Today will be the last day the Olate Dogs — winners of America’s Got Talent are performing at the Halo booth at Superzoo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

Thank you Maria Silva and Fox 5 for sharing the performance on TV!

We’re proud the dogs only eat Halo Vigor. We’re even more proud to partner with the entire Olate family to promote animal rescue nationwide.

FOX5 Vegas – KVVU

For more information go to this Website:
Be sure to view our first project together: the acclaimed #rescuefilm “Le Sauvetage (The Rescue).”

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BeignetGumbo-lgStaff and volunteers at Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. saw first hand just how strong a mother’s love can be – even when the baby is from another species!

Beignet, a young long-haired Chihuahua, and Gumbo, a tiny grey kitten, were found abandoned in a backyard in Barstow, Calif. Neighbors found Beignet, whose own puppies were nowhere to be found, nursing the small grey kitten and surely keeping him alive as nighttime temps dropped to the 20s.

The pair was transported to the HWAC and thrived under their care. Marcie Grube of HWAC says Gumbo is quiet and serene and likes to watch everything going on around him, while his mama, Beignet, is friendly and loves people and other animals. As excited as Beignet gets when people approach, she stays seated so her feline “son” can still be next to her. “Gumbo really relies on Beignet for comfort and stability,” Grube says. “He is usually found snuggled next to her or leaning on her.“

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The Olate Dogs — winners of America’s Got Talent, will be performing at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV on July 22nd – July 24th, Super Zoo Las Vegas a Halo Sponsorship Appearance.

These sweet, funny, talented, energetic dogs and their entertaining owners and handlers captured hearts across America.

We’re proud the dogs only eat Halo Vigor. We’re even more proud to partner with the entire Olate family to promote animal rescue nationwide.

For more information go to this Website:

Click here for the complete schedule of Olate Dogs Shows performances.

Be sure to view our first project together: the acclaimed #rescuefilm “Le Sauvetage (The Rescue).”

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baileyWe love getting letters from customers letting us know how their pets are doing. Here’s a letter from Ashley Griffin Bunger:

Dear Halo:

I just wanted to write you to say “thank you” for creating such a wonderful product in Spot’s Stew.

I have an 8 year old lab mix who has battled skin conditions for the last 5 years. My husband and I have invested hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars in trying to find a solution. We’ve done vet visits, special shampoos, antibiotics, and every grain free food imaginable. By chance, I read a review for Halo and decided to give it a chance.

Within a week, Bailey was a different dog. She had more energy than ever and all of her hair started growing back from where she had chewed her skin raw. She doesn’t have the foul smelling skin she once did, and she is all around more healthy!

Our dog is basically like our child, and we’ll do whatever it takes to keep her healthy- we’re so happy we’ve found Halo to do the job!

Ashley Griffin Bunger

Thank you Ashley for sharing your story with us and our blog readers! We are so happy to hear that Bailey is doing so well!

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newtraciepic1) Learn to Recognize When a Puppy Needs to Go
If you take the time to notice the signals that can tell you what a puppy is thinking or wanting, it can save you time and trouble. If a puppy whines or cries at you, this is probably an attempt to communicate the urge to eliminate.

Think of this like a little kid being potty-trained who says urgently, “Daddy, I need to go. NOW!” If that parent doesn’t respond instantly to the child’s plea, the next thing he’ll hear is, “It’s okay. I don’t need to go anymore,” followed by a little puddle at the child’s feet. If you don’t want to wind up like that with your pup, you’d better learn to notice the ways she tries to signal her needs! A puppy probably needs to go out if she suddenly puts her nose down and starts sniffing the floor, going in circles.

Likewise if she starts panting, but she hasn’t gotten hot from running around. If a puppy lifts her tail while doing any of this, take note of whether her anus begins to open: this is the main sign that she needs to move her bowels. This may sound as though I’m suggesting you be disgustingly over-attentive, but watching body language for signs of impending evacuation really can save you from an even grosser fate: scraping up fresh dog-doo from your floor!

2) Get the Puppy Outside Quickly!
You need to take your puppy to her potty area immediately after opening the door to the crate. If the puppy leaves the crate on her own, the first thing she’s going to do is relieve herself, a habit you do not want her to form. When you open the crate door you need to pick up the pup and take her outside. You really should be doing this every time the puppy eats, drinks, plays hard or chews a toy (which stimulates defecation).

Always take her to the same area: she will remember why and it will stimulate her. Take the puppy out on a regular schedule so her body gets into a rhythm. And do not confuse things by trying to introduce a different schedule on the weekends—the puppy’s bladder is going to get used to a certain schedule. Get up and keep the same schedule every single day of the week—it’s not as though her bladder knows when it’s the weekend!

3) Give Happy Praise Immediately After Your Dog Does Her Business
As with all positive reinforcement in the learning process, you want to reward the desired behavior immediately when it happens. This is slightly different with teaching a puppy to eliminate outside the house because you don’t want to interrupt the dog with praise while she is going.

In addition, you should not give a food treat once she’s finished – just happy verbal praise and physical affection – because some dogs might think they will get a food treat wherever they go, even inside the house! (this idea had never occurred to me when I wrote The Dog Bible, but it’s logical!) You want to reward the puppy for eliminating outdoors right after it takes place – with an enthusiastic song and dance instantly after the correct choice by the puppy, which is a display of delight she’ll want to elicit from you again!

4) No Water in the Evening
Pick up your puppy’s water bowl by 5 or 6 o’clock so that when she eventually goes to sleep after a late night potty break outside, she’ll be going in her crate with an empty bladder. – not filling your puppy’s bladder makes it a lot easier for her not to pee during the night. If a pup seems really thirsty at night, give her an ice cube, which can be refreshing without filling her bladder.

5) Be Prepared to Get Up in the Middle of the Night
If the puppy wakes up and fusses or whines, you have no choice but to take her out. She is probably communicating her understanding that she should not empty her bowels or bladder in the house—which means you must get up—and pretty darn quickly! You might even want to keep some sweat-clothes or other easily donned clothing beside your bed so you can pull them on, snap on the puppy’s leash and carry her out to her “potty spot” (where she has been regularly relieving herself).

Note that a puppy’s bladder is smaller and her digestive system works quickly, so when she realizes she has to go out there’s only a small window of opportunity between her realization of that need-to-go sensation and that sensation becoming reality. When you get outside, use your word cue (see the earlier section in this chapter on page 217, “Going on Command”) to hurry up the process. Don’t make a middle-of-the night outing seem fun: praise the puppy quietly once he goes but then go right back inside. No feeding, playing or cuddling, or you’ll teach him the benefits of waking you up. Put him back in the crate and get right back into bed yourself (as if you need encouragement at 3:00 A.M.!).

Tracie Hotchner is the author of THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. She is also a renowned pet radio host and producer, having spent 7 years on the Martha Stewart Channel of Sirius/XM with CAT CHAT® and even longer with her award-winning NPR radio show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) that continues to broadcast in the Hamptons and the Berkshires. Her most recent accomplishment is the pet talk radio network she has created on the Internet called The Radio Pet Lady Network.

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