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Downtown Austin Real Estate Project Offers Amenities and Services to Four-legged Residents

Downtown Austin Real Estate Project Offers Amenities and Services to Four-legged Residents

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 15, 2009

As people migrate towards urban areas and transition to high-rise living, one question frequently arises: “How do I care for my dog?” Knowing that pets are considered to be part of the family, The Austonian, Austin’s luxury condominium project, has developed a selection of building amenities and services geared towards families with pets.

The 56-story luxury high-rise condo includes a dog park and an area dedicated to pet grooming. Knowing that leaving the building is not always the most convenient alternative, a dog park offers a secured outside area on the 10th floor of the building. The surface of the park includes a Synlawn synthetic grass surface with a sanitary drainage system. Adjacent to the dog park is a pet grooming area with a raised bathing area where owners can groom their own pets or a professional groomer from locally-owned Dirty Dog can provide in-building grooming service. These spaces created for pets are part of the 40,000 square feet of amenities The Austonian offers and are supported by a 24/7 staff of Austonian Assistants.

The pet-friendly areas within the building are complemented by a selection of pet care services provided by locally-owned specialists.

Pet food delivery, personal shopping, pet sitting and taxi service to and from appointments outside the building are examples of services provided by Lofty Dog, which is headquartered two blocks away from The Austonian. Pet grooming is provided by Dirty Dog, which will provide professional, on-site grooming by appointment for a specified fee based on breed. There will also be a self-serve tub and dryer available if a quick bath or rinse-off is all that is needed.

Full-service veterinary care is provided by Austin Urban Vet Center, located just blocks from The Austonian at 710 West 5th Street. Austin Urban Vet Center will provide state-of-the-art veterinary medical, diagnostic and surgical services, dog play care services with indoor park, pet suite boarding services for dogs and cats, onsite grooming with Dirty Dog, and bakery services provided by Groovy Dog Bakery. Local veterinarian Dr. Erin Homburg and the experienced staff at Austin Urban Vet Center will also provide pet care education, canine rehabilitation services, dog training and holistic veterinary services to residents of The Austonian.

The Austonian is located in the heart of downtown Austin, adjacent to the 2nd Street District. The Hike and Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, which includes places for dogs to swim and play leash-free, is just two blocks away.

About The Austonian

Located at the corner of 2nd and Congress in Austin, Texas, The Austonian will be the pinnacle of downtown luxury living when it opens in spring 2010. Slated to be the tallest building in downtown Austin and the tallest residential building in the western United States, The Austonian will offer panoramic views of Austin and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. More than 40,000 square feet of private amenities are available to residents of The Austonian and include a 55th floor that can host parties from 15 to 200, a 56th floor dedicated to exercise and 10th-floor amenities ranging from poolside cabanas and kitchens to a 12-seat screening room.

The Austonian is the second North American luxury real estate project by Grupo Villar Mir (GVM), creators of the Mayakoba golf, hotel and residential resort located on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. GVM has developed and sold over 7,000 individual residential condominium units and has controlling interest in Obrascón Huarte Lain (OHL), which has built and sold over 20,000 residential condominium units over the past decade.

More information about The Austonian is available at Keep up with the latest news, notes and views regarding The Austonian on the development’s blog,

For additional information about The Austonian please contact Cile Montgomery at Giant Media, 512.462.4666 or cmontgomery (at) giantmediallc(dot)com.

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How do you properly train a dog?? please read?

Question by : How do you properly train a dog?? please read?
I especially hear this alot with rottweilers.That You are suppose to “properly” train a rott so he will be well behaved. And how you have to show a rottweiler that your dominant. How do you properly train a dog or train him correctly, so he won’t be to aggressive and will respect you???

Rottweilers especially! i hear all the time that you NEED to train a rott and you need to train him/her right! and show him that your the leader.

I would really like to know though, how do you correctly train a dog or rottweiler, so they are well behaved and respect you?
Please don’t just go answering this question by saying “take them to obedience classes” and “socialize them”
that just isn’t enough info for me sorry<: ) Why? first because i really honastly think obedience classes are a waste of money and they really don't do much. I don't think. And socialization. that won't just make a dog perfectly trained. I'm asking one of you good dog trainers, how do you correctly train a dog, show them your the leader, By the way i really need to know that, you know showing your dog your boss and not them, and make them respect you? How do you do this EXACTLY??? Here look at this too. This is with rottweilers. Best answer:

Answer by Canadian_mom
Since you believe obedience classes are a waste of money and that socializing the dog doesn’t work, you will not be able to perfectly train a rottweiler.
Training is knowledge, confidence and patience. There’s no magic trick to it.
It starts from the day a pup comes home with you when you begin to teach it what is and isn’t acceptable behavior. I use a crate to help with boundary issues and I’ve never brought a pup home when I wasn’t off work for at least a solid week so I could spend 24 hours a day with it.
My dog is perfectly trained. I can take a steak from her mouth or place food in front of her she loves and she won’t touch it until I give the command. She sits, heels and obeys immediately when anyone in the family commands. (she also plays and cuddles whenever she can)

It took a year to get her to the point she’s at now, with 7 years of reinforcing the behaviors.
Untrained owners can’t train a dog… so obedience classes are the best first start since the main thrust of them is to train the owner!

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