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Pet First Aid & CPR Instructor Program

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Fall pet safety, groomer, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safe Business Spotlight, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Puppies, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, veterinarian, Winter and Pets by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Why Become a Pet First Aid Instructor? If a dog was hit by a car or a curious kitten began choking on a strand of string would you know what to do? Would you like to know what to do and be able to share that knowledge with others? Knowing what to do in the minutes following a pet emergency …

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Is Your Dog Left – Or Right-Pawed?

In Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Lefties Or Righties? Most of us know that humans generally tend to be left-handed or right-handed. In fact, many studies show that up to 90% of us are righties. I knew dogs had a tendency to be left or right-pawed but it got me thinking, are lefties less popular as with humans? And how in the heck could you really tell what …

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Pet First Aid & CPR Training Can Make a Good Pet Care Company Great

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

A Priority for Your Pet Related Business As a pet care business owner, making certain your staff are properly trained and knowledgeable about safely handling your clients’ pets can seem overwhelming. Thankfully amazing tools like online pet first aid certification have been created to make your life easier but you have to use them in your business in order to …

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New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pet

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Things to do with your pets, Uncategorized, Winter and Pets by Cara Armour2 Comments

The start of a new year always brings about thoughts of planning, changing and how to be better at life. I’m not here to discuss another New Year’s Resolution, but rather just a positive and consistent change we should think about making for our pets. The Plan to Change So They Have a Better Life We brought our dogs and …

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Veterans Day – Feline Fighters and Canine Colonels

In Animal Health, cat behavior, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, Dogs, history of pets, Pet Safety, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Because we are a pet-centric first aid & CPR course I won’t be spending much time honoring the human veterans that have served and protected us (not because they do not absolutely deserve it), I will focus on the feline and canine veterans – yes I said feline meaning cat. Feline Fighters? I was impressed to learn just about a …

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National Vet Tech Week

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Oct 14-20, 2018 – This week we celebrate the wonderful pet nurses. This is an edited version of our post from the previous year and while each year this week repeats, the week is never less important. They’ve Hugged Your Pet Have you thought about hugging them? Ok, you should probably ask before you go doing so but our veterinary technicians …

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12 Tips to Bringing Home a Puppy or a Kitten

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Puppies, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

Bringing an animal into your life can be one of the most fulfilling times of your life. In fact, I have spent nearly my entire time on this earth with a cat or dog by my side so I do not know life without one. If you’re still on the fence about sharing your life with a pet, here is …

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What’s Up Wednesday – Good Dog in a Box

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, dog training, Dogs, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

No, a puppy isn’t coming to your door but something way more enriching, educational and great for every single family member (including Fido) could be. Mail Order Meets Tech to Bring Positive Reinforcement Training to Your Home Kim Merritt-Butler with her professional dog trainer sister Jen Merritt, CPDT-KA, BS have created a subscription based educational program that comes to your …

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Take Your Dog to Work Day

In Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, National Pet Day, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

TYDTWDay® June 23rd 2017 Take Your Dog to Work Day has become a national phenomenon and holiday. It was created in 1999 by the very organization that crowned me Pet Sitter of the Year in 2009 – Pet Sitters International. According to Pet Sitters International, the annual howliday always takes place the Friday following Father’s day and is intended to …

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Top 7 Canine Detection Certifications

In Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, dog training, Dogs, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

I always knew there were drug, cadaver and explosive detection dogs, many of these brought to the forefront during the tragedy of 9/11. I had also recently heard about bug detection dogs, especially with the rise of bed bug infestations but I just learned about agricultural disease detection canines. They are trained to sniff out specific deceases that could be …