Category: Dog Walking

15 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Dog Walker and Ready Pet Go’s Answers

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Choosing the right dog walker for your pup can be a daunting task. You’ll be giving this person access to your home and trusting them to love and care for your furry friend while you’re away. You need someone who is trustworthy, experienced, and reliable. Here are some things to consider and questions to ask…

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How to Keep Your Dog’s Paws Safe from Hot Pavement

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Dog paws are tough. For generations, our canine friends have traveled over rocky terrain, snow and tall grass without the help of socks or hiking boots, but they’re not made to withstand extremely hot pavement, asphalt, concrete, or gravel. On hot days, paw pads can burn within 30 seconds of contact. Before you walk your…

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Canine Heat Stroke: Signs and Prevention

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Dogs love to play outside, but they don’t know how to tell us when they’re getting dangerously hot. It’s up to us to be proactive in keeping them comfortable and safe. Get to know how heat stroke affects dogs and what you can do to prevent it: What IS Heat Stroke, Anyway? Your dog’s core…

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The Benefits of Walks for Your Dog

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If you’ve had a dog for any length of time, you already know it: dogs love to go on walks! As soon as your pooch hears the jingle of the leash, no matter how deeply asleep they were or how engrossed they were in another activity, there they are at the door waiting and ready…

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Why This DC Area Dog Walker Won’t Use Choke, Prong, or Shock Collars

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Do you use a choke, prong, or shock collar with your dog? Or has a trainer or other dog professional advised you to use one? Maybe you have a large, strong dog who pulls on leash or a dog with very serious behavior problems, and you feel like one of these tools is your only…

How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

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You’re a devoted dog owner, and you spend some time outside with your dog when you can – but is it enough? Each dog has individual needs, but you can get a good idea of how much exercise they’ll require to be healthy and happy when you compare your dog with others of the same…

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