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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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Importance of Daily Walks for Dogs

By Dawn / May 9, 2018 /

We all know that exercise is important for our health and that daily exercise is essential for our best health.  The same is true for dogs!  Daily exercise has many benefits, some beyond just improved health, for our canine friends.  A daily dog walk is one of the best things you can do for your…

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Cognitive Stimulation for Dogs

By Dawn / April 22, 2018 /

Did you know that your pet can benefit from activities that are good for their brain?  Just like us humans, pets need to have their brains challenged to remain at their peak, fend off boredom, and to stave off dementia (or cognitive dysfunction).  The brain is a muscle, and every day more research shows that…

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Preventing Dog Bites

By Dawn / April 18, 2018 /

This year, an estimated 4.7 million people will be bitten by dogs. Dog bites can range from minor to very serious; in fact, every year about 800,000 people require medical attention for a dog bite, and up to 12 people die from dog bites according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. For those of you…

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How to Select a Dog Walker?

By Dawn / April 18, 2018 /

Choosing a professional to walk your dog can be daunting and overwhelming. Dog walking and pet sitting is still a relatively new field and is not regulated by the government at this time.  Many dog walkers or pet sitters get into the field because of their love of animals, and it takes passion and a…

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