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Paw shake Hobart.com.au

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

Free house sitters Hobart & Tasmania.Free Pet sitting

Free House sitters

House sitters Hobart & Tasmania sites a few things to consider
This is a good idea until something goes wrong.

I do not charge you to be on a site and then leave you to your own devices.I operate a very affordable house sitting service that you pay for.The amount of people we have to get out of trouble because of free house sitters who decide they don’t want to be there any more or the pets are a pain & driving them insane is huge.Or a better house sit prospect has come through and they want to cancel yours at the last minute.Whether it is a free house sitting service or friends or family when they do let you down it is always at the last minute or whilst you are away already.This is very distressing to the house and pet owner. We get most of our business from free house sitting services who stuff  up.Or need us to go in asap to take over

This is just one example but we have many but the blog would be way to long so we will just use this one for an example.                                                                                                       We went into one just last week the free sitter who was leaving we met with to get the keys from her & take over.The dog jumped up on her a she smacked it in the head really hard and screamed at the dog.I was horrified & this lady minds peoples pets omg.I have people on the phone crying to me needing us to do an emergency take overs all the time and most of the time the owners are out of the state very distressing for the house owners.                   For me these free services supply me with great new clients as they will never want to get burnt again.

With my House sitters.I screen them personally. Have them police checked.I check their references.I supply insurance coverage over your pets and liability.All my sitters are pets CPR & pets first aid trained we have OH&S seminars 3 times a year.As well as pet behavior seminars,we give our sitters 24/7 support.The sitters keep you updated with photos and emails if you request.If an emergency comes up & a sitter needs to leave we have another professional sitter to stand in.You get to have a free meet n greet with the sitter and interview them and show & tell them what you would like them to do for your pets and home.I follow up & call the the owners of the house after each house sit to see how it went to keep track to make sure my sitters are staying up to a very good standard & to make sure that the owners are happy.Happy owners are clients for life!

I don’t think these house sitter services do this.I think its a good idea, and I am sure there is some really great sitters out there.But the old saying you get what you pay for is so true.My sitters get paid for what they do & live in your area and want to get repeat business.So they do their best this is a job to them.Our services are still cheaper than kennels in most cases so its a win win all around.Be careful I have interviewed over 300 potential sitters in 4 years and have only employed 20.You need to know what to look for.Good luck to everyone & remember if your pets are demanding a free service is not always the best way to go.But its your pets and home & your decision.                                We care for all types of pets domestic and rural                    If you would like t0 have a chat or look at our website www.pettaxi.net.au      PH 0428568852

 

Pet Sitting in Launceston & suburbs for all your pet sitting needs Look no further

Pet sitting in Launceston as well as pet sitting in the suburbs of Launceston .We are the pet sitting pet loving professionals Launceston

No other Tasmanian owned pet sitting pet care service looks after & cares for more pets than we do here at Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services.

Why pet sitting you may ask

This is Peace of Mind Peace for you the pet Owner

  • Your pets Comfort and welfare of your home are our Top priorities
  • Our References We can happily and readily  provide them
  • We have a large team so can provide Back up staff  – all Screened
  •  (Police and other references)
  • Pet sitters usually have training, such as pet first aid certification
  • We Are Highly Recommended by vets, pet shops and groomers and other pet sitters
  • Our services operate year round and all over south Tasmani
  • Possible reduced stress on pets because pets are cared for in their own homes
  • No “travel trauma” to pets because they do not need to be transported anywhere
  • Exposure to illnesses and parasites of other animals is minimized
  • Required vaccinations are often less restrictive than those necessary at a kennel
  • Pets stay on their regular routines and do not need to adapt to a new environment

We can Visit your pets? Suburbs we service are

  • Alanvale
  • Blackstone Heights
  • Invermay
  • Kings Meadows
  • Launceston, East Launceston, South Launceston, West Launceston, Elphin
  • Mowbray
  • Newnham
  • Norwood
  • Prospect
  • Prospect Vale
  • Punchbowl
  • Relbia
  • Riverside
  • Rocherlea
  • Sandhill
  • St Leonard
  • Summerhill
  • Trevallyn
  • White Hills
  • Youngtown

 

 

 

Pet feeding Launceston.com.au

Pet feeding Launceston.com.au We are now pet feeding your pets in Launceston and surrounding suburbs.Pet minding,pet sitting are also terms that are used for a pet feeding /pet care service.We are professional,friendly,fully insured and pets first aid trained and police checked pet sitters/pet carers.  PH 0428568852                                                                                                                                                                                                      You love your pets and we will too!    

