Pawsitivity Blog

A place where we share our love of dogs with you! Read on for fun facts, tips and tidbits, and other explorations into the life of a dog!

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A Dog's Life • Posted on July 11, 2019

American pet grooming has recently begun to follow trends that in the last decade have taken East Asia by storm. In Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand, Asian Fusion (also called Asian Freestyle) dog grooming has become a popular movement that combines stylish pampering with sophisticated artistry. People in highly-populated East Asian cities tend to have…

A Dog's Life • Posted on May 29, 2019

In the United States, modern dog grooming arose out of the dog show industry in the 1970s. The main purpose of grooming was to reach the show standard of each breed’s ideal appearance. Groomers and handlers shared the perspective that the animal served a purpose, and their goal was to keep it healthy. Following this…

A Dog's Life • Posted on May 15, 2019

Labradoodles and other Poodle-mix “designer dogs” are some of the newest and most popular pet dogs. The Labradoodle is a cross between a purebred Labrador Retriever and a purebred Poodle. Here at the spa, we specialize in serving Doodles: they currently make up about one-third of our clients. There are many kinds of Doodles besides…

Spreading Pawsitivity • Posted on April 17, 2019

Spreading Pawsitivity is our monthly donation event through which we support local charities, many of them pet-related. We are proud of all the work that Asheville’s non-profits do, and we are excited to help support them! This month’s event is Saturday, April 20th, 2019, and our Spreading Pawsitivity proceeds will go to Charlie’s Angels Animal…

Training • Posted on April 5, 2019

A well-trained dog is a happy dog! Dogs are pack animals, and they need to know their place in the family hierarchy. Consistent training from the beginning teaches them that you are the boss. This is invaluable for their safety, as well as the safety and comfort of other people and pets around them. No…