Category Archives for "Pets"

How To Help a Dog with Separation Anxiety

Dog Separation Anxiety Training

Dog separation anxiety is a very stressful behavioral issue that effects a huge percentage of the dog population, possibly as high as 14%. It is one of the most misunderstood issues. People try to treat it by approaching it from a human point of view, and therefore fail to see the cause. It is particularly […]

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How To Meet A New Dog For The First Time

How to meet a new dog for the first time

As house sitters we’re often keen to demonstrate our love of animals as soon as we arrive at an assignment. We want to put the home owners at ease by showing an instant bond with the pets we’ll be caring for in their absence. But, are we sometimes over zealous during this first dog meeting?How should […]

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Introducing the German Shepherd

German Shepherd

The German Shepherd (German: Deutscher Schäferhund) is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany around 1899. It is also known as the “Alsatian” in the UK and abbreviated to “GSD”. German Shepherd’s are part of the herding group or “pastoral breed” of dogs and were originally developed for herding sheep. Usually […]

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How to stop your dog barking when you leave home

How to stop your dog barking when you leave home

Doggy dilemmas – barking dogsKnowing how to stop your dog barking is one of the challenges many pet owners, and house sitters too, struggle to solve. You need to know why your dog barks when you leave home, and to do this you need to be able to see things from a dog’s perspective. At a […]

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How to Train a Dominant Dog

train dominant dogs

Have you ever been in the situation where you are out for a walk with your dog, happily going down the street when your heart misses a beat and then sinks because you see another dog coming? It means only one thing. Your lovely but very dominant dog is going to try to leave their […]

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