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National Love Your Pet Day

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, Guinea Pigs, history of pets, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

I wrote last week about the benefits of sharing your life with a cat and intend to post about the similar benefits of sharing our lives with dogs. Today however, is a national day to just celebrate our love for our pets in general – today we celebrate them. Pet Lovers Everywhere While the history of this holiday seems to …

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Westminster Master Agility

In Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, pet sitter, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Once again good fortune would strike and I had an invite to the Westminster Master Agility competition this past weekend. I was asked to come along as an assistant to Jack Daniel – the Super Bowl Commercial Dog. Some may think it’s silly to have an assistant for a dog but if I could ever convey the amount of shear …

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National Train Your Dog Month

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Reader Stories, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

APDT (the Association of Professional Dog Trainers) in 2010 started a campaign to dedicate a month of  training awareness. They chose January since the holidays were a popular time that people would bring home dogs from breeders or shelters. Their mission is to bring awareness during January about the importance of socialization and training your new family member, or even …

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The Pro Pet Hero Referral Program

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour0 Comments

In October Facebook rolled out their recommendations feature to make their social network, “more useful in your everyday life”. Facebook knows the value of word-of-mouth referrals, their research has shown that I am more likely to take a friend’s suggestion first over a general Internet search. At the very least, my friend’s recommendation offers validity and an account of a …

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Going to a Dog Show

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, pet sitter, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

I promised in my recent blog on dog shows that I would explain how to find shows near you, give you a little advice on how to figure out what is going (Ok I didn’t mention that but I will) and some rules of etiquette. How to Find a Dog Show in Your Area There is a great website that will list all …

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Dog Shows – More Than Just Fancy Dogs

In Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

There is a HUGE juxtaposition between rescued dogs and purebred dogs. Somewhere in the middle fall the hybrid breeds but because they are bought, for simplicity’s sake let’s add the oodles into the purebred side – AKC breeders don’t cringe just yet, hear me out. Why Does Society Make Me Choose? With campaigns like “adopt don’t shop” and a general …