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Why America Loves Dogs

Why America Loves Dogs

July 23rd, 2014

Author Benoit Denizet-Lewis has traveled around the country with his canine sidekick Casey. Their ad[...]

Dogs On Summer Joyrides

Dogs On Summer Joyrides

July 23rd, 2014

“Life is a journey, not a destination.” No one understands that famous Ralph Waldo Emerson quote bet[...]

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What to Leave for the Dog Sitter When Traveling

What to Leave for the Dog Sitter When Traveling

No one wants to leave their dog at home when traveling, it's like going without your best friend! Sometimes you have to though and when you do we like to our's to be able to stay at home so we get a dog sitter. Dog sitters are great! Not only do your pets get to stay at home, you also get a house sitter and sometimes, with multiple dogs, it ends up being cheaper than boarding. When leaving though, always check the list below to make sure you left everything the dog sitter will need.

Food - Always leave more food than the amount needed for the days you are away, you never know if you may be extended due to other circumstances. Food bowls - Make sure the food bowls, scoops and anything else needed is out for them to find. Medications - Leave[... More >>]

Confused Dog Tries to Figure Out Egg

Confused Dog Tries to Figure Out Egg

Watch as this adorable Basenji tries desperately to figure out a hard-boiled egg. Do you think he'll eventually put his trust in it? Take a look and find out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Marketing Tips for Your Dog Business

4 Marketing Tips for Your Dog Business

In a small business, marketing is hard. We all know we need to do it but sometimes we don't know where to start. Sit back and take a deep breath, it's not as hard or time consuming as you think. Here are 10 tips that you can use to help market your business. Get a website with a real domain name. No, I'm not saying you need to go spend thousands of dollars with an agency to get a site up and running, although if you have it to spare it will help. Now you can use a plethora of tools from WordPress to Blogger to Wix. All of them offer easy ways to get your site up and running. But do invest the $10 or so dollars a year in a domain name. URLs that have pet sitter.blogger.com do not look as perfessional and if that company ever goes out[... More >>]

5 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe This Summer

5 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe This Summer

Infographic by the Human Society of Silicon Valley. Great tips to keep your pet safe from summer dangers like heat, ticks and dehydration.

 

 

 

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5 Non-Fireworks Tips for a Safe 4th

5 Non-Fireworks Tips for a Safe 4th

As everyone knows, fireworks scare most dogs. But as we celebrate our independence, keep in mind these other safety tips to ensure you best friend has a great 4th too!

It's hot out and you may have friends over. Make sure that fresh water and access to shade/indoors is always available so that Fido can escape the crowd and cool off. Keep those cold cocktails and beer on high ground. When a crowd is around drinks often end up in low places that the pups can reach. Watch the food and deserts. That card table may not be tall enough or sturdy enough to keep the hot dogs away from the dogs. Cakes and chocolate are dangerous so keep everything on high ground. Keep a lid on it. Ensure all of your trashcans have lids so that no one goes dumpster diving and bringing out embarrassing[... More >>]

Keeping Your Dog Calm During July 4th Fireworks

Keeping Your Dog Calm During July 4th Fireworks

A DogGeek.com exclusive by Teresa Barker Hopefully, you’ve already pre-planned your mid-week holiday this year. You’ve got burgers for the grill, cold drinks, a summer playlist, and maybe even guests coming over. If you’re a dog owner, add to the list one-on-one time with your pooch, plenty of exercise during the day, and potty time before dark. All of the loud noises (bangs, pops, sizzles) can wreak havoc on a dog’s nerves, so it’s important to plan for your dog’s comfort during this potentially stressful time. If you’ve already brought your dog inside, drawn the curtains, turned on the lights, started the music, and lit the calming aromatherapy candles, you should be in good shape. If, however, your dog still shows signs of fear and stress at the sound of each firework going off, here’s a few tips to help soothe him. 1. Stay calm and gentle. Don’t mirror your dog’s anxiety.[... More >>]

Dog Sitter Business Tips

Dog Sitter Business Tips

As a frequent traveler I have to leave my pups at home a lot more than I would like to. Fortunately, my wife and I have been lucky enough to find some great dog sitters and house sitters to take care of our "kids" when we're out. Unfortunately though, each sitter always forgets to do a couple of things that we think would take them from being a good dog sitter to a great dog sitter that we would promote more to all of our friends and family. Add these things to your list and you'll win us over as clients for life!

Check in each day with a text to let us know how things are going, nothing fancy, just let us know you're really there. Important though to remember that we're traveling and may not be on the same time zone so don't make it too[... More >>]

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