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September Groomers in Action

Here’s our September video for 2017. Here we can enjoy watching some of our expert Groomers at work, starting with Ashlee. Ashlee does really nice work with many breeds. Here we see her shaving down a very excited Golden Retriever who we all love.

Then you’ll enjoy watching our fantastic Chasity at work. She’s really good with the pets. Her handling skills are exceptional and she’s always getting great 5-star reviews on the internet from our clients.

Then we’ll check out Christina in action. A 3rd-generation Pet Groomer, she and her husband, Shawn do tremendous work at Riverside Grooming.

Next, we will have a sneak peek at Erica utilizing her Grooming mastery as she works some fine scissoring skills. Erica has been with Riverside Grooming for many years and has seen it all. She’s a tremendous asset and we love working with her.

And now (drum roll please) we get a look into the multi-faceted world of Paula as she does some of her de-shedding magic. We’ll also see her with some of our precious kitties in action. Many people probably know Paula from our Mobile service.

We hope you enjoy this September edition of our Groomers in Action!

How To Be A Successful Pet Parent When You Have Children

(article by Jessica Brody)

Pets are wonderful companions, but when you have a family it’s important to take into consideration what everyone’s needs are and how well you’ll be able to care for an animal. Young children need a pet that will be patient and not too nervous around a lot of activity, while older kids might enjoy having a puppy they can help train and take care of.

No matter what age your kids are, you’ll want to be sure to educate them about how to properly handle the animal and help take care of it, as a family pet is a family responsibility. Training the dog on how to behave around the kids is also a must, as you don’t want any accidents that could have been prevented.

Here are a few of the best ways to be a successful pet parent when you have kids.

Talk to your kids

Before you bring home a new pet, talk to your children about how things will change around the house. For instance, you might want them to take an active interest in the animal’s care– feeding, walking, playtime– or you may need to prepare them for how much attention a puppy will need, both day and night.

Prepare your home

Having things ready at your home for your new pet will go a long way towards helping him feel safe and comfortable. Stock up on food and treats, buy a collar and leash, food and water bowls, bedding and toys, and any bathroom necessities and have them all ready to go. It’s also a good idea to think about a kennel if you’re getting a puppy so that you can train him to sleep there; this way, when you have to go out during the day, he won’t be upset about being alone.

You’ll also want to think about how you’ll handle your pet’s needs when you’re away. If you and your family members are unable to be home during the day, consider hiring a dog walker to come and let him out/feed him so you’ll have a happy pup when you get home.

Teach your kids how to interact with the pet

Most kids love animals, but some little ones can be a bit rambunctious, which can cause problems with some pets. It’s important to teach your family the best ways to interact with the pet and what not to do. Some of the most important things to remember when it comes to dogs are that you should avoid direct eye contact, stay calm when playing or petting, and give him some time to himself every now and then.

It’s also important to train the dog, as well. You can find obedience classes near you or simply look up some tips online on how best to train him to sit, stay, and do many other tasks and tricks.

Give positive reinforcement

When your pet successfully sleeps through the night, enters the kennel without complaint, goes potty outside or in a litter box, or performs a task, reward him with positive reinforcement. Give a treat, show him some love, and be vocal about how proud you are of him. This can really help pets remember the right ways to behave in the future.

Remember to stay patient with your new pet– and your children– during the first few weeks. It can be a difficult transition for some pets to move into a new home with lots of new people, so keep things on the calm side and help him stay relaxed, safe, and happy.

10+ Animals That Look Like Theyre About To Drop The Hottest Albums Of The Year

The Grammys may have come and gone, but these animals are already putting their game faces on for next year. Hold on to your seat, Adele.

We don’t think it’s a coincidence. These animals totally knew they were posing for their hotly anticipated album covers. They’ve got hits for days stored in their nests, and they’re just waiting for the right time to send them to radio and top all of the charts. As long as they haven’t signed any exclusive contracts with Tidal, that is…

If your furry friend is also plotting a #fire new release this year, plug them into our list below.

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/animals-about-to-drop-album-photos/

Wife Texts Husband She Brought A Dog Home While The Pic Shows A Coyote, And He Seriously Freaks Out

If you ever find an abandoned puppy which you want to take home, make sure it’s not something else. For example, a coyote.

