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Paw shake Hobart.com.au                                                                                                                  Paw shake Hobart.com.au.Pet,minding,feeding,taxi,home stays pet boarding,dog walking,House sitting.A teamof pet loving professionals.Police checked Insured                        A paw shake blog about teaching your dog to shake there paw

What You Need:

The only things needed whentraining a dog to paw shake paws is your dog and a handful of treats. If you are clicker training, you will need your clicker.

Here’s How to Do It

  1. Have your dog sit. If he doesn’t know how to sit, go back and practice that command before moving on to step two.
  2. Hold a treat in one hand, and show it to your dog. Close your fist over the treat so he can’t get it.
    1. Give your dog the command “shake,” and wave your closed fist under his nose to keep him interested in the treat.Wait for your dog to start digging in your hand for the treat. Usually dogs sniff around, and when that doesn’t work they begin to paw at your hand.
      1. Wait for your dog to start digging in your hand for the treat. Usually dogs sniff around, and when that doesn’t work they begin to paw at your hand.The moment your dog touches your hand with his paw, tell him “good” or click your clicker, and open your hand and allow him to have the treat.Practice “shake” for 5 minutes, two or three times a day. Your dog will be offering you his paw the moment you give the command

        Troubleshooting

        There are a few things you can do if your dog has trouble learning to shake:

        1. If your dog doesn’t put his paw on your hand, no matter how long you try to entice him with the treat, move the hand holding the treat closer to his paw. You can even give his leg or paw a little nudge. As soon as he raises his paw to your hand, give him the treat and follow the directions from step 5 above.
          1. If your dog still doesn’t understand what is expected of him after you nudge his paw, you can try lifting his paw into your hand yourself. Give the command “shake,” reach down and pick up his paw, and then tell him “good” or click your clicker and give him the treat. Repeat this quickly several times in a row giving him a treat each time, and then go back and start off from step 1 above. Most dogs will now understand what is expected, and begin to offer their paw

          Phasing Out the Treat

          Once your dog is offering his paw on command, you can begin phasing out the need to hold the treat in your closed hand. Here’s how to do it:

          1. Start with your hand closed over the treat, and give your dog the command “shake.” As soon as he offers his paw, give him a treat from your other hand rather than the one closed in your fist. Repeat this several times.
          2. Next, put out your hand without holding the treat inside and give the command “shake.” Give your dog a treat from your other hand as soon as he offers his paw.
          3. Practice step 2 over several training sessions. If your dog seems confused at any point, go back a step or two in your training.
          4. Now you are ready to phase out the treat almost entirely. Begin by offering a treat less frequently, first by giving him a treat after every other time he offers his paw on command. Slowly decrease the number of times your dog gets a treat after he offers his paw. Soon your dog will be offering his paw on command, and you will only need to give him anoccasional dog treat to reinforce the behavior.

        2. This info was provided by http://dogs.about.com/od/basiccommands/a/shake.htm

Paws 4 a breakfast Break

Paws 4 a breakfast break           

We love to take our dog to the local doggy beach or the Park together on the weekend and the we love to Paws 4 a breakfast break at our favorite doggy friendly cafe.The cafe has 4 water bowls out the front with tables and chairs and umbrellas over head and opposite the beach.We often love to gaze out to the water buy ourselves some Breakfast and a lovely coffee and we always add a cooked sausage to our order for our dog .So that is our Paws 4 a breakfast for our doggy.DO YOU LIKE TO PAWS FOR A BREAKFAST BREAK?

A little about us.We love our pets and have been operating a Pet Taxi pet minding business here for 4 years now and I am happy to say that the feed back is great.

We are friendly, affordable, insured, pets first aid accredited professional reputable Pet minding Service.We care for all types of pets domestic and rural.We service greater hobart as well as the brighton,New Norfolk,all the northern suburbs the Eastern shore the southern suburbs such as Kingston,Firthside,Taroona Sandy Bay Blackmans,Leslievale,Huonville,Geeveston,Sorell Seven mile beach,Midway point,Claremont,Old beach,Herdsman cove,Gage brook.Lauderdale,Rosetta.

