Pet Sitters and Dog Day Cares are becoming increasingly popular in the City. They are a safe way to have your puppy or dog looked after while you are work for the day and are a brilliant solution for dogs with anxiety issues when left alone. However, it is shocking to me the number of people that drop their dog off totally ill prepared for their day with the pet sitter. Here are a few things to remember when using Pet Sitters or Dog Day Care facilities Be Nice This person is doing this job because they love dogs. Don’t…

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As a Dog Trainer and Dog Behavior Expert, I am often surprised by the number of dog owners who don’t adequately socialize their puppies properly. I don’t think that breeders and vets stress the importance of socialization from a very early age. Sadly, lack of socialization can affect a dogs personality and behavior for the rest of their lives. There is no excuse to not be socializing your puppy from day one. If they are not fully vaccinated, you can take them out and about in a bag or stroller What is Socialization? Socialization is a broad term used to…

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Its that time of year again. Time to actually make an effort in the cleaning department and try and remove the dog smell, paw prints, random stains on the floor and carpet in an effort to finally tick something off your To Do List!! It’s not fun, it’s not easy, but we have your back with our top tips on how to Spring Clean a Dog’s Home   Get The Laundry On Collect all the dog beds, dog toys, blankets and any other fabric dog accessories and put them in the wash. We wash them at about 40C using Simple…

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Pets have the ability to make anyone happy, which is perhaps the reason why there are between 70-96 million cats and dogs in the homes of US residents. Having a pet can be particularly helpful for the elderly, and can keep them happy and healthy when they are living alone. At the same time, there are concerns when it comes to taking care of the pet, as older people with limited mobility and other health issues may find taking on the responsibilities of looking after a pet overwhelming. But this should not be a reason to deny them the happiness…

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Today is “Love Your Pet Day” and we celebrated by baking some special treats for the pups!!! It’s not often that the desire to bake hits me……it’s been a long time…..a very long time….. So in order to celebrate the love of dogs, I decided to try my hand at baking some healthy puppy cupcakes that we could use for training and also as healthy “just because” treats. This was frankly a lot easier than I ever thought it could be and not nearly as complicated as regular baking Ingredients: 2 cups shredded carrots 3 eggs 1/2 cup milk (we…

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