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Section Index Associations & Clubs i Section 1, Page 1 Boarding & Daycare Section 2, Page 19 Canine Health & Care Section 3, Page 29 Food & Supplies Section 4, Page 49 Grooming Section 5, Page 61 Michigan Lifestyle Section 6, Page 65 Professional & Special Services Section 7, Page 73 Purebred, Rescue & Shelter Section 8, Page 81 Training & Instruction Section 9, Page 87 Calendar Section 10, Page 103 Appendix © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 113 ii Section Index MICHIGAN CR CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE Local Phone: 248-377-2918 Toll Free Fax: 888-279-0295 Website: www.CanineResourceGuide.com Michigan Website: www.MiDogGuide.com Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @MiDogGuide Beth Mitchell, Owner/Publisher 145 S. Livernois Road #116 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 Beth@CanineResourceGuide.com The Michigan Canine Resource Guide® is published annually, and is distributed free of charge to the Michigan Dog Associations & Clubs listed within for their members, shows and events. 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CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Section Index © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. iii iv Section Index CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Section Index © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. v vi Section Index CanineResourceGuide.com Associations & Clubs 1 © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 1 Page ARTICLE: Michigan Rescue Dogs Become Top Award Winners thru AKC Canine Partners By Penny Leigh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ARTICLE: Paws With A Cause® By Kari Norton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 ASSOCIATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 CLUBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 NON-PROFIT SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ARTICLE: Summer Fun At Dog Scout Camp By Martha Thierry . . . 15 ARTICLE: Dancing With Your Dog By Elaine Chan-Whitlow. . . . . . . 16 Section Associations & Clubs Section 1 2 Associations & Clubs MICHIGAN RESCUE DOGS BECOME TOP AWARD WINNERS THRU AKC CANINE PARTNERS By Penny Leigh, CPDT-KA Program Manager Mixed-breed Dogs Now Eligible for AKC Events When Jeff and Sue Kotlarek started searching for a dog, they had one requirement. “We just wanted a dog that would fetch a ball,” Sue, a resident of Romulus, MI, said. They found the perfect candidate in the Dearborn Animal Shelter. Jazz was a bouncing Staffie mix who loved toys. But once Jazz joined their family, the Kotlareks realized they got way more than a dog that chased balls. She also practiced gymnastics on their furniture and ran laps around the living room. “She had so much energy that I had to find an outlet for her,” Sue said. Jeff and Sue had never heard of sports for dogs; they desired a pet to accompany them on family outings. They had no idea that Jazz would change their lifestyles forever. They researched and discovered the sport of flyball. It sounded like the ideal activity for Jazz as it required running, jumping and retrieving balls. “That was the beginning of my sport dog career,” Sue said. Before long, they adopted a second rescue dog, Rodger, an Italian Greyhound mix, to join their flyball team as a “height dog” - smaller dogs that set the jump heights for flyball teams. Friends told her about the other events in which their dogs competed, and soon Jazz and Rodger were in training for agility, obedience, tracking and more. But competition opportunities were limited for Jazz and Rodger as mixedbreeds. Sue found some venues in which they could compete, and they brought home plenty of awards. “My dogs and I were having a ball,” she said. Then she heard a monumental announcement. The American Kennel Club (AKC) had opened the door to mixed-breed dogs. The AKC would start enrolling AllAmerican Dogs, the “breed” name for mixed-breeds, in October 2009 through its new AKC Canine Partners program. All-Americans could start entering AKC competitions on April 1, 2010. “Wow! That was great! I was first in line to get Jazz and Rodger registered with the AKC,” Sue said. “I am very lucky because in my area, I have an AKC show within one hour of my home almost every weekend.” Seven years later, there are now around 700,000 mixed- CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Associations & Clubs 3 “As soon as I saw it, I knew that this is what Prince Doggie was meant for. He was so rambunctious and would often make up his own little obstacle courses around the house...I thought he would eventually hurt himself,” Tacarra said. “Agility seemed like the perfect activity for Prince to be able to use all of the energy he had, but in a more controlled and safe way.” In addition to being an agility dog, Prince is also a certified therapy dog who visits patients in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities around the metro-Detroit area. All-Americans Dogs also earn AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Trick Dog and AKC Therapy Dog titles. And, AKC recognizes the titles of several other organizations in which mixed-breeds compete, including North American Flyball Association, Barn Hunt Association and North American Diving Dogs. Jazz and Rodger were ready to join the ranks of AKC titled dogs in 2010. Soon, they were among the first mixed-breed dogs in the country to earn the advanced titles of Rally Advanced Excellent, Utility Dog and Master Agility Excellent. When the sport of tracking opened to mixed-breeds in January 2014, Rodger had the honor of being the first All-American in the country to earn the Versatile Companion Dog (VCD) for holding Agility, Obedience and Tracking titles. Sue now belongs to an AKC club, the Ann Arbor Dog Training Club. “My club friends are very supportive of the All-Americans and are impressed with my dogs ‘rags to riches’ history in AKC events,” she said. But the best part of getting involved in training her dogs and competing has nothing to do with the trophies and accolades. It has brought her closer to her dogs and introduced her to many close friends. “All in all, I feel that the AKC Canine Partners is a fantastic program that helps develop and strengthen the bond between human and ALL dogs,” Sue said. For more information on AKC Canine Partners and enrolling your dog in the program: www.akc.org/dog-owners/canine-partners/ A one-time $35 fee registers your dog in the program for life and comes with numerous benefits including the eligibility to enter AKC events. © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 1 The first All-American Dog to earn the highest honor in AKC Agility – the Master Agility Championship (MACH) - was Prince Doggie, owned by Tacarra Andrade and Michael Marshall of Novi, MI. Prince achieved this feat on Feb. 20, 2011, at the age 5 years old. What made the feat even more impressive is that Prince is the first dog that Tacarra has owned, and she had never heard of agility until she viewed a competition on television. Section breed dogs in the AKC Canine Partners program, and they account for more than 100,000 entries in AKC sports annually, including agility, obedience, rally, tracking, coursing ability, and Fast CAT. They compete head-to-head with purebreds and have risen to the top ranks of winning national championships and top-level titles. Section 1 4 Associations & Clubs PAWS WITH A CAUSE® By Kari Norton Most of us know that a canine companion can do a great deal to improve our quality of life. They lighten the mood, provide unconditional love, help us feel safe, and make great exercise companions. Studies show that dogs can even lower our blood pressure and help us recover from illness more quickly. But have you ever thought about dogs who can give people with disabilities a new freedom and level of independence by opening doors, pulling wheelchairs, acting as their ears, or even making a life-saving emergency call? How about the dog who prevents a child with autism from wandering off or helps him get his first full night’s sleep? These are the types of dogs being trained at Paws With A Cause® (PAWS®). Their mission statement says that PAWS “…enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs. PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog Teams through education and advocacy.” Once you have seen this in action, these words seem insufficient to describe the affect these dogs have on people’s lives. Whether it’s a person who is deaf or hard of hearing being alerted that someone is calling their name in public, a person with cerebral palsy taking their first independent walk without fear of falling, or a child with autism making their first social interaction, these dogs become a vital part of client’s lives. There is a fair amount of confusion between service, therapy, and emotional support dogs. PAWS custom trains assistance dogs to mitigate a person’s disability. An Assistance Dog is trained to complete specific tasks for one person, and is granted access rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is not the type of dog you will see visiting hospitals or at libraries CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Associations & Clubs 5 Section listening to children read, as therapy dogs often do. PAWS Dogs go through extensive training for 2 years before going to a client. After this time, the clients are assisted by a Field Representative to help them handle the dog and help the dog acclimate to their new home. 1 PAWS estimates that the cost to breed, raise, train, and place an Assistance Dog is around $30,000, but the client pays no fee to receive their dog. PAWS funding comes from individual donations worldwide. PAWS asks clients to spread the word and pay it forward once they receive their dogs, which most are happy to do. PAWS is very responsible with their donor dollars and can be found on Charity Navigator’s website. As you might imagine, training a dog to perform customized tasks is a lengthy process. There is a lot that goes into training and placing. Dogs stay with breeding host homes, puppy raisers, and even spend some time in prison programs before working with trainers on specific tasks. In 2016, PAWS served 432 teams in 35 states. Despite their best efforts, not every dog is cut out to be an Assistance Dog. Last year, about 40 dogs were placed in other working careers such as arson detection and PTSD work with other organizations. Others were placed as pets or demonstration dogs for presentations. Are you looking to do some rewarding work with dogs? PAWS is always in need of volunteer puppy raisers, financial donations, and wish list items. Check out the website www.pawswithacause.org. You can take a tour of the PAWS facility near Grand Rapids, Michigan or request a presentation at your work or school. There are so many ways to get involved with this life-changing organization, and both sides will benefit. Kari Norton is a certified instructor and volunteer with the Michigan Humane Society, as well as a field representative with Paws With a Cause. She has had over 15 years experience with training dogs and currently offers private lessons and group classes with Four Legged Rascals, as well as Canine Good Citizen evaluations. Kari also has a son with autism at home and a PAWS demo dog. She is happy to share information about PAWS. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. Associations & Clubs Section 1 6 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Associations & Clubs NORTH AMERICAN VERSATILE HUNTING DOG ASSOCIATIONS Michigan NAVHDA www.michigannavhda.com Northern Michigan NAVHDA www.nmnavhda.org Southeast Michigan NAVHDA www.seminavhda.com SLED DOG ASSOCIATIONS Great Lakes Sled Dog Association Dianna Koteskey www.glsda.com email@example.com 7821 Horton Bay Road N • Boyne City, MI 49712 Michigan Dog Drivers Association www.michigandogdrivers.com The Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association www.up200.org CLUBS Australian Shepherd Club of Michigan www.ascofmichigan.com Great Lakes Bearded Collie Club www.beardie.net/glbcc Great Lakes Pit Bull Club - Amanda Watkins www.glapbtc.com firstname.lastname@example.org Michigan 4-H Clubs www.4h.msue.msu.edu/programs/animal_ science/companion_animals Michigan Dock Dogs 810-201-8586 www.MichiganDockDogs.com Midwest Waterways Flat-Coated Retriever Club www.mwfcrc.org Motown Working Alaskan Malamutes Lucy Sanders 517-552-7863 or 517-552-7865 www.motownworkingdogs.org email@example.com 767 W. Davis Road • Howell, MI 48843 Thumb Area Tail Waggers 4-H Dog Team Connie Sutter 989-286-6548 www.tatw.homestead.com 723 S. Hooper Street • Caro, MI 48723 AMERICAN KENNEL CLUBS (AKC) Ann Arbor Dog Training Club See Ad Page 99 www.aadtc.org 734-995-2801 1575 E. North Territorial Road Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 Ann Arbor Kennel Club - See Ad Page 10 Chris Lezotte www.annarborkc.org firstname.lastname@example.org Basset Hound Club of Greater Detroit www.detroitbassets.org MICHBASSET@aol.com PO Box 9512 • Columbus OH 43209 Battle Creek Kennel Club Allison Jones www.battlecreekkennelclub.com email@example.com Berrien Kennel Club www.berrienkc.com Borderline Beagle Club www.northernmihare.com/clubs.html Boston Terrier Club of Detroit Michelle Waterman 616-761-2114 Shell3366@yahoo.com 4875 Johnson Road • Belding, MI 48809 Bouvier des Flanders Club of SE MI www.bouvierclub.org firstname.lastname@example.org Bull Terrier Club of Metro Detroit Cleo Parker 734-425-0857 www.btcmd.org email@example.com 29860 Munger • Livonia, MI 48154 Cairn Terrier Club of Greater Detroit Bobbie Green 313-319-0728 www.cairnmichigan.org firstname.lastname@example.org 32651 Somerset Street • Westland, MI 48186 Canine Combustion Dog Agility Club of SE Michigan www.caninecombustion.com 58022 Grey Fox Glen • Washington MI 48094 © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 1 Agility Workout Society of Mid-Michigan www.awsomm.com Canine-Work And Games (C-WAGS) See Ad Page 1 Shirley Ottmer 517-817-9437 www.c-wags.org email@example.com Canines & Humans United Donna Zaj 586-530-6610 www.canineshumansunited.com firstname.lastname@example.org 16800 May • Eastpointe, MI 48021 Great Lakes Sport Dog Association See Ad Page 14 Steve Lewis, President 734-748-4813 www.greatlakessportdog.org email@example.com 2111 S. Karle • Westland, MI 48186 Michigan Association for Pure Bred Dogs www.mapbd.org Michigan Squirrel Dog Association www.michigansquirreldogassociation.mysite.com Section ASSOCIATIONS 7 Section 1 8 Associations & Clubs Capital City Canine Agility Club of Lansing Michigan https://sites.google.com/site/ccccagility/ Home firstname.lastname@example.org 708 E Grand River • Lansing, MI 48906 Central Michigan Agility Club - See Ad Page 95 Kersten Terry 989-751-7351 989-430-1711 Find Us on Facebook email@example.com 7402 W. Wackerly Street • Midland, MI 48642 Cherryland Beagle Club www.northernmihare.com/clubs.html Chihuahua Club of Michigan www.chihuahuaclubofmichigan.com Clumber Spaniel Fanciers of Michigan www.clumberfanciersofmi.org Companion Dog Training Club See Ad Page 99 810-631-6024 http://companiondogtrainingclub.com 4126 Holiday Drive • Flint, MI 48507 Detroit Bulldog Club, Inc. Ric Brown 248-514-9665 www.detroitbulldogclub.com firstname.lastname@example.org Detroit Cocker Spaniel Club www.detroit-csc.com Detroit Kennel Club www.detroitkennelclub.org Doberman Pinscher Club of MI Kim Downer 734-395-7412 email@example.com 9170 Warner Road • Saline, MI 48176 Eastern Upper Peninsula Beagle Club www.northernmihare.com/clubs.html English Springer Spaniel Club of Michigan Tami Morris 248-709-0350 or 248-299-4467 www.facebook.com/ESSCMinfo firstname.lastname@example.org Flat River Retriever Club Lou Vreeland 616-899-2417 email@example.com 6045 Hoogstraat Road • Conklin, MI 49403 French Bulldog Fanciers of Michigan Beverly McCann: 810-636-2353 Debbie Fazica: 517-402-3787 www.frenchbulldogfanciersmi.com 132 W. Highland Road Suite 301 • Howell, MI 48843 German Shepherd Dog Club of Detroit, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Michigan www.gspcofmi.org Gogebic Range Beagle Club www.northernmihare.com/clubs.html Grand Rapids Agility Club Lyman Thompson 616-455-4394 616-446-1652 email@example.com 4931 Kimball Avenue • Grand Rapids, MI 49508 Grand Rapids Kennel Club www.grandrapidskennelclub.com correspondingsecretary@ grandrapidskennelclub.com Grand Traverse Kennel Club Kyle Musselman 231-942-2660 www.gtkc.org firstname.lastname@example.org 6800 N. M66 Hwy • Lake City, MI 49651 Great Dane Club of Michigan www.gdcofmi.wix.com/gdcm Great Lakes American Water Spaniel Club www.greatlakesawsc.org Great Lakes Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club www.greatlakesckcsc.org Great Lakes Keeshond Club of Michigan www.greatlakeskeeshondclub.com Great Lakes Portuguese Water Dog Club www.greatlakespwdclub.org Great Lakes Toy Club www.greatlakestoyclub.com Greater Brighton Collie Club www.greaterbrightoncollieclub.org Greater Detroit Lhasa Apso Club www.facebook.com/ GreaterDetroitLhasaApsoClub Greater Muskegon Kennel Club www.muskegonkennelclub.com Heart of Michigan Bernese Mountain Dog Club, Inc. Fred Stauch www.hmbmdc.org email@example.com Heart of MI English Cocker Spaniel Club, Inc. Shelly M Barton 517-281-3864 www.heartofmichigan.org firstname.lastname@example.org Holland Michigan Kennel Club Kim Caines 269-673-2282 www.hollandkennelclub.com email@example.com 2278 25th Street • Hopkins, MI 49328 Huron River Labrador Retriever Club www.huronriverlrc.com Huron Valley Australian Shepherd Association www.facebook.com/Huron-Valley-AustralianShepherd-Association Huron Valley Beagle Club www.northernmihare.com/clubs.html Huron Valley Saluki Club www.huronvalleysalukiclub.homestead.com CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Associations & Clubs © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 1 Michigan Hound Association Karen Butler 517-851-8299 www.michiganhoundassociation.com firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 237 • Gregory, MI 48137 Michigan Saginaw Valley Brittany Club www.brittanycenter.com/clubsites/ michigansaginawvalleybrittanyclub Michigan Sporting Dog Association Lori Sargent 517-667-0007 www.misportingdogassociation.webs.com email@example.com 5775 N. Chester Road • Charlotte, MI Mid-Michigan Cocker Spaniel Club of Lansing www.midmichigancockerspanielclub.org MidMichiganCSC@aol.com Mid-Michigan Golden Retriever Club www.mmgrc.webs.com Mid-Michigan Poodle Club www.midmichiganpoodleclub.net Midland Michigan Kennel Club See Ad Page 95 Nancy Beagle 989-430-1711 www.mmkc.org firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 2416 • Midland, MI 48641 Midwest Collie Club www.midwestcollieclub.org Midwest Dachshund Club www.midwestdachshundclub.com email@example.com Miniature Schnauzer Club of Michigan www.miniatureschnauzerclubofmichigan.org Monroe Kennel Club www.monroekennelclub.org Motor Cities Fox Terrier Club Ann Joondeph or Sylvia Murray www.motorcitiesfoxterrierclub.net firstname.lastname@example.org Motor City Miniature Pinscher Club www.facebook.com/MCMPC Motor City Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club Amy Martin-Piesz 419-343-0769 www.motorcitywheatens.org email@example.com 57400 Spaulding Court • New Hudson, MI 48165 Mount Pleasant Michigan Kennel Club www.mtpleasantmichigankennelclub.com 7540 S. Mission Road • Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 Nodrog Gordon Setter Club of Michigan www.nodrog.org Northern Michigan Agility Club See Ad Page 95 Mandy Moller 989-430-1711 NMACagility@outlook.com 7402 W. Wackerly Street • Midland, MI 48642 Section Ingham County Kennel Club, Inc. www.inghamcountykc.org firstname.lastname@example.org Irish Setter Club of Michigan Martina Friedeberg www.irishsetterclubofmichigan.com email@example.com Ishpeming Beagle Club www.northernmihare.com/clubs.html Jaxon Kennel Club, Inc. www.jaxonkennelclub.com Kalamazoo Dog Training Club Sharri Sibert 269-746-7071 www.kdtc.org 6740 Quality Way • Portage, MI 49002 Kalamazoo Kennel Club www.kalamazookennelclub.com 1249 West D Avenue • Kalamazoo, MI 49009 Lake Superior Beagle Club www.northernmihare.com/clubs.html Livonia Kennel Club www.livoniakennelclub.org Lower Michigan Kerry Blue Terrier Club www.facebook.com/Lower-Michigan-KerryBlue-Terrier-Club firstname.lastname@example.org Macomb Kennel Club www.macombkennelclub.com Info.MacombKC@gmail.com Marquette Beagle Club www.northernmihare.com/clubs.html Marquette Kennel Club http://marquettekennelclub.tripod.com Marshbanks Golden Retriever Club of S. Central MI www.marshbanksgrcmi.org Michigamme English Setter Club Chris Pilcher 248-701-4472 www.michigammeenglishsetterclub.com email@example.com 100 Kachaven Road • Rochester Hills, MI 48307 Michigan Boxer Club Jennifer Walker 248-489-1963 www.michiganboxerclub.com firstname.lastname@example.org 28423 Kendallwood • Farmington Hills, MI 48334 Michigan Brittany Club www.michiganbrittanyclub.com Michigan Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club www.micbrc.org Michigan Flyways Retriever Club www.miflyways.com 9 Section 1 10 Associations & Clubs Northland Beagle Club www.northernmihare.com/clubs.html Norwegian Elkhound Club of SE Michigan Lisa Piascik 586-218-7518 email@example.com 25354 Firwood Avenue • Warren, MI 48089 Oakland County Kennel Club, Inc. www.oaklandcountykennelclub.com Obedience Training Club of Greater Lansing See Ad Page 98 Roxann Wilkinson 517-485-7280 www.otcgl.com firstname.lastname@example.org 3940 1/2 N Grand River • Lansing, MI 48906 Pomeranian Club of Michigan www.pomclubofmi.weebly.com Poodle Club of Southeast Michigan www.poodleclubovsoutheastmichigan.com Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County, Inc. Joanne Kinnelly 734-480-3455 / 734-474-5542 www.progressivedogclub.org email@example.com 3684 Prospect Road • Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Raisin River Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Michigan www.raisinriver.org Saginaw Valley Kennel Club Elizabeth Bills 989-893-6813 www.saginawvalleykennelclub.org firstname.lastname@example.org 1701 9th Street • Bay City, MI 48708 Scottish Terrier Club of Michigan Don Dieck www.scottishterrierclubofmichigan.com 5453 Allison Drive • Troy, MI 48085 Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Detroit www.sscgd.org Siberian Husky Club of Greater Detroit http://shcgd.com Southern Michigan Obedience Training Club See Ad Page 94 248-546-2727 www.smotc.org email@example.com Classes in Several Southeast Michigan Locations Southern Michigan Weimaraner Club www.southernmichiganweimclub.com Sportsmen’s Dog Training Club of Detroit, Inc. - See Ad Page 87 586-754-3647 www.sportsmens.net firstname.lastname@example.org 1930 Tobsal Court • Warren, MI 48091 St. Bernard Club of Greater Detroit www.saintbernardclubgreaterdetroit.org St. Clair Kennel Club www.stclairkc.org St. Joe Valley Agility Club Ellen Gruber 269-697-0185 or 269-687-7298 www.sjvac.org email@example.com PO Box 351 • Buchanan, MI 49107 457 Post Road • Buchanan, MI 49107 Stittsville Beagle Club www.northernmihare.com/clubs.html Strait’s of Mackinac Beagle Club www.northernmihare.com/clubs.html Sturgis Kennel Club Bill Buckland 517-812-1173 firstname.lastname@example.org 12750 Miner Road • Parma, MI 49263 Terrier Club of Michigan Michael or Michele Asher 248-330-6593 www.terrierclubofmich.org email@example.com 24150 Willowbrook • Novi, MI 48375 Tri Cities Dog Training Club of Saginaw Bay www.tcdtc.com 989-790-5898 firstname.lastname@example.org Up’N Over Agility Club of SE Michigan Jennifer DuRocher 586-246-4574 www.unoagilityclub.com email@example.com 38324 Santa Anna • Clinton Township, MI 48036 Upper Midwest Pointer Club Valerie Stern 231-350-9587 firstname.lastname@example.org Vizsla Club of Michigan, Inc. www.michiganvizsla.org West Highland White Terrier Club of SE Michigan Angela Evans 734-658-7140 www.westieclubmi.com email@example.com 15649 Riverside Drive • Livonia, MI 48154 Western Michigan Brittany Club Diana Kubitz 269-962-2363 www.renegadebritts.com/wmbc.htm firstname.lastname@example.org 21224 Waubascon Road • Battle Creek, MI 49017 Western Michigan Bulldog Club www.westernmichiganbulldogclub.com Western Michigan Chow Chow Club www.chowclub.org Wolverine Belgian Tervuren Club of S. MI Kristi Schreiber 989-330-5131 www.wbtcsm.org email@example.com 1795 South Rolland Road • Remus, MI 49340 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Associations & Clubs CANINE PERFORMANCE EVENTS All Dogs Can, LLC - See Ad Page 90 Darlene Collings 810-358-0508 www.alldogscanlapeer.com firstname.lastname@example.org 2232 N. Lapeer Road • Lapeer, MI 48446 Grand Rapids Extreme Agility Team Linda Loveland www.wmdc.com email@example.com 5949 Clay Ave. SW • Wyoming, MI 49548 Leaps & Bounds K9 Training, LLC - Ellen Hizer www.getactivek9.com firstname.lastname@example.org TNT Dog Center - See Ad Page 92 & 95 Lisa Lundahl 989-430-1711 www.tntdogcenter.com TNTDogCenter@hotmail.com 7402 W. Wackerly Street • Midland, MI 48642 PAWS Unlimited, Inc./Grand Rapids Area Canines Mona Irvine 616-866-0355 www.pawsdogclub.com email@example.com 10412 Northland Drive NE • Rockford, MI 49341 FREESTYLE GROUPS Freestyle Fanatics 586-707-4138 Nancy vonKoehnen firstname.lastname@example.org Rockin’ Rovers Cheryl Copenhagen email@example.com