Alec’s Training Tip of the Month
Teach your dog to "travel" at a high pace. Please ask your veterinarian if your dog is capable of this exercise. Grab your leash and training collar and jump on your bike! Start slowly so your dog will walk next to you as you walk your bike in one hand and hold the leash in the other. As your dog becomes comfortable being close to the bike, jump on and go slowly while holding the leash. Then increase your pace accordingly.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not do this exercise to excess, watch your dog carefully for signs of stress or fatigue! Don't overdo it!
Diane’s Grooming Tip of the Month
Mats - the best way to avoid mats, of course, is frequent brushing with the right type of brush for the pet's coat. However, mats have a way of sneaking up on us. Loose mats can be gently worked out with a fine wire brush or a de-matting comb available at most pet stores. Tight mats can be worked out by sprinkling baby powder liberally on the mat, working the powder into the mat, and then gently pulling the mat apart with fingertips. Very large, tight mats would be best gotten out by a groomer with electric grooming clippers, as trying to use scissors to cut out the mat can result in the pet being cut.