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This is exactly how Justin Bogh felt when his wife Kayla Eby sent him a pic of a “cute little dog” she “found” outside which was obviously a coyote. His reaction was priceless. Justin even jokingly asked for a divorce.

Turns out it was just a prank by his wife. Kayla, a preschool teacher from Seaside, Oregon, created the pic in Photoshop, and now their conversation is taking the internet by storm. You can read it below.

Image credits: Kayla Eby

Image credits: Kayla Eby

Image credits: Kayla Eby

Image credits: Kayla Eby

Image credits: Kayla Eby

Image credits: Kayla Eby

Image credits: Kayla Eby

Image credits: Kayla Eby

Image credits: Kayla Eby

Image credits: Kayla Eby

Image credits: Kayla Eby

Image credits: Kayla Eby

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/dog-puppy-coyote-kayla-eby/

17 Reasons Why High School Sweethearts Have The Strongest Relationships

1. You started dating during your most awkward phases.You fell in love in the time of braces, heavy clownish makeup, and and douchey Abercrombie t-shirts. If you were attracted to each other even then, you’re set for life.

2. You’ve gotten to see how far each of you has come.You’ve seen each other graduate high school, head off to college, have no sense of direction for a couple years, kind of figure things out, graduate college, and cautiously step into adulthood. And now you can admire how much progress you’ve each made since you were teenagers.

3. You understand each other sowellthat sometimes words aren’t even necessary.You’ve known each other for a long time and know thethings you have each experienced from adolescence into adulthood. So when one of you is having a hard time, you don’t even have to explain why. The other person justgets it.

4. There’s a solid foundation to fall back on. Every relationship has its ups and downs. And when you guys are in a low point together in which you’re stressed out or fighting a lot, it’s nice to know that you have such a firm basis.

5. That goes for fighting too.Fights and arguments are unavoidable in any relationship. But it’s nice having such a strong history and knowing that, like every other argument, you can work through this one.

6. You know each other’s quirks and “tells.”You know when they’re actually fine, and when they are upset. Because their behaviors and body language are now as familiar to you as breathing.

7. You have an endless amount of shared memories. So when you get to talk about some of the greatest joys you experienced as a ‘kid,’ they understand, because they were right there with you.

8. And the wonderful memories you’ve built together only get you more excited for what’s to come. Looking at your prom photos and reminiscing on how you used to anxiously await meeting up at your lockers just shows that there’s a lifetime of even more special moments ahead.

9. You understand that people change in relationships. You started dating as teenagers you’re obviously totally different people now than you were then. Being high school sweethearts has taught you that you have to be adaptable in relationships, because people’s personalities and wants and needs will continuously change throughout life.

10. You’re basically Corey and Topanga.And nothing is stronger than that.

11. You’ve probably already made it through the hard parts of fighting to stay together. At some point all couples have to sit down and figure out what they want, where they want this to go, how committed they’re ready to get, etc. You already had to do all that when you went to college and when you entered the real world. So although there’s always going to be plenty to work through and talk through, you’ve already covered a lot of it.

12. ‘High school sweethearts’ is just one of many things you are to each other. You’re also soul mates, best friends, go-to persons for one another, cheerleaders, endless supporters, kindred spirits, partners, etc. These types of bonds don’t come around that often.

13. Your families are basically already family to each other. There’s no more polite exchanges of pleasantries. Your families have known each other for so long that they actually greet each other like old friends.

14. And your loved ones are usually super invested in your relationship. Sounds intense, but it’s actually just great. They’re always happy to support you and celebrate milestones and give you all the encouragement that you need. Because at this point, your significant other is just as much a part of your families’ lives as they are part ofyours.

15. You’ve been in the habit, for years, of learning how to balance your relationship with the other parts of your life. You know that you can’t just spend all your time with that one person, so you’ve become an expert at balancing work, friends, and family in your life as well.

16. If you guys have ‘a song,’ it’s probably an awesome throwback. Like ‘Hey There Delilah.’ Or ‘Collide.’ Or something by Lifehouse.

17. They’ve been there for you since the beginning. So you have no trouble trusting that they’ll be there for you through everything else, too.

Read more: http://thoughtcatalog.com/sophie-wrenfield/2015/09/17-reasons-why-high-school-sweethearts-have-the-strongest-relationships/