UNITED KENNEL CLUBS Bay Area Regional Kennel Club Jennifer Landers 989-859-9576 www.facebook.com/Bay-Area-Kennel-Club firstname.lastname@example.org 3419 Fuller Drive • Midland, MI 48642 Bay De Noc Kennel Club Vicki Sowa www.baydenockennelclub.com PO Box 176 • Wells, MI 49894 © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 1 BARN HUNT CLUBS Barn Hunt Buddies Sharon Keillor www.cognitoforms.com/ KeyLorePetRestGardens/BHB email@example.com Get Active K9, LLC Linda Lundstrom www.GetActiveK9.com firstname.lastname@example.org K9 RATicals www.k9raticals.weebly.com email@example.com Michigan Barn Hunt www.coachkarli.com firstname.lastname@example.org Scamper Detectives Tenille Gross 248-987-2970 www.canine-adventures.com/hunt 20313 Middlebelt • Livonia, MI 48152 FLYBALL TEAMS Ballistics Flyball Team Kristine Felske 989-893-1390 1405 N. Johnston Street • Bay City, MI 48708 Canine Express Flyball Team Maureen McKernan www.flyballdogs.com/canineexpress/ 36650 Suffolk Street • Charter Township, MI 48035 Fly by Night Flyball Club www.flyballdogs.com/flybynight/ email@example.com Front Runners Flyball Team www.flyballdogs.com Fuzzy Lightning Flyball Team Chris Kloski www.fuzzylightning.org firstname.lastname@example.org Fraser, MI 48026 Northern Light Speed www.northernlightspeed.com Pawsitive Attitudes Flyball Team http://www.flyballdogs.com/paweb/ Pedal Pushers Flyball Team http://www.flyballdogs.com/pedalpushers/ Rude Dogs www.rudedogdapple.wixsite.com/ email@example.com Run Riot Flyball Rosalyn Russell 616-403-7281 www.runriotflyball.com firstname.lastname@example.org 3982 Creekside Lane • Holland, MI 49424 Slammers Flyball Team www.flyballdogs.com/slammers/ Spring Loaded Flyball Team Angie Heighton 248-622-0262 Flyballspringloaded@comcast.net 10390 Lindsey Road • Casco, MI 48390 Section Wolverine Dachshund Club Kathy Seaman 734-474-0248 www.wolverinedachshundclub.com email@example.com 312 Mason Ave. • Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Wolverine Great Dane Club Patti Nehr 248-767-2866 www.wolverinegreatdaneclub.org firstname.lastname@example.org 5835 Curdy Road • Howell, MI 48855 Wolverine Retriever Club www.wolverinerc.org 11 Section 1 12 Associations & Clubs Capital City Canine Agility Club of Lansing Michigan https://sites.google.com/site/ccccagility/Home email@example.com 708 E Grand River • Lansing, MI 48906 Capital City Dogsports Association Carole Field 989-640-5217 www.ccdsa.org firstname.lastname@example.org 4215 S. Lowell Road • St. Johns, MI 48879 Central Michigan Hunting Retriever Club www.centralmichiganhrc.com ECHO Club Inc. Ellen Gruber 269-697-0185 or 269-687-7298 www.echodogclub.org email@example.com PO Box 351 • Buchanan, MI 49107 457 Port Road • Buchanan, MI 49107 Four Seasons Belgian Shepherd Dog Club Cindy Fellows 586-484-2784 www.fourseasonsbelgians.org firstname.lastname@example.org 1704 Milverton • Troy, MI 48083 Great Lakes Hunting Retriever Club Phil Swedberg 616-889-9604 www.glhrc.com email@example.com 1664 Stevendale Ct • Hudsonville, MI 49426 High Five Canine Club Lea Ann Elliot 231-536-9927 or 231-373-7823 www.high5k9.weebly.com firstname.lastname@example.org 4356 Rockery School Road • East Jordan, MI 49727 Kalamazoo Valley Hunting Retriever Club www.facebook.com/Kalamazoo-Valley-HuntingRetriever-Club Michigan American Pit Bull Terrier Club Amanda Watkins 248-830-4789 www.facebook.com/mapbtcwolfmoon email@example.com 563 Apple Tree Lane • Milford, MI 48381 Muskegon Lakeshore Obedience Training Club www.dogtrainingmuskegon.com firstname.lastname@example.org One Paw Forward Janet Parker 517-240-4005 www.facebook.com/One-Paw-Forward-Jackson email@example.com PAWS Unlimited, Inc./Grand Rapids Area Canines Mona Irvine 616-866-0355 www.pawsdogclub.com firstname.lastname@example.org 10412 Northland Drive NE • Rockford, MI 49341 St. Clair Flats Hunting Retriever Club Mary Hixson 586-894-2794 www.facebook.com/groups/scfhrc www.scfhrc.net 7424 Harmony Drive • Ira, MI 48023 Southern Michigan Hunting Retriever Club Cher Craite 734-558-0996 www.smi-hrc.com email@example.com 15001 US Hwy 12 • Brooklyn, MI 49230 Tri County Canine Sports www.facebook.com/TriCountyCanineSports Wolverine Dog Training Club www.wolverinedtc.com 248-476-8650 firstname.lastname@example.org 20782 Orchard Lake Road • Farmington Hills, MI 48336 Wyoming Training Club Jan McLean 616-258-7990 www.wmdog.com email@example.com 5949 Clay Ave SW • Wyoming, MI 49548 UNITED SCHUTZHUND CLUBS Der Michigan Schutzhund Verein www.michiganschutzhund.com Metro-Detroit Schutzhund Club John Bochenek 248-860-5340 www.metrodetroitschutzhund.com firstname.lastname@example.org 5550 Milan-Oakville Road • Milan, MI 48160 South Michigan Schutzhund & Police Club www.southmichiganschutzhundandpoliceclub.net NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CLUBS American Kennel Club (AKC) 212-696-8200 260 Madison Ave. • New York, NY 10016 American Kennel Club Operations 919-233-9767 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27617 American Kennel Club - Canine Partners Program - See Ad Page 1 919-816-3749 www.akc.org/dog-owners/canine-partners/ Barn Hunt Association (BH) email@example.com Canine Performance Events (CPE) www.k9cpe.com International Sled Dog Racing Association www.isdra.org National Association of Canine Scent Work® www.nacsw.net National Hunting Retriever Club, Inc. www.huntingretrieverclub.org North America Diving Dogs www.northamericadivingdogs.com North American Agility Council (NADAC) www.nadac.com 24605 Dodds Road • Bend, Oregon 97701 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Associations & Clubs These are non-profit, registered 501(c) 3 charities. Advertising in Canine Resource Guide is provided at no charge. Please volunteer & donate generously this year to the canine charity of your choice. 4 Paws 1 Heart - See Ad Page 81 Diana Rascano, President www.4paws1heart.org Diana.firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 84 • St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 Canine Advocacy Program - See Ad Page 6 Daniel Cojanu, Program Director 248-701-6611 www.CAPMich.com Dan@CAPMich.com 2100 Lakeshire • West Bloomfield, MI 48323 Dog Scouts of America - See Ad Page 18 Lonnie Olson, Founder 989-389-2000 www.dogscouts.org DogScoutCamp@gmail.com Barb Whiting email@example.com Julie Benson firstname.lastname@example.org Fun Time Dog Shop - See Ad Page 52 Sarah Ercolani 734-449-9975 www.FunTimeDogShop.com info@FunTimeDogShop.com 100% Profits donated to Rescue Groups & Canine Cancer Research Leader Dogs For The Blind - See Ad Page 6 Jim Dugan, Manager of Client Services x1187 www.leaderdog.org 248-651-9011 email@example.com 888-777-5332 1039 S. Rochester Road • Rochester Hills, MI 48307 Michigan War Dog Memorial, Inc. See Ad Page 39 Phil Weitlauf, Director 248-685-8307 www.mwdm.org firstname.lastname@example.org 542 S. Pleasant Valley Road • Milford, MI 48380 Cemetery Location: 25805 Milford Road • South Lyon, MI 48178 Mid-Michigan Therapy Dogs - See Ad Page 18 Kathie Whitehouse, President 248-909-9522 www.midmichigantherapydogs.com Kathie@whitehouses.com PO Box 320886 • Flint, MI 48532 Paws With A Cause - See Ad Page 14 www.pawswithacause.org 800-253-7297 4646 South Division • Wayland, MI 49348 Pet-A-Pet Club, Inc. - See Ad Page 6 Yesmeen Abullatif, President www.petapet.org PO Box 530356 • Livonia, MI 48153-0356 Petfinder - See Ad Page 85 www.Petfinder.com Petfinder Foundation - See Ad Page 81 www.petfinderfoundation.com 520-207-0626 email@example.com 4729 East Sunrise Drive #119 • Tucson, AZ 85718 Pets For Vets, SE Michigan Chapter See Ad Page 14 Laurie Carr, Director 248-592-7592 www.petsforvets.com/se-mi firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 1236 • Birmingham, MI 48012 Teacher’s Pet - See Ad Page 18 Amy Johnson, Director 248-364-8704 www.teacherspetmi.org 248-930-2909 email@example.com 38267 Fernhill Court • Clinton Township, MI 48038 © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 1 NON-PROFIT SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS K9 Camo Companions - See Ad Page 14 www.k9camocompanions.com 616-970-0234 firstname.lastname@example.org 9161 Sparta Ave NW, Suite B • Sparta, MI 49345 Section North American Flyball Association, Inc. (NAFA) 800-318-6312 www.flyball.org email@example.com 1333 West Devon Avenue, #512 • Chicago, IL 60660 North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) www.navhda.org firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 520 • Arlington Heights, IL 60006 Ultimate Air Dogs www.ultimateairdogs.com United Flyball League International (U-FLI) www.u-fli.com 702-527-UFLI (8354) 4132 South Rainbow Blvd • Las Vegas, NV 89103 United Kennel Club (UKC) 269-343-9020 www.ukcdogs.com 100 E Kilgore Road • Kalamazoo MI 49002-5584 United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA) www.germanshepherddog.com 314-638-9686 USCAoffice@germanshepherddog.com 4407 Meramec Bottom Road, Suite J • St. Louis, MO 63129 United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) www.usdaa.com 972-487-2200 Ext. 102 email@example.com PO Box 850955 • Richardson, TX 75085-0955 World Freestyle Organization www.worldcaninefreestyle.org 13 Associations & Clubs Section 1 14 CanineResourceGuide.com Associations & Clubs 15 By Martha Thierry Section SUMMER FUN AT DOG SCOUT CAMP 1 If you want to bond with your dog, meet fellow canine enthusiasts and enjoy all kinds of dog activities at a beautiful northern Michigan location, you may want to plan on attending the Dog Scouts of America camp this summer. I found out about the camp from DogFancy magazine several years ago. I was just looking for a place that would welcome dogs, but found much more. Maia, DSA Honor Scout My rescue dog, Murphy and I had attended obedience and agility classes and I just wanted to take him on vacation. We took a chance on going to Dog Scout Camp and it changed our lives. At camp, we learned about positive training methods and humane education, the foundations of this organization. Fun and informative sessions are available throughout the week and we just loved the experience. We loved it so much that I have been back every year for 17 years. I have 2 new dogs that come with me now. Maia and Riley are always to excited when we turn down the dirt road that leads to camp. I treasure our memories and the friends we have made. At camp, dogs may take a class to get their Dog Scout title and earn badges — much like Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. We learn, using safe and positive methods. Campers learn the “Dog Scout Way” and dogs have the time of their life. They swim, hike, boat, bike, play games and paint pictures (yes, they really learn how to paint). How does camp change lives? Learning to communicate, depending on each other and knowing that our dogs come first here. We bring out the best in each other when we work as a team. Martha & Riley Painting All dogs are welcome at Dog Scout Camp — any breeds or age. Dogs range in age from puppies to seniors, and backgrounds from family pets to active competitors to service dogs. Campers stay in a lodge, campers, a tent or a cabin, as available. Meals and classes are held in the lodge and on the beautiful grounds of Maple Valley. At camp, we enjoy all the best things of camping: campfires, games, friendship and fun. But the best part of camp is we share it with our best friends. Martha Thierry is a member of DSA Troop 217, Motor City Canines. Dog Scouts of America celebrates the Year of the Earth Dog at summer camps on the weeks of June 18-23 and July 16-21, 2018. Michigan Dog Scout Camp is located on East Nestel Rd, St Helen, MI 48656. To find out more about the Dog Scouts and camp, go to our website: www.dogscouts.org See our ad in the Associations & Clubs. We invite you to join our 2018 Year of the Earth Dog Facebook Page www.facebook.com/DSAYearOfTheEarthDog © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. Section 1 16 Associations & Clubs DANCING WITH YOUR DOG By Elaine Chan-Whitlow When someone asks me what canine freestyle is, I quickly answer: “I DANCE WITH MY DOG!” To quote the founder of World Canine Freestyle Organization (WCFO), Pattie Ventre, she defines musical freestyle as “a choreographed musical program performed by handlers and their dogs. The object of musical freestyle is to display the dog and handler in a creative, innovative and original dance, using music and intricate movements to showcase teamwork, artistry, costuming, athleticism, and style in interpreting the theme of the music.” Yoko and Kei, champion freestyle team It is a fun sport where all dogs and their owners can compete and earn titles in. Regardless of breed, age, size, or physical limitations, there are divisions for juniors, adults, handicapped people/dogs, and senior dogs/people. A team can choose to perform as individuals, pairs, team, or brace. A common misconception is that you have to be a dancer to show in freestyle but a dance background is not necessary. When I got my kooikerhondje puppy name Moo Moo Pie, I’d been a pet dog trainer for 8 years. At that time, I knew very little about performance dog sports and show dog, although I wanted to learn. Moo Moo was dog reactive and sensitive so I wasn’t sure about finding something that would be suitable for her, where we both could have fun. When she was 4 months old, we attended a workshop (taught by Beverly Blanchard) and learned about freestyle. There we met our first freestyle trainer, Nancy VonKoehnen. After Moo Moo finished out her puppy class at 6 months, we began taking foundation dance lessons with Nancy. A few months after that, we competed at our first WCFO live show and joined the MI FREESTYLE FANATICS group. The group had so many incredible instructors and judges who offer lessons and teach workshops. Regardless of your dog’s experience when they start, freestyle training can help your dog tremendously in almost every dog sport they might venture into in the future. Foundation freestyle exercises focus on rear end awareness and strong muscle memory on positions, which helps to strengthen the dog’s muscles and keep their body flexible, coordinated, and balanced. Using clicker training to teach freestyle tricks helps to benefit the dog’s mind, keeping them mentally active and engaged, which enhances their problem-solving skills. Freestyle moves and tricks are also excellent for dogs who like to entertain and bring smiles to people, a great bonus for therapy dog visits. If your dog already has an obedience background and competes in other sports like Rally-O or agility, many of the behaviors and skills used in these sports can be put together into a freestyle routine. Creating a freestyle routine brings joy and creativity into your training, expands your ability to teach complex behaviors, increases your handling skills, strengthens your connection with your dog, and helps to improve your self-confidence and showmanship. For dogs with special needs such as physical limitations, fear, anxiety, reactivity issues, you can still do freestyle. Many dogs that have suffered a bad past have found that moving to music can be therapeutic and it helps them to blossom out of their shyness. CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Associations & Clubs 17 Through dancing with my dog, I’ve discovered things about her that I would have never known. I have learned to pay attention to her preferences, her abilities and limitations, to respect her as my partner, honor her Elaine and Moo Moo Pie, 1st choices in the process when creating our routine, and Kooikerhondje titled in WCFO. trust her. I observe and listen to her when we choreograph Photo Credit: Katherine Wattles our moves together to see what fits her and what she can create. Our relationship has grown so much deeper and our bond is what makes us successful when we do anything together. I am so glad I fell in love with canine Musical freestyle! It gives me the opportunity to combine my passion of the performing arts and dog training together and challenges me as a trainer. Being surrounded in such a people and dog friendly sport, that heavily supports positive reward-training methods, is great! Not to mention, we have met many amazing coaches and friends in our journey. As the song goes, “keep on dancing!” Nancy and Trav’ler performing their favorite move For more information visit the websites of these Freestyle organizations; World Canine Freestyle Organization (WCFO), Musical Dog Sport Association (MDSA), Canine Freestyle Federation (CFF), Dogs Can Dance (DCD) and Rally Freestyle Elements (RFE). For online classes look up; Dogs Can Dance (by Judy Gamet), Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (by Julie Flanery) and Karen Prior Academy (by Michele Pouliot). Interested in joining a Freestyle group? Visit the Associations & Clubs, Section 1, to find contact information for Rockin’ Rovers in Western Michigan and Freestyle Fanatics in Southeastern Michigan. © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 1 To be successful in freestyle, attention and attitude is the key! A few helpful tips would be: practice your basic training around distractions and crowds whenever possible, introduce your dog to various props when training, and play games that build strong engagement. Section In freestyle competitions there is only one dog in the ring during the performance, which is a great thing for dogs who are more sensitive or don’t feel comfortable around other dogs. Unlike other dog sports competitions, everyone is given the same course to compete. In freestyle, “everything goes!” You and your dog choose your own music and decide what you want in the routine, allowing your dog to express themselves. Each dog has their own unique dance style and no performance is exactly alike. You can use any of your dog’s obedience moves, tricks, or both (so long as it doesn’t hurt your dog) and fits into an appropriate dance for the song. Your costumes and props should coordinate with the theme of the music selected. Associations & Clubs Section 1 18 CanineResourceGuide.com Boarding & Daycare 19 Boarding & Daycare 2 © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. Section Page ARTICLE: How To Prepare Your Dog For Daycare And Boarding By Rita Dunker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 BOARDING & DAYCARE ESSENTIALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 BOARDING & DAYCARE NORTHERN MICHIGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 BOARDING & DAYCARE SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 BOARDING & DAYCARE WESTERN MICHIGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 CANINE SWIM ACTIVITIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 PET SITTING & WALKING SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 ARTICLE: The Dog Walking Business By Peter Bouchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 20 Boarding & Daycare HOW TO PREPARE YOUR DOG FOR DAYCARE AND BOARDING Section 2 By Rita Dunker Dog Daycare Think about daycare for dogs like a kindergarten for children. After all our dogs are like our children. Just like children playing with other children dogs enjoy socializing and playing with other dogs. Daycare is a great solution not only to socialize dogs but also to provide a safe enjoyable setting when their parents work long hours. Even if parents are able to give their dogs appropriate exercise or keep them company, daycare is a welcome change of habits and experiences. Some dogs strike up friendships and cannot get enough of wrestling and chasing each other, some dogs enjoy being in our big outside yard sniffing, smelling and of course marking. When parents drop off their dog for the first time at daycare, their dog comes in either tail wagging or a bit unsure why they’re being left. Just like my daughters on their first day of kindergarten. While we thoroughly enjoy showering our dogs with love and affection, we sometimes need to break this cycle for numerous reasons. Bringing your dog to daycare will give them independence and show them they can have fun away from home. We have observed a lot of dogs that were nervous at the beginning come out of their shell after a few visits. Some of those were rescue dogs that were traumatized from past experiences and unsure about this new environment. It may take a while for some dogs to gain confidence, however, when those transformations eventually happen we at The Barkshire know we have done our job. One key in a dog daycare setting is to put together a group of dogs that gets along with each other. We start by conducting temperament tests, then watch new doggy clients over days and study their preferences and habits. After a few days we know their character and know what reactions or behavior to expect. Another important rule is to separate dogs by temperament and/ or size. A small dog most of the time should be with small dogs, big or rambunctious dogs with other big or rambunctious dogs. Great Danes, labs or any other big dogs with a lot of energy do not understand their strength and their limits and may be playing too rough for the smaller dogs. When dogs, small or large, get older their energy is lower and, despite size difference, they may end up as senior citizens with our group of small dogs. We are always open to finding the best placement irrespective of size or weight. Last but not least every dog should have its own suite after group play. Group play can be exhausting. Some of our furry friends do not know when to rest and a break after play CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Boarding & Daycare 21 is desperately needed. They get time to rest during lunch break and reboot for afternoon activities. The relationship between daycare staff and dogs also becomes extremely important. In the end we want our doggy clients to feel comfortable, welcome, very well treated and looked after. Section There always comes a time in life when you need to leave town for a trip or have to work long hours. Then you are faced with the question: who looks after my dog? There are different solutions. One of the solutions is The Barkshire. We created a welcoming environment for dogs to enjoy their freedom and the outdoors. Again, compare it with the world of children and think about this experience as summer camp (or winter camp for that matter) for dogs. Our structured schedule during the day starts with breakfast and rest, group play time, lunch and rest, group play time in the afternoon, dinner and rest. Dogs like structures and start understanding what to expect. Every dog gets its own room and is never locked up in a crate. For dogs to have a good experience at a boarding facility it is important for them to know where they are. We strongly suggest occasional daycare before boarding or even throughout the year so that dogs are familiar with our staff, facility and daily routine and consider The Barkshire their second home. Some dogs are fine without daycare experience before boarding; some dogs have extreme separation anxiety and benefit from an occasional day of daycare. If the owner then eventually has to leave town their dog will know where he is and that his owner will eventually come back and pick him up again. Another important feature at The Barkshire is having a night shift. The night shift staff is on site and lets the dogs out for a potty break before bedtime. All dogs are monitored throughout the night to make sure no dog is in distress. If a dog is in distress that dog is tended to immediately and taken to an emergency clinic. We have saved multiple dogs with a midnight run to the emergency room due to bloat or other ailments. Anybody who considers a boarding facility should ask the question whether it is a 24/7 operation. Leaving dogs alone at night locked up in a crate should not be an option. Dogs will feel abandoned; they panic and try to break out of their crate and in the process hurt themselves. The Barkshire www.TheBarkshire.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 2 Boarding Boarding & Daycare Section 2 22 BOARDING & DAYCARE ESSENTIALS PRO-PET-OTIC, Home of the PRO-BARK-OTIC® - See Ad Page 41 248-469-6840 USDA Regulated Dog Probiotic & Enzyme Additive INFO@PROPETOTIC.COM www.PROPETOTIC.com www.Facebook.com/PROBARKOTIC Ferndale, MI www.Instagram.com/PROBARKOTIC BOARDING & DAYCARE NORTHERN MICHIGAN Riverside Pet Lodge Michelle & Sharon Wasielewski www.riversidepetlodge.com 2910 Kings Corner Road • Oscoda, MI 48750 989-739-5039 or 704-491-9893 firstname.lastname@example.org BOARDING & DAYCARE SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN 4 Paws Community Center - See Ad Page 23 Linda Travis www.4pawscc.com 2244 Franklin Road • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 A Walk in the Woods - See Ad Page 22 Evie Kassabian & Angie Rutherford www.awalkinthewoods.biz 8464 Rathbun Road • Birch Run, MI 48415 248-230-7297 email@example.com 989-624-7387 firstname.lastname@example.org All Under One Woof! - See Ad Page 23 Dog Daycare & Training Center Susan Goetz www.allunderonewoof.org 4379 Orion Road • Rochester, MI 48306 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 248-651-7529 email@example.com Boarding & Daycare AnnaBelle’s Pet Station - See Ad Page vi Angela Brown & Ann Andrews www.coolcitydogs.com 600 S. Capitol Ave. • Lansing, MI 48933 firstname.lastname@example.org 248-792-9026 email@example.com 810-364-3647 Chris@BWPetcare.