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Walking Your Dog In The Snow

 

Walking your dog in the snow

We all know just how important it is for our dogs to get their exercise. While the activity of walking keeps our pups...

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Introducing Your Newborn Baby to Your Dog

Introducing your newborn baby to your dog

Congratulations on your new addition! Bringing a newborn home is an exciting time, but it can also be a bit overwhelming, especially when you have a furry family member at home. Introducing your new baby to your dog doesn't have to be daunting. With some preparation and patience, you can ensure a smooth and loving transition for both your baby and your dog.

 

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How To Know When Something Is Wrong With Your Dog

How To Know When Something Is Wrong With Your Dog

 

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...

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When Your Dog is a "Street Snacker"


When your dog is a street snacker
 

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...

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Sharing Custody Of A Dog

Sharing custody of a dog

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...

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Teaching Your Dog Tricks

Teaching your dog tricks

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

Having your dog happily greet you every day 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. But aside from recognizing us, do our dogs remember short-term things? Do they remember the treats we give them or the times they chew up the couch?

Memory Systems in Dogs

Dogs have a very different system for storing, processing, and recalling memories...

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Crating Your Dog

 

Crating your dog

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...

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To Sniff or Not To Sniff

 

 


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...

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Swifto's Onboarding Process

 

Swifto’s hiring process is rigid and taken very seriously. Only 1% of applicants are hired and they are expected to uphold the values and responsibilities that being a Swifto dog walker and pet sitter entails. We pride ourselves on our high-quality care, reliability, and qualified and professional team members. To instill this message, our walkers and pet sitters undergo a comperhensive onboarding process. During this onboarding period, we work closely with them to equip them with the skills needed to be successful members of the Swifto team. This...

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