Christmas Happenings

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The latest from S&S in pictures. It’s Christmas – who reads on the holidays? It’s way more fun to tell a story through pictures. So here here is what we have been up to.

Our latest foster baby (who I really wanted to keep) was finally heavy enough to be desexed and adopted… What’s even better is that Penny got a home with her sister Piranha – There names are now changed and they have a home with three happy little kids who love them very much… WIN! I love knowing my foster babies are loved by their new families.20140105-130824.jpg

VINE VIDEO’S – I am obsessed with the animal vids – and during some vine viewing I came across a new breed of cat called a MUNCHKIN that looks like a Ragdoll hooked up with a Dachshund!

Check them out here

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Hans – the worlds sneakiest dog was sniffing out the Christmas chocolate under the tree and by the time Christmas was over had perfected the ‘please mum’ face! NO HANS, NO!

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BEACH TIME

Hans & Odie also got in some beach time – Loving life.

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Odie even made some new friends – We hope that the Sanchez’s new years resolution is to be nice to people and to stop giving them a puncture mark upon entry to our home.

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Our favourite Staffy Rhino had an unfortunate meeting with a stick. More on this story later – But suffice to say he spent Christmas at the vet and has a pretty mean scar – (impressing all his four legged pals)

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We hope you had a really great break and look forward to spending 2014 with you, bigger and brighter than ever

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Toilet Training with the Chi puppies

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I have been lucky enough to foster the worlds most adorable puppies for the next couple of weeks while they grow healthy, strong and old enough to be desexed. While their cuteness is beyond even Ryan Gossling cute, their charm quickly fades when they leave their droppings and little puddles throughout the house and on your favourite rug. GRRRRR.

My little darlings are six week old Chihuahua’s.. They were born at the Animal Welfare League Qld after their mother arrived as a stray. It was an unexpected birth and very quick and before we knew it Pirana, Sasha Fierce and their two brothers were born. (Yes I know they have crazy names but they are names I have given them so as not to become to attached –  and by the way it isn’t working).DSC_2946

Hans is obsessed by these little critters and lays down while they jump and play around him.

So back to toilet training…. here are some tips to save your floors, feet and furniture from puppy poopies.

Toilet training should start as soon as your puppy gets home. Puppies urinate frequently and success in housetraining depends on anticipating their needs – they should be given the opportunity to relieve themselves at least every two hours. You can usually tell when a puppy ‘wants to go’ because he or she will look around anxiously, walk in circles and start sniffing in suitable corners looking for a place. That’s your cue to whisk your pet outside.

Voice your cues.

Whatever the weather, puppies should be taken outside after they have woken up, or had something to drink or eat. Once out of the house, say a command such as ‘Go Now’ so they know it’s OK to relieve themselves. Praise them when they go, but ignore them when they fail. And if you do find a puddle inside, don’t tell your pup off unless you catch him or her in the act; otherwise your pet will have no idea why they’re being punished.

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A puppy should be taken outside after the following:

  • When he wakes up first thing in the morning (before, if you manage to get up before the puppy)
  • After each and every meal
  • After each and every nap
  • Before he goes to bed for the night.

Never, ever ‘rub their nose in it’.
Old-fashioned responses such as ‘rubbing the dog’s nose in it’ or administering any form of punishment will not teach the dog anything, in fact it may actually delay the learning process. The dog may instead learn that toileting in front of the owner is inappropriate and this then makes rewarding toileting (when they do go in the right spot) difficult.

DID YOU KNOW PUPPIES CAN PEE UP TO 12 TIMES A DAY! EEEK

Paper training

You can paper-train small breeds and young puppies on newspapers or ‘wee pads’. Praise them with lots of affection when the newspaper is used and ignore them when it’s not. Be careful not to get in the habit of praising with food treats, because you run the risk of overfeeding. Over time, move the newspapers towards the door and then out into the garden. Take a small piece of soiled paper outside, as the puppy recognises its own unique scent and will want to reinforce it.

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An alternative method to paper training is crate (puppy playpen) training, where puppies are taught to wait in their own, special space before they’re taken outside. The key is to give them an opportunity to relieve themselves at least every two hours, especially after eating, sleeping or playing.

It’s important not to be angry when accidents happen indoors – you have a puppy, it’s bound to happen.  Just be sure to clean the area thoroughly to avoid the having the puppy return to the same spot next time.

Adult Dogs

When it comes to adult dogs, start by keeping them confined to a designated space. Make a point of taking your dog outside on a regular basis, and when he or she ‘goes’, offer lots of hugs and praise. Same as for puppies, if there is an indoor accident, neutralise the area to prevent them going there again.

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  • Training between 8-16 weeks needs to be consistent. This is the time when puppies learn that they’re either in a safe or a dangerous environment. Make your puppy’s world a safe one and treat him to consistent, caring house training. Also accept that bladder control is poor for puppies in this age range and he may appear to know what’s expected one day but let go the next. Do not take this as being difficult––it’s simply the act of a baby still learning to control his bladder.
  • By 16 weeks: A puppy can usually hold his bladder for up to four hours. (Prior to this, the bladder can withstand about 2 hours before the puppy must go.)
  • At 4-6 months: Puppies in this age group can often seem “half” house trained due to their ability to be easily distracted. He’s likely to want to explore the world, which means chasing a moth might prevent him from eliminating when you take him to his spot. By now, a puppy of four months can wait about four to five hours before needing to eliminate, while a puppy of six months can go as long as six or seven hours.
  • 6-12 months: Sexual maturity can cause males to raise their legs and pee on furniture, while females can come on heat. The bladder can cope with seven to eight hours before eradication is needed again.
  • 12-24 months: Depending on the breed, your puppy may not be an adult yet. Hopefully you’ve established house training well by now, but if not, you can still do so, even for adult dogs.