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 2 Blue Water Pet Care - See Ad Page 77 Chris Herbert, Owner/Photographer www.BWPetcare.com 1661 Range Road • Kimball, MI 48074 517-599-0995 Section The Barkshire - See Ad Page 25 www.TheBarkshire.com 1501 Temple City Drive • Troy, MI 48084 23 24 Boarding & Daycare Section 2 Canine Adventures - See Ad Page 93 Tenille Gross www.canine-adventures.com 20313 Middlebelt • Livonia, MI 48152 248-987-2970 firstname.lastname@example.org Clever Canine Dog Training - See Ad Page iv www.cleverk9mi.com 4396 Dixie Highway #8 • Waterford, MI 48329 Country Road Kennels www.CountryRdKennels.com 6376 N. Portsmouth Road • Saginaw, MI 48601 Doggie Play Zone, Inc. - See Ad Page 23 Susan Ringey www.doggieplayzoneinc.thedogtrainer.org 14491 Lulu Road • Ida, MI 48140 The Four Paws Hotel Michelle Goetz www.thefourpawshotel.com 8145 Industrial Park Drive • Grand Blanc, MI 48439 K-9 Connection Dog Training - See Ad Page 98 Marlene Hunt www.k-9-connection.net 2606 Narrow Lake Road • Charlotte, MI 48813 248-618-3258 email@example.com 989-776-0266 CountryRoadKennels@yahoo.com 734-279-1024 firstname.lastname@example.org 810-771-7266 email@example.com 517-712-8875 firstname.lastname@example.org CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Boarding & Daycare 25 Section 2 Key-Lore Pet Rest Gardens - See Ad Page 93 www.petrest.com 7185 Gillette Road • Flushing, MI 48433 810-659-5951 email@example.com Pet Suite Retreat - See Ad Page 24 www.petsuiteretreat.com Inkster: 26245 Michigan Ave. • Inkster, MI 48141 Troy: 2300 Bellingham Drive • Troy, MI 48083 313-277-6812 248-689-8870 Valorzen Canine Training - See Ad Page 94 Tameesha VanEtten & Lynn Latchaw www.Valorzen.com G-3387 Mallery Street • Flint, MI 48504 Von Der King Kennels & Training - See Ad Page 91 Nicholas King & Michelle Rivera www.vonderking.com 4640 W. Grand River Ave. • Howell, MI 48855 810-875-6646 info@Valorzen.com 517-927-6390 firstname.lastname@example.org BOARDING & DAYCARE WESTERN MICHIGAN Camp Fido Dog Daycare www.campfido.com 8661 Stadium Drive • Kalamazoo, MI 49009 1030 South 8th Street • Kalamazoo, MI 49009 Voted #1 for Pets in West Michigan 269-544-1520 © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. Boarding & Daycare 26 Section 2 The Dog Dive, Grey Paws Daycare - See Ad Page 36 Beth Yerrick & Mary Lester www.thedogdive.com 1613 Riverview Drive • Kalamazoo, MI 49004 269-459-9393 email@example.com Pine Hill Kennel & Sportsman’s Club - See Ad Page 65 Scott Brosier www.MichiganBirdHunter.com 8347 Ten Mile Road NE • Rockford, MI 49341 616-874-8459 firstname.lastname@example.org Scootie’s Dog Training & Boarding - See Ad Page 98 Emily www.facebook.com/scootiesdogtrainingandboarding Whites Bridge Road • Belding, MI 48809 The Well Mannered Dog Center - See Ad Page 90 www.wmdog.com 5949 Clay Ave. SW • Wyoming, MI 49548 Like Us on Facebook 616-826-7654 email@example.com 616-258-7990 firstname.lastname@example.org CANINE SWIM ACTIVITIES The Barkshire - See Ad Page 25 www.TheBarkshire.com 1501 Temple City Drive • Troy, MI 48084 248-792-9026 email@example.com The Dog Dive, Grey Paws Daycare - See Ad Page 36 Beth Yerrick & Mary Lester www.thedogdive.com 1613 Riverview Drive • Kalamazoo, MI 49004 269-459-9393 firstname.lastname@example.org Pet Suite Retreat - See Ad Page 24 www.petsuiteretreat.com Inkster: 26245 Michigan Ave. • Inkster, MI 48141 Troy: 2300 Bellingham Drive • Troy, MI 48083 313-277-6812 248-689-8870 PET SITTING & WALKING SERVICES SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN AnnaBelle’s Pet Station - See Ad Page vi Angela Brown & Ann Andrews www.coolcitydogs.com 600 S. Capitol Ave. • Lansing, MI 48933 517-599-0995 email@example.com Pet Taxi Plus - See Ad Page 79 Angelina Manly, Owner www.PetTaxiPlus.com Serving Oakland, Wayne & Macomb Counties PawStroll, LLC - See Ad Page 19 Ndidika Vernon www.pawstroll.com Serving Metro Detroit Area 586-263-3573 firstname.lastname@example.org 313-970-4674 email@example.com WESTERN MICHIGAN Walk MI Dog - See Ad Page iv www.WalkMIDog.com Rockford, MI 49341 Serving Grand Rapids Area CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 616-953-6459 Topdog@walkmidog.com Boarding & Daycare 27 THE DOG WALKING BUSINESS By Peter Bouchard The Background According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), pet ownership has steadily increased over the past two decades to 68% of US households representing an estimated 60+ million that own dogs. Many are multiple-dog families bringing the total canine count to around 89.7 million. IBIS World reports that the dog-walking business in particular has grown 3.7% over the past five years with a revenue intake of about $1B. No wonder there are currently over 27,000 dogwalking businesses in the US alone. After learning this, the question was not whether this was a business worth getting into, but what’s taking me so long to start my own? The Business I decided to put my project management skills to good use, created a plan and started my dog walking business in July of 2016. Sole proprietorship. Now what? The ever growing but sleepy business of walking dogs has a plethora of examples, templates and software to help create the infrastructure to this business; contracts, first-aid certifications, software to track walks (and financials), special dog-walking insurance (Geico does not cover that) and there are even dog-walking business development businesses! My mission was to provide a professional service that was certified, insured and convenient. I believe very much in the “keep it simple” philosophy and that has proven wise. Not every customer needs that, but they all appreciate it. I use the Pet Check application to manage my customers, the dogs and their walks (there is a GPS component that provides a map of the walk to the owner), and billing information. Pet Sitter Associates provides insurance, and Pet Tech makes sure I’m skilled in first-aid techniques. Not all of my customers are “high-tech” however. To accommodate, I have a mirror image of my business in “low-tech” form. I use a dry-erase doggie report card, accept cash (of course), and communicate via good ol’ fashioned telephone! All the marketing channels are in action and have yielded results; Webpage, Facebook, Twitter, © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 2 This trend crossed my professional path when it was casually suggested to me that I start a dog-walking business. I was a classically trained musician, certified project manager, adjunct college professor – surely this was not a viable idea. How easy it was to dismiss the idea for many reasons; it wasn’t respectable; it wasn’t profitable; who would ever need such a service? Wrong. Section My father and I often reminisce about the days when one simply let the dog out in the morning and hoped that it would return home for dinner later in the day. How times have changed. The rise of dog ownership, especially in urban areas, and leash laws (especially in suburban areas) has led to a burgeoning need for support services for dog owners and their dogs. One of which is the ever-important dog walk. 28 Boarding & Daycare Section 2 print and direct mail. One can spend a little or a lot, but today’s social media marketing can be very effective for a modest cost. The Benefits It took four months to get my first customer. But it was worth it. Despite the positive economics of this business, the benefits and satisfaction are immense. They are all the obvious ones you hear – exercise! dogs! fresh air! But there are more important ones as well. I believe I went into the business for the right reasons – to provide a needed service both to owners and the dogs. The dogs don’t have opposable thumbs and can’t open doors for themselves (well, at least most can’t) and they have the same physical and psychological needs as we humans do. They gotta “go” and they love company. The owners have enough to worry about and getting a visit from a professional dog-walker can relieve one of those worries. An increasing number of owners are now working from home and a dog walker provides one less (and lengthy) interruption during the day. Several of my customers are in this category. We offer service 12 hours a day, seven days per week. And this adds a benefit to many families who want to spend a weekend day away. Despite our operational hours, we are limited in our services compared to other professional dog-walking services as we do not stay overnight nor do we walk more than two dogs at a time. The benefits to me have been beyond income – it is the first time the phrase “do what you love and you will never work again” has had any meaning to me. The job is the right fit. In addition to the exercise and fresh air – which is the best kind of health insurance – the joy of joining the pack, sharing a conversation with the furry four-footers while sniffing our way through the local trails, and sending reassuring notes to devoted owners, is invaluable to my own psyche. Sure, it gets cold, rainy, snowy, icy, muddy. And yes, you have to pick up poop. But a dog walker makes owners and dogs happy such that these elements do not matter. Dogs want to see the sights beyond their invisible (or visible) fence. It is their nature to explore the territory and dog-walkers provide that benefit as well. If owners want healthy and well-behaved pooches, call a dog-walker – we’ll provide the relief, exercise and companionship they need to keep their sunny disposition intact. Gone are the days when just opening up the front door and letting your dog out was the best option. A professional dog-walker fills that need and many others – safety, reliability (dogs know when you’re late!!), and the security of knowing your dog’s well-being is being given proper attention. More and more owners are seeing this value and it is good for them, for the dogs, and provides an economic benefit for small business owners. I am glad I did not dismiss the casual suggestion that I start my dog-walking business. One year later, we have steadily grown and now have three employees. Join the pack! Walk MI Dog www.WalkMiDog.com CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Canine Health & Care 29 Canine Health & Care 3 © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. Section Page ARTICLE: Laser Therapy – How It Can Benefit Your Pet By Sharon Smith. . 30 ARTICLE: Luxating Patella And Conservative Treatment Options By Christina Cole, DC, CIVCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 ALLERGY & DERMATOLOGY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 CANINE ACUPUNCTURE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 CANINE CHIROPRACTIC & VETERINARY SPINAL MANIPULATION . . . . . . 34 CANINE MASSAGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 CANINE REIKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 E M E R G E N C Y • C A R E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 END OF LIFE SERVICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 EUTHANASIA, HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 HOLISTIC PRODUCTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 HOLISTIC VETERINARY CARE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 NUTRITIONAL HEALTH & SUPPLEMENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 PHYSICAL REHABILITATION & THERAPEUTIC CARE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 SPECIALIZED SURGICAL SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 WEARABLE LASER THERAPY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 WELLNESS & PREVENTATIVE CARE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 ARTICLE: Canine Conditioning: Not Just For Athletes By Mary L. Cardeccia, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CCRT, CAVCA, CCMT. . . . . . . . 44 ARTICLE: New Voice, New Idea, & A New Direction for Dog Health By Michael Prentice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 30 Canine Health & Care LASER THERAPY – HOW IT CAN BENEFIT YOUR PET By Sharon Smith Section 3 Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds or simply aging, cold laser therapy can provide fast pain relief and speed healing. Cold laser therapy, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), is FDAcleared, has no known side effects and is considered both safe and effective across the veterinary industry. It is a surgery-free, drug-free, non-invasive treatment that relieves pain and accelerates the body’s natural healing and relaxation process. Benefits • • • • • • • • • • Reduces pain, swelling and inflammation Increases circulation and blood flow Reduces muscle soreness and spasms Faster wound healing with less scarring Accelerates tissue repair and cell growth Increases oxygenation and lymphatic system activity Improves nerve function and regeneration Stimulates immune system Improves mobility and endurance Reduces anxiety, depression and improves temperament Treatable Conditions • Tendon, ligament, muscle, joint and bone injuries and conditions • Wounds and skin conditions • Post-surgical healing • Arthritis and osteoarthritis • Degenerative joint and disc disease (IVDD) • Musculoskeletal disorders (Hip dysplasia) • Inflammatory bowel disease • Neuromuscular diseases • Autoimmune disorders • Sports conditioning and injury prevention • Anxiety and depression How it works? Light energy is emitted from the laser in gentle wavelengths that penetrate the skin and blood vessels in the form of photons. This promotes the opening of blood vessels and stimulation of cells, providing pain relief and allowing for rapid absorption of nutrients, elimination of wastes and growth of new cells and nerves. This process is called PhotoBioModulation, (PBM). What to expect? Historically laser therapy has been administered with a handheld wand that is passed over the affected area. LASERwrap®, an innovative solution from Spectra Therapy, has revolutionized the technology by making wearable coats, wraps and pads that deliver automatic repeat treatments. LASERwrap® is easy to use and treats the area of concern, the surrounding area and its blood supply. Treatments are pain free, comforting and relaxing. Your pet may feel gentle and soothing warmth or tingling from the improved circulation and blood flow. As pain or inflammation subsides, anxiety and tension tend to quickly dissipate. Some old conditions may feel aggravated briefly as the healing response activates. The effectiveness can usually be seen shortly after treatments are initiated. The frequency and length of time needed are dependent on the condition. Severe acute and chronic conditions may require daily treatments initially, declining as healing occurs. Many chronic conditions can be well managed with ongoing periodic care. Prompt application after injury or surgery speeds recovery time, which is a major advantage for canine athletes. Treatments are cumulative; each additional treatment can facilitate a greater improvement in your pet’s condition. Laser therapy can be effectively combined with other treatments, including physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, and electrotherapy. How to get it? If you want to try laser therapy you can buy your own or go to a veterinarian. Cold lasers are classified based on power and wavelength. Higher-powered lasers, for professional use, dispense treatment rapidly and lower powered lasers require more time but can be just as effective. The cost of veterinary laser treatments ranges from $25 to $50 per session. Handheld lasers, for home use, can range from a few hundred to over $10,000. LASERwrap® cost under $700 with several options available in wraps and pads for dogs and cats, horses and humans. Cold laser should not be used with certain conditions such as pregnancies, over areas of active bleeding, or potentially cancerous conditions. Depending on your pet’s condition, it may be important to consult your veterinarian prior to using laser treatment. Laser therapy is often overlooked because of the lack of awareness of the healing power. It can offer superior benefits over surgery, drugs, and other therapies without the associated cost, risks and side effects. Visit the Spectra Therapy website to learn about Wearable LASERwrap® canine products. Spectra Therapy www.SpectraTherapy.com/canine-products CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Canine Health & Care 31 Section 3 © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 32 Canine Health & Care LUXATING PATELLA AND CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS Section 3 By Christina Cole, DC, CIVCA Luxating patella, also known as a floating kneecap, is an orthopedic condition seen predominantly in small dog breeds. It is characterized by a brief spell of lameness followed typically by a quick return to activity. An example might be seen during a play session. Your pet would be running around then suddenly hike his or her leg up. After a minute or two, they would put their leg back down and run around like nothing ever happened. This is a relatively standard presentation of luxating patella. Why did this happen though? In this article, we will discuss the mechanism as well as treatment options. What causes luxating patella? There are numerous potential causes. Some experts believe floating kneecaps are genetic, while others believe it is developmental in nature. The answer is probably a combination of both. Either way, the problem is the same – the kneecap has slipped out of its normal groove. Anatomically, there is a slight depression between the femur and tibia where the kneecap rests. The quadriceps muscle and its tendon attach to the knee cap and hold it in its normal position. Unfortunately, sometimes the muscle is unable to do its job and the kneecap slips out resulting in lameness. What are the symptoms and consequences of luxating patella? The symptoms of luxating patella depend on the severity and persistence of the condition. The dog will typically display an obvious abnormal movement in the rear end. It may also experience pain. Fortunately, luxating patella is not believed to be painful once the kneecap is out of position. They only feel discomfort briefly as the patella slips over the bony ridge holding it in. However, the pain can increase as the condition becomes more chronic. Therefore, when the first attack happens, it is time to start considering options to help our pet. The earlier we start to CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Canine Health & Care 33 address it the better. This is because the constant popping in and out of the kneecap can wear down the cartilage in the joint leading to early arthritis development in the knee. In addition, the condition will cause other joints to compensate, leading to more problems. What preventative treatment options are there? There are numerous preventative treatment options available. These include: • Keeping your pet’s weight appropriate Section • Integrating joint supportive supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin 3 • Regular exercise to maintain strength • Muscular rehabilitation • Animal Chiropractic by a certified animal chiropractor Animal chiropractic can play a crucial role in assisting pets that suffer from luxating patella. After all, structure determines function. This is the premise by which the body and chiropractic works. Since luxating patella is an example of abnormal structure, chiropractic is a useful modality. How does animal chiropractic help luxating patella patients? Animal chiropractors perform examinations where they assess the quality of motion in the spine and limbs looking for biomechanical issues. When they find these abnormalities, known as structural shifts, they use a very gentle adjustment to correct them into a more normal position. This will help the joints move the way they were intended to and flush out inflammation. It will not only help the knee joint, but the other joints that are forced to compensate for the abnormality. Think about it like your house. If the foundation were to sink down by a couple of inches on one side, wouldn’t you expect to see your walls crack, floor boards pop up, and the rest of the house deteriorate? The same principles apply to the body. To sum things up, luxating patella is a condition that affects many small animal breeds. There are a few theories as to why, but it is probably a combination of genetics and the way a dog develops. There are numerous conservative treatment options fortunately – one of which is animal chiropractic. By visiting an animal chiropractor, your pet will deal with less exposure to biomechanical abnormalities that contribute to luxating patella. This is one of the keys to reducing the severity and chronicity of the condition. Advanced Animal Chiropractic www.AdvancedAnimalChiropractic.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. Canine Health & Care 34 ALLERGY & DERMATOLOGY Pet Allergy & Dermatology Solutions - See Ad Page 37 Gerald Barnes, DVM www.pets4pads.com 43731 N. Gratiot Ave. • Clinton Twp, MI 48036 586-787-1773 JBarnesDVM@pets4pads.com Section 3 CANINE ACUPUNCTURE Animal Rehabilitation Facility - See Ad Page 35 734-253-2722 Mary L. Cardeccia, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CCRT, CCMT Certified in Animal Chiropractic by the AVCA www.K9RehabMI.com K9RehabMI@gmail.com 8040 4th Street • Dexter, MI 48130 Four Paws Veterinary Wellness - See Ad Page v 734-385-7161 Monica Turenne, DVM, CVA, CT, CHPV www.fourpawsvetwellness.com firstname.lastname@example.org Offering Integrative House Call Veterinary Services Ann Arbor and Surrounding Areas Natural Healing Pet Care - See Ad Page 39 248-797-5139 Nicole LeVeque, DVM www.naturalhealingpetcare.com email@example.com 1722 11 Mile Road • Berkley, MI 48072 Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy For Pets - See Ad Page 29 248-564-0309 Tari Kern, DVM, CCRP, CVMA, CVSMT www.pawsitivestepsrehab.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1894 Star Batt Drive • Rochester Hills, MI 48309 CANINE CHIROPRACTIC & VETERINARY SPINAL MANIPULATION Advanced Animal Chiropractic - See Ad Page iii 248-602-0807 Christina Cole, DC, CIVCA www.advancedanimalchiropractic.com email@example.com Mobile Practice Serving Southeastern, MI Animal Rehabilitation Facility - See Ad Page 35 734-253-2722 Mary L. Cardeccia, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CCRT, CCMT Certified in Animal Chiropractic by the AVCA www.K9RehabMI.com K9RehabMI@gmail.com 8040 4th Street • Dexter, MI 48130 Natural Healing Pet Care - See Ad Page 39 248-797-5139 Nicole LeVeque, DVM www.naturalhealingpetcare.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1722 11 Mile Road • Berkley, MI 48072 Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy For Pets - See Ad Page 29 248-564-0309 Tari Kern, DVM, CCRP, CVMA, CVSMT www.pawsitivestepsrehab.com email@example.com 1894 Star Batt Drive • Rochester Hills, MI 48309 CANINE MASSAGE Animal Rehabilitation Facility - See Ad Page 35 734-253-2722 Mary L. Cardeccia, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CCRT, CCMT Certified in Animal Chiropractic by the AVCA www.K9RehabMI.com K9RehabMI@gmail.com 8040 4th Street • Dexter, MI 48130 Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy For Pets - See Ad Page 29 248-564-0309 Tari Kern, DVM, CCRP, CVMA, CVSMT www.pawsitivestepsrehab.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1894 Star Batt Drive • Rochester Hills, MI 48309 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Canine Health & Care 35 Section 3 SW Michigan Natural Healing For Animals - See Ad Page 89 269-262-2504 CJ LaPorte, CESMT, CCMT Instructor www.swminaturalhealingforanimals.wordpress.com email@example.com Niles, MI 49120 CANINE REIKI Animal Rehabilitation Facility - See Ad Page 35 Mary L. Cardeccia, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CCRT, CCMT Certified in Animal Chiropractic by the AVCA www.K9RehabMI.com 8040 4th Street • Dexter, MI 48130 Four Paws Veterinary Wellness - See Ad Page v Monica Turenne, DVM, CVA, CT, CHPV www.fourpawsvetwellness.com Offering Integrative House Call Veterinary Services Ann Arbor and Surrounding Areas E M E R G E N C Y • C A R E Great Lakes Pet Emergencies - See Ad Inside Back Cover www.greatlakespet.com 1221 Tittabawassee Road • Saginaw, MI 48604 Open every night, weekend and holiday Wilson Veterinary Hospital - See Ad Page 40 John F. Wilson, DVM, ABVP and associates www.wilsonvethospital.com 12000 Durham • Washington, MI 48065 734-253-2722 K9RehabMI@gmail.com 734-385-7161 firstname.lastname@example.org 989-752-1960 586-752-6217 © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. Canine Health & Care Section 3 36 END OF LIFE SERVICE Key-Lore Pet Rest Gardens - See Ad Page 93 www.petrest.com 7185 Gillette Road • Flushing, MI 48433 810-659-5951 email@example.com Michigan War Dog Memorial, Inc. - See Ad Page 39 Phil Weitlauf, Director www.mwdm.org 542 S. Pleasant Valley Road • Milford, MI 48380 Cemetery Location: 25805 Milford Road • South Lyon, MI 48178 Whispering Pines Pet Cemetery - See Ad Page 37 Dee Wray www.whisperingpinespetcemetery.com 943 Wray Ct. • Ypsilanti, MI 48198 248-685-8307 firstname.lastname@example.org 734-320-0363 or 734-547-0083 email@example.com EUTHANASIA, HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE Clarkston Animal Medical Center - See Ad Page 36 John Krieger, DVM, Robin Krieger, DVM, Sarah James, DVM www.clarkstonanimalmedical.com 5904 S. Main Street • Clarkston, MI 48346 Comfort Care Veterinary Services - See Ad Page 39 Steven Zinderman, DVM, CCRT, CVPP www.comfortcarevet.com 41740 Michigan Avenue • Canton, MI 48188 248-625-5580 or 248-625-5581 firstname.lastname@example.org 248-429-9866 email@example.com CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Canine Health & Care 37 Section 3 Creature Comfort Veterinary House Call Services, PLLC - See Ad Page 38 269-569-5960 Christine McCloskey, DVM www.creaturecomfortvetser.com firstname.lastname@example.org Serving Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and surrounding areas Four Paws Veterinary Wellness - See Ad Page v Monica Turenne, DVM, CVA, CT, CHPV www.fourpawsvetwellness.com Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement Offering In-Home Hospice and Euthanasia Services Ann Arbor and Surrounding Areas Natural Healing Pet Care - See Ad Page 39 Nicole LeVeque, DVM www.naturalhealingpetcare.com 1722 11 Mile Road • Berkley, MI 48072 PetCalls Veterinary Housecalls - See Ad Page 40 www.PetCalls.net 1514 Washington Blvd. #203 • Detroit, MI 48226 HOLISTIC PRODUCTS Green Pawz Pet Supply - See Ad Page v Lisa Pearce www.greenpawzpetsupply.com 211 North Maple • Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-385-7161 email@example.com 248-797-5139 firstname.lastname@example.org 313-788-7387 email@example.com 734-222-9622 LPearce1242@gmail.