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AUGUST NEWSLETTER:

Many people ask me if Dachshunds are good with children.  My answer is – they are a great family pet – with good children.  You should never leave a dog and young child unattended – always supervise your children’s interaction with puppies and adult dogs.  Growing up with pets teaches children responsibility and compassion when they are taught correctly. 

Recently, I read a good article on mixing children and pets that I think is worth talking about this month. 

Many people remark how “good” and “patient” a pet is with their children.   That child can come up and grab a handful of hair and pull; or “ride” the dog like a horse; throw the cat over their arm and carry it around like a purse; pull the dog’s ears, nose, tail, etc.  You get the idea.  While this may sound cute and fun to others, it makes me cringe.   Put yourself in that animal’s place – would you enjoy having a handful of your hair grabbed and pulled?  How about you napping and suddenly 20-40# jumps and lands on your stomach?  Does standing on your head for 30 minutes sound appealing?  You bet it doesn’t!!  Then, why do you think it’s a fun activity for your pet??   Its NOT!!!  Folks, this is abuse. 

Pets are living, breathing creatures – they are not toys!!!   

Most pet bites happen to children, and they happen because one day the animal gets fed up and deals with the kids the only way she knows how.  No matter how laid back an animal is, they can all be pushed too far.

Some people argue that toddlers can’t be taught not to pull tails or play with a pet’s food.  But you can!!!   What do you tell a child when they reach for a pot on the stove?  Go to put a little finger in an electric outlet?  Touch a lit candle?  Reach for a knife to play with?  Do you just turn your head, walk out of the room, and let them do it?  No, of course not.  You teach them at a young age that things are hot, or dangerous, or just plain NO!  Well, the same response should be taken when your child goes to poke the pooch in the eye.  Even very young children can be taught the word soft, or gentle, or NO.  Consistent repetition, positive reinforcement and supervision are the key to pets and children safely interacting.  Your child should learn that stuffed toys are just that – toys – but animals are living creatures to be safely loved and treated with respect.

You need to demonstrate how to interact with pets appropriately.  Did you know that being hugged isn’t natural for most dogs or cats?  Actually, approaching from the side of the pet and gently petting while speaking in a quiet voice is a must.  Always ask permission before petting anyone’s dog.   Children move quickly and this can scare a dog.  Some react by biting or growling.  Speaking in a low voice is so much safer than shrieking.  Your child can quickly turn into prey when they run and scream.  Ask permission, then approach slowly, speak softly and pet softly.

Always provide your pet with a safe place to retreat to.  While cats are pretty good at finding a safe haven up high or under a bed, out of children’s reach, dogs don’t always have this option.  Having a large crate that is a sanctuary for your pet is a recommendation I always make.  Dogs like a den, and a crate, when used correctly, is a perfect one.  We have a large wire crate in our living room, out of the way, with soft blankets in it, and the door is always left open.  When one of the dogs want to get away from the others, they go in and lay down.  Never use the crate for punishment – make it off-limits to the kids, and your dog will quickly learn if the children start to get boisterous, they have a safe place to escape to.

Never leave a pet alone with a child.  Young kids aren’t capable of picking up on animal clues:  growling or hissing from a cat; growling or backing up with hair on end from a dog indicating he is upset.  Children can easily drop a fragile puppy, bunny or guinea pig.  Pets wiggle and young children simply can’t safely handle them.  The result can be tragic and a disaster for all involved.  This is just one reason that young children should never be left alone with pets.  Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye – best to be safe than sorry.  Of course, as children get older – around 12 or so, they can be trusted, but, there are exceptions to every rule.  Every child is different, so there’s no hard and fast rule.  Generally, when kids have the physical ability to handle a pet, understand the body language of what the pet is trying to tell them, and are responsible enough to humanely handle the pet, then, you don’t have to constantly supervise them with the pet.  However, you should always take time to check on them to ensure everyone is happy.  While pets teach kids responsibility, the bulk of an animal’s care is going to fall upon the parents.  Remember – if you don’t have time to supervise your children with a family pet, you don’t have the time for a pet. 

Find caregiving roles for kids with pets.  As stated above, all children are different – some are more responsible than others and mature at different times.  While some 5 yr olds will be able to alert you when the dog’s water or food dish is empty, most won’t.  When they get to be 13 years of age, they should be able to walk the dog, or clean the kitty litter box, change the bird’s paper in the bottom of their cage, or clean the hamster cage.  Small tasks allow your children to bond with the animals and feel a sense of responsibility towards the animal.  Living with pets encourages compassion and empathy in your children, and may ultimately break the cycle of violence that is in society when children learn early about kindness and love.  Children are like sponges in learning from example and teaching.  Pets can play a big part in their lives when parents take the time to teach them compassion and respect for ALL living creatures.  What is learned at a young age will never be forgotten. 




WELCOME JUNE!!!    Can you believe 1/2 the year is already gone?  I feel like I'm aging 7 years at a time instead of 1.....
 
Summer comes this month and with it comes some good deals from our store.  With kids out of school and eating at home, wanting to go swimming, to movies, visit friends, vacations, rising gas prices (oh, but, its not *near* as high as last year - yeah - like that makes it right.....) everyone's budget is stretched tighter and its hard to have anything left to keep the dogs happy too.
 
Special of the month of June   Clean up after your dog while also cleaning up on savings - Waste bag holder - blue or pink - $4.00 each   Replacement waste bags - pink or blue - $4.00 each.    Buy both and save!  Extra savings by buying the set -  $7.00 for both the waste bag holder and replacement bags only as a set.   NOTE:  TO RECEIVE THE EXTRA SAVINGS ON THE SET (ONLY) USE PROMO CODE: jun09 in the area that calls for this.   PLEASE - THIS PROMO CODE IS GOOD FOR THIS SPECIAL ONLY. 
 
Clean go pet hair pick-up roller with 2 refills - $4.00 sale price.
 
 
Summer is a great time for walks in the park, going to the beach, hiking, what have you - and of course, your dog wants to come along too.  Responsible pet owners clean up after their pets.  We make it easy with this month's specials - clean up items at a savings for you.   Anytime you leave your house with your pet, please, remember to take along waste bags to pick up after your pet.  Nobody wants to step in a surprise - yuk!  Responsible owners never leave anything behind but footprints.  Okay, and some dog hair too, it falls off them, nothing we can do.
 
Wearing dog hair on your clothes might be what we're all used to at home, but, in the professional world, its frowned upon.  With our savings on pet hair pick-up rollers with 2 refills - you can always look your best.  Keep one in each vehicle to run over your clothes so you're ready for that promotion.  Nobody wants to see pet hair as the last thing when you leave a room.  Don't be the *butt* of jokes - always keep a pet hair pick-up roller on-hand.  In your desk drawer, glove box, or wherever its the handiest.  At this price, you can easily afford it.
 
Summertime - ahhhhhhh, so much is happening - everyone is running in 100 different directions at once.  Be sure to keep an eye on your pet so she doesn't go out the door without being seen.  When you're in a hurry, its easy for a pet to slip out the door unseen.  Before you know it, she's off and running down the street, or worse - *in* the street.   The same thing can happen in the yard - its so easy for a gate to be left open, or not latch properly.Always check gates twice.  All it takes is one time - one moment when your mind isn't completely on what you're doing and something happens.  Don't think "it can never happen to me - I'm way too careful"  It can happen.   Please, for your dog's protection, take that extra minute to check where he is before you open a door or gate, and check that latch twice.
 
 
We have new dachshund totes - with black or red dachshunds on them.  They are still hand crafted in the USA, but with a different seamstress.  We think they're beautiful - the inside pocket matches the dachshund body "fabric" and is divided into 3 section so you can easily find your cell phone, pens, lipstick, or what have you.  Introductory priced at $25.95, you'll be the envy of your friends with this one-of-a-kind tote.  Hook & loop closure along the entire top of the bag keeps everything safely inside without falling all over the floor.  The introductory price won't last long - so save some bucks before they go to the regular price of $28.95 - which, for the craftsmanship, is still a steal.
 
