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WALK MS: Richmond VA with Follow Me Dog Training

WALK MS: Richmond 2022 Follow Me Dog TrainingI’m excited to announce that the WALK MS: Richmond VA event is back in person for 2022!!! If you are new to the Follow Me Dog Training LLC world, since 2012 we have had a team of human and dog walkers participate in this annual event to help drive groundbreaking research, provide life-changing programs and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most. MS is an unpredictable disease that so many life with.
So mark your calendars for:

30 APRIL 2022

We will be wearing bright orange Team shirts provided by Follow Me Dog Training LLC. Your dog is invited (well behaved, no leashes longer then 6 ft and ready for a walk)
IF you are not a Follow Me Dog Training Client and want to join our team…awesome, but your dog does need to be vetted by Renee, as you are representing a dog training company 🙂
More details will be provided come the new year and we really start focusing on the event. Should you want to get a jump on the action though there are two things you can do right away.
  1. Go here https://mssociety.donordrive.com/team/FMDT and register for the walk.
  2. Contact Renee via email so you are put on her list with the info she will need to contact you in the future, I promise not to bombard you with stuff. renee@followmedogtraining.com

2021 Holiday Photo Contest!

It’s time for the 2021 Holiday Photo Contest!

2021 Follow Me Dog TrainingHoliday Photo Contest!The winning picture will be chosen on 31 December 2021 (by end of day) according to the most “likes” or “loves” it receives on its individual picture in the Facebook Album: 2021 Holiday Photo Contest
RULES
  • You must enter 1 picture, per owner/family that is a current 2021 picture from any holiday.
  • Email your picture to renee@followmedogtraining.com or send via private message to the Follow Me Dog Training LLC Facebook page (DO NOT post it yourself, sometimes people start to vote for those. Only the votes in the Holiday photo contest album count). Please be sure to include your Dog’s name and age.
  • If you have a human in the photo, please add consent to post that human’s likeness on social media…this is mostly for any kids in the picture!
  • Once I have posted your holiday photo into the 2021 holiday photo Facebook Album on the Follow Me Dog Training LLC page, it is up to you to make sure people see it and vote for it by liking or loving it.
  • On 31 December, the photo with the most “Likes” or “loves” will receive a special prize from Follow Me Dog Training LLC.
  • This contest is open to everyone, whether they have worked with Follow Me Dog Training LLC or not.
Anything goes…just be sure to email it to me and only vote for your picture in the actual holiday photo contest album.
If we get a bunch of under 6-month dogs that submit, we will have two categories.

Feeding Your Dog

Your Dog’s Nutritional Needs

Your Dog's Nutritional NeedsThe food we feed our dogs makes a huge impact on behavior, energy, and growth. There are a lot of dog foods to choose from. There are some great foods out there and to be honest, there are some I wouldn’t even donate to a shelter; they are so deficient in nutrition. Advertising and marketing will try to make you think that the foods that you see in the best commercials, with healthy running and playing dogs are the best for your dog, many times that is far from the truth. It seems like we are weekly hearing of a new food or treat company that has placed a recall on one of their products. I encourage you to research the food you are feeding your puppy, dog, and senior dog.

There are six building blocks of proper nutrition: protein, fat, carbs, minerals, vitamins, and water. As your dog grows it is also important to keep in mind that the foods that are rich in enzymes make the difference in good or bad food. All processed dog food that is cooked is deficient in certain vitamins, enzymes, and minerals and often doesn’t contain the right amount of nutrients for your dog. Read the Whole Article

Introducing Your Dog to the New Baby

Bringing Home Baby to the Dog
There are multiple things you can do to help smooth the transition of bringing home a baby to your family dog.

So, you’re having a baby and you already have a dog.  Follow Me Dog Training LLC offers a class for the expecting family. So much will be changing in your world as you prepare for and 9 months later, bring a new baby into your home. These changes can cause stress on your dog and you may notice some behavioral changes. It is so much easier to be prepared!

What’s the best way to introduce the two so that there are as few problems as possible?  There are multiple things you can do before you have your baby, and not wait until after you give birth, to help smooth the transition of bringing home a baby to your family dog? We can help you focus on what will help the most with you and your baby in this huge transition period and give you the BEST way to introduce your baby to your dog when you come home from the hospital. Contact us to set up one of these lessons and we will discuss the preparations that need to be made as far as your dog is concerned.

QUOTE:

The dogs have been great for the most part, they are still extremely gentle with the kids (now almost 6 months old!), though they do like to sneak by and get a light kiss in…which makes Pierce giggle uncontrollably.   Gillian just smiles.  Both my children are now aware of the dogs, and if I have them on my lap and Bish or Rip sitting nearby, they’ll reach out to pet them on the nose, which the dogs are very receptive to.  I couldn’t be happier with the relationship forming between my children and the dogs, and can’t imagine what the alternative would have been if I hadn’t never reached out to you for help.”

Geoff Martin

Serving Richmond, VA and Beyond

Plenty of parks and open space makes Richmond, Virginia the perfect place to train your dog with Follow Me Dog Training.

Richmond Virginia Home of Follow Me Dog Training

City of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia features some outstanding American Revolution sites (like St. John’s Church), many Civil War sites, and lots of Civil War memorabilia (found in The American Civil War Museum or the Virginia Historical Society). Incorporated in 1742, it’s been an independent city since 1871.
There are also plenty of places to explore with your dog in Richmond, VA. When you’re done with Follow Me Dog training, take your four-legged friend to one of these pet-friendly locations and have a dog day downtown!

17th Street Market
100 N. 17th Street

Belle Isle
300 Tredegar Street

Brown’s Island
500 Tredegar Street

James River Park System

Low Line Gardens
Richmond Floodwall Doors at Dock Street and 17th Street

Riverfront Canal Walk
139 Virginia Street

Virginia Capital Trail
2803 Dock Street

More Dog-Friendly spots in Richmond, Virginia.
Surrounded by Henrico and Chesterfield counties, the city of Richmond, VA, is located at the intersections of Interstate 95 and Interstate 64 and the fall line of the James River. Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region.

 

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