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cheap pet waste service LongmontPuppies, puppies, puppies! What’s not to love about these wonderful little fur babies? Between the sheer overload of cuteness and the way they make the heart so happy, baby canines are just impossible to resist. While pups are a delightful addition to any home or family, they do come with their own set of challenges, the greatest of those being potty training.

Pups are going to pee and poop, a lot, but with patience, consistency, and a little positive reinforcement, your new canine companion can quickly learn where he should take care of his business.

Tips for Successful Potty Training:

  • Stick to a Schedule: Just as with humans, our doggies do great when they have a routine. Schedule times for feeding, potty breaks, playtime, and walks. According to the AKC, it’s best to feed your puppy a good quality food, three small meals a day. Not only will this help you to determine scheduled potty breaks, it’s easier on your pup’s tiny tummy.
  • Crate Your Pup: Crate training your pup just makes good sense. Not only will it keep your fur baby safe when you aren’t at home, it will eliminate unnecessary messes throughout the house. It’s best to get a crate that is big enough for your puppy to comfortably stand up and move in, but not so big that it can poo and pee, yet still have room to sleep. In other words, dogs don’t care to do their business where they rest, so if they don’t have the room to “go”, they’ll be more inclined to let you know when it’s time for a bathroom break.
  • Pay Attention: Potty training is not an exact science, and since every puppy is different, it’s important to pay attention to your four-legged friend’s behavior. If you notice sniffing or pacing, or scratching in his kennel, these are good indications that your canine needs to potty.
  • Positive Reinforcement: Praise that pup when he does his business. Offering a treat right after elimination is a great reward for your fur baby and will reinforce this good behavior. If your puppy has a mishap, and they typically do, refrain from scolding, as this can put a damper on your relationship and progress. If you catch your little one in the act, quickly take him outside to finish. Patience and praise can go a long way in the potty-training process.

Training our four-legged friends takes work, but with patience and persistence, your canine will be doing his business outside in no time. And don’t forget, Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont will help clean it up. Scoopy Doo’s has been offering its dog waste and pet poo removal services since 1993. Call today for all your pet waste removal needs!

Oh, how we love our canine companions! From being greeted at the front door after a long day at the office, to keeping us company on our daily walks, our fur babies are, without a doubt, our very best friends. If there are any certainties in life it’s that our doggies love us unconditionally, and we can always rely on them to be there. We can also be certain that our doggies will poop, and Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont will help you clean it up.

Yes, having a dog makes our hearts happy and we couldn’t imagine a world without them, however, they do require a lot of time and extra work on behalf of us humans. After all, owning a pup can be like raising a child. The disciplining, training, feeding, bathing, and cleaning up after can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. Nobody understands this more than the trusted team at Scoopy Doo’s.

While we strive to be the best for our four-legged family members, life can sometimes get in the way. Whether it be extended work hours, extra errands to run, or after school activities, cleaning up a yard full of puppy poo can honestly be the last thing you feel like spending precious time tackling. The trusted professionals at Scoopy Doo’s can help you take a ‘load’ off. They offer monthly flat rate pricing and are happy to pick up your doggie doo so that you have more time to spend with your canine companion.

Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont has been serving Longmont, Boulder, Niwot, Firestone, Frederick, and surrounding areas for twenty-five years and counting. Their professional services include pet poo removal for residential and commercial properties to include, HOA’s, pet waste stations, parks and trails. They truly care about you, your pets, and your pet waste removal needs. Scoopy Doo’s strives to keep the environment clean and offers 100% oxo-biodegradable waste bags. If you need a hand with pet poo removal, give the licensed, experienced team at Scoopy Doo’s a call today!

dog waste service LongmontAnxiety – If you or anyone you know has ever experienced it, you understand how that nervous uncertainty can affect the way in which one copes under stressful circumstances. Fortunately, there are tools that can help us better understand why we might experience such anxiety and ways to help ease it. This holds true with our canine companions. That’s right, humans aren’t the only ones who suffer from this disorder. While we may better understand the cause and effects of anxiety, our puppy pals may not. Just as with people, it’s good to be able to understand and identify what causes stress and anxiety in our fur babies to better help them cope.

While there are various reasons that can cause doggies to suffer from anxiety, separation anxiety is the most common, according to PetMD. Other causes can include past traumatic experiences, such as abuse, aging, illness, pain, depravation of socialization, or environmental factors, as in storms or loud noises. Our fur babies reactions to such causes can be mild to very severe, ranging from trembling to hiding, trying to escape, or even destructive behavior and dangerous aggression.

If you believe that your canine companion suffers from anxiety, there are steps that can be taken to help your furry friend.

