We're just about through the month of January and really, we've had a great winter so far. I know folks who enjoy snow sports haven't been too happy because we haven't had much snow, but this is Wisconsin. We still have a couple of months yet of winter. Snow always comes, sometimes later in winter and almost always in early spring. But for me, I've been thoroughly enjoying the winter we've had so far.
I just wrapped up my first 8-week session of winter classes. The next session of classes begins the week of February 6th. Please visit the Class Schedule page to view the list of all classes being offered and the times for those classes.
Also, watch for an upcoming article on "Bloat". Sadly, my 10 year old German shepherd, Mojo suffered an episode of Bloat on New Year's Day. I rushed him to the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals where an emergency gastropexy was performed on him. This surgery saved his life. Had I not known the early signs of Bloat, Mojo would have died within a matter of a couple of hours.
I had the privilege of interviewing the surgeon, Dr. Roz Elliott for the article I will be writing on this often fatal condition. I want to get the word out on how serious this condition is and to educate dog owners on the early signs of Bloat so their dogs' lives may be saved too.
I'm wishing all of my wonderful students and friends of Paws-A-Tive Choice a very Happy, Healthy and Safe 2012. And if you're looking for something fun to do with your pooch during these remaining winter months, join one of our many fun and family friendly dog training classes. Your dog will thank you for it!
Stay pawsative and train happy!