At Bay Area K9 Training we clean our dog kennels and outdoor play area's daily with a disinfectant spray using a solution called the "Wysi Wash" which is a diluted formula of bleach concentrate when mixed with water attached to a water hose it allows dog owners to spray and sanitize dog kennels and runs. A must have for dog owners with multiple dogs.
Dog Crates are vacuumed and disinfected using wipes every morning to help keep dogs in our care clean and sanitary at all times.
Feeding and Drinking Dishes should be washed after every meal or once per day.
Dogs should not share the same bowls. This will also help prevent future illness and minimize food aggression between your dog.
Cleaning toys with soap and water is also a great way to ensure your dogs mouth clean.
Grooming & Maintenance
Brushing your dog is great way to build a bond with your dog, this can be done as often as 1-2 times per week which is a great way to keep tangles out of your dogs hair and help secure a greater bond with your dog. Grooming your dog regularly will also help desensitize your dog to touch. It is important your dog allows you to touch his or her tail, stomach, paws, mouth etc.. without aggression, stimulating your dogs in this nature will prepare your dog for times like when you need to send your dog to the local groomer.
Why Crate Training is Important
Getting your puppy or dog used to its crate is important more many reasons. One of the most important reasons is to help housebreak your new puppy or rescue dog. When dogs are left unsupervised they can get away with peeing where they're not supposes to. We do not recommend scolding your dog for relieving themselves in their crate, instead you will need to come them let them out quicker the next time around. Providing a size appropriate crate for your dog is recommended, instinctively dogs seek small den like places. Never leave a dog in a crate in an area that is too hot or cold for you. Also be sure to leave clean water inside your dogs crate at all times in case they get thirsty. For dog owners with more than one dog we recommend each dog has his or her own separate crate to ensure comfort and to decrease the chance of aggression.
Dogs owners that travel with their dogs should use dog crates.. Your dog cannot prepare themselves for turns or stop like we can, therefore a size appropriate dog crate fastened down securely is recommended.
For example: Police K9’s have customized crate like spaces in police vehicles, this allows officers to gain safety for their K9’S for times when proceeding police work.