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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.)



New, Interactive 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 for them).

 


Fun 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 hang
  • Keeps tags from tangling and matting the hair
  • Easy to attach to dog's collar
Barkley modeling the Pet Tag ID Holder Barkley models the Pet ID Tag Holder. It even fits smaller dogs well. Barkley is a Shiba Inu. Pet ID Tag Holder

With this particular ID tag holder, I am able to put not only my dog's tags, but a "pick up" bag, and short pull tab leash, so I am well prepared for any occasion. Everything you see here is in the tag holder that Barkley (far left) is modeling.

The picture at the right shows several views. a) folded up; b) open with tags attached, an ID card to put information on, and the mini pull tab leash. Pet ID Tag Holder-views c) shows how the Tag Holder attaches to the collar, by threading the collar through the loop on the back.  

PAWZ Dog Booties and 1Z Dog Coat/Harness

Pawz is the world’s 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.


Bounce-n-Play

Non-toxic polyethylene
Tough!
Puncture resistant
Does not deflate if punctured
Floats

4.5", 6", 8" sizes
Variety of colors, including Glow ball
Also in Vanilla, Bubblegum and Blueberry scented

Romp-n-Roll


Non-toxic polyethylene
Tough!
Puncture resistant
Does not deflate if punctured
Floats

4.5", 6", 8", 10" sizes
Variety of colors

Also Bubblegum and Blueberry scented

Monster Ball
Non-Toxic Rubber
Interactive Treat Dispensing
2.5", 3.5"

Monster Mouth
Non-Toxic Rubber
Interactive Treat Dispensing
3", 4"

Teaser Ball

(ball within a ball)
Non-toxic polyethylene (hard plastic)
Tough!
Puncture resistant
Does not deflate if punctured
Floats

4.5", 6", 8", 10" sizes
Variety of colors



Tug-n-Toss Ball

Non-toxic polyethylene
Tough!
Puncture resistant
Does not deflate if punctured
Floats

4.5", 6", 8", 10" sizes
Variety of colors

 


Buggy Harness

 

  • 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 fabric.

Crinkle two sided squeaky toyDazzle Duck squeaky toy


 

Pet Corrector spray 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.

 

 

 

 

 


Interactive Dog/Cat Puzzles by Nina Ottosson Tons of Fun! Gastineau Humane Society approved puzzles (they would love donations of them).

Dog BrickDog/Cat Brick

Let your dog look for the goodies by trying to pull the discs to the side.

Dog/Cat MagicDog/Cat Magic

Let the dog look for the treats by trying to lift or push away one block after the other with its nose or paw.

Dog SpinnyDog Spinny

Let your dog find the hidden goodies through the hole in the rotating disc.

Dog TwisterDog Twister

The dog is to learn to look for dogsnacks by moving one disc after the other in different directions.

Benefits include:

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.

Washable Plastic.

Finding the Treat

Dog CasinoDog Casino

The dog should look for treats by pulling out the flaps in different directions.

Dog/Cat ToronadoDog/Cat Toronado

The dog/cat has to learn to rotate the different layers in different directions with its nose or paw.

Dog FinderDog Finder

The dog is to look for treats by moving blocks in four different directions.



Thundershirts
Yuki relaxing in a ThundershirtThundershirts 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 sizes (S/M/L)

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 other side.

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.


Fake 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 yard" type.

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)

TTouch Harness and Super Balance LeashTry 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 their collar.

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.


Shedding reduction-tools and supplements

SHEDDING REDUCTION

Some simple ways of reducing shedding, sometimes dramatically, are from both an internal and external approach. Shedding is directly related to nutrition.

Internal approach--
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.

External approach--

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 your pet.

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

PupLightThe 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.

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The PupLight 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.


 


Chewes plactic snap on buckle vs. metal buckle Titan Metal Snap On Buckle
Chewed plastic Snap on buckle Titan collars have metal snap on buckles, come in a variety of colors and two sizes. They can provide a great solution to chewed collar buckles (and released dogs).Titan dog collars

Outward Hound dog gear

Outward Hound Dog Gear! Sturdy, practical, well designed, makes great gifts.

Holiday Collars for Grooming Clients
This year's Christmas Grooming Special is a custom handmade decorative, reusable collar. A classy, easy on/off collar, flexible and light weight, for those Holiday entertaining occasions and photos. (Not for securing dog.)

Hedgehogs-5 sizes Christmas toys
Plush toy mats with lots of squeakers Star Mark Clicker & instruction book
Skinneeeze squeaky toy Fleecy Cleans
Cuz squeaky toy, heavy duty latex Puplite


Links

Information about complementary and alternative therapies in veterinary medicine

http://www.altvetmed.org/

Canine Cancer -new/alternative therapies:
http://www.healthfreedom.info/Cancer%20Essiac.htm
http://www.essiac-tea-herbal-remedies.com/essiacsideeffects.html
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:

Introduction(complete with new important information on cleaning green!)
General Home
Bathroom
Kitchen
Laundry
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:

http://www.highcountryconservation.org/publications.htm

 

 

Fabric 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.

 

Mora-Fabric portrait done from photo Mora face detail

Pet Portraits

by Ellen Anderson,

Juneau, AK

Mora-portrait eye detail Mora-portrait nose detail

Call

907-789-1412 (Alaska time)

to order your pet's portrait.

 

Sallie-sitting next to her portrait Sallie-fabric portrait Sallie-eye detail in portait

 

Needlepoint cat portrait Close-up of needlepoint cat 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
53" lead
43" 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!


Treats (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)
Flossies (beef)

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 healing.

Supplements:

OPaws Fundamental Vitality and Advanced Mobility
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 Essentials.

Honest Kitchen Supplements


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