This is their site:






Dog Training in Cedar City

FREE DOG TRAINING SEMINAR
Offered by Gail Workman



Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 2014
5:30 to 8:30
Do not bring your dog.
To Register, call: 435-592-5487

There will be time for questions and answers.   This seminar is WITHOUT dogs and open to the public. Please sign up here to register as space is limited.   Classes begin the following week.  This seminar is a pre-requisite for those intending to take Gail’s class so you know what to expect and be prepared for.

How to Break Up a Dog Fight

Have you ever been in the uncomfortable position of having to break up a dog fight?

It can become a very dangerous situation very quickly and must be acted upon quickly.  If you have fears that your dog might be aggressive towards other dogs, don't risk your dog, yourself or other dogs by allowing them to come in contact.

If your dog shows signs of aggression, we recommend that you seek the professional help of an animal behavioral expert or dog trainer.  Locally to Cedar City and the Southern Utah Area, D&B's highly recommends Gail Workman.

North American Flyball Association Tournament in Cedar City

NAFA or the North American Flyball Association is coming to Cedar City for a flyball tournament.


What is flyball?  Flyball is a dog sport  in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball.

         






The Iron Dog Flyers 
and Flying Colors Flyball Teams are co-hosting a NAFA tournament in Cedar City, Utah on May 18th and 19th with the support of the Friends of Festival Country K-9s.

Therapy Dogs in Southern Utah

Therapy Dogs International(TDI)was founded in 1976 with it's headquarters based in Flanders, New Jersey.

TDI is a volunteer group that offers qualified handlers and their dogs to visit institutions, hospitals, facilities, schools and any other place where Therapy Dogs are Needed.

The purpose of Therapy Dogs is to provide comfort & companionship to those in need.  So many people benefit from the unconditional love and acceptance of animals.  It is clinically proven that animals help relieve stress, lower blood pressure and help relieve depression.

Low Cost Micro-Chips for Iron County Pets

In an effort to help Iron County Shelters and Rescues find the owners of lost pets, Friends of Festival Country K9s is offering micro-chipping to the community at a very reduced rate.
Cost to Members of Friends of Festival Country K9s (FFCK9s) is only $20 per pet.  Cost to the General Public is only $30 per pet.  This price includes registration with Home Again Pet ID and Recovery Service.

The Group is offering the next micro-chip clinic at the Grand Opening of the new 

AKC's Video on The Dog Listener

Friends of Festival Country K9s work in the Iron County Area to bring awareness and educate the community how to be a responsible pet owner.

One of the things that they are promoting is a video by the name of The Dog Listener which is presented by the AKC.  It is a wonderful video that tells how children should approach a new dog, what to do and not do around dogs they don't know, and more. I've included the link in this blog.  Please take the time to check it out and see for yourself how to become a Dog Listener.

New Vet Clinic in Parowan

Dr. Leilani  Wilson has been serving our community for years through a mobile vet service.  She will still offer this wonderful service, but she now has her own clinic as well.  

Dr. Wilson's new clinic is called Parowan Valley Veterinary Clinic and is located at 20 East 100 North, Parowan, UT 84761.

The new clinic is number is 435-477-0159.

Dr. Wilson has also agreed to work with Best Friends and their No More Homeless Pets Voucher Program which helps with assisting low income families get their pets spayed and neutered.

Pet$ense has come to Cedar City

We have a new pet store that will be opening in Cedar City.  The store is a national chain with most of its locations on the East Coast.  It is similar to Petco and PetSmart that we are so familiar with on the West Coast but is usually located in smaller demographic areas like Cedar City.

The store is being built out and expanded in the same center as where Jo-Ann Fabric is across from Smiths on Main Street.  The address is 582 South Main Street, Cedar City.  The store will be approximately 7500 square feet.

Social Media is Helping Find Lost Pets

We work with all the shelters in the area to help organize adoptions, volunteers, pet food drives, training but most recently, we've started working with social media to help find lost pets.  It has been a great success. 

The group I work with is Friends of Festival Country K9s and it is a group with a lot of wonderful, caring people who volunteer their time helping the community. 

Thank you, Josh Huntsman for the wonderful article about our group and Iron County Shelter's use of social media.

Moving with your Pets

Moving is always stressful...no matter how many times you do it.  At least is was for us.  We moved quit a bit following my husband's work.  Many times we were moved by the company he worked for but we also did some moving on our own.  Either way we found it stressful for us and our pets.

Someone shared this wonderful link with me to help those who are going to be moving.  If you plan to move, this link could be very beneficial in your planning:

Dog Training Available in Cedar City

Friends of Festival Country K-9sis offering Basic Obedience Classes which work toward your dog being aCanine Good Citizen.  These classes are being offered to the general public at a cost of $20.00.  Classes normally cost $75.00.  Classes will run in 4 week increments.

The next session of classes begin indoors on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 5PM at theCedar Skate and Fun Center, 912 Airport Road, Cedar City.

Other classes will be offered for an additional fee.  A couple of the classes will include Puppy Classes & Advanced Obedience.

Hay Is Needed for Homeless Horses

Iron County has a new horse sanctuary called theDust Devil Ranch Horse Sanctuary.  This sanctuary was developed and is being run by Ginger Grimes.  The animals placed with her sanctuary have come from various situations including hoarding, neglect, abuse, age or illness.

She is supported byBest Friendson a limited basis and is in need of donations.  The donations needed primarily consist of hay (alfalfa, 3 way, grass mix) , grain (senior grain, rice bran, alfalfa pellets, oats & rolled oats) as well as cash donations for incidentals or donations made directly to local veterinarians for medical care.

Dog Friendly Hikes in Southern Utah

Friends of Festival Country K9s also known as the "Dog Park" Group has released a new pamphlet giving some great locations for dog friendly hikes.

From walking trails to National Parks and BLM land, the brochure helps answer frequently asked questions and gives you tips on things you should know before hiking with your dog(s).  Also included are the contact numbers BLM, Forestry Service and more.

Please feel free to download the attached to use as a reference.

Happy Trails from D&B's