Miss P from, Vancouver, British Columbia, was awarded the Best In Show prize (winner of the entire dog show) at the 139th Westminster Show. Miss P is the second beagle ever to take home the Westminster Best In Show prize, behind her relative, Uno, who won in 2008, said show co-host David Frei. "This is very exciting," Frei said, while standing in front of Miss P. The tri-colored canine barked excitedly while being draped in purple ribbons. More information can be found at the Westminster website. http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org
Grooming you pal's nails can seem like a daunting task. So many people do not do this because they don't know how or they are too nervous to attempt it, despite how important it is.
If their nails get too long, they can break, which is usually pretty painful. It can also lead to an infection! Long nails can also lead to an irregular gait, which can result in skeletal damage. With a puppy, their nails are tiny and thin. Visit with your vet to know how and when to trim!
When it's time for trimming, you need canine nail clippers. There are a few different styles, but the most common are a guillotine style and a scissor style. Most people find that the guillotine style works best when trimming is done regularly. If you don't trim their nails for a period of time, they begin to curl, and that's where the scissor style comes in.
Trimming too short cuts into the quick of the nail, and the nail will bleed (not to mention how much it hurts!!)
The most helpful thing you can do is associate it with things they like!
The George Washington University of Veterinarian Medicine has a great article on nail trimming.
Choosing a pet shampoo can be difficult since there are hundreds of kinds out there. First, the pH of a dog's skin is different than ours. Using people shampoo on them will create a pH imbalance that dries their skin out, leave it very itchy, and strip away all of the good skin oils that helps keep bacteria out. Earthbath makes a great Oatmeal & Aloe shampoo that rinses out easily and is great for very regular baths. Click the link below to visit their site. There is an Amazon link as well if you think you would like for your new friend to try it out!
After much waiting, we just delivered 5 boys and 2 girls! The waiting list filled quickly, but pictures will be up soon!
The holiday season is a wonderful time of year! Filled with presents, family, and treats, you may even want to treat your puppy! Here are some quick tips for puppy treats:
Even though its snowy and cold outside, your puppy still needs exercise and playtime! Here are four winter exercise tips from Cesar Milan that are great for the winter season.
1. Play a game with your dog.
Hide-and-seek is a wonderful way to get your dog up and moving and mentally engaged. You can hide a treat or her favorite toy, but it’s better to make her come find you. Start by throwing a treat to get her to go away from you, and then hide in another part of the house. This game can really tire your pup out as she rushes around searching, and it’s good for reinforcing the “come” command.
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Hello dear Jan,
A couple from Vienna, Austria purchased a puppy last year. Here is an email from her:
It's my new site (and my first blog)! My son, William, helped me put the website all together. Hopefully everything is easy to use for you. Now if I could just figure out the blog thing, that would be great!