The National K-9 School for Dog Trainers graduate and Good Dog K-9 Traning proprietor Mike Bowen enhances owner-pup relationships through straightforward, positive communication. He starts the two-hour behavioral evaluation by peppering clients with questions to illuminate their dog’s underlying behavioral problems and trace these problems back to childhood chew-toy traumas. Then Mike will demonstrate several training techniques to frustrated owners, explaining tips such as the proper way to solve behavioral issues or how to train a pup not to bet on a king high. Mutts with major behavioral issues can enroll in a three-day board-and-train program for an additional fee.
When gentle music isn’t drifting through the speakers in the grooming room at Little Critter's Salon, you might overhear owner Deborah cooing and singing to her canine clientele. The serenade is one of many soothing tactics she has picked up over her 20-year career as a groomer and trainer. Other gentle methods include the use of organic shampoos, and a slow, gentle touch. This careful approach to grooming helps her staff work with more difficult pets without resorting to sedation.
When it comes to grooming, Deborah shows off her keen eye for style with a list of fur styles to choose from. Additionally, her groomers are always happy to offer pet-care advice, such as suggestions for fur-enhancing supplements and interpretations of their recurring dream about chasing a squirrel that smells like their mother.
At Go Play Pet Service, a dedicated team provides around-the-clock care for four-footed visitors with services that include grooming and doggie daycare. Before entering the cage-free facility, all dogs receive a thorough screening, which ensures safety for all guests. Once inside, tail waggers obtain free reign over 3,000 square feet of open space and squeaky-newspaper reading areas. The Go Play Pet Service staff members offer obedience training for puppies and adult dogs. They also aim to keep pampered pets happy with specialty spa treatments including aromatherapy, blueberry facials, and paw-pad conditioner.
It’s all about relaxation at World Nails, where digits receive more than the usual polish and cuticle treatment. Clients sink into vibrating deluxe massage chairs as nail technicians take over legs and feet with hot-stone massages and hydrating lotions in scents such as papaya green tea or mango coconut. After dispelling tension, techs buff and trim nails into round or square shapes, depending on the client’s preference and geometric phobias, and top them off with standard OPI polish or acrylic and solar fills.