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We have a selection of quality supplies,
including toys, leashes, collars, grooming supplies, head halters, coats,
dishes, flea products, goodies for people who love dogs and so much more!
Some of them are pictured below. (We have
many more available, that are not pictured.)
Feeder/Puzzles for cats and dogs. Dishwasher safe. Variable levels of
difficulty possible. Moveable parts, and partitions. Durable food grade
plastic. Slows down eating; helps prevent digestive problems, bloat and
overeating; is fun and mentally stimulating for pets. Gastineau Humane
Society approved products (they would love donations of them, or donations
Photos with Fido - a new Service, available year round, from
Canines Unlimited. Photo set ups ready to go, just bring your dog and
camera. You take pictures or have us do it. Affordable photo sitting,
by appointment. Call 907-790-3647. (PDF of
Fun Photos with Fido)
Pet ID Tag Holder
for collar, by Outward Hound
This Pet Tag Holder servers several purposes.
- Keeps tags from jangling, making noise
- Keeps tags secure, so they don't get
lost from snagging on branches or objects
- Can hold and secure additional items
like a mini leash and pick up bag
- Keeps tags from turning dogs with white
or light colored hair, to grey color around their neck, where the tags
- Keeps tags from tangling and matting
- Easy to attach to dog's collar
PAWZ Dog Booties
and 1Z Dog Coat/Harness
||Pawz is the worlds
only disposable and reusable, waterproof dog boot.
Made of natural rubber, Pawz are 100% biodegradable. Pawz are designed
to go on easily and fit securely without zippers or straps. Like a
sock, Pawz moves with your dog, allowing full paw motion and maximum
comfort, and the rubber gives traction support for more secure footing.
And imagine never losing another expensive dog boot again! Pawz come
12 in a package and each boot may be worn many times.
||Finally, a protective
coat with built-in harness! The 1Z is a high-tech coat designed like
a great ski jacket. The 1Z Coat is secure, warm, waterproof, and washable.
The 1Z Coat combines innovative new textiles with our exclusive built-in
harness system for an easy, secure and comfortable fit.
Does not deflate if punctured
4.5", 6", 8" sizes
Variety of colors, including Glow ball
Also in Vanilla, Bubblegum and Blueberry scented
Does not deflate if punctured
4.5", 6", 8", 10"
Variety of colors
Also Bubblegum and Blueberry scented
Interactive Treat Dispensing
Interactive Treat Dispensing
(ball within a ball)
Non-toxic polyethylene (hard plastic)
Does not deflate if punctured
4.5", 6", 8", 10"
Variety of colors
Does not deflate if punctured
4.5", 6", 8", 10"
Variety of colors
- Easy/fast on and off
- Relfective, Padded
- Quick grab handle
- Super comfortable
- 11 Colors & Patriotic
- Wide range of sizes
- Made in USA
- Ergonomic design
- No neck/throat pressure
- Dogs love it, too!
New toys include
e Crinkle, double sided squeaky (several
different combinations) , and Dazzle Duck (and others) with extra tough
Pet Corrector Spray-Stop unwanted behavior!
An easy to use, effective, non-invasive
way of stopping/discouraging unwanted behaviors such as barking, chasing
cars, housebreaking, jumping up on people, aggression, stealing, and more.
Dog/Cat Puzzles by Nina Ottosson Tons
of Fun! Gastineau Humane Society approved puzzles (they would love donations
Let your dog look for the goodies
by trying to pull the discs to the side.
Let the dog look for the treats
by trying to lift or push away one block after the other with its
nose or paw.
Let your dog find the hidden goodies
through the hole in the rotating disc.
The dog is to learn to look for
dogsnacks by moving one disc after the other in different directions.
For puppies, dogs and senior dogs
(also cats and other pets).
Provide mental and physical activity.
Stimulate brain functions and activity.
Encourage problem solving.
Provide learning contact time.
