Sunday, April 21, 2013
Best Wishes! - From the Hollywood Honden-Pack
Chloe's Special Dog Day
Celebrating All the HH: Pack Members on their Special Day
From the Hollywood honden Pack on April 21st
before May 21, 2013
on any 'Hollywood Hondenservice' appointment
before May 21, 2013.
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Sven's First TrimSven is a 7 month old, male, semi-hypoalergetic mixed breed.
|Sven's first trim|
Being a puppy, Sven was very hyper and disobedient (as he is had never been groomed or fully trained yet). His quick, unpredictable movements made cutting out the matts on the skin quite difficult.
Several matts were so close to the skin that I had to use the shortest shaving size to remove them (safely). This resulted in a couple bald patches on his side. If the white skin didn't show through a close shave, I would have shaved Sven shorter to address the matting faster and easier.
4mm was the shortest I could trim him without seeing the white skin through the black coat.
This meant that while tending to his puppy behavior, I had to cut out every matt before brushing and trimming (while maintaining a positive grooming experience).
About 10 minutes into the process, I decided that this grooming appointment would be mostly about the experience and comfort and less about the style. The only styling I focussed on was saving 4mm of length as much as possible.
Sven also had a lot of hair growing out of the ears. Unlike most puppies, Sven allowed me to pull out the ear hair without a problem.
To help rejuvenate the dry, irritated skin resulted from the matting, I used a puppy shampoo and oil replenishing conditioner and lotion.
Brushing & Matting
Puppies have a much softer lighter coat. As they get older, the adult coat grows in and the lose their puppy fur. Because of this transformation, it is extremely important to keep up with brushing.
This is even more important with hypoallergenic breeds (like Sven and poodles) because they don't shed their coat. Puppies that don't lose their fur get matted and tangled very easily. Because their fur can grow infinitely, matts can form directly on the skin causing tension, dryness and irritation of the skin.
The irritation causes the dog to scratch and roll around collecting dirt in the matts. Bacteria close to irritated skin leads to greater discomfort which makes it very difficult to brush the dog.
Thin, fluffy puppy fur tangles even easier, especially when the adult coat starts to grow in.
untrained, curious, & playful, brushing a puppy can be quite a challenge. Teething makes them want to bite everything… Nevertheless, it is extremely important to keep up with brushing.
Not only does puppy fur tangle easier than adult fur… puppy skin is also thiner, looser, and more susceptible to irritation & discomfort.
De tangling a puppy's cut is a lot more difficult. Not only is the puppy curious, biting, untrained and playful, it is also not used to basic brushing and let alone, detangling & grooming.
With matting close to the loose, dry, irritated skin; cutting out the tangles is also very difficult (regardless of the obstacles associated with puppy behavior).
Loose puppy skin can easily get nicked by grooming clippers and cut by scissors. This contributes to all the challenges of detangling & grooming a matted puppy. Irritated puppy skin can also get ripped by trying to brush out matts close to the skin.
It is really important that puppies have a positive grooming experience. Especially breeds that require regular grooming. A puppy that is brushed by the owner is groomed much faster. It is also a lot more comfortable and easier allowing the groomer to focus on positively interacting with the pup.
Grooming a matted puppy has to be done very carefully and takes a long time. The groomer has to focus more on cutting out the matts with as little pain as possible. Instead on interacting positively with the pup, the groomer has to focus on restraining and safety. Not only does the puppy have to withstand being groomed by a stranger, it is also unfamiliar with the brushing and other grooming tools.
- keep up with brushing maintenance to familiarize your dog with brushing
- Have your dog groomed and trimmed before any operation
- Cut out matted fur to avoid matting on the skin, irritation, and discomfort.
- Get a puppy/dog you can care for (check what maintenance the dog requires before getting it)
- Get your puppy groomed early; before adult coat has grown in
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Friday, April 19, 2013
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Doggy DayCare, Leiden
Hollywood Hondenservices, Zuid Holland
Status Update: Kouja
With Daycare 4 days a week, it is no surprise that Kouja is one of the more popular HH Pack members.
She may be small in size, but her energy, character, and behavior carry a large presence.
Being in excellent condition, Kouja is the only small HH-dog that gets to attend the fitness pack outings for large/ fit dogs. Kouja effortlessly keeps up with 90min endurance outings on the beach/ forest. She runs after the ball with the group (even though she is not interested in the ball at all).
Kouja wont play fetch with you, but she will play "kill the cute cuddle toy"
Sweet as she is to the members of the HH pack, Kouja is not always nice to dogs outside the pack.
