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 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…

Uncategorised • 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…

Canine Health & Wellness • Posted on March 20, 2019

Essential oils derived from plants are the world’s oldest medicines, and are being revived today for their many therapeutic and restorative uses. Pets can benefit from essential oil aromatherapy just as people can. Here at the spa, we use essential oils for several purposes, and we see how helpful they can be for our canine…

Canine Health & Wellness • Posted on March 6, 2019

At Pawsitivity, we use diffused calming pheromones in the spa to help our canine clients relax. This is a research-based practice that has been shown to help relieve behavioral symptoms related to stress. So what are these substances, and how do they work? What is a pheromone? The dictionary defines a pheromone as “a chemical…