Other Pet Services
In addition to grooming, doggy day care and pet boarding, Richmond Rascals offers a number of other Pet Services. These include:
- Microchip management
- Pet Behavioural/Dog training
- Cat sitting
On February 2013 the UK government announced that it will be introducing legislation to make the microchipping of all dogs compulsory in England from April 2016. From that date, owners will need to:
- Have their dog microchipped and registered on one of the authorised databases available;
- Register the details of any new owner before they sell or give the dog away;
- Keep their contact details up-to-date on the microchip databases
A microchip is a very simple and effective way of ensuring that your beloved pet carries around with them a permanent pet ID.
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice (12mm) and is injected under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine injection, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he/she would to a vaccination. No anaesthetic is required.
The microchip itself has no internal energy source so it will last the life of your pet. Whenever necessary, It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet’s shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchip’s unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or a veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used to identify the pet and retrieve the information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
Pet Behaviour and Dog Training:
There are various ways of training your pet and changing its behavior. However, the common characteristics of all successful methods are: knowing the dog’s attributes and personality, accurate timing of reinforcement and/or punishment and consistent communication.
Here at Richmond Rascals, we offer dog training as part of our range of Pet Services. For more information, just call Rhona at Richmond Rascals on 020 8948 2250.
In addition to looking after dogs, Richmond Rascals also offers a limited range of services for cats. Originally designed to help owners who have both cats and dogs as pets, this service has now been extended and we now provide cat sitting and a number of other services – just for cats.
For more information or to book a reservation, please call 020 8948 2250 during office hours, Tuesday until Sunday. Appointments can also be made on Mondays, despite the boutique being closed.
.Day care and boarding are provided 7 days a week.Monday to Sunday.
Grooming on Sundays is avilable – but only by appointment
Richmond Rascals. 12 Richmond Hill. Richmond-Upon-Thames. TW10 6QX tel: 020 8948 2250