Whether your dog’s ears stand up or flop down, checking that they’re healthy should be a part of your weekly routine. Since many pet owners handle their dog’s ears on a regular basis, doing a quick health assessment is easily incorporated into the routine.[Read more…] about How to Make Sure Your Dog’s Ears are Healthy
The last few years have brought earthquakes, fires, hurricanes and other disasters with no signs of slowing down. It’s enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed and wonder what to do if disaster struck their home.
Creating a solid disaster preparedness plan for your pet before an emergency happens will help keep you and your pets safe in a worst-case scenario, and having a plan means that you’ll be fully present and available to help the animals and people in your life.[Read more…] about Disaster Preparedness for Pets: What You Need to Know
Even if you’ve never heard of Tellington Touch, learning one simple technique — known as the “raccoon touch”— can help your dog become more tolerant of handling both at home and with strangers.
If you’ve been following our blog over the past few months, you’ve probably learned a lot about dog groomers, tools, salons and shops, and so on. In this week’s post, we unpack the grooming process itself, to answer that perennial question: Why does grooming a dog take so darn long?
Many—perhaps even most—dog groomers don’t start out thinking grooming will be their career. Successful groomers enter the field from all sorts of backgrounds. Many come to this work out of a deep love and commitment to animal welfare. Others get curious about the career when they bring their own dogs to be groomed.
Most of us would love a day of pampering at the spa. Our dogs? Not as much. A trip to the dog groomer involves many unfamiliar experiences and a certain amount of sensory overload from the sights, sounds and smells of the salon.
Many “firsts” are difficult for dogs, and their first time at the dog groomer is no different. It’s important to make sure this experience goes well, so here’s how to prepare for success:[Read more…] about How to Prepare for Success at the Dog Groomer