What not to do when...

Do039s and don039ts
This photo was taken by a random photographer last winter.  My friends told me I look fierce, and have that "don't mess with me" face.

That's right I don't want anyone messing with my pack.

Common mistakes people make are:
- barking at us.
- petting my dogs without asking.  Letting them sniff your hand will not stop them from biting you.
- "oh no, dogs love me!" even though I told them my dog is not friendly.
- letting their dog come over to meet my pack.  Some of my dogs might not react well to a stranger (dog).

Let's just pretend you see a pregnant woman pushing a stroller with a baby inside.  Would you go touch her belly?  Make crying baby sounds at her baby?  Put your baby in her stroller so your baby can meet her baby? No, no and no, right?

Well the same rules apply when you meet a dog walker.  Also bear in mind, we are there to do a job, to let the dogs get potty breaks and exercise, not for show and tell.  It is best to let us be.

You are welcome to take pictures, and please ask before approaching us.  

Thank you.  Have a nice day!!




updated: 3 months ago

Transformer - PRONG COLLAR!

Transformer


Franklin & Doobie transformed from walking ok and occasionally pulling to loose leash walking with the help of prong collars.

I have blogged about this before, I have introduced this collar to my clients over the years and none of them, I repeat, NONE OF THEM, have said to me, no we hate this and will never use it.  In fact feedbacks have all been positive, one even said "where has this collar been all my life!!?!?!?"

I would like to stress that this is just my opinion and my experience with using the prong collar over the years as a tool to assist in loose leash walking.  I am by no means a professional trainer.  The reason I blog about this is because this collar is so misunderstood, it is a shame as I feel a lot of owners can benefit from it.

Some trainers refuse to use it and some vets say it is dangerous.  I can see their points of view, it is not a good idea to use the collar in group training sessions.  It's best use for solo training with a good trainer.   It is also suitable for dogs that have been trained to walk on leash, but they still pull a bit and won't walk by your side.  With the help of the prong collar, you can walk your dog effortlessly and truly enjoy your walks together.  As with any tools, if not used properly, it can be dangerous. (a saw, a car, a fork, you get the idea)

There are also knockoffs on the market, you must get the one made in Germany, HS HERM. SPRENGER GERMANY.

I'd be happy to walk with you and introduce the collar to you, you can also look up youtube videos.

I have included a photo of it on my neck just to show you it does not hurt! :)

Happy walking everyone.

Disclaimer:  Do not use on dogs that pull excessively, and dogs with trachea problems.  You must learn how to use it properly.



updated: 3 months ago

Our first date

Our first date


Bode and I went on a date today, he is the most handsome and happiest boy ever.  Everyone admired him and wish they were me.  I am one lucky gal!


updated: 3 months ago

Don't make me move

Don039t make me move
Meet Cooper!
He loves his sofa and his pillow.
He loves to boss his brother cat Bleue around.
He loves his mama.
He is learning to love to go for walks.

updated: 3 months ago

Our guest - Doobie aka Douba

Doobie the boarder


He stayed with us for 2.5 weeks, these photos pretty sums up his activity here the entire time.

Gotta love the Douba.

I have not been able to sleep since he went home, I found his snoring very soothing.

updated: 3 months ago

Nina & Mela

Nina amp Mela


These girls are ridiculously adorable, I walked in one day and there they are.  Mela looks up to Nina and loves her dearly, Nina (on the right) hurt her paw one night, so we only took her out for a potty break before continuing our usual walk, when we got home, Mela went and kissed her sister on the forehead.  My sweet sweet girls.

Also a photo of Nina telling me she missed me after a very long weekend.


updated: 3 months ago

Remembering Scarface

Remembering Scarface
We will miss you sweet girl.

updated: 3 months ago

He said yes!

He said yes


We were lucky enough to get hired to be part of a proposal.
Our proposal team included, Teddy, Buddy, Morty, Willa, KC and Bailey.  Teddy being the "ring" bearer.

Wishing them all the happiness for ever and ever.

updated: 3 months ago

Remembering Hank

Remembering Hank
Hardest part of the job is to say goodbye.
RIP dear boy, we love you.

updated: 3 months ago

Summer romance

Summer romance


We had the pleasure of giving a little TLC to Ms. Carolina this summer while she was recovering from an injury.  We quickly fell in love with her.  Unfortunately she does not live within our serivce area so we were unable continue our relationship once she got better.  I hope to see her again when she comes over for little R&R at the Urban Paw Print retreat when her parents go away.

Here's a pic of Lindsay and Sim with her.



updated: 3 months ago

Basil sweet sweet girl

Basil sweet sweet girl

updated: 3 months ago

Franklin the puppy

Franklin the puppy
I am going to be the best boy, I am going to make my mama proud.

updated: 3 months ago

Her name is Lola

Her name is Lola
She has captured the hearts of every man, woman, child in Downtown Boston.

updated: 3 months ago