The AKC GoodDog! Helpline Helps You Help Your Dog, to be the best dog he/she can be!
#AKCDogLover and Me – Post # 3
For the most part, as far and I’m concerned – every dog is a good dog. Sometimes we just need a little help in order to help them reach their full potential. That’s where the AKC GoodDog Helpline comes into play. With experts at the ready to help guide and direct dog owners in the best ways to help their dog.
Do you have problems or issue with your dog, or could you use some advice on dog training?
Help is as close as your phone. When you enroll in the AKC GoodDog! Helpline program. you will be given a phone number which will get you the help and guidance that you need for THE REST OF YOUR DOGS LIFETIME! Trained and experienced professionals are on hand Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 9:000 PM( EST) and on Saturdays from Noon to 6:00 PM (EST).You get this for just $79.99 for the LIFETIME OF YOUR DOG!
Puppies need direction, but that isn’t the only time that you may need answers. Dogs go through adolescent periods, just like people do, and issues can arise that can baffling to owners. Your once sweet and obedient puppy can turn into a complete mystery dog. (Parents of teenagers…can you relate?) Maybe your thought that chewing had been conquered, only to come home to an anxious full grown dog, who has taken a liking (and not in a good way) the throw rug in the hallway. Anxiety in dogs is a very common problem, but it can be a challenge when you aren’t sure how to deal with it.
Take my sweet little angel!
What could this adorable little boy possibly do to upset me? This perfect little dog who is so filled with love? Well, darn it, every time we would leave the house, he would destroy every toy he had within reach. Yes, they were his toys, but he would rip them to shreds. I could buy more toys, but that really wasn’t the issue. All that stuffing can be swallowed, and choked on, and that is NOT a good thing.
My precious little boy, who never tore up anything when we were home, was destroying every single toy that we left for him in his “pen” whenever we left him…even is we were only gone for 2o or 30 minutes. He chewed up big toys, little toys, cheap toys and not so cheap ones. When I came home to find his Pillow Pet as slat as a pancake, with it’s innards in a huge pile. I picked up the phone and made the call.
Now, I’m a relatively bright person. I’ve had lots of dogs, so why the heck couldn’t I figure out what to do? Because I’m emotionally involved in the situation and just needed a second “set of eyes and ears” to help me out. After talking for a bit, I was asked how often I put my little darling into THE PEN (cue the music).
~By-the-way, THE PEN ins a large baby play yard. When we would leave the house, we would put Poe inside with a water dish, dog bed and lots of toys.~
Question: Does Poe tear up toys when you are home?
Question: Does Poe cause damage to anything else in the house when you are home?
Question: Do you use THE PEN when you are home?
Chit chat, more questions and more answers.
Question: I’m just wondering…why do you feel like you need to put Poe in THE PEN, when you leave the house? If he’s housebroken, not destroying anything when you’re home, then why do you think he needs to be in THE PEN, when you are gone for an hour or two?
Answer: HA! I didn’t really have one. My husband was just afraid (and my husband isn’t a dog person…or for that matter – an animal person) and he thought that if would be best to have Poe in THE PEN, when he wasn’t being supervised.
The next time we left the house, we simple said – she ya later Poe, we’ll be back in a little while, and off we went. No PEN, no big deal, we just left the house, and when we came back, what do you think we found?
Our sweet little Gung Poe Wigglebutt curled up on his mat on the back of the sofa with one of his toys tucked under his little chin. No mess, no toy stuffing in a big pile. Happy Ending:-)
The AKC GoodDog! Helpline number is now posted on the fridge!
Need more testimonials?
~The service is great whether you are in other training classes or not because it provides immediate support for whatever you are working on with your dog.
~The service gets you unlimited access for one low price for your dog’s whole life – through every stage. Puppyhood, adulthood to senior. If new issues arise you always have access to trainers.
There is no need to struggle on your own with crate training your puppy, dealing with separation anxiety, dog aggression, problems with older dogs…the AKC GoodDog! Helpline is there to help you, now and for as long as your dog is part of your family. In my book, the AKC GoodDog! Helpline is a bargain and a blessing.
Disclosure: I am blogging on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network and the AKC. I received compensation for my time from the AKC for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine.