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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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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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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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How Doggy Daycare can help you work remotely

Doggy daycare is perfect for the modern pet owner who has to work remotely. Here's how it can save your work productivity and pet's health.

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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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7 tips for a safe holiday after lockdown lifts

Coronavirus lockdown restrictions continue to lift in the Netherlands, and soon enough many people will be planning a weekend break. Here's how to stay safe.

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Travelling with your dog: tips for a pet-friendly holiday

There's nothing better than enjoying a holiday with your pet. But traveling should not only be fun for you as a pet owner: your dog should also have a good and comfortable experience. Here are the most important tips to ensure a pet-friendly holiday with your dog.

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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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Preparing your pet for your return to work

As lockdown restrictions slowly lift around Australia, it’s a matter of time before some of us will have to return to work. This can be confusing for a family dog or cat, and we owe it to our beloved pets to help them adjust smoothly.

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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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My dog has separation anxiety. What should I do?

Dogs are social animals, which explains why most are not happy alone. In some cases this can become really problematic, with the separation anxiety becoming so intense that the dog cannot be left alone at home. Some dogs are also so attached to their owner that they can also get separation anxiety when they stay with a dog sitter. How do you ensure that the separation anxiety is reduced and how do you ensure that your dog feels safe and happy without you?

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Is your dog bored?

Dogs, like humans, can get downright bored if they aren’t receiving enough mental and physical stimulation. Here's how to tell if your dog is bored and what you can do to help.

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Should I adopt a pet?

Responsible pet ownership requires patience, time and money, so carefully weigh this up before taking the leap and adopting a dog or cat.

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Combining pets with (fulltime) work

Can you successfully juggle work and pet duties? And is a full-time job really compatible with responsible dog or cat ownership? Discover our 7 tips for combining work and pets.

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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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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 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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Pets and the coronavirus. Can pets spread 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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Why is my dog afraid of men?

Some dogs can act nervous, skittish, or shy around men. The reason why may just surprise you. Find out where your dog's anxiety might come from and what you can do to help overcome it.

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How to find a cat sitter

Cats are attached to their environment, and, as such, prefer to stay at home than a cattery. A good option for holidaying cat owners is to hire a pet sitter that provides in-home visits. The pet sitter can make sure that your cat is fed, safe and happy, without being moved at all.

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How to find a dog sitter over Christmas

If you are looking for a place for your dog to stay over Christmas and New Years, it's important to make an arrangement that suits your dog best so that both of you have a stress-free holiday period. Here are 7 tips for finding a great pet sitter for your dog.

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Why do dogs smell each other's behinds?

Dogs often sniff each other's bums when they greet each other. This might seem a bit weird to us, but it is completely normal for a dog! Read here about this doggy habit and why it is important to let your dog sniff freely.

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Why does a cat scratch?

On the furniture, on your hand during playtime, on the scratching post, on the floor... Cats scratch their claws on just about anything, which can be annoying if it causes damage. Why does a cat scratch and what can you do about unwanted scratching?

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How to stop your cat from peeing in the house

Despite the pristine litter box that you set up for your cat, there might be the odd mishap around the house. Why would a cat pee outside their litter box, and how can you get your cat back to a good toilet routine? Here are 7 tips.

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How to get rid of dog fleas

Fleas can hit at any time of year, making your pet itchy and uncomfortable. How to get rid of and prevent fleas so that they keep away from your pets and house, all year round?

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Why do dogs wipe their paws?

Wiping or kicking the grass after going to the toilet is a common behaviour in all dogs. But why do dogs do this? And is it a problem you should stop, or is it perfectly normal?

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