Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year From K9 1-ON-1

What a year it's been! This time last year, opening up our own shop was something we only talked about and most conversations ended with, "Someday..."  A year later, lots of hard work, a world of support from family and friends and look...we're here!

We want to wish all of you a very safe and Happy New Year and a huge thank you to everyone who has made K9 1-ON-1 possible!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

An Afternoon Of Socialization

One of the many things we enjoy at the K9 1-ON-1 shop is some time outside with the sweet pups during socialization. It's loads of fun for the fur babies and us "hoomans."  This time around it was Dex, Theia, Stella and Lily. In the mix is Jessy, Lavender and Tres-belle. It was a fun afternoon had by all!

Friday, December 27, 2013

We Offer Alternative Options For Your Pets

Now that the doors are officially opened at K9 1-ON-1, we wanted to remind everyone that in addition to our regular services, we also offer alternative options for your pets. This includes Reiki and massage. These services are beneficial for all pets however, they can be especially helpful for senior dogs.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Fresh Baked Carob Chip Cookies For Fido

Like us "hoomans" dogs love cookies. We're sure most of us are guilty of giving our fur baby a piece or two of a fresh baked peanut butter or sugar cookie. However, when the chocolate chip cookies come out of the oven, we have to contend with the guilt of saying no...as chocolate is deadly to dogs. We're happy to say, there is a solution!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas From K9 1-ON-1

We want to take a moment to wish all the hoomans and fur babies a very Merry Christmas!
Jessy & Keith

Monday, December 23, 2013

A Little Assistance From The Fur Babies...

There is still work to be done at the K9 1-ON-1 Shop and we are working diligently to get the last of it complete along with the final touches. Us "hoomans" can't take all the credit. At times, the fur babies step forth and offer their assistance...and kisses.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

An Instant Bond With Maggie

You could say there was an instant bond with Maggie and what a sweet girl she is!  From the moment she stepped foot in the tub, it was obvious she enjoyed the warm water, a gentle scrub down, and playing in the bubbles. Within minutes, she was relaxed and let us know just how much she loved her spa treatment.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Spa Treatment For Molly

For the first few seconds, Molly didn't know what to think of the big tub and lots of bubbles however, once she experienced the tranquil ambiance of it all...that was it. It was love at first scrub. Molly was curious about everything going on around her and kept her gorgeous eyes on us...as you can see here in the picture.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Say Hi To Toby

Toby paid us a visit and he was an absolute joy!  What a funny boy he is and full of life and character. And here's another, "look at that face!"  Although he wanted to run around and play, he did rest a bit for a photo or two. Good boy, Toby!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Meet Sweet Daisy

This sweet girl, Daisy, got the works last week and she's a beauty! Look at that face! Daisy was an absolute pleasure and enjoyed her time in the tub while we lathered her up. It was obvious the gentle massage during bath time soothed her muscles because she was very relaxed on the grooming table. You look fabulous, Daisy!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Buddy Wags Gets The Royal Treatment

Business is in full swing here at K9 1-ON-1!  Today, we were surrounded by a bunch of sweet fur babies. In this pic, we're giving Buddy the royal treatment (as we do with every pup that walks through our doors). He was named after one of the Air Buddy movies. Most call him Buddy Wags as his tail is always wagging.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Freshly Groomed & Socializing

December 15th has come and gone, we've had our first official snowstorm of the season and Christmas is almost here!  Although we are still slightly under construction, the doors are officially open. Whether your sweet furbaby is in need of a fresh groom, there's vacation management to plan or if you're lookin' to get your pup socialized, give us a call. You can view a full list of our services right here.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Vacation Management Service Red Flags

Although we'd love to take our fur baby on vacation with us, at times, it's not always possible for various reasons. You've thought about boarding options, but you'd prefer leaving your fur baby in the comfort of their own home. What does that mean for you? You need to find a reputable and trustworthy vacation management specialists to take care of your fur baby while you're gone.

