Hey Panter Parents,
Dog Parks in the winter? Yes! As long as it isn't dangerous for you or your pup, let them enjoy it! Most dogs like to be outside in the winter, if the weather is not cold. Small breeds may not enjoy it as much but each dog is different. Many of the bigger breeds we care for definitely love the winter weather and wind. Many dogs may have pent up energy from being inside more during the winter months because of the cold. Here are a list of a few dogs parks in your areas, just in case the weather is nice enough to take a stroll!
As pet parents we have all asked ourselves, Are we spending enough time with our pet? Are they okay while I’m away all day at work? Are they bored or lonely? We get pets to be our companion for different reasons. Sometimes we forget that they are waiting around for us, when we can’t be home with them all the time. Here are 3 ways to fix this! Spend a little extra time with your pet & still feel accomplished. It can happen, here’s how!
Happy Panters was founded on August 5, 2013. Happy 5th year to us! We have truly grown over the years and want to thank our clients for helping us to get here. We began very small and pushed the idea of love and bonding since day one. We have received majority of our clients through client referrals or clients seeing us walking other pups and loved the care and attention they saw.
The pet industry is currently growing at record speed with human related items and activities now being geared towards pets which has broadened the market. Within the pet industry the service sector for small businesses is a small portion of the industry. Petco, Pet Smart, Wag & Rover are dominating the pet industry in general pet care. Here at Happy Panters we have chosen to zero in on the type of care we want to give our clients, the type of feel we want our company to have and even the way our walkers feel when caring for our clients. The idea is truly love all around. We have found amazing pet lovers and our goal is to spread that love to all our clients. We offer Peace of Mind to our human clients, while offering fun, energy conscious and safe bonding time to our pet clients. Our idea behind this is anyone can walk a dog but not everyone can bond with each pet they care for in a special way that even our human clients notice. That takes time and a willingness to be understanding.
The future of Happy Panters is very bright! Our focus is to continue expanding in NYC and Lower Westchester, not quickly but efficiently and effectively. The energy conscious training has really been beneficial to parents & their dogs, so we would love to open a training facility. This would allow us to maximize our efforts to retrain pet parents on reading their dogs better. The real focus will be geared towards customer service and consistent pet care according to our standards. As our clientele increase, it is of upmost importance that the spirit of the company remains the same. Each client receiving our undivided attention during our time with them, continuous pet support as day to day need change and just knowing that your pet care providers truly want the best for your pet and will strive for that every time.
We do it because we care!
So you think you are ready for a puppy? Here are a few things to think about before bringing them home!
1)Time & Energy
2)Training & Socializing
Owning a pet is a very rewarding experience that also requires a lot of work. Think of your pet as a baby or small toddler and you will begin to understand. Everything you would do for a baby or small toddler you may have to do for your dog. Research dog breeds, personalities, vets, grooming needs, training expenses, day to day care and support before getting your new dog.
Most of us pet parents love giving our dogs a little of what we are eating. Some of them have grown to expect some of your food. Here are a list of foods that may be harmful for your pet this summer.
Chocolate, Coffee/ Caffeine
Grapes & Raisins
Onions, Garlic, Chives
Take the extra precaution and keep these foods away from your pets. Them getting into even a little bit of something and cause a lot of pain and harm to their bodies.
Summer time can be hard on many breeds of dogs. Truth is some dogs are double coated which is great in the winter time but hard on them in the summer. There are dogs who are brachycephalic (boxers, shih tzu’s, pugs). Most importantly dogs do not sweat! Did you ever realize that your dog has never sweat, they pant instead. So how can we keep them cool in the summer time? Here are 3 ways you can help your pet this summer!
1. Add ice cubes to their water.
Ice Cubes can make your pet’s water cooler which will help them to bring down their temperatures a bit. If it is hot and the water is room temperature or hot even, that won’t be of any relief to them. Be sure to check on your pet’s water bowls twice as much as you normally do. Change it often and add fresh ice cubes each time.
2. Cooling pad or towel for them to lay on if they are hot.
Cooling pads are great for dogs to lay on. It gives them a cool surface which can drastically help because they do not sweat. A cool wet towel is a great alternative as well. This will keep them from overheating on a hot day.
