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Temporary suspension of walks

Due to the outbreak we have decided to suspend service at least until Sunday April 5th. We will all be on standby carefully watching the news waiting for this to be contained and get back to walking your best friends! Stay safe everyone and wash your paws!

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Thanksgiving Dinner- Things your dog shouldn't eat

 

 

When the big day arrives, predictably, your pup will want to share in your human bounty. Just as predictably, someone at the table will buckle under her pleading puppy dog stare. Plan a head for the inevitable moment of weakness. Here’s a primer on what your dog can and cannot have off the dinner table, so as to save your veterinarian a holiday trip into the office.

 

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Yorkshire Terriers

 

 

"Yorkies"

 

Yorkies look like a sassy hunting terrier crossed with a teddy bear, and that’s essentially what they are. As a companion, they’re extremely devoted and have a tendency to play favorites. A Yorkie can be one of the gentlest,...

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Manhattan Dog Walking Tips For a Busy Owner

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Manhattan Dog Walking Tips For a Busy Owner

 

Here at Swifto we feel that everyone deserves to own a dog, even the busiest people out there. Obviously, using Swifto Dog Walkers is a great way to make sure your dog gets all the attention they need and you get to make all your appointments. Dog walks can be scheduled for any time via an owner’s dashboard, and our walkers only walk one client’s...

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Pomeranians

 

 

AKA “Dwarf Spitz” and “Pom Pom”

 

 

Pomeranians have been voted both man and purse’s best friend by some owners. While this dog is a companion dog, and would never say no to some time...
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Training Your New Puppy

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Puppy Training For Beginners

 

There are many schools of thought about how to train a new puppy. Most trainers agree that owners should begin training their dog as soon as they become comfortable in their new home. Trainers also agree that unacceptable behavior arises from problems socializing with their owners and other dogs. This doesn’t mean you and your dog aren’t getting along, poor socialization is often dog-speak for boundaries not being...
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Do Dogs Get Depressed?

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Even though when most people hear the word “dog” they think of a happy, furry, playmate; depression in dogs has been an accepted veterinary fact since around 2002. All owners have noticed that their dog’s level of energy drops as they transition from puppy to full fledged dog, but a sharp decline in a dog’s energy is one sign of depression in a dog. Other signs of dog depression are a decline in appetite and increasing lethargy.
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How To Tell When Your Dog Needs a Walk

Reading Your Dog's Needs

 

 

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Humans take words for granted. If any of us need to take a break at the office or at home we can simply say “I need to stretch my legs for a few minutes.” Unfortunately, dogs don’t have the same luxury. Here are a few tips to help you know when your dog needs to be walked:
 
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A Guide to Dog Emotions

 

 

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Understanding Your Dog 

Since dogs can’t speak, the only way humans can gauge their emotions is by looking at their body language. It’s important to remember that dog body language doesn’t directly correlate to human body language. Swifto has provided a guide to dog emotions sorted by body part.

 

 

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Dog Guide To NYC

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The Dog Walker's Guide to Manhattan

 

Even a short walk in New York can lead to some unforgettable memories and premium people watching. However, sometimes our dogs can get overwhelmed with the city. Not only that, but if dog owners get overwhelmed by all the rules New York has pertaining to dogs, a walk can turn into a confusing hassle. Here are some of the most useful miscellaneous dog...

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