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Did Your Dog Get Sprayed By a Skunk?

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Monday, July 9, 2018, In : Grooming 



The most common cleaning method is a mix of 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 cup baking soda (not powder) and 1 teaspoon or so of a liquid dish detergent.
In a pinch you can use white vinegar instead of the hydrogen peroxide.
Depending on the size of your dog you may need to double or triple the mix. Maintain the same ratios.
Use rubber gloves.
Thoroughly wet your dog then apply the mixture and leave it on about 5 minutes. No more than that as it can bleach the fur and some dogs are sensitive to...

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Grooming Positively with Chase N Chomp Sticky Bone

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Friday, December 22, 2017, In : Grooming 

Teaching Your Dog to Enjoy Being Brushed

Dogs don't come naturally loving the grooming process. We need to make a really good positive association with all aspects of the process from combing, to brushing, to bathing to drying and everything in between.
In the video below, Ruby is happily licking cream cheese out of the Chase N Chomp Sticky Bone toy while her human combs out her back end.
Brief, successful sessions are far more effective than trying to brush out the entire dog at once. We did...
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