Animals can easily dehydrate and overheat in the hot sun so be sure your dog has plenty of fresh water available at all times.  Check that water dish often to be sure its full.  Shade is important too for your pet.  Would you like to sit in the hot sun all day long?  Of course not, so why should your pet?   On those quick trips to town when you can safely take your pet, be sure to take along some water -  our handi drink ensures you always have water on hand in a spill proof container. 
 
As much as we enjoy taking our pets along with us, for their own safety, in hot weather, please, leave your pet safely at home!  Inside car temps rise quickly and that short dash into the store can become a death trap for your dog. 
 
Buy More Save More - for people who love to save money.  This category on our store can cause confusion.  Hey, it confuses me too sometimes!  So, we'll go through an explanation to clear things up and ensure you're saving money. 
 
For example - say you want to order 12 of the small knotted bones.  Simply click on the item which brings it up.  Go to the Buy More Save More pulldown box.  Several choices will come up.  You want to order 12 of the bones so you go to where it says "choose one" in the pulldown box.  The choices read 3 for $1.09, 6 for $2.09 or 12 for $3.95.   Since you want to order 12 bones - you choose the 12 for $3.95 and the quantity is *1*  which you then add to your cart.   This will give you ONE of that choice which is 12 bones for $3.95   ---  if you wanted to order 36 bones, you would choose the 3rd option of 12 for $3.95 and in the quantity ordered you would choose 3 - and add to cart.  This would give you 3 of the 12 bones for $3.95 option which equals 36 bones.  I hope that is clearer.  It works the same for every item offered in the Buy More Save More area.  If you want 3 bags of chicken/banana treats, simply use the pulldown box and choose the 3 bags for $18.  The quantity you put into your cart is *1* which will give you 3 bags at that reduced price.   Don't feel bad, it took me time to know how to use that option on other sites too before ours! 
 
We want you to save money and are more than happy to answer questions and help you out when ordering. 
 
Another important area on your dog is his paws.  Sidewalks and streets can be hot.  You're wearing shoes - your dog isn't.  that's why we now carry Ecopure Healthy Paw Cream. Who doesn't enjoy a pedicure?  This is a great way to get your dog used to handling his paws, plus, it soothes dry, cracked pads.  Grooming time is an important time with your dog - end it on a soothing note with a relaxing paw-d-cure......
 
Keeping a package of Dog Wipes on-hand in every vehicle also is a great idea.  Sand on the paws or wet paws can be wiped down with Top and Tail Wipes who knows when your dog is going to find THE most delicious (to her - foul smelling to you) dead "whatever" to roll in before you can pull them away.  Top and Tail Wipes again to the rescue.  For all the times you get surprised and may not be happy you did.
 
Kids get bored with nothing to do - well, so does your dog.  To keep both out of trouble, have them spend some quality time teaching the dog new tricks.  Our Sit Down Come Heel Stay and Stand Book is just the item to do so.  Step-by-step instructions make you proud that you didn't have to go to class to gain such a smart dog! 
 
Finally, top off all that schooling with some Treats and Rewards.  To ensure your dog doesn't gain weight from being so smart learning all those tricks, try our Charley Bear and Mini Naturals which have only 3 calories per reward. 
 
Have a Great Summer and if you're going boating with your dog, please be sure he wears a life vest (available at Dachshund Delights.com)
 
Becky - 2 Dogs Long Store

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MAY - spring is in the air - the rain we got in April is bringing new life to the world.  Grass is greening up and needing to be cut -
flowers are peeking through and raising their lazy faces to the sun.  A huge smile appears when their petals spread and they open.
Trees are getting buds and leafing out - birds are all around - their songs in the air, waking you with a smile because of their sweet
tunes.  In some places, like Montana - the 3 feet of snow we just got last week, is starting to shrink and melt and hey! there IS green grass under there!!!
 
Spring - a lovely time, new life, busy planting with the help of your dachshund or other pet - so many scents in the air, so much beauty.   While we revel in the beauty of nature, and the promise of new life, let's not forget the dangers lurking for our pets......
 