We are a more affordable way to the traditional boarding kennels.Your pets get to stay in the comfort of there own home.No need to update vaccinations and no running back and forth to Boarding kennels or catteries.This service is particularly very beneficial to your older pets.We can look after domestic pets and your small hobby farms.Just ask us if we can help you and the chances are we can

    We are the pet service the vets trust and use!

We are a reputable company serving Hobart and southern Tasmania for years we have now decided to give you the choice of using our well known service,after many calls and emails asking us if we would expand.Well we have heard you and ready to serve you and your much loved fur,fins,feather,hooves n all pet family

We are a Tasmanian owned pet care company

We will come to your house and meet with you and your pets for a free and offer you a quote for your needs our pet feeding service includes feeding watering,playing cuddling and talking to your pets.Kitty litter cleaned,dogs walked, bins put in and out and mail brought in junk mail thrown out if you wish so no clogged up mail boxes.A daily presence at your home.Call us today for a free quote 0428 568 852

                             ARE YOU INTERESTED IN OWNING A PET CARE FRANCHISE?

 If so call us and lets have a chat!

 

 

At Home Pet minding , pet sitting & pet feeding Launceston & surrounding Suburbs

Pet minding,pet sitting & pet feeding in Launceston suburbs.For all your Pet minding and pet sitting,Dog walking needs look no further than Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services 0428568852

Why pet minding & Pet sitting and feeding services?

  •  Reduced stress on pets because pets are cared for in their own homes
  • No “travel trauma” to pets because they do not need to be transported anywhere
  • Exposure to illnesses and parasites of other animals is minimized
  • Required vaccinations are often less restrictive than those necessary at a kennel
  • Pets stay on their regular routines and do not need to adapt to a new environment
  • Not having to deal with neighbors, friends or family members feeling that they are inconvenienced

Professional pet sitters are often licensed, and insured for liability including care, custody, and control of the pets in their care. Many pet sitters are also bonded or insured for theft. Pet sitters usually have training, such as pet first ai, or pet sitting accreditation. A number of professional organizations exist to help pet sitters improve their services.

Services

There are many different services which can be offered by pet sitters.

Vacation care

During vacation pet sitting, a pet sitter visits a client’s home several times, as required. The exact length of visit is determined by both pet owners and pet sitters, averaging from fifteen to forty-five minutes. Typical services offered include: providing the pets’ customary diet and exercise routine, administration of medications, vitamins, and other special care, monitoring health and arranging for medical treatment in case of illness. Most pet sitters bill clients on a per-visit or per-day basis, including additional charges for multiple pets, travel expenses, and special tasks. Less commonly, pet sitters offer live-in care. Pet sitters also provide house sitting in conjunction with vacation pet care.

Dog walking

Main article: Dog walking

Pet sitters also provide dog walking services. Disabled clients and the elderly often hire pet sitters to exercise and care for their pets if they are unable to do so.

Pet sitters may also offer other more aggressive methods of exercise for dogs during dog walking appointments. These may include jogging, running, or doggy parks and beaches with client dogs.

Dog Boarding

Main article: Dog Boarding

Pet sitters may also offer Home Dog Boarding. Much like traditional house sitting – this involves the dog boarding in the sitter’s own home environment. Allowing increased levels of exercise and play, confidence and social skills. Stress relief and alleviation of boredom. Constant supervision from a caring staff of one. Good behaviour and manners are promoted and rewarded and this provides peace of mind that the dog is safe and happy without the guilty feeling about leaving the pet home alone.

 

Pet Feeding & Pet minding in Launceston and suburbs

Affordable Professional,friendly Pet feeding service is now available in Launceston and suburbs,Pet feeding/pet minding is a great alternative and cheaper than putting your pets in a boarding facility.Pets are less stressed staying in the comfort of there own home.You are less stressed as you do not have to run back and forwards to boarding facilities before & after your holiday.Vaccinations do not have to be up to date as your pets are staying in their own home environment.We will feed water, cuddle and play with your pets ,clean out kitty litter trays and put your bins in & out & bring in your mail.We can also offer a dog walking service as well.All our Pet carers are police checked,CPR & pets first aid trained for that peace of mind.A free meet & greet with your sitter with a free quote provided so you can choose who cares for your pets.Call us today on 0428568852

We have been offering this service successfully in  Hobart and southern Tasmania for the past 3 years & having many pet owners from Launceston area asking me can we look after their pets We  have now decided that it is now your turn Launceston.

pets are our business and we will love to have the opportunity to to care for them take a look at our web site and like us on face book we have a nice pet page.Click on the link below to like us.                                                                                               www.facebook.com/pages/Kimberlys-Pet-Taxi-and-Pet-services/140898139336013

You love your pets and we will too!

