Halloween; Trick or Treat

Halloween Poster

Many of my friends think that Halloween is the best thing EVER.  Me, not so much.  I think it’s cute that little kids get dressed and hit the street but it ends there.  Please do not ask me to wear a costume and please do not ask me to dress my pet up either.  Of course, I am probably in the minority, so here goes with a few tips that I have learned over the years of being a dog walker to help your pet be happy and safe during Halloween.

If you have just adopted a new dog and especially if you have a puppy they are adjusting to their new home,  don’t scare them to death their first week with you.  Lawn ornaments?  Scary. Any thing that may be out of the ordinary can be very scary, those big blow up things, very scary.  When Penny Lane was small we walked down a street and a yard had lion sculptures out front.  She was so frightened in order to pass we had to walk around so she couldn’t see them.  Now imagine the Halloween decorations.

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Canine Massage Training

Canine Massage
Canine Massage

For several years I have been trying to complete my canine massage certification classes.  I have taken the prerequisite, “How to Massage your Dog” class twice in 4 years while trying to get the time to complete this program.  Well here I am!  Excited to be here and exhausted from all the learning.

For two weeks I entered into a very intense learning situation, for me at least  (it’s been a long time since I have been in school) it was overwhelming and amazing. The days were long, starting at 8 or 9 am till 6 pm at night.  But it wasn’t over yet, most nights I studied until I fell asleep. Continue reading “Canine Massage Training”