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. Canine Health & Care Section 3 38 PETfection - 100% Natural & Organic Products 313-300-4596 Sheena Michels www.PETfection.com info@myPETfection.com Pet X Supply & Pet Xtras Grooming-n-Training - See Ad Inside Front & 61 517-546-6740 Debbie Fazica 517-546-3595 www.mypetx.com firstname.lastname@example.org 132 West Highland Road Suite 101 • Howell, MI 48843 Premier Pet Supply - See Ad Page 49 www.premierpetsupply.com email@example.com Beverly Hills: 248-647-4310 31215 Southfield Road • Beverly Hills, MI 48025 Livonia: 734-855-4505 15399 Merriman Road • Livonia, MI 48154 Novi: 248-773-8592 47810 Grand River Avenue • Novi, MI 48374 Rochester Hills: 248-606-4615 63 W. Auburn Road • Rochester Hills, MI 48307 PRO-PET-OTIC, Home of the PRO-BARK-OTIC® - See Ad Page 41 248-469-6840 USDA Regulated Dog Probiotic & Enzyme Additive INFO@PROPETOTIC.COM www.PROPETOTIC.com www.Facebook.com/PROBARKOTIC Ferndale, MI www.Instagram.com/PROBARKOTIC Purely Pets - See Ad Page 55 586-991-6301 Andrew Jacob www.purelypetsmi.com firstname.lastname@example.org 13723 23 Mile Road • Shelby Township, MI 48315 Spectra Therapy, LLC - See Ads on Back Cover and Page 31 248-524-6300 www.SpectraTherapy.com email@example.com Wearable LASERwrap® hands-free automatic laser therapy products providing rehabilitation anywhere and anytime. HOLISTIC VETERINARY CARE Animal Rehabilitation Facility - See Ad Page 35 Mary L. Cardeccia, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CCRT, CCMT Certified in Animal Chiropractic by the AVCA www.K9RehabMI.com 8040 4th Street • Dexter, MI 48130 Four Paws Veterinary Wellness - See Ad Page v Monica Turenne, DVM, CVA, CT, CHPV www.fourpawsvetwellness.com Offering Integrative House Call Veterinary Services Ann Arbor and Surrounding Areas 734-253-2722 K9RehabMI@gmail.com 734-385-7161 firstname.lastname@example.org CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Canine Health & Care 39 Section 3 © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. Canine Health & Care Section 3 40 Natural Healing Pet Care - See Ad Page 39 Nicole LeVeque, DVM www.naturalhealingpetcare.com 1722 11 Mile Road • Berkley, MI 48072 248-797-5139 email@example.com NUTRITIONAL HEALTH & SUPPLEMENTS Animal Rehabilitation Facility - See Ad Page 35 Mary L. Cardeccia, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CCRT, CCMT Certified in Animal Chiropractic by the AVCA www.K9RehabMI.com 8040 4th Street • Dexter, MI 48130 Four Paws Veterinary Wellness - See Ad Page v Monica Turenne, DVM, CVA, CT, CHPV www.fourpawsvetwellness.com Offering Integrative House Call Veterinary Services Ann Arbor and Surrounding Areas Natural Healing Pet Care - See Ad Page 39 Nicole LeVeque, DVM www.naturalhealingpetcare.com 1722 11 Mile Road • Berkley, MI 48072 734-253-2722 K9RehabMI@gmail.com 734-385-7161 firstname.lastname@example.org 248-797-5139 email@example.com PetCalls Veterinary Housecalls - See Ad Page 40 www.PetCalls.net 1514 Washington Blvd. #203 • Detroit, MI 48226 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 313-788-7387 firstname.lastname@example.org Canine Health & Care 41 Section 3 © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 42 Canine Health & Care PRO-PET-OTIC, Home of the PRO-BARK-OTIC® - See Ad Page 41 248-469-6840 USDA Regulated Dog Probiotic & Enzyme Additive INFO@PROPETOTIC.COM www.PROPETOTIC.com www.Facebook.com/PROBARKOTIC Ferndale, MI www.Instagram.com/PROBARKOTIC Raw Dog: Raw Dog Food Delivered, LLC - See Ad Page 54 734-353-1011 www.RawDogDelivered.com email@example.com Section 3 PHYSICAL REHABILITATION & THERAPEUTIC CARE Animal Rehabilitation Facility - See Ad Page 35 734-253-2722 Mary L. Cardeccia, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CCRT, CCMT Certified in Animal Chiropractic by the AVCA www.K9RehabMI.com K9RehabMI@gmail.com 8040 4th Street • Dexter, MI 48130 Comfort Care Veterinary Services - See Ad Page 39 248-429-9866 Steven Zinderman, DVM, CCRT, CVPP www.comfortcarevet.com firstname.lastname@example.org 41740 Michigan Avenue • Canton, MI 48188 The Dog Dive - See Ad Page 36 269-459-9393 Beth Yerrick & Mary Lester www.thedogdive.com email@example.com 1613 Riverview Drive • Kalamazoo, MI 49004 Mackinaw Veterinary Associates 989-793-8728 Sarah Zuker, DVM, CCRP www.mackinawvet.com 4915 Mackinaw Road • Saginaw, MI 48603 Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy For Pets - See Ad Page 29 248-564-0309 Tari Kern, DVM, CCRP, CVMA, CVSMT www.pawsitivestepsrehab.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1894 Star Batt Drive • Rochester Hills, MI 48309 Spectra Therapy, LLC - See Ads on Back Cover and Page 31 248-524-6300 www.SpectraTherapy.com email@example.com Wearable LASERwrap® hands-free automatic laser therapy products providing rehabilitation anywhere and anytime. Wilson Veterinary Hospital - See Ad Page 40 586-752-6217 John F. Wilson, DVM, ABVP and associates www.wilsonvethospital.com 12000 Durham • Washington, MI 48065 REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES Clarkston Animal Medical Center - See Ad Page 36 John Krieger, DVM, Robin Krieger, DVM, Sarah James, DVM www.clarkstonanimalmedical.com 5904 S. Main Street • Clarkston, MI 48346 Wilson Veterinary Hospital - See Ad Page 40 John F. Wilson, DVM, ABVP and associates www.wilsonvethospital.com 12000 Durham • Washington, MI 48065 SPECIALIZED SURGICAL SERVICES Clarkston Animal Medical Center - See Ad Page 36 John Krieger, DVM, Robin Krieger, DVM, Sarah James, DVM www.clarkstonanimalmedical.com 5904 S. Main Street • Clarkston, MI 48346 248-625-5580 or 248-625-5581 firstname.lastname@example.org 586-752-6217 248-625-5580 or 248-625-5581 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM email@example.com Canine Health & Care 43 Section 3 Great Lakes Pet Emergencies - See Ad Inside Back Cover www.greatlakespet.com 1221 Tittabawassee Road • Saginaw, MI 48604 Open every night, weekend and holiday Wilson Veterinary Hospital - See Ad Page 40 John F. Wilson, DVM, ABVP and associates www.wilsonvethospital.com 12000 Durham • Washington, MI 48065 WEARABLE LASER THERAPY Spectra Therapy, LLC - See Ads on Back Cover and Page 31 www.SpectraTherapy.com Wearable LASERwrap® hands-free automatic laser therapy products providing rehabilitation anywhere and anytime. 989-752-1960 586-752-6217 248-524-6300 firstname.lastname@example.org WELLNESS & PREVENTATIVE CARE Clarkston Animal Medical Center - See Ad Page 36 248-625-5580 or 248-625-5581 John Krieger, DVM, Robin Krieger, DVM, Sarah James, DVM www.clarkstonanimalmedical.com email@example.com 5904 S. Main Street • Clarkston, MI 48346 Natural Healing Pet Care - See Ad Page 39 248-797-5139 Nicole LeVeque, DVM www.naturalhealingpetcare.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1722 11 Mile Road • Berkley, MI 48072 Wilson Veterinary Hospital - See Ad Page 40 586-752-6217 John F. Wilson, DVM, ABVP and associates www.wilsonvethospital.com 12000 Durham • Washington, MI 48065 MOBILE Creature Comfort Veterinary House Call Services, PLLC - See Ad Page 38 269-569-5960 Christine McCloskey, DVM www.creaturecomfortvetser.com email@example.com Serving Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and surrounding areas Four Paws Veterinary Wellness - See Ad Page v 734-385-7161 Monica Turenne, DVM, CVA, CT, CHPV www.fourpawsvetwellness.com firstname.lastname@example.org Offering Integrative House Call Veterinary Services Ann Arbor and Surrounding Areas PetCalls Veterinary Housecalls - See Ad Page 40 313-788-7387 www.PetCalls.net email@example.com 1514 Washington Blvd. #203 • Detroit, MI 48226 © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 44 Canine Health & Care CANINE CONDITIONING: NOT JUST FOR ATHLETES By Mary L. Cardeccia, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CCRT, CAVCA, CCMT Section 3 Whether your dog is an athlete or a couch potato, Canine Conditioning is something you and your furry friends should probably become familiar with. Why? My dog is happy and healthy right now you say? Here’s why…Canine Conditioning is very similar to physical therapy and sports conditioning for humans. It uses exercise and/or practice to build the body up for either improved normal performance, as in physical therapy, or in preparation for sports performance. But for our canine companions it goes beyond these ideas. • We can use it to help teach basic social skills to puppies, bolster confidence of shy, nervous or grieving dogs, or burn off excess energy from our working breeds. • Conditioning exercises can be used to challenge the minds of super smart dogs, the bodies of super fit dogs, or incorporated as part of a weight loss program. • Our beloved geriatric dogs really benefit from the mental and physical stimulation of a basic conditioning regime. • We can also reduce the risk of injury to our canine working partners with consistent and specific conditioning. • In essence, a good conditioning program can be used for improving sports performance, improving or maintaining mobility in aging dogs, socializing puppies, a great bonding experience, and everything in between! At this point, you may be wondering what a conditioning program would look like for your dog, and what it could add to your dog’s life. That all depends on several factors like: 1.) your dog’s age, breed and structure 2.) your dog’s activity and ability level, as well as your activity and ability level 3.) your dog’s “job”-i.e. couch cuddling companion, running partner, assistance dog, dabbling in sports, competing in sports, etc. Once we factor that information in, we can formulate a conditioning program to address specific goals for you and your dog as a team, whether that be improving mobility and the quality of life for a senior, preventing injury or improving sports performance in competition, keeping an assistance dog able to perform his/her duties well, or just learning more fun games to keep your smart young dog out of trouble. No matter where you and your dog fall along this continuum, an appropriate conditioning program can build confidence in your dog and strengthen your bond as a “team.” It will help stabilize weak areas of the body, preventing injuries, and improving strength, balance and coordination overall. Maintaining strength and flexibility with a conditioning program can also help to speed recovery from injuries if they do happen to occur. Building a customized program Your dog’s conditioning program may be comprised of several different categories of exercises, based on his/her specific needs and your goals with the program. There are four main categories of exercises that we may use: CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Canine Health & Care 45 ■ Strength Training-This is comparable to we humans lifting weights or performing isometric exercises. Endurance Training-Similar to how we would perform cardiovascular conditioning, for dogs this usually consists of sustained trotting or continuous swimming. [Note: Cardiovascular endurance is the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful activity, like running, and should not be confused with stamina, which is the ability to keep working for long periods of time. For the majority of our dogs, stamina is much more necessary than true endurance. We improve stamina by incorporating specific exercises to improve skill and increase strength.] ■ A good conditioning program may incorporate exercises from any of the above categories, but not necessarily all of them, depending on our goals with the program. Often, an individual exercise may fall into more than one category, such as both Strength and Proprioception, so we can select exercises that will streamline your program, and address the specific goals we have set for your dog, without asking you to spend hours each day on your dog’s work out program. Depending on what your dog likes best, we can use food rewards, toys, play, praise, or any combination of these to motivate your dog to participate. Above all, we want the program to be fun for both of you! Now that you are considering starting a conditioning exercise program with your dog, please check in with your veterinarian to make certain that it is safe for your dog. In addition, seeking out a veterinarian knowledgeable in Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, who can help you know where to start, what to aim for, and how to progress your program, is also a wise idea. Working in conjunction with your primary care veterinarian, we can tailor the most appropriate, and safest, program for your dog. Dr. Cardeccia attended Michigan State University, where she received her BS in Animal Sciences in 1991, and her DVM with honors in 1995. She owns and operates the Animal Rehabilitation Facility in Dexter, MI, and is committed to providing compassionate integrative veterinary care based on the needs of her patients and the beliefs of their human families. Dr. Cardeccia is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Certified Veterinary Food Therapist, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Certified Canine Massage Therapist, is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the AVCA, and is currently enrolled in a Veterinary Herbology Certification program, as well as a residency program with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Animal Rehabilitation Facility www.k9rehabmi.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 3 ■ Flexibility Training- Flexibility plays an integral part in maintaining proper mobility, which can be especially important for athletic movement. Improving or maintaining flexibility can help to improve range of motion, body awareness, and sport performance, as well as helping to minimize the risk of injury. Section ■ Proprioceptive Training- Proprioception is the internal sense that tells you where your body parts are without your having to look at them, and is a combination of body awareness, balance, and a sense of joint position. Strong proprioceptive abilities improve performance in a variety of sports/situations and reduce your dog’s chance of injury. 46 Canine Health & Care NEW VOICE. NEW IDEA. NEW DIRECTION Section 3 By Michael Prentice A dog is a loyal companion, a best friend; better yet, they are a part of our family. Just like a child, they love us unconditionally. They can be needy and a lot to handle at times, on top of that, a lot of work. Everyone has had days when they are just stressed out, anxious, upset, depressed, emotional or simply just having a bad day. Although your dog may not completely comprehend or understand what you are going through – they definitely know that something is wrong. They may not be able to put themselves in your shoes, but can feel the electrical energy that you give off as they read and engage in your ‘Nonverbal Communication.’ That being said, as dog parents, it is our job to understand, identify, and read theirs. It’s sad to say that sometimes people in today’s society ‘Just Don’t Think, Before They Speak.’ Unfortunately enough, many dogs ‘Don’t Think Before, They Act.’ What if I told you that dogs, as we know them, have never truly had the ability to reach their fullest potential? Some dog owners may think that they have the smartest dog in the world, while others just simply accept their dog for who they are. Unfortunately, some owners may feel that their dog is dumb, untrainable, or broken. At the end of the day, the cause of many health problems stems from a dog’s digestive system and not having the ability to breakdown and uptake the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients from their feed that are vital to achieve optimal nutrition. Unfortunately, this can cause a canine to become either ‘Electrically’ or ‘Chemically’ imbalanced. The outcome of this will not only impact a dog’s overall health, but their cognitive and emotional functions as well – not allowing a canine to thrive and survive to their reach fullest potential. WHO DO WE BLAME: The Dog Food Manufacturer? The Pet Store? The Dog? Or Ourselves As Pet Owners? The Answer Is, None Of The Above. Apart from exercise and a dog’s mental health, diet is the biggest contributor to an animal’s overall wellbeing. It’s a statistical fact that just like humans, seventy percent of a canine’s overall health is based upon their digestive system. Studies have shown that, on average, a canine only has the natural ability to breakdown and uptake a third of the nutrients promised on a dog food label – dry, wet, or raw feed. In most cases, when it comes to purchasing dog food, many people think that the more money you pay, the higher the nutritional quality. However, that is not always the case as having a higher price does not guarantee a more nutritious product. Reading, researching, and educating ourselves on how to read a label, it’s ingredients, and how it’s processed is vital for your dog’s overall health. We need to stop falling for all of the marketing schemes and firmly understand that many dog foods and treats on the market can be full of fillers, by-products or potential allergens, CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Canine Health & Care 47 GMOs, chemical flavors and aromas, food coloring, or other additives that can be toxic or hazardous and have little or no nutritional value – thus causing our dog’s to fall out of balance. When a canine becomes electrically or chemically imbalanced, it generates even bigger problems that lead to digestive issues, a low immune system, food sensitivities or allergies, nutritional or weight issues, skin conditions, unhealthy cellular activity, and a variety of other health issues – which can include emotional and physiological stress factors. We are manufacturing and providing commercial feed for animals that include ingredients not naturally available to canines. Therefore, it’s our job to provide additional natural sources of probiotics and their enzymes to supplement a canine’s daily feeding program to assist and help in making those nutrients easily available. We must remember that the most stressful activity of any animal, including humans is the digestion and assimilation of food. Harness the power of Mother Nature, by offering your dog a daily probiotic and enzyme additive, which may be your best answer to protecting and nourishing your furry friend. It’s can be the ultimate key to guiding your dog in the right direction to cultivate, support, and accomplish enhanced nutrition, maintain healthy digestion, boost the immune system, strengthen cognitive and emotional function, and improve good health for our dog’s overall well-being. PRO-BARK-OTIC® is a 100% plant-based, odorless, and tasteless dry feed probiotic and enzyme additive for dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes. Find a retailer near you or order online by visiting our website. PRO-PET-OTIC, Home of the PRO-BARK-OTIC® www.PROPETOTIC.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 3 With alternative, holistic medicine vastly evolving, we’re liable for educating ourselves on how and why these new discoveries can open up the doors to providing ‘A New Voice, New Idea, & A New Direction’ for a pet’s overall health. Most of the time, we underestimate our dogs’ capabilities. It’s just like how we underestimate the power of Mother Nature and all that she has to offer. What if I told you that ‘The Answer’ to many of the problems our dogs experience, already exists right in front of us. We may not be able to touch it. We may not be able to see it. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t mean that it’s not there. Almost everything that nature has to offer in life was put here for a reason – each thing having it’s own job function and purpose. It’s our job to educate ourselves on how to use it and take full advantage of all it has to offer. It’s not about the quick fix (most of the time turning to ’chemical’ and ‘artificial sources), which can cause long-term consequences. It’s about finding a safe, effective way to assist with solving current health problems, while preventing future health issues from arising. Section Taking Action Now Can Prevent Future Problems Later. Do you realize that as our world evolves and that as time goes on, more and more health issues keep arising? So what do we do? Is there a quick fix to these problems/issues? How can we prevent these issues from happening to our pets? What is the grassroot of these common health problems? Who do we turn to for help? Simply put, her name is ‘Mother Nature.’ Canine Health & Care Section 3 48 CanineResourceGuide.com Food & Supplies 49 Food & Supplies Page © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 4 CanineResourceGuide.com 50 52 52 53 55 57 58 58 58 58 59 Section ARTICLE: Shop Local, Help Local: The Importance Of Keeping Your Money In The Community By Mike Palmer. . . . . . . FOOD & SUPPLIES AVAILABLE AT MULTIPLE STORES. . . . . . . . . . FOOD & SUPPLIES MOBILE & ONLINE ORDERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOOD & SUPPLIES NORTHERN MICHIGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOOD & SUPPLIES SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOOD & SUPPLIES WESTERN MICHIGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RAW DOG FOOD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SPORTING GOODS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THERAPEUTIC PRODUCTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ARTICLE: What To Feed Your Dog Or Cat? By Lisa Pearce . . . . . . . Food & Supplies 50 SHOP LOCAL, HELP LOCAL: THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING YOUR MONEY IN THE COMMUNITY By Mike Palmer Section 4 Let’s get down to business — small business, that is. Whether you’re filling a prescription or dropping off a bag of dry cleaning, chances are, you have the option to support local small businesses. And, quite frankly, shopping local is an option you should always consider. A sense of community is built upon a foundation of familiarity and a feeling of belongingness. When you support your neighborhood stores, you’re not only building relationships, you’re creating community cohesiveness. In a world constantly being consumed by corporations and big business, it’s more important than ever to recognize that small business is an absolute integral part of any community. As a small business owner myself, we are constantly looking for ways to thank our customers for their support and loyalty. We firmly believe building positive business karma by giving back to local schools and community groups — whether it’s visiting neighborhood schools for animal presentations or donating goods to local groups and rescues. According to a study by the Small Business Administration, small businesses donate more than twice as much to local non-profits, events, and teams, as compared to big businesses. Shopping local almost always ensures you will get top-notch customer service. You will get a staff who is passionate, knowledgeable, and vested in the business, as well as the community. We hire and train people who are compassionate and educated on our products and the basic welfare of animals. Generally speaking, many large corporate stores just plug people in to fill their employment voids. CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Food & Supplies 51 One common misconception is that prices will always be higher when it comes to small business shopping. This is definitely not the case. We have a lot of customers walk through our doors who are not only pleasantly surprised by our huge selection, but also by our competitive prices. While you’re supporting local small businesses, it’s likely they’re doing the same, as locally-owned stores are also more likely to be customers of and support other local businesses, like accountants, wholesalers, attorneys, printers, and advertisers. Another reason to shop local is that product selection will more than likely be greater. We purchase directly from a variety of local vendors, and hand-select products based our customer’s needs, creating a much broader range of product choices. It’s important to recognize that while you’re supporting your local businesses, those local businesses are working for you. The things they’re doing, the decisions they’re making are always for the betterment of the community. Mike Palmer of the owner of Premier Pet Supply. His location in Beverly Hills, Michigan has been a staple in the community since 1992. In 2016, he opened 3 new locations in the metro Detroit area. His Beverly Hills location has been named ‘Best Pet Supply Store in Metro Detroit’ numerous times in several publications. Premier Pet Supply www.PremierPetSupply.