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Trusted Saskatoon Pet Sitters and Trainers at Furbaby Pet Care Explain How They Can Help You With Back to School

Furbaby Pet Care in Saskatoon, SK, is dedicated to giving you peace of mind with the highest level of care for your pets. Their knowledgeable, experienced and professional staff will meet with your family to ensure your pet care needs are understood and every detail is covered! They have the expertise and experience that you need. Furbaby Pet Care Are Your Trusted Saskatoon Pet sitters, Pet walkers and Pet Massage Specialists and in their latest Saskatoon pet care tip they share how they can help with back to school. 


Back to school time! For the kids AND your Furbabies!

As the days start to get shorter and that hot weather begins to back off, it’s time to start grasping some realities which are very real: autumn, colder weather and finally getting that training for your puppy in hand.

I was reading an article recently thanks to our friends at Blue 9 Pet Products about the essentials of training your dog. Blue 9 is the maker of The KLIMB™ – the world’s first professionally designed and engineered dog training platform. It was specifically designed to improve the relationship between you and your dog. 

In the article, I was reminded that dogs, and all animals for that matter, learn by the consequences of their actions. Consequences, pleasant or unpleasant, can increase or decrease the likelihood of a behaviour being repeated in the future.  What struck me was how we, as pet owners, can use this information to our advantage.

Knowing that when our dogs display inappropriate behaviours, they are not trying to be dominant or take over the household. These behaviours allow us to take a step back and truly analyze the sequence of events. We can look at three main components: Antecedent, which is what happens before the behaviour; Behaviour, what the dog does; and Consequence, what happens after the behaviour that may be reinforcing or punishing it? We can change behaviour by manipulating the environment (antecedent) or the consequence.

We can also change the consequences for the dog’s behaviour. When our dog jumps on a guest, we can utilize negative punishment by having the guest ignore the dog until a more appropriate behaviour is displayed. We can also use positive reinforcement by delivering a treat or other reinforcer when the dog has all four feet on the ground.

Teaching our dogs a strong repertoire of reinforceable behaviours will provide tools we need to manage the dogs in our lives. While many pet owners are tempted to simply tell their dog ‘no’ or punish unwanted behaviours, this does nothing for teaching the dog what to do instead.  Teaching replacement behaviours such as to sit calmly for pets or relax on the KLIMB while you cook dinner will help give the dog more direction in those situations.

There are great tips for training on The KLIMB™ website, or you can also come to us at Furbaby Pet Care for some one-on-one direction.


DID YOU KNOW FURBABY PET CARE OFFERS PERSONAL DOG TRAINING?

Our trainer and Furbaby Park Supervisor, Ana Supynuk, utilizes these techniques mentioned in this blog post to help you and your dog overcome some tricky situations. Things like your dog misbehaving when guests come over, aggression or anxiety when in larger groups of other dogs, pulling on the leash or jumping up on people. These are just a few things Ana will cover when you book a session with her at Furbaby Pet Care.

Ana will show you that dogs have adapted and evolved to live in our lives over the past 14,000 years. They behave far differently than their wolf ancestors. While there was once a popular belief that we must be dominant over our dogs, or act as a pack leader, this has since been tossed aside in favour of a behavioural approach.

We also use The KLIMB™ platform in the Furbaby campus. We have them for sale as well so you can work on your techniques at home – indoors or outside.


FURBABY PET CARE ALSO OFFERS REFRESH SESSIONS FOR YOUR DOG!

If you dog needs a mid-groom touch-up, or just a good old scrub, contact Jazzmine McCrea at Furbaby Pet Care. You can give us a shout at (306) 912-7783. Or check out ALL of our services to find out more. Jazz will give your pup a bath, a trim, a brush out or will dremel your dog’s nails so you don’t have to wait for the next grooming appointment. It’s affordable, convenient and can take place when you drop your dog off for Doggy Day Care at Furbaby. Most everyone knows Jazz – she’s our Intake Supervisor at Furbaby and she’s also on her way to becoming a full-fledged groomer too. We’re proud of each and every staff member at Furbaby and love to support each person in their endeavours.

Thank you for your support. We love seeing your dogs and cats at Furbaby Pet Care and we’re honoured you chose our campus.

Jocelyn


Trusted Saskatoon Pet Experts at Furbaby Pet Care Share How They Can Help You Out This Fall

Furbaby Pet Care in Saskatoon, SK, is dedicated to giving you peace of mind with the highest level of care for your pets. Their knowledgeable, experienced and professional staff will meet with your family to ensure your pet care needs are understood and every detail is covered! They have the expertise and experience that you need. Furbaby Pet Care Are Your Trusted Saskatoon Pet sitters, Pet walkers and Pet Massage Specialists and in their latest Saskatoon pet care tip they share how they can help you when you're busy this fall.


