Many adult dogs are imperfect in house-training skills. This may be due to the fact that they have just forgotten their childhood potty lessons or some adult rescue dogs come with no previous training. Few of them even have this habit of eating their own poop. Sounds gross, Right? Curious to know why dogs eat their own poop, visit our previous blog. Well, the great news is there is no rocket science required to potty train an adult dog. In fact, it’s is super easy as they are easier and faster to learn new skills than a newborn puppy. Continue Reading…
At some point, we all get sick of odd and disgusting habits of our dog like licking their own pee, rolling in mud, licking their own butt etc. Inspite of all this, we still manage to find a million reasons to love them. Still, there is one such foul habit that even we can’t ignore: if dogs eat poop. Poop eating, scientifically correcting-coprophagia, is a common issue as almost 24% of pet parents (one in four) have faced this problem at least once in their dog’s lifespan. The reason why some dogs view poop as a highly prized delicacy varies from behavioral to environmental nature. Continue Reading…
For the most part, our dogs love to be everywhere we are and go everywhere we go. That’s why we often take them on vacation with us. However, there are sometimes when the peaceful hotel room can result in anxiety causing our dogs to bark. Even the quietest of pups can be provoked to incessant barking due to a strange environment. From the strange smells, the weird noises from the hallway and being left alone for short periods of time in an unfamiliar place, it makes sense that they are out of sorts.
Things to do for a Peaceful Hotel Room Stay
One of the best places to visit in Washington is Seattle. Not only is it beautiful, it can be a great place to let Fido tag along with you for some quality time. After all, Seattle Eateries has been considered as one of the most dog friendly hang out spots in the US. With all the chilly and wet weather, a patio isn’t always the best place to eat, but sometimes it can be the only option for dog owners. But in a city like Seattle, where there are just as many dogs as there are children, there are actually a lot of places that allow your dog to dine inside with you.
We looked through the Go Pet Friendly Top choices and found these local Seattle eateries you and your dog are sure to love! Continue Reading…
As we have already discovered a lot about sunburn in the dog in our previous blog, so let us move forward together to another important section that is about different ways to prevent sunburn in the dog. Hang on, Did you just miss that previous one? Don’t worry drive yourself to this link first and come back to me then.
Yes I know you might be feeling so blessed that your dog never had an encounter with those painful and brutal sunburns. So, to continue this streak, we made this blog to present you some of the preventive measures to be taken to avoid sunburn. Continue Reading…
Do you apply the sunscreen before stepping out of your home to avoid a sunburn? But wait, what about your four-legged little companion? The harsh ultraviolet rays of the sun can cause sunburns to your dog as well. I know many of you are not aware of this but it is possible for any dog to get sunburns, better called Solar Dermatitis. Just like humans, the sun’s harmful UV rays can cause significant damage and painful burns to your canine and in some cases skin cancer as well. Continue Reading…
My guess is you have heard of Rover, WAG and Thumbtack. When you Google, “dog walking” or “pet sitting”, they appear at the top of the page – touting pet sitting, dog walking, and boarding services for lower than average rates. After talking with members of my community, many of them are using this service; however, is that really as good as it sounds? I like saving money and I’m sure you do too; however, there is a time and place for being thrifty.
Did you know that Rover, WAG and Thumbtack are NOT dog walking/pet sitting companies? Instead, they are tech apps that connect you with independent contractors offering pet care services. Now that you understand the distinction, below are a summary of four differences between Tailored Pet Services (TPS) and a tech app (TA).
(1) Applicant Screening
• TPS: Screens its applicants with a 5-step process (20 question application, phone interview, in-person interview, ride-a-long to see how they interact with dogs and federal background check).
• TA: Anyone can be added to the list. No screening process. For Rover/Wag, I couldn’t find confirmation if they use state or federal background checks (if they only do state, you could accidentally hire someone who has a criminal history in another state). Thumbtack doesn’t require a background check.
(2) Independent Contractors Versus Employees
• TPS: I hired employees so I can direct them how to perform the work and shadow my employees to compliment things they are doing correctly and offer suggestions on how to provide better pet care.
• TA: Independent contractors cannot be told how to get the job done.
• TPS: New employees complete shadow training by myself and our leads. We have a 30-page handbook with our policy and procedures which I remind employees every few months to ensure pet/client’s home safety. In addition, I bring in experts in their field (i.e. dog trainers) to teach employees on pet care
• TA: No Training.
• TPS: Bonded and Insured through Hartford with an insurance policy with maximum coverage in case of pet injury
• TA: Rover = only 30-days after injury, WAG = couldn’t find any data, Thumbtack = not required to be insured.
More details about each of the differences below. Continue Reading…
We know the dangers of people and animals being locked inside hot cars. But what about when you leave a pet in the car just for a quick run to pay the clerk or run to the potty? We love having our pets with us on trips, but we all need rest stops. And not all establishments are pet-friendly. Meaning at some point in time you will probably need to leave your dog in the car.
That’s when you may wonder if it is illegal to leave your junior in the car, even if only for a few minutes. While, it is not exactly the easiest question to answer, we do have a few answers for you. There are a few things that have to be taken into account. Continue Reading…
Pet parents know exactly what a joy it can be traveling with our pets. But, we also know that having to deal with an unruly dog is never any fun for anyone. That’s why it’s important to know a few simple rules that make sure both owners and the people around them enjoy their presence.
The Code of Conduct for Traveling with Your Pet
Always scoop the poop
Nowadays, for a lot of us, it seems like a no-brainer; your dog makes a “mess,” you clean it up. However, not everyone does this. And it can be one of the most frustrating things to anyone other than the pet or pet parent leaving the mess behind. In fact, this can cause so much resentment and complaints that places will change their policies from pet-friendly to pet-banned. That’s why you should always pick it up. Continue Reading…
For pet parents, when we start planning our next vacation one of the biggest decisions is whether or not to bring your pet. And if you are the type that definitely wants your dog to tag along for vacation, then you’ll definitely need to know how to pick a pet friendly cabin or rental property. Here are a few tips on how to find the best destination for your entire family for your vacation .
First, read the reviews of the area, the season as well as the properties you are considering.
You want to make sure that you pick a destination that works well for pets. Consider outdoor activities, climates and things that you know your pet will enjoy. Read a lot of the reviews of the places that you are considering. You can get a good feeling about exactly how pet friendly a place is by their reviews. Continue Reading…