This is the Pet Service the vets trust and use!

Reputable House Sitting Company Hobart & Tasmania

House sitting Hobart now has a Professional affordable & fully insured reputable house sitting Company, pet n house sitters In Hobart & Tasmania.Want your house to have sitters and security In Hobart while you are away?Do you want your pets to have full time companionship & stay in the comfort of their own home. the benefits of paying a house sitting company out ways the free house sitting services out there today.The old saying you get what you pay for is so true.The amount of times we have had to send in our house sitters to replace free house sitter is astounding. sometimes paying for peace of mind is better than making a costly mistake by putting a free service in  Your  home uninsured is a risk many are not willing to take.Sometimes finding the cheapest way out is not the  most cost effective way.

SOME WONDERFUL FEED BACK     

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Kimberly’s pet taxi House sitting

 

1)
Irene Freeman Hi “Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet services” just got back from King Island and absolutely have a great break (in fact would have liked to stay longer, but Henry happy to get back to his flowers). I am so happy when I get back home to find everything so clean and welcoming and “Sam” and “Draz” so well looked after,Just awesome job “Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet services, total trustworthy, professional, highly recommend your service to my vets and everyone” my “boys” so content and happy, just beautiful. Will call soon.
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2)
Tina Knier
Jun 4th, 6:21pm
Once again thank you to Kimberlys pet services for sending Mandy to look after our furry kids Monty and Mimi come home to very happy and well looked after kiddies and house was very clean. Lots of doggy kisses and snuggles to Mandy
3)
Dagmar Pankhurst
May 21
Thanks to Maureen from “Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet services”, the dogs had a wonderful holiday at home while I was away…pennies
well spent!
4)
Wildy Belinda
Apr 4th, 4:49pm
Pass on our thanks to Catherine, she did a wonderful job in looking after our vast menagerie of pets and the house was sparklingly neat and clean on arrival home, will certainly be using your pet sitting services again.

when you want assurance  that every thing will be cared for in the manner you wish call us here at Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services 0428568852

 

 

 

Pet Feeding service in Claremont & Surrounds

Pet Feeding and Pet Sitting, In Claremont & Chigwell. Pet sitting & pet feeding now available in these areasWe are Trained in pets First Aid.We have Pet Sitters Ready to care for your pets in your home or ours.

Phone 0428 568 852        

Pet feeding Visits

Pet s love our pet feeding visits

“Visit My/ Our pets at home”- we come to your place for regular pet visits

Pet Sitting in your own home offers a real low stress alternative to boarding pets. It is most suitable for Dogs, cats, birds, fish guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, ferrets, and other small mammals and reptiles,Horses sheep and goats and of course cows. Or your Menagerie It is often best suited to aged pets and those pets not suited to travel,such as age and pets that stress

The added benefit is that your home and property are cared for with another reliable and presence when you are away.

Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Sitters at home visit services include:

  • Initial consultation We will make an appointment for a meet and greet with you & your Pets in your own home
  • We can arrange short term or long term pet and home visits
  • Daily feeding Water/cuddles &  playtime, administering medications
    (Please note Some Oral Medicines or Injections may incur additional charges)
  • Daily Cleaning of soiled kitty litter trays
  • Regular Collection of mail
  • Removal of (collection of) junk mail and rubbish at street frontage
  • Indoor & out door Watering of Plants
  • Putting out/return of rubbish bin and recycling box (On request)
  • We can turn on &off lights and open and close blinds every other day If you like (Please ask us if you want this to be done)
  • General Security check of doors/windows and your home surroundings
  • (as by your directions)
  • Emailing or texting you  with pictures to advise all is well back home
  • (If You advise us too)

