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Marker Words- Make Your Dog Walks More Enjoyable

By Dawn / February 22, 2024 /

Are you looking to transform your daily dog walks into a seamless, enjoyable experience for both you and your furry friend? At Milwaukee Paws Pet Care, we understand the importance of effective communication and positive reinforcement while dog walking. That’s why all of our experienced dog walkers utilize marker words to enhance the quality of…

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Our Top 5 Dog Friendly Patios in Milwaukee

By Dawn / September 21, 2023 /

There’s almost nothing better than a cool refreshment on a hot summer or brisk fall day and our dogs tend to agree. Luckily, Milwaukee has a plethora of dog friendly patios and dog-centric restaurants. Our Patios, Parks, and Parties group class has helped us connect with many of the local patios. With the help of…

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Importance of Agency and Choice in a Dogs Life

By Dawn / April 20, 2023 /

As pet owners, we all want our furry friends to live happy, healthy lives. But have you ever stopped to think about what that really means for your dog? For many dogs, a fulfilling life means having a sense of agency and choice in their daily routines. This is where the four L.E.G.S. model developed…

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5 Dog Walking Tips for a Better Dog Walk

By Dawn / November 6, 2022 /

One very common request I get as a dog trainer is “How can I make my dog walk better?”  While I do not think we need to make our dogs do anything, there are tips to help you and your dog have a more enjoyable and beneficial walk.  All of our staff at Milwaukee Paws Pet…

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Reflections from a Pet Professional on 2021 and the New Year

By Dawn / January 3, 2022 /

Each year, as the new year begins, I like to reflect back over the past 12 months.  I take this time to reflect on the year, the successes and challenges it brought, how well I handled them and where I struggled.  I find this time helpful to give me perspective, to help me remember how…

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7 Benefits of Urban Adventure Decompression Walks and Why Every Dog in Milwaukee Needs to Do Them

By Dawn / January 19, 2021 /

While we at Milwaukee Paws Pet Care have always stressed the importance of cognitive enrichment for pets, especially cats and dogs, we have noticed that this year, there is a marked increase in the number of companies shifting their focus to it as well.  This makes us happy- cognitive enrichment is such a vital and…

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Leash Aggression in Dogs

By Dawn / November 10, 2020 /

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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Everyday Enrichment Activities

By Dawn / March 24, 2020 /

With the Coronavirus outbreak in full swing and more employees working from home, people are spending more time with their pets than ever. While our dogs may love the extra attention, it is not always feasible to be focused on Fluffy during the day. The reality is that pet owners working from home need to…

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Enriching dogs lives at Milwaukee Paws Pet Care.

Enrichment in Dogs’ Lives

By Dawn / March 3, 2020 /

At Milwaukee Paws Pet Care, we really care about your pet’s well-being, so when it comes to enriching their lives, we incorporate not only social and physical enrichment, but cognitive enrichment during our visits, as well! To help improve your dog’s overall well-being, there are actually several different means of doing so that you can…

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Providing The Best Care For Your Cat

By Dawn / January 13, 2020 /

At Milwaukee Paws Pet Care, we spend a lot of time with your beloved dogs and often post pictures we have snapped while out on our walks with them, but did you know that many of our cat visits are even longer than those we spend with your precious pups? We have several clients who…

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