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Why Does My Dog Lift His Leg to Pee?

In Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

The Age Old Question I know its silly but I actually know the exact date my now 14 mo old puppy started lifting his leg. To some it can be a milestone event – like suddenly your little puppy has turned into a man. While that certainly is placing human emotion and even a human concept on your canine companion, …

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Is Neosporin Safe for My Dog and Cat?

In Animal Health, cat first aid, Cats, dog daycare owner, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour17 Comments

For the past 15 years I have gone to thousands of meet and greets, that’s a meeting where I go to a potential client’s home to see if my pet sitting service is a good fit for them and vice versa. This is also a time where I tend to answer lots of new pet owner answers and highly recommend …

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How to Make Paw Safe Ice Melt

In Animal Health, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Uncategorized, Winter and Pets by Cara Armour21 Comments

Winter Ice and My Pets’ Paws Don’t let the slick slippery step assailant coating our walkways and driveways harm you or your pets’ paws with harsh chemicals. There is a way to rid of the treacherous ice without causing harm to your pets, your walkway or your wallet. Most of us know that the road salt and other chemicals used …

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Why Does My Dog Pee When She Gets Excited?

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Puppies, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

The Reasons Dogs Pee Dogs pee to eliminate liquid waste from their bodies, but sometimes they pee due to over stimulation and a conditioned behavior which can happen at inconvenient times – and be quite messy. From submissive peeing to excitement peeing, pups can let their bladders loose for a variety of reasons. Learning to recognize and combat the canine conundrum can …

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The Pet Safe Business Spotlight – Boogie N Pals

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

Pet Business Heroes We like to celebrate our customers, particularly those that own/operate pet care businesses that have gone the extra mile through the ProPetHero course – learning how to become pet heroes. This sends a message to current and future clients that this business is demonstrating it has the best interest of your pet as their priority. Today we …

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National Train Your Dog Month

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Reader Stories, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

APDT (the Association of Professional Dog Trainers) in 2010 started a campaign to dedicate a month of  training awareness. They chose January since the holidays were a popular time that people would bring home dogs from breeders or shelters. Their mission is to bring awareness during January about the importance of socialization and training your new family member, or even …

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The Pro Pet Hero Referral Program

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Last year Facebook rolled out their recommendations feature to make their social network, “more useful in your everyday life”. Facebook knows the value of word-of-mouth referrals, their research has shown that I am more likely to take a friend’s suggestion first over a general Internet search. At the very least, my friend’s recommendation offers validity and an account of a …

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Going to a Dog Show

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I promised in my recent blog on dog shows that I would explain how to find shows near you, give you a little advice on how to figure out what is going (Ok I didn’t mention that but I will) and some rules of etiquette. How to Find a Dog Show in Your Area There is a great website that will list all …

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Dog Shows – More Than Just Fancy Dogs

In Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Uncategorized by Cara Armour3 Comments

There is a HUGE juxtaposition between rescued dogs and purebred dogs. Somewhere in the middle fall the hybrid breeds but because they are bought, for simplicity’s sake let’s add the oodles into the purebred side – AKC breeders don’t cringe just yet, hear me out. Why Does Society Make Me Choose? With campaigns like “adopt don’t shop” and a general …