Resources for all your local dog needs

resourcesHere are some great resources for you.

Hope you find these resources to be of value.

Training Supplies

How to find a quality dog trainer

Check to see if the instructor is certified by The Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers.

Then, visit a class and observe the instructor’s skills with people. Are the people treated with respect? Are they having fun? Is this an instructor you would be willing to take advice from? 

Look for a trainer that can get dogs to obey because it is fun rather than as an avoidance of discomfort.

Basic group classes should have no more than 8 dogs (for an experienced training) per instructor. As students need and deserve one on one attention.

An instructor that helps you apply the training to your real life situations not just during class or at training time. 

Helpful Resources

Emergency Pet Care
The Emergency Animal Hospital

Alternative Pet Medicine
Pacifica Veterinary Services  (acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, reiki, cranial sacral therapy, Chinese herbs)  
Mckenzie Animal Clinic (acupuncture, chiropractic, nutritional counseling, Herbal therapies + a ful service hospital)
Healing Paws Wellness Center (acupuncture, nutritional counseling, Herbal therapies)
Balance Veterinary Care (herbal and nutritional counseling, Kinesiology) 
See Spot Run (veterinary rehabilitation and hydrotherapy)
In Balance Physical Therapy – 541-484-7000 (osteopathic adjustments) a veterinary referral required
Natural Pet Medicine (541) 343-5488 (acupuncture, nutritional counseling, Herbal therapies)
Dr. Jean Dodds Vaccine Protocol Recommendations 

Veterinary Hospitals That Stand Out In My Mind
Eugene Animal Hospital – I love how this hospital describes what they stand for. – does offer acupuncture. 

Pet Services
Greenhill Humane Society
Lane County Animal Services

Doggie Day Care
Dogs At Play

Favorite Places to Shop
The Healthy pet
Wags Dog Emporium 

Country Inn kennels
(541) 896-3435

Dog friendly restaurants-Call ahead to make sure their policy has not changed
Steelhead Brewing Company
King Estate Winery

Great Books to read
Patricia McConnell
     The Other End of the Leash
     For the Love of a Dog

Jean Donaldson
     Dogs are From Neptune
     Oh Behave
     Culture Clash

Dr. Sophia Yin
     How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves

Mechtild Kaufer
     Canine Play Behavior – The Science of Dogs at Play