All Blog Posts Tagged 'dog' (25)

GROOMING TIP #16 FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF TYPE: HUMAN SHAMPOO VS PET SHAMPOO

Okay, so your dog is maybe smelling a little bit less fragrant than roses, has been rolling in mud or on something that has been dead for awhile, and after you pet her awhile, your hands are smelling ... umm, kinda "doggy"? It is DEFINITELY time to give him a bath, and quick!

You go to the area of the house…

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Added by Robert Lucian on February 1, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

GROOMING TIP #15 FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF TYPE: DRESSING THEM UP WITHOUT SHAVING THEM DOWN

Well, winter time is here, and with it comes the cold weather, and time to break out the little hoodies, sweaters, pajamas, and parkas for your shivering little side-kicks.  For our short haired companions such as…

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Added by Robert Lucian on December 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

GROOMING TIP #14 FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF TYPE: POODLE BASICS

One of the most intelligent, trainable, and loving companions you can find in the canine world is the poodle.  Whether it is the large, graceful Standard Poodle, a tiny little Toy Poodle, or the Miniature Poodle, the task of keeping his or her curly little coat looking nice can be a big and daunting task.  The time…

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Added by Robert Lucian on November 14, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Finding Pet Food for Dogs with Sensitive Stomachs

My dog suffers from a squeaky stomach. You know those crazy noises that come from the dog’s belly after it eats? I didn’t give it much thought at first but after a recent trip to the vet, I discovered it was my dog’s food. After some research and tests with different types of dog food, we finally found a brand that…

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Added by Tony Avisato on August 7, 2012 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

DOG BREED TO OWNER MATCHES: POMERANIAN

Originating in Germany in the province of Pomerania, the Pomeranian is a descendant of a larger German Spitz dog used for herding sheep.  In the 19th century they were bred down to the size they are today, and made popular by Queen Victoria who highly valued these little four legged powder puffs.

The Pomeranian is…

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Added by Robert Lucian on July 22, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

GROOMING TIP #12 FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF TYPE: SKUNKED!!!!

I am not quite sure why, but most dogs think that a little black and white furry animal waddling around the yard or park, would make a delightful play-mate and friend.  I am talking about skunks, and if you are a dog owner in the country, and sometimes even the city, the odds are pretty high that your dog will be…

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Added by Robert Lucian on July 4, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Dog Breed to Owner Matches: German Shepherd Dog

Originating in Germany, the German Shepherd Dog consistently ranks as one of the most popular breeds of dogs in the United States year after year.  It is a handsome breed of dog that is versatile enough to be the world's number one breed of police dog, as well as guard dog, herding dog, yet be a loving family companion…

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Added by Robert Lucian on May 16, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Grooming Tip #9 For the Do-It-Youself Type: Peanut Butter

Yes, Peanut Butter... no, I haven't lost my mind!  There are actually several things you can use peanut butter for while grooming your dog to make some things go a little smoother and get you out of a jam.

I have seen many things get into a dog's hair, including tar, glue, gum, stickers, and in one case a whole…

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Added by Robert Lucian on March 18, 2012 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Dog Breed to Owner Matches: Labrador Retriever

Originally bred and designed to help fishermen retrieve fishing nets out of icy waters, the Labrador Retriever has been ranked number one of all registered breeds in the U.S. since 1991.  Today it is popular among hunters to retrieve waterfowl, as service dogs for the blind, police work, but mostly as a loving and…

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Added by Robert Lucian on February 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Grooming Tip #8 For the Do-It-Yourself Type: Brushing Dogs that Shed Heavily. (Short Haired Dogs)

As dog owners, most of us have come to expect seeing hair around our houses, on furniture, on curtains, on our clothes, and in places that we can't even imagine how it could possibly even get there!  In most cases, we have come to accept the hair as just a small price to pay for having the love and companionship of…

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Added by Robert Lucian on February 18, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Dog Breed to Owner Matches: Akita

      The Akita originated in Japan, and was developed as a hunter of large game (including bear), as well as a home guardian.  In Japan, its image is still used to represent good health and long-life, and figurines of them are often given as a gift to newborn children.

