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Charlottesville's Professional Dog Grooming

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504 Pantops Center
Charlottesville, VA 22911


Thursday, November 16th, 2006 by Mike Cronk

I’ve been in the dog business for 31 years now and believe that I understand a good bit about dog ownership.  I figure we see an average 15 dogs a day or better.  For 25 years, that was 7 days a week for 5,475 pet encounters a year.  Do the math and I’ve handled or witnessed the handling of about 169,725 dogs to date.  This only includes my experiences in the environment of boarding and grooming but couple that with owning plenty of my own dogs and that’s quite a knowledge base to draw on!

However, I don’t rely solely on my own experience to make claims about dog behavior.  I would like to share with you several sources I frequently use as research to validate my opinions before I say them.

American Kennel Club.  “American Kennel Club -” 2007.

Animal Network (Bowtie, Inc.).  “Dog and Puppy Information:  Dog Care, Dog Nutrition, Dog Health and Product Resource Center.”  2006.

Coile, Caroline D., Ph.D.  Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds:  Profiles of More than 150 Breeds.  2nd ed.  New York:  Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2005.

Coren, Stanley.  How Dogs Think:  What the World Looks Like to Them and Why They Act the Way They Do.  New York:  Free Press, 2004.

Foster and Smith, Drs.  “Pet”  2007.

Kerns, Nancey, ed.  “The Whole Dog Journal.”  Norwalk: Belvoir Media Group, 2007.

Koehler, Dick.  “The Koehler Method of Dog Training.”

Millan, Cesar, and Melissa Jo Peltier.  Cesar’s Way:  The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems.  New York:  Harmony Books, 2006.  and “Dog Whisperer.” National Geographic TV series.

Next Day Pets, L.L.C.  “Next Day Pets.”  2006.

Veterinary Information Network, Inc.  “Veterinary Partner:  Supporting your Veterinarian.”  2006.

Wikipedia.  “Wikipedia.” 2007.

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