The Dog Blog! Where It's All About Dogs | Escondido, CA 92029
The Dog Blog! Where It's All About Dogs | Escondido, CA 92029
Join the fun on our Dog Blog! Each week we share FREE tips on grooming, training and other FUN stuff!
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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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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
4:55 PM

Tipping Tuesday - Dog Bathing Tips

Join us right here each Tuesday for, "Tipping Tuesday." This is when we post tips on grooming, training, nutrition and more. This weeks tips is on Bathing Your Dog. Read More

Mr Dog Park
5:30 PM

K9 Dog Park Is Becoming K9 Resort & Spa, Our Website Is Now Live, Tell Us What You Think!

K9 Dog Park is becoming K9 Resort and Spa to better serve dog owners in the greater San Diego County area. The launch of our new website on July 6, 2015 represents a milestone in the evolution our company to provide expanded services to our dog-loving clients. Read More

Penny D
10:46 AM

Top 5 Ways to Make Grooming Fun for Your Dog

As the owner of a K9 Resort and Spa, a dog grooming facility in Escondido, I have had hundreds of dog owners warn me that their dog HATES being groomed. I have heard tales of dogs who are so terrified that they shake uncontrollably and of dogs who are so angry that they growl and try to bite. For some, it’s such an unpalatable experience that they wait until their dog is seriously matted and tangled before making an appointment for dog grooming. Read More

Mr Dog Park
8:59 AM

How Can Hot Spots Be Prevented?

K9 Resort & Spa's Advice for starting your dog's summer off on the right Paw! Learn tips and tricks on how to avoid Hot Spots on your Dogs coat, and what you can do to make it a summer to remember for your canine companion! Read More

Mr Dog Park
9:04 AM

How To Save Money On Dog Teeth Cleaning

I took him to my vet last month for his annual dental work, and this is the FIRST year he has not had to go under anesthesia for the deep cleaning. The vet said he didn't need to go under anesthesia, just a little sedative to let them do some scaling, but they didn't have to do a deep cleaning. Read More