Bees, wasps, ants, bugs, spiders - all come to life along with the flowers and cleaning.  Many spiders can be dangerous and deadly, ant bites, bee stings, wasp stings - all things that a curious pet will go over to just "check out" can cause anaphalactic shock and even death.  Allergies we don't even know about can crop up from insect bites.  Be aware!  Keep children's liquid Benedryl on hand for an allergic reaction.  1/4 tsp given to your pet can start working right away while you call the vet's office to see if you should bring the dog in or not.  In many of the warm states, snakes are out - be aware!  if you see a snake and have any doubt if your dog has been bitten or not - call the vet IMMEDIATELY!  Don't hesitate - it can mean the difference between life and death. 
 
Rat poison - NEVER put any mouse/rat poison where your dog can reach it.  If you have ANY suspicion that your dog ate rat poison - even a TINY BIT - PLEASE, get the dog to the vet immediately - do not hesitate.  This is very serious and your dog can and will die from eating even a little bit of this.  Don't hesitate, don't delay - act immediately.
 
With spring cleaning comes dangers to your pet who loves to "help" - so many things we don't think about are just lurking and waiting to harm your pet.  Be aware - while its the perfect time to clean and toss, garden, enjoy the sunshine and new life - we all know how quick and stealthy our pets can be checking out all those "goodies" that have been hidden away for a year or longer.
 
So, enjoy the sunshine, flowers, gardening, spring cleaning, and new life of another spring day.  But, please, take precautions to keep your pet safe.  Just be aware of where they are and what they're doing at all times.  If you keep them occupied with goodies they CAN safely have - chews and treats from our store for example - they won't be so quick to eat the icky stuff they shouldn't be eating.  Plus, you'll be helping the economy twofold - cleaning up and tossing unwanted "stuff" plus, stimulating the economy - by buying from 2 Dogs Long Store - A LOCAL company that tries to buy as many made in the USA items as we can.  When you stimulate the economy buying from us - we stimulate the economy ordering more items for our store - its a win-win situation.
 
Enjoy Spring - and all its beauty - but ensure your pets are safe at the same time when you do!
 
Happy spring -
Becky & Bill Burguess


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Becky Burguess
2 Dogs Long Dachshunds
www.2dogslong.com
406-463-2239

THE IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL CARE FOR YOUR DOG

Caring for your dog’s teeth is key for maintaining his health and avoiding problems later in life.  Studies show that keeping your dog’s teeth clean and healthy can add years to the animal’s life.  Start early and accustom your dog to having his teeth cleaned on a regular basis at home.  Gently rub the pet’s teeth with dental wipes to get him used to you having your fingers in his mouth.  Give plenty of praise while doing this.  As he learns to accept this, move to a finger toothbrush with some pet toothpaste (do not use human toothpaste – your dog’s body cannot handle this) on it and gently scrub the teeth, handing out lots of praise.  Then move on to a toothbrush made for dogs (do NOT use a human grade toothbrush – even a child’s soft toothbrush can be too hard for a dog’s mouth).  Praise is paramount for getting your dog to accept this.


PUPPIES:  Deciduous (temporary; baby) or *milk* teeth being to appear when the puppy is about 3-4 weeks of age, and are lost gradually between 14-30 weeks of age.  During this time, puppies may eat slightly less and chew more.  Some whine because their gums hurt, and you may see some blood on toys or chews.  You may even find a baby tooth around the house.  Hard rubber or rawhide toys made especially for dogs are a good investment to help prevent household damage during this time. 


Occasionally, a puppy will retain some deciduous teeth after his permanent teeth have appeared.  This may damage the soft tissues of the mouth, and may even accelerate wear of permanent teeth.  Your veterinarian will check your puppy’s mouth when they are in for their spay/neuter surgery and pull them at that time. 


DENTAL PROBLEMS:  A cracked or broken tooth can be painful if the nerve tissue is exposed; if it becomes infected, there is the danger of the infection spreading through the bloodstream.  Prompt veterinary attention is recommended.  Sore teeth should not be ignored or care delayed – the mouth is a very tender area.


