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Friday, November 24, 2017

The Case of the Uninvited Water Fountain

                                                                                  
After a client gifted me with this cute Cattit flower water fountain I happily plugged it in and waited for Daisy to recognize that the daisy topper matched her name which, of course, translated into it being perfectly safe for her to drink from. Instead, she stared at it with a "What is this contraption doing on MY floor?" look on her face! 


After waiting for nearly an hour for me to throw it out Daisy came to understand that this uninvited guest was not leaving HER home until Buster had the final say! 

I grew hopeful that Buster would at least take a tiny sip but instead he stared at me as if to say, "Is this thing really necessary?", and then 


                    
he happily drank from his no-frills bowl! 

Needless to say, I unplugged the fountain and will soon give it a less finicky pet!

Have you ever bought a fountain for your pets only to be disappointed by their lack of interest? Or do your pets love their fountain? I'd love to read about your pet's verdicts!

                                 
    

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving From Daisy!


 Daisy hopes that you and your family have a wonderful day giving thanks for all of your bountiful blessings! 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Daisy Teaches Bebe How to Pose for a Treat in 1 . . . 2 . . . 2 1/2 . . .


When Daisy walked with my hound mix client, Bebe, last week she couldn't wait for her payment (a milk bone) at the end of the walk. Unfortunately for Daisy, she knew she wouldn't get one until Bebe sat and smiled for the camera too but her buddy wasn't used to this routine! Let's see how many steps it took for Bebe to pose for her treat!
 
Step 1:
 
Daisy: "Bebe! You've got the sitting thing figured out but you've got to look at my mom and NOT at the squirrels! Those squirrels are for playing, not eating!! Yikes!"
Step 2:
Daisy: "Bebe! Bebe? Bebe? Don't even think about running out there to chase those squirrels! Milk bones are easier to catch, I tell ya!"

Also Daisy: "Mom? Mom? Mom! Don't even think about posting a headless picture of me! Focus, lady!"
 
Step 3:

Daisy: "Seriously, Bebe? You're got the sitting thing going for you but you've got to LOOK at my mom! Remember? My stomach is growling like crazy so help me out here, okay?"

Step 4:

 Bebe: "I think I've got it, Daisy! Practice makes perfect, right?"

Daisy: "Congrats! You got my paw of approval!"

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Silly Cat Sunday


Just think about how fun it would've been to have a cat as our science teacher!  

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Keep Your Dog Happy With the Kong Wobbler Food Dispensing Toy!


Does your dog devour his or her food within a matter of minutes? Do you worry that your dog is bored while you are away from home especially if he or she is in a crate? 

Many of my clients have asked me what they should do in these situations and I've often recommended that they fill a classic Kong or bone with peanut butter or to purchase a raw marrow bone to keep them busy  but I'd never heard of the KONG Wobbler Food Dispensing Toy until a client filled it with her dog's MEAL (yes, you read that right)! As soon as she handed the Kong to her dog she was busy for more than a half hour! 


The picture above shows how the Wobbler worked when filled! It sat upright until pushed with her paw and nose and then wobbled and rolled around dispensing treats through a hole near the top! Isn't this great?

To see it in action click here! I hope your dog(s) enjoy this toy as much as my client did!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Why I Will Never Stop Spreading the Word About No-Slip Martingale Collars


If you've been following my blog for awhile you'd know that I am passionate about the safety of dogs while I walk them and that I've tirelessly been spreading the word about Martingale collars (my girl, Daisy, is sporting one for you to admire in the picture above!) for years so I thought I'd write a reminder post in the hopes that you'll purchase one for your dog immediately!


Due to the fact that greyhounds have heads that are smaller than their necks they need to wear no-slip Martingale collars but many think these collars are ONLY meant for this gentle breed but if you look at the PSA above you'll note that that simply isn't true! Many of my clients wear these collars because they are good for redirection when they are tempted to pull me towards something more interesting than me!


Dog parents need to know that these collars are designed to prevent the dog from slipping out of them and should not rest too loosely on their neck. The collar should sit in the middle of the dogs' neck on its own and not loosely at the base of the neck.
  
If you are convinced to purchase a Martingale collar  (and I hope you are!) please know that they are sold at small specialty pet supply stores (such as K9 Kaos in Dover, NH) but are hard to find at chain stores such as Petco. 

To make the search easier on you, you can shop at Lupine Pet by clicking here! The great thing about Lupine Pet is that their products are guaranteed for life even if chewed! You will love looking at your dog in his/her new collar because you'll know that his/her safety is guaranteed!

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