This is a big deal. Not only will you have someone coming into your home, they will be responsible for the care and well being of your fur baby. That requires a lot of trust to be established in a relatively short period of time.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Thank You Sharon For The Kind Words

Did we ever mention how much we enjoy getting feedback? It's true. When folks reach out with kind words, letters of gratitude and to let us know how much their pup enjoyed their time at K9 1-ON-1, it makes our day.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Your Pup Might Appreciate Fruitcake Even If You Don't

We've all heard the endless jokes about fruitcake as the Christmas season approaches. In fact, in some states, there are fruitcake events after the holiday so you can get rid of the unwanted stash. There's fruitcake toss, sling shots specifically designed for fruitcakes and a slew of other hilarious activities.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Is Your Christmas Tree Pet Safe?

For those who celebrate the joyous Christmas season, it's safe to say the trees are up and decorated with lights, candy canes, tinsel, ornaments and garland. Like with other holiday d├ęcor, it's important to keep your pup's safety in mind when putting up the Christmas tree.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

K9 1-ON-1 Christmas Schedule

A lot of you have been asking when we're opened for services and the Christmas schedule so we're going to put it out there for ya!

Grooming services will be open Monday through Saturday 8 am to 6 pm. Sundays are by appointment. We are available for all other services including vacation management for those who are going away for Christmas. We're flexible and accommodating so please give us a call at 860-963-2464.  We will be closed on Christmas Day for grooming services.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Taking Your Fur Baby On A Flight? Read This First...

We usually try to keep things upbeat on the site with funny pictures, the ultimate in comical dog shaming, tips and advice, etc. This time around, with heavy hearts, we're presenting a story that is anything but pleasant to read. There wasn't a dry eye after reading about this tragedy however, it's speaks of a devastating event that could have been prevented. For that, we feel it should be shared especially with Holiday travel plans approaching.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Simple DIY Sweet Treat For The Pups

Most of us have a sweet tooth. We enjoy our sweet, decadent desserts every now and then, right? We're human. At times nothing is more comforting than biting into a warm chocolate chip cookie or fresh baked brownie. Mouth watering yet?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Baked Egg Cups For The Next Sunday Brunch

Eggs are packed with protein and a great way to enhance your fur babies meals a few times a week. Most dogs find eggs to be paw lickin' good and enjoy the occasional scrambled eggs with bacon. If you're looking for a scrumptious recipe to serve your pup at the next big Sunday brunch, look no further.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Holiday Dazzle Light Parade Pictures

Last week, we got into the holiday spirit and decorated our trailer to participate in the 2013 Holiday Dazzle Light Parade in Putnam. We stuffed bags with goodies, found some festive attire for the sweet pups, gathered the crew and went on our way!  We took lots of pictures...these are our favorite.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Make Your Own Pill Pockets

If you've ever had to give your fur baby a pill or capsule, you're aware of the many challenges behind this. Our furbabies aren't fooled by "liver flavored" pills. There are some tried and true methods, however, your sweet pup can still sniff out that "foreign object." We've witnessed some dogs who have eaten the disguise and seconds later, spit out the pill.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

How To Leave A Comment On Our Site

Since our site has been up and running, we've have some people come forth inquiring about the process behind leaving a comment. Some folks have tried without success. We'll admit, it's a little confusing so we wanted to walk you through the 3 steps. Instead of typing word for word instructions, we decided to put together a little tutorial for you.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

We'd like to take this moment to wish everyone a warm and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What Thanksgiving Leftovers Are Safe For Dogs?

We know you're busy with Thanksgiving preparations so we won't keep you too long. We don't want to be the reason why the pies are overdone around the edges! With all the food being made for your Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, there's one thing that's certain...you'll have leftovers.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.

Here at K9 1-ON-1 we love what we do and put our heart and soul into everything. Nothing warms our hearts more than getting feedback from the fur parents!  We want to give a shout out to Lynn W and her furbaby Lily for sending some kind words our way!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

We Are Opened The Week Of Thanksgiving

We just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that we'll be opened next week...including Black Friday. The appointments are filling up quick so book now to reserve your spot. And...all next week, we'll be handing out free sample bags of Bodacious Biscuits. There's a mix of naked and swizzled and these biscuits are paw licking good!

