Protect your Dog’s Health with a Toothbrush

The most common clinical condition that dogs face, gum disease is a problem that effects about 85 percent of dogs over the age of five. Aside from bad breath, gum disease does not display many outward symptoms until it is very far along. Brushing is an important step to prevent gum disease and the accompanying… Read more »

Make Playtime Safe for your Dog

No matter the age of your dog, new toys are always welcome and exciting. Pet stores are stocked to the brim with options for your furry friend, but many should only be given to your pet in a supervised environment. Some of the most fun and well liked dog toys can cause choking! Follow our… Read more »

Learn More about the Poodle

Second on the AKC’s list of smartest dog breeds, the poodle is an intelligent, highly-trainable breed that is believed to have originated in Germany. The standard poodle has been referenced since the 15th century and drawings of dogs that look very similar date back to ancient Egypt and Rome. Originally bred to retrieve birds for… Read more »

Stay Safe while Driving with your Dog

Whether you and your dog are frequent car companions or only drive together to the vet, car safety is important to remember! Regardless of the length of your trip, your dog should be safe and secured in your vehicle. This will not only protect him in case of an accident, but it will prevent you… Read more »

Leash Training: When and How Should I Begin?

Walking on a leash is a skill all dogs should learn. Teaching yours to behave on a leash is much easier when they are young, so begin training early so you and your pet can enjoy outings together! Before introducing your new puppy to a leash, they should be comfortable wearing a collar. Choose a… Read more »

Purchasing a Puppy can Increase your Children’s Health

Here at Scarlet’s Fancy Poodles we believe that getting a dog will benefit any home, but did you know that having one can also make your child healthier? According to research, pets help lower the risk of a cold throughout a baby’s first year of life. They also help prevent asthma and the onset of… Read more »

Training Your New Puppy

Getting a new puppy is a big responsibility with a lot of training involved. The first few weeks can be overwhelming, but if you follow these tips, you can create a strong foundation for a well behaved and happy adult dog. Set “House Rules” Before bringing your new family member home, go over house rules… Read more »

Housebreaking your Puppy

Housebreaking your puppy is a job that requires consistency, a watchful eye and lots and lots of patience! Puppies are like babies and need to relieve themselves fairly often, especially when they are small. At six months of age and younger, puppies are able to control their bladder about as many hours as they are… Read more »

Summer Treats to Keep your Poodle Cool

Looking for the perfect summer snack for your poodle? There are many delicious and healthy options to help your pet stay cool this summer! Check out our favorite recipes below, and remember to check that the fruits included in your homemade treats are safe for your pet before feeding. Frozen Banana Treats This yummy summer… Read more »

Making Your Home Safe for a New Puppy

Getting a new puppy is an exciting time for the whole family! There are many things you need to do in preparation for this new family member, including purchase food, bowls, toys, a bed and more. One very important part of your puppy preparations is puppy-proofing your home. Puppies are extremely inquisitive and love to… Read more »