Category Archives: Dogs

Grand Opening for Dirty Paws

I attended the Grand Opening for Dirty Paws in Long Beach California over the weekend. It was not the biggest grand opening I have been to, but it was fun and there were dogs and cats. We also had food and they had some really yummy cookies, both for people and for dogs.

Dirty Paws
Dirty Paws
One of the Long Beach Dogs
One of the Long Beach Dogs
Big Dog and Real Dog
Big Dog and Real Dog
Dogs at Dirty Paws L.B.
Dogs at Dirty Paws L.B.

 

One of the highlights of the day was the great mobile doggy photo studio. This motor home photo studio was something to see. It had several customized sets to give the extra cute look to already cute pets.

Paw Print foto Studio in Long Beach
Paw Print foto Studio in Long Beach

One of the people I most enjoyed chatting with and watching was the pet caricature artist at the event. It is always amazing to watch a few lines turn into a work of art. He even did a drawing of me. I will try to post it on my personal blog a bit later in the week.

Husky at Dirty Paws L.B.
Husky at Dirty Paws L.B.
Husky caricature Long Beach
Husky caricature Long Beach
A Great Artist
A Great Artist

 

Who Is That?
Who Is That?

Dirty Paws is located on N Norse Way just north of Carson St. the address is 4501 E Carson, Long Beach, CA. Phone number is 562-420-2277

As always
I am wishing you the very best in dogs and in life,
Andrew Ledford
For dog training call
714-827-4058

Family Pet Expo Video 2 and New Weekend Event

I am going to attend a grand opening / open house for a new pet grooming shop this weekend. It is this new event that made me think I really need to post the second video for last week’s Family Pet Expo from Orange County.

Long Beach is one of my favorite cities. My family has been in Long Beach for a while. I hope to have some old time dog photos for the website sometime in the future. If I ever get My own TV program this might even make a good Dogs By Andrew episode. Would you like to see Dogs By Andrew TV?

Andrew Eating With the Dogs at a famous Long Beach cafe
Andrew Eating With the Dogs at a famous Long Beach cafe

The open house will be at Dirty Paws 4501 E Carson Way, Long Beach, CA
If you are in the area come on down and say hi. I will try to get pictures and post them on the Dogs community and this blog.

I am wishing you the very best in dogs and in life,
Andrew Ledford
For dog training call
714-827-4058

Happy Birthday Kika 2013

Today is a rare occasion – today’s birthday dog is from a Google Plus community, but not the Dogs Community. She is a wonderful dog don’t you think?

Happy Birthday Dear Kika
Happy Birthday Dear Kika

Happy Birthday To You,
Happy Birthday Dear Kika,
Happy Birthday To You

 

I am wishing you the very best in dogs and in life,
Andrew Ledford
For dog training call
714-827-4058

America Family Pet Expo 2013

I attended the America Family Pet Expo 2013 in Orange County California over the weekend. The Family Pet Expo is put on by the World Pet Association which is the oldest pet trade group in America.

It was good to see many of the same old faces I have seen in the past and it was great to meet some new faces too.

The most interesting Dog in the World at the Pet Expo. This is the dog from the Dos Equis commercial
The most interesting Dog in the World at the Pet Expo. This is the dog from the Dos Equis commercial

I always enjoy to talking with the breeders and breed rescue people at this event. Unfortunately there was also the sad news from exhibitors of some regulars that are no longer with us. I never realized before but these dog events are a sort of news event that allow people to catch up with what has been going on throughout the year.

I noticed there were a few exhibitors missing from this year’s expo. One group I wanted to talk to in particular was the Airedale rescue group. In the past I have done quite a bit of training for them. I was hoping to reconnect with Airedale rescue and perhaps start working with them again. Maybe they will be at the event next year.

I enjoyed talking with the German Shepherd Club. But I must have become too involved in the conversation because I did not get any photos of their dogs.

The Blood Hound group was there but the person I was hoping to reconnect with was not at the expo this year. Years ago when I had a TV show on long Beach cable she was a guest and I was hoping to have her on a Google hangout in the near future.

One group I enjoyed chatting with this year was the gal with the Jindo Dogs. After talking with her I am thinking I would really like to visit Korea and get to know the Jindo better.

There were also some interesting Japanese dogs that I was not real familiar with.

All in all it was a good show with interesting people and dog.

As always
I am wishing you the very best in dogs and in life,
Andrew Ledford
For dog training call
714-827-4058

Long Beach Pet Expo February 2, 2013

Welcome to the Long Beach Pet Expo. in beautiful Southern
Welcome to the Long Beach Pet Expo. in beautiful Southern California

I attended the Long Beach Pet Expo on Saturday. As I first went into the building I met my cousin and an old friend I haven’t seen in some time. They said they thought I would be there. There were a lot of dogs both pets and dogs up for adoption. Two of my favorite local dog adoption groups were at the pet expo. You ask what are these two adoption groups? Well West side German Shepherd Rescue and German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County of course.

I saw a few demonstrations in a little doggy demonstration area and a TV celebrity from the Pit Boss was there as well. I also heard a few people talking about and giving general dog advice on the presentation stage.

West Side German Shepherd Dog Rescue 2013 was at the pet expo
West Side German Shepherd Dog Rescue 2013 was at the pet expo
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County at the Pong Beach Pet Expo 2013
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County at the Pong Beach Pet Expo 2013

Overall the show was not real big, but it was enjoyable. There were a lot of people selling products and services. I would classify it as a medium sized show. I am sure it will grow over the years.

Dogs at the Long Beach Pet Expo Dogs 2013
Dogs at the Long Beach Pet Expo Dogs 2013

I was listening to a dog trainer talk about his training style and I had a new insight into why I don’t like the term positive dog training. He is not what I think of when I hear the term positive dog trainer. Nor do I believe the general public thinks of his style of training as positive. Maybe there’s more than one thing I discovered about why I don’t like the term positive dog training. One strike against the term is it has created a propaganda war within the dog training industry. I hope to write about my this new insight on my dog training website OCDogTraining.com

Pet Oxygen Masks
Pet Oxygen Masks

I had a nice chat with a rescue lady and several of the venders. I hope to review at least one of the new products I saw at the show in the near future.

One of the more unusual products was a pet oxygen mask. I did not get a chance to talk with these people, but it looked interesting.

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I am wishing you the very best in dogs and in life,
Andrew Ledford
My dog training website
OCDogTraining.com

German Shepherd Dog Play Training Sit Video

I wanted to share this short video of a German Shepherd Dog I am training in Orange County California. The dog is quite active as you can see he is doing much better with impulse control upon our greeting. Usually this dog would be all over the place and jump with an intensity not seen in many dogs. He is a happy dog and now he is also a much more controlled dog. We are not finished with the training yet but he is coming along nicely.

I am wishing you the very best in dogs and in life,
Andrew Ledford
My dog training website
OCDogTraining.com