Our groomers offer a de-shed program which many clients have found to be very helpful with keeping the hair tumbleweeds under control. The program consists of three grooming appointments scheduled two weeks apart. All three appointments are scheduled and paid for up front. When you schedule the appointments, you receive a 15% discount on the total for all three. The process the girls go through really is effective in keeping the shedding under control.
Many people imagine that their dog is more comfortable and will shed less if they shave the dog’s hair. This is a fallacy. The hair of the dog is intended to be an insulator both in the winter and the summer. In the summer, think of it a little bit like sunscreen. When the dog does not have all of their hair, the sun beats down on the dog directly and their natural defense against the damaging sun is minimized. As the person or family living with a shedding dog, I understand that the hair tumbleweeds can become almost too much. My best recommendation to you is to consider a more regular grooming at the very least even for the labs. They shed too. If you have questions about the de-shed program or would like to make your dog’s reservations, please give the office a call and we will set it all up for you.
Additionally once you shave a dog, you have changed the actual structure of the hair and it does not grow back in the same texture. Often you can tell a dog that has been shaved over and over because the hair will be quite fuzzy. So to help maintain the integrity of the actual hair and to keep shedding under control, you may want to give some consideration to the de-shedding program.
The ticks are very bad already this year so please make sure you have your dog on some type of flea and tick preventa-tive. If you use Frontline Plus, we carry it here and are more then happy to help you with it. It does not matter to me what you use but please use something. If your dog comes to play or board and is found to have fleas, we will be giving your dog a flea bath immediately and a Frontline application. You will be charged for it that day. There is no exception to this.
On June 8, Paws In Time will be participating in an event sponsored by Naperville Area Humane Society. called Wags and Wellness Event. It is from 1:00-5:00pm at Seager Park, 1163 Plank Road, Naperville. Along with us, there will also be fitness experts, health screenings, doggy yoga, massage, Reiki, Frisbee dog demonstrations and mini boot camp sessions. So come for a fun afternoon at Seager Park with your dog. We would love to see you.
This entire building is air conditioned and heated so do not worry about your summer boarding reservations. The air conditioning is on at night and the building is nice and cool.
(all classes are $225 per dog)
Advanced Class 1/7/14-2/25/14
Puppy/Beginner Class 4/1-5/6
Intermediate Class 5/27-7/1
Advanced Class 7/22-9/9
Puppy/Beginner Class 9/30-11/4
Basic Class Description
All classes Tuesday evening 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Puppy Class—minimum age 16 weeks—no max age, skill level be-ginner, will learn basic commands of sit, down, stay, come and heel. Class is 6 weeks long. Each night will consist of 15 minutes of play, 30 minutes of class and end with 15 minutes of play. Class max = 7; duration of class = 6 weeks
Intermediate Class—minimum age 6 months, must have basic understanding of 5 basic commands, will add in 1 minute sit/down and distance commands. Each task will be taught to be done on one command with treat reward. This class will begin each night w/15 minutes of play and 45 minutes of class. Class max = 7; duration of class = 6 weeks
Advanced/Adult Class—minimum age 12 months, dog must possess proficient understanding of all basic commands and must be sta-ble enough to proceed to reward training with no treats. All tasks to be done on one command, no training collars, loose leash heel, 3 minute sit/down stay. Class culminates in AKC Canine Good Citizen certification. Max class = 8, minimum class size = 4, duration of class = 8 weeks