We did give Tess a bath last night, but it wasn’t without soaking both Sam and I and at least one of their employees.
Edison, on the other hand, does fantastic in the bath. He jumps in with the promise of a treat and waits patiently while we wash – even standing still while we blowdry his coat.
Since our dogs have such short fur and don’t need professionally groomed, we have little occasion to see the groomers they have on staff should you have a long-coated pal or are just low on time. However, we recently discovered the beauty of dremmeling the dogs’ nails: we can get their nails a lot shorter; we don’t end up with the sharp, jagged nails cutting our legs for days; and it’s a lot less traumatizing for Tesla.
Best yet, we get to interact with the fantastic girls from the groom shop. We love Melissa and Brandy. They, of course, do a great job on their nails, but they are so great with the pooches. They understood that Tess is still working on letting people touch her feet and that Edison is starting to get over trying to nip people when they grab his.
Brandy was even understanding of our foster beagle who made every attempt to blow out her eardrum during his pedicure.
Food, Treats, and Supplies
At Mud Puppies, you can find all sorts of goodies for your canine friends. With a huge selection of all-natural treats, you can feed your pooch as well as you feed yourself. Our pups love Grandma Lucy’s Pumpkin treats – they’re made with human quality ingredients and are actually really tasty.
|These photos were taken after Tesla's bath...she's not very happy with us...|
Mud Puppies also carries Premium Tuff Lock collars and leashes. These fantastic, everyday collars are durable – and backed by an unconditional lifetime guarantee, even if your dog chews it! We’ve already taken advantage of the guarantee when we found Edi’s collar clip had broken.
Mud Puppies offers several different classes that you and your pooch can take. We’ve not had the opportunity to try out any of their obedience classes, but we’ve heard good things. Edison and I started an agility class there – where you learn the obstacles, good technique, and safety considerations to prepare you for a full-blown agility course class – until our trainer broke her foot. Boo. Kim offered us money back, store credit, another class – we opted to keep the deposit and sign up for the next one when the trainer is all healed up!
Mud Puppies offers Basic Obedience, CGC Prep, Agility...just to name a few! They also offer tons of workshops throughout the year like How to Keep you Dog Busy, Senior Dogs, and Socialization Seminar, just to name a few