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Cognitive Enrichment and Physical Activities for Dogs in Winter

By Dawn / December 3, 2018 /

We all know it’s important for us to help keep our dogs physically and mentally engaged, but the cold, snow and wind that often comes this time of year may make it harder for us to step out and get that physical activity and cognitive enrichment our dogs need. And we all know our Wisconsin…

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Benefits and Challenges of Adopting a Senior Dog

By Dawn / November 19, 2018 /

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! Is your home in need of a loving, cuddly, and appreciative companion? November happens to be National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and there are hundreds of elderly dogs in our community that are in need of a good, loving home to live out their last years. Unfortunately,…

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Healthy Fall Foods Safe for your Dogs

By Dawn / October 31, 2018 /

With the holiday season almost in full-swing, we need to know what we can and cannot share with the members of our pup family! Read on to learn more about what fall foods are safe for your pets and try a tasty, healthy treat recipe featuring some yummy in-season ingredients for your beloved pets to…

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How To Register Your Dog as an Emotional Support Animal

By Dawn / October 13, 2018 /

Dogs provide us with a series of benefits- we all know that.  From the increased exercise we get walking them to the mental health benefits, dogs enrich the lives of their owners. There are many studies being produced that sow the positive effects that dogs have on anxiety, depression and other emotional disorders of their…

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Fall Hazards for Pets

By Dawn / September 11, 2018 /

The cool weather of fall is finally upon us!  This time of year is great for doing new activities with your dog, including hiking, camping, and playing outdoor games like fetch and football.  The increase in activity outdoors is great for your dog, and the cooler weather allows them to enjoy the sunshine a little…

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What Your Pet Sitter/Dog Walker Wants You to Know (part 2)

By Dawn / September 1, 2018 /

A few days ago, I posted some items that professional pet sitters and dog walkers wanted their clients to know. The feedback has been wonderful and the suggestions from my fellow colleagues kept pouring in, so today we have part 2 of the series! Once again, all the comments and quotes will be kept confidential.…

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How to Introduce Cats and Dogs

By Dawn / August 29, 2018 /

Old sayings have a lot of truth to them, that’s how they get to be old sayings.  Take the example of “fighting like cats and dogs”, that saying has it’s origins sometime before 1610 according to the blog Historically Speaking.  The reality is that cats and dogs are very different species, and as such, react very…

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What Your Pet Sitter/Dog Walker Wants You to Know (part 1)

By Dawn / August 26, 2018 /

Every field has things that only the professionals in that field know and wish their customers knew.   Many times, professionals in any field wish that they could tell their clients things that would make their jobs easier, provide their clients with better a better service experience, or clear up misconceptions. We have all seen the…

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Why hire a Professional Pet Sitter/Dog Walker?

By Dawn / August 1, 2018 /

When you are looking for someone to provide care for your pet when you cannot be there, does it really matter if you hire a professional?  After all, isn’t the neighbor, who loves your dog and seems good with them, just as good?  She is certainly more affordable, and that’s not a bad thing right?…

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Cognitive Enrichment Activities for Dogs

By Dawn / June 8, 2018 /

Back in April, we discussed the importance of utilizing a variety of cognitive enrichment activities for pets and the many benefits of them.  Some of the benefits included reduced anxiety, increased cognitive function, and a stronger bond between owner and pet. This blog post will focus on activities you can do at home, in the…

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