Getting ready for fall! Find out how Furbaby Pet Care can help you out

As August is well underway, I’m sending out lots of strength and good energy to all of you during this rough period we’re all going through. COVID-19 has changed our lives immeasurably and I wanted to let you know how much we care about you and your pets here at Furbaby.

This is a gentle reminder that if you have kids starting school, or if you’re seeing some changes at work that require you to return to your place of business, we’re here for you.


You can book our services in so many ways including:

  • Daycare – which includes dropping off your pet for an hour or for the day
  • Boarding – the Furbaby campus is open for 24 hours a day and you can drop off your pet for a weekend, or a week, and know you will never have to worry about them being alone, or stuck in a cage
  • Dog Park – come and play indoors or out, in a safe & controlled environment
  • Canine Training – an experienced dog trainer will help you and your puppy learn the basics – and more!
  • Re-fresh services – this is an invaluable service which offers nail trims, baths or ear cleanings.
And there are plenty of other services we offer as well such as a pet taxi, dog walking, home pet care, pet massage, merchandise and even a facility rental! Find out which service works best for you and your pet.


Trusted Saskatoon Pet Experts at Furbaby Pet Care Explain Their 24 Hour Saskatoon Pet Care

Furbaby Pet Care in Saskatoon, SK, is dedicated to giving you peace of mind with the highest level of care for your pets. Their knowledgeable, experienced and professional staff will meet with your family to ensure your pet care needs are understood and every detail is covered! They have the expertise and experience that you need. Furbaby Pet Care Are Your Trusted Saskatoon Pet sitters, Pet walkers and Pet Massage Specialists and in their latest Saskatoon pet care tip they share why 24 hour pet care is always the best kennelling option. 


Why 24 Hour Pet Care From Furbaby is the Best Option For Your Saskatoon Pet.

Often, when pets are facility boarded, they are kennelled for the night and many times for long portions of the day. Basically, they are placed in solitary confinement for long stretches. For a dog or cat that’s used to running, free roaming and unfettered access to a house, yard or run, this can be a torturous and arduous experience, leading to long-term trauma, stress and mental anguish with lengthy affects on the rest of the animal’s life.


Pets belong with people. There would be no pets without their people. Otherwise, they’re just animals. So why put yours through something so stressful, scarring and traumatic?


24 Hour Pet Care, with people there for your pets all day, every day- this is how I want my dog cared for. Knowing there is always a person there if my dog needs a hug, or to lick a shin, a hand or a forehead, that’s a deep comfort to me and it has to be for my dog too! Jocelyn, Owner of Furbaby Pet Care

Seek out a true 24 Hour pet care facility for your pet and feel better, knowing that total care means the same thing to you that it means to them when you need someone to watch over your pet when you simply must go away. Be sure that it is truly 24Hr care, too, because while a lot of places may make that claim, hardly any follow through with living humans to watch over your best friends.

This is what we provide at Furbaby Campus: 24 hours of unconditional love and safety, every day of the year.


Trusted Saskatoon Pet Experts at Furbaby Pet Care Share Their Opinion On Pet Leashes, Collar and Harnesses

Furbaby Pet Care in Saskatoon, SK, is dedicated to giving you peace of mind with the highest level of care for your pets. Their knowledgeable, experienced and professional staff will meet with your family to ensure your pet care needs are understood and every detail is covered! They have the expertise and experience that you need. In their first Trusted tip they share their opinion on what they think is the best for your Furbaby and explore the options  - a leash vs a collar vs a harness. Furbaby Pet Care Are Your Trusted Saskatoon Pet sitters, Pet walkers and Pet Massage Specialists.  


Leash versus Collar vs Harness…What is Best For Your Furbaby?

Let’s talk leashes, collars, harnesses and canine comfort. Everybody has their preference, and some leashing systems work for some dogs but not others. If we had things the Furbaby Pet Care way, about 75% of dogs on a walk today would be in a harness as opposed to a collar.

Here’s why: most dogs will pull on a walk. They see something they’d like to chase and they stretch things out as far as they can (usually six feet), straining against their lead, often at the cost of the owner/handler’s balance. This puts things under strain, and, if the dog’s in a collar/leash set-up, he or she is choking against the collar. The immediate answer for this type of dog is to get them into a harness system. A couple of the new ones, like Leashi or Halti, have been designed to pull to the side, pulling the dog sideways, under strain. Most dogs dislike walking sideways, so they learn quickly that if they don’t want to walk sideways, they simply have to walk along at the handler’s pace, leaving flowers, trees and a myriad of other points of interest, but off their own pathways, alone.

