Here is the September edition of “The Pooch Press!” as we slip into fall! This month Poodles have claimed the breed of the month title while we turn our employee spotlight on Steve! Our awesome foster dog Herman is waiting to meet his furever family!
Breed of the Month — Poodle
One of the oldest breeds shown in conformation, the Poodle, was officially recognized in 1887 and is the 7th most popular breed in the country. The Poodle comes in three recognized sizes (toy, mini, and standard) and ten recognized colors and patterns. All types feature a dense, curly coat that rarely sheds and requires moderate to heavy maintenance. Poodles were originally bred as a water retriever and they are heavily recognized in the obedience and agility world for their intelligence and pleasing nature. Poodles are also often used by groomers to show case elaborate styles and can be seen yearly at various grooming competitions around the world: see Here! They have also become a common cross in many mixed breeds looking for low-shedding coats. There are dozens of poodle mix combinations from Goldendoodles to Cockapoos, there are even Bernadoodles!
All Poodles receive a FREE NAIL TRIM in the month of September!
Featured Foster Herman!
Age: 2 years
Energy level: Medium
Herman is looking to live with a confident dog who can help him settle in and learn the ropes. Herman is a sensitive soul who can be frightened by new people so he is looking for a home without small children or lots of activity. He would make a phenomenal companion for someone who enjoys running and playing as he is addicted to his owner and enjoys being nearby for lots of activities. Herman has already mastered tons of training and excels at basic obedience and leash walking. He loves dogs and does wonderfully in our daycare environment.
*Herman is being fostered for DogsHome, please reach out to our general manager Sarah Ross for more information or to schedule a meet and greet.
Steve came to the Pooch after working in construction and maintenance, which has been a huge asset to our facility! Steve’s experience with building and machinery has allowed us to improve our facilities and continue to make changes and updates.
He also brings his awesome dogs Roxie and Doc with him most days. They are phenomenal at welcoming new dogs to our facility and letting us know who is a good fit! Steve’s favorite dog breed is “rescued,” but after spending time with the dogs in our care he has developed a real soft spot for bully breeds (as you can see in his picture with Gracie!)
- Steve grew up in the King of Prussia area and loves to spend time outdoor, be it hiking, camping, or kayaking.
- He has always wanted to work in pet care and finally got the chance when he joined our staff 3 years ago- he’s never looked back since!
- Steve rescued his dogs Doc and Roxie from our partner the Delaware County SPCA over 7 years ago and they were his inspiration to work with dogs.
- In the middle of each day when most of the dogs come in for meal time, Steve gets to utilize his construction skills working on our facility. He loves knowing that he can contribute to health, safety, and fun of all the dogs in our care
Training Tips – Back to School!
Back to School!
As summer draws to an end, many people may be changing their schedules and switching up their dog’s routines. It’s important to remember that your dog might need some extra support and management to be successful this Fall!
Home Alone! As summer winds down and the school year begins, many dogs have to adjust to longer periods home alone. Setting your dog up for success by giving them appropriate chews and toys can help keep your pup happy and your furniture safe! Doggy daycare is also a great option to bring home a tired and happy pooch!
Staying Fit! Many people are active and out with their pets in the summer, which can help your pooch keep a svelte figure. Now that the weather is cooling down and your schedule may be filling up with more mundane tasks, be sure to set aside time each day to exercise your dog’s body and mind. Evening and early morning walks before or after school are a great habit to start! Walking with a doggie backpack is an added bonus for pups who need a job or can stand to lose a few pounds.
Fall features a surprising amount of dog safe activities from festivals to nature walks! Now that the temperatures are falling your dog can enjoy midday adventures with you.
Check it Out!
Take a look at our Puppy Training Package featuring Bella
We offer a comprehensive puppy training program to introduce young dogs to basic obedience while giving them all of the benefits of all day exercise and socialization! Here is a quick video of one of our puppies about half way through her ten day program. She has already been introduced to all of the basic obedience cues and only needs a few reminders. We utilize positive reinforcement to ensure that all dogs learn first and foremost to love training and working with people! Watch Bella learn: