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Dog walking Hobart.com.au Dog walking service Hobart

Dog walking Hobart.com.au

Dog walking service that is reliable servicing the Greater Hobart region as well as the Houn Valley.To find out more go to www.pettaxi.net.au Ph 0428568852

Dog walking gum tree & internet adds An insight to dog walking by a reputable professional pet care company

So you want to be a dog walker?

How we accumulate our clients mostly is when they are at their wits end and they have been left in the lurch had their time wasted by so called unprofessional people who think that dog walking would be  fun & easy money. All clients want is a reliable service that will turn up and walk their dogs. Rain hail or shine.You also do not have to mind picking up other peoples dogs poo.

Let me tell you dog walkers earn every cent they make & should be respected. When most people want to pay you to walk a dog it is not because the dogs are easy to walk believe me. Most clients have big pully,unruly dogs who are dog aggressive not trained to leash walk ect.To be pulled around by a big pully or small pully dog trying to control them for a full 1/2  hour or full hour is not fun. We trail and test walkers over a 2 week period.

The drop out rate is incredible. In 5 years I have found 4 regular reliable people who walk dogs all day. This would be out of close to a hundred that we have interviewed and started to trial. Not only have they wasted my time but have wasted the time of my dedicated team who help along the way with the process. To give help them the so called easy making money job of their dreams.

Some of these advertised dog walkers on gum tree and other employment internet sites.

Always make me laugh or smile with yeah right when I see them advertise walking your dog for $5 or $10 per hour  for  2 dogs $12 to $18 and then they offer a price for 3 or 4 not only is this unprofessional as it is against the law in the dog act to walk more than 2 dogs at a time If you are going to work with dogs you should know the council rules and regulations of how many dogs is acceptable to walk at each time.If you want a career in dog walking know your subject.

Not only that but it is also not safe to walk more than 2 dogs at a time not just for the walker but the dogs as well.

Dog walkers have to be alert at all the times & be aware of their environment & surrounds around them and make sure they have a firm hold on the leash at all times. Not only would multiple dogs get tangled up and cause you to trip up, maybe a little dog fight might happen between the dogs you are walking .

How are you going to control this with multiple dogs on hand. If they see a cat and the dog/s bolt out to chase it not only would this pull the walker over and cause injury to the walker more than likely they would let go of the leash and therefore set your dogs free. What a disaster. Not only do they have to get one dog back but 3 or 4 no thanks it’s an impossible ask.

If you are thinking of a career in dog walking go to the dogs home and volunteer to walk dogs for them go through the rules and safety regulations of how to safely walk a dog. Then walk dogs for them 5 to 7 days straight for a month. I always say if you can walk a dogs home dog you can walk anything.

If you have lasted and still love it after a month then you are ready to be a good dedicated dog walker. If you do please call me because you are a rare individual that is for sure and we can do with you on our team.

Not only that dog walking is 7 days a week clients do not want you to just walk week days but weekends too and there is no penalty rates.

It is not a 9 to 5 job some of our walkers start walking in the dark am and finish in the dark pm especially in the winter months,

They run from one job to another all day every day.

You must also provide insurance as once money changes hands for a service of any kind you are liable/sueable for any mishaps or accidents that may occur whilst you are walking clients dogs,These can be dog fights not just by the dog you are walking but some other dog attacking your clients dog,if you lose a dog or a dog gets run over.You must protect yourself and your clients from anything that may arise.

Some clients do contact you to walk their dogs as they are time poor and do not have time to walk or they are elderly or disable,Not all dogs are hard to walk but if you want to be a successful dog walking service you can not pick and choose or you will not make money.

Expenses & tools you need to run a successful dog walking business is insurance,dog leads and haltis,dog coats of various sizes for bad weather,petrol money to get from one job to another,old towels to dry the dogs off.Lots of treats of course all dogs love to get a treat’.

A good hat, sunglasses,2 very good all weather coats/Jackets with a hood,2 pairs of water proof pants, Gloves with good gripping on the palm side a Beanie and most important good and supportive walking shoes.

Also patience lots of patience not just for dogs but starting a business such as dog walking is slow and you may not get a job for months and then only a holiday walk and then nothing else. If you want to start off with clientele asap you need to call us as we can give you work straight away and you do not need to take on the burdens of running a business

The Pro’s of dog walking are

You get to meet lovely people who adore their dogs

You get to meet some awesome dogs and bond with them naughty and good, but the naughty ones are just as lovable as the good you will see, Exercise and fitness.

  RESPECT

So next time you see a professional dog walker out and about walking dogs for a job have a respect for what they do they deserve it and the dogs & owners love them too!

If you are looking for walkers who are dedicated and we have trailed and tested them so you do not have to go through the disappointment. Let us take the worry out of that and do the hard work for you so you may get the dog walker you and your dog deserves!

 Jobs                                                                                                                                                         If you are serious about becoming a dog walker contact us and we can have a chat and if you are suitable we can train and trial you.

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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

For Pet minding Hobart

For pet minding in the Hobart Pets first aid professionals police checked,Areas.                     For pet minding. We service all greater Hobart,Huonville,Cygnet,New Norfolk,Brighton,Sorell & wider spread for house sitting.

When looking for a Pet minding reputable company.Look for a company that is established and has been grown into a good concern.A pet minding company that has a great reputation.Ask you vets for pet minding who do they recommend.

A list of things that when looking for pet minding have a check list such as this.

  • Does the company have Insurance
  • Does the company have all their team members and themselves police checked & screened.
  • Does the pet minding companies team have accreditation in pets first aid & CPR
  • Does the companies team or themselves have pet behavior experience
  • Does your vet recommend a pacific pet minding company
  • Does your company have years of experience
  • Does the company have a great reputation
  • Does the company have experience in administering medications and needles and have they been instructed properly by vets
  • Does your pet minding company care
  • Above all your pet minding company must love what they do and it shows.

This is a great check list to go through and if  the pet minding company you are thinking of  checks all the boxes you can feel pretty secure in knowing that you have the right pet minding company for you pet minding needs.

If  in doubt call us here at Kimberly’s pet Taxi and Pet Services as we do tick all the boxes.With a friendly team of 30 sitters we can cover all your pets needs,most areas in the southern Tassie region.Call us today for an obigation free initial visit and a quote

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

 

Hobart dog boarding unique home stays dog boarding hobart suburbs

Hobart dog boarding unique home stays dog boarding Hobart suburbs

Hobart based home stays dog boarding by the reputable pet sitting and services company loves operating in greater Hobart

Hobart /ˈhbɑrt/[4] is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony,[5] Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city after SydneyNew South Wales. As of June 2013, the city had a greater area population of approximately 217,973.[1] The city in the state’s south-east on the Derwent River‘s estuary. Its skyline is dominated by the 1,271-metre (4,170 ft) Mount Wellington. The city is the financial and administrative heart of Tasmania, also serving as the home port for both Australian and French Antarctic operations.

History[edit]

Main article: History of Hobart

The first settlement began in 1803 as a penal colony at Risdon Cove on the eastern shores of the Derwent River, amid British concerns over the presence of French explorers. In 1804 it was moved to a better location at the present site of Hobart at Sullivans Cove. The city, initially known as Hobart Town or Hobarton, was named after Lord Hobart, the Colonial Secretary.

The area’s indigenous inhabitants were members of the semi-nomadic Mouheneener tribe.[6] Violent conflict with the European settlers, and the effects of diseases brought by them, dramatically reduced the aboriginal population, which was rapidly replaced by free settlers and the convict population. Charles Darwin visited Hobart Town in February 1836 as part of the Beagle expedition. He writes of Hobart and the Derwent estuary in his Voyage of