We have a team of police checked professionals that will come out and visit you and your pets.This is peace of mind for the pet and home owner.We can do a whole range of services for you such as.Pet feeding visits,Pet minding,House sitting.Dog walking,doggy day care,Home stays pet boarding,Pet taxi and pet friendly accommodation on Bruny Island.

www.pettaxi.net.au    phone 0428 568 852

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Dog minding in our home in Hobart is available in our home dog minding.For cage free stress free dogs holiday care Hobart.

Want your dogs to have a home away from home whilst you are on holidays.Your dogs can live and sleep inside if that is what they do at home.This Service is an alternative to dog boarding kennels and is a cage free holiday for your much loved and important family members.No stress or separation anxiety Your dogs have the same routine as home even their walking schedule will be the same.This Service is to provide a home away from home experience for your dogs.Where they have companionship and freedom 24 hours per day.Our Pet Minding Service has been very successful as we only pick the people we think will love your dogs as much as you do people who genuinely care.Most of my minder are either volunteer dog home dog walker or in the dog walking associations of Hobart and Kingston as well as Huonville.People who give their time for free for the well being of dogs are the the sort of people we have on our team.Including myself I have a great love for all dogs all shapes and sizes and no discrimination.I have been a dog minder for years and would say that it gives me great joy and I have a full calendar most of the time as I do care a great deal and love what i do.All the dogs I mind become a family member with us and all have their own individual personalities.Our Paw guests are treated as our own and have the full run of our house yard and our hearts.This is what I enjoy most dogs as do the people who mind for me.We prepare a meet and greet first so you can meet the person who is looking after them and where they will be staying.If you are happy with that procedure I can then book you in.So next time you are thinking of going on a holiday and do not know what to do with your dogs Call us here at Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services on 0428 568 852 and we can have a chat on what we can offer your fur baby.

 

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For an Excellent Pet minding Service in Hobart 7000 look no further than The Hobart pet minding service operated by Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services in Hobart and surrounding Suburbs.We have been operating successfully in the Pet minding business for quite some time and are now making our mark on Hobart and suburbs.We have found out that lots of people in the greater Hobart Area have a lot of pets and really do need to have a pet minding service just for them.We hear you loud and clear Hobart and are here to serve you and your Pets.Pet minding for me just seems to be come natural.So when you see Pet taxi driving around you know I am out pet minding or driving the pets Hobart around.

One of my team members or myself can come out to your home and feed and make sure your pets have enough water clean out kitty litter trays feed fish birds and cats,mice and rabbits and all sorts of pets there daily food and drink we will walk your dogs and give them some companionship and pet the cat.Pets love to interact with humans and like us they get bored and lonely.This Pet sitting Service is here to help your pets get through the days with out there family around.It makes me happy when the pets are so happy to see you arrive all my dogs I mind know it is walkies time and feed time when I arrive so this makes them very happy to see me their pet minder.I can visit once or twice a day this is up to you and I can also arrange for a full time pet nanny to stay and pet and house sit this service is the best as your pets have a full time  pet carer and companion,If your Pets have a medical condition such as diabetes we now have a vet nurse available.So this is my Pet care business in Hobart and I love it.Call me and we can have a chat to see what me and my team can do for you.You get to met with me personally and a pet minder if I can not do it.You show us what where when your pets get feed exercised and played with as well as any other information like medication ect.So next time you are planning a holiday Plan to call me the pet minding Expert Kimberly from Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services for all your pet minding and pet care needs.Use the Pet Services the vets Trust and Use Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet services at your service phone 0428 568 852

Kennel cough Hobart-Hobart Kennel cough

Kimberly’s Pet Taxi would like to advise people to be aware of the Kennel cough epidemic.A new strain is out there be very careful with your dogs around Hobart as there is a new strain and even if your dogs have been vaccinated they can still get this New strain.Pet sitters can come to your home and house and pet sit your pets is a safer insurance you will not end up with a Big Vet bill.please read onI supplied an article by Briony Kidd.

23 November, 2010 10:54AM AEDT

Sick as a dog…A few things you should know about kennel cough

By Briony Kidd

Vets say kennel cough is more prevalent than usual at the moment and owners should be vigilant. Even vaccinated dogs are at risk …

If you notice your dog honking loudly like a goose, making choking sounds, gagging or even coughing up fluid, pay attention.

It’s possible your dog has kennel cough.

Vets around Hobart are saying that they’re seeing more of it than usual at the moment, with one pointing to the Errol Flynn Reserve in Sandy Bay as the source of a number of cases.

