5 Reasons Why You Should Ditch Your Dog’s Retractable Leash

5 Reasons Why You Should Ditch Your Dog’s Retractable Leash

Advertisement Being a responsible pet owner involves choosing the right diet, providing regular veterinary care, and tending to your dog’s every physical and emotional need. Something as simple as choosing a leash should be the least of your worries…right? The truth is, retractable dog leashes are dangerous. Not only do they offer little control during walks, they are often directly linked to serious injuries in people and pets. Retractable dog leashes typically have a thin cord that extends 10 to 25 feet from a large plastic handle. The handle features a button that locks…continue reading →
8 Common Dangers To Watch Out For When Walking Your Dog

8 Common Dangers To Watch Out For When Walking Your Dog

Advertisement Whether it’s long treks through the neighborhood or short strolls in the park, walking the dog is a part of every pup parent’s routine. It’s good for your health and happiness, and it’s probably your dog’s favorite part of the day. You should enjoy the opportunity to bond with your favorite furry family member, but as your dog’s protector, it’s your job to be on the lookout for potential threats. Unexpected hazards lurk near suburban sidewalks, rural country roads, and city streets. As long as you’re aware of these eight dangers, you…continue reading →

Need A Cuddle Buddy? You Can “Rent-A-Dog” At This Shelter!

Advertisement There are many reasons a dog lover may not be able to have a pooch of their own, but now they can satisfy their canine cravings with a visit to the Camden County Animal Shelter in Blackwood, New Jersey. The shelter introduced their new “Rent-a-Dog” program last week and it is already a rousing success! Since its debut on the CCAS Facebook page, the program has attracted so many potential pup “renters,” the staff has requested more time to reply to them all! Interested parties may “check out” a pooch for up…continue reading →

The Hands-Free Leash Helps Match Veterans With Service Dogs

Advertisement Let’s face it, some dogs do not have the best leash etiquette. Whether they pull ahead, lag behind or twist around in search of tantalizing odors, they can do a number on your neck, back and shoulders. A Hands Free Bungee Leash could be the answer to your dog walking troubles. The lead attaches to a sturdy belt that fits comfortably around your waist, utilizing your powerful core rather than your extremities. The leash measures 47 1/2″ relaxed to keep your dog safely by your side while the shock-absorbing bungee segment provides an…continue reading →
Dog Walker Watch Programs Are Helping Keep An Eye On Crime

Dog Walker Watch Programs Are Helping Keep An Eye On Crime

Advertisement There are more than 75 million people who own dogs in the United States, according to the Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA. Most of those people walk their dogs on a regular basis. Therefore, they probably know their neighborhoods better than most and are more apt to notice when something – or someone – is out of place and potentially causing a problem. That’s the idea behind Dog Walker Watch programs that are springing up around the country. About a thousand communities around the country have signed up…continue reading →

Proposed Plan Will Require Dog Walkers To Be Officially Licensed

Advertisement If you want to be a professional dog walker, starting your business is relativity easy. You’ll need a general understanding of dog behavior and the confidence to keep track of a pack of potentially unruly clientele, but one thing you won’t need is a special license. Realtors, contractors, cosmetologists—all these career fields require special licenses, but dog walking isn’t one of them. The path to becoming a dog walker is comparably clear, but that status is set to change for certain cities. Cities like Seattle are considering implementing new regulations that would…continue reading →