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Top dog names in New Zealand

Discover the top 20 dog names in New Zealand, plus some inspiration for new pet owners in naming a new pup.

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10 easy ways to be a better pet owner in 2021

A new year can be a fresh start, so why not take the opportunity to improve your pet care habits this January?

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How to keep your pet safe at Christmas

The best way to keep your pet safe at Christmas time is to plan ahead and factor your pet's safety into the day's festivities. Watch out for choking hazards or dropped food scraps, keep doors and windows shut and give your pet a quiet area to relax away from the noise.

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Ethical gifts for pets

What do you get for your pet without spending too much money? Fun experiences, your time and home-made gifts are the best way to go!

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Golden Retriever | Dog Breed Information

Gentle, calm and clever: the Golden Retriever is a great family dog. Here is everything you need to know about these gentle pets.

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier | Dog Breed Information

Staffordshire bull terriers, or 'staffies' are a popular family-friendly dog. Here is everything you need to know about this beloved breed.

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Border Collie | Dog Breed Information

Border Collies are an iconic working breed, known to be highly intelligent and energetic. Here's all you need to know about Border Collies.

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Cattery or cat sitter: which is best?

Every cat is unique. Some cats suit catteries whilst others suit cat sitting. Here are some factors to consider before choosing for your cat.

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Labrador Retriever | Dog Breed Information

Labrador Retrievers are the world's most popular dog, and it's easy to see why. Here is everything you need to know about this sunny, funny breed.

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6 tips for working from home with a dog

Working remotely and creating a pet-friendly home office is possible, it just takes a little preparation and planning. Here's how!

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What is the right cat litter for my cat or kitten?

It might take some experimenting to find the right cat litter because each cat and owner has unique needs and priorities.

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Cavoodle | Dog Breed Information

Discover all you need to know about the health, appearance and temperament of the popular Cavoodle dog breed.

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Spring Clean Your Profile

Summer is just around the corner, state borders are lifting and Christmas plans are underway. Here’s how to pimp your profile and stand out!

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How Doggy Daycare can improve your dog's life

Doggy daycare has grown massively in popularity in recent years, largely because of modern challenges in balancing work with pet ownership. Here's how it can improve your dog's life.

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Dog digging: How to stop your dog

There are a couple of reasons why your dog might be digging. We will explore them below and share tips to stop your dog's digging habit.

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10 fun dog tricks for beginners

Trick training improves the bond between you and your dog. Here are instructions for 10 fun tricks you can teach your dog.

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Puppy toilet training guide

Toilet training a puppy is about showing them appropriate places to eliminate. A puppy can hold their bladder one hour for every month of age.

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Loose leash walking - stop your dog from pulling

Stop your dog from pulling. Teach them how to walk on a loose leash with our training checklist and step by step loose leash walking guide.

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Keeping your pet warm in the winter

We humans have the luxury of being able to layer up, but your pet might need a bit of extra help staying warm. This is especially important in short-haired breeds, older pets or smaller pets that really feel the chill at this time of the year.

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How to prepare for a house sitter after coronavirus

Coronavirus has made things tricky, but we're seeing good results in New Zealand. Is now a good time to hire a house sitter?

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Protect your profile from scammers

The coronavirus pandemic has led to an unfortunate surge in scam activity targeting online businesses worldwide. But don’t worry: we are here to help protect you and prevent this on Pawshake.

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Dog Enrichment Food Puzzles

Discover 10 quick and simple dog enrichment food puzzles you can put together that will challenge and stimulate their brains.

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Why is pet sitting so quiet at the moment?

Life has turned upside down since the arrival of coronavirus (COVID-19), and a lot of these changes can explain what is happening to the pet sitting industry. Find out what it means for you as a pet sitter.

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Should I adopt a pet?

Adopting a pet seems like a great idea: pets bring us joy, and it feels great rehoming an animal in need. But before you adopt a pet, consider if you are in it for the longterm.

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Why do pets make us happy?

Domestic pets can bring us a lot of laughter, joy and comfort, especially during difficult times. Here’s the science behind why pets make us happy, and why spending time with your pet can help you maintain good mental health.

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How to walk a dog during lockdown

Both you and your dog still need exercise during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, and are still allowed to do so as long as you follow the rules.

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Can I pet sit during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

Yes, you can continue to pet sit if your services are essential to the health and welfare of your client’s pet. Here's what you need to know.

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How to cope as a pet sitter during the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has turned life upside down, but here’s how pet sitters can survive, thrive and come out stronger when things settle.

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Can domestic pets spread coronavirus (Covid-19)?

The new coronavirus intervenes deeply in our daily lives. What does the virus actually mean for our pets? And what does this exceptional situation mean for bookings made on Pawshake?

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Is it safe for kids to pet sit?

Looking after pets is fun, and can teach kids about responsibility and social skills. However, you must consider your child’s age: Young children must be supervised around pets at all times, and an adult must be the primary carer if you wish to pet sit with your child under 18.

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