Call us... (860)-963-2464

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving Safety For The Fur Kids

Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Family. Friends. Copious amounts of food. Decadent desserts. It's all there. We eat a little too much and flirt with the dessert table a few times around. When all is said and done, we're silently giving thanks for elastic waistband.

A while back, we posted something along the lines of Thanksgiving safety for dogs. With Thanksgiving only days away and this issue being extremely important, we thought we'd throw it out there one more time.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

2013 Holiday Dazzle Light Parade

The 2013 Holiday Dazzle Light Parade is almost here and we've got more great news...you'll see us there in the lineup!  This year, the parade will be on Sunday, December 1st. We'll be amid all the decorated cars. floats and lights, lights, lights!  If you're there, give us a shout out!! We'll see you there!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

K9 1-ON-1 Thanksgiving Contest

Today is the big day!  The K9 1-ON-1 Thanksgiving Contest officially begins! Our last contest involved sending in a photo of your furbaby sportin' their Halloween costume. This time around, we're keeping it simple...with a bit of a twist.

Think back on past Thanksgivings whether you've hosted it at your house or attended dinner elsewhere. A lot of planning went into everything from what dishes to serve up to the seating arrangements. You planned every detail right down to the table centerpiece. Your goal was for everything to run smoothly. Bottom line, you put in all efforts for the perfect Thanksgiving Day.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Indoor Exercise When The Bad Weather Hits

Winter is soon approaching. Although most pups enjoy a little time outdoors during the winter months, outdoor playtime is limited. Swimming in the lake is obviously out of the question and playing fetch when there's 3 feet of snow on the ground isn't always doable.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Thanksgiving Contest Is In The Works...

There's a lot of exciting things happening here at K9 1-ON-1 and we're bursting at the seams. In addition to having an "official open date" (December 15th...Yayyy!) and booking up quickly the week of Thanksgiving, we're also planning another contest. It's in the works however, like the last time, we'll drop a few hints for you...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

We're Bursting At the Seams Over Here!

Yesterday we had one of those "moments." Again. After another week of continuous work, we hit one of many milestones. The sheetrock is done. We stepped back to admire the work. That's when the moment hit...  Wow! We're really doing this and it's starting to take shape into what we envisioned.

There's still some work to be done however, we're ready to make a few announcements that we've been bursting at the seams about...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Keep Your Dog Safe This Winter

The other morning I was surprised to step outdoors and find frozen "white stuff" on the ground. Already? Couldn't Mother Nature wait another month? Who am I kidding...this is New England we're talking about.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rachel Ray's "Rice" Christmas DIY Eat

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and, before you know it, it'll be Christmas. As a pet parent, there's a sentimental desire to include your furbaby during holiday meals. Sure, there are some foods that are suitable and safe. However, most aren't. For example, sweet potatoes are a healthy option, but when you add a brown sugar and butter glaze and top it off with ooey gooey marshmallows, it goes from yay to nay.

Monday, November 11, 2013

A Little Sunday Funday...

Who says you can't have a little fun while working, right? Yesterday that's exactly what happened and it made a day of hard work seem...well, fun! 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Few Tips For Active Puppy Owners

Getting a new puppy is a big decision and there's a lot of considerations to take in. Which breed is best for you and your family? Do you have a house or an apartment? Are you residing in the city or a back road nestled in a small town? Is there a yard available? Etc.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

A List Of Recalled Jerky Treats

You may remember last month we published an article 'A Word Of Caution To All Pet Parents.'  There's been an outbreak in dog related illnesses and deaths from jerky treats. To date, the FDA has received over 3,200 reports. The death count is now over 600 and counting. This is scary stuff.

