Essential Winter Gear for Milwaukee Dogs

dog in winter

I am often asked what dogs need to be safe and comfortable in winter.  The truth is, this depends on the dog!  You need to look at whether your dog is bred to be an outdoor dog in winter or not, is your dog a large breed, small breed or somewhere in between?  Also, consider…

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5 Reasons We are Grateful for the Pets of Milwaukee

Happy dog outside looking at camera

November is typically the month of thankfulness, gratitude and Thanksgiving. It seems appropriate, given that we are preparing to head into a season of gift giving, social get togethers (well, maybe not so many social gatherings this year) and the start of the new year.  It always made sense to me that we begin the…

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Leash Aggression in Dogs

leash aggression and leash reactive dog

As a dog trainer, who has owned a reactive, or leash aggressive, dog, I am very aware of the mixed feelings this problem presents.  Before I understood what leash aggression was, I thought that I had contributed to his aggression.  I carried with me the baggage of feeling like I was not a good dog…

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Hiring Employees vs Independent Contractors

This blog post is a guest post from our friends at Urban Tailz in Chicago, Illinois.  Urban Tailz and Milwaukee Paws Pet Care have the same interest and dedication in providing the absolute best care to the pets of our clients.  Recently, I have been made aware that many of our clients are not clear on the…

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Ten Ways to Protect Your Dog from the Heat

10 ways to protect your dog from the heat.

Enjoying time outdoors in the warm sun may be a highlight for many of us, especially this summer, as many of us are finding more creative ways to spend outside with our families and pets. As we enjoy time in our backyards, or even exploring local trails or going on walks around our neighborhood, we…

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My Journey to a Happy Nail Trim with my Pup, Murphy

Murphy getting a happy nail trim

Over the years, I have struggled to get my dogs to enjoy nail trims. Truthfully, I used to struggle to even get them to tolerate a nail trim. From bribing with treats, to medication, to dodging snapping teeth, and finally resolving to pay the “experts” to do nail trims, I carried the guilt that so…

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How Cats Communicate

Cute cat up close for the post "how cats communicate"

Understanding Feline Communication and Body Language “Cat’s rule, dogs drool.” I’m sure most of you have heard this saying at least once! And while most of us in the pet care business love all animals, we know many of you have crowned yourself either a “cat person” or a “dog person,” or may not agree…

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