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The Beach Dog: Daycare, Grooming & Love
The Beach Dog Daycare is a full service doggie daycare and grooming facility focused on ensuring that every dog receives individual attention geared towards their specific needs and home routine. The staff strives to “love each dog, as they love and care for their own dog/dogs” helping owners to feel good about the fact that their dog is being well cared for and is happy rather than being home alone. The Beach Dog staff consists of a very experienced team, all of whom are fully CPR certified.
The Beach Dog Daycare is a hands on, cage free center that provides substantial indoor space, plus outside space for fresh air and free play. All dogs are matched and kept in areas depending on their needs and personalities. The Beach Dog Daycare has two separate areas of the facility: the primary area designed for medium and large dogs and a second area referred to as The Little Beach Dog, specifically for small dogs, under 25 pounds. The Little Beach Dog was opened to provide specialized care for “little dogs with big attitudes of the world!”
Whether you are a doggie daycare client or not, the Beach Dog also offers grooming services. Having a professional dog groomer on hand makes it easy for you to book an appointment and have your grooming needs taken care of while your dog is onsite for daycare. You can easily pick your grooming requirements and book your appointment online or call the daycare directly.
The Beach Dog Daycare prides itself on a few enmities that are unique to their doggy daycare. They have a PureAire UVC system, which helps them to keep pure air circulating throughout the facility. This ultraviolet technology is placed in the air filtration system and kills any airborne mold spores, viruses or bacteria.
The Beach Dog Doggie Daycare also offers a valet service to any of their clients within a 10-mile radius of their facility. They know how busy you are so their valet system scratches one more item off of your to-do list. Miss your dog during the day? Simply log onto the Beach Dog website and view your dog at anytime during the day using their webcam system. Visit the Beach Dog Daycare website to better acquaint yourself with their services, staff. If your interested in scheduling an onsite visit, submit the online enrollment form, call, 978-499-1881 or send an email, TheBeachDogDaycare@Gmail.com
The Beach Dog Daycare is the Greater Newburyport destination for Daycare, Grooming and Love! You can be assured that the staff at the Beach Dog will, Love Your Dog as they love and care for their own dogs.
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Retractable Dog Leashes: The Pros and Cons
Let’s talk about the Pros and Cons of retractable dog leashes. Some love the freedom it offers their pets, but some have seen some serious accidents and have sworn them off for good. The appeal is obvious, the retractable leash gives you and your dog a bit of freedom and space while maintaining the leash law. Unfortunately, the leash law is designed to keep pets and humans safe, and the retractable leash is not aiding that goal. The goal here is to highlight the facts so you can judge the pros and cons of retractable dog leashes for yourself. It’s safe to say this is a diverse topic, not only online but in typical conversations with dog owners.
Hospitals all over the country have seen a steady pace of ER accidents reported due to the retractable leash. The complaints range from specific brands failing, to unforeseen accidents due to the owner’s loss of control when the lead is extended. It appears that the exact appeal of the retractable leash, being the freedom to move, is the exact catalyst for injury. In other words, the pros and cons of the retractable dog leash literally outweigh each other. The extended leash, designed for freedom and movement is the pro. But that same extended leash is the culprit in most of the devastating accidents.
So let’s start weighing out the pros and cons of retractable dog leashes. The pro is the appeal of a long leash that can be extended in situations giving the dog a bit more freedom. It’s an amazing tool if the result means that both owner and dog get a bit of freedom to allow the dog to maintain his typical dog behaviors. The human can enjoy a leisure stroll and the dog can be a dog. This allows the dog to smell new smells, mark their territory, and generally cover more ground while their human companion can relax and go at their own pace. All while abiding by the leash law. Nice, I see the appeal. For this reason, the retractable leash is an easy-to-evaluate pro.
But on the flip side, the con to the pro, that same extended leash that creates freedom, is a weapon, sometimes deadly. The longer the lead is extended, in physics, the more velocity a running dog can create. For the purpose of this article, we will discuss the shortcomings of the leash itself. To get an idea about the accidents that arise due to the retractable leash see this article, Serious Concerns about the Use of Retractable Dog Leashes. Let’s discuss the cons of retractable dog leashes.
Even a smaller dog can pick up speed and create an unfavorable outcome. If you haven’t experienced it then trust the science. Good old Newton, “Force equals mass times acceleration.” The first issue, as described in this article A Vet’s Opinion on Retractable Dog Leashes, states that the ideology behind the retractable dog leash involves a closely attentive dog walker. Cesar Milan says that “the retractable leash was originally designed as a tracking and recall training tool.” This means the dog walker should be fully engaged with the dog while on a retractable dog leash. At all times. That’s an issue for the average person. I have two words. Cell phone. Among other natural deterrents, it’s easy to see how a person can drop attention, opening a door for complications. The second issue reported was not only the retractable dog leash breaking, but people continuing to use the broken retractable. Both are major cons to the retractable dog leash. The final con, as discussed earlier here, involves the freedom of the long leash fully extended. According to Newton’s Law, even a small dog can gain enough momentum to cause damage to its walker or other humans. The extended leash also allows the dog to make unfavorable ‘freedom of leash’ decisions. Unfortunately some of which are fatal, such as walking into traffic. Other reported accidents include neck and back injuries due to the rate of momentum when the dog actively runs but then ultimately runs out of leash. Some reports state the dog walker will then drop the leash, so as not to jar the neck of the animal. Now the dog is in a full-on run with a long length of rope attached to them. I’m sure you can visualize this horrific scenario.
So with this information, you can judge the pros and cons of retractable dog leashes for yourself. That being said, I think it’s worth saying that if the retractable dog leash was designed as a training tool, then it should be used as one. When dog training, the key is to remain fully engaged with your dog. The second rule of thumb with training is to keep sessions reduced in time. Of course, the time tolerance for each dog breed can be different. But should you choose to use a retractable dog leash, you should remain fully engaged with your dog at all times. Secondly, you should frame the time of the walk accordingly. Lastly, never use a broken retractable dog leash. If you found this article helpful check out the Beach Dog Daycare Blog for a selection of articles on a wide variety of topics.
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