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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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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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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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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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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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Puppy toilet training guide

Toilet training a puppy is about showing them appropriate places to eliminate. A puppy can hold their bladder one hour for every month of age.

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Puppy biting - how to stop it?

Train your puppy to stop biting you. 6 methods you can use to reduce puppy biting behaviours and encourage good behaviour.

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How to prepare for a house sitter after coronavirus

If you have a house sitter booked, it’s a really good idea to have a plan for safety and social distancing before you hand over the keys. Here's how.

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Loose leash walking - stop your dog from pulling

Stop your dog from pulling. Teach them how to walk on a loose leash with our training checklist and step by step loose leash walking guide.

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How to avoid puppy and kitten scams

Here's how to stay safe from online puppy and kitten scams, which are taking advantage of rising pet adoption since coronavirus took grip in the UK.

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Protect your profile from scammers

The coronavirus pandemic has led to an unfortunate surge in scam activity targeting online businesses worldwide. But don’t worry: we are here to help protect you and prevent this on Pawshake.

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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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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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Should I adopt a pet?

Adopting a pet seems like a great idea: pets bring us joy, and it feels great rehoming an animal in need. But before you adopt a pet, consider if you are in it for the longterm.

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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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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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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 cope as a pet sitter during the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has turned life upside down, but here’s how pet sitters can survive, thrive and come out stronger when things settle.

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The Dog Walking Sisters of Bristol

In our second installment of Pawshake sitter stories, we get to meet Rebecca, one of our top sitters in Bristol. Locally known as The Dog Walking Sisters she and her family have dedicated themselves to making dogs and their owners happy. Read her story and get some really great tips on what makes for a successful meet-n-greet and the fine art of learning to say “No”.

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Dogs and Coronavirus: what you need to know about Covid-19 and your pet

The new coronavirus significantly affects our daily lives. Many of you will have questions: Is this virus dangerous for my pets? What does this exceptional situation mean for reservations at Pawshake? Here is some key information about coronavirus (COVID-19) that you should know and additional resources you can turn to.

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A day in the life of a dog sitter in Brighton

It seems the ideal job for pet lovers: being a loving sitter for your neighborhood pets. But what does a day of the pet sitter really look like? And what does it take to be successful? Meet Jola, one of our top sitters in Brighton, who reveals her best practices and gives us a nice sneak peek into her not so ordinary life. In the course of the interview, we also learned about Jola’s interest in filmmaking and we'll share her wonderful video "A Day in the Life of a Dog Sitter "with you.

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Why do cats vomit?

Many cats regularly throw up after eating. This is normal in most cases, but sometimes vomiting can also indicate underlying health problems. To keep your cat healthy it is important to keep a close eye on your cat's upset stomach and its contents.

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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 instead of a cattery. A good option for cat owners going on holiday 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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Kennel or home boarding: How to find a dog sitter for Christmas

If you traveling over the holidays and are looking for a place for your dog to stay, it's important to find a place 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 over Christmas and New Year.

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Why do cats scratch (and how to stop it)

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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