Here are some of the common warning signs of dental problems in dogs:


Loss of appetite

Red, swollen and bleeding gums

Drooling

Blood in the saliva

Yellow-brown tartar at the gum line

Broken teeth

Foul smelling breath

Cranky dog


The most common dental problems dogs experience is buildup from plaque and calculus.  If left unchecked, plaque and calculus buildup can eventually cause inflammation of both the gums (gingivitis) and the membrane lining of the tooth socket (periodontal disease).  Without proper treatment, the teeth may become infected and fall out and the resulting infection may spread to other parts of the body such as the kidneys, or valves of the heart. 


Dental problems can be minimized or even prevented through regular cleaning and scaling under anesthesia, by a veterinarian.  Once that has been done, daily or every other day brushing will help keep the tartar and plaque off the teeth.  Additionally, dry, crunchy foods can be helpful in keeping teeth clean.  As the dog chews, particles from the dry food scrape against the teeth, acting like a toothbrush to help remove plaque.


Crunchy treats and rawhide chews also are good for stimulating gums and keeping teeth clean and healthy.






CHEWING

DOGS OFTEN CHEW TO RELIEVE STRESS AND EXCESS ENERGY.  IF YOU DOG CHEWS ON SOMETHING THAT IS OFF-LIMITS, SAY “NO” OR “AK” IN A LOW VOICE – YOU WANT TO GET THEIR ATTENTION AND STOP IT RIGHT AWAY.  IMMEDIATELY GIVE YOUR DOG AN ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTE – A SAFE TOY, OR CHEW (RAWHIDE, NYLABONE, ETC), WHILE YOU PRAISE HIM FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR. 


DON’T GIVE YOUR DOG OLD CLOTHING OR HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AS TOYS – KNOTTED SOCKS OR OLD SHOES WILL CONFUSE HIM – HE DOESN’T KNOW IF THE SHOES ARE FLIP FLOPS OR PRADA!  THIS WILL ENCOURAGE HIM TO TAKE SOMETHING OFF-LIMITS.  ALWAYS STICK TO GIVING YOUR DOG WHAT YOU WANT HIM TO CHEW ON – TOYS OR TREATS PRODUCED FOR ANIMALS. 


REMEMBER:  A BORED DOG IS A DESTRUCTIVE DOG.  STOCK UP ON CHEWS AND TREATS TO KEEP YOUR DOG’S BEHAVIOR AS IT SHOULD BE.


DIGGING

JUST AS THERE ARE MANY REASONS FOR DIGGING, THERE IS NO SINGLE SOLUTION FOR CHANGING THIS PARTICULAR BEHAVIOR.    IN SOME INSTANCES, THE INSTINCT TO DIG IS THE HERITAGE OF THE BREED – HOUNDS ARE ONE GROUP THAT FOLLOW THEIR NOSES AND WERE BRED TO FOLLOW PREY DOWN THEIR BURROWS; HOWEVER, SOME DOGS, REGARDLESS OF T HEIR HERITAGE, MAY BE MORE INCLINED TO DIG IF THEY ARE LEFT ALONE IN THE YARD FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. 


WITHOUT THE STIMULATION OF REGULAR PLAY AND EXERCISE, DOGS OFTEN TURN TO DIGGING OR OTHER FORMS OF *MISBEHAVIOR* TO ALLEVIATE THEIR BOREDOM. 


A DOG THAT IS PUSHED OUTDOORS AFTER MISBEHAVING IN THE HOUSE MAY CONTINUE TO MISBEHAVE BY DIGGING IN THE YARD.  AFTER ALL, WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO? 


THE KEY IS CONTROLLING YOUR DOG’S BEHAVIOR INDOORS, WHICH WILL ALSO ADDRESS  THE UNACCEPTABLE OUTSIDE DIGGING. 


DURING SUMMER MONTHS, IF YOUR DOG DIGS A HOLE TO COOL HIMSELF, CONSIDER PROVIDING A COOLER LOCATION FOR HIM SUCH AS A PATIO UMBRELLA OR AN AREA THAT HAS SHADE THROUGHOUT THE DAY.  ALWAYS MAKE SURE HE HAS PLENTY OF FRESH DRINKING WATER AVAILABLE.  DOGS CAN GET HEAT STROKE TOO.


