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Entries from September 2007

Stop Your Dog From Jumping on People

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

I have this problem mainly with my Bichon/Poodle, Muffin. She’s about 12 pounds, so she’s not necessarily a large menacing dog (although she might think she is). This is probably a bigger problem for people with larger dogs, especially with kids or eldery around. However, when guests come over, it may be a little overwhelming [...]

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Tags: Training Tips

What a load of Little Dog Clothes!

September 25th, 2007 · No Comments

So the other day I was looking through my website to see what what our inventory was looking like. My conclusion: we have a TON of little dog clothes. Don’t get me wrong, this is what we specialize in. You got a little dinky dog, well I guarantee that you will find something that fits [...]

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Tags: Product Reviews

Dog Custody Battles

September 24th, 2007 · No Comments

An ever increasing rise in dog custody battles have been coming about in the United States. When couples divorce, there is often a dispute over who gets custody of the dog. In the past, couples have been involved in ‘calling contests’ where the two arguing defendants stand on opposite sides of the court and call [...]

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Tags: Doggie News

What a Comfy Small Dog Bed!

September 21st, 2007 · No Comments

That’s what your dog should be thinking when they plop their tired little bodies down for a nap. We recently got this small dog bed in and it is so cute! Just looking at it, I want to take a bite out of it. This small dog bed is extremely plush and comfortable. If you [...]

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Tags: Product Reviews

How to Groom a Yorkie or Maltese: Ear Care

September 19th, 2007 · No Comments

This is the third part of my series on how to groom a yorkie or maltese. This section involves caring and trimming of the ears. The first step involves checking the ear channels. Check for any offensive odors, redness or discharge coming from the ears. If you notice any of these it could be a [...]

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Stolen Yorkie Returns after 4 Years!

September 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Maria Rocha and her family would never believe their eyes after their then 7 year old Yorkshire Terrier had gone missing for 4 years. After moving to another new house, the Rocha’s received a call from their old neighbor saying that their Yorkie who had been stolen 4 years ago was sitting on their doorstep! [...]

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Tags: Doggie News

Teacup Puppy Carriers

September 17th, 2007 · No Comments

There are hundreds and possibly thousands of different puppy carriers you can choose from. However, when it comes to Teacup Puppy Carriers, the choices seem to dwindle. Not many stores focus on teacup dogs, but Swankpets is one of the few stores that carries many teacup dog accesssories. Swankpets actually has quite a few teacup [...]

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Tags: Product Reviews

Swarovski Crystal Dog Collar

September 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Have you been looking for a dog collar, but haven’t been able to find anything because nothing is good enough for your little fur baby? Have you searched up and down trying to find the most stunning couture line of collars to no avail? Well look no further. Swankpets has a huge line of Swarovski [...]

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Tags: Product Reviews

How to Groom A Yorkie or Maltese: Pre-Bath

September 13th, 2007 · No Comments

This is the second part in my series of “How to Groom a Yorkie or Maltese”. The first post was just an intro. First, you will need to go through your dog’s hair and remove any snarles or mats. Snarles are just twisted parts of the dogs hair that can be removed with your fingers [...]

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Tags: Grooming Tips

Online Internet Puppy Scams to Avoid

September 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Internet scammers are now targeting puppy buyers over the internet. Indeed, more and more people are using the internet to purchase things. The internet has definitely made things a lot easier and convenient for many people. However, there are many people out there trying to con you out of your money if you are not [...]

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Tags: Doggie News

Update on Leona Helmsley’s dog, Trouble

September 8th, 2007 · No Comments

I wrote about Leona Helmsley’s maltese Trouble inheriting $12 million last week. The money was to go to Leona’s brother, which he was supposed to use to care for the dog. Also, the money was also to be used to creamate the dog when it dies, and placed next to the grave of Leona. Now, [...]

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Tags: Doggie News

How to Save Your Dog’s Neck With a Small Dog Harness

September 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Today, there are hundreds of different styles to chose from when it comes to small dog collars and harnesses. However, which is the best and safest for your small dog? Well, the answer is both. I personally think that your small dog needs both a small dog collar and a small dog harness. However, the [...]

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Tags: Health Tips · Product Reviews

How to Groom a Yorkie or Maltese: Intro

September 5th, 2007 · No Comments

I’m going to make this a several part series on how to groom a Yorkie or Maltese. In this series, I’ll start with this intro, preparing to bathing, dealing with the ears, how to tape a Yorkie’s ears, nail trimming, actual bathing, drying, hair trimming, and the finishing touches. Yorkies and Maltese have similar hair, [...]

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Tags: Grooming Tips