2014 Is here!

Can you believe it? Another year has passed and 2014 is well on it’s way.  It all went by so fast but it was filled with wonderful furry friends and memories.  I made a short little video of some of Your Dog On A Walk’s 2013 Divas and Studlies! There are so many and it was impossible to squeeze them all into one video so watch for your pet here as this fun little feature will be a regular on the Pet News page.

Is there a Poop Fairy? (Part One)

Pretty cute aren’t they. This is just one of the many new additions you will find this year here at Your Dog On A Walk. So visit us here often or check out the Facebook page for exciting coming news breaks!

P.S. If you are planning on a trip anytime this year be sure to book early as the calendar is filling up fast!

Hope to see you soon! Its going to be a great New Year!

Deborah

 

It’s January 2013 and “Walk Your Pet” month!!!

WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START THE NEW YEAR!!!

The Long Wait

You Love Them – Give them the best gift ever!

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”

― John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog

We all love our babies and of course we know the best way to keep them stimulated, happy and healthy is with regular exercise. But we also know things come up that can prevent our good intentions from becoming  a reality. Your Dog on a Walk is pleased to introduce a brand new package that is sure to please you and your dog.

INTRODUCING

JUST A DOG WALK

It’s no icing just the cake please let’s get down to business, Walking Sessions! It’s the part your pooch loves the best. As I’ve said before, to us it’s just a simple walk around the neighborhood or park but to a dog it is an adventure filled with new and exciting information.

When dogs take that simple walk to sniff, smell and mark every spot along the way they are taking in loads of information. They can smell every dog who’s been there before and, more importantly, they know that all those who come after them will know they have been there! When your dog takes a walk it’s an adventure and a stimulating opportunity to discover what’s happening in the world. Sounds great doesn’t it?

So if you find your having trouble maintaining your goal of walking your dog daily this could be your perfect solution…We’ll just skip all the extras and get right down to business and it’s very affordable:

30 minute walk session………………………………….$15.00

45 minute walk session………………………………….$17.00

60 minute walk session……………………………………$20.00

Want to set up a regular schedule? I offer frequency discounts!

So if you want to give your pet the best gift ever,

Call Deborah at 916-626-0390 for your FREE Consultation and receive your First Walk FREE.

I look forward to hearing from you and

HAPPY NEW YEAR

P.S. Don’t forget to Check out (and like!) my facebook page: www.facebook.com/yourdogonawalk

Hope to see you there! 

 

 

Don’t Forget! Book Your Pet Sitting Services For The Holidays!

Note to Self – Book Holiday Pet Sitting Services!

 

Yikes! December is here and it’s time for Holiday Fun; shopping, cooking, parties and yes…travel! It’s that time of year when there aren’t enough hours in the day and you just don’t have time for a dog walk. If your plans involve travel this season there are times when you just can’t take them with you!

To make sure your pets receive the love and care they need and deserve it’s time to book your pet sitting services!

Your Dog On A Walk wants to ensure a No Stress Season and invites you to take advantage of All The Holiday Specials created just for you!

Be sure to visit the Promotion Page and for even more Holiday Pet Sitting Specials be sure to visit Your Dog On A Walk on Dealsnapt. Click the logo and take a peek, new specials are available all the time!

If you have any questions or would like to book pet sitting services just click here  or feel free to call me anytime! 916-626-0390.

And where are my presents?

 

 

I look forward to talking to you soon!

Wishing you the Merriest Holiday Season Ever!

Deborah

 

Boredom Busting Tips For Your Dog – Tis the season.

It’s that time again…that wonderful action packed fun filled busy Holiday Season! We are all busy people under any circumstance but when the Holiday Season arrives..there are meals to cook, shopping to do, houses to decorate, parties to plan and attend and catching up with family and friends we don’t see as often as we would like! Whew!

For us boredom will not likely be an issue this season but for our furry family members this can be a time of year when they don’t get as much time and attention as they normally do! We may not be home as much and when we are home we might be too busy for our normal interaction time with our pets.

One thing about boredom, whether it’s due to the holidays or any a particularly busy time in our lives, it can create some insecurities or behavior problems that we don’t normally see; chewing, digging, barking and sometimes they make their point by leaving  presents, and not the Wrapped Holiday Kind!

What to do?

Our treasured companions once worked alongside their humans all day and were provided the opportunity to sniff, smell, hunt, work, explore, romp and play throughout the day.  Even though the need for physical and mental stimulation will vary from breed to breed all dogs need a way to release their pent up energies and stimulate their brains. With a bit of imagination and some thoughtful planning you can do a great deal to keep your dog stimulated and occupied even when you can’t devote your normal amount of time to them.

  • Environment: Really dogs are no different from us and our kids, we all get tired of looking at the same 4 walls, same clothes, same food etc. Take a look at where your dog spends his or her leisure and playtime. Is there anything new? Are there toys that have long ago been abandoned and are never touched.
  • Rotate Their Toys: Exchange the toys every 3 days or so. Also try to add a new one in the mix when you can.
  • Element of surprise: Put interesting and different treats in their favorite KONG; frozen peanut butter or small dog bone treats.
  • Multiple KONGS:Give them one KONG when you leave and hide another somewhere in their favorite area. I used to hide a second treat filled KONG in a shoe box for my dog. As she got better and better at finding them I devised all sorts of different sizes and locations for the boxes.
  • Treasure hunt: If you have a doggie door for your pet try throwing a bit of their dry food in their play area. You can leave the first stash in a little pile and then place a trail of food that leads to a new toy.
  • Short training sessions: Dogs love a sense of accomplishment. If you know you’re going to be gone longer than usual try having a short little training/trick session. Your dog will have had the opportunity to use his brain and receive your much loved appreciation for him! This same sense of accomplishment can be enhanced with refresher training classes!
  • EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE! Even a short walk can make a difference in your dog’s day. Give him a chance to smell and see something different. If you don’t have time for an official walk maybe toss a ball outside or play a quick game of tag before you leave or even while you drink your  morning coffee.

AND OF COURSE, here comes the shameless self promotion part…CALL ME. I not only have time for a walk with your precious companion, I would enjoy it as much as he or she would!!!!

Do you have any ideas boredom busting tips for those times when you just don’t have time? Share them with us!!!! Tis the season.