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Exercising Your Senior Dog

Exercise is so important for your older dogs; but, how do you know when your dog has had enough exercise?  While on a walk, does your dog slow down, lay down to rest, limp, or pant excessively? He could be telling you that the walk just wore him out! If your dog...

Harsh Effects of Winter Weather

Winter is here!  Your dog loves to play in the snow...but how do you know when your dog has had enough?  If your dog gets too cold, he can get hypothermia which can potentially cause death.  Hypothermia occurs when your dog's temp falls below normal. Another concern,...

Is Your Dog Overweight?

The holidays are over and we have put on a few pounds as a result.  But what about your dog?  Chances are your best buddy has also gained a few extra pounds this holiday season as well.  Obesity has become one of the fastest growing health problems in dogs.  How does...

Holiday Hazards for your Pet

As the holidays are quickly approaching, we must not forget to keep our pets safe and out of harm's way. Homes are dotted with Poinsettias and mistletoe, and while they make for a festive atmosphere, they are a danger to your pet.  Christmas trees could pose a...

Oradell Dog Walker

Having raised labrador retrievers as family pets for the past 30+ years, I realize the value of attentive dog care.  I was very fortunate to work near my home so I was always able to check in with my family pets to be sure they were getting everything they need....

How To Deal with your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

Have you ever left your dog only to come home to a house that has been destroyed by your dog?  Or barks and howls excessively after you leave?  Your dog may have separation anxiety.  Some signs of separation anxiety: Howling, barking, whining Scratching at doors and...

Fall Flea & Tick Preventatives

Along with the cool Fall temps, comes an increase in fleas and ticks.  There is a higher risk for your pet to have fleas and ticks in the Fall and Spring more than any other time of year, due to the wet weather and cool temps. Stay ahead of the game by checking your...

Autumn – A Season of Lurking Dangers for Your Dog

Fall is my most favorite time of the year. Who doesn't love the cool, crisp air, the pallet of fall colors, the aromas of pumpkin spice, and apple pie? But with this change in seasons, comes potential dangers for your dog. The days become shorter and the nights are...

Exercising your Dog

Every dog needs exercise; but how much?  Most dogs require 30 - 60 minutes each day.  Some breeds may require more exercise than others.  The working dog breed (Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and Collies), for example, requires more intensified...

Healthy Dog Tips for Hot Summer Days

While the Summer months are fun for both you and your dog, they can also be detrimental to your dog’s health, if you don’t take the proper precautions. For example, did you know that dogs don’t sweat like their people do?  The fact is, that they sweat somewhat, but...

Doggie Daycare Versus Dog Walking

Dog walking is superior to doggie day care for a number of reasons: The chances of your dog becoming injured are drastically reduced with dog walking. Fights between dogs can happen with little warning. During dog walks your dog’s interactions with other dogs are...

Bergen County Dog Walker-How to Hire the Right One

Looking for a dog walker in the Bergen County area of NJ? There are few factors to think about.  Will the dog walker walk your dog solo or with a group of dogs? A group of dogs may satisfy your needs, but this limits the amount of personal attention your dog can...

Top 10 Things Dog Owners Should Know

Since there is a plethora of things that every dog owner should know, we tried to narrow it down to ten. A lofty goal, but we tried none the less! If you have a questions, please feel free to comment on this post and we will get back to you shortly with our response....

Places to Exercise Your Dog

Like people, most dogs like both familiarity and a little variety in their exercise routines. Many dogs get to know the neighborhood during walks and enjoy checking on their favorite spots. Dog parks are popular places for off-leash exercise and romping with other...

How much exercise does my dog need?

How much exercise is enough depends on your dog’s age, breed, and health. A 10-month old Irish Terrier puppy is going to need more than a five-year old Whippet (A sight hound needs short bursts of exercise; guarding dogs don’t need as much overall as sporting breeds...

Services A Dog Walker May Offer

Ok, you’ve made the decision to get a dog walker for your fur baby…but what types of services do dog walkers offer? Dog Walking Services • First and foremost, a dog walker should provide tender loving care for your dog in their own home where they feel safe and...

Personal Dog Walkers-Why Hire One.

I picked out the perfect spot for my vacation down in LBI. The only problem is, it does not allow dogs. Sigh. The thought of leaving my 11 year old Beagle behind is causing me much guilt and sadness. This got me thinking about the top reason people use professional...

Dog Walkers: Find the Best Walker

So you have a dog but don't have the time to walk them due to your other responsibilities? You may want to consider a professional A dog walker is responsible not just for exercising your dog but for keeping him safe while out cruising on foot. The sitter is...

Ridgewood Dog Walking Service

No matter what their age, your canine family members can benefit greatly from daily dog walks.  My current dog walking clients range in age from 8 months to 14 years of age.  Walking dogs of any age can offer challenges.  The young ones are exuberant and full of...