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How to Become a Professional Dog Sitter

June 30, 2022

As more people are going back to work, traveling for work or going on vacations again, someone needs to watch their dogs so they aren’t alone—and lonely. If you love animals and are looking for a way to earn some extra moolah, dog sitting could be your calling. But most pet owners won’t let just …

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Planes, Trains and Adventuring with Your Pet

June 16, 2022

You and your pet have vacations on the brain. Do you travel by train? Do you travel by plane? Goodness gracious, great Danes. There are many decisions to be made, and taking your pet via air or rail can complicate matters. But not to worry! According to American Pet Products Association, approximately 37 percent of …

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6 Tips for Capturing Great Action Shots of Your Pet

May 26, 2022

Our Taste of the Wild senses are saying, “Your Instagram page needs more pet photos.” Why? Your pet pictures not only brighten your followers’ day, but they also help everyone de-stress and be more productive. Photos and videos of your furry friend hold a lot of power! And with great power comes great responsibility … …

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How to Clicker Train Your Cat

May 12, 2022

One minute your cup of water is on the table. Then you blink and your favorite feline has knocked it onto the floor. Later that night you’re peacefully asleep. Then at 3 a.m. your furry companion is bored and making a ruckus. The next day Mittens is enjoying your company, all calm, cool and collected. …

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Crafting a PURRfect Cat Adventure

April 14, 2022

It’s pretty common to see pet owners taking their dogs to the park, on vacation, or on other adventures. But what about cat owners and their furry companions? Adventure shouldn’t be limited to the canine set. Smokey and Socks deserve an adventure, too! We will admit, however, that cats take a little more prep work …

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Translating Your Dog’s Tail

March 24, 2022

Did you know that a dog’s tail wagging to the right means something different from wagging to the left? While you can’t speak “dog,” you can use their body language to get an insight into what a dog is feeling, and to know whether you should approach or give them some space. A tail is …

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Stop Unwanted Barking Before the Holidays

December 9, 2021

Sometimes, we like it when our dogs bark. It lets potential intruders know there’s a canine guarding the house. It alerts us to someone at the door. Or it tells us our dogs are ready to come in from outside. But some dogs can go overboard on barking, keeping a constant high-pitched commentary going on …

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Adventures in the Wild: Snowshoeing with Your Dog

November 24, 2021

It’s a little like being inside your own, personal snow globe: You on snowshoes, your dog at your side, and snowflakes whirling around you. Whether you want to carve out a trail in the deep woods or mount the snow-capped hills of your local snowmobile trails, here are a few questions to ask yourself before …

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What Strikes Fear into the Hearts of Pets?

October 28, 2021

With Halloween around the corner, friends and neighbors will do their best to send a shiver down your spine. But have you ever wondered what frightens dogs and cats? Pets can develop fears and the exaggerated fears known as phobias. But unlike the make-believe ghosts and goblins of Halloween, some pets’ fears are so real …

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