Kouja has become best friends with Bear.
With Bear's illness and operation happening over the past week, Kouja mellowed out and was extra sweet, gentle and sensitive. She is very intuitive and caring…. it was nice to have around during these last few days of stress and waiting.
Doggy DayCare, Leiden (service details)
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Beware of Unmarked Traps
Dog Walker Advisory Notice
Caution: Unmarked small animal traps
ATTENTION PET PARENTS!!!
|Pet Parents Beware:|
Watch out for unmarked, small animal traps. These traps are usually near water in grassy areas.
Traps can cause serious injury… proceed with caution.
Grooming King Charles (before & after)
Grooming King Charles Cavalier: Mrv. Jensen (female)
Longer under the body & fringed behind the front legs.
Focussing on the paw pads and ears.
Maintenance Paws & Nails
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Queens Day Dog Wear
Hollywood Honden Apparel: Dutch Dog Collection
|Dutch Dog Apparel by Hollywood Honden Accessories|
Include your dog in the Queens Day Celebration (April 30)
Monday, April 8, 2013
Minty Before and After HH Grooming
|Groom Example Minty (mix)|
Being a unique mix, Minty's coat is combination of different types of fur and hair that is extremely think. Some sections are thicker and curlier than others, resulting is this cute, fluffy little dog/cloud that is quite difficult to trim.
Request: No special styling, only a short trim, 1 length, not too short.
The first time I groomed Minty was the first time we was ever groomed. When he was a puppy.
|After HH Grooming|
Finished with a bow
Grooming Tip:It is always important to make grooming as much of a positive experience as possible. This is especially important with puppies.
I was happy to see that Minty was not a difficult dog when it comes to being groomed.
With is shy nature, I was surprised by how comfortable he became as the session progressed.
Grooming Recommendation: Shave really short for summer.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Pink Bijon, Chloe
Special Styling with Color
|Pink Bijon, Chloe|
For a little fun… Chloe was styled with color.
Pink paws, feet, and tail.
She loves all the extra attention (even though she has no idea why she is getting it)
Color styling is 100% pet safe and temporary.
Cooper's Spa Day
Shih-Tzu: Cooper, before & after trimming.
Playing, exercise, walk, & groom
A Dog Day with Grooming
Groom Style: Summer shave
Special Needs Boarding: Status Update
Chani, Siberian Husky, female
Chani is doing great!
She started out a little shy & gaurded… intelligent as she is; once I had a little talk with her and explained what was going on, she was OK (crazy as it sounds…)
|Special Needs Boarding|
Status Update: Chani
After the first night she let her guard down and warmed up to the environment.
Due to her injury, she is getting private walks throughout the day.
I have seen her limp a little on night 2 (after the last walk of the day). By morning she was walking fine again.
She does not appear to be in any pain… she would run if I allowed her to.
In the effort to heal the injury, we are keeping the energy mellow… She is resting her foot while relaxing and receiving plenty of attention and affection.
Behavior is Excellent. She able to communicate and very intuitive. She is in sync with what is expected of her… very few commands are needed.
I love how she helps put on her harness…
She has been taking her medication without a problem
Feeding is fine…
Energy is OK. She wants to do more but can't while she is recovering the leg.
OVERALL: an absolute joy to have around
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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Dog Service Status Update
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Status updates are posted to 'The Dogs" weblog regularly.
You can see and subscribe to HH Status Updates to see photos, videos, summaries, and evaluations on how your dog is doing while you are apart.
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Your dog is never too far away…
While in HH care, you can always see how your dog is doing… any time, any day…
|Dog Boarding Status Update|
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
|registar your dogs b-day for a free gift|
Dog Birthday Gift Bag
Receive a free birthday gift each year.
Doggy Birthdays are labeled in the Hollywood Honden Calendar.
The birthday dog will be presented on the HH Dog Page (the Hollywood Honden Page) and featured as our weekly feature. He/she will also be recognized on other HH weblogs/media.
Pack member and parents will be congratulated with a free gift bag from the Hollywood Honden Pack.
Gift bags must be retrieved within 30 days of the birthdate.
Offer is open to all dogs
Dont know your dogs exact birthday?
Registar any special day… (your birthday, the day your dog joined the family, anniversary, etc)
Already a member?
New/ Potential Pack member:
Open to all dogs… with or without use of HH Services
Dogs who will use HH Services and Dog who will not use HH Services… All dogs are welcome to join the pack and receive their free birthday gift bag.
Birth dates must be registared at least 7 days before the date to receive gift.