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 4 Also, unlike our larger competitors, we don’t have out-of-state corporate offices to support. In fact, 80 percent of dollars spent locally stay local, which is absolutely necessary for an economy to flourish. Section We’re able to offer prices comparable to the big box stores based on us having developed close relationships with local manufacturers and distributors. Through negotiating our costs, we are able to extend those savings on to our customers. Food & Supplies 52 FOOD & SUPPLIES AVAILABLE AT MULTIPLE STORES Hunter’s Healthy Treats www.huntershealthytreats.com PRO-PET-OTIC, Home of the PRO-BARK-OTIC® - See Ad Page 41 248-469-6840 USDA Regulated Dog Probiotic & Enzyme Additive INFO@PROPETOTIC.COM www.PROPETOTIC.com www.Facebook.com/PROBARKOTIC Ferndale, MI www.Instagram.com/PROBARKOTIC Riker’s Dog Treats www.rikersdogtreats.com 517-331-7100 Section 4 FOOD & SUPPLIES MOBILE & ONLINE ORDERING Color Pet Products - See Ad Page 53 Deborah Sprich www.colorpet.com 27499 Schoolcraft Road • Livonia, MI 48150 734-744-8228 or 844-743-6228 Elk Antler Dog Chews, LLC - See Ad Page iii Deb Nevins www.elkantlerdogchewsllc.com 269-217-4715 Decadent Dogs - See Ad Page 53 www.decadentdogs.com South Haven: 505 Phoenix Street • South Haven, MI 49090 Holland: 206 River Ave. • Holland, MI 49423 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM firstname.lastname@example.org Deb.email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 269-639-0716 616-294-3138 Food & Supplies 53 Section 4 Fun Time Dog Shop - See Ad Page 52 Sarah Ercolani 734-449-9975 www.FunTimeDogShop.com info@FunTimeDogShop.com 100% Profits donated to Rescue Groups & Canine Cancer Research GotUCollared, LLC Clare Dudek www.gotucollared.com 23751 West LeBost • Novi, Mi 48375 Magoo’s Pet Outlet - See Ad Page 54 Jason Corbett www.magoospet.com www.facebook.com/magooscommerce 3050 Union Lake Road • Commerce Charter Township, MI 48382 Raw Dog: Raw Dog Food Delivered, LLC - See Ad Page 54 www.RawDogDelivered.com FOOD & SUPPLIES NORTHERN MICHIGAN 313-819-6407 email@example.com 248-779-7790 734-353-1011 firstname.lastname@example.org Pets Naturally www.petsnaturallytc.com 1420 S. Airport • Traverse City, MI 49686 231-944-1944 email@example.com Ruff Life Pet Outfitters www.rufflifepet.com 309 Howard Street • Petoskey, MI 49770 231-347-1214 firstname.lastname@example.org © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. Food & Supplies Section 4 54 CanineResourceGuide.com Food & Supplies 55 FOOD & SUPPLIES SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN AnnaBelle’s Pet Station - See Ad Page vi Angela Brown & Ann Andrews www.coolcitydogs.com 600 S. Capitol Ave. • Lansing, MI 48933 Borderhauss Kennels, LLC - See Ad Page 93 Laura Maulbetsch, Life’s Abundance Independent Field Rep www.borderhauss.com/lifesabundance 7930 Antcliff Road • Howell, MI 48855 Celebrity Pets Co. www.celebritypetscompany.com 124 N. Center Street • Northville, MI 48167 517-599-0995 email@example.com 734-717-9083 firstname.lastname@example.org 248-344-1700 Section 4 © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 56 Food & Supplies Classic Pet Supply www.classicpetsupply.net Chesterfield: 34790 23 Mile Road • Chesterfield, MI 48047 Marysville: 3188 Gratiot Boulevard • Marysville, MI 48040 email@example.com 586-648-6897 810-364-0200 Green Pawz Pet Supply - See Ad Page v Lisa Pearce www.greenpawzpetsupply.com 211 North Maple • Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-222-9622 LPearce1242@gmail.com Section 4 Louie’s Pet Beastro www.louiespetbeastro.com 990 Midland Road • Auburn, MI 48611 989-662-7001 firstname.lastname@example.org Lou’s Pet Shop www.louspetshop.com 207779 Mack Ave.• Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 Lucy’s Pet Supplies & Feeds www.lucyspetsuppliesandfeeds.com 8159 South State Road • Goodrich, MI 48438 313-885-1560 810-636-2857 email@example.com Magoo’s Pet Outlet - See Ad Page 54 Jason Corbett www.magoospet.com www.facebook.com/magooscommerce 3050 Union Lake Road • Commerce Charter Township, MI 48382 248-779-7790 Pet X Supply & Pet Xtras Grooming-n-Training - See Ad Inside Front & 61 Debbie Fazica www.mypetx.com 132 West Highland Road Suite 101 • Howell, MI 48843 Premier Pet Supply - See Ad Page 49 www.premierpetsupply.com Beverly Hills: 31215 Southfield Road • Beverly Hills, MI 48025 Livonia: 15399 Merriman Road • Livonia, MI 48154 Novi: 47810 Grand River Avenue • Novi, MI 48374 Rochester Hills: 63 W. Auburn Road • Rochester Hills, MI 48307 517-546-6740 517-546-3595 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 248-647-4310 Preuss Pets www.preusspets.com 1127 N. Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48906 Purely Pets - See Ad Page 55 Andrew Jacob www.purelypetsmi.com 13723 23 Mile Road • Shelby Township, MI 48315 734-855-4505 248-773-8592 248-606-4615 517-999-7387 firstname.lastname@example.org 586-991-6301 email@example.com Soldan’s Pet Supplies www.soldanspet.com firstname.lastname@example.org Serving Lansing, Okemos, Dewitt, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Bay City & Charlotte CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Food & Supplies 57 Specialty Pet Supplies Terri Bennett www.specialtypet.com 1449 W. Ann Arbor Road • Plymouth, MI 48170 734-453-6930 email@example.com Von Der King Kennels & Training - See Ad Page 91 Nicholas King & Michelle Rivera www.vonderking.com 4640 W. Grand River Ave. • Howell, MI 48855 517-927-6390 firstname.lastname@example.org FOOD & SUPPLIES WESTERN MIICHIGAN 269-383-8334 email@example.com The Bone Appetit Bakery www.boneappetitbakerykzoo.com 5462 Gull Rd Ste 4 • Kalamazoo, MI 49048 269-342-2663 firstname.lastname@example.org Decadent Dogs - See Ad Page 53 www.decadentdogs.com South Haven: 505 Phoenix Street • South Haven, MI 49090 Holland: 206 River Ave. • Holland, MI 49423 616-272-4538 4 Chow Hound Pet Supplies - See Ad Page 55 Greg Colegrove, Manager www.chowhoundpet.com 5811 Byron Center Ave. • Wyoming, MI 49519 Section Bark’s 5th Avenue www.barks.biz 3015 Oakland Drive • Kalamazoo, MI 49008 email@example.com 269-639-0716 616-294-3138 © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. Food & Supplies 58 Oak Ridge Feed www.oakridgefeed.com 7035 Stadium Drive • Kalamazoo, MI 49009 FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE Raw Dog: Raw Dog Food Delivered, LLC - See Ad Page 54 www.RawDogDelivered.com RAW DOG FOOD Raw Dog: Raw Dog Food Delivered, LLC - See Ad Page 54 www.RawDogDelivered.com SPORTING GOODS Section 4 Fur Harvester’s Trading Post www.fntpost.com 10681 Bushey Road • Alpena, MI 49707 Jay’s Sporting Goods www.jayssportinggoods.com Clare: 8800 S. Clare Ave • Clare, MI 48617 Gaylord: 150 Dale Drive • Gaylord, MI 49735 269-353-3332 firstname.lastname@example.org 734-353-1011 email@example.com 734-353-1011 firstname.lastname@example.org 989-727-8727 989-386-3475 989-705-1339 Knutsons Sporting Goods www.knutsondecoys.com 164 Wamplers Lake Road P.O. Box 457 • Brooklyn, MI 49230 800-292-0857 email@example.com Spectra Therapy, LLC - See Ads on Back Cover and Page 31 www.SpectraTherapy.com Wearable LASERwrap® hands-free automatic laser therapy products providing rehabilitation anywhere and anytime. 248-524-6300 firstname.lastname@example.org THERAPEUTIC PRODUCTS PRO-PET-OTIC, Home of the PRO-BARK-OTIC® - See Ad Page 41 248-469-6840 USDA Regulated Dog Probiotic & Enzyme Additive INFO@PROPETOTIC.COM www.PROPETOTIC.com www.Facebook.com/PROBARKOTIC Ferndale, MI www.Instagram.com/PROBARKOTIC Spectra Therapy, LLC - See Ads on Back Cover and Page 31 www.SpectraTherapy.com Wearable LASERwrap® hands-free automatic laser therapy products providing rehabilitation anywhere and anytime. CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 248-524-6300 email@example.com Food & Supplies 59 WHAT TO FEED YOUR DOG OR CAT? By Lisa Pearce When deciding on a diet, the owner has to determine their budget, and commitment. If they can only commit to a dry kibble, then do a little research on quality brands and learn how to read the ingredient panel. Ingredients are listed by weight, so the first 5-6 ingredients are important and make up the majority of the food. Look for animal proteins first, and stay away from any kibble that uses artificial preservatives, unnamed meats, low quality grains (corn, brewers rice, and soy). Diets high in carbohydrates can cause health concerns down the road. And don’t get taken in by false claims or buzzwords manufacturers put on the front of labels. Prescription diets are widely misused. Don’t feel intimidated, and do your own research. It truly is sometimes as easy as reading the ingredients. I can’t believe some labels I read, pure nutritional abuse with a multi vitamin thrown in to make it “complete”! At my store, we carry brands that fit our philosophy. We like to support the smaller manufacturers who we can build a relationship with, and use quality ingredients. Some of these are still family owned and operated companies who care about every step of their manufacturing process and create the superior dry foods on the market. We try to teach our customers how to make their pets kibble based diets healthier by adding whole foods and moisture rich options. Adding things like fresh vegetables, eggs, yogurt, fresh meats, broths, goat’s milk, and even some oil for essential fatty acid. “Table” food or what I call “real” food, even a high quality canned food are other great add-ons for variety and moisture. A common problem we see too often with kibble is the lack of variety. Don’t feed the same kibble for years; rotate between the better brands, changing proteins. The more you rotate your foods the less digestion issues you will see when you do © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 4 I think it is important to try and mimic their natural meat based, fresh food diet. I also realize that the most popular diet is dry food or what we call kibble. Section One of the most frequently asked questions from a new customer is “what’s the best food for my dog or cat”? This is a very important question because we are 100% responsible for the well being of our pets. It’s also a bit complicated. A cat’s dietary requirement can defer from a dog and I don’t believe that there is one perfect diet for every pet. I believe the best diets will encompass many aspects such as: species appropriate, balanced and complete, minimally processed and variety. 60 Food & Supplies make a switch. Plus, who wants to eat the same meal everyday for years? Variety is key to nutritional health. Section 4 Raw diets? Lots of controversy on this subject. I’ve been feeding a raw diet to my cat and dog for nine years now. I’m a firm believer that it’s one of the best options commercially available for your pets. These commercial raw diet companies follow strict guidelines to ensure the safety of their foods. A raw food formula provides your dog or cat with a diet that closely mimics their natural eating habits as they were in the wild. Although most of our pets may have evolved to look different on the outside, internally their digestive systems have not evolved and are the same as their wild ancestors. The high quality animal proteins provide essential amino acids and enzymes necessary to support your pet’s health, and make for an ideal diet. Remember though; before you switch a pet that’s been eating a highly processed dry food for years, take small steps. Introduce a raw diet slowly and let their digestive track adjust to processing real, whole foods. It’s worth the time. Even if it’s not something you can commit to full time, any raw feeding, even just a few times a week, is greatly beneficial. Raw feeding promotes healthy digestion, better immune system, dental health, healthy weight, reduced allergies, and overall well being. And all our raw food companies also make a freeze-dried version, which is great for topping kibble or travel. Cats being strict carnivores should not be fed solely a kibble diet. Cats need high animal proteins and moisture. A cat’s normal prey would contain approximately 75% water. Dry food only contains 5-10%. It’s very hard for them to compensate for that water content and often this can lead to chronic dehydration issues, urinary tract problems and diabetes. Diabetes is a serious, abundant problem right now and feeding a high carbohydrate diet can be to blame. That’s why we recommend canned or raw food for cats. Both contain higher meat content and the moisture they need. We rarely see or hear of an overweight cat that is eating solely canned or raw food. Oh and kibble does not clean their teeth! In the end, we are solely responsible for the well being of our pets. What we decide to put in that bowl is going to impact their entire life! Your pet will thank you for putting some effort into this decision. My late shepherd mix, Pepper, was my motivation to sort through all the confusing pet industry standards. She taught me so much, and I continue to learn new ways to extend our pets lives. I enjoy sharing these with my customers. My advice to all new pet parents is simple. Don’t bombard them with chemicals or drugs, feed them nutritious meals and make sure they get the love, care and exercise they need! In 2008, I had an eight-year-old shepherd mix with immune and skin issues. I researched many diets and frequented area pet supply stores. That’s when I decided I would open a store where people could trust the quality of everything I carried, because I did my homework. So in February 2009 I opened Green Pawz pet supply. My focus is to carry USA made toys, treats and foods, where quality is foremost. Green Pawz Pet Supply www.greenpawzpetsupply.com CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Grooming 61 Grooming Page ARTICLE: Becoming a Professional Pet Groomer By Brian Lane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GROOMING SCHOOLS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GROOMING SERVICES SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . GROOMING SERVICES WESTERN MICHIGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GROOMING SUPPLIES & REPAIR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MOBILE GROOMING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELF SERVE DOG WASH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section CanineResourceGuide.com 62 63 63 64 64 64 64 5 © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 62 Grooming BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL PET GROOMER By Brian Lane Section 5 For someone looking to join the pet grooming industry, there are several different options. Some groom shops will offer on the site training with the shop owner for example. However, because of liability and the cost associated with training a new groomer, many shop owners are turning away apprenticeships. Many shops now are looking to hire groomers with prior experience, or at least with some formal training. This is where grooming schools come into play. There are several options for schools in Michigan and it is important to find one that fits with what you are looking for as a student. While an online option may be the best for your schedule, keep in mind that learning to groom online offers a variety of roadblocks. Grooming is a skill that is best learned through hands on experience, and online learning does not afford you the opportunity to get continual work with real dogs in a safe, supervised environment. Many online programs ask students to find internships at local shops, which may be great to get your foot in the door, but also puts your learning in the hands of someone who may not be fully equipped, or patient enough, to offer the proper training and supervision needed for a developing groomer. The Bingo Institute of Grooming (BIG) offers a hands-on approach to the learning experience. While students do have some bookwork, and watch some instructional videos, these are used mainly to reinforce the skills taught on the grooming floor. From day one, students will observe and have an opportunity to help assist with various parts of handling and bathing the dog and cats. Students are working on real clients, and are given the opportunity to learn all the aspects of working with clients’ needs and expectations. Another great opportunity for students is the opportunity to work with rescue and shelter dogs. We offer a free grooming services to our local rescues and shelters, so students get the opportunity to help clean up dogs and cats looking for new homes. Most importantly, our teaching is individualized to the students as we all learn at a different pace. No student is held back or forced forward until they are ready to move on to a new skill. Opportunities are always given for those students who need more work or who are excelling and want to learn more advanced techniques. BIG offers a variety of classes as well to fit the goals of each student including a bather program, a vet tech grooming program (designed for vet techs), a dog grooming program, dog and cat grooming program, and a cat grooming only program (designed for dog groomers looking to learn to groom cats). We also offer courses in continued education to help sharpen the skills of experienced groomers. Because everyone’s financial situation is different we also offer full time and part time classes for those students needing to work while attending classes. Financial aid is also available for students who qualify through programs like Michigan Works CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Grooming 63 and Michigan Rehabilitation. Contact your local office for more information. The Bingo Institute of Grooming is located in Royal Oak, at 110 W. 4th Street, in downtown Royal Oak. For more information on our classes you can visit us online at www. bingogroomingschool.com or call us for a catalog and to set up an interview: 248-677-1540. GROOMING SCHOOLS Bingo Institute of Grooming - See Ad Page 61 Brian Lane & Jessica Conway www.bingogroomingschool.com 110 W. 4th Street • Royal Oak, MI 48067 248-544-7424 firstname.lastname@example.org GROOMING SERVICES SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN 4 Paws Community Center - See Ad Page 23 Linda Travis www.4pawscc.com 2244 Franklin Road • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 A Walk in the Woods - See Ad Page 22 Evie Kassabian & Angie Rutherford www.awalkinthewoods.biz 8464 Rathbun Road • Birch Run, MI 48415 AnnaBelle’s Pet Station - See Ad Page vi www.coolcitydogs.com 600 S. Capitol Ave. • Lansing, MI 48933 Bingo Institute of Grooming - See Ad Page 61 Brian Lane & Jessica Conway www.bingogroomingschool.com 110 W. 4th Street • Royal Oak, MI 48067 Canine Resolution - See Ad Page 90 Marc Guerrieri www.canineresolution.com 4180 W. Walton Blvd. • Waterford, MI 48329 248-230-7297 email@example.com 989-624-7387 firstname.lastname@example.org 517-599-0995 email@example.com 248-544-7424 firstname.lastname@example.org 248-681-8860 email@example.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 5 Brian Lane, Co-Owner/Administrator Jessica Conway, Co-Owner/Head Instructor www.bingogroomingschool.com Section Brian Lane Administrative Director and Co-Owner of Bingo Institute of Grooming also owns Bingo Pet Salon. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Grad. In 2015 Brian was recognized as one of Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40. Grooming 64 Key-Lore Pet Rest Gardens - See Ad Page 93 810-659-5951 www.petrest.com firstname.lastname@example.org 7185 Gillette Road • Flushing, MI 48433 Pet X Supply & Pet Xtras Grooming-n-Training - See Ad Inside Front & 61 517-546-6740 Debbie Fazica 517-546-3595 www.mypetxtras.com email@example.com 132 West Highland Road Suite 101 • Howell, MI 48843 Pet Suite Retreat - See Ad Page 24 www.petsuiteretreat.com Inkster: 313-277-6812 26245 Michigan Ave. • Inkster, MI 48141 Troy: 248-689-8870 2300 Bellingham Drive • Troy, MI 48083 GROOMING SERVICES WESTERN MICHIGAN Section 5 The Well Mannered Dog Center - See Ad Page 90 www.wmdog.com 5949 Clay Ave. SW • Wyoming, MI 49548 Like Us on Facebook 616-258-7990 firstname.lastname@example.org GROOMING SUPPLIES & REPAIR PETfection - 100% Natural & Organic Products Sheena Michels www.PETfection.com Purely Pets - See Ad Page 55 Andrew Jacob www.purelypetsmi.com 13723 23 Mile Road • Shelby Township, MI 48315 313-300-4596 info@myPETfection.com 586-991-6301 email@example.com MOBILE GROOMING PawStroll, LLC - See Ad Page 19 Ndidika Vernon www.pawstroll.com Serving Metro Detroit Area 313-970-4674 firstname.lastname@example.org SELF SERVE DOG WASH Chow Hound Pet Supplies - See Ad Page 55 Greg Colegrove, Manager www.chowhoundpet.com 5811 Byron Center Ave. • Wyoming, MI 49519 Premier Pet Supply - See Ad Page 49 www.premierpetsupply.com Beverly Hills: 31215 Southfield Road • Beverly Hills, MI 48025 Livonia: 15399 Merriman Road • Livonia, MI 48154 Novi: 47810 Grand River Avenue • Novi, MI 48374 Rochester Hills: 63 W. Auburn Road • Rochester Hills, MI 48307 Purely Pets - See Ad Page 55 Andrew Jacob www.purelypetsmi.com 13723 23 Mile Road • Shelby 616-272-4538 email@example.com 248-647-4310 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 734-855-4505 248-773-8592 248-606-4615 586-991-6301 firstname.lastname@example.org Michigan Lifestyle 65 Michigan Lifestyle Page CANINE EVENT LOCATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 DOG HUNTING LOCATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 DOG PARKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 DOG SLEDDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 MICHIGAN EVENT PROMOTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Section 6 © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 66 Michigan Lifestyle CANINE EVENT LOCATIONS All Dogs Can, LLC - See Ad Page 90 Darlene Collings www.alldogscanlapeer.com 2232 N. Lapeer Road • Lapeer, MI 48446 810-358-0508 email@example.com Ann Arbor Dog Training Club - See Ad Page 99 www.aadtc.org 1575 E. North Territorial Road • Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 734-995-2801 Birch Run Expo Center www.birchrunexpos.com 11600 South Beyer Road • Birch Run, MI 48415 989-624-4665 The Canine Workshop, LLC - See Ad Page 91 www.thecanineworkshop.net 34300 Klein Road • Fraser, MI 48026 586-293-8533 firstname.lastname@example.org Companion Dog Training Club of Flint, Inc. - See Ad Page 99 http://companiondogtrainingclub.com 4126 Holiday Drive • Flint, MI 48507 800-600-0105 email@example.com Section 6 Frankenmuth River Place Shops/Dog Bowl - See Ad Page 67 Michael Zehnder or Amy Smock www.FrankenmuthRiverPlace.com 925 S. Main Street D-2 • Frankenmuth, MI 48734 Goodells County Park www.stclaircounty.org/Offices/parks/goodells.aspx 8264 County Park Drive • Goodells, MI 48027 Highland Recreation Center 5200 Highland Road • White Lake, MI 48383 248-889-3750 Ionia Recreation Center 2880 West David Highway • Ionia, MI 48846 616-527-3750 Jackson County Fairgrounds www.jacksoncountyfair.net 200 W Granson Street • Jackson, MI 49201 517-788-4405 Kalamazoo County Expo Center www.kalcounty.com/parks/expo 2900 Lake Street • Kalamazoo, MI 49048 269-383-8778 Midland County Fairgrounds www.midlandfair.com 6905 Eastman Avenue • Midland, MI 48642 989-835-7901 Monroe County Fairgrounds www.monroecountyfair.com 3775 S. Custer Road • Monroe, MI 48161 Obedience Training Club of Greater Lansing - See Ad Page 98 www.otcgl.com 3940 1/2 N Grand River • Lansing, MI 48906 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 734-241-5775 firstname.lastname@example.org 517-485-7280 email@example.com Michigan Lifestyle 67 Section 989-743-3611 Sportsmen’s Dog Training Club of Detroit, Inc. - See Ad Page 87 www.sportsmens.net 1930 Tobsal Court • Warren, MI 48091 586-754-3647 firstname.lastname@example.org St. Joseph County Grange Fair www.centrevillefair.com 316 E. Charlotte • Centreville, MI 49032 269-467-8935 Suburban Collection Showplace/Novi Pet Expo - See Ad Page 69 www.suburbancollectionshowplace.com www.NoviPetExpo.com 46100 Grand River Avenue • Novi, MI 48374 TNT Dog Center - See Ad Pages 92 & 95 Lisa Lundahl www.tntdogcenter.com 7402 W. Wackerly Street • Midland, MI 48642 The Well Mannered Dog Center - See Ad Page 90 www.wmdog.com 5949 Clay Ave. SW • Wyoming, MI 49548 Like Us on Facebook 248-348-5600 x208 248-662-0108 email@example.com 989-430-1711 TNTDogCenter@hotmail.com 616-258-7990 firstname.lastname@example.org © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 6 Shiawassee County Fairgrounds www.shiawasseefair.com 2900 East Hibbard Road • Corunna, MI 48817 68 Michigan Lifestyle DOG HUNTING LOCATIONS Dundee Pheasant Farm www.dundeepheasantfarm.com 8657 Bunce Road • Dundee, MI 48131 734-735-7271 Pine Hill Kennel & Sportsman’s Club - See Ad Page 65 Scott Brosier www.MichiganBirdHunter.com 8347 Ten Mile Road NE • Rockford, MI 49341 616-874-8459 Tails-A-Waggin’ Acres www.preservehunt.com 18319 50th Ave • Marion, MI 49665 email@example.com 231-743-6483 firstname.lastname@example.org Von Weider Kennels & Upland Meadows www.vonweiderkennels.com 78059 67th Street • Hartford, MI 49057 269-463-2826 DOG PARKS Section 6 SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation www.a2gov.org/departments/parks-recreation Olson Park: 1505 Dhu Varren Road • Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Swift Run Park: 2998 East Ellsworth Road • Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Anne Fracassa Memorial Dog Park (Burdi Park) Pauline Street & 12 Mile Road • Warren, MI Cady Street Dog Park www.northvilleparksandrec.org/ParksAndFacilities/DogPark.htm 215 W. Cady Street • Northville, MI 48167 Canton Dog Park https://mi-canton.civicplus.com/151/Dog-Park Denton Road • Canton, MI 48188 Countryside Veterinary Dog Park www.countrysideveterinarydogpark.com 400 S. Highlander Way • Howell, MI 48843 Daisy Knight Dog Park www.troydogpark.org 3179 Livernois Road • Troy, MI 48083 Detroit Dog Park http://detroitdogpark.org/ 17th St & Rose Street • Detroit, MI 48216 Dewitt Dog Park www.facebook.com/DeWittdogparks 3577 W. Herbison Road • DeWitt, MI 48820 Ferndale Dog Park www.ferndalemi.gov/resources/dog-park Wilson Park - South Hilton Road • Ferndale, MI 48220 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 734-794-6140 734-794-6140 586-268-8400 248-349-0203x2878 734-394-5310 517-546-0693 FOLDogParks@gmail.com 248-524-3392 email@example.com 313-224-1129 Michigan Lifestyle 69 Section 6 © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 70 Michigan Lifestyle Fort Gratiot Commons www.facebook.com/FortGratiotDogPark/ 4788 Parker Road • Fort Gratiot, MI 48059 810-385-4489 Grand Blanc Dog Park in Creasey Bicentennial Park www.gbparks.com/dogpark.asp 1505 E. Grand Blanc Road • Grand Blanc, MI 48439 810-694-0101 Hund Platz www.frankenmuthcity.com/departments/parks_and_recreation/dogs_park.php East Tuscola Road • Frankenmuth, MI 48734 Key-Lore Woof Woods Dog Park - See Ad Page 93 www.petrest.com 7185 Gillette Road • Flushing, MI 48433 810-659-5951 firstname.lastname@example.org Section 6 Novi Dog Park www.cityofnovi.org/Government/City-Services/Parks,-Recreation-and-Cultural-Services/Parks-andRecreation-Facilities/Novi-Dog-Park.aspx 42390 Nick Lidstrom Drive • Novi, MI 48375 Oakland County Dog Parks www.oakgov.com/parks/recreation/Pages/Dog-Parks.aspx Lyon Oaks Dog Park: 52221 W Pontiac Trail • Wixom, MI 48993 Red Oaks Dog Park: 31353 Dequindre Road • Madison Heights, MI 48071 Orion Oaks Dog Park: 2301 W Clarkston Road • Lake Orion, MI 48362 OCParks@oakgov.com 248-858-0906 248-858-0906 or 248-625-0877 Paw Run Dog Park www.pawrun.com 5365 N Territorial Road • Dexter, MI 48130 email@example.com Soldan Dog Park http://pk.ingham.org/Parks/SoldanDogPark.aspx 1601 East Cavanaugh Road • Lansing, MI 48910 517-676-2233 Statler Maloof Dog Park at Brys Park www.stclairshores.org/facilities/facility/details/MaloofStatler-Dog-Park-12 St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 586-445-5350. The West Bloomfield Dog Park (Karner Farm) www.westbloomfieldparks.org/dog-park.html 5911 Halsted Road • West Bloomfield, MI 48323 248-451-1900 WESTERN MICHIGAN Bark Park Dog Park http://barkparkmi.com 6604 Lovers Lane • Portage, MI 49002 Fremont Dog Park www.cityoffremont.net/398/Fremont-Dog-Park South Lake Drive/Oak Street • Fremont, MI 49412 Grand Haven Dog Park www.facebook.com/ghdogpark East Grand River Park • Grand Haven, MI 49417 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 269-324-9663 firstname.lastname@example.org 231-924-2101 Michigan Lifestyle 71 Section 616-738-4810 email@example.com Hastings Dog Park www.hastingsmi.