The Dog Blog! Where It's All About Dogs | Escondido, CA 92029
The Dog Blog! Where It's All About Dogs | Escondido, CA 92029
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Penny D
11:22 AM

Safer way to trim nails

Meet Roscoe, one of our favorite Cocker Spaniel clients. Roscoe is almost 11 years old, suffers hip pain and is on medication. When his owner, Lisa, brings him in for his regular spa visits, she normally holds him while his nails are being trimmed, to help reduce the stress in his hips due to standing on the grooming table on three legs while one paw is being worked on at a time. This visit we tried a new system that gently supported Roscoe’s weight, and what a difference it made! Roscoe seemed more relaxed which made his nail trim much faster. Thank you, Lisa and Roscoe, for allowing us to improve Roscoe’s grooming experience.

Penny D
10:13 AM

Meet Our Groom Team!

In February our grooming department team members traveled to Pasadena, CA to attend the 2017 Groom Expo West. From left to right; Nichole, our Head Bather/Manager, completed the all-day, "Difficult Dog Series" (although we never have difficult dogs at K9 Resort and Spa!)  Stephany - Completed the Brusher/Bather Certification Program.  Stephanie is also attending classes to become a Certified Groomer and a Veterinary Tech.  Priscilla, our Grooming Manager, attended classes on Grooming & Styling Techniques, Handstripping and many others. Priscilla is a Certified Groomer and hopes to compete in the 2018 GroomWest competition. Jessica completed classes on Canine Terminology & Structure.  Jessica is also attending classes to become a Certified Groomer.  Shannon completed the all-day Brusher/Bather Certification Program.  Shannon is also attending classes to become a Certified Groomer. We are very proud of each of them! Keep up the great work.

Penny D
8:16 PM

We are so very proud our Daycare Leaders!  This year they brought home 1 Gold, 7 Silver, and 7 Bronz medals while competing in the 2017 Daycare Games!  Watch the closing ceremonies

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Penny D
4:21 PM

March 2017 Daycare Calendar of Events

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We feel that every dog in our daycare program is a Lucky Dog! However, during the month of March, we pull out the green carpet for our 4 legged guests. Our daycare leaders have put together full month of fun events and activities. Don't let your dog miss out!

Penny D
9:51 AM

Our Daycare Leaders Know Dogs!

We are so proud of Shannon, Tina, Addie & Kyle, our Daycare Leaders for completing the, "Knowing Dogs 201 - Group Play" training series, developed by Robin Bennett and Susan Briggs. The 8-week (module) program taught our Daycare leaders how to recognize the early warning signs of inappropriate play behaviors and how to take action to keep play fun and safe for each dog in our daycare program.

Mr Dog Park
7:27 PM

How Often Should My Dog Be Groomed?

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At K9 Resort and Spa our certified groomers are here to help your beloved pet look his/her best.  Our Luxury Spa Package includes;  Nail's trimmed, ears cleaned, teeth brushed, anal glads expressed, bath, conditioner and blow dry. 

Penny D
4:00 PM

> > > > > > February Employee Spotlight! > > > > >

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We are excited at our very own Nichole Riley will be receiving her Professional Bather/Brusher Certification at the Groom Expo West on February 4th.
As a Certified bather/brusher (CBB) Nichole will be using her skills at K9 Resort and Spa; getting the dog ready for the tub, finding the right shampoo through proper bathing and blow-drying techniques and making sure that all safety standards are followed.  At K9 Resort and Spa we believe that a good bath, brush and dry is 50% of a great groom and having Nichole as part of our team will make that that possible!
Nichole came to K9 Resort and Spa with a heart for working with animals and she demonistrates that love everyday in the care and love she shows to each dog she touches. Nichole has been quoted as saying, "When a clients dog comes under my care, it's an opportunity, for me, to help him/she feel and look like new! You can learn more about Nichole and other staff members by visiting our "Staff"page or by clicking here

Penny D
1:48 PM

Puppy Training

Puppy Tips:
Use Discipline, Not Cruelty.
There is nothing a puppy can do wrong that deserves cruelty. Always remember that he just wants to please you and is trying his best. If you consistently stop the puppy in the middle of the act of wrong-doing and sternly say “NO,” the point should be made. Or you can try the ignoring theory. To a puppy, even negative attention is attention, so by simply ignoring the puppy, you are showing him that he is behaving unacceptably and won’t get attention from you.

Joining one of our Star Puppy classes is a great step in getting your puppy off on the right paw.  Click here for more information on the class schedule.

Penny D
5:41 PM

second annual santa
Make your reservation today for this Once A Year event!  Photo can be of Santa and your dog, or Santa and the entire family & dog.  You will receive digital copies of your photos by e-mail right after the event allowing you time to make Christmas cards if you desire.  Cost is only $10.00 per session.

Penny D
11:35 AM

Written by our very own, Penny Diloreto cpdt, this book is a must read for individuals who are “just looking” and are not ready to commit to having a new dog or puppy in their home. However, this book is also intended for those people who already have a 4-legged friend and now want or need a little assistance. This is not another "Dog Training" handbook; in fact, it is the opposite. This is more of a "People Training" book for dogs. 
If you prefer, you can pick up an autographed hard copy at K9 Resort and Spa