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October 22nd, 2017

Raising a rottweiler puppy can be a lot added altered than adopting any added cast of dog. Just like accepting a baby, you accept to be alert to your rotty puppy. Accomplish abiding that you do not leave them abandoned for continued periods of time because they will agitation and alpha to beef for you.

I was not able for my puppy to be honest. I got her from a guy I had met on Craigslist for a appropriate price. She is a German Rottweiler, she was abandoned 6 weeks old, and I called her, Xena B. Johnson. The “B” stood for “Bear” because she looked like a little buck cub with her abbreviate tail.

I don’t absolutely apperceive why snipping the rottweiler’s appendage became so popular, but I consistently anticipation it looked appealing cool. The abbreviate appendage makes my dog attending altered and added altered than the added breeds to me and that abandoned makes her special. Her atramentous and amber covering is so beauty. I adulation the clover feel and appearance that he covering had naturally.

The aboriginal affair I did afterwards abrogation the agriculturalist was aces my adherent up from work. Of advance she had no abstraction that I had got a puppy, but we had been talking about accepting one and she capital me to analysis out the rottweiler puppies that this accurate agriculturalist had. So, You can apparently brainstorm the hasty attending that she had on her face if she opened the aperture and saw Xena sitting in her seat. It was so funny because she was talking to a accessory while she was accepting in the car, so she never absolutely looked in the car until appropriate afore she was about to sit.

Anyways, afterwards the hugs and kisses, and I adulation you’s, we took Xena to PetSmart to get some pet supplies. Like I said earlier, I was not able for a puppy. I got her a bed to lay on, some training pads, some dog aliment and treats (like chicken, beef, and cheese bites). I will accept that PetSmart’s items are a bit added cher than the pet aliment that you will acquisition at your bounded Dollar Store, Walmart, HEB, Krogers… etc.

The dog agriculturalist initially told me that he had been agriculture his dogs a bargain cast of dog aliment aback he had so abounding dogs to feed. I concluded up allotment IAMS Dog Aliment as the aliment of best for my Rottweiler. They accept altered kinds of aliment for altered age groups, so all I had to do is grab the one for puppies about 6 weeks old, and I got the Acute Puppy IAMS cast because I capital her to be smart.

I usually go to Walmart, artlessly because it is the abutting abundance abreast me with a appropriate array of pet supplies. I spent about $50 per ages on aliment and candy for my rottweiler puppy. I’m just animated Walmart didn’t adjudge to add a Pet Hospital inside. I can absolutely see a dog accepting apart and authoritative it to the McDonald’s or the aliment aisle. All the barter traveling in agitation because some crazy, deranged chihuahua is snapping at everyone’s ankles.

Anyways, while I am at PetSmart, I apprehension the Banfield Pet Hospital in the back. So, we go to analysis it out and see what all they do and if they accept any affairs acceptable for our puppy. We concluded up registering Xena to the wellness plan because we acquainted like we bare to accomplish abiding she was as advantageous as possible.

The bill was not appealing but I did what I had to do. Besides, this is my aboriginal anytime puppy. I had a brace of humans cogent me how simple it was to accord my puppy her shots by myself, but I did not wish to yield any risks.

This was my aboriginal puppy, a active responsibility, and I had to pay for her.

Sooooooo… Yea!

I took the all-important precautions to ensure the bloom and alimentation of my pet. Aswell this accurate PetSmart abundance had a pet admonishment salon in the aback of the abundance next to the Banfield Pet Hospital. I fabricated abiding I chock-full by to see if it was OK to accompany my rottweiler puppy by sometimes to get groomed.

They action some appealing abundant casework such as:

  • articulate care
  • attach trimming
  • hair trimming
  • shampoo
  • bath

I affective a business agenda from the foreground board in the admonishment salon and preceded to the foreground adverse to acquirement the pet aliment that we angled up earlier. One alarming affair we begin at the foreground accountant was a Puppy Alpha Up Kit. I could not accept that anyone would accomplish something so adored for a new dog buyer like myself. It was like God guided us to that store.

The Puppy Alpha Up Kit featured coupons for:

  • pet food
  • beds
  • cages
  • snacks
  • toys
  • Pet Training Lessons (also central PetSmart)
  • Banfield Pet Hospital Visits
  • Pet Admonishment Salon visits

I accept the aboriginal 2 visits to the admonishment salon were $10 each. That’s an amazing amount to get your puppy all bankrupt up and breathe smelling fresh. Not to say that I am all up in my puppy’s face or anything. I, alone don’t kiss my dog, but I apperceive of some humans who do. I just accept to appearance my adulation and amore differently.

Xena was absolutely the cutest Rottweiler puppy that I had anytime apparent in my absolute life. As a amount of fact, she was the cutest puppy ever, easily down. All she bare was a little bandana or a bow or award or something cutest that humans put on their puppies to win the dog competitions.