SOME DOGS WILL DIG UNDER A FENCE TO GET OUT OF THE YARD.  IDEALLY, A FENCE SHOULD FIT TIGHT TO THE GROUND OR EVEN BE BURIED A FEW INCHES UNDERNEATH TO PREVENT ESCAPE.  THE BEST DETERRENT IS TO POUR CEMENT IN A TRENCH BELOW WHERE THE FENCE WILL GO, ALONG WITH  UNDER THE GATE, TO KEEP THE DOG IN. 


IF YOU FIND IT VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DISCOURAGE YOUR DOG FROM DIGGING, PROVIDE HIM WITH A *DIGGING AREA*.  WHEN YOUR DOG DIGS IN THIS DESIGNATED AREA, PRAISE AND REWARD HIM WITH ATTENTION OR A TREAT.  IF YOUR DOG DIGS OUTSIDE THIS AREA AND IS CAUGHT IN THE ACT, A FIRM *NO* IS USUALLY A DETERRENT. 


IN THIS ASPECT OF TRAINING, AS IN ALL OTHERS, FAMILY MEMBERS MUST WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM.  ONE OVERLY INDULGENT FAMILY MEMBER CAN CREATE PROBLEMS BY NOT COOPERATING IN TRAINING A DOG. 


REMEMBER, TOO, YOU ARE THE WORLD TO YOUR DOG – ALL HE WANTS IS TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU.  HOPEFULLY, YOU DON’T GET A DOG JUST TO PUSH OUT INTO THE BACK YARD AND NEVER SHOW ANY AFFECTION OR SPEND TIME WITH THEM.  PLAYING FETCH, TAKING THE DOG FOR A WALK, TEACHING YOUR DOG IMPORTANT COMMANDS SUCH AS COME, SIT, STAY, DROP-IT, ALL HELP TO KEEP YOUR DOG FROM BEING BORED.  YOU SHOULD GET A DOG FOR COMPANY, AND PLAN TO SPEND TIME WITH HIM DAILY.   IF YOU CANNOT DO THIS – THEN ITS NOT THE RIGHT TIME TO GET A DOG.



HALLOWEEN PRECAUTIONS –                                                 10/09/2008

Whether you have little goblins yourself, or goblins coming to your house for trick-or-treat, it’s important to remember to protect your pets.

Most people know that chocolate can be deadly to dogs.  Most of the time it doesn’t take much for your dog to ingest before tragedy strikes. 

Remember to keep candy out of your pet’s reach.  If you have children, remind them to keep their candy in a safe place, away from your pets.  Chocolate is tasty not only to humans, but to dogs too.  Please remember to protect them from their own weaknesses.

If you have treats that you’re going to throw out, take the trash outside and dispose of it.  We all know how crafty our dogs can be about getting into the wastebasket.  Keeping temptation out of harm’s reach is the best precaution you can take to ensure your pet’s safety.

If you live in an area that gets a lot of trick-or-treaters, the doorbell will ring often and the door will be opening and closing a lot.  Its best to put your animals in another area of the house, or in a crate, with some of their own treats, to avoid them running out of the house in the excitement of the moment.  Its so easy for a small dog to slip out of the house unnoticed, and run off. By the time you notice the dog is gone, it could be too late.  The possibility of them becoming scared by all the ghosts and goblins can add to their anxiety, and keep them running away from, instead of toward, safety.  Chances of them running into the road and being hit by a car, rise dramatically.

Please, to avoid unforeseen accidents that could result in tragedy, keep your dogs in a safe area of the house, with their favorite blankets, treats, and toys, so they are relaxed and stress free. 

We have many new treats this month that can help you do just that – be sure to check out our new rawhide bones and cookie treats that we can ship right out to arrive before the 31st.  We want your pets to remain happy and safe so they are with you for many years to come – 

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Becky & Bill Burguess

2 Dogs Long Store

www.2dogslongstore.com   www.2dogslong.com

406-463-2239

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