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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!



Trusted Saskatoon Fooring Store End Of The Roll Shares Expert Advice On Flooring And Allergens

Located at the corner of 44th Street East and Faithful Avenue, End Of The Roll - Saskatoon has been providing brand name flooring at affordable prices for decades. They invite you to visit their large showroom which has a great selection of inventory in stock. They always have great monthly promotions, and items in-store at clearance prices.  In their latest Saskatoon Flooring tip they share patterns and ideas for flooring design. End Of The Roll Saskatoon Is A Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Store



FLOORING AND ALLERGENS - A QUICK CLEANING GUIDE

We all love our fur-friends. Our pets are a part of our family. However, with them comes a host of airborne allergens which can become trapped in carpet and area rugs, and even swept into corners with hardwood and laminate.

According to studies, more than 50 million adults suffer from pet-related allergies yearly and a whopping 90% of households contain allergens from dogs and cats. Even if your family is lucky enough to have no noted allergies, you want to know how to accommodate visitors into your home.

VACUUMING

The first recommendation is a good vacuum. Aside from preventing allergens, a quality vacuum is necessary for carpeted households. Even hardwood, luxury vinyl, and laminate flooring can benefit from a gentle vacuum as opposed to a broom. Brooms can be effective for pet hair, but the dander tends to not be picked up properly. A vacuum will do the trick quickly and efficiently. It’s important to note that a vacuum with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter is going to be a solid investment for your home and regular cleaning of all flooring surfaces.

MOPPING 

Once you’ve vacuumed your carpet and hard surfaces, be sure to go over any laminateluxury vinyl, and hardwood with a good mop and approved cleaning product. Use unscented cleaning products, as products with a strong scent, can exacerbate allergy symptoms in sufferers. Mopping in combination to vacuuming hard surfaces ensures your floors are getting a thorough cleaning.

DUSTING

Dusting hard surfaces is essential, as dust and other allergens collect. Dusting surfaces with a microfiber cloth ensures that any airborne allergens will cling to the cloth instead of simply being moved around. 

TIPS & TRICKS

Other helpful tips to maintain a low level of allergens around the house are easy enough to incorporate into your day to day life. It is recommended to wash your bedding weekly, especially if your furry creatures like to snuggle there.

Vacuuming upholstery and couches is essential if your critters crawl up onto them; you might be able to deter them while you’re home, but the reality is when the house is empty, your pup will jump up.

Lowering humidity helps decrease the number of allergens present. It’s important to make sure that your bathrooms have fans, and while showering and bathing, make sure you’re using these to reduce moisture.

Lint roll between regular cleanings. This reduces the overall amount of work and takes only moments per day.

Bathe your pet regularly. Luckily, most cats are excellent when it comes to self-grooming. However, your dogs may need a bit of extra love. Be sure to clean out the bathtub properly afterwards as well.

Remember that a thorough cleaning such as vacuuming or sweeping your floor will temporarily kick up more allergens into the air. If you have a houseguest arriving with known pet allergies, it is best to clean your home and flooring the day before they arrive as opposed to the day of.

CONCLUSION

Nobody said pet ownership was going to be easy … did they? With such a high percentage of allergy sufferers, there are steps that can be easily put into place to ensure your home remains a happy home – for every member of your family. You’ll enjoy breathing easier, and your pets will enjoy the extras of being pampered!

End Of The Roll is a Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Store!


Trusted Saskatoon Brags about Treeternity your Trusted Saskatoon & area Memorial Forest

The Trusted Saskatoon Directory Team are ecstatic to welcome Treeternity Memoria Forest to our directory of excellence and brag about what makes their services truly unique. Treeternity is your Trusted Saskatoon memorial forest.  

"Let A Tree Tell Your Story"


When you lose a loved one or have a big occasion in your life you often think of ways to remember or celebrate these moments. What the Trusted Saskatoon Team loves about Treeternity, is that they have a created a beautiful space specifically for this purpose. When asked how the concept of Treeternity was founded this is what Mia had to say.

