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Introducing dogs to each other

Anyone who walks a dog every now and then knows how exciting it can be to meet another dog. Which body language signals should you pay attention to? And how do you ensure that a meeting runs smoothly? With these 5 tips, you can introduce your dog to a new friend in a safe and calm way!

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How to socialise an older dog

Can you socialise an older dog? If so, how? Here are some tips to support your older dog to be calm and happy around new people and pets.

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How to build trust as a pet sitter

How do you gain trust with your pet sitting clients when you are starting your business? Here are some tried and true ways that we know work.

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Is it ok to leave a dog home alone?

The length of time you can leave a dog alone depends on the age, personality and needs of your dog. Here is a guide to help you plan ahead.

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How long can you leave a cat home alone?

Cats might seem super independent, but they have social, mental and physical needs just like any other pet. As such, it’s best that your cat has some company at least once every day in order to remain happy, safe and healthy. Here is why.

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Is my dog too dependent?

Worried that your dog is too dependent on you? Every dog can benefit from more independence! Here's how to train your dog to be less needy.

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Choosing the right dog sitter

What can you expect from a dog sitter? How do you know you've found a good match? Here's how to make the right choice the first time.

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Is it a good idea to bring your pet to work?

Many employers are beginning to understand the importance of pets in the workplace. But is it always a good idea? Find out how you can introduce pets to work in a safe and responsible way.

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Does my dog really love me?

Do you sometimes wonder 'does my dog really love me?' Scientific evidence says yes! Here's how you can tell from your dog's behaviour.

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Home dog boarding tips for success

Need someone to look after your dog? Here is everything you need to know about boarding your dog with a pet sitter.

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Dog shedding | how to manage extra fur loss

Dog shedding can be messy business. What can you do to make things as comfortable as possible for your dog or cat, and what should you avoid?

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Dogs in Hot Cars – Don’t Risk It!

The days of summer are here - bliss! But it's super important to be mindful of your pets when driving and parking. Here are some helpful tips to raise awareness and prevent incidents of dogs getting locked in cars on hot days.

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Pet sitting | what it takes to be a great sitter

So, you love pets and want a fun part-time job? Perhaps pet sitting is right for you! Here's what it takes to be a successful pet sitter.

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Home visits and dog walks | how long is ideal?

What exactly can you expect from your pet sitter? How long should home visits or and dog walks reasonably take? Find out here!

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Home visits: what to expect from a pet sitter

Home visits are is a great pet sitting service to keep your pet company during the day. Find out more about what they include here.

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Greyhound | Dog Breed Information

Greyhounds are athletic, sweet-natured dogs that are often misunderstood. Though they need regular exercise, they also love naps and cuddles.

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Choosing a puppy - 5 questions to consider

Choosing a puppy and bringing it home is a lifelong commitment. Instead of choosing based on looks, here are some factors you should consider.

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French Bulldog | Dog Breed Information

The French Bulldog, or 'Frenchy' as they are often known, is a charismatic and loyal dog breed. Here's how to keep yours happy and healthy.

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Cattery or cat sitter: which is best?

Every cat is unique. Some cats suit catteries whilst others suit cat sitting. Here are some factors to consider before choosing for your cat.

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Labradoodle | Dog Breed Information

The Labradoodle is a popular dog breed that kicked off the poodle-mix craze in the '90s. Learn more about this loyal, family-friendly pooch.

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Is chocolate bad for dogs?

Should you worry if your dog has eaten chocolate? Discover why chocolate is dangerous for dogs and what to do if your dog eats chocolate.

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Can you leave a young puppy with a dog sitter?

It's the ideal solution for busy puppy-parents, and the best job in the world for dog sitters: puppy boarding! But providing a puppy sitting service is not without its challenges. Discover all you need to know about puppy boarding and puppy daycare below.

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Separation anxiety and stress - What to do if your dog struggles with being alone at home

A lot of us will be going back to the office soon or will at least leave the house more often once the pandemic has passed. Unfortunately, our dogs are not used to this situation (anymore) which can lead to severe separation anxiety. Here are some tips how you can potentially prevent separation stress and how to reduce the stress in case you encounter symptoms with your dog, so they can feel safe and happy without you.

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Pug | Dog Breed Information

Pugs are the original lap dogs. They love cuddles but are also cheeky and fun-loving. Learn how to keep your pug happy and healthy for life.

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Beagle | Dog Breed Information

Beagles are friendly, energetic dogs that make great family pets. Here is everything you need to know to keep your Beagle happy and healthy.

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Staycation holidays with your pet

What are staycations and why are they so popular? Here is what you need to know about staycation holidays and how to enjoy one with your pet!

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The smartest dog breeds in the world

What makes a 'smart' dog breed? Discover 10 of the smartest dog breeds around the world, and what makes them so intelligent.

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Kelpie | Dog Breed Information

The Australian Kelpie is a hard-working and intelligent dog breed. They are known for their herding instincts and incredible athletic ability.

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Meeting your pet sitter: here's what to discuss during a meet & greet

If you are searching for a pet sitter, then you’ll naturally prefer someone you feel comfortable leaving your beloved pet with. It’s important, therefore, to get along really well with your sitter. But how can you be sure of that all-important 'click' when booking a pet sitter via Pawshake? You'll find out during the meet & greet. Here are the do's and don'ts when meeting & greeting.

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Fruit dogs can eat safely | pet owner guide

Can a dog eat fruit safely? Yes! But it's important to know which fruits are safe for dogs and which are dangerous.

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