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/dog-park 225 N. Cass Street • Hastings, MI 49058 Kalamazoo County Parks www.kalcounty.com/parks Prairie View County Park: 899 East U Avenue • Vicksburg, MI 49097 River Oaks County Park: 9202 East Michigan Ave. • Galesburg, MI 49053 269-649-4737 269-484-1105 Lowell Dog Park www.facebook.com/Lowell-Dog-Park-376854034179 1150 Bowes Road • Lowell, MI 49331 Meadow Run Park www.meadowrunpark.com 900 S. 8th Street • Kalamazoo, MI 49009 269-353-4736 Patty@meadowrunpark.com Park Township Dog Park www.parktownship.org/departments/parks-bike-paths/dog-park 1216 Ottawa Beach Road • Holland, MI 49424 Portage Dog Park at South Westnedge Park 9010 S. Westnedge Ave • Portage, MI 49002 © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 6 Grand Ravines Dog Park www.miottawa.org/Parks/dog_park.htm 3991 Fillmore Street • Jenison, MI 49428 Michigan Lifestyle 72 Quincy Dog Park www.hct.holland.mi.us/departments/parks/quincy-dog-park-menu 4260 144th Street • Holland, MI 49424 616-399-5496 Saugatuck Township Tails ‘n’ Trails Dog Park www.facebook.com/TailsnTrailsSaugatuckTownship 6359 134th Ave. • Saugatuck, MI 49453 269-857-7721 South Haven Bark Park www.southhavendogpark.com 8th Ave & Blue Star Hwy. • South Haven, MI 49090 269-639-7696 firstname.lastname@example.org Wyoming Dog Park at Marquette Park 616-530-3164 www.wyomingmi.gov/About-Wyoming/City-Departments/Parks-and-Recreation/Parks 1414 Nagel SW • Wyoming, MI 49509 DOG SLEDDING Mountain Side Huskies http://wigginspickard.wix.com/mountainsidehuskies 18683 W. Bigge Road • Copemish, MI 49625 231-362-2651 Section 6 Nature’s Kennel www.natureskennel.com PO Box 5 • McMillan, MI 49853 906-748-0513 email@example.com Otter River Sled Dog Training Center & Wilderness Adventures 35605 River Road • Tapiola, MI 49916 906-334-3005 S & L Artic K9’s www.dogsledmichigan.com Cadillac, MI 231-775-0997 Shemhadar Dog Sled Adventures www.vbs20.com/ShemhadarKennels 6925 S. 27 ½ Road • Cadillac, MI 49601 231-779-9976 Snowy Plains Kennel 270 Flodin Road • Gwinn, MI 49841 906-249-1011 Thunderfeet Kennel and Dogsleds www.thunderfeetdogsleds.com Howard City, MI 231-937-6883 Tripple Creek Kennels E5372 Highway M-94 • Munising, MI 49862 906-439-5242 MICHIGAN EVENT PROMOTION 360 Event Productions/Bark on Biddle/Barktoberfest - See Ad Page 71 313-402-5657 www.360eventproductions.com jlaw@360EventProductions.com iHeart Media/West Michigan Pet Expo - See Ad Page 65 Carmen Medina, Marketing Consultant www.facebook.com/thepetexpo Delta Plex 2500 Turner Ave. NW • Grand Rapids, MI 49544 616-776-0078 or 616-459-1919 Carmenmedina@iHeartMedia.com CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Professional & Special Services 73 Professional & Special Services Page ARTICLE: Multigenerational Households: How’s The Dog Doing? By Cathy Reisfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BED BUG DETECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CANINE BUILDING RENTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CANINE ENTERTAINMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CANINE EVENT SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CANINE PHOTOGRAPHERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DOG BUSINESS, CLUB & RESCUE INSURANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DOG OWNER SUPPORT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PERSONAL PROTECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PET INSURANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PET TRANSPORTATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PET TRUST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PRE-NEED FUNERAL PLANNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ARTICLE: Insurance For The Pet Industry By Dennis Stowers. . . . . 74 76 76 77 77 78 78 78 79 79 79 79 79 80 Section 7 © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 74 Professional & Special Services MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLDS: HOW’S THE DOG DOING? By Cathy Reisfield American homes are more multigenerational than they’ve been in decades. From 2009 to 2012, the share of the population living in multi-generational households rose from 16.8% to 18.1%.* Combinations of grown children, grandparents and grandchildren living in shared multigenerational households is a situation gaining popularity and greater visibility. Money may drive many of the decisions to combine households, others speculate that recent combined households reflect the current culture’s “sandwich generation” concerns: people in their mid 30s and 40s are raising kids and also helping an aging parent living in the same home. At the same time, older parents (grandparents) may have larger homes and want to support adult children and grandchildren in their established homes, neighborhoods and schools. Regardless of how these households have come together, multigenerational living is not new. Families often come together to survive and thrive. But there can be challenges. Generations living side-by-side after a period of independent living can test the most calm and patient of us. Section 7 Many popular advice columns suggest establishing and following guidelines such as making room for all members of the household, “making nice”, establishing mutually respectful rules and treating family like you would treat friends. All of which are great guidelines for the humans involved in these situations. What we see in our family based training and education work is that there is a family member that is often overlooked in these situations: the family dog (or dogs!). Dogs can be worried, sometimes completely thrown for a loop, by changes in household membership, changes in routines and added equipment: canes, wheelchairs, baby gear, toddler toys, etc. Further complicating the situation for the dog may be changes in day-to-day life presented by growing babies/toddlers, active young children, and adults whose mobility/balance may be changing. In addition – new dogs (or other pets) may be introduced into a household when families combine. Can the family pets get along? Do they get along? Has anyone thought about how to introduce the animals to one another and provide for their adjustment prior to the move? We see dogs that may be getting accidentally stepped on, bumped with canes, walkers, or rolling toys. They may have kids grabbing and petting too hard or too long… and the dog may be objecting by growling, possibly snapping or nipping at family members. Other situations involve dogs that are practicing behaviors that may have been viewed as acceptable in the past such as jumping up on humans – which is now problematic with small children or balance challenged adults. Or perhaps the dogs are developing new behaviors that the humans aren’t fond of like snatching food from toddler hands, stealing items, or darting between human legs to become a four-legged human tripping hazard. The dog behaviors described above are actually normal dog behavioral responses to the changed environment. We work with families and dogs in situations like this to decrease CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Professional & Special Services 75 everyone’s stress and improve household success. Dependable Dogs is staffed by former clinicians with extensive experience working with human and canine clients – we understand developmental levels, behaviors, and challenges that may come up for both ends of the leash. In addressing some of the concerns one might see in situations above, there are a few things to consider: How old are all of the family members in the household? Human and canine? Dogs, like humans, have different developmental levels and needs related to their age. As Family Paws Parent Educators, we tell our clients that our children grow up – our dogs age. We need to adjust at every stage and age. A young puppy, bouncy adolescent dog and senior dogs are very different in terms of their needs and in terms of what we may expect of them. Adaptation and addressing issues are easier if you have a plan, which generally involve both management strategies and training. Examples of each are below: > We may recommend that all food is prepared and eaten in the kitchen. Dogs can be gated out of the kitchen, with something of their own like a stuffed Kong. Is the dog comfortable in a crate? The crate can be used to manage the dog, keeping it in a secure space, while working on manners training. How can we make everyone, adults and kids more “Dog-Aware” to keep kids and dogs safely in homes together? For more information, help in your home, contact us Trainer@DependableDogs.com. The tagline for our business sums up our mission: we train for success at both end of the leash® *source http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/07/17/the-growth-in-multi-generational-familyhouseholds/ Cathy Reisfield is an eighteen-year veteran in the field of dog training. She is a parent educator and head trainer at Dependable Dogs,based in Ann Arbor,specializing in training, education and support services for individuals and families who share their homes with dogs. For help in your home, small group classes and community education presentations, contact Cathy at Dependable Dogs. Dependable Dogs www.DependableDogs.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 7 We work with parents and grandparents to educate adults and children about safe interactions: What is safe petting? What are growl and grumble zones? What does stress look like in dogs? Section > When someone using a cane, walker or wheelchair is moving towards the dog, the dog can be trained to move away/out of the way with a verbal cue. We’ve used successfully used “ beep-beep” as a verbal cue with families for a long time: when the dog moves out of the way, the person helping train the dog marks the behavior (“yes!”) and treats the dog. After a few repetitions the dog hears “beep-beep” and will move – much better than tripping over the dog, trying to step over the dog or shouting “MOVE!” 76 Professional & Special Services BED BUG DETECTION Von Der King Kennels & Training - See Ad Page 91 Nicholas King & Michelle Rivera www.vonderking.com 4640 W. Grand River Ave. • Howell, MI 48855 CANINE BUILDING RENTAL 517-927-6390 firstname.lastname@example.org Section 7 All Dogs Can, LLC - See Ad Page 90 810-358-0508 Darlene Collings www.alldogscanlapeer.com email@example.com 2232 N. Lapeer Road • Lapeer, MI 48446 Ann Arbor Dog Training Club - See Ad Page 99 734-995-2801 www.aadtc.org 1575 E. North Territorial Road • Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 Borderhauss Kennels - See Ad Page 93 734-717-9083 www.borderhauss.com firstname.lastname@example.org 7930 Antcliff Road • Howell, MI 48855 The Canine Workshop, LLC - See Ad Page 91 586-293-8533 www.thecanineworkshop.net email@example.com 34300 Klein Road • Fraser, MI 48026 Companion Dog Training Club of Flint, Inc. - See Ad Page 99 http://companiondogtrainingclub.com 4126 Holiday Drive • Flint, MI 48507 The Dog Dive - See Ad Page 36 269-459-9393 Beth Yerrick & Mary Lester www.thedogdive.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1613 Riverview Drive • Kalamazoo, MI 49004 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Professional & Special Services 77 K-9 Connection Dog Training - All American Dog Team - See Ad Page 98 517-712-8875 www.k-9-connection.net email@example.com 2606 Narrow Lake Road • Charlotte, MI 48813 Performance fees support war dogs overseas Rock-N-Roll K-9’s Performance Team 248-349-2685 www.facebook.com/rocknrollk9s 23905 Heartwood • Novi, MI 48374 CANINE EVENT SERVICES 360 Event Productions/Bark on Biddle/Barktoberfest - See Ad Page 71 313-402-5657 www.360eventproductions.com jlaw@360EventProductions.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 7 CANINE ENTERTAINMENT Section Obedience Training Club of Greater Lansing - See Ad Page 98 517-485-7280 www.otcgl.com firstname.lastname@example.org 3940 1/2 N Grand River • Lansing, MI 48906 Sportsmen’s Dog Training Club of Detroit, Inc. - See Ad Page 87 586-754-3647 Mildred Krnacik, Treasurer 586-939-8258 www.sportsmens.net email@example.com 1930 Tobsal Court • Warren, MI 48091 TNT Dog Center - See Ad Pages 92 & 95 989-430-1711 Lisa Lundahl www.tntdogcenter.com TNTDogCenter@hotmail.com 7402 W. Wackerly Street • Midland, MI 48642 The Well Mannered Dog Center - See Ad Page 90 616-258-7990 www.wmdog.com firstname.lastname@example.org 5949 Clay Ave. SW • Wyoming, MI 49548 Like Us on Facebook 78 Professional & Special Services Good Choices, LLC - See Ad Page 97 Elaine Chan Whitlow, CTDI www.facebook.com/goodchoicesdog Serving Oakland County & Surrounding Areas MB-F, Inc. Dog Show Organization Main office: www.infodog.com PO Box 22107 • Greensboro, NC 27420 Dial-N-Entry: Satellite Office: 32351 Edward Ave. • Madison Heights, MI 48071 PawStroll, LLC - See Ad Page 19 Ndidika Vernon www.pawstroll.com Serving Metro Detroit Area Roy Jones Dog Shows Kenneth A. Sleeper www.royjonesdogshows.com P O Box 828 • Auburn, IN 46706 UKC Event Managers www.ukcdogs.com Dog Events Department Maude Tank: Philip Tanner: 248-790-3723 email@example.com 336-379-9352 firstname.lastname@example.org 800-334-8978 or 336-379-9605 248-588-5000 313-970-4674 email@example.com 260-925-0525 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Section 7 CANINE PHOTOGRAPHERS Beyond The Lens-Custom Photography - See Ad Page 76 Carol Lyons www.lifebeyondthelens.com Blue Water Pet Care - See Ad Page 77 Chris Herbert, Owner/Photographer www.BWPetcare.com 1661 Range Road • Kimball, MI 48074 Christy Schulte Photography - See Ad Page 77 Christy Schulte, Owner/Photographer www.ChristySchulte.com Serving Southeast Michigan and Lansing Area Katherine Wattles Katbird333@aol.com Based in Lapeer County, but serving surrounding areas Ruff Life Photography - See Ad Page 77 Christine O’Brien, Owner/Photographer www.rufflifepetphoto.com PO Box 883 • Troy, MI 48099 810-338-7396 email@example.com 810-364-3647 Chris@BWPetcare.com 248-444-5142 firstname.lastname@example.org 269-501-4046 248-509-4593 Christine@rufflifepetphoto.com DOG BUSINESS, CLUB & RESCUE INSURANCE Kennel Pro - See Ad Page 73 Dennis Stowers www.KennelPro.net 615 North Capitol Ave. • Lansing, MI 48933 1-800-686-2663 or 517-371-2300 DOG OWNER SUPPORT PARENT EDUCATION Dependable Dogs - See Ad Page v Cathy Reisfield www.DependableDogs.com 2370 E. Stadium Blvd. #1016 • Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-834-4938 email@example.com CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Professional & Special Services 79 PET LOSS GRIEF SUPPORT Beyond the Paw Print Productions, LLC 248-701-2345 www.beyondthepawprint.com firstname.lastname@example.org Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center 517-432-5967 MSU Veterinary Social Work Services- Pet Loss Support Group Megan Spedoske, LMSW www.cvm.msu.edu/hospital/services email@example.com 784 Wilson Road • East Lansing, MI 48824 PERSONAL PROTECTION Von Der King Kennels & Training - See Ad Page 91 Nicholas King & Michelle Rivera www.vonderking.com 4640 W. Grand River Ave. • Howell, MI 48855 PET INSURANCE Good Choices, LLC - See Ad Page 97 Elaine Chan Whitlow, CTDI www.facebook.com/goodchoicesdog Serving Oakland County & Surrounding Areas Pet Taxi Plus - See Ad Page 79 Angelina Manly, Owner www.PetTaxiPlus.com Serving Oakland, Wayne & Macomb Counties PET TRUST Keenan & Austin, P.C. Jan Keenan www.keenanandaustin.com/pets firstname.lastname@example.org 25550 Five Mile • Redford, MI 48239 PRE-NEED FUNERAL PLANNING Whispering Pines Pet Cemetery - See Ad Page 37 Dee Wray www.whisperingpinespetcemetery.com 943 Wray Ct. • Ypsilanti, MI 48198 844-493-4130 855-898-8991 7 PET TRANSPORTATION email@example.com Section FIGO Pet Insurance www.figopetinsurance.com Healthy Paws Pet Insurance www.healthypawspetinsurance.com PO Box 50034 • Bellevue, WA 98015 517-927-6390 248-790-3723 firstname.lastname@example.org 586-263-3573 email@example.com 313-532-2100 734-320-0363 or 734-547-0083 firstname.lastname@example.org © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 80 Professional & Special Services INSURANCE FOR THE PET INDUSTRY By Dennis Stowers Taking a love of a hobby and turning it into a business is a common trend of a lot of pet loving people. When you do so, there are some considerations that you must be aware of to minimize your exposure to situations that might cost you considerable loss. First, you need to know that your personal homeowners/renter’s insurance will NOT provide any liability coverage or property coverage for business related exposures. Here, you need to obtain at least a Commercial Comprehensive General Liability policy. After that you may need coverage for animals in your care. This coverage is not included in a standard Business Liability policy. - If you run your business on the same property as your home, your homeowner’s insurance company will most likely non-renew your Homeowners policy. The majority of Homeowners insurers do not want any business exposure on the same property as the home they are insuring. In addition, if you convert your unattached garage into a kennel/dog training area/daycare etc. the Homeowners policy will no longer afford coverage since it is now a business. At that time, the building and its contents need a Commercial Property policy. Section 7 - Another situation we often run into is when we get a call from a client (say a dog trainer), and they inform me that they have set up their business under a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). That’s fine if they do so, but the next question I ask is where do they train? If they say in their backyard then we have a problem, because now their policy covers the LLC. • • • • • The property is owned by them personally Their homeowners exclude any Business Liability They get named in a suit as property owners No coverage for them now A policy needs to be issued under the LLC name so it will include them as landowners - Independent Contractors vs. Employees - We run into this situation a lot with pet sitters and dog walkers. This becomes a very gray area depending on the way the arrangement is set up. The best protection for this exposure is to have a Workers’ Compensation policy in place. - If you open a business that has a location/building, now you need property coverages that include Loss of Income and other important coverages. - If you become a member of a dog club it is important that the club obtains Liability insurance. If you are involved in a club situation as a member, your personal Liability insurance may not apply. All of these exposures need to be addressed to afford you with the right coverage. Because the dog/pet industry has its own specific insurance needs, it is a good idea to talk to an insurance person that is familiar with the exposures, and represents insurance companies that will write coverage for dog/pet related businesses. Mourer-Foster, Inc. has been offering full-service specialty insurance services since 1933. Representing a wide range of insurance carriers, we are able to offer a wide range of coverage options suited best for your individual needs. Our commitment to customers drives our mission to provide comprehensive insurance services at the best possible value, serviced by the most helpful, knowledgeable and courteous staff in the insurance business. For more information on the Kennel Pro programs we offer please contact Dennis Stowers at 1-517-346-5230. Kennel Pro www.kennelpro.net CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Purebred, Rescue & Shelter 81 Purebred, Rescue & Shelter Page BREEDERS-PUREBRED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 LOW COST SPAY, NEUTER & WELLNESS CLINICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 PET OWNER ASSISTANCE & SUPPORT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 RESCUE & SHELTER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 RESCUE & SHELTER NORTHERN MICHIGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 RESCUE & SHELTER SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 RESCUE & SHELTER STATEWIDE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 RESCUE & SHELTER WESTERN MICHIGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Section 8 © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 82 Purebred, Rescue & Shelter BREEDERS-PUREBRED Purebred Breeders listed in Canine Resource Guide are members of Michigan’s Dog Associations & Clubs. For additional information on reputable breeders, contact Michigan’s Associations & Clubs listed in Section 1 and these additional websites: American Kennel Club - AKC Puppy Finder www.marketplace.akc.org Ann Arbor Kennel Club - List of Dog Breed Club Resources www.annarborkc.org/BreedList.php HERDING BREEDS Carolyn Hoffmann Bearded Collies 887 Wind Drift Drive • Traverse City, MI 49684 231-421-5141 or 248-535-0091 email@example.com Cher Car Kennels Carole Field www.chercarkennels.net 4215 S. Lowell • St. Johns, MI 48879 989-224-7225 firstname.lastname@example.org Countrywoods Farm Australian Shepherds www.countrywoodsfarm.com Hilltop Swedish Vallhunds Karen & Mark Livingston www.HilltopSwedishVallhunds.com 5846 John R Road • Troy, MI 48085 248-879-7888 Hilltopp57@hotmail.com Section 8 Jobar Shelties Barb Carrier & Becky Bucata Attica, MI 48412 248-990-5359 email@example.com Kristine Felske Australian Shepherds 1405 N. Johnston Street • Bay City, MI 48708 989-893-1390 Samilyn Australian Shepherds Michelle L Radloff, JD, LL.M & Lindsey Lund www.samilynaussies.com South Lyon, MI 248-767-0239 firstname.lastname@example.org Richwood Farms Char Richards http://richwoodfarms.com/ 1361 North 16th Street • Otsego, MI 49078 269-694-9334 Von Der King Kennels & Training - See Ad Page 91 Nicholas King & Michelle Rivera www.vonderking.com 4640 W. Grand River Ave. • Howell, MI 48855 517-927-6390 NON-SPORTING BREEDS Fronteer Frenchies Debbie Fazica www.fronteerfrenchies.com 5060 Golf Club Road • Howell MI 48843 Poseidia Boston Terriers Michelle & Tab Waterman 4875 Johnson Road • Belding, MI 48809 email@example.com 517-402-3787 616-761-2114 or 616-902-2607 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Richwood Farms Char Richards http://richwoodfarms.com/ 1361 North 16th Street • Otsego, MI 49078 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 269-694-9334 Purebred, Rescue & Shelter SPORTING BREEDS Sky Harbor Golden Retrievers Karen Bell www.skyharborgoldens.com 1987 Carter Road • Carleton, MI 48117 Sun Creek Pointers Valerie Stern www.suncreekpointers.com Blissfield, MI WORKING BREEDS Cher Car Kennels Carole Field www.chercarkennels.net 4215 S. Lowell • St. Johns, MI 48879 Great Danes Rebecca J. Poyner firstname.lastname@example.org 231-350-9587 Valerie.email@example.com 989-224-7225 firstname.lastname@example.org 810-623-7333 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 586-752-9757 email@example.com 734-564-5529 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 313-271-2017 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 8 TOY BREEDS Magix’z Pomeranians Trish Berger www.magixzpoms.info S’Dandi Shih Tzu www.sdandi.com Sally Watkeys 8235 Outer Drive South • Traverse City, MI 49685 734-658-6073 Section TERRIER BREEDS Cher Car Kennels Carole Field www.chercarkennels.net 4215 S. Lowell • St. Johns, MI 48879 DeGHALL Scottish Terriers Phillis Harp www.deghallscottishterriers.com 2589 Cullen Road • Howell, MI 48855 Halcar Kennels Smooth Fox Terriers Anne & Eric Beckwith www.halcarkennels.com Halcar Wire Fox Terriers Jean (Hale) Finn & John Finn www.foxterrierhalcar.com Romeo, MI Manchesters of Marit Manchester Terriers Dr. Judi Fleischaker Outfoxed Smooth Fox Terriers www.facebook.com/OutfoxedSmoothFoxTerriers 1037 Dougall Ave. • Windsor, ON Canada N9A 4R6 Valtera Kerry Blue Terriers www.uskbtc.com/valtera/ Terry Worful Wirewoods Kennels Kent C. & Julia B. Williams 4565 Diehl Road • Metamora, MI 48455 83 810-392-3725 firstname.lastname@example.org 231-929-4213 or 586-662-0947 email@example.com 989-224-7225 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 84 Purebred, Rescue & Shelter Hunter Portuguese Water Dogs Elaine Suter www.hunterpwd.com 4368 E. Braden Road • Byron, MI 48418 Moonshine Alaskan Malamutes Beth Pollack Farmington Hills, MI 989-634-8822 firstname.lastname@example.org 248-798-9293 email@example.com Non-profit, registered 501(c) 3 charities listings are provided, in Canine Resource Guide, at no charge. Please volunteer & donate generously this year to the canine charity of your choice. LOW COST SPAY, NEUTER & WELLNESS CLINICS All About Animals www.allaboutanimalsrescue.org Flint: 507 W Atherton Road • Flint, MI 48507 Warren: 23451 Pinewood Street • Warren, MI 48091 West Michigan Spay and Neuter Clinic www.wmspayandneuter.org 6130 Airline Road • Fruitport, MI 49415 586-879-1745 810-780-4978 586-879-1745 231-366-7067 PET OWNER ASSISTANCE & SUPPORT Michigan Pit Bull Education Project www.michpitbulleducation.org 820 Hilltop Drive • White Lake, MI 48386 Pawsitive Impact for Pets www.pawsitiveimpactforpets.com 517-618-1729 firstname.lastname@example.org Section 8 RESCUE & SHELTER ASSISTANCE Animal Welfare Fund Debbie Mulvaney, Grant Administrator www.michigan.gov/animalshelters PO Box 30017 • Lansing, MI 48909 4 Paws 1 Heart - See Ad Page 81 Diana Rascano, President www.4paws1heart.org PO Box 84 • St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 Bingo Cares www.bingocares.org 108 W. 4th Street • Royal Oak, MI 48067 Bissell Pet Foundation www.bissellpetfoundation.org 2345 Walker Ave NW • Grand Rapids MI 49544 Michigan Pet Fund Alliance www.michiganpetfund.org 2210 Lancaster • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 Petfinder Foundation - See Ad Page 81 www.petfinderfoundation.com 4729 East Sunrise Drive #119 • Tucson, AZ 85718 Wilson Veterinary Hospital - See Ad Page 40 Rescue Veterinary Services www.wilsonvethospital.com 40150 Van Dyke Ave. • Sterling Heights, MI 48313 517-284-5684 email@example.com Diana.firstname.lastname@example.org 248-544-7424 email@example.com 877-387-7257 firstname.lastname@example.org 520-207-0626 email@example.com CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 586-651-8769 Purebred, Rescue & Shelter 85 RESCUE & SHELTER NORTHERN MICHIGAN Silver Muzzle Cottage www.silvermuzzlecottage.com 201 EC Loomis Drive • Elk Rapids, Michigan 231-264-8408 firstname.lastname@example.org RESCUE & SHELTER SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN All About Animals www.allaboutanimalsrescue.org 586-879-1745 Canine Companions Rescue Center www.ccrcdogs.com PO Box 1017 • Clarkston, MI 48347 248-834-9419 Detroit Bully Corps www.dbcdogs.org 100 Lone Pine Trail • Lapeer, MI 48446 Detroit Dog Rescue www.detroitdogrescue.com PO Box 806119 • Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080 Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue www.friendsofmichigan.org 51299 Arkona • Belleville, MI 48111 Furever Tails Animal Rescue www.furevertails.com 725 W Buell Road • Oakland Township, MI 48363 Furry Friends Rescue, Inc http://members.petfinder.com/~MI504/ PO Box 1034 • Brighton, MI 48116 734-461-9458 email@example.com 248.834.3387 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 810-744-0511 989-835-1877 firstname.lastname@example.org © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 8 Humane Society of Midland County www.hsomc.org 4371 E. Ashman • Midland, Michigan 48642 313-458-8014 email@example.com Section Humane Society of Genesee County www.geneseehumane.org G-3325 S. Dort Hwy • PO Box 190138 • Burton, MI 48519 firstname.lastname@example.org 86 Purebred, Rescue & Shelter K-9 Stray Rescue League www.k9stray.com 2120 Metamora Road • Oxford, MI 48371 Lucky Day Animal Rescue www.luckydayanimalrescue.org PO Box 13 • Grand Blanc, MI 48480 248-628-0435 email@example.com 810-516-3381 firstname.lastname@example.org Michigan Humane Society www.michiganhumane.org Adoption Centers in Detroit, Rochester Hills and Westland 866-648-6263 NBS Animal Rescue www.nbsanimalrescue.com 35 West Square Lake Road • Troy, MI 48098 248-633-8627 email@example.com Paws for Life Rescue www.adoptapet.com/paws-for-life-rescue 318 John R Rd. #244 • Troy, MI 48083 Richland Animal Rescue www.richlandanimalrescue.org PO Box 373 • Richland, MI 49083 248-906-8752 firstname.lastname@example.org 269-671-5257 email@example.com Sanilac County Humane Society www.sanilaccountyhumanesociety.org 3847 Sheldon Street • P.O. Box 27 • Carsonville, MI 48419 810-657-8962 firstname.lastname@example.org RESCUE & SHELTER STATEWIDE Petfinder - See Ad Page 85 www.Petfinder.com Section 8 RESCUE & SHELTER WESTERN MICHIGAN Animal Rescue Project www.animalrescueproject.org 219 Peekstock Drive • Kalamazoo, MI 49001 269-492-1010 Bellwether Harbor www.bellwetherharbor.org 7645 W. 48th St. • PO Box 475 • Fremont, MI 49412 231-924-9230 Eaton County Humane Society www.eatoncountyhumanesociety.org 129 N. Main Street • Olivet, MI 49076 269-749-9440 email@example.com Humane Society of West Michigan www.hswestmi.org 3077 Wilson Drive NW • Grand Rapids, MI 49534 Safe Haven Humane Society www.shhspets.com PO Box 55 • Ionia, MI 48846 Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance www.wishbonepetrescue.org PO Box 124 • Douglas, MI 49406 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 616-453-8900 firstname.lastname@example.org 616-522-1611 email@example.com 800-475-0776 Training & Instruction 87 Training & Instruction Page ARTICLE: Tricks, Play, And Reactive Dogs By Vikki Dykstra, MA, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CTDI. . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 ANIMAL MASSAGE INSTRUCTION & CERTIFICATION. . . . . . . . . . . 89 CANINE SWIM INSTRUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 CERTIFIED BEHAVIORAL CONSULTANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 DOCK DIVING INSTRUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 DOG TRAINER INSTRUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 FAMILY DOG TRAINING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 HUNTING DOG TRAINING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 ONLINE TRAINING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 SERVICE DOG TRAINING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 THERAPY DOG TRAINING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 TRAINING & INSTRUCTION SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN. . . . . . . . 94 TRAINING & INSTRUCTION WESTERN MICHIGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 ARTICLE: The Fun Sport of Dock Diving By Heather Lyons. . . . . . 100 ARTICLE: Emotional Support Dogs, Service Dogs, & Therapy Dogs: What They Are and What You Need to Know By Tameesha VanEtten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Section 9 © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 88 Training & Instruction TRICKS, PLAY, AND REACTIVE DOGS By Vikki Dykstra, MA, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CTDI AKC has introduced a new venue into their array of dog titled competitions Tricks, but I, and many other trainers, have used tricks and play when dealing with reactive, fearful, and low confidence dogs for years. I use tricks to help build a bond between the dog and their person and to give them an avenue for success - throw in some bragging and ribbons and we have a whole new relationship. When I am called in to assess or work with a reactive dog, almost without exception, the dog’s person is dealing with frustration, disappointment, and a broken heart. They had great plans for their four-legged companion all of which have been shattered by their dog’s reactivity. Once we have management techniques in place and have developed a human/canine focus behavior, I introduce tricks and play. When I ask if their dog plays or does tricks, they usually respond with, “Yes, he plays tug, catches a ball, and sometimes comes when called.” Well, these are good behaviors as far as they go, but they don’t necessarily build a bond between the dog and human, and they certainly aren’t going to earn ribbons. Play is a vitally important element in a dog’s development. Check out the Internet. There are many blogs and websites devoted to play. There are a countless number of books and articles written on the subject of play. So why not incorporate play into tricks which can be folded into reactive dog therapy. If your dog is reactive when the doorbell rings, teach your dog to go to a mat and wait for a treat - the doorbell becomes the cue to find the mat and be rewarded. If your dog is reactive on a walk, teach your dog to sit and shake your hand when an approaching trigger appears. Jumping through a hoop several times before and or after a walk can help to take the edge off of a reactive dog, and it could lead to jumping a rope with you. Section 9 As tempting as these might sound to try on your next walk, the tricks must start at home where the dog is comfortable and with little or no distractions. Then raise the criteria little by little (move from one room of your house to another, to the garage, front yard, sidewalk) until the dog is able to perform these tricks at the sight of the trigger. If your dog is cautious when you have company, show off your dog’s tricks. These tricks are comfortable activities that your dog knows well and you have built a trust relationship during the training of these tricks. There are even venues that you can video record your dog’s tricks in your living room, submit them, and receive ribbons to hang on your dog’s crate - bragging rights. Note: these behaviors can take months, but the dog is learning to listen to, trust, and watch their human, which builds a strong bond, and as always when dealing with a reactive dog, the guidance and experience of a professional dog trainer is highly recommended. Make learning tricks a fun activity for you and your dog. Vikki Dykstra is the owner of The Ultimate Dog. She serves the Southwest Michigan area. She has been training dogs for almost 60 years. She has experience with obedience, herding, agility and CGC prep. Her current passion is helping reactive dogs and their owners through positive reinforcement and trick training. Vikki is also a Certified Canine Behavior Consultant, CGC Evaluator, DMWYD Tricks Instructor and Stunt Dog Judge. The Ultimate Dog, LLC www.dogbehavior.training CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Training & Instruction 89 ANIMAL MASSAGE INSTRUCTION-CERTIFICATION SW Michigan Natural Healing For Animals - See Ad Page 89 269-262-2504 CJ LaPorte, CESMT, CCMT Instructor www.swminaturalhealingforanimals.wordpress.com firstname.lastname@example.org Niles, MI 49120 CANINE SWIM INSTRUCTION CERTIFIED BEHAVIORAL CONSULTANT The Ultimate Dog, LLC - See Ad Page iv Vikki Dykstra, MA, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CTDI www.dogbehavior.training Serving Southwest Michigan email@example.com 313-277-6812 248-689-8870 269-330-7413 firstname.lastname@example.org © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 9 Pet Suite Retreat - See Ad Page 24 www.petsuiteretreat.com Inkster: 26245 Michigan Ave. • Inkster, MI 48141 Troy: 2300 Bellingham Drive • Troy, MI 48083 269-459-9393 Section The Dog Dive - See Ad Page 36 Beth Yerrick & Mary Lester www.thedogdive.com 1613 Riverview Drive • Kalamazoo, MI 49004 Training & Instruction 90 DOCK DIVING INSTRUCTION TNT Dog Center - Canine Swim Center - See Ad Pages 92 & 95 Heather Gulden or Lisa Lindahl www.tntdogcenter.com 7402 W. Wackerly Street • Midland, MI 48642 989-402-7700 or 989-430-1711 email@example.com DOG TRAINER INSTRUCTION Von Der King Kennels & Training - See Ad Page 91 Nicholas King & Michelle Rivera www.vonderking.com 4640 W. Grand River Ave. • Howell, MI 48855 517-927-6390 firstname.lastname@example.org FAMILY DOG TRAINING Dependable Dogs - See Ad Page v Cathy Reisfield www.DependableDogs.com 2370 E. Stadium Blvd. #1016 • Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-834-4938 email@example.com HUNTING DOG TRAINING Pine Hill Kennel & Sportsman’s Club - See Ad Page 65 Scott Brosier www.MichiganBirdHunter.com 8347 Ten Mile Road NE • Rockford, MI 49341 ONLINE TRAINING 616-874-8459 firstname.lastname@example.org Section 9 SW Michigan Natural Healing For Animals - See Ad Page 89 269-262-2504 CJ LaPorte, CESMT, CCMT Instructor www.swminaturalhealingforanimals.wordpress.com email@example.com Niles, MI 49120 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Training & Instruction Borderhauss Kennels - See Ad Page 93 www.borderhauss.com 7930 Antcliff Road • Howell, MI 48855 SERVICE DOG TRAINING Clever Canine Dog Training - See Ad Page iv www.cleverk9mi.com 4396 Dixie Highway #8 • Waterford, MI 48329 THERAPY DOG TRAINING AnnaBelle’s Pet Station - See Ad Page vi Angela Brown & Ann Andrews www.coolcitydogs.com 600 S. Capitol Ave. • Lansing, MI 48933 Clever Canine Dog Training - See Ad Page iv www.cleverk9mi.com 4396 Dixie Highway #8 • Waterford, MI 48329 248-618-3258 firstname.lastname@example.org 810-875-6646 info@Valorzen.com 517-927-6390 email@example.com 517-599-0995 firstname.lastname@example.org 248-618-3258 email@example.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 9 Von Der King Kennels & Training - See Ad Page 91 Nicholas King & Michelle Rivera www.vonderking.com 4640 W. Grand River Ave. • Howell, MI 48855 734-717-9083 firstname.lastname@example.org Section Valorzen Canine Training - See Ad Page 94 Tameesha VanEtten & Lynn Latchaw www.Valorzen.com G-3387 Mallery Street • Flint, MI 48504 91 92 Training & Instruction Companion Dog Training Club of Flint, Inc. - See Ad Page 99 http://companiondogtrainingclub.com 4126 Holiday Drive • Flint, MI 48507 Section 9 Kaybee’s K9 Training & Spa www.KaybeesK9.com 1405 N. Johnson Street • Bay City, MI 48708 989-893-1390 KaybeesK9@gmail.com Mid-Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. - See Ad Page 18 Terri Martin, Vice-President & Lead Trainer www.midmichigantherapydogs.com P.O. Box 320886 • Flint, MI 48532 248-521-2930 Southern Michigan Obedience Training Club - See Ad Page 94 Mary Karakas, Training Director www.smotc.org Classes in Several Southeast Michigan Locations 248-546-2727 TNT Dog Center - See Ad Pages 92 & 95 Lisa Lundahl www.tntdogcenter.com 7402 W. Wackerly Street • Midland, MI 48642 email@example.com 989-430-1711 TNTDogCenter@hotmail.com Valorzen Canine Training - See Ad Page 94 Tameesha VanEtten & Lynn Latchaw www.Valorzen.com G-3387 Mallery Street • Flint, MI 48504 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 810-875-6646 info@Valorzen.com Training & Instruction 93 Section 9 © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 94 Training & Instruction TRAINING & INSTRUCTION SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN 4 Paws Community Center - See Ad Page 23 Linda Travis www.4pawscc.com 2244 Franklin Road • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 Section 9 All Dogs Can, LLC - See Ad Page 90 Darlene Collings www.alldogscanlapeer.com 2232 N. Lapeer Road • Lapeer, MI 48446 248-230-7297 firstname.lastname@example.org 810-358-0508 email@example.com All Under One Woof! - See Ad Page 23 Dog Daycare & Training Center Susan Goetz www.allunderonewoof.org 4379 Orion Road • Rochester, MI 48306 248-651-7529 firstname.lastname@example.org Ann Arbor Dog Training Club - See Ad Page 99 www.aadtc.org 1575 E. North Territorial Road • Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 734-995-2801 AnnaBelle’s Pet Station - See Ad Page vi Angela Brown & Ann Andrews www.coolcitydogs.com 600 S. Capitol Ave. • Lansing, MI 48933 517-599-0995 Blue Water Pet Care - See Ad Page 77 Chris Herbert, Owner/Photographer www.BWPetcare.com 1661 Range Road • Kimball, MI 48074 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM email@example.com 810-364-3647 Chris@BWPetcare.com Training & Instruction 95 Section 9 © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 96 Training & Instruction Borderhauss Kennels - See Ad Page 93 www.borderhauss.com 7930 Antcliff Road • Howell, MI 48855 Canine Adventures - See Ad Page 93 Tenille Gross www.canine-adventures.com 20313 Middlebelt • Livonia, MI 48152 Canine Resolution - See Ad Page 90 Marc Guerrieri www.canineresolution.com 4180 W. Walton Blvd. • Waterford, MI 48329 The Canine Workshop, LLC - See Ad Page 91 www.thecanineworkshop.net 34300 Klein Road • Fraser, MI 48026 734-717-9083 firstname.lastname@example.org 248-987-2970 email@example.com 248-681-4201 firstname.lastname@example.org 586-293-8533 email@example.com Clever Canine Dog Training - See Ad Page iv www.cleverk9mi.com 4396 Dixie Highway #8 • Waterford, MI 48329 Companion Dog Training Club of Flint, Inc. - See Ad Page 99 http://companiondogtrainingclub.com 4126 Holiday Drive • Flint, MI 48507 Doggie Play Zone, Inc. - See Ad Page 23 Susan Ringey www.doggieplayzoneinc.thedogtrainer.org 14491 Lulu Road • Ida, MI 48140 Four Legged Rascals - See Ad Page 93 Bonnie Braund www.fourleggedrascals.com Classes in Oakland & Wayne Counties In-Home Training Available Good Choices, LLC - See Ad Page 97 Elaine Chan Whitlow, CTDI www.facebook.com/goodchoicesdog Serving Oakland County & Surrounding Areas K-9 Connection Dog Training - See Ad Page 98 Marlene Hunt www.k-9-connection.net 2606 Narrow Lake Road • Charlotte, MI 48813 248-618-3258 firstname.lastname@example.org 734-279-1024 email@example.com 248-515-4879 firstname.lastname@example.org 248-790-3723 email@example.com 517-712-8875 firstname.lastname@example.org Section 9 Kaybee’s K9 Training & Spa www.KaybeesK9.com 1405 N. Johnson Street • Bay City, MI 48708 989-893-1390 KaybeesK9@gmail.com Key-Lore Pet Rest Gardens - See Ad Page 93 www.petrest.com 7185 Gillette Road • Flushing, MI 48433 810-659-5951 email@example.com Managing Manners Positive Dog Training Deb Monroe, CPDT-KA www.managingmanners.com In-home Training Serving Oakland County My Hero Dog Training - See Ad Page 91 Roz Granitz www.myherodogtraining.com 3182 Walnut Lake Ct. • Commerce, MI 48390 30915 Haggerty • Novi, MI 48377 Obedience Training Club of Greater Lansing - See Ad Page 98 www.otcgl.com 3940 1/2 N Grand River • Lansing, MI 48906 248-321-9089 firstname.lastname@example.org 248-225-6662 Roz@myherodogtraining.com CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 517-485-7280 email@example.com Training & Instruction 97 Pet X Supply & Pet Xtras Grooming-n-Training - See Ad Inside Front & 61 517-546-6740 Debbie Fazica 517-546-3595 www.mypetxtras.com firstname.lastname@example.org 132 West Highland Road Suite 101 • Howell, MI 48843 Positive Paws Training - See Ad Page 89 810-965-6888 Kellie Smith, CPDT-KA www.positivepawz.com email@example.com 400 S. Fenway Drive • Fenton, MI 48430 Training Buddies, LLC - See Ad Page 89 Sandy Patton www.TrainingBuddiesLLC.com 33501 Eight Mile Road • Livonia, MI 48152 Valorzen Canine Training - See Ad Page 94 Tameesha VanEtten & Lynn Latchaw www.Valorzen.com G-3387 Mallery Street • Flint, MI 48504 firstname.lastname@example.org 586-754-3647 email@example.com 989-430-1711 TNTDogCenter@hotmail.com 734-718-3291 firstname.lastname@example.org 810-875-6646 info@Valorzen.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 9 TNT Dog Center - See Ad Pages 92 & 95 Lisa Lundahl www.tntdogcenter.com 7402 W. Wackerly Street • Midland, MI 48642 248-546-2727 Section Southern Michigan Obedience Training Club - See Ad Page 94 Mary Karakas, Training Director www.smotc.org Classes in Several Southeast Michigan Locations Sportsmen’s Dog Training Club of Detroit, Inc. - See Ad Page 87 www.sportsmens.net 1930 Tobsal Court • Warren, MI 48091 98 Training & Instruction Von Der King Kennels & Training - See Ad Page 91 Nicholas King & Michelle Rivera www.vonderking.com 4640 W. Grand River Ave. • Howell, MI 48855 517-927-6390 email@example.com Section 9 TRAINING & INSTRUCTION WESTERN MICHIGAN The Dog Dive - See Ad Page 36 269-459-9393 Beth Yerrick & Mary Lester www.thedogdive.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1613 Riverview Drive • Kalamazoo, MI 49004 Scootie’s Dog Training & Boarding - See Ad Page 98 616-826-7654 Emily www.facebook.com/scootiesdogtrainingandboarding email@example.com Whites Bridge Road • Belding, MI 48809 269-539-1847 TipTopTails Dog Training Kelly Elvin, CPDT-KA, Owner www.TipTopTails.