     The Akita is a large, double-coated dog…

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Added by Robert Lucian on January 5, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Grooming Tip #6 for the Do-It-Yourself-Type: Bathing

As a groomer, I know there are a lot of mistakes people make in bathing their own dogs. This article is meant to help you undertake what can be a bigger, and messier task than you might expect. I offer this advice on how to do it, so people don't think they must go to the expense of having…

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Added by Robert Lucian on December 9, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

I've lost my golden retriever Tasha

UPDATE: Tasha has been found safe and sound.

On 12/05/11 my golden retriever jumped the fence and I havent seen her since. I'm hoping someone has seen her. She had just had a bath that morning and I hadnt had a chance to put her collar back on, so she doesnt have a collar on. She is around a year old and I miss…

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Added by Darren Armstrong on December 7, 2011 at 11:00am — 12 Comments

Grooming Tip #5 For the Do-It-Yourself Type: Tear Stains

Tear stains are a dark reddish-brown colored stain that appear at the inner corners of a dog's eyes, and usually continue down the side of their cheeks.  This usually is most obvious on white or light-colored dogs, but also occurs in Shih Tzu, Pekingese, Pomeranians, and Yorkies, to name a few.  It is not only unsightly, but can also lead to discomfort and…

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Added by Robert Lucian on December 2, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Dog Breed to Owner Matches: Australian Shepherd

In spite of it's name, the Australian Shepherd actually originates from North America, and is a breed that is relatively new, established in the 1920s.  It was developed and bred to be a herding dog, and as such is very protective of whatever it is supposed to watch over, be it human or animal. 

The…

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Added by Robert Lucian on November 29, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Dog Breed to Owner Matches: Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a member of the herding group, and originated in Wales as one of the oldest members of the herding group.  Unlike most breeds of dogs that were bred to round up cattle, the Corgi was purposely bred to be short and low to the ground, to be able to be safely out of reach of kicking hooves that would pass over the top of their heads.  In…

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Added by Robert Lucian on November 23, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Grooming Tip #4 For the Do-it-Yourself Type: Teeth Brushing for Dogs

dog tooth brush teeth advice Many people take for granted their dog's teeth, but brushing them is not nearly as difficult as one might think. Brushing a dog's teeth can add time to your dog's life by keeping it healthier.  Teeth brushing is just as important to a dog as it is to us. It helps prevent problems with gum disease, improves the over-all appearance of the teeth of the dog, and improve the…

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Added by Robert Lucian on November 11, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Grooming Tip #3 For the Do-It-Yourself Type: Shedding

Often a dog owner will bring a dog in to be groomed with the complaint of hair all over the house, furniture, and bed. The most common misconception is that if they buy a short-haired dog, there will not be much hair left lying around to clean up... this is far from the truth!

Most dogs with short hair, the most popular being Chihuahuas, Labrador Retrievers, Rat Terriers, and Great Danes, actually shed more hair than most…

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Added by Robert Lucian on November 2, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Dog Breed to Owner Matches: Rhodesian Ridgeback

The purpose of this blog is strictly to help match the owner to the dog. If the owner chooses the right kind of dog for their life-style and family situation, it will lead to a happier life for the dog and the family, which will lead to fewer abandoned or abused animals.

I am currently choosing the Rhodesian Ridgeback, because four puppies were dumped, and are…

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Added by Robert Lucian on October 18, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Grooming Tip #2 for the Do-It-Yourself type: Toe Nails

Toe-nails. The length of a dog's nails is easy to over-look and often neglected. But if they get too long, the dog can end up, not only walking with discomfort, but with hip and joint problems because of the altered way in which they walk. Neglecting a dog's nails can even result in the nail growing so long that it curls under the foot and into the pad of the toes.

People, even if they are aware of this, often put off doing anything about it, either because of not knowing what to do,…

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Added by Robert Lucian on October 18, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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