What’s that behind you! Dogs chase their tails for plenty of reasons: Predatory instinct, anxiety, curiosity, exercise or, they might have fleas! If your dog is chasing his tail excessively, cute though it may be, take your pup to get groomed. If a flea treatment doesn’t help, take your dog to the vet. No night […]
Keep your dog’s nails trimmed
5 simple reasons why keeping your dog’s nails trim and neat are important: A dog’s nails, just like humans, are curved. However, unlike humans, dogs walk with their nails. When a dog’s nails gets too long, it can twist the dogs toes, thus deforming them. This also causes your dog to adopt a limp like walk and will strain your dog’s legs and spine…
Dog Grooming as an Art Form
It takes a certain skill to be a quality dog groomer. Some may even say it is an art form. When asked what makes dog grooming an art form, Jessica Spyker, one of The Dog Shop’s owners, said there are many similarities between creating art and grooming dogs. Jessica studied art until she was about […]
Dog grooming at the Dog Shop
Every dog grooming shop is unique in some way. The Dog Shop in Vancouver, Washington provides many different unique and positive features.
Grooming and probiotics can help with dog yeast problems
It is not uncommon for a dog to get a yeast infection. Mainly, dogs tend to get yeast infections in their ears. With proper dog grooming and probiotics, you can help your dog protect and heal itself. The following are symptoms of yeast problems for your dog: Rash Licking/chewing feet and legs Hair loss/shedding Foul […]
The dog’s Thanksgiving feast
The holiday season is upon us as Thanksgiving approaches this week. When we think of Thanksgiving, we most likely think of family getting together over a big feast of turkey, stuffing, all kinds of salads and do not forget the desserts! For our pets, however, this feast can be hazardous. Keep your dog safe this Thanksgiving […]
Keep your dog safe this Halloween
Costumes, candy, Jack-o-Lanterns, oh my! It’s that time of year again – Halloween. While it can be a fun and spooky night, it can also become a very scary night if safety precautions are not taken with your dog. Keeping the following in mind can help prevent any harm being done unintentionally to your pet as you […]
Care For Your Dog In The Cold Season
When summer started to creep up on us, we wrote about Summer Dog Care. Now the fall season is upon us and it is time to talk about caring for your dog in the cold months. To start off, there are some “General Concerns” to be covered. Keep your pup inside As fall sets in, the […]
So you think you want a dog?
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of having a puppy in your home, but there are many factors to consider before bringing a dog into your home. Why do you want a dog? Neighbor get robbed? Get an alarm. Kids bugging you for a dog? The dog will become your job. (This […]
Dog companionship – It benefits everyone
We have all heard the saying that a dog is a man’s best friend. It has been proven that having a dog puts you in a better mood, encourages you to exercise more, helps relieve stress, and more. But, if you do not care well enough for your dog, that potential level of companionship can […]
Summer Dog Care
As the temperatures begin to rise, we pull out our shorts and tank tops as well as our swimsuits. What do we need to do to care for our dogs in the summer weather? We provide you with 10 tips based off Cesar Millan’s Top Summer Tips. Exercise early in the morning or later at […]
You groom yourself, why wouldn’t you groom your dog?
Clean As humans, we bathe and groom ourselves on a daily basis. When we don’t, we say we feel gross. Our dogs need to be clean, too. Dogs roll around in the grass and dirt, which can easily get stuck in the hair. Other airborne particles like pollen get stuck in their hair as well. […]
We welcome Ezry Leigh Spyker
The newest member of The Dog Shop family has arrived! Jessica Spyker’s daughter, Ezry Leigh Spyker, was born 12/13/12.
Dog saves family from fire
Dog saves family from fire Hallelujah for Halia!
One day at the beach
No more puppy mills
Besides being dog groomers, we are (of course) dog lovers. This cute video conveys an important message – no more puppy mills! thefluffingtonpost: Just Say No to Puppy Mills This Holiday Season We like to joke around a lot at The Fluffington Post, but we’re all kinds of serious when it comes to treating animals […]
Earth’s earliest dinosaur may have been dog-sized
Cool! But we’re happy to stick with our furry friends.
Cute cute cute!
Pretty much the cutest thing in the entire world! Her pictures never do her justice. Next time I will get video of her 😉
Assessing Dog Breeds
As dog groomers, assessing dog breeds is something we do every day… via: mothernaturenetwork Dog breed tests: Do they really work? In a recent blog post, I introduced my quest to learn the lineage of my 2-year-old mutt, Otis (pictured above). Labeled a “husky mix” at the animal shelter, he has since grown to resemble a strange brew […]
Sassy likes her leash
Sassy wasn’t quite sure about giving up her leash just yet, so cute!
