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Pit Bull Trained to Sniff Peanuts 7 January 2011

Mike Stone, Absolute K9’s Founder and 3 time Schutzhund training champion doesn’t discriminate by breed or a pet’s upbringing.  Mike’s motto is simple and his methods prove: There are not bad dogs…just dogs that have yet to be trained.

Today, pit bull owners across America can have a reason to be proud of their breed. Layla, a pitbull mix, and rescue dog, is now returning the favor to the family that saved her; saving the life of their 6 year old son with a deadly allergy to peanuts.

If you have a pit bull and have questions or comments, please say hello and post below!

Kuranda Beds Now Here! 22 July 2010

Absolute K-9 and Snug Pet Resort now have state of the art Kuranda beds customized for our facility for your pet to enjoy. As a result, we no longer accept beds from home but welcome blankets and other belongings that are permanently marked with your pet’s name.

Please reach out to us with any questions.

Keeping Ticks Off Dogs 7 July 2010

When heading out to the local park, trails, or other outdoor areas, it is important for dog owners to be aware of ticks, which are most common in San Diego County from November to April.

In addition to causing irritation, ticks transmit serious diseases including Lyme disease and tularemia, which can affect a person or animal’s health for months or even years.  According to the Director of San Diego County Department of Environmental Health, Gary Erbeck, people who visit grassy, brushy, or wooded areas with their dogs should take special care to avoid picking up ticks. (more…)

Keeping Your Dogs Cool in the Summer 6 July 2010

As we come out of May gray and June gloom, San Diego is gearing up for summer in all its Southern California splendor.  While we are treated with gorgeous weather all year round, these are some of the hottest months and higher temperatures raise special concerns regarding your dog’s health and safety.  The following video highlighting Snug Pet Resort and AbsoluteK9 from Fox 5 San Diego, and blog below, review some warm weather considerations and tips on how to keep your dog cool in the summer!


First Time Pet Owners 24 June 2010

First Time Pet Owners—Absolute K9 Blog

Congratulations on adding a new companion to your family! Having a pet will likely bring you joys you have never before experienced!  However, pet ownership should not be taken lightly: it takes time, patience, and lots of training (of both you and your new four-legged friend!).  If you have just adopted a new pet, contact us to learn more about dog training, which can set you up for a successful life with your new pet. (more…)

Helping Pets Adjust to New Situations 23 June 2010

Pets like to have routine and stability in their lives.  They look to their human pack and their environment for consistent cues they can rely on to know what to expect next. The sound of their food scooping into the bowl means breakfast, when they see the leash that means morning walk, when you get out the keys, they head for the kennel, when you come home at night, it means relaxation with the humans.  When this usual routine is interrupted, pets sometimes have a hard time adjusting.

Most pets adjust to small changes easily, but bigger changes—such as moving or welcoming a new pet to your home—can require extra energy to minimize your pet’s stress and anxiety. (more…)

Traveling with your pet 22 June 2010

As we enter into summer full swing, many of us are preparing for vacations.  If you are planning on taking a trip, why not consider bringing along your four-legged friends?  You wouldn’t have to arrange a pet sitter, there are many pet friendly accommodations, and your pets will be happier traveling with you than being left behind.

If you decide to bring your favorite four-legger on your next adventure, here are a few tips to help you make the journey a success. (more…)

Pet Cancer Awareness 21 June 2010

Cancer is one of the last things we want to think of when it comes to anyone we love, whether they be family, friends, or even our pets.  However, it is important to know a little about pet cancer, since cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death in dogs and cats, and because early detection greatly increases the chances that your pet can be successfully treated.  Read on to discover answers to common pet cancer questions.

What is cancer?
The basic biological characteristics of cancer are the same for our pets as they are for humans.  As in humans, cancer can affect virtually any organ or system in an animal’s body, from the bladder to the blood.  Healthy cells go through a cycle in which they grow and multiply as the body requires.  Sometimes, abnormal cells can grow and divide at uncontrolled and unhealthy rates, resulting in tumors and masses.  These growths can be benign (non-cancerous), or they can be malignant (cancerous).  In other cases, cancer cells do not form masses, but they invade the blood, causing the cancer to travel throughout the body. (more…)

Absolute K9 proud sponsor of 2010 Dog Surf Competition 8 June 2010

_DSC2998As San Diego’s foremost dog training company, Absolute K9 is proud to sponsor a fun and exciting charity event.  Saturday, May 22, 2010 marked the 5th annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog competition, an exhilarating event for both dogs and people.   We are happy to show our support to the San Diego Police Department’s Canine Unit and the non-profit organization Modest Needs Foundation, this year’s surf dog fundraising beneficiaries.

More than 2,000 people from as far away as Minnesota and Hawaii flocked to this event held on the shores of Imperial Beach, San Diego.  Among these spectators were actors Owen Wilson, George Lopez, and George the Great Dane, all premiering in a new dog movie called Marmaduke, opening Jun 4, 2010. (more…)

Does Your Marmaduke Walk You? 3 June 2010

marmadukeMillions of families are heading out to see the new movie Marmaduke, opening in theaters on Friday, June 4, 2010.  This new blockbuster features Marmaduke, the beloved comic strip Great Dane who has appeared in over 500 newspapers around the world since 1954 (making Marmaduke a whopping 392 in dog years!).  In the film, Marmaduke is given the gift of gab by actor Owen Wilson, the same actor featured in popular dog film Marley and Me.  Fergie, George Lopez, and Kiefer Sutherland also lend their voices to the various canines featured in this film.

Those who see this film witness the endearing and hilarious adventures of this oversized lovable canine as he moves from Kansas to California and awkwardly attempts to fit in as the new kid in town.  Between romping through the dog park and entering an Orange County surfing competition, Marmaduke puts his family through a series of canine calamities, running the gamut from attempting to dive into the kitchen sink to steamrolling the boss.  Twice. (more…)

About Absolute K-9

In April 1994, Mike Stone opened Absolute K-9 Training Inc. with his wife Toni. Over the last 15 years, the business has grown, prospered and earned a reputation as one of the best and most trusted in the canine obedience field.

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