Pet Sitter’s Guide to Dog Crates

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How to Choose the Perfect Dog Crate

Dog crates are a great way to give your pet(s) a space of their own, transport them from place to place, and keep them out of trouble while you’re gone. Crates are not one size fits all. It is important to choose the right size crate and use the crate as a place of reward, not punishment! Read More

Help! My Dog’s a Puller.

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Leash pulling can can cause some serious relationship issues between you an your dog. Your in the mood for a leisurely stroll, but you pooch, bless it’s energetic little heart, want’s a full blown 5K. This is something dog walkers work with on the regular. Dogs pull because they want their slow humans to hurry up! It can become quite a fun game of “how fast can I get my human to run to the park?” There can be serious risks if you don’t address this behavior. Falling injuries, found food, and loss of control are all risky business. Pulling can be pretty dangerous for humans and dogs. It is always safer and more fun to have a pooch with good leash manners. Luckily there are some great solutions and techniques to help curb leash pulling! Read More

Tips to Stop Your Dog’s Barking

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Excessive barking can be like nails on a chalkboard for both pet owners and neighbors! To help curb your pups barking, you’ll need identify why your dog feels the need to bark. Are they afraid? Excited? Bored? Hungry? Seeking attention? Are they a barking-prone breed or mix such as a beagle, terrier, or herding dog? To start, make sure your dog has adequate food, water, exercise and attention. Some breeds require more attention or exercise than others. Bored dogs will often attempt to expel their excess energy by barking for long periods. The solution may be as simple as longer daily dog walks, doggie play dates, or a daily session of tug-of-war. Read More

Ever Wonder, Why Dogs Jump?

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Dogs jump due to an instinctual and polite desire to sniff one another’s noses. Dogs can acquire a lot of very interesting information from one sniff of another critter’s nose. Naturally, any dog can assume humans would love the same greeting. However, when Scruffy knocks Grandma Sue over because her breath smells like peanut butter crackers, it can be pretty startling! Read More