Safety and Your Wonderdog (or perhaps not so much of a Wonderdog!):
By Ben Kersen
“Ben, be careful.” “Ben, don’t fall dear.” “Ben, look out for the…” These were the constant reminders during my childhood from Mrs. Kersen, my dear mother. Despite her best intentions, I managed to acquire my share of scraped knees and bumped foreheads.
As doggie parents, we are responsible for our four-legged children’s safety. Speaking of children, could you imagine leaving a young toddler to play near traffic without supervision? If you love your dog, and want to enjoy its company to a ripe old age, I would encourage you to take the same precautions as you would for a baby and more—dogs are MUCH faster!! Since opening my business (Ben Kersen and the Wonderdogs) 30 years ago, I have seen some close calls… don’t let this be you!
All the good nutrition, training, and your loving care can be destroyed instantly by an accident if your dog isn’t safety trained. The next few blog posts (which were taken from my previous newsletter, Ben Kersen and the Wonderdogs News & Tips) will offer general suggestions, but should not be used instead of going for active training with a qualified trainer. For more info on training, visit my website www.wonderdogs.ca.
Until Next Time,
Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs
Thanks, Ben for your thoughtful post. I may consider getting my dog trained with you. You are in Victoria, right?
As a parent, I feel for your mom! But unfortunately, we can’t keep them safe forever!
Yes, we are in Victoria. Looking forward to hearing from you!