Well I could never really decide exactly what I want my loved ones to do when the time inevitably comes.  I always thought I would like to donate every organ I possibly can to help in any way but then what would my family do, what would they be left with?  If I were cremated and wanted my ashes spread someplace random would that be it?  My family would not have anywhere to go to remember me if I did that.  I feel like I want to have a memorial place which provides a point of focus for remembrance and I would like that place to be a beautiful, happy, modern place...and with that Treeternity Memorial Forest was born...  I want to be a tree and love the thought of having a tree leave my mark here on Earth. - Mia Hollinger (Owner of Treeternity)


When you purchase a memorial tree...

1. You will have a choice of 4 tree types from which you will choose one. Oak, Maple, Linden or an ornamental flowering crab apple tree.

2. When you purchase a memorial you will choose where you would like to plant your tree from the available 12’x12’ spaces.

3. You will receive a standard 9"x5" FusionCast TM Plaque which will be placed flat in the ground in front of the tree. You will choose your own personal message to be inscribed on the plaque.

4. Planting starts as soon as possible in the spring once the ground is no longer frozen and will plant throughout the season as the weather allows.  On your planting day, you and your loved ones will receive your tree and we will show you to the space you have previously chosen. The plaque will be in place and the area will be ready for you to plant your tree. You are left to do your planting and enjoy the day.  There is a beautiful gazebo on location for you to enjoy.


We spoke to quite a few of Treeternity's clients and we're excited to hear their experiences and what this has meant to them. This is what one of their client's Maureen had to say:


"When Gord's mom passed away ( May 25, 2018) we planted a tree for his parents, giving their wedding date and each of their birth and passing dates. Then I decided to plant a tree for my parents in the same way. We have reserved a spot to plant a tree for ourselves on our 50th which is December 2020...so we will plant it early. That prompted my daughter to think about one for their 20th which is in 2025. We fancy having an entire corner of forest for our family trees. The grandchildren already feel it is their forest. I have recommended Treeternity to others and have found comfort and beauty in this place," - Maureen Haddock 


Treeternity is truly a special place. Whether it is finding a way to remember a loved one or pet after they have passed and the funeral is over or celebrating an anniversary, birthday or another milestone Treeternity is a perfect place. These trees are truly a unique way to cope with difficult times in your life and provide closure for your family. They also are a way to celebrate milestones in your life and watch the tree grow for years to come. 

We are thrilled to give the thumbs up to Mia and Treeternity your Trusted Saskatoon Memorial Forest! See all they do and read client testimonials on Treeternity listing here on the Trusted Saskatoon Directory 


Solange of Invisible Fence Brand of Saskatchewan Answers the Question - Do Your Collars 'Shock'?

Invisible Fence® Brand systems Saskatchewan are invisible boundary systems for your yard and home! It keeps your pet out of harm's way and prevents unwanted behaviours throughout your home and yard. The systems are safe, humane, and highly recommended by Veterinarians, Behaviorists, and pet experts. Over the last 45 years, they have helped more than two million pets and their owners lead safe and harmonious lives together, and their exclusive training program allows dogs and cats to learn their boundaries without fear, distress, or behavioural harm. 

Invisible Fence Saskatchewan are Trusted Saskatoon Pet fencing solution experts!  

Do Invisible Fence Collars 'Shock'?

This great photo below,  of a dog choosing not to "cross the line" of their invisible fence, despite some tempting moose in the yard, prompted this question on social media: "So would it have gotten a shock if it crossed the line?"


Solange, owner of Invisible Fence® Brand systems Saskatchewan, answered: 


"It does not give them a shock. It is a sensation that they just don’t like. It is kind of like a 
chalkboard to us. It doesn’t hurt us to scratch our nails down a chalkboard, but we sure as heck won’t do it because we cannot stand the feeling of it. So think of their boundary as their chalkboard. Even if I had to turn a dogs collar up onto the highest setting because he was that stubborn, the greatest amount of static in his collar is no more then when you drag your feet across carpet. But a rate of vibration is added into it creating that sensation that they just don’t like. When we begin the training with your pets, it is on a low rate of vibration only which you and I cannot even feel in our hand.



