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Nothing says fun like Summer! From family vacations and camping trips, to cookouts, pool parties, or just a lazy day fishing, folks in Colorado love having fun in the sun and take advantage of these, and other outdoor activities any chance they get. Because our furry friends are often a part of our leisurely interests, it’s important to understand the safety issues our canines can face this time of year.

Since it’s likely that your four-legged friend will want to be a part of your outdoor activities, here’s a few tips to keep your pup safe this summer:

  • Parasite Prevention:  Summer invites mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and other insects that can cause detrimental health issues should your pup not be protected. Talk to your veterinarian about ways to prevent parasites and minimize the risks associated with these pests.
  • Sunblock:  Just as with humans, pets can get sunburns. Find a sunblock that is suitable for dogs and use it!
  • Don’t Forget the Shade:  If your family pet must be outside, make sure they have plenty of shade. The hot sun will not only sunburn your pooch, it can cause heat stroke. On really hot days, it’s best to let your pup stay indoors.
  • Plant Patrol:  With summer comes an array of plants, flowers, and weeds. Educate yourself on the plants growing in or around your yard and keep your pup away from those that can poison him.
  • Paw Protection:  Anyone knows that hot asphalt burns the bottom of a bare foot. The same holds true for a puppy’s paws. Not only can hot pavement burn your pup, it can raise his temperature, causing the potential of overheating. On hot sunny days, take precautionary measures to protect your canine’s paws by using doggy shoes, or wait until it’s cool enough to safely take your bestie on a stroll.
  • Hydration:  Keep plenty of fresh water available for Rover. A dog needs lots of water to keep his body temperature from becoming too elevated. A regularly maintained kiddie pool can be a great way to provide water access, and who knows, your pup might enjoy a nice swim to cool him off!
  • The Obvious!:  Never, I repeat, never leave your canine companion in the car! A five-minute errand could mean a heat stroke for your pet, so it’s best to leave him at home.

When out enjoying some summertime fun with your four-legged friend, don’t forget to carry pet waste bags because dogs do poop! Do the right thing and help keep your community clean!

And don’t forget, if you live in Longmont, Niwot, Boulder or the neighboring communities and need a professional pooper scooper for your residential, commercial, or HOA property, call the experienced team at Scoopy Doo’s today! We do the dirty work so you don’t have to!

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Those hot, summer days in Colorado are fast approaching which means many of us will start planning activities that get us out to enjoy the warm, sunny weather. Chances are, your canine companion would appreciate being a part of those plans, and fortunately for her/him, there are several activities that you and your four-legged friend can enjoy together.

Summertime Fun for You and Your Dog

Splish-Splash – Most pups love water, and when it’s hot, most humans don’t mind it, either. Play time in a sprinkler or pool is a great way to entertain your pooch, especially if a good game of fetch is involved.

Cold Treats – Popsicles and frozen yogurt are must haves in the summer and when you decide to treat yourself, treat your dog, too! Fruits that are safe for you dog, along with meat broths and vegetables, can be turned into a frozen delight for your pet to enjoy on those hot, sunny days.

Date Night – Perhaps there’s a park in your area that offers movie nights, or maybe even a drive-in theater. If so, plan a night for you and your pooch to go watch a movie. Your best fur friend will love hanging out with you and it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget.

Hiking – Who doesn’t love hiking in Colorado! Get back to nature and take Fido with you. Not only is hiking good exercise, it can be a great adventure for you and your pup. Don’t forget to take plenty of water to stay hydrated and doggie waste bags to keep those trails clean.

Camping – Nothing says summer like a good, old-fashioned camping trip. With so many national parks and campsites, you’re sure to find one that is pet friendly. So, load up the dog and head into the wilderness for an amazing adventure that you and your pooch will never forget.

Dogs Day Out – Plan a weekly outing with your friends and their fur babies. Whether a walk around the block or a trip to the dog park, the exercise and socialization will be good for you and your canine.

Get to Class – From training classes to doggy yoga, there’s sure to be an activity that you and your pup will enjoy together. Check with local pet stores, the humane society, or parks to see what pet-friendly classes might be available this summer.

Summer is a great time to get out and bond with your canine companion but remember not to overdo it. Taking necessary precautions, such as wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen, and staying hydrated will help keep you safe in the sun. Make sure your pooch gets plenty of water and shade when out enjoying activities during the day, and if it’s too hot, keep activities to a minimum.

Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont wants you and your four-legged friend to have a safe and happy summer. When you’re out enjoying these or other activities, don’t forget to take along pet waste bags to clean up your doggy’s poo. If you live in Longmont, Boulder, Niwot, or the surrounding communities and need a professional residential or commercial dog poop removal service, call the trusted team at Scoopy Doo’s. They do the dirty work so you don’t have to!

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 in Longmont and the surrounding area!

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.