Another space the collar vs harness debate rages (you’d be surprised, people get passionate about this topic) is in the training arena. Traditionally, collar response is a very good way to train a dog to heel, to come when called and to pay attention to the handler during training and after, on every day walks, etc. Many Obedience Schools strongly advocate collar training and have for years. While collar training has many pros going for it, such as quick response to handler correction and very quick handler correction times, the downside is, again, you’re choking your dog, even a little, in order to get them to listen to you and improve their behaviour.

The other danger with collars, and this is especially true of small, toy and miniature breeds, as well as puppies of all breeds, is that collars risk exposing your small canine to esophageal and soft tissue damages to the neck and throat. These damages can become permanent and quite debilitating, leading to issues both immediate and ongoing, as well as chronic breathing, swallowing and eating issues.

Newly designed harnesses takes collar training head-on. In fact, new training harnesses offer the same type of quick response times by moving the discomfort from the dog’s throat to between their legs and chests, which, to many handlers and owners, is a much more pet-friendly way to train. Whichever way you lean (we clearly lean toward the harness), Furbaby is of the mindset that one of the best ways to ensure your dog is alert and attentive on walks and out in the world is to take them through some level(s) of Obedience training at your local Dog Training facility. 

Furbaby Pet Care offer Pet Training at Furbaby Campus, but wherever you go and whomever you trust to help you and your dog train for a better future, that is always a wise decision. 

Thanks for reading our article on Leash versus Collar vs Harness – until next time, Bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay!

Furbaby Pet Care – Less stress for you and your pets!



Furbaby Pet Care Are Your Trusted Saskatoon Pet sitters, Pet walkers and Pet Massage Specialists.

The Trusted Saskatoon team and community are thrilled to welcome Furbaby Pet Care in Saskatoon, SK to the Saskatoon Directory of excellence in our Saskatoon Pets and Vets Category. Their team is dedicated to giving you peace of mind with the highest level of care for your pets. Their knowledgeable, experienced and professional staff will meet with your family to ensure your pet care needs are understood and every detail is covered! Furbaby Pet Care Are Your Trusted Saskatoon Pet sitters, Pet walkers and Pet Massage Specialists.  


Furbaby Pet Care Guarantees Less Stress For  Your Pet. 


When you leave your pet with Jocelyn and the Furbaby Pet Care Team,  you can be sure that they are in good hands and a safe environment. 

Fido Benefits from Massage Just Like You 

Want to offer your animal the ultimate care? Just as with humans, a pet massage can improve your-four-legged friends' circulation, reduce muscle fatigue, remove toxins and maintain flexibility. It also helps condition his coat, as massage moves the skin’s natural oils through his fur. The founder of Furbaby's,  Jocelyn is a Certified Canine Massage Therapist and she will come to your home, where your pet is most comfortable. Jocelyn is not only a dog lover but a professional dedicated to her career. Growing up with dogs, spending time on a farm and having years of experience with animals who have a range of needs gave her the drive and the know-how to create a business that incorporates holistic pet care practices. She is also a Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS) and has numerous other pet education courses, but her real talent is her connection with your furbabies!


Don't take it from us - read what Furbaby's Clients had to say when we surveyed many of them as part of the Trusted Saskatoon verification process - EVERY single person we spoke to gave them 10/10 on all counts! 


Furbaby Pet Care is a wonderful pet sitting service and I can't possibly say enough wonderful things about this business Jocelyn is an amazing person, she is easy to talk to, beyond accommodating and obviously loves and adores the pets she looks after. I have used her services on more than one occasion and she has always been there to help me with anything that my pets require or need. She updated me with lots of pictures always making sure I felt my pet was in great hands. I could not have asked for a better experience/ 10/10   - Amanda Marie Isnor, Saskatoon


I believe Furbaby spend quality time with my dog and that they have gotten to know her and appreciate her for her own unique personality. They treat her like an extension of their own family and have gone out of their way offering to help get her to our vet for us while we were at work. They come to our home to help us save time, or to just take her out during the day. I love that they send pictures of her at the dog park playing with other pets they are caring for and even just getting some cuddles. It gives us peace of mind knowing she feels at home and is well taken care of when we are away. I would recommend Furbaby without hesitation.  Lindsay Fuchs, Saskatoon



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