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Introducing Your Newborn Baby to Your Dog

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Congratulations! You’re the proud parent of a bouncing little bundle of joy. Chances are you can’t wait to get your newborn home and settled into a life full of love and laughter as an important part of your family. What about your other little bundle though? You know, the fuzzy one. The idea of introducing your new baby to your current one can seem like a daunting task. Just like with any other sibling however, the process isn’t as harsh as you might...

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How To Know When Something Is Wrong With Your Dog

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As a member of your family, it’s important to treat your dog with the same respect and love as everyone else. But just like any family member, your dog also needs constant supervision and care to keep his health in check. Your communication with your dog is limited, as his lack of verbalization makes it difficult to understand when something is wrong. Knowing the warning signs of a dog in need are important to look out for and can catch any...

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When Your Dog is a "Street Snacker"

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For a dog, our leftovers, wrappers, trash, dropped objects, food scraps, etc is puppy paradise. Imagine walking into a room full of every fancy dessert imaginable and not being allowed to go near any of it? Exactly… it’s just not possible. Now, apply this same framework to better understand how your dog feels when denied something he wants eat, but can’t. If you find that your dog eats miscellaneous objects or food, you have to address the...

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Sharing Custody Of A Dog

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Recent break ups or divorces usually entail selling and splitting the house, furniture, or all the other items that you once shared. Material items come and go and are pretty easy to split… but what happens to your dog? You can’t imagine life without your dog, as you and your kids have come to love him and he is dubbed the other child of the family. In this situation, it’s important to sit and discuss the pros and cons of sharing custody. There are many...

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Teaching Your Dog Tricks

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Tricks are equal parts useful, important, and cute. At the end of the day, dog tricks are pretty similar to learning a sport or playing the piano, as they’re both learned mental and physical skills. Simple obedience commands are similar to tricks and both benefit you and your dog in a plethora of ways. Both should be taught precisely and practiced smartly and thoroughly in order to reap the benefits of a trained dog. 

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How A Dog's Memory Works

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Having your dog happily greet you everyday is one of the many reasons why we love dogs so much. Your dog’s ability to remember you as their best friend and owner is why he greets you with such excitement. Aside from remembering who we are, do our dogs remember short-term things? Do they remember the treats we give them? The times they chew up the couch? 

 

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Crating Your Dog

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The practice of crating is a bipartisan debate in the dog world. Some defend crating while some strongly argue against it. The truth is, if done correctly and safely, crating your dog is beneficial and shouldn’t be looked down upon. Crates have the potential for misuse, which is why it’s important to understand how and why they are used. If you don’t view the crate as a puppy prison, neither will your dog, so it’s important...

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To Sniff or Not To Sniff

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Sniffing and smelling is our dogs’ primary mechanism for processing new information and observing the environment. Part of what makes dogs so incredible is their heightened sense of smell and ability to remember and recall certain scents. On walks, our dogs look forward to stopping to sniff the ground, but concerns may rise when our pups consistently stop and go or sniff something for an extended period of time....

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Swifto's Training Process

 

Swifto’s hiring process is rigid and taken very seriously. The 1% of hired applicants are expected to uphold the values and duties that a Swifto dog walker entails. We pride ourselves on our high quality care, reliability, and qualified and professional employees. To instill this message, our walkers undergo a four-step training process. During this training period, we work alongside walkers to give them the necessary skills they need in order to be a successful and stellar dog walker.

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Getting Your Dog To Poop on Concrete

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Living in the city means there isn’t always grass available. If you just moved in from the suburbs, this can be a challenging transition for not only you…but also you dog. It’s common for dogs to feel uncomfortable when they are asked to go to the bathroom in a place they aren’t used to. This often happens with dogs experiencing changes in their bathroom habits, like going from a training pad to the outdoors or...

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