This is Peace of Mind Peace of Mind

  • Your pets Comfort and welfare of your home are our Top priorities
  • Our References We can happily and readily  provide them
  • We have a large team so can provide Back up staff  – all Screened
  •  (Police and other references)
  • Pet sitters usually have training, such as pet first aid certification
  • We Are Highly Recommended by vets, pet shops and groomers and other pet sitters
  • Our services operate year round and all over south Tasmani
  • Possible reduced stress on pets because pets are cared for in their own homes
    • No “travel trauma” to pets because they do not need to be transported anywhere
    • Exposure to illnesses and parasites of other animals is minimized
    • Required vaccinations are often less restrictive than those necessary at a kennel
    • Pets stay on their regular routines and do not need to adapt to a new environment

Our Rates – Daily pet feed visits Start from $15 per visit But they vary depending on what services you need us to Perform

 

 

 

PET SITTERS In KINGSTON & BLACKMANS BAY PET SITTING-PET FEEDING PET CARE VISITS,PET MINDING

Pet sitters Kingston& Blackmans bay In Tasmania for Pet sittingPet feeding ,Pet care  pet minding Visits.Pet sitters Kimberly’s Pet taxi and services can provide all your pet care needs! 0428 568 852

Dog-Naming Tips

One of the most enjoyable parts of dog ownership is giving your pooch a special name. But once you’ve done that, you also need to take steps to give your dog proper identification, in case he’s lost. Here are extensive details on naming and identifying your dog.

What’s in a Name?

One of the most important ways you communicate with your dog is through her name. When your dog hears her name, she should jump to attention, ready for good times — even if it’s just mealtime. Choosing the right name is a special part of dog ownership, so consider your choices carefully. Here are some things to consider to get you on the right track.

Your dog’s looks. Spot, Blaze, Tiny, or Blackie are all tried and true dog names. The upside is they’re descriptive, making it easier to identify your dog if she gets lost. The downside is there are a lot of other dogs with those names. You might want to be more creative so your dog stands out from the crowd. A tall, leggy dog with a brindle coat — a Greyhound, for instance — might be named Savanna or Tiger, after the flat grasslands of Africa that might have produced an animal with this striped coat pattern.

Your dog’s heritage. Investigating breed history is a great way to find the perfect name. A Scottish breed, such as a West Highland White Terrier, Scottish Terrier, or Cairn Terrier, might be named Murray or Stuart. Safari is a suitable moniker for a Basenji, the barkless breed from Africa. Tundra is a favorite name for Northern breeds like Alaskan Malamutes and Samoyeds.

Your dog’s breed. Beagles, Bloodhounds, and Basset Hounds will follow their noses to the ends of the earth. Sniffer is a good name for one of these dogs, as is Sherlock or Gypsy. Lots of terriers are named Digger, and it’s easy to see why. These dogs were once bred to go after varmints that lived in underground dens, hence their tendency today to excavate their yards.

Your pup’s special traits. Why did you get your pup? If the two of you will be hunting or fishing together, you might go with the name Pal or Amigo. Border Collies are said to be the smartest of all breeds, so consider giving yours a name to match her intellect: Einstein or Newton, for instance.

Your puppy’s registered name. Breeders often give litters a theme or names beginning with the same letter. A litter with a country music theme might have pups named Nashville’s Yoakam, Nashville’s Dolly, Nashville’s Reba, and Nashville’s Waylon. Registered names may include the kennel name or the names of the sire and dam. Thus you might have Cloverhill’s Indian Summer, Craigwood Higgins of Switchbark, or Magnolia’s Prince of Thieves. Although these names appear on the dog’s registration papers, they obviously aren’t good choices to use around the house. The breeder or owner gives the dog a nickname, or call name. Craigwood Higgins of Switchbark probably goes by Woody to his friends.

Your hobbies and special interests. If you’re a sports fan, you have lots of great names to choose from, whether your game is golf, tennis, basketball, football, track and field, or hockey. You might name a fleet-footed Greyhound or Whippet Carl, Jesse, or FloJo. Naming a Boxer is almost too easy: How about Frazier, Ali, or Sugar Ray?

Your favorite books, movies, or television shows. Lots of dogs are named Lassie in honor of the Collie of literary, film, and television fame. But you don’t have to name your pet after another dog in a movie or TV show. Pick the name of any one of your favorite characters for your dog.

Helpful hints. Avoid names that rhyme with the word no, such as Mo, Snow, or Beau. You don’t want to confuse your pup when you’re training her. Avoid long or difficult names. Worcestershire may look impressive, but by the time you get it out of your mouth, your dog’s attention will have long since shifted elsewhere. Finally, make sure the name is one you won’t be embarrassed to call out in front of the neighbors.

This article was from Animal Planet by Dr. William Fortney