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Bad Ass Bandana’s

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Introducing the latest and greatest from S&S.

As it is heating up the Sausage and Sanchez Coats are being put in the doggy closet (every pooch has one of those, right?) and the cool as a cucumber styles of summer are being snapped up quicker than a pigs ear in a dog kennel.

The Bad Ass Bandanas are a simple wrap around and tie combo that look simply adorable. We will also be making Bandanas that fit on to your dogs current collar to enxure maximum trendiness.

Small $13

Medium $15

Large $17

Order yours by emailing sizing and material choice to sausageandsanchez@gmail.com

Odie Sanchez – loving his girly colour palette

My god daughter (or Dog Daughter) Maisy Grace the Pugalier, She always looks so sad!

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We love our S&S Fans

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We love getting fan photos with their new Sausage & Sanchez gear.. Meet Fabel the most adorable little girl whose mother Amy bought her the entire S&S toy range. They live in Tasmania and I know Fabel is going to the stylish little girl in town!

Tearing up her new Scottie – Doo  Squeaker Toy

Mac & Clara are the coolest kids at the gym in their Bully pull over sweaters.

Our Favourite Pug Rufio from Treats-a-la-Bark

Barnaby from Sydney won’t let anyone near his Scottie-Doo Squeaker.

Odie Sanchez approved!

(This adorable little Mexican knows when he is on to a good thing).

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OH Micky you’re so fine

Animal Welfare League of Qld

The Animal Welfare League of Qld is teaming with puppies at the moment. They need our help in finding them homes so they can save more. There seems to be more and more Chihuahua’s and Dachshunds coming through which breaks my heart so please share this post with your friends on Facebook and lets help them find a home. If you are interested in adopting please contact the AWLQ Gold Coast rehoming centre on 0755099000 or visit them on shelter Road at Coombabah For full animal listings please click here

Micky is a two year old Dachshund who is also the father of the puppies below – phone 0755099000 to adopt

Tinkerbell, Fluffy and Husky are Micky’s puppies they are Dachshund x Tibetan Spaniel

Samson is an eight week old Border Collie who is the last of a litter of five to find a home. Look at those eyes!

Caesar and Jay are 8 week old American Staffy puppies 0755099000 to adopt

Agentha is a Dalmation x Great Dane puppy who is looking for a new home 0755099000

Duke is a 6 year old Dachshund x Jack Russell who was surrendered to the AWLQ because his owner sadly passed away. He is such a sweet boy. 0755099000 to adopt

Sushi is a one and a half year old Chihuahua who is cute to boot!

Choose to adopt – there are so many beautiful animals looking for new homes there is no reason to buy from a puppyfarm, backyard breeder or petshop that promotes unethical breeding.

A Day in the Big Blue

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What a glorious weekend!!! Having recently purchased a new boat from friends who are sadly leaving us for the grey skys of Melbourne we decided to spend the day on the water with family seeing what our new pontoon boat could do.

Hans Sausage and Odie Sanchez are often seen cruising the canals of the Gold Coast but it isn’t every day they go across the seaway in the big waves.. They coped quite well which was a relief to me because quite frankly I didn’t want to be spending my Sunday cleaning up puppy spew in our new craft. Check out our photos below:

Tom getting aquainted with the new gadgets

Tom and his Dad

Tina, James and my sister Breanna

Odie hanging out in his very comfortable abode

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My love and my Hans Sausage

Anchor Down  – Hans loves the water and will not sit still when boating. He is always bouncing around from one side to the other, tail wagging, nose sniffing and ears flying in the wind. funniest sight ever!

Ever Since Hans was little he has been out on the water – Hare are a couple of my favourite photos of him growing up on the big blue.

Han’s first life jacket.

In the Ski Boat

Watching his dad wakeboarding

Odie is more the fashionista. He is quite happy to be laying back watching everyone do their thing. He does love boating apparal though – Don’t you just love his collar?!

Here is Odie after we took him for a little ride on our Jet Ski. He LOVED IT!

Happy FUNDAY SUNDAY 🙂

A Day in the Big Blue

Hans Sausage, Odie Sanchez

What a glorious weekend!!! Having recently purchased a new boat from friends who are sadly leaving us for the grey skys of Melbourne we decided to spend the day on the water with family seeing what our new pontoon boat could do.

Hans Sausage and Odie Sanchez are often seen cruising the canals of the Gold Coast but it isn’t every day they go across the seaway in the big waves.. They coped quite well which was a relief to me because quite frankly I didn’t want to be spending my Sunday cleaning up puppy spew in our new craft. Check out our photos below:

Tom getting aquainted with the new gadgets

Tom and his Dad

Tina, James and my sister Breanna

Odie hanging out in his very comfortable abode

Sisters

My love and my Hans Sausage

Anchor Down – Hans loves the water and will not sit still when boating. He is always bouncing around from one side to the other, tail wagging, nose sniffing and ears flying in the wind. funniest sight ever!

Ever Since Hans was little he has been out on the water – Hare are a couple of my favourite photos of him growing up on the big blue.

Han’s first life jacket.

In the Ski Boat

Watching his dad wakeboarding

Odie is more the fashionista. He is quite happy to be laying back watching everyone do their thing. He does love boating apparal though – Don’t you just love his collar?!

Here is Odie after we took him for a little ride on our Jet Ski. He LOVED IT!

Happy FUNDAY SUNDAY 🙂