Friday, November 8, 2013

We Hit The Big 200

The K9 1-ON-1 Facebook page has been up and running since the first week of September and today something rather awesome happened. We reached 200 followers. There are so many wonderful things happening as of late and seeing this...wow. It just added to the goodness.
We are super excited about this, but more so, we're grateful. Each and every one of you brings life to the K9 1-ON-1 page.  We're taking this opportunity to say THANK YOU! We've got an amazing community of folks and we're looking forward to seeing it grow!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

It's All Coming Together

Today was another busy day at the K9 1-ON-1 shop. At one point, the both of us stopped what we were doing, put our hands on our hips and had a "look at how far we've come" moment. Sometimes, when we're on the go, busy and getting through tedious days, we forget to stop. Look around. Admire what we've done and the progress made. At one time, this was a dream of ours that we only talked about. Now, it's a reality. Our shop is coming together right before our eyes.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

We're Opened While "Under Construction"

Our K9 1-ON-1 shop is still under construction however, we are opened to do business. We've come a long way to date, but there's still a lot of work to be done. We've had the pleasure of grooming some amazing pups and this gets us excited for what's to come when our shop is officially complete.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Yesterday Was A Busy Day!

Yesterday was a busy day!  We had a few visitors, groomed a fabulous pup, made a house visit and we continued to work on setting up the shop. It's all coming together and we're super excited at the progress we've made so far.

As promised, we've been taking "under construction" photos. We'll be uploading those soon so we can post updates. Although our shop is still in the process of being built up, we're available for grooming and other services. All you've got to do is give us a call at (860)-963-2464.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Sweet Note Of Gratitude That Made Our Day

One of the many things that makes our day is when we receive personal notes from the pet parents. This one we received today from a very special family Keith visited with...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Congratulations To Artie & Bradley

The votes have been counted! We're excited to announce the winner of our Halloween Contest...the pumpkin spider duo!  A huge congrats to Artie & Bradley of Woodstock. These two cuties will be receiving a basket of fresh made, gourmet doggy biscuits made by our gal Lisa. And...word has it there may be a sweet treat in the basket for Devlin too!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

More Halloween Entries Trickling In...

It's been a busy week setting up shop!  The excitement is bubbling over for our Halloween contest and so far we have a tie!  There's still time to vote so get on over to our Facebook page and give your favorite costumed pups a "like"...make sure to scroll down to view some of our earlier entries.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Part 2 Of Dog Shaming At Its Best...

A while back we posted some hilarious "dog shaming" pics and since then...we've come across a few more that have tickled our funny bone. This is proof that every dog is unique with their own personality. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Paw Lickin' Good Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

Some of y'all carve pumpkins. Others wait until after Halloween to gut out the seeds to roast. There's a handful of folks (Ohhhh Leeeee-Saaaaaaa) who uses the entire pumpkin. This involves roasting halved pumpkins until soft and making homemade pumpkin puree.

Aside from making a winter's worth of pumpkin bread and muffins, there's the lingering question of "what else is there to do with all the pumpkin?"  Did you know pumpkin is a common ingredient in all natural dog treats? Dogs love the flavor and it's super healthy to incorporate into homemade dog treats.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

We've Been Hard At Work Setting Up Shop!

We've been SO busy as of late setting up shop, getting the details situated and everything between. People keep asking about the progress of our shop construction and other general questions. Today, we had our "duh" moment. Of course you're asking...we haven't posted any photos! 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Take Dog Photos Like A Pro

Getting a great picture of our furbabies is often a challenge to say the very least. Once the camera comes out, they get a case of the zoomies or won't sit still for any length of time. We've been known to get down on our hands and knees (or tummy) to get that perfect pic. And, there's always the tried and true method of treat bribery...although that's touch and go.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

DIY Skeleton Bones Dog Treats

We're always scouring the web for interesting tidbits, recipes and everything between. The other day we stumbled on this really cool recipe for Skeleton Bones Dog Treats. With Halloween a week away, it's a festive treat to give your furbaby.