The dog should look for treats by
pulling out the flaps in different directions.
The dog/cat has to learn to rotate
the different layers in different directions with its nose or paw.
The dog is to look for treats by
moving blocks in four different directions.
are our product "pick of the year" for 2009. They are designed
to reduce stress and anxiety, in a completely noninvasive, non-drug, easy
and simple to use way. Like giving your dog a soft, comforting, gentle
"hug", the Thundershirt's unique wrap can bring about remarkable
changes in a very short amount of time, often times, immediately.
This dog (left) typically paces, often
nonstop. Most dogs get quieter and calmer, slowing or stopping pacing,
whining, barking, etc.. This dog, shortly after putting the Thundershirt
on her, decided to just take a nap, and totally relaxed in my chair.
The affect is similar to that produced
by the body wraps we use in the TTouch work. I would strongly recommend
trying one if your dog has issues with stress, anxiety or fear. Issues
including panting, shaking, scratching, running, hiding, vocalizing, clinging,
and pottying indoors are symptoms that have been successfully reduced
with the use of a Thundershirt. They are inexpensive and very simple to
put on and take off of your dog. You are welcome to bring your dog in
to try on different sizes to see what fits.
Interactive Treat Balls--These
new fun balls come in three designs:
Everlasting Treat Ball (blue)
Can be filled with food, Every Flavor Treats or any snack your dog enjoys
and then capped with one or two Everlasting Treats. Everlasting Treats
can also be inserted upside down or into the center cavity of the ball
for more challenging play. Dishwasher safe in the top rack for easy clean
up. Completely free of latex, vinyl, and phthalates. Available in three
Bento/Beanie Ball (Day-glo orange)
Similar to the Everlasting Treat Ball, it has dental dimples on the outside
to help keep teeth clean. Slightly softer than the Treat Ball, it has
one Everlasting Treat on one side and the treat dispenser opening on the
Everlasting Fun Ball
Starmark's strongest chew toy yet! The Everlasting Fun Ball can be filled
with food, Every Flavor Treats, or any snack your dog enjoys. Dishwasher
safe in the top rack for easy clean up. Completely free of latex, vinyl,
and phthalates. Available in Day-Glo Green in sizes Medium & Large.
While these can provide hours of interesting
fun time, we do recommend they be used in a supervised situation, just
like any other chew toy, just to be safe.
Grass Dog Relief Area
Do you need a "portable dog relief"
area, such as during ferry trips, with car deck relief areas, or on trips
where you do not have much time or space to exercise your dog? Sometimes
the exercise area is cement or asphalt, and well housebroken dogs will
not consider soiling such an area.
Many people do not have the time to train
their dog to "potty" on command. Try packing along a section
of fake grass. Your dog can walk around on it, and because it feels like
grass to their feet, encourages them to relieve themselves on it. Pack
along some absorbent material to put underneath (newspaper, paper towels,
old towels, disposable diapers, etc.) to soak up any liquid and dispose
of it properly. Keep everything in a kitchen size garbage sack, with some
extra sacks, and use the plastic sacks under the absorbent material, to
protect the floor surface and keep it dry.
And if you really needed to up the anti
to encourage your dog to go, you could borrow from the training exercise
of taking your dog to the same place for pottying because it smells like
the right place. Save some small rocks or pea gravel in a net bag (like
you get from bagged fresh vegetables or fruit) from your dog's usual "relief"
area, and place in an odor proof container or plastic bag. Put it on or
under the grass mat, so that it smells "right" to your dog.
Replace it in the odor proof container when done.
The fake grass (from your hardware or building supply store), can be washed
and disinfected for reuse. Just wrap it in a plastic bag until you can
rinse or wash it off, and allow to dry. Use another plastic bag to pick
up and dispose of the used absorbent material.
I have also recently seen advertised similar
versions to this (Skymall magazine), only with a "tray" underneath
the mat, to catch the liquid. They were about the size of a large doormat.