3. Walking them in the morning and evening instead of midday!
Midday can be the hottest part of the day during the summer months. Help your pet to stay cool by limiting walks during that time of day. When the concrete is hot, it is also hard on the dogs’ pads and can cause injury.
** You can also leave a fan on and rotating or the A.C. on so that it will not allow your home to go above a certain temperature without turning on automatically**
Dogs have a hard time keeping themselves cool because they do not sweat. Keep this is mind this Summer and take the extra steps to keep your pet as comfortable as possible during this time.
Did you know that many pet parents compromise between their own needs & wants and those of their children (pets). Congrats if you already have a pet care provider, especially if it’s us! Happy Panters purpose is solely to give pet parents “Peace of Mind”, while giving your children(pets) nothing but the same care we would give our own children(pets).
1. Summer is quickly approaching and you want to travel pet free! Great! We offer pet sitting & pet boarding so you are free to travel knowing your pet is having a blast with us. Let us support your summer travels, guilt & stress free!
2. You work long hours & never have enough time to get everything done! Let us help, support is our middle name! We truly take pride is supporting our client’s lifestyles. The busier, the better! Let us be there when you can’t. We’re more like extended family!
3. You want your pet to have a consistent schedule!The greatest parents only want the best for their kids. That’s all you want for yours too! We offer a variety of services to make it easier for pet parents to travel, work, and have fun without feeling guilty!
So! If you want to travel guilt & worry free. GET SUPPORT FOR YOUR PET’S CARE! There are lots of companies, like ours that offer amazing services to help pet parents everywhere. Find a company that will support your needs as well as your pets’ needs. You won’t regret it, you may even be relieved once you find the perfect match.
Does your dog have allergies?
All dogs can have allergies. Some breeds are more likely to suffer from allergies than others. These breeds include: Terriers, Setters, Retrievers, and flat-faced breeds such as Pugs, Bulldogs, poodle mix breeds and Boston terriers.
What are the symptoms ?
Here are a list of Symptoms :
What causes the allergic reaction?
Many things can cause an allergic reaction. Each dog is different and can have different triggers. Here are some common things that can cause a reaction.
What can you do to help with pet allergies?
Do they itch after you clean the floors?
Are they ALWAYS licking their paws?
Do you feel bad for leaving your dog alone sometimes? Does your pet seem bored or sleeps all day long? Here are 4 easy ways to keep your dog busy whether you’re around or not! Here goes!
There it is! 4 simple ways to keep your pet busy! Try going down the list and seeing if any of these makes your dog happy. Comment below letting us know
Learning is better when it’s fun!
Here are 5 commands you can practice while on a walk. They are easy to follow through and gives you a reason to reward your dog. Routine & Consistency makes learning fun and easier for you and your dog.
Before you begin your walk, you need to put on your dog’s leash. That is a perfect time to practice “COME”. Want to teach your dog to “COME”, here is a quick tutorial “COME Command” to do so.
This is great to practice at stop lights and street corners. As you approach every light and street corner have your dog “SIT”, then you can reward them and continue the walk. “SIT Command” is easy to teach, here’s how!
Teaching your dog to “STAY” is an important command to learn. Sometimes dogs are not aware of all the danger around, from cars & trains to bikes & scooters. Just having them learn “STAY” can be beneficial if there’s ever an emergency. Learn how to teach your dog the “STAY Command” here.
This is usually one of the first commands a dog learns. It is a great idea to practice commands that your dog may already know. This helps to build their -confidence. Learn how to teach your dog the “LAY DOWN Command” here.
This command is great for greeting! Dogs sometimes jump on people to greet them or if they are excited. This is a great alternative. You can teach your dog the “PAW” Command and take care of this problem once and for all.
Now that you know what to do... Let's make the next walk more fun than ever before! Take treats along with you (or you can praise your dog for a job well done)! Pay attention to your energy and how you are feeling. A calm and relaxed feeling is the best way to pursue this! Be aware and enjoy the time you have together!
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