“You tend to take your dog to places where there’s a lot of other dogs and it just goes through them very quickly. It’s definitely around,” explains Cheryl, who works as a vet nurse in the area.

“The owner doesn’t realises the dog has it until it starts coughing and by then its already been mingling.”

Kennel cough (or canine cough) is a highly contagious condition that can spread rapidly when dogs congregate, hence the name. It is characterised by inflammation of the upper respiratory system, sometimes with a fever.

It is either the result of a bacterial infection or has a viral cause and, in rare cases, it can progress to pneumonia. All forms of the condition are spread through the air and by contact with contaminated surfaces.

Symptoms usually begin three to five days after exposure.

Many dog owners are unaware that dogs can be affected by kennel cough even if vaccinated against it.

Ruth, a regular visitor to the Errol Flynn Reserve with her teenage daughter and her dog, Indy, says she hasn’t given kennel cough much thought and didn’t know about the current outbreak.

“I’m not sure how I could know, unless it’s on a database or something like that, or unless a dog has a little red thing that says, ‘I’ve been vaccinated.’

“But I’d like to know more about how they can still have it if they’ve been vaccinated. It is a bit of a worry.”

Zoe, a nurse who works at a city veterinary practice, says, “Our vets here do mention that we only vaccinate for the main types.”

Vaccination is still the best safeguard: a dog may still contract kennel cough but it’s likely to be a less aggressive form and more easily treated.

Jan, another regular at the dog beach with her dog Louis, says she didn’t know there was any risk of him being affected: “I was quite confident because my dog has been vaccinated.”

So would she think twice about Louis’s outings at the dog park, knowing the risk?

“Well, I guess as we’ve been coming in this infection period I’ll keep bringing him. He does have a strong friendship group here and can’t get through a day without coming here,” she explains, laughing a little. “He comes here almost every day. He also goes to Nutgrove in the mornings and loves the social life and the exercise.”

Along with his ‘best friends’, Bailey, Finn and Harry, Louis enjoys a run around and a bit of a swim.

Jan pauses, considering: “But maybe, if I think about it, I could change my mind [about coming here] for a couple of weeks just to be safe, or certainly consult my vet.”

Sophie, another regular at the Errol Flynn Reserve, is equally concerned. She’s not sure if her dog is vaccinated or not: “I’m thinking I’ve heard her cough occasionally, but I’m sure everybody does occasionally.

“I’ll just keep a good eye on her.”

Vet nurse Zoe says the outbreak is being properly handled: “I haven’t seen a really serious case … so I think everyone’s keeping it nice and under control, but if it’s left untreated it can be more serious.”

Vets advise keeping an infected dog away from other dogs until the illness has run its course.

Some clinics ask that owners keep their dog in the car while waiting for their appointment, for instance, instead of letting him or her mingle with other dogs in the waiting room.

Treatment involves a course of antibiotics and cough mixture, with herbal tonics sometimes also recommended.

If you’re concerned about your dog’s health or have queries about kennel cough, consult your vet.

If you prefer to leave your dogs at home whilst on Holidays as to avoid infection call Kimberly’s (my service) and we can set you up with a house sitter or pet sitter.

This information I thought may help some dog owners out there

  Kimberly’sPet Taxi and Pet Services At Your Service!

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Do you Have a lot of different pets and can not leave them.Well now you can in Hobart with our house sitters and pet sitters. do not let your pets stop you from having a holiday Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Services will mind and pet sit All types of  pets  sitters and house sitters are available in the greater Hobart area as well as down southern Tasmania.

Our Team of pet sitters will look after all house hold and small hobby farm pets sitters.Our house and pet  sitters are screened keen and reliable most are young retirees are energetic and vibrant and all love animals and adventures.Like one pet and house sits we have quoted for is to look after dogs chickens and 2 goats and goats need to be milked twice a day.we look at this as a challenge and look forward to learning new things.So most animals are catered for.Just give us a call on 0428 568 852 and see what we can offer you in the form of house sitting all types of pet and pet sitting.So never fear Kimberly’s pet Taxi and house sitters are here to help you.

We are fish sitters,cat sitters,dog sitters,bird sitters,Animal sitters,Rabbits,ferrets, all pets sitters and Animal Pet care ,Pet services for Hobart and surrounds.

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