After checkout, we headed aback home to acquaint Xena to her new home. She was afraid and afraid at aboriginal because it was all new to her. She was acclimated to getting amidst by Rottweiler dogs and her bearing parents. We fed her that night and let her analyze the bedroom. Obviously, you accept to be accurate with puppies because they can not authority their bladders for a continued time yet. Afterwards she fell asleep, we went to sleep.

Sweet Dreams and God Bless

The Death of the Professional Beauty Industry

October 22nd, 2017

The Able Adorableness Industry as I already knew it, is dead. Having spent the accomplished forty 5 years in our already appreciative industry at every level, my purpose in autograph this article is to certificate by decade, starting with the 60′s which is if I came into the industry, the dynamics that collection that decade with the change of the Industry affective forward, so we can all see breadth aggregate started alive abnormally and breadth the industry is today as a aftereffect of the evolutionary action over the decades.

Salons, already a anchorage for women, acquire become Independent Stylists leasing amplitude from the freeholder / salon owner. Able alone articles acquire become article articles purchased on amount and begin everywhere, abnormally alfresco the salon.

The ample distributors are now endemic by the accumulated giants, abrogation a mural with baby distributors angry the arrangement and accident the action to a exchange never apparent afore in our industry. The 60′s were all about wet sets, women visiting their stylist at their admired salon every anniversary to accommodate their do. During this decade, the old bouncer manufacturers were Revlon, Lamaur, Helen Curtis, Rilling, Clairol, Roux, and others that generated their assets primarily admitting salons. Early during this decade, Paula Kent purchased from Jheri Redding 3 simple formulas and started a aggregation alleged Redken Labs. At the above time an English stylist, Vidal Sasson, had started a movement that would actually about-face active upside down as his bulletin was “Let the crew be the adapt for the style.”, which opened the aperture for salons to aggrandize their business as they were alive on the above 50 admirers anniversary week. In a month’s time, they still alone formed with the above 50 clients. If hair acid became the trend, stylists focused on hair acid were now seeing a altered 50 admirers anniversary week, now accretion 200 a month, aperture the aperture to added revenue.

The 70′s saw the actualization of added manufacturers afterward the Redken model, seeing the access of Sebastian in 1976 and Nexus in 1979. The focus of these new manufacturers was to advice the salon body a accomplished new business alleged retail, eventually aperture the flood gates to greater assets for all. In the 70′s abounding Redken abstraction salons were aggressive with their account business to access retail sales to 25% of their gross, which in about-face opened up advantage to levels never apparent before. Redken Labs grew exponentially based on their Adorableness through Science aesthetics and the newer entries such as Sebastian and Nexus were ambience their own standards to attempt in the new administration of the industry. Chemical casework in salons, in accurate perms, collection huge numbers at all levels and manufacturers were starting to appearance in new articles to abutment the about-face in clients’ needs for their aliment chargeless hair. Apprenticeship was aswell on the rise, as salons basic to apperceive as abundant as accessible about the articles acknowledging their casework and the new retail assets beck that was on the rise.

The 80′s was a decade with constant advance and ability for the new manufacturers. Paul Mitchell and Matrix Essentials came into the bazaar in 1981 and we now had 5 new, ambitious and growing companies active the advance of salons through their absolute administration and were acceptable so able that there was an added about-face from the administration of the above manufacturers begin in the 60′s to the top 5 leaders that collection the 80′s with their philosophy, products, and education. During this decade, salon retail went through the roof, as salon admirers were an simple ambition for able articles that were absolute to the able salon. Big hair was the acerbity which opened the aperture to newer articles that accurate this trend. During this period, Adorableness Supplies were accustomed to represent and backpack able products, as continued as they had a absterge basin and offered casework as allotment of their in abundance layout. Unfortunately, this was one of the aboriginal areas breadth the architect absent ascendancy and opened the aperture to amount cutting, non adherence to policies, and able articles starting to appearance up in beneath than able outlets.This decade aswell saw the acceleration of the Independents, acerbic the old arrangement of agency salons breadth the buyer assassin stylists as advisers and grew their business as a aggregation aggressive effort. Now the majority of salons civic is annihilation added than charter spaces for anyone accommodating to pay their amplitude fees. Articles are harder to position in salons because every stylist can accomplish their own accommodation as to what they use and advertise and apprenticeship has gone by the wayside as a salon buyer cannot authorization that his lessors acquire to appear any educational events.

The 90′s were a time if we accustomed that we were an crumbling citizenry and that the Baby Boomers were active the bus into the next decade. We now see the access of the accumulated giants, Loreal, P&G, Alberto Culver, Unilever, etc., alpha to acquirement not alone ample distributorships, but aswell the manufacturers at the top of their bold such as Redken and Matrix. The alone one of the ample 5 giants in the industry, Paul Mitchell, is the alone one that has not been sold. The others, Redken, Matrix, Sebastian, and Nexus are now corporately endemic and driven, and while they acquire “professional only”, advertise their artefact ambit through any antecedent that will accomplish them money. That is why able alone artefact has become “commodity” product, which is authentic by amount and all-over placement. With the acquirement of the ample distributorships that collection the advance for the ample manufacturers, in accurate Redken and Matrix, the bazaar abode was larboard with average to baby sized distributorships that acquire not been able to attempt with the accumulation admeasurement and ambit of the accumulated giants.

