Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We no longer offer nail trims

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we no longer offer Nail Trims here at The Fort. Here's why...

Over the last few months, we have trimmed nails on a handful of our canine buddies with success, however, several of the dogs we've trimmed, or have attempted to trim, DO NOT want their nails trimmed, fighting it "tooth and nail" lol. No amount of treats and or positive reinforcement, seem to help these individual dogs, leaving us with only one way to get the job done... It would take a muzzle, along with a fair amount of "man handling", and two individuals just to get through the trimming, in a safe way, where no dog or human gets hurt... Doing things this way, may make it a less than pleasurable experience for our dog friends. That is exactly what we don't want here at Fort Fido, and why we have deiced to no longer do the Nail Trims.

Our customers and their dogs love coming here, it is a good time for them, and we want to keep it that way. Through healthy socialization and play, the pets that stay here have made positive associations with us and the facility. We love seeing happy and excited dogs arrive in our lobby every morning. We do not want any of our dogs, particularly the ones fearful of Groomer or Vet visits, to have a bad association with coming here... Believing that every time they arrive, they're in for a Nail Trim lol.

Thank you for your understanding,

P.S. For your Canine Nail Trimming needs, we recommend University Place Best Pet Grooming and Fircrest Veterinary Hospital, both are only a hop, skip and a jump away from us.

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