I always put the collar in the owner's hand so that they can feel what they are feeling. You will look at me and tell me you don’t feel anything. And that is the point. You will watch me teach your dog to learn and understand what and where his boundaries are on a setting that you and I cannot even feel. Eventually, his collar settings will change in order to keep him within his boundaries should he be tempted to leave. But that is not done until he gets to know his boundary and which way to turn at his boundary 100%. We let him make all the mistakes while learning on a setting that we cannot feel. This way, they have a full understanding of their boundary before their settings are put to a containment level designed for each and every dog individually. Their containment settings will be customized based on their breed, size, age and personality. Perhaps one of your dogs are timid and the other one is the opposite. Then their collars will be set very differently. The training will be done differently as well."

Solange Continued...

" This is one of the many reasons that makes us so different from anything else out there. Because we have the ability to set the collar on a low rate of vibration only allowing the dog to learn. Dogs thrive on their training. They love to learn new things. So when they get to learn at something that is only making them aware but not startling or scaring them at all. Research has been done with invisible fence brand products where researchers and veterinarians hooked dogs up to machines that measured their heart rates and stress levels. Not one single dog was ever under any kind of stress or duress while going through the training. Because it is done in such a kind and gentle way. This is why animal behaviourist and veterinarians support invisible fence brand products and the training. The training was designed by animal behaviourist specifically to go with our systems. Thank you for asking this question I hope that this was helpful. You can call me anytime and I can explain further."

At Invisible Fence Brand of Saskatchewan they're passionate about protecting pets — so you can focus on fun! Get more information on the solutions they offer by visiting their listing in the  Trusted pets and vets category. 





Trusted Saskatoon Vets Give Traveling Tips for Your Pet



Traveling Tips for You and Your Pet



Planning a trip with your pet soon? 


Traveling Tips


  1. Keep your Pet safe, secure in a well-ventilated crate/carrier.
  2. Warm up with short trips before the long trip to get them used to travel.
  3. Feed your pet a few hours before you leave, and not during travel.
  4. Never leave your animal alone/unattended in a vehicle especially in warm weather.
  5. Have your pets traveling kit ready, including water, bowls, medication (if needed) as well as an emergency kit with bandages.
  6. Make sure your pet has a microchip or some form of identification.
  7. Keep their head inside the vehicle while driving and be sure windows are closed enough so the pet cannot escape.
  8. Bring your pets vaccination and medical records.
  9. Bring your own water!
  10. Consider getting easy to clean seat and floor covers for your convenience. 

These tips are a summary of tips from 10 Tips for Safe Car Travel With Your Pet. You can read the original article HERE.

Giardia




Are you or your pet at risk of Giardia infection? Giardia is a protozoan parasitic infection. Although there are various sources of contamination, one of the most common for our pets is drinking from untreated contaminated creeks, lakes or rivers. Once infected the most common symptom is acute, (or intermittent and can potentially be chronic if left untreated) smelly, frothy, mucousy diarrhea. This parasite can be transferred to humans. So, if you and your pet have recently been in areas at risk and symptoms occur, it is best to be seen by your veterinarian and/or physician. 


Do You Know Where You're Going?



 



When traveling with our furry family members we often forget to check to see if the environment is safe for them to travel with us. Some things like heartworm are much more prevalent in hotter climates. This is a parasite that you can prevent your pet from getting as long as they are treated prior to exposure. How high is the risk for Lyme disease from ticks where you’re going? Possibly having them vaccinated beforehand would help but know ahead of time is the key. If traveling abroad, will your pet be allowed into the country? If not properly vaccinated and dewormed with specific regulations your pet could be quarantined or not permitted to enter.


Every country has its own rules and restrictions in regards to what a pet needs to be able to accompany you. You can start to sniff out all the answers by clicking here. The government site will also direct you to the correct people you need to contact if you cannot find all the answers you are looking for.



These tips are a summary of tips from 10 Tips for Safe Car Travel With Your Pet. You can read the original article HERE.



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