Doggy Bloggy

Chicago Dog Walker Consistency and Frequency

Urban Canine has been in the Chicago Dog walking business for nearly 25 years, and over that time, we’ve learned a few things about what customers like and don’t like in a dog walker and dog walking company.  At the top of the list of likes, I would say animal loving nature, reliability, trustworthiness and consistency, to name a few. Perhaps one of the most important qualities in a Dog walking company, is dog walker consistency.  I have yet to meet a customer who likes to have a variety of different dog walkers having access to their home and dog.  Most will prefer to meet and get to know the dog walker first, followed by that same person handling the [...]

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How often should you bathe and groom your dog?

Curly coated dogs like Poodle or Goldendoodle, or dogs that have hair that continues to grow, like a Shitzu, Maltese or Cocker Spaniel, should see the groomer at least every 6-8 weeks to make sure the coat stays tangle free and clean. Their fur is prone to matting, and if you wait too long between grooming sessions, your groomer may have no choice but to remove the tangled and matted fur with a very short haircut. Matted fur is very uncomfortable and unkind to the pet, and to even attempt to brush through heavy matting, is very painful to the dog. Most groomers do not offer the service of brushing out heavy mats. Unfortunately, [...]

Do not allow your dog to free feed!

This tip may seem obvious to some of you, but others may not be aware the benefits. The main reason to control your dog’s feeding schedule is to make it clear that you are the provider. If your pet is allowed to nibble throughout the day, he will think the food is there for the taking. Your dog must understand that eating is a privilege that should not to be taken for granted.

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Exercise your Dog!

We hear it all the time, “workout, eat right…and get your exercise!” Well, the same holds true for our canine friends. Of course, we all know the importance of our dog eating sensibly, but we’ll save that discussion for a later date. For now, lets focus on the importance of exercising your dog regularly and how they would rather not be lying on the couch all day

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