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day to tire him out and to alleviate his separation anxiety. If your dog barks at other dogs or people when out on a walk, distract him to refocus on the walk. Next, if you are traveling with your pet, have paperwork, licenses, and tags with you. Airlines and campgrounds require these. Don’t forget any medications, food, and treats. A clean well-groomed pet is always appreciated whether staying in your hotel or a pet motel. Be prepared. Bring a carrier and a doggy bed even if the dog will sleep next to you in a bed. Don’t forget the favorite toy! If you are staying at someone else’s house, it is rude to assume that you can bring your pet. Always ask beforehand. Even if your dog is an invited guest, don’t take him if he is destructive or if he isn’t good with other dogs that will be there. If he is anxious around new people or a different environment, don’t take him. Please respect other peoples’ homes and don’t selfishly take your dog if you know it isn’t a good fit. Use a professional pet sitter or facility. If you are entertaining at home and your guests are clearly anxious or uncomfortable around your pet, put the animal in the other room or outside. Some folks may be allergic, and some may not be used to an overly excited pet or a large dog. They may even be frightened. If you are having folks over who are new to your home, please inform them beforehand that you have a pet or pets. Teach basic manners to your dog— sit, stay, heel, down, bed, quiet and my personal pet peeve, no begging at the dinner table. Or try to teach them. I am laughing as I’m writing this because my stray Jack Russell Terrier, Bebe, is sometimes “manners challenged” when greeting other dogs. Humans are no problem for her. Well-mannered pets are more pleasant to be around. Well-mannered pet owners are appreciated and respected for managing their pets’ behavior. Our pets are like family. We want the best for them and for those around us. Gilroy’s Favorite Coffee Shop 1211 First Street • 408.842.1340 • facebook.com/firststreetcoffee/ 76 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN APRIL/MAY 2018 gmhtoday.com day to tire him out and to alleviate his separation anxiety. If your dog barks at other dogs or people when out on a walk, distract him to refocus on the walk. Next, if you are traveling with your pet, have paperwork, licenses, and tags with you. Airlines and campgrounds require these. Don’t forget any medications, food, and treats. A clean well-groomed pet is always appreciated whether staying in your hotel or a pet motel. Be prepared. Bring a carrier and a doggy bed even if the dog will sleep next to you in a bed. Don’t forget the favorite toy! If yo R&R7FrB6VRV6^( 0W6RB2'VFRF77VRFBR6'&rW"WBv26&Vf&VBWfVbW"Fr2fFVBwVW7BF( BFRbR2FW7G'V7FfP"bR6( BvBvFFW"Fw0FBv&RFW&RbR2熖W0&VBWrVR"FffW&V@Vf&VBF( BFRV6P&W7V7BFW"VW>( W2BF( @6Vf6ǒFRW"FrbRr@6( BvBfBW6R&fW76W@6GFW""f6ƗGखbR&RVFW'FrBPBW"wVW7G2&R6V&ǒ熖W2 V6f'F&R&VBW"WBWBFPFRFW"&"WG6FR6RfƷ2&RW&v2B6PB&RW6VBFfW&ǒW6FV@WB"&vRFrFWWfV&Pg&vFVVBbR&RfrfƷ2fW v&RWrFW"RV6Pf&FV&Vf&VBFBRfPWB"WG2FV6&62W'2FW"F~( @6B7FVVFv&VBVWBBאW'6WBVWfR&VvvrBFPFW"F&R"G'FFV6FVЦVvr2( w&FrF2&V6W6Rא7G&6'W76VFW'&W"&V&R26RЧFW2( W'26VvVN( vVw&VWBЦrFW"Fw2V2&R&&VЦf"W"vVW&VBWG2&R&PV6BF&R&VBvVW&V@WBvW'2&R&V6FVBB&W7V7BЦVBf"vrFV"WG>( &Vf"W"WG2&RƖRf֖ǒvRvBFP&W7Bf"FVBf"F6R&VBW2dC#utԅF`v&( 2ff&FR6ffVR6#f'7B7G&VWB( "CC"3C( "f6V&6f'7G7G&VWF6ffVRs`t$( "$t( "4%D$#vևFF6У2p33