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Mutt Mail May 2021

May 18, 2021 | Mutt Mail

It's a Doggo's Life!

Speak to our staff the next time your pet is being boarded to ask about our services! We offer group or private daycare, grooming, and tuck ins before bed…just a few of the things we do to make your pets feel at home.

Grooming Spotlight

“Ravishing Regan” groomed by Marlenne at Encinitas
“Cali-style Cali” groomed by Jenna Husong at Oceanside/Carlsbad
“Side-look Simon” groomed by Kristina at Poway

Is your dog leading his best life?

By Penelope Milne, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA

Of course you are providing the best food and veterinary care – but what else does your buddy need to live his best life?

Pet Profiles

Lola
Favorite Toy: Tree trunk toy that hides toy squirrels
Obsession: Sleeping with her tongue out
Naughtiest Deed: Gopher hunting in the front yard
Pet Peeve: Skateboards

Mr. Snake
Favorite Toy: I love hanging off people’s arms
Obsession: Being held by people and the extra attention
Naughtiest Deed: Knocking over my water dish
Pet Peeve: Not being fed on time

Chester
Favorite Toy: Toilet paper rolls
Obsession: The Animal Keeper “I loves it here”
Naughtiest Deed: Stealing rolls of toilet paper and shredding them all over the house!
Pet Peeve: No pet peeves I perfect

6 Natural Ways to Repel Fleas and Ticks

If your pet has fleas or you are interested in doing what you can to prevent your pet from having a flea outbreak, consider calling one of our facilities to book a grooming appointment. Consistent bathing, brushing, and haircuts is one of many tools that can help in minimizing the spread of fleas. Grooming, alongside flea preventatives or medications, can greatly cut down on existing or possible flea infestations.

One of our personal favorites when it comes to healthy, effective, and cost efficient flea preventatives is a product called Flea Treats.

Click through to read full article.

Dog Training

Molly
Molly was trained by Justin at Poway, and they worked on sit and stay, come when called, and loose leash walking.

Bella
Bella was trained by Justin at Poway, and they worked on loose leash walking, come when called, and on-leash barking.

Featured Trainers

Alex Denby at Encinitas

The Animal Keeper is proud and delighted to announce that Alex Denby, a trainer at our Encinitas location, has earned his CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed) certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (the CCPDT).

The CPDT-KA exam tests the foundational knowledge a professional dog trainer must have in instruction skills; learning theory; ethology; equipment and animal husbandry.

The certification tells you several things about the dog training professional who holds it:

  • Proven skills and knowledge
  • The drive and determination to successfully complete a rigorous exam process
  • A commitment to a strict ethical code for personal and business conduct
  • A commitment to gentle, science-based training
  • A commitment to continuing education and professional development
  • A commitment to enhancing the dog training profession

We could not be prouder of Alex!

Jonathan Janas at Poway

Jonathan Janas, known as “J”, is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. J first started working with dogs when he was in college and over the last 10 years has worked with many different breeds, including training farm dogs! J has broad experience in the pet industry and an absolute love for dogs. He thrives on the challenge of changing a dog’s behavior – creating happy dogs with happy owners makes every day better for J.

Feast’r Beg Hunt

Feast’r Beg Hunt photos are in! Thanks to all who participated!

Check out our retail items!

Benebone – Nyla Chews
Plaidosaurus Dino Toys
Tuffy® Barnyard: Rabbit

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