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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Spreading Pawsitivity • Posted on October 18, 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, October 19th, 2019, and our Spreading Pawsitivity proceeds will go to Boxer Butts &…

Canine Health & Wellness • Posted on October 7, 2019

Brushing is not only a needed ritual for many dogs, but can also be a bonding experience! Proper brushing takes observation, care, and a bit of training, but the rewards are worth it as you get to know your dog better and the two of you work together. Gearing Up for Brushing Make sure you…

Canine Health & Wellness • Posted on September 6, 2019

Here at Pawsitivity, our first commitment is comfort for every pet client during their grooming appointment. This extends to the important, and often stressful, step that comes between bath and haircut: drying. We use hand-drying at the spa, which is unusual in the grooming industry because it takes longer than other methods and requires simultaneous…

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…