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November 2012 update

Posted by ARFordable Pet Grooming LLC on November 1, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Amazingly blessed, I now have established over 500+ happy, satisfied and repeating clients hopefully you will give myself the opportunity to groom your baby and become another client of mine. I have taught my husband the art of beginner grooming and he is now my bather & prepper. He loves pets just as much as I do and we work well together as a team. With him I am able to book many more furry babies in a day now that I have his help. He is gentle and loving with the animals and has been bathing and prepping the pets for me now for about a year. I trust in him and together we have established a routine that works. I am so blessed to be able to have him working with me and together we make your pet welcome, happy and also smell fresh, clean and fabulous. I look forward to hearing from you soon so call me for your next grooming appointment.



Pets Helping with Homework

Posted by ARFordable Pet Grooming LLC on October 24, 2011 at 12:10 AM

Your family pet can help with homework!

Studies show that when a child reads to a dog, he or she improves and, often, excels.

Organizations like Delta Society, Intermountain Therapy Animals, and Therapy Dogs International harness that power by bringing trained dogs into schools and public libraries to foster reading.

Even if your pet isn’t specially trained to help with homework, you can apply the same principles those organizations use at home. “The reason kids improve and even excel when they read to a dog is due to a combination of things,” says Bobbi Carducci, co-director of the Young Voices Foundation and author of Storee Writer Gets a Dog.

Help with Homework through Companionship

“Some kids are afraid of making a mistake when reading. A pet won’t laugh or scold if you make a mistake or have trouble pronouncing a new word. That takes a lot of the pressure off. And, having a warm, calm, friendly dog by your side is very relaxing. Even very tense children show signs of relaxing when a favorite pet lies down beside them and dozes off,” says Carducci.

If your child dislikes or struggles with homework, encourage him to talk it over with or read his assignments to the family pet. Not only will it motivate your child to complete assignments, but your dog, cat, or guinea pig will love the extra attention.

Help with Homework through Setting

Start by dedicating a space for your child to do his or her homework every day. “It doesn’t have to be large space or a fully outfitted office. A corner of the bedroom furnished with a comfy throw rug, an oversized pillow and maybe a lap desk is all you need,” says Carducci.

“Just make sure there is enough room for your child and the dog to stretch out.”

Help with Homework through Focus

Reading assignments are a natural place to begin this exercise. Allow your child to choose a book or assignment to begin. Set an amount of time—Carducci suggests five to 10 minutes to start—and leave your child and pet to work together for that amount of time.

“When the session is over, ask your child one or two questions about what she read, but don’t push if she's reluctant to talk about it at first. Once she feels comfortable, she will begin to open up and may even begin to ask for more books to read,” Carducci says.

If your pet is motivating your child to read, expand to other types of assignments. Encourage your child to talk through math problems, rehearse presentations, or recite spelling words with your pet.

Carducci cautioned that not all kids and pets make a great homework team. “It takes a pet with a calm, even temperament, one who will sit quietly with a child while he or she is reading or studying,” she says.

However, with practice—and lots of treats—your child and your pet can learn to enjoy homework time together.

Pet your Pet

Posted by ARFordable Pet Grooming LLC on October 24, 2011 at 12:10 AM

Pet Your Pet – Pet and rub your pet often and all over. Not only will they enjoy the attention, but it will enable you to easily determine if they have any bumps or lumps that could be indicators of infection or disease. These growths are much easier and less costly to remove if taken off when smaller than a quarter, so actually petting your pet can help your ability to detect these anomalies early.
“Being a pet owner is not only a joy, but it’s also a responsibility,” Pasternak added. “They depend on us for everything and ask for nothing in return but our love and attention. The best part is that keeping them healthy is a lot easier and affordable than allowing them to get sick. Our goal is to eliminate economic euthanasia and we hope that every pet owner can help us accomplish that by doing their small share in helping all our pets live longer and healthier lives.”

Trim Your Dog's Nails Regularly

Posted by ARFordable Pet Grooming LLC on October 10, 2011 at 2:05 PM

This style trimmer is convenient, but can cause damage to your dog's nails.

  • Dog's nails need to be a part of regular grooming, every 3 to 4 weeks. Short nails prevent scratching of both you and your floors as well as preventing harmful diseases and pain for your dog. A Dremel is an electronic tool alternative to nail clippers.

Avoid Cutting Nails Too Short

  • Cutting your dog's nails too short can cause pain.

    Dremeling a dog's nails allows you to remove small layers of nail at a time, avoiding pain. According to Daily Puppy, Dremeling your dog's nails will not cut the quick--the sensitive cluster of blood vessels inside the nail. The Dremel will gently sand off small layers of nail, allowing you to stop before getting too close to the quick. If your dog's nails are very long, begin sanding off just a little of the nail at a time. Follow up on the trim a week later to help the quick recede back into the top of the nail, allowing you to shave off more of the nail over time.

Bottom Line

  • Dremel your dog's nails to avoid cutting the quick.

    Dremeling provides a quick, painless alternative to clippers for trimming your dog's nails. Dremeling can be used just as often as clippers--every 3 to 4 weeks. Dremeling makes for a smoother nail and a happier pet.