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Canine Unit

doggie style!

After you shot down the pony idea, your little pet lover started begging for his very own B-I-N-G-O. The pros at Doggie Style pet supply shop have tips for sharing your roost with a pooch.

Pet Project
Assign your tot simple tasks like filling the dog’s water bowl and keeping track of his leash. Both are fun ways to teach responsibility.

Scooby Snacks
Dissuade your future veterinarian from sneaking the pup leftover PB&J crusts. Offering treats as rewards may result in a pudgy pet; instead, substitute cuddles and hugs.

Easy Does It
Before bringing home a new baby, make sure your dog is well trained. And consider the temperment of each breed before you buy or rescue. Tiny yappers can be too high-strung and delicate for little hands. Golden retrievers, Labs, and poodles make more patient playmates.

No bones about it.


For more advice and gear, visit Doggie Style, 1635 Spruce Street (215-923-4333). Other locations online at doggiestyle2.com.

this week in philadelphia!

CREATE
Seder Plates

What: Kids (ages 4 and up) build and glaze a ceramic dish that’s destined to become a family heirloom.
Why: Matzah matters.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: The Clay Studio, 137-139 N. Second St. (215-925-3453). Register online at theclaystudio.org.

MEANDER
Sun & Earth Factory Tours

What: See how the natural cleaning products are made, then decorate a bottle and have it filled.
Why: It’s a soap opera.
When: You want to clean up your act.
Where: 221 King Manor Dr., King of Prussia. For reservations, call 800-298-7861 or e-mail info@sunandearth.com.

STUFF
Teddy Bears

What: Build a plush for a child in need at the event hosted by Sunkissed Mommy.
Why: They’ll be sent to Haiti.
When: Sat., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Designer Bear, Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting. For reservations, call 215-625-7988 or e-mail rsvp@skaibluemedia.com.

Photo: TheGiantVermin / Flickr

LOCATIONS
Sun & Earth
221 King Manor Dr
King of Prussia, PA 19406
1635 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-923-4333
Designer Bear
500 W Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
139 N Second St
@ Elfreth’s Alley
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-925-3453 ext 11
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