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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

Getting your dog to poop on concrete

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...

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How To Keep Your Dog Clean

The constant chore of cleaning your dog is something that us dog owners know all too well. The only thing we think about when our dogs play outside, besides how cute they look, is how you’re going to get your dog in the tub. Keeping your dog’s hygiene and cleanliness in check is very important for overall health and well being. From grazing in the grass to rolling in mud, it’s almost like our pups prioritize getting filthy when...

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Dog Attire For Every Type of Weather

 

 

Dog attire for every type of weather

 

 

 

It’s difficult enough as it is for us to maintain our wardrobes. Weather is unpredictable and sometimes inaccurate based on what we hear on television or read on our smart phones. We go from...

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How Long Should My Dog Hold It In For?

Urinary frequency in dogs differ according to breed, age, size, sex, etc. It’s typically said that smaller dogs and breeds tend to urinate more frequently than larger, older dogs. It’s important to give your dog enough opportunities to relieve himself and know when to do so. 

 

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Types of Dog Leashes and Harnesses

Types of dog leashes and harnesses

It’s important to have some sort of control of your dog on walks. In order to get the best walk possible, you should seek the best equipment. There are so many harnesses and leashes to pick from, varying in style, function, and size. So, with all of these possibilities, how do we know we’re picking the right one?

 

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How To Help Dogs Overcome Their Fear of Cars/ Traffic

How To Help Dogs Overcome Their Fear of Cars/ Traffic

It’s normal and natural for dogs to fear the city's loud noises, like zooming cars and blaring horns in traffic. In the event that your dog must travel via car or is passing traffic on a walk, its important fido feels safe and isn’t panicking. So, how can we calm...

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Group Dog Walks vs Individual Dog Walks

Group Dog Walks vs Individual Dog Walks

All dogs love a good walk. They’re fun, scenic, and an exciting adventure. So even though we know our pups enjoy their walks, we don’t actually know whether or not they prefer being walked alone or in groups. One side of you wants your dog to socialize and play with other dogs but the other side wants your dog to get the best walk possible. Let’s look at the benefits of...

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Do Dogs Prefer A Certain Gender?

Whether or not dogs are more attracted to one gender can’t be objectively answered because all dogs and people are different. But, dogs generally tend to be more attracted to a specific set of behaviors that are exhibited mostly by adult women. It’s not that dogs are exclusively attracted to female adults. It’s that dogs like particular things adult females do. Dogs like women’s softer voices and smaller figures. They may be...

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Dog Sitting vs. Dog Boarding: Why Hiring a Dog Sitter Takes the Lead

When it comes to ensuring the well-being of our furry friends, the debate of hiring a dog sitter versus boarding your dog often takes place. While both options have their merits, there's a clear winner in the eyes of many pet owners—hiring a dedicated dog sitter! Let's dive into the reasons why opting for a dog sitter is the superior choice for your canine companion! 
 
Familiar Environment:
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