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Dog Training Tips

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

When you bring a puppy or even an adult dog home for the first time, the idea of training probably means potty training. But after they chew up that pair of shoes and run-away off leash for the first time, you realize there is a bit more training you need to do. Here are a few things to consider when training your puppy or adult dog:

  1. Establish house rules for the dog.  Just like your children have house rules so should your dog. Will you allow your dog on the couch when you are binging Netflix? Will they be allowed to sleep with you on the bed or in the crate in another room? It’s important to establish rules for the puppy or adult dog before they arrive so that everyone and your furry friend know what to expect.
  2. Find a Training Class.  Most dog owners find puppy training classes a good idea. Depending on where you live, classes are typically held at a local dog training facility or pet supply store. There is a fee associated with these class so make sure to research the trainer before you register to ensure they have experience and excellent references. In the class, your puppy will typically learn basic commands such as sit, lie down, come, and stay and how to walk on leash.
  3. Start socializing early.  When you bring home your puppy or adopted dog, getting them use to their surroundings and interacting with people is an important part of the training process. In some areas, you can even sign up for a puppy socialization class to help your puppy learn how to interact with other dogs and people. It’s important to do this as soon as possible to avoid any set-in fears and anxieties. If you have an adopted dog, you can socialize with frequent walks around the neighborhood, having people over, and taking them to a dog park.
  4. Reward good behavior. When your puppy or adult dog does the right thing, treats and praise help reinforce the behavior you expect. Dogs are people pleasers and want to please their owners. Positive praise helps build trust between you and your furry friend and ensures they develop into a confident, well-adjusted dog.
  5. Be patient. It can take three to four weeks of consistent training before it becomes a habit. With puppies, you need to exercise patience during the training process by implementing short training sessions every day. If you are bringing home an adult dog, they can be easier to train than young puppies as they can focus for a longer period to time.
  6. Give daily exerciseA bored dog tends to get itself into trouble. Daily exercise not only keeps your furry friend healthy but also helps provide needed mental stimulation while reducing common behavioral problems such as chewing, digging, and barking.  

This article originally appeared on nutrinaworld.com.

Arrival of Show Pigs

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Arrival of Show PigsWorking on a show pig project? Show pigs arrive at Kissimmee Valley Feed on October 5th at 4:00 pm.  This is your opportunity to hand-pick your piglet. The show pigs arrive on the trailer at 4:00 pm. Make sure you set your alarms to be on time.

Lyons Show Pigs have generously agreed to supply us with a top-quality selection. They are one of the best producers in the industry, we are confident that your blue ribbon winner is on its way! In order to get your name on the list, please fill out the attached form below. Forms are also available at the store. Registration opens August 26 and closes September 26. You must reserve your spot before the deadline closes.

This year the total for your show pig is $260. This includes your pig and a first free bag of show pig feed of your choice. You may either pay in full or submit your deposit of $130. The final payment is due on the date when you pick up your piglet. No exceptions. If you have any questions, give us a call at (407) 957-4100.

We look forward to supplying you with the highest quality feed and supplies and supporting each of our customers from start to finish. New to the show ring? Welcome! We can’t wait to see the final outcome in February. Check out our list of products here.

Click here to download the Show Pig Order Form.

Self Serve Pet Wash July Savings

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Looking for a self serve pet wash station? Does your dog need a bath?pet wash

Come by Kissimmee Valley Feed for the month of July and save $2 off on our climate-controlled self serve pet wash station. BYOD (bring your own dog) or bring in your pets, large or small and make bath time simpler. Price is just $8 from July 1st-July 31st, including shampoo, rinse, and blow-dry. Towels and gloves are provided too at no extra cost! To help prevent the wet doggie smell, take advantage of our self serve dryer. The grooming table allows you to brush out your dog or pet, so they are tangle-free. Best of all, we clean up the mess for you!

The pet wash station takes cash or credit cards and is available during business hours. If your pets need a wash, come see us! Also, take advantage of our new punch cards. Each time you stop in and utilize our self serve pet wash station, you will be credited for your visit. Once you fill up your card make sure you let an associate know and receive a special goodie! So beat the heat this summer and stop in for a washing session at a discounted price for the month of July!

You’ll find Kissimmee Valley Feed pet wash station inside store number 2, 215 13th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769. Phone: Phone: 407-892-4040.

Spring Chick Deliveries

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
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Spring CSpring Chick Deliveries hick deliveries arrive at Kissimmee Valley Feed’s second location (215 13th Street, Saint Cloud 34769) around February 12th. Here are some of the chick types we are expecting:

Rhode Island Reds
Easter Egger
Black Silver Laced Wyandotte
Black Australorp

We strongly advise that you call the store prior to making a visit to confirm delivery, type of chicks and the number available.

Watch our Facebook page! We’ll keep you updated.

Are you set up for a successful chicken coop? We carry all the chicken supplies you need to raise a healthy flock like chick feeders, chick waterers, heat lamps and more!

Kissimmee Valley Feed carries a variety of chicken coops for your baby chicks. Stop by to visit us and find the perfect chicken supplies!

For questions about spring chick deliveries, chick types or anything else, please feel free to visit us, give us a call at 407-892-4040.

Pet Dental Month Savings

Monday, January 27th, 2020
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Check out the Pet Dental Month Savings at  Kissimmee Valley Feed going on throughout February 2020. Save 10% off specials on all of our dental supplies for dogs and cats at our second store location.

Kissimmee Valley Feed
215 13th Street
St. Cloud, FL 34769
Phone: 407-892-4040

Some of the sale items include:

Tropiclean water additive
Nutri Vet Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Tropiclean Dental Chews
Whimzees

According to the AVMA, dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

Oral health in dogs and cats

Your pet’s teeth should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

Have your pet’s teeth checked sooner if you observe any of the following problems:

  • bad breath
  • broken or loose teeth
  • extra teeth or retained baby teeth
  • teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
  • reduced appetite or refusal to eat
  • pain in or around the mouth
  • bleeding from the mouth
  • swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth

Some pets become irritable when they have dental problems, and any changes in your pet’s behavior should prompt a visit to your veterinarian. Always be careful when evaluating your pet’s mouth, because a painful animal may bite.

Causes of pet dental problems

Although cavities are less common in pets than in people, they can have many of the same dental problems that people can develop:

  • broken teeth and roots
  • periodontal disease
  • abscesses or infected teeth
  • cysts or tumors in the mouth
  • malocclusion, or misalignment of the teeth and bite
  • broken (fractured) jaw
  • palate defects (such as cleft palate)

Find out more here. 

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