  • Talk to Your Veterinarian: Get a definitive diagnosis. There could be underlying health issues causing the behavior.
  • Behavior Modification: Work on keeping your dog calm in stressful situations, such as thunderstorms. While a typical response would be to show reassurance in these instances, it’s not necessarily the right thing to do. Desensitizing, for example, is repeated exposure to stimuli that causes the fear or anxiety. This method is used with the goal of reducing the negative response in the pup over time.
  • Medication: There are medications available to treat extreme cases of anxiety and fear in doggies, but such medications aren’t suitable for all pets. Again, talk to your veterinarian about options.
  • Prevention: This is always the best measure, especially if you have a young pup. Environmental and social exposures at a very young age can greatly reduce fearful behavior and anxiety.

Helping your dog cope is key when it comes to overcoming the negative behavior exhibited from anxiety and fear.Identifying the cause of such fears is the first step in working towards a happy, healthy canine companion. If too much doggy doo is the problem, the team at Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont is always happy to help! Call us today for all of your pet poop removal needs.

Summer has arrived, which means more of us will be out with our canine companions enjoying all that beautiful Colorado has to offer. From hiking trails and bike paths, to reservoirs and dog parks, it’s easy to find a place to spend some quality outdoor time with our pups. That being said, it’s likely that you will encounter that abandoned pile of poo, left behind by some random “joe” lacking consideration for the rest of us. Don’t be that random “joe”, pick up your pup’s poop and help keep Colorado clean. If you need a dog poop removal company, Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont offers their services in Boulder, Longmont, and throughout Boulder County.

While doggy doo doesn’t necessarily impact the air quality, it can have a negative impact on our soil and water. For example, if dog poop ends up in a body of water, the decomposition can cause an overgrowth of weeds and algae due to certain pathogens and nutrients that are found in the poop. This can diminish the water quality, which directly affects the environment. Dog doody also contains parasites and bacteria that can easily be transmitted to humans via the soil (yuck!), so it’s important to not only pick up the poo but dispose of it properly. Be courteous of other humans and canines when you hit the great outdoors this summer. Your doggy will inevitably have to take care of business, so make it your business to clean it up!

Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont has been keeping Boulder County clean for over 20 years. Not only do they offer residential pet waste removal, but HOA’s and Commercial businesses can also take advantage of Scoopy Doo’s waste removal services. Don’t forget, Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont also sells environmentally friendly waste disposal bags that are 100% oxo-biodegradable. Call us today for all of your pet waste removal needs!

It’s going to be one hot summer! At least that’s what I’m hearing. Everyone knows how the Colorado sun can heat things up, and it typically does. We humans also know what precautions need to be taken on those hot, sultry days. Sunscreen, plenty of water, etc. etc., you know what to do, but do you know how to protect your pup?

Our canine companions can experience negative effects from the heat, just as we do, but there are ways to keep your pup cool this summer. Following these tips can help your fur baby beat the heat.

  • Preventative maintenance – Not just for autos, folks! Our doggies need preventative care, too. In this case, I’m talking about precautions against fleas, ticks, and other parasites that rear their ugly heads as temperatures rise. Make sure your pup is protected.
  • More water, please – Aside from panting, drinking water is about the only other way a doggie can cool down. It’s important to provide fresh water throughout the day.
  • Paws against pavement – The heat rarely interferes with our routine outings, and we sure don’t feel the scorching concrete beneath our feet, but we wear shoes! Typically, our four-legged friends don’t, so when it’s time to take Fido out for his daily walk, try to schedule those walks early in the day, or later in the evening. If this won’t work for you, keep Fido off the asphalt to avoid burns. He’ll appreciate it. (And don’t forget the water, especially on long outings!)
  • The doggy paddle – Let that doggie swim! A kiddie pool is an inexpensive investment that most pups will appreciate, especially in hot weather. A wet dog is way cool!
  • SPF 30 – Yes, our fur babies can sunburn, just as we do. If your canine has short or light hair, it’s a good idea to talk to your veterinarian about sunscreen (our version just won’t do).
  • The obvious – Never, never, never leave your dog in a hot car. The outside temp may be hot, but that automobile is much hotter. It takes no time at all for a dog to suffocate. It’s ok, leave him at home.

Throw some shade – If your doggy must be outside for any length of time, make sure there is adequate shade. She may sunbathe for a bit, but she’ll want a cool spot to sit in once she’s finished.Following these tips will ensure that your canine companion has a safe and happy summer. And if you need any assistance with your pup’s poop removal, don’t forget to call Scoopy Doo’s of Boulder County!