Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Haute Dogs

www.leichic.com With the dog days of summer fast approaching, it’s time to bone up on the latest and greatest treats, products and services for your four-legged BFF (Best Friend Fur-ever).

Tiny Bubbles
If your poi dog is looking more mongrel than Best in Show, perhaps you should try the latest in dog-washing technology from Japan. The Micro Bubble Pet Deep Cleaning System uses only water, with no scrubbing or chemicals involved. Your hound will soak in thousands of tiny bubbles that oxygenate skin and remove dirt and odors. It’s especially good for dogs with sensitive skin or allergies. Monica Shigenaga, founder of Cocojor Hawai‘i, offers the Micro Bubble service out of her home, or she can bring a mobile service to yours. To make an appointment, call 808.394.2162. For more info, visit www.cocojor.com

Special deal for Lei Chic readers only: Get 20% off any Cocojor product or service, including single Micro Bubble treatments. And for the month of May, you can get four Micro Bubble treatments for $100. Mention Lei Chic or enter LC0509 in the discount code area online.


Watch Dogs
You’ve wanted to try doggie day care, but you’re dealing with some major separation anxiety (your own, not Fido’s). Not to worry − Ohana Doggie Day Care and Spa offers a live web cam for peeking in on your pooch. So now, you can happily keep an eye on your pup while he snoozes, snacks and socializes with his other furry friends. See the live webcam here. For more info, call 808.791.3647.

Bad to the Bone
You love your adopted shelter dog more than anything, but he may have come with some baggage. For dogs with serious behavior issues, aggression or fears, Balanced Obedience Dog Training offers Doggie Boot Camp and Finishing School. It’s an intensive two- to three-week session on a Windward coast farm, where trainer Sabrina Clark trains and socializes dogs in a rehab-type setting. It sounds serious, but it’s about fun and love, too – Clark uses a “positive touch” technique, and treats the pooches to plenty of hikes, trips to beach, and play time with her horses, chickens and goats. Rover will become well-heeled in no time. For more info, call 808.358.9190 or visit www.balancedobedience.com

Groom Service
For the best grooming deal in town, make an appointment for $10 Wednesdays at Pacific Paws Doggie Resort & Spa. Any size dog, no matter how huge (they’ve handled 150-plus pounds), can come in for a shampoo, conditioner and blow-dry, all for just $10. Appointments recommended. Call 808.394.9663 or click here.

Ice, Ice Doggie
Cool down your panting pup with an Icy Pooch Pop, a new kind of frozen doggie treat. The Hawai‘i-made, bone-shaped pops come in local-kine flavors, such as Plantation, a banana-peanut butter mix, and Loco Moe, made with rice, egg and Spam Lite. Can’t decide? Pick up a Poi Dog 12-pack, and choose your mix of flavors. Available at Bark Avenue, Koolau Pets, and The Pet Spot. For more info, visit www.icypoochpops.com

Pet Projects
Bring Fluffy down to The Hawai‘i Pet Expo this weekend at the Blaisdell Center. Pick up some free advice at the Ask-a-Vet booth, check out new products and animal demonstrations, score free samples and prizes, then swing by the petting zoo (on Sunday only), and the Hawaiian Kennel Club Puppy Match (Sunday at noon). Also be sure to bring your camera for some great photo-ops. Free admission. Pets on leash welcome. For more info, call 808.845.1762.

Begging for More?
Mark your calendars for these canine-centric events:
May 23: Hawaiian Humane Society Canine Game Day. Thomas Square. More info here.
June 7: Hawai‘i Kai Dog Walk. More info here.
June 27: Pet Spot Anniversary Celebration. Ward Warehouse. More info here.
July 11: Second annual Dog Day Afternoon, Koko Marina, Hawai‘i Kai.

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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