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The Super Bowl Commercial with Tom Brady and a Dog

In Animal Actors, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

Pets Sell In marketing it used to be that sex sells but I am very happy to see a shift. I am not the only one that can’t make it through an evening of TV watching and not see some animal used in advertising. Heck there is now a huge inspiring movie out called a Dog’s Purpose, which illustrates the …

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Why Does My Dog Lift His Leg to Pee?

In Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

The Age Old Question I know its silly but I actually know the exact date my now 14 mo old puppy started lifting his leg. To some it can be a milestone event – like suddenly your little puppy has turned into a man. While that certainly is placing human emotion and even a human concept on your canine companion, …

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Why Does My Dog Pee When She Gets Excited?

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Puppies, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

The Reasons Dogs Pee Dogs pee to eliminate liquid waste from their bodies, but sometimes they pee due to over stimulation and a conditioned behavior which can happen at inconvenient times – and be quite messy. From submissive peeing to excitement peeing, pups can let their bladders loose for a variety of reasons. Learning to recognize and combat the canine conundrum can …

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Dear Mishu – What is the Most Important Thing Dog Owners Should Know About Pet First Aid?

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Reader Stories, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

I came across a great site, Dear Mishu, where a “canine advice columnist provides a dog’s common sense solutions to everyday problems”. While accidents involving care for your dog certainly don’t happen every day, the mere fact that accidents can happen every day does. So Mishu, being the advice guru that she is, asked us at Pro Pet Hero, “What is …

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Unusual Dog Jobs

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Dogs are built to work and therefore lots of dogs have many different jobs based on breed, temperament or a natural tendency to be helpful in a certain way. In general, breeds of dogs were originally established to perform duties, whether herding, protecting, catching puffins off a mountain side (yes that is a real job of a breed bred specifically for …

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We Have a Drug Problem – Dog Overdoses on Fentanyl

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Service Animals, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour0 Comments

Its hard to make it through the week without seeing some news about an overdose or some scary statistic that drug use, particularly heroin is on a scary high right now. Unfortunately, due to the high demand of heroin and the inability to keep up with demands, drug sources have found another opioid to flood the market – fentanyl. Fentanyl is 50 …

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Why Do We Share Our Lives With Pets?

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog training, Dogs, history of pets, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Puppies, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Science Does Not Prove Pets Make Us Live Longer I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why exactly I share my life with pets and why do other people? I recently wrote a blog about my cat and how she gets into so much trouble. My dogs cost me a small fortune, they’re not able to carry on the family genes so …

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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 …