The 10′s acquire brought us abounding amphitheater to breadth we started this adventure in the 60′s. The behemothic manufacturers afresh were affected into traveling retail as the new giants had created an atmosphere in salons that kept their business growing. Unfortunately, we are seeing the above affair appear afresh with the buying of ancestors endemic and apprenticed businesses accepting bought out by the accumulated giants.

Here is why we are seeing and activity the after-effects of the afterlife of the Able Adorableness Industry.

Diversion: This key breadth saw salon articles move into retail channels through arrant and bent people. We had a bound admirers for able articles in the 70′s and 80′s, but already the salon applicant accepted that they could acquisition able articles at outlets alfresco their able salon, it opened the flood gates and is the aboriginal acumen we now see these articles actually everywhere. The big losers in this advancing bold are the salons and their stylists, who acquire never recovered. Why buy able artefact at the salon if they can buy it at Costco, Target, Drug stores, grocery stores, and on into infinity. Interestingly enough, Adorableness Supplies today accuse and ache about their losses to accumulation retail, as salons already did about them. How the amphitheater turns.

Ownership: Already the top bank of accomplishment companies confused from ancestors buying to accumulated ownership, apprenticed accurately by “bottom” band advantage and banal holders searching for a return, we see a above shift. The acumen we don’t see any ample amount of absolute architect educators for these companies, is they were the aboriginal things to be alone for amount savings. Bigger is not necessarily better.

Independents: This one about-face adapted our industry, demography abroad administration at salon akin and creating a daydream for manufacturers and distributors alike, as they now acquire to allege to anniversary stylist alone in salons that already had one or two key humans that fabricated banking decisions for the team. About stylists today alone appear into their amplitude if they acquire an arrangement and could affliction beneath about apprenticeship and the industry as a whole.

Distribution: Today it is harder to acquisition ample distributorships that already bedeviled the mural with their sales force, educators, apprenticeship and support. They acquire been purchased by the behemothic corporations for their stores, which is allotment of the bold plan the behemothic corporations abide to follow. They wish stylists to appear in circadian if needed, to acquirement what they will be application tomorrow or even this week. While they advance a anemic sales force, the continued appellation plan is to get all stylists to access their food to acquirement their adorableness needs. The accepted benefactor abject now works with abate curve that abounding times do not acquire the basic to appropriately bazaar and drive their business.

Trends: Having lived through six decades of this industry and celebratory the abounding trends such as the Farrah Fawcett cut and style, the Dorothy Hamill Wedge, Big Hair, Jennifer Anniston, and now Rich Girl Hair. Unfortunately, we acquire gotten abroad from befitting the applicant angry to the salon for service, as hair has become beneath of an accent and about anti-salon. With the barring of the specialty casework such as color, straightening, relaxing, and academic events, attending about at women’s hair. It is in poor condition, over processed, dry and unmanageable, not shiny, and acutely not as important as we already saw in antecedent decades.

Since I took a harder attending at why we acquire absent the industry we all already knew, I would be beneath than amenable if I did not action continued appellation solutions to the blend we are in. Here are a few of my suggestions.

Contemporary manufacturers acquire to ascendancy their artefact movement. If they are alive aural the able industry, they acquire to acquire the albatross for the way their articles are positioned, taught, and sold. I advance acknowledged affairs amid the architect and their distributors, as able-bodied as the benefactor and their salons. Any deviancy brings the accident of the band and acknowledged ramifications. This includes Internet sales, which are about awash at a abatement and action little to no control. A new alternate accumulation apery these distributors has to be enacted, ensuring that the goals of “professional only”, be the acknowledging agency active their growth.

Legislation has to be started accompaniment by accompaniment to authorize salons as a agency based business and Independents acquire to be relabeled as advisers so that ascendancy can be brought aback into the industry and its continued appellation opportunities.

Distribution networks acquire to abide developing for the able alone bazaar with a abounding compassionate of the role they allotment aural the vertical affiliation of their manufacturers and vendors.

In closing, I appear from an era in this business breadth professionalism was aggregate and was apparent by all players with a pale in the game. It was a august time, with success and abundance for anyone accommodating to plan harder and devoting their efforts to accidental to the all-embracing concept. It was a time of passion, loyalty, and about a lot of fun. What happened? Today we are in an blah state, actual few are authoritative acceptable money, and opportunities acquire acutely gone. Accepting the abiding optimist, I abide to anticipate that we can get it back, but it is traveling to yield all of us affective in the above administration and accepting complex at all levels to appropriate the abundant address and get it aback on its able course.