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Does my dog want to be the boss?

Raising a dog isn't always straightforward. Of course, you adore your dog, but sometimes they can do things that drive you crazy: barking at visitors or at people on the street, growling at other dogs, chewing your stuff or ignoring you when you call. Also as dog sitter, it can be challenging to work with a dog that won't listen to you. Does your dog just want to be the dominant one? Or is something else going on?

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Why doesn't my cat want to play?

Playing is extremely important for the health and wellbeing of your cat. A playing cat is a happy cat! But some cats don't seem to feel like it at all! Here are 5 reasons your cat doesn't want to play + the solution for cat owners and cat sitters.

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Is a pet camera a good idea?

With a pet camera, you can view your pet from a distance via an app. What are the pros and cons of pet cameras? And can you also use a camera to check in on your pet sitter? 3 reasons to buy a pet-cam + one catch you should be aware of.

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Afscheid nemen van je huisdier

We don't want to think about it, but every pet owner will face this moment at some point: saying goodbye to your pet. This can cause a lot of grief and mourning for your pooch is very normal. What taboos are you faced with the death of a pet, and what do you need to know about saying goodbye to your beloved four-legged friend?

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Is Pawshake Safe?

Nowadays, we can easily find a pet sitter with just a few clicks via a website or app. But how do you know that you can trust such a sitter? What are the experiences of other pet owners and how do you know for sure that your Pawshake booking is safe?

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Why does my dog lick me?

Some dog owners love a friendly lick from their dog. But why does a dog actually lick you? And what are the implications for your health when a dog licks? Read all about your dog's licking habits!

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Is your pet afraid of fireworks? 5 tips

Fireworks can cause a lot of anxiety and stress in animals (at worst, many pets also run away). As a pet owner or sitter, you can take extra measures to prevent accidents and pets going missing. With these tips, you and your pet can have a safe start to the new year!

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Why is my dog jealous?

Just like humans, dogs can show jealous behaviour, such as excessive begging for attention or, at worst, aggression. Where does this behaviour come from and what can you do about it?

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7 tips for sustainable pet ownership

Pet ownership and sustainability aren’t always 100% compatible. Nevertheless, you can still take some positive steps and… every little bit helps! Discover how to make life with your faithful companion fun, green and eco-friendly with our 7 tips for sustainable pet ownership.

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Can you leave a young puppy with a dog sitter?

It's the ideal solution for busy puppy-parents, and the best job in the world for dog sitters: puppy boarding! But providing a puppy sitting service is not without its challenges. Discover all you need to know about puppy boarding and puppy daycare below.

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Pets and divorce: what’s best for your furry friend?

Pets are part of the family. This means that we’re faced with a difficult dilemma in the event of a separation or divorce. Putting your pet’s interests first and knowing what to do in such a situation requires being adequately informed. How can you ensure that your pet doesn’t suffer from your impending separation or divorce?

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Is my cat or dog overweight?

Approximately over 30% of our cats and dogs are overweight. We tend to regard 'spoiling' our beloved pets with a tasty treat as an act of kindness. Yet, this can result in your pet experiencing a number of health issues. Helping your pet to maintain a healthy weight is key to ensuring that they remain fit and happy. But, how do you go about this?

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What should you put in your pet sitter profile description?

Your pet sitter profile is essentially your pet sitting business card. But what exactly should you write in your profile text? What can you put in your description to elicit the desired response from pet owners?

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Why do cats groom themselves so often?

Cats groom their coats on a daily basis and devote almost half their 'waking' hours to this very activity! But what can you learn from this unique cat behaviour? What does this fastidious grooming habit reveal about your cat, and can their primping ever become a problem? Discover all you need to know about cat grooming!

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How to be affectionate with your dog – in the right way

One of the most important doggy needs is a daily dose of affection. It gives your dog peace of mind, confidence, and a sense of security. When you show your dog you love him, he develops a general sense of well-being, sleeps well at night, and feels balanced and self-assured throughout the day. But how do you show your dog love and affection in the right way?

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Why does my dog bark?

Dogs bark, that we know. But why do some dogs bark more than others? And what should you do if your (doggy day care) dog doesn’t stop barking? Discover all you need to know about why dogs bark + 3 tips on how to break their barking habit.

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Which house plants are poisonous for pets?

Many cats and dogs like to nibble on your house plants. Particularly indoor cats in search of some fresh greenery. However, some plants are poisonous and can make your pet seriously ill. So, which plants are toxic for your cat or dog, and what are the safe alternatives?

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Your newly adopted pet: how to give him a thoroughly warm welcome

Adopting a cat or dog is a truly rewarding experience. And the day you finally get to take your furry friend home with you marks the beginning of your mutual journey. Yet those first few days can be fraught with tension. Planning to adopt a cat or dog? Ensure that you're thoroughly prepared for your big day with our helpful tips below!

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Walking your cat: why and how?

Walking your dog is the most natural thing in the world. Yet, you rarely see anyone with a cat on a lead. Walking your cat might not be a 'walk in the park', but it's certainly feasible in some cases. Fancy giving it a go? Then follow our helpful 3-step plan below.

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How to prevent stress for you and your pet

That pets reduce stress, and make us happy and healthy, we already know. So, it's hardly surprising that so many of us have a furry friend of our own or enjoy looking after those of friends and neighbours. But did you know that those feelings of bliss can rapidly transform into stress? Prevent burn-out from affecting you and your pets with our useful tips for pet owners and pet sitters.

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Would you entrust your pet to a stranger?

Imagine: you suddenly have an unexpected work commitment or the possibility of a last-minute weekend getaway. You have to find a suitable solution for your cat or dog, and sharpish. Would you hand over your beloved pet to a complete stranger? Of course not!

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Tips for camping with your dog

Many animal lovers enjoy a holiday in the great outdoors; camping in beautiful surroundings. Of course, it's a lot more fun if you can bring your dog along with you. But what should you keep in mind if you decide to share your tent or caravan with your faithful friend? 5 Tips for a successful camping trip with your dog!

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What you need to know about dog poo

Up until the 1990's it was public gripe number one: dog poo on the pavement. Those were the days! Since the introduction of tougher laws, however, most responsible dog owners now clean up after their four legged friends. But scooping up your dog's poop is actually more beneficial than you might think. Indeed, your pooch's poo reveals a great deal about his current state of health. So, time to overcome your reservations, grab a bag and start studying the brown stuff!

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