• What You Need To Start A Dog Walking Business

    What You Need To Start A Dog Walking Business

    If you love dogs, would prefer to work for yourself and get fit at the same time, dog walking could perfect for you, read on to find out what you need to start a dog walking business. Bear in mind that it’s not just a case of simply walking the dog and getting paid, you also need an organised structure and there is clerical work involved. So, in addition to walking dogs you will need to deal with: Insurance DBS check Bookings Information Packs Forms and contracts Meet and greets Telephone calls Payments and banking Accounts and doing your own tax return. Filing Vets Website and Promotion Safe storage of…

  • Choosing A Vet For Your Dog

    Choosing A Vet For Your Dog

    Just as humans need to see a doctor when ill, so do dogs need to have a qualified vet to take care of them in case anything goes wrong. How to find the right vet for your dog requires a bit of research and careful consideration. There are several ways in which you can find the right vet. Word of mouth is a very reliable way of finding a good vet so start off by asking neighbors or friends who are dog owners to give you a recommendations. Talk to pet groomers in your area to find out who they use, or, search online for vets in your area. If…

  • Household Items Dangerous To Dogs

    Household Items Dangerous To Dogs

    These Common Household Items Are Potentially Poisonous for Your Dog Just as you house-proof your home before the new baby begins to walk, you have to consider that a new dog will go after just about anything in the home. Here are some common household items that are poisonous to dogs. Medications: Prescription drugs along with Ibuprofen, aspirin, cough and cold syrups, should all be kept out of the reach of dogs. Indoor Plants: These can be very dangerous for dogs and should only be kept on a counter high enough so a dog cannot reach for it. If you have a large dog, you may want to get rid…

  • How To Introduce A Second Dog

    How To Introduce A Second Dog

    Follow these tips on how to introduce a second dog into the family. Just like childeren get jeolous, dogs can too and this may happen when you introduce a second dog to the family. Dogs are very territorial. Some even resent other pets being around their owners. Behaviour You May Experience Your dog will assert his dominance and may fight with the new dog, eat his food, and generally play in a rough manner. This is normal and should not be interfered with unless it gets out of hand. The new dog will have to play a subordinate role until he is fully accepted by your dog. Separate Them For…

  • The Benefits Of Getting An Adult Dog

    The Benefits Of Getting An Adult Dog

    There are benefits in getting an adult dog such as the amount of time and attention it takes to housetrain. Let’s look at the reasons why. There are a lot more adult dogs available for adoption that need home than puppies. You won’t have to worry about the dog causing havoc in your home as a puppy would. They will bond with you quicker. They may understand certain commands already. They will not need as much time and attention as a puppy. Most adult dogs have had some kind of training making it easier to adapt to your household. You can leave the dog at home for a few hours…

  • Choosing Dog Toys

    Choosing Dog Toys

    When choosing dog toys the best ones will provide hours are fun and won’t fall apart as soon as the dog starts playing with them. Here are a few suggestions. Squeaky Toys What dog doesn’t like a squeaky toy? This kind of toy will become a favourite no matter what shape or colour it is as long as it squeaks. It’s best to buy a durable squeaky toy, don’t go for the cheap ones that tear easily. These can be harmful to the dog if the dog chokes on the squeaker. Go for reputable brands. You can buy stuffing-free squeaky toys if your dog likes soft toys. Frisbees or tennis…