Spring 2016 – Grooming Specials

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in News and Updates
Spring 2016 – Grooming Specials

The weather is warming up and now is a great time to get ahead of your dog’s seasonal shedding. We recommend calling at least one week in advance to book your dog’s next grooming appointment. While you’re here, take advantage of our groomer’s seasonal specials: Furminator Special solution shampoo and conditioner that reduces your dog’s shedding […]

Guide to Dog Socialization in Brookline

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Dog Lifestyle
Guide to Dog Socialization in Brookline

Brookline is an ideal place to socialize your dog. With parks designated for dog play, quick access to the city, and a variety of dog service organizations, you can be sure to find exactly what you need. Below are some ways you can help your dog get socialized with other dogs in the area: Brookline […]

5 Easy Ways to Get Your Dog to Focus

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Dog Behavior and Training
5 Easy Ways to Get Your Dog to Focus

With a world full of exciting distractions it can sometimes seem impossible to get your dog’s attention. Incorporating eye contact into daily activities is a great strategy for getting your dog to focus. By making eye contact a requirement of basic training, you can help your dog get into the habit of paying attention to you. […]

At-Home Grooming – What Brushes to Have for your Dog

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Dog Lifestyle
At-Home Grooming – What Brushes to Have for your Dog

At-home grooming is crucial to having a happy and healthy dog. Having the proper tools can help ensure your grooming is a pleasant experience for your dog, and an efficient process for you. Our groomer has outlined the different kinds of brushes and when they are appropriate to use on your dog. Slicker Brush Used For: […]

Winter Photo Contest Winner

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in News and Updates
Winter Photo Contest Winner

This year we received over 35 submissions of 18 different dogs for our Winter Photo Contest. We were thrilled to receive so many entries in this year’s contest! Our staff voted on their favorites. Some of the runner-ups were: Petey – whose owners had to shovel around him because he loves the snow so much. […]

Winter Photo Contest!

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in News and Updates
Winter Photo Contest!

Enter your dog in our Winter Photo Contest for a chance to receive: – A free nail trim and bandana from our groomer – A custom gift bag – A $25 gift card* You may submit your photo to Facebook by tagging @Beantown Bed & Biscuit, or on Instagram by tagging @bedandbiscuit with the hashtag #BeantownSnowDogs. You may also submit […]

Training 101: Choosing a Reward Marker

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Dog Behavior and Training
Training 101: Choosing a Reward Marker

In recent years, positive-reinforcement training has become more and more popular among families and trainers. As part of this training, it’s important to develop a reward marker for your dog. The purpose of the reward marker is to: Mark the exact moment a desired behavior is performed Signify to your dog that a reward is coming […]

Should you give your dog flea & tick protection in the winter?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Dog Health
Should you give your dog flea & tick protection in the winter?

Many of our vet clients have the same question around this time of year: Should we be giving our dog flea/tick protection during the winter months? This is a great question, and something we wanted to explore further. What is Flea/Tick Medication? The two most common types of flea/tick protection are Nexgard and Frontline Plus. […]

Why the Marketing on Ice Melt may be Harming your Dog

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Dog Health
Why the Marketing on Ice Melt may be Harming your Dog

With the temperatures dropping rapidly, we began doing some research on pet-friendly ice melts and what we found was pretty alarming. Walking down the aisle your local hardware store, pet store or supermarket you’ll likely see a row of ice melt with some happy-looking dogs on the label. This means that these products are safe […]

Tips for Dealing with your Dog’s GI Upset

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Dog Health
Tips for Dealing with your Dog’s GI Upset

Gastrointestinal upset (also known as GI upset) in your dog can be very scary, especially for new dog owners. There are many causes to GI upset including a change to your dog’s diet, a change in routine, allergies or excessive stress. One of the most common calls to vet offices is related to some version of […]