January Tips!

    Alec’s Training Tip of the Month

    Teach your dog to run after and retrieve a ball!  Start with 3 tennis style balls, get your dog’s attention before throwing the first ball, and then throw the first ball.  After your dog has it in his mouth, get your dog’s attention on the second ball in your hand.  Once your dog gets excited about the second ball, they will most likely run to you with the first ball in their mouth.  Wait patiently until your dog drops the ball in the mouth and then immediately reward the drop with the throw of the third ball.  Continue this cycle until your pooch is worn out with a happy doggie grin!

     

    Diane’s Grooming Tip of the Month

    Did you know wrinkly dogs like bull dogs, shar peis, and mastiffs require a particular type of grooming? Because of the loose folds in their skin, it’s important to ensure precuations are taken to keep unwanted moisture out of the skin folds to prevent bacteria from gathering in hard to reach places. Cotton balls are an effective way of asorbing any moisture that may be left over from bathing and applying Vaseline and other moisture-repelling topical ointments can be utilized to repel the moisture as well!

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