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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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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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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 (COVID19) 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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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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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 a 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 are looking for a place for your dog to stay over Christmas and New Year, 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 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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How to stop your cat from soiling 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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Why do dogs smell each others' bums?

Dogs often sniff each other's bums when they first meet. While it might make us feel a bit uncomfortable it is completely normal behaviour for a dog! Learn more about this doggy habit and why it is important to let your dog sniff freely.

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Should you take your pet to work?

Employers begin to recognize the benefits of allowing employees to bring their pets to work. But how to make it work for everyone? Why taking pets to work is a great idea

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5 best dog walks for the bank holiday

Dogs like nothing more than a good walk. Pawshake shares our picks of some of the best dog-friendly walking routes, parks, beaches and trails to enjoy with your dog this bank holiday.

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How to get rid of 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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Encouraging your cat to drink more water

Cats don't drink a lot of water by nature. Yet it is hugely importance for them to get enough fluid every day. Is your cat not drinking enough water? With a few simple tricks, you can ensure that your cat stays healthy and hydrated!

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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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Can dogs feel guilty?

Dogs do seem to have a guilty expression, especially when they've done the wrong thing. But do dogs really feel guilt like we humans do? And what should and shouldn't you do when your dog looks guilty?

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Protect your pet from overheating

Most pets can't sweat in the same way we humans do. As such, overheating can have really dangerous consequences for your pet's health during the summer heat. How do you keep your pet cool on these really hot days? Here are 6 tips for keeping your pets refreshed and chilled-out.


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What you need to know about cat whiskers

Whiskers are not only beautiful but are also incredibly useful for your cat. To make sure we don't accidentally harm our cat's '6th sense', it is important to know and understand how the whiskers work and how we can protect them.

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Why do dogs eat poo?

At some stage, a dog might eat either their own or another animal's poop. Not so pleasant of course, but is it actually a problem? And can you stop your dog from eating poop?

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Protect your cat from dangers around the house

Cats are wonderfully adventurous critters. This means that they aren't afraid of risks and the accidents that can follow. Fortunately, with this checklist, you can make your cat's life a lot healthier and safer.

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How to stop dogs from fighting

It's a scary scenario for any dog owner: the thought of your dog in a fight. What can you do in case of a dog fight? And how can you prevent dogs from fighting in the first place? Here's what every dog owner and dog sitter should know.

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