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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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Introducing dogs to each other

Anyone who walks a dog knows how exciting it can be to meet another dog. But what body language signals should you pay attention to? And how do you ensure that a meeting runs smoothly? With these 5 tips, you can introduce your dog to a new friend in a safe and calm way.

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8 Easy Dog Training Tips

Aside from physical exercise, dogs also need mental stimulation each day. This is why it’s important to make dog obedience training part of your everyday routine.

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Are dog parks safe?

Dog parks are safe when all owners follow the rules and are responsible for their dogs. To keep your dog safe, do some research about the dog parks around you, make sure your dog has a strong foundation in basic training and choose an off-peak time that isn’t too hectic.

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Which flowers are toxic to dogs and cats?

There are a number of common ornamental flowers that are toxic to both cats and dogs. This list covers the most common that you should be aware of.

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