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1030 S. 8th Street • Kalamazoo, MI 49009 Good Manners, Agility, Nosework, Behavior Issues and Pet First Aid The Ultimate Dog, LLC - See Ad Page iv 269-330-7413 Vikki Dykstra, MA, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CTDI www.dogbehavior.training email@example.com Serving Southwest Michigan The Well Mannered Dog Center - See Ad Page 90 616-258-7990 www.wmdog.com firstname.lastname@example.org 5949 Clay Ave. SW • Wyoming, MI 49548 Like Us on Facebook CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Training & Instruction 99 Section 9 © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 100 Training & Instruction THE FUN SPORT OF DOCK DIVING By Heather Lyons The fun sport of dock diving started its development somewhere around 20 years ago and has grown as a competitive sport in leaps and bounds over the last 12 years or so with thousands of dogs currently registered with various organizations around the world. Basically, a dog is sent down a dock to jump off and retrieve a toy out of a 40’long, 4’ deep pool – but there are many ways this can be done! Some teams use two humans on the dock – one to hold the dog, the other to throw the toy off the dock’s end for the dog to chase. Other teams consist simply of one dog and human wherein the dog is set to wait for the human to place or throw the toy in the water, then the dog is released to retrieve it. However the teams execute the jump, the dog’s jump distance is measured where the base of his tail enters the water. Sometimes events are judged with camera systems but the experienced human eye is the method most preferred for judging dock jumping competitions. Section 9 So how does one become involved and start their dog jumping? First off, the dog needs to swim and to love it! The dog that loves to swim and go get a toy, any toy, and bring it back and then do it all over again – is likely going to be a perfect dock diving dog. Then, find a local pool, club or event and get in touch. Find out how and when you can bring your dog out and try them off a regulation dock into a pool. Some dogs struggle with the transition from lake to pool so don’t be surprised if there is a bit of a learning curve for your lake dog – just remember – if the dog loves to swim, and wants to go after a toy, they’ll figure it out!! Dock diving, like any dog sport, is all about getting your dog out there and giving them the confidence they need to run fast down a dock and launch themselves into the air for a toy. There are various training techniques used to help dogs go faster and bigger and some of them have been made into games amongst the various organizations. One example of this is a super fun water sport game called Fetch It! In this game, a foam bumper is clipped to an apparatus that suspends it 4’ above the surface of the pool. The dog is brought back to any spot the handler wishes on the dock and then sent out to retrieve the toy. They must cleanly remove it from both clips to succeed and move on. The dogs get 2 attempts at each distance, which go up in 1’ increments, and are eliminated from competition once they have missed twice. Fetch It! started as a tool to help dogs build confidence in their jumps and has turned into a game played not only with Ultimate Air Dogs, who invented it, but with other organizations including the nationally televised Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge. CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Training & Instruction 101 Speaking of competition venues – there are many!! The stalwarts of the sport are Ultimate Air Dogs and Dockdogs both of whom have been around for 15-16 years and have set many standards seen today across the sport. The AKC and UKC breed registries both have organizations that title for them and there are also a few smaller organizations including Splash Dogs, Pier Pups and Super Retriever Series. If you live in Michigan, and likely do if you are reading this, dock diving is a sport that is easy to access for practice and competition. During the fair weather season, there are events almost every weekend somewhere in Michigan and there are many pools and facilities for training. Luckily, TNT Dog Center in Midland is an indoor pool that now caters to dock divers year round! TNT Dog Center is the brainchild of a local Midland businesswoman who saw a need for an indoor facility for people to train agility year round. Constructed and opened in 2012, TNT has become a premier facility in the nation for folks to visit to train and trial in the sport of agility. The pool building was built in the late fall of 2015 and the pool and dock opened for business in early 2016. It is available for lesson, rentals, classes, group events and more. The dock is 40’ long and sits 24” above the water per regulation for all dock diving organizations. The pool is 50’ long, 22’ wide and heated to a comfortable 82 degrees during the colder months. TNT’s Dock and Pool coordinator, Heather Lyons, has been a part of the sport of dock diving for going on 10 years now. After many years in pet nutrition and rehab, Heather found her calling in training dock jumping dogs and coaching their handlers. She moved to Midland in January of 2016 to help the TNT pool get off the ground and found she just couldn’t leave. You can find her most days hanging around the pool cleaning, teaching and jumping dogs. In the summer time, she is most often found weekends with Ultimate Air Dogs putting on shows around the Michigan area and turning new and unsuspecting people and their dogs into future dock teams. Open Dock, a session for confident, experienced jumping dogs, is available a few times a month and group events such a private rentals and dock diving competitions are run regularly in the winter months as well. For Open Dock dates, class announcements and other goings on, visit the TNT Canine Swim Center Facebook page which can be found at: www.facebook.com/TNTDock Photos Credit: Rick Fleming TNT Dog Center Canine Swim Center www.TNTdogcenter.com © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 9 In addition to lessons, rentals are available and welcome. Many dogs come to practice dock diving, do water retrieves and to simply swim their dogs, no jumping needed!! Section If you’d like to check out the TNT dock and pool this year, contact Heather at tntdock@ gmail.com for information. Group classes are provided for dogs with pool experience and if you need to get your dog introduced to a pool, you can do that in a one on one lesson. 102 Training & Instruction EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS, SERVICE DOGS, & THERAPY DOGS: WHAT THEY ARE AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW By Tameesha VanEtten There is a lot of confusion surrounding these three types of working dogs. Add in other non-legal names like comfort dog, support dog, assistance animal and one can get very confused very quickly. There are only three types of assistance dogs, legally there are Emotional Support Dogs, Service Dogs, & Therapy Dogs. How are they different from a legal standpoint? Emotional Support Dogs (also referred to as Emotional Support Animals) – Are pet dogs (or other species) that are well mannered and provide emotional support and comfort to someone who is disabled by psychiatric illness. Emotional Support Dogs are prescribed via written letter by the persons currently treating Psychologist or Psychiatrist to someone who is disabled by psychiatric illness. The prescribing letter must state that the person is disabled by psychiatric illness and that the dog (or other species) is an important part of the treatment of the disabling psychiatric illness. These letters are valid for one year. Emotional Support Dogs are covered in no-pets housing (including hotels) and flying on aircraft only. There is no certification or registration. There are many scam websites/ certification/registrations that have no legal standing. Section 9 Service Dogs – Are highly trained dogs who assist their disabled owners by performing trained tasks for them that mitigate their disabilities. Examples are Guide Dogs, Mobility Service Dogs, Psychiatric Service Dogs, PTSD Service Dogs, Hearing Service Dogs, Medical Alert/Response Service Dogs, Diabetic Response Service Dogs, etc. Owners have the right to take their trained Service Dogs with them in any places of public accommodation including restaurants. Service Dogs are allowed in no-pets housing (including hotels) and on aircraft as well. There is no formal certification or required registration. Michigan does have a voluntary registration program. Service Dog Programs may provide their own “certifications” or identification documents upon graduation of their program. Therapy Dogs – Are dogs who provide comfort to people other than their owner. Most organizations and treatment facilities who allow therapy dogs into their facilities require that the dogs be certified through a training program. Facilities may require any registrations, memberships, certifications or insurance they want for the therapy dog team to volunteer with them. Therapy Dogs and their owners have no special rights for housing, aircraft, or public accommodations. Therapy Dogs are only allowed where everyday pets are allowed or where the volunteer facilities allow them to enter. Tameesha VanEtten, owner of Valorzen Canine Training & Performance Kennel started by training service dogs and helping others train their dogs for service dog work over 7 years ago. Valorzen Canine Training & Performance Kennel’s Service Dog and Therapy Dog training program and graduates have been featured on ABC12 News, WNEM TV5 News, The Bay City Times, The Flint Journal and more. Valorzen Canine Training trains dogs of every breed, age, and size from basic pet obedience as well as in various competitive venues including competition obedience, rally obedience, barn hunt, nosework, and schutzhund/IPO. 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Miniature Schnauzer Club of MI VENUE 10 DATES CLUB, ASSOCIATION OR BUSINESS Section Hunt Test Family Fun All Breed Dog Show Agility Flyball Tournament Agility All Breed Dog Show Obedience/Rally Agility Bullyolympics & Summer Match Obedience/Rally Agility All Breed Dog Show Obedience/Rally Collies @ The Highland Games All Breed Dog Show Agility Agility Agility Summer Camp All Breed, Obed. Junior Showmanship EVENT Pioneer Boy Scout Camp Eastern MI State Fairgrounds Jackson Co. Fairgrounds TNT Dog Center T-North Pavillion TNT Dog Center Springfield Oaks County Park ECHO Club Bldg TBD Key-Lore Woof Woods Obedience Training Bldg. TNT Dog Center Calhoun Co. Fairgrounds The Well Mannered Dog Center Greenmead Historical Park Calhoun Co. Fairgrounds All Dogs Can TNT Dog Center TNT Dog Center Michigan Dog Scout Camp Calhoun Co. Fairgrounds LOCATION Pioneer, OH Imlay City Jackson Midland Vassar Midland Davisburg Buchanan TBD Flushing Lansing Midland Marshall Wyoming Livonia Marshall Lapeer Midland Midland St. Helen Marshall CITY 110 Calendar AKC AKC Michigan Boxer Club Terrier Club of Michigan Nosework All Breed, Obedience/Rally UKC AKC AKC AKC Monroe Kennel Club Ann Arbor Dog Training Club Midland MI Kennel Club 21 AKC Grand Rapids Agility Club Tracking Agility CPE TNT CPE Agility Agility 10 AKC Section © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 19-21 Mid-Michigan Cocker Spaniel Club 5-7 OCTOBER Obedience/Rally Fall Specialty Agility Fall Group Show Tracking AKC Bull Terrier Club of Metro Detroit 29-30 ECHO Club Inc. 29 AKC Specialty AKC Boston Terrier Club of Detroit 28 28-30 Grand Traverse Kennel Club Specialty AKC Ann Arbor Dog Training Club 23 Earthdog Trial AKC Terrier Club of Michigan Agility AKC Nosework Northern Michigan Agility/MI Boxer Club 22-23 Bay De Noc Kennel Club UKC All Breed, Obedience/Rally AKC St. Clair Kennel Club Conformation AKC Michigan American Pit Bull Terrier Club of MI All Breed, Obedience/Rally AKC Family Fun Event Marquette Kennel Club 15-16 Barktoberfest Specialty Agility/Obedience/Rally AKC Michigamme English Setter Club All Breed Dog Show EVENT AKC AKC Genesee County Kennel Club 8-9 14-16 Grand Rapids Agility Club VENUE DATES CLUB, ASSOCIATION OR BUSINESS See Website TNT Dog Center The Well Mannered Dog Center TNT Dog Center Ann Arbor Dog Training Bldg Monroe Co. Fairgrounds ECHO Club Bldg Carleton VFW TNT Dog Center Monroe Co. Fairgrounds Monroe Co. Fairgrounds Monroe Co. Fairgrounds Ann Arbor Dog Training Bldg Detroit Beagle Club TNT Dog Center Bay De Noc Kennel Club Goodells Co. Park Wayne Co. Fairgrounds Marquette Co. Fairgrounds Memorial Park MSA Sports Spot Brighton Recreation Area Shiawassee Co. Fairgrounds LOCATION Saranac Midland Wyoming Midland Whitmore Lake Monroe Buchanan Carleton Midland Monroe Monroe Monroe Whitmore Lake Addison Midland Escanaba Goodells Belleville Marquette Royal Oak Grand Rapids Howell Corunna CITY Calendar 111 PAWS Unlimited Novi Pet Expo Michigan Boxer Club Great Lakes Sled Dog Association Ann Arbor Dog Training Club Mt. Pleasant MI Kennel Club West MI Harvest Cluster Dog Show CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM AKC AKC CPE AKC AKC AKC AKC All Breed Dog Show Agility Agility Obedience/Rally Agility Agility Agility Agility Pet Expo Agility Fall Dryland Derby Tracking Agility All Breed, Obedience/Rally Agility EVENT MSU Pavillion TNT Dog Center Well Mannered Dog Center Obedience Training Bldg. TNT Dog Center TNT Dog Center TNT Dog Center Well Mannered Dog Center Suburban Collection Showplace TNT Dog Center See Website Ann Arbor Dog Training Bldg TNT Dog Center Kalamazoo Expo. Center TNT Dog Center LOCATION East Lansing Midland Wyoming Lansing Midland Midland Midland Wyoming Novi Midland TBD Whitmore Lake Midland Kalamazoo Midland CITY Shows and events are subject to change. Please consult the association, club or sponsoring organization website to confirm date and time. Our website calendar is updated throughtout the year. Visit www.MiDogGuide.com to stay up-to-date. CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM 1-2 Ingham County Kennel Club Central MI Agility Club 7-9 14-16 Grand Rapids Extreme Agility Team Obedience Training Club Of Greater Lansing 14-16 Central MI Agility Club 21-23 Northern Michigan Agility Club 28-30 Central MI Agility Club DECEMBER 2-4 9-11 10 10-11 11 16-18 TBD CPE Event AKC ISDRA AKC AKC AKC AKC 26-28 Central Michigan Agility Club NOVEMBER VENUE 10 DATES CLUB, ASSOCIATION OR BUSINESS Section 112 Calendar Appendix 113 Appendix Page APPENDIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Appendix © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 114 Appendix ALPHABETICAL CROSS INDEX MICHIGAN CATEGORY FINDER PAGE PAGE Allergy & Dermatology..............34 Animal Massage Instruction & Certification .........................89 Appendix ................................114 Associations ...............................7 Canine Reiki .............................35 Canine Swim Activities.............26 Canine Swim Instruction ..........89 Certified Behavioral Consultant ..............................89 Clubs ..........................................7 B D Bed Bug Detection ...................76 Boarding & Daycare Essentials ...............................22 Boarding & Daycare Northern Michigan..................22 Boarding & Daycare Southeastern Michigan ..........22 Boarding & Daycare Western Michigan...................25 Breeders-Purebred...................82 Dock Diving Instruction ............90 Dog Business, Club & Rescue Insurance ...................78 Dog Hunting Locations ............68 Dog Owner Support .................78 Dog Parks.................................68 Dog Sledding............................72 Dog Trainer Instruction .............90 A Appendix C Calendar .................................104 Canine Acupuncture ................34 Canine Building Rental .............76 Canine Chiropractic & Veterinary Spinal Manipulation ...........................34 Canine Entertainment...............77 Canine Event Locations. ..........66 Canine Event Services .............77 Canine Massage ......................34 Canine Photographers .............78 E EMERGENCY CARE ...............35 End Of Life Service ..................36 Euthanasia, Hospice & Palliative Care .....................36 F Family Dog Training..................90 Food & Supplies Available At Multiple Stores ...................52 Food & Supplies Mobile & Online Ordering ......................52 Food & Supplies Northern Michigan..................53 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Appendix 115 ALPHABETICAL CROSS INDEX MICHIGAN CATEGORY FINDER PAGE PAGE Food & Supplies Southeastern Michigan ..........55 Food & Supplies Western Miichigan ..................57 Food Delivery Service ..............58 Nutritional Health & Supplements .......................40 O Online Training..........................90 P G Grooming Schools ...................63 Grooming Services Southeastern Michigan ..........63 Grooming Services Western Michigan...................64 Grooming Supplies & Repair ..................................64 H Holistic Products ......................37 Holistic Veterinary Care ............38 Hunting Dog Training................90 L Low Cost Spay, Neuter & Wellness Clinics......................84 M Michigan Event Promotion .......72 Mobile Grooming......................64 Non-Profit Service Organizations .........................13 R Raw Dog Food .........................58 Reproductive Services .............42 Rescue & Shelter Assistance ..............................84 Rescue & Shelter Northern Michigan..................85 Rescue & Shelter Southeast Michigan ...............85 Rescue & Shelter Statewide ....86 Rescue & Shelter Western Michigan...................86 © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. Appendix N Personal Protection ..................79 Pet Insurance ...........................79 Pet Owner Assistance & Support ...............................84 Pet Sitting & Walking Services ..................................26 Pet Transportation ....................79 Pet Trust ...................................79 Physical Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Care ....................42 Pre-Need Funeral Planning ......79 116 Appendix ALPHABETICAL CROSS INDEX MICHIGAN CATEGORY FINDER PAGE S PAGE Training & Instruction Self-Serve Dog Wash ...............64 Service Dog Training ................91 Special Surgical Services .........42 Sporting Goods ........................58 Southeastern Michigan ..........94 Training & Instruction Western Michigan...................98 W T Wearable Laser Therapy ..........43 Therapeutic Products ...............58 Therapy Dog Training ...............91 Wellness & Appendix Preventative Care ...................43 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Appendix 117 Appendix © 2018 Michigan Canine Resource Guide, l.l.c. 118 Appendix ALPHABETICAL CROSS INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Appendix PAGE 360 Event Productions/Bark on Biddle/Barktoberfest ....................... 71 4 Paws 1 Heart .................................................................................... 81 4 Paws Community Center ................................................................. 23 A Walk in the Woods ........................................................................... 22 Advanced Animal Chiropractic .............................................................. iii All Dogs Can, LLC ............................................................................... 90 All Under One Woof! Dog Daycare & Training Center ......................... 23 American Kennel Club - Canine Partners Program ............................... 1 Animal Rehabilitation Facility .............................................................. 35 Ann Abor Dog Training Club ................................................................ 99 Ann Arbor Kennel Club ........................................................................ 10 AnnaBelle’s Pet Station .........................................................................vi The Barkshire ...................................................................................... 25 Beyond The Lens - Custom Photography........................................... 76 Bingo Institute of Grooming ................................................................ 61 Blue Water Pet Care ............................................................................ 77 Borderhauss Kennels, LLC.................................................................. 93 Canine Adventures .............................................................................. 93 Canine Advocacy Program.................................................................... 6 Canine Resolution ............................................................................... 90 Canine-Work And Games (C-WAGS) .................................................... 1 The Canine Workshop, LLC ................................................................ 91 Central Michigan Agility Club .............................................................. 95 Chow Hound Pet Supplies .................................................................. 55 Christy Schulte Photography .............................................................. 77 Clarkston Animal Medical Center ........................................................ 36 Clever Canine Dog Training ...................................................................iv Color Pet Products .............................................................................. 53 Comfort Care Veterinary Services ....................................................... 39 Companion Dog Training Club of Flint ................................................ 99 Creature Comfort Veterinary House Call Services, PLLC ................... 38 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Appendix 119 ALPHABETICAL CROSS INDEX OF ADVERTISERS PAGE © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. Appendix Decadent Dogs.................................................................................... 53 Dependable Dogs...................................................................................v The Dog Dive ....................................................................................... 36 Dog Scouts of America ....................................................................... 18 Doggie Play Zone, Inc. ........................................................................ 23 Elk Antler Dog Chews, LLC ................................................................... iii Four Legged Rascals .......................................................................... 93 Four Paws Veterinary Wellness ..............................................................v Frankenmuth River Place Shops/Dog Bowl ........................................ 67 Fun Time Dog Shop ............................................................................ 52 Good Choices, LLC ............................................................................. 97 Great Lakes Pet Emergencies .................................... Inside Back Cover Great Lakes Sport Dog Association .................................................... 14 Green Paws Pet Supply .........................................................................v I Heart Media/West Michigan Pet Expo .............................................. 65 K-9 Connection Dog Training .............................................................. 98 K9 Camo Companions ........................................................................ 14 Kennel Pro ........................................................................................... 73 Key-Lore Pet Rest Gardens, LLC ........................................................ 93 Leader Dogs for the Blind ..................................................................... 6 Magoos Pet Outlet .............................................................................. 54 Michigan War Dog Memorial, Inc. ....................................................... 39 Mid-Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. ....................................................... 18 Midland Michigan Kennel Club ........................................................... 95 My Hero Dog Training .......................................................................... 91 Natural Healing Pet Care ..................................................................... 39 Northern Michigan Agility Club ........................................................... 95 Obedience Training Club of Greater Lansing ...................................... 98 Paws With A Cause ............................................................................. 14 Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy For Pets ............................ 29 PawStroll ............................................................................................. 19 120 Appendix ALPHABETICAL CROSS INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Appendix PAGE Pet Allergy and Dermatology Solutions ............................................... 37 Pet Suite Retreat ................................................................................. 24 Pet Taxi Plus ........................................................................................ 79 Pet X Supply & Pet Xtras Grooming-n-Training.... Inside Front Cover & 61 Pet-A-Pet............................................................................................... 6 PetCalls Veterinary Housecalls............................................................ 40 Petfinder .............................................................................................. 85 Petfinder Foundation ........................................................................... 81 Pets for Vets - SE Michigan Chapter................................................... 14 Pine Hill Kennel & Sportsman’s Club .................................................. 65 Positive Pawz Training......................................................................... 89 Premier Pet Supply.............................................................................. 49 PRO-PET-OTIC, Home of the PRO-BARK-OTIC® .............................. 41 Purely Pets .......................................................................................... 55 Raw Dog: Raw Dog Food Delivered, LLC ........................................... 54 Ruff Life Photography ......................................................................... 77 Scootie’s Dog Training & Boarding ...................................................... 98 Southern Michigan Obedience Training Club...................................... 94 Spectra Therapy, LLC................................................... Back Cover & 31 Sportsmen’s Dog Training Club Of Detroit, Inc. .................................. 87 Suburban Collection Showplace/Novi Pet Expo ................................. 69 SW Michigan Natural Healing for Animals .......................................... 89 Teacher’s Pet ....................................................................................... 18 TNT Dog Center .......................................................................... 92 & 95 Training Buddies, LLC ......................................................................... 89 The Ultimate Dog, LLC ..........................................................................iv Valorzen Canine Training ..................................................................... 94 Von Der King Kennels & Training ......................................................... 91 Walk MI Dog ..........................................................................................iv The Well Mannered Dog Center .......................................................... 90 Whispering Pines Pet Cemetary.......................................................... 37 Wilsons Veterinary Hospital ................................................................. 40 CANINERESOURCEGUIDE.COM Appendix CONTACT NAME 121 PHONE NUMBER Veterinarian EMERGENCY VET Trainer Groomer Boarding/Daycare Appendix © 2018 MICHIGAN CANINE RESOURCE GUIDE, L.L.C. 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