Hugs from The Dog Shop in Vancouver, WA
Time to romp in the leaves!
Fall is definitely here. Time to romp in the leaves!
A majestic dog on a crisp morning
chillin at The Dog Shop :)
The Dog Shop wishes you a Happy Halloween!
Dogs of Hurricane Sandy
royaldime: A man carries his dog above the floodwaters in New Dorp Beach section of Staten Island
Three peas in a pod!
They all wanted a bath together!
Dog help during Hurricane Sandy
Our hearts go out to our families and furry friends on the East Coast! Here’s an article: What to do with your dog during Hurricane Sandy
Kids and their dogs
We love this!
Underwater Dogs, A Book of Dogs Fetching Things Underwater by Photographer Seth Casteel
Underwater Dogs, A Book of Dogs Fetching Things Underwater by Photographer Seth Casteel No dog groomer would catch these pics, but we still love ‘em!
Bath time for Bailey! Stop
Bath time for Bailey! Stop by The Dog Shop if you live near Vancouver, WA.
At least three years of not being groomed!
Little man is much happier now anyway! Thanks to Shannon and all who helped save him!
Romping around at the Ross Dog Park in Vancouver, WA
Looking for Vancouver Dog Grooming? This Tamaskan enjoys romping around at the Ross Dog Park in Vancouver, WA; we hope you stop by The Dog Shop and say hello! via: ihavelotsofdogs
Dog grooming meets extreme cuteness….
May our dogs remind us to enjoy the waning days of summer
Our doggie hero
Amanda, a German Shepherd mix, pulled her ten-day-old puppies from a burning house in Chile last week. Click on image to read more at Gawker. (via: doglr) (Source: http://gawker.com/5934146/wonder-dog-places-pups-in-fire-truck-after-carrying-them-out-of-burning-house-one-by-one)
Get your puppy play on!
As dog groomers, we love these cute but kitschy sayings about pups.
As dog groomers, we beg: please don’t buy a squeaky zombie foot dog chew toy for your pooch.
(via: laughingsquid) Squeaky Zombie Foot Dog Chew Toy (Source: http://laughingsquid.com/squeaky-zombie-foot-dog-chew-toy/)
Your best friend’s best friend
Your best friend’s best friend – Big Sky – Lone Peak Lookout : Local News
1st rule of Tumblr club: always blog about cupcakes. 2nd rule: if you’re into dog grooming, then dog biscuits suffice. Check out these dogolicious treats on Etsy. (Source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/97448271/extra-large-designer-dog-treat-polka-dot?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=Extra+Large+Designer+Dog+Treat-+Polka+Dot+Collection&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all)
Pet Grooming Can Protect Pets’ Health According to Jacksonville VeterinarianMarketWatch (pres…
Pet Grooming Can Protect Pets’ Health According to Jacksonville Veterinarian – MarketWatch (press release)
Dog grooming video – cleaning your dog’s teeth
Tips on Dog Grooming: Cleaning Dogs’ Teeth
As Dog groomers in Vancouver, WA, we are honored to have our second review on yelp
We are Dog groomers in Vancouver, WA and are honored to have our second review on yelp. Thanks to Melissa M. for her thoughtful review: This place is a diamond in the ruff! After my old groomer moved too far away, I came to the conclusion that it isn’t easy to find a dog groomer […]
Dogs. Videos. Top ten. We love it.
(via: mothernaturenetwork) 10 of the cutest puppy videos on YouTube Cat videos may dominate the Internet, but these precious pooches prove that canines can be just as adorable. (Source: http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/10-of-the-cutest-puppy-videos-on-youtube)
Dog Grooming? Nah, time for some fun! (and puppy cuteness)
For those who don’t know what a mat is
it is thick tangled mass of hair, however, matting can be deceiving even to your groomer. We always try to estimate what exactly we are dealing with before we start on your dog but sometimes even the professionals get thrown off by certain coat types. Keeping your dogs hair a length that is in your […]
I know we’re dog groomers …
… and this pup is too young to groom, but gosh, he sure is adorable!!! (via: elitezyx) (Source: https://dogshopnw.com/)
Dog grooming in Vancouver, WA is what we do best.
Stop in and say hello. (Source: https://dogshopnw.com/)
As dog grooming goes, this pup is a little young…
…but we hope he’ll stop in and say hello nonetheless!