They are supposed to have some sort of scent or odor to attract the pet
to that spot. Costs ranged from around $150-$300, plus shipping.
As always, do some practice training runs
using the new materials, before you hit the road or get to the place you
really need it, so you can work out any little wrinkles in the process
ahead of time, and be well prepared. That will also make it "familiar"
to your dog, and more likely to be used quickly and easily.
Pros and cons:
I think the fake grass material is more portable and light weight, and
easier to clean because it can be tossed in the wash machine, with disinfectants
and deodorizers as well as cleaning substances. The absorbent material
you put under it can be disposed of easily. You can buy it by the yard
or foot, as opposed to a predetermined mat size. This is useful if your
dog does not find the door mat size "large enough" to be acceptable.
By walking my dog up and down several yards of this material, I am more
likely to find he will be able to relax faster and have more choices of
area, than a door mat target area. Probably a few yards of the fake grass
material and the plastic garbage bags and absorbent material would cost
less than the commercial models. It would not look as nice and finished
as the tray type. Definitely takes up much less space than the raise "dog
The commercial mats with "tray" is nice because you do not need
absorbent material underneath. You only need to handle the tray and dump
the contents in an appropriate place, and do not have to "pick up"
absorbent material. It also looks nice, just like a doormat. The mat itself
may be machine washable (I'm not sure) but the tray would not be. You
would need to hose it off outside or have a large tub to clean it, or
use lots of spray and towels.
Your particular situation and needs would
give you an idea of which would be best for you and your circumstances.
TEACH BALANCE, NOT PULLING
TTouch Harness and Super
Balance Leash - Teach Loose Leash Walking (not pulling)
it for yourself. Attach your leash to your dog's collar, and very gently
make a connection, taking up the slack, so your dog will feel a tiny bit
of pressure on it's collar. Normally, the first response is to attempt
to rebalance, since you have just put your dog out of balance. The rebalancing
consists simply of resisting your pressure (pulling on the collar) to
get back into balance. Even if your dog starts the pressure first by pulling,
they will usually just pull harder as soon as they feel the pressure on
From the TTouch perspective, we are always
teaching about balance (in mind, body and spirit). The TTouch harness
works from a dog's center of balance over their shoulder, and does not
put added stress on their spinal cord or vertebrae by flexing the back
up and down when a leash connection is made. The Super Balance Leash allows
for signaling and further balancing, since there is NO pressure on a collar
to pull against. When you balance the body, you balance the mind, which
further balances the body. How simple. How amazing.
We have TTouch harnesses and leashes available
in a variety of sizes and colors. Please contact
us if you are intersted in trying this method with your dog. We use
this method in our Obedience classes, too.
Some simple ways of reducing
shedding, sometimes dramatically, are from both an internal and external
approach. Shedding is directly related to nutrition.
In The Whole Dog Journal, January 2007, page 20, Dr. Randy Kidd, DVM,
PHD, says "Healthy hair relies on the balance of the diet:
proteins (and especially the sulfur-rich amino acids such as cystine,
as well as tyrosine and methionine), essential fatty acids, copper, and
B vitamins. Up to 30 percent of the daily protein requirement of an adult
dog can be used for the renewal of the skin and the hair."
What would it be worth to you
to reduce shedding by possibly as much as 95%? One of my clients gave
that testimonial after their dog had been fed Missing Link for a month.
In fact, they noticed a different in their dog's coat in just 2-3 days!
Try a good supplement for 4-8 weeks, and see what kind of difference your
pet (and you) may experience. Or feed a better quality dog food. It's
easy, can save you a lot of time in vacuuming and cleaning, improve your
dog's overall health (not just skin and coat), and you can easily go back
to what you were feeding, any time you want. We carry Fundamental Vitality,
Missing Link, SeaMeal, Halo Daily Greens, and a variety of excellent omega
oils to help in this area.
