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Happy Thanksgiving From Take The Lead Pet Care

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to One and All! We hope this holiday finds you having a wonderful time with your favorite people & animals.

Gathering with family and friends for the Thanksgiving feast is the traditional start of the holiday season. From this point on through New Year’s, many of us have calendars that are pretty packed. Parties, shopping, a million little errands – all of which go into making the holidays happen – loaded on top of taking care of things at work and home.

It can get pretty stressful – but it doesn’t have to be. Your pets can help you stay happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. Here’s some of our favorite stress-busting tips for pet owners, designed to make things a little easier and a whole lot more fun.

Tip #1: Take Gratitude Lessons From Your Dog

Thanksgiving is all about expressing gratitude – and nobody says Thank You like a dog. Is there anything more fun than watching the prancing, dancing, wild-tail wagging exuberance of a dog who’s just gotten a treat? Dogs aren’t shy about expressing themselves. When they’re happy about something, they’re going to let you know! It makes you feel good just to see how happy they are – and those good feelings affect your health in a positive way. Smiling more means less stress for you – so go ahead and give the dog a treat or two. (And no, your canine companion did not pay us to write that!)

Tip #2: Snuggling is a Super Stress Buster

Frazzled by all the festivities? Take some time to cuddle with your dog or cat. Researchers have found that stroking a cat’s fur or petting a dog is a proven, reliable way to calm rattled nerves, soothe anxiety and stress, and restore emotional balance. I don’t know about you, but just *thinking* about Black Friday crowds makes me want some emotional balance!

Tip #3: Go Walk the Dog

Blow off steam, raise your energy levels, and promote your dog’s health all at the same time with a daily walk. This can be a brisk stroll around the neighborhood (also a great way to release any tension you might be feeling about your co-worker who has the Chipmunks Christmas Carols blaring from their cubicle All Day Long!) or a more leisurely amble (great for planning dinner menus!) If there’s no time to walk the dog yourself, don’t forget your Cohasset dog walking service is here to help. We’ll make sure your dog gets the exercise they need while you focus on making all the holiday magic happen!

Burnt Out By Black Friday Shopping? Cohasset Dog Walking Service: The Perfect Gift

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Black Friday seems to get crazier and crazier every year.  Last year I thought it had reached the all time low when people were trampled, some injured badly, trying to reach Wal-Mart’s door buster sales.  This year, however, we’ve a woman who used pepper spray to make sure she could get her share of the savings. (She later turned herself in to the police.)

I don’t know about you, but that’s the type of event that makes me swear off the local shopping mall forever! Who wants to take their life in their hands just to get a simple holiday gift? Luckily, there’s a perfect gift idea that’s easy, simple, and sure to delight any dog-owners on your list. Best of all: you don’t have to wrap it!

What is this wonder gift? I’m talking about Cohasset dog walking service.  Let’s face it: our friends and family members may love their dog to pieces, but none of us have enough hours in the day to do what we need to do.  We have demanding jobs, busy families, and more chores and obligations than seems even possible.  Meanwhile, our dogs sit patiently waiting for someone to play with them, take them for walks, and give them love and affection.

Dogs are patient, but even the most well behaved dog will develop anxiety-related behaviors if they’re left to their own devices too  long.  Some dogs become depressed.  Other dogs develop destructive behaviors, including chewing furniture, clawing floors, making messes indoors and becoming aggressive.

Give the give of Dog walking service. That way, a professional Cohasset dog walker will take the dog out for a brisk, vigorous walk around the neighborhood regularly. The dog receives much needed physical exercise: great for their cardiovascular health and emotional well being.  Your friend or family member gets to know their dog is receiving awesome care.  It’s a great gift for everyone!

Cohasset: Taking Your Puppy To Dog Daycare

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you’ll understand why.

This quote from Mignon McLaughlin may at first seem harsh, but if you’ve ever tried to get advice about the best way to introduce your puppy to Cohasset dog daycare, you’ll understand why.  Everyone is an expert, it seems, when it comes to the rearing of puppies.  You’ll get tons and tons of advice about the best way to raise your puppy.  How do you know who to listen to?  Here are some helpful hints:

  • Does the person have a dog of their own? Believe it or not, some of the most people who are the most opinionated about how puppies need to be trained don’t actually own a dog.  Some have never owned a dog! There’s value in real life experience.  Give more weight to advice from people who actually have a dog or two – especially if they’ve ever chosen to put their dog in daycare or have had their dog boarded.
  • If they do have a dog, how old is the dog? If it’s been a few years, the person giving advice may have forgotten the realities of living with a puppy – the constant need for attention, the destructive behavior, the depression and anxiety that puppies experience when they’re left too long alone.
  • Understand how your ‘advisor’ feels about pets.  For most of us, a puppy is a new addition to the family. We want to cherish them, spend time with them, and put effort into making sure they enjoy the highest quality of life.  Puppies have special needs. They need good nutrition, ready access to drinking water, and age-appropriate exercise.  A Cohasset dog walking service can help ensure your new puppy is getting the exercise they need.  If you take your puppy to Cohasset dog day care, you can rest assured that your puppy will have plenty of time to run and play – great for healthy growing bodies.