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Mutt Mail July 2019

June 25, 2019 | Mutt Mail

Happy Independence Day!

All of our locations will be closed to the public on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Staff will be on site regular hours to care for the boarding pets. Activities for boarding pets will not change. We resume regular hours the next day, July 5th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!

Hello Summer!

Summer is here, check out our offer for Training!

Pet Profiles

Lola
Favorite Toy: Catnip
Obsession: Kayla (the manager) and sunbathing
Naughtiest deed: Being a feisty princess
Pet Peeve: Belly rubs. No thanks!

Lulu
Favorite Toy: Stuffed Dalmatian Toy
Obsession: Getting lots of back scratches
Naughtiest Deed: Being too cute!
Pet Peeve: Not being the center of attention!

Harper
Favorite Toy: None
Obsession: Getting love and scratches from the AK staff
Naughtiest Deed: Jumping on the AK staff to give kisses
Pet Peeve: When the AK staff try to put on my harness

Grooming Spotlight

“Maggie’s Scottie Trim by Susan” styled by at Encinitas
“Zippin’ Zeppo” styled by Kimberly at Oceanside
“Dazzlin’ Dante” styled by Shelly at Poway

6 Natural Ways to Repel Fleas and Ticks

Repelling fleas and ticks is important to prevent short- and long-term health problems, from uncomfortable itching to life-threatening chronic disease. Natural flea and tick repellents include citrus juice and geranium oil. Adding natural pest predators, like nematode worms, to your backyard will reduce pest populations. Bathing your pet, using a flea comb and inspecting your pet for ticks are also important.

Doggie Paychecks

“How long do I have to give him the food treats?”

Positive reinforcement based dog training is fabulous for dogs and people — solving problems, building skills, enriching relationships. The most commonly used reinforcer is food– it’s powerful, quick to deliver, and we have to feed them anyway!

Featured Trainers - Edgar and Bennett

Edgar Mayoral

Lead trainer at The Animal Keeper Encinitas. Professional Level Member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

Edgar is an amazing source of energy! He is a father of two, devoted to his family and very active in his church. As a trainer he is always up for a challenge, putting in the time it takes to get to solutions that keeps dogs and owners happy and together.

Edgar’s unique blend of kindness, work ethic and skill particularly shine through when he is helping shy dogs, dogs who pull on leash and dogs who demonstrate dog-dog reactivity to develop focus, self control and confidence.

Edgar: “My goal in training is to help the pet and the human understand each other better, and establish a happy relationship.”

His dogs and his clients love him!

Bennett Sharp

Trainer The Animal Keeper Oceanside, Professional level member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

Bennett’s background in protecting, serving and teaching (as a lifeguard and as a guitar teacher, among other things) combined with his love for animals, created his path to being a dog trainer.

Bennett enjoys developing relationships and solving problems with dogs and their families in individualized training options like Day Training and Board&Trains. He also really enjoys the energy in his group classes (Puppy Kindergarten and Good Dog 101)!

Bennett’s skill as a trainer, paired with his empathy leads to great results for his clients.

Featured Employees

Sean – Encinitas
Kimberly – Oceanside
Kara – Poway

Check out some of our retail items!

Stella and Chewy’s – Treats great for training!

PetSafe – Gentle Leader Head Collar and Easy Walk Harness

Charming – Thunda Tugga Leggy Toys and Sea Crinkler – Orca, Shark, Seal

Under the Sea Plush Toys – King Crab, Giant Clam, Giant Squid, Green Sea
Turtle and Starfish

Globetrotter Plush Toy Collection – Suitcase, Headphones, Flip Flop,  Camera and Passport

Punk N Pye’s Treats

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