Use a shampoo which can help nourish the skin and coat. (It's
still about nutrition.) Try something like our Shed Control shampoo from
HydroSurge, to see what kind of difference it can make. Applying a separate
conditioner, after the shampooing, can also help.
There are a variety of specialized
tools that can help get rid of the coat being shed. Depending on the
type of coat and amount of hair coming out, there are rakes, splitters,
rotating tooth tools, blades, and more, that can speed up the removal
of the loose hair. Ultimately, you need to try the tool on your dog's
coat, to determine just how well it will work. At Canines Unlimited, you
are always welcome to bring your dog and actually TRY OUT the tool(s)
to see which one works best (fastest, easiest, most comfortable). Good
quality tools are sturdy and well balanced, and do not create nearly the
hand, wrist or arm fatigue of poor quality tools. They also do a better
job of getting out the loose coat, with the least amount of distress on
A wash (at least two shampoo/rinse
combos, or more, until the dog is immaculately clean) and dry (with
a high speed blower dryer [see video]) get out the maximum amount
of loose hair and dander, leaves the coat free flowing, wonderful to touch
and pet, clean and fresh smelling, and much more comfortable to your dog.
If you keep up with regular groomings, then the shedding season job is
much easier, for both you and your dog.
Note: We offer Professional
Grooming, Budget Dog Bath and Juneau (do-it-yourself) Dog Wash services.
Reminder: All obedience students enrolled
in our six-week or twelve-week obedience classes automatically get a free
basic Juneau Dog Wash appointment.
PupLight gets five paws up from us and are available at Canines Unlimited
shop. After testing many, many dog lights over the years, this it the
first light that meets all of our criteria for a sturdy, practical, useful
light, for almost any size dog and amount of hair. A police officer actually
stopped us during a late night walk, asking where I had acquired the light...he
was able to see me blocks away, and was really impressed with the visibility.
(I told him I had them for sale at my shop.)
This fits dogs as small as a Pom (see photo below) and has an extension
band for really large dogs. The band is wide elastic, making it easy to
slip on and off the dog. Of particular note is the design that flattens
the hair around the light, keeping it from interfering or blocking the
beam from the brilliant LED light. It is water resistant (great for rain
or snow), runs on three AAA batteries (easy to replace), with a hinge
that allows the beam to be directed up or down. You can remove it if you
need a bright light, or call your dog over to have them light up the area
to help you find the "deposit" to be cleaned up. The beam can
be seen from ANY direction, because of the reflection on the ground or
snow. The movement of the dog causes the beam to move back and forth a
bit, making it even more visible.
The photo on the right, below, is an unretouched, very real image of the
beam on the ground in front of the dog. (This dog also has another type
of light on its back, giving a comparison of visibility.) So you always
know where the dog is, unless he goes behind a large tree or building
and is completely blocked from view. The on/off switch does NOT get easily
switched off, even when the dog is going through brush and bushes.
got a top rating from Whole Dog Journal (December 2007). The only adjustment
you may want to make would happen if you wanted to override the slide
adjustment/removeability of the light from the collar band. Some tape
covering the slide opening would prevent that from happening. The plastic
housing and "hardware" is of heavy duty plastic, but light enough
for even a small dog. We think it is a "must have" piece of
safety equipment, for any dog out for walks in the dark.
Information about complementary and alternative
therapies in veterinary medicine
Canine Cancer -new/alternative therapies:
Neoplasene treatment -contact us for further information
Go Green -Create
a safer environment for you and your pets
High Country Conservation
Center produces a number of excellent publications, including The Green
Cleaning Guide. Here is their description:
The Green Cleaning Guide
Our most popular publication to date, this booklet is full of recipes,
tips, and resources for making your own cleaning products, largely from
ingredients you already have in your home. The Guide has been updated
since its original printing, so the version you get here is the latest
and greatest out there. As it is a large document, we have broken it into
sections so that the download time is not so long:
with new important information on cleaning green!)
