How to Maintain Your Love Affair ... With Your Dog Part Two - Assemble a Great Team

Written by Peggie Arvidson-Dailey

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□ Be a Good Grooming Client. Prepare your dog for his trip torepparttar groomers by continuing your in home ‘handling’ routine. If he’s used to people touching his ears and paws, he will be less stressed when a stranger touches him in an unusual environment. Make sure that your dog is up to date on all his vaccinations and veterinary records. Preparerepparttar 144399 groomer for your dog and make them aware of any particular needs he has – if he is geriatric, tends toward nervousness, or if he has any chronic medical problems.

□ Find a Reliable Pet-Sitter. Because you will need to leave your pet at some time in your relationship, it’s important that you have found a reliable person or company to care for your pet in your absence. You may be lucky enough to have family or a neighbor who is reliable and always available to care for your pet. However, if you are new to town and don’t have any nearby people to call, you should take time to interview and find a reliable pet-sitting company. Ask your vet or neighbors for referrals and be sure to interview a few companies to make sure you haverepparttar 144400 right fit. Important questions include: are they bonded and insured? Do they have experience with your breed of dog? Do they have back-up plan in case of illness or emergency? If you travel frequently on short notice, it is also important to ask how far in advance you must book to guarantee service. Perhaps most important is to take notice of how they interact with your pet. A couple of places to search on-line for a professional pet-sitter are The National Association of Professional Pet-Sitters or Pet Sitters International.

□ Be a Good Pet-Sitting Client. Whenever possible, book with plenty of time to assure your place onrepparttar 144401 company’s schedule. Many pet-care businesses are run by a single person who may book up early, so once you know your schedule, make an appointment for your pet’s care. Be clear about your expectations, if you don’t want your pet-sitter to give your pet treats, make it clear. Be sure your dog is up-to-date with all vaccinations and complete all required paperwork prior to your first appointment. You will be asked to provide all pertinent information regardingrepparttar 144402 health and medical history of your pet. Do not make it difficult for your pet-sitter to park or access your home – have parking passes and keys ready for your sitter atrepparttar 144403 time of your initial interview.

Peggie Arvidson-Dailey is the founder of the Pet-Care Business Success University and the author of several articles, books and classes on running a successful home-based business. Go here: to get your free copy of “243 Tips for Running a Successful Pet-Care Business.”

Choosing The Right Size Of Clothing For Your Dog

Written by Eva Sanchez

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Every dog clothing manufacture has their own sizing chart, study it carefully for most charts won’t suit all dog’s sorepparttar most important thing to remember isrepparttar 144270 chest, as long asrepparttar 144271 chest size is right then it should be ok. If you’re buying online then you should providerepparttar 144272 online store with his measurements, just to ensure you’ll getrepparttar 144273 right size. Some online stores will makerepparttar 144274 garment to your dogs measurements, this is a great feature for anyone but greater if you own a Dachshund or Crested or any hard to fit dog.

If you’re buying for a puppy from an online store then it’s very important to letrepparttar 144275 store know, what kind of puppy, how old and how much does he weigh. This is important sorepparttar 144276 seller can calculate what your dog’s size will be byrepparttar 144277 time you get your package.

Dressing your dog in different clothes for different occasions is lots of fun… after all, your pet is part of your family too. Just using common sense in choosing what size for him as we, wouldn’t wear anything uncomfortable. Like babies they can’t tell us what’s too tight or loose so it’s our responsibility to chooserepparttar 144278 right size for them.

Author Eva Sanchez founder of, online seller of small dog clothes for boy and girl dogs.

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