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How To Get Dog Urine Out Of Carpet

December 22nd, 2015 12:01:00 pm

This article is about how to get dog urine and the smell out of your carpet. If you are a dog lover you already know that accidents happen. You may have gone to that party you thought about all week and got home way later than you thought you would. When you opened the door your best friend looks at you with a look that says, ”I’m sorry but I can& (Read More)

Show Your Dog You're Pack Leader

December 10th, 2015 10:34:46 am

large dog pack leaderYou know how to tell if your dog thinks he’s the pack leader. You know this gives you less control over your dog and gives your big dog stress. Now – how do you fix it?  

Assert your dominance, to put it simply. You are the pack leader. You are in command. Here are 5 ways to demonstrate that you are your dog’s pack leader:

1. When you give a command, (Read More)

Can Dogs Read Facial Expressions?

March 16th, 2015 12:29:31 pm

Science has finally proven what dog owners have known for years: dogs can read our facial expressions to know what kind of mood we’re in.


dog reading boy's facial expression


National Geographic reports on a study that trained 11 dogs to select happy faces or angry faces on a touchscreen. To test the dogs’ ability to read subtle cues, they ran trials with just the top half of faces showing, testing the dogs’ ability (Read More)

Jobs For Dog Lovers: 9 Jobs Involving Dogs

March 5th, 2015 06:10:08 pm

We all know that if we want to work with dogs, we could become veterinarians or groomers. But what about people who love pets but don’t want one of those two careers? Here are 9 other jobs that involve dogs or other pets—and actually pay you.


Volunteer Coordinator

Organizations that connect therapy dogs to the people who need them rely heavily on volunteer coordinators. These people work with non-profits like (Read More)

Adopting Dogs Doesn't Mean Limiting Choices

February 12th, 2015 09:10:00 am

Just for fun, I decided to do some window-shopping on  If you haven’t visited Petfinder before, it’s basically a search engine for adopting dogs.  You can put in search criteria ranging from the basics (like species, age and gender) to the more offbeat (like name, good with kids or special needs).

Nala’s dad and I are planning a brother for her one day, so (Read More)

How To Crate Train An Older Dog

January 21st, 2015 12:39:08 pm

Crate training is one of the most effective ways to teach a dog not to soil inside the house. Why does it work? Dogs naturally do not want to soil the area where they sleep. A crate gives your dog a space where he will not want to relieve himself. Once you define a space he shouldn't "go,"  it’s a lot easier to define the space where it' (Read More)

Why Socializing Your Dog Is Worth Your Time

January 12th, 2015 03:36:23 pm

As a professional pet sitter in Scottsdale, I see it all the time. Pet parents are so over protective about their pets or just want to keep them all to themselves that they forget the socialization aspect.


Just like a child, pet socialization is uber important. When that pup grows up to adult hood, you want him well socialized. Bringing your pup out into the public at an early age will help with (Read More)

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