Outdoors & Garage
Ending Considerations(Includes our list of ingredients to avoid and resources
for more information)
You can see and download this publication
from the following website:
Appliqué Pet PortraitsFabric
Appliqué Pet Portraits
Recently, we learned of a fabric artist,
Ellen Anderson, in Juneau, Alaska, who does pet and people portraits,
with fabric. We asked her to do a portrait of our (deceased) companion,
"Mora" (brown/tan/white dog). She absolutely captured the essence
and spirit of Mora, although she never had the chance to meet her in person.
Ellen does absolutely magnificent work, and we couldn't be more pleased
to have such a wonderful remembrance of Mora.
Also included are pictures of "Sallie"
(black/white/grey husky), and her portrait. It is in a different style,
more "posterized" with different stitching.
For inquiries about having her do an exquiste
portrait of your pet, please call her in Alaska, at 907-789-1412.
by Ellen Anderson,
to order your pet's portrait.
||This is a needlepoint
portrait of a cat by Ellen Anderson. The continental stitch is done
with embroidery thread on 22-to-the-inch canvas. The portrait size
is about 4" x4", then the border, mat, etc. is added. It
is all fabric and thread.
9 in 1 Euro Leashes have arrived!
Specially made for TTouch practitioners,
we have just received our shipment of the 9 in 1 Euro leads in the single
webbing, both 5/8" and 3/8" (hard to find, for small dogs).
We also have the heavy duty, double thick European leads in 5/8"
width. They are all seven feet long. These leashes are our favorite training
and dog walking leashes because they are so versatile.
These are the configurations we know of:
6 foot lead
Over the shoulder lead (hands free)
Around the waist lead (hands free)
Temporary tie out for use around small or large objects
"Rear gear" in TTouch training
Collar/head halter attachments in TTouch training
Two dog lead
You might be able to come up with more configurations!
(many have all human grade ingredients) include:
OPaws FD treats
Momentum FD Treats (Duck hearts, Chicken hearts, Beef hearts, Lamb Tripe,
Pork Tenderlioin, Turkey hearts)
Himalayan Dog Chews and Yacky Yams
Real Meat Treats
Bravo FD treats
Solid Gold's Beef, Turkey and Lamb
Jerky's, and Tiny Tots
Solid Gold Buckaroo Beef
Solid Gold LA Treats
Zukes Mini Naturals (Chicken, Salmon, Peanut Butter, Rabbit)
Zukes Hip Action Jerky
Zukes Power Bones (Chicken, Lamb, Beef, Peanut Butter)
Liver (freeze dried)
OMH Biscuits (Mini, Small and Large), Assorted flavors
OMH Wellbars (Yogurt, Fish and Peanut Butter)
Merritt Duck Sausages
Red Barn food rolls (lamb and chicken)
Newman's Own Organics treats (Chicken, Cheese, Peanut Butter)
Bully sticks (Brazilian beef, free range, no odor)
Books and Videos include subjects
such as training, grooming, clicker training, obedience training, nutrition,
TTouch, acupressure for dogs and cats, homemade dog meals and natural
OPaws Fundamental Vitality and Advanced
Vitamin/Mineral combinations from Solid Gold, Missing Link (dog, cat,
vegetarian, human) and Animal Essentials.
Anna Flora Flower Essences
PetsLife Oral Dental Spray and Gel
Animal Essentials organic Calcium, herbal drops, Ear/Nose solution, Eye
solution, FidoDerm, Fish Oil liquid and get caps
Zuke's Z-ridges dental chews
Oil (Omega 3, 6, 9s) from Solid Gold,
Omega Pet and Animal Essentials.
Digestive Enzymes from Prozyme and Animal
Honest Kitchen Supplements
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Martha Fischbach, Owner
P.O. Box 34496, Juneau, Alaska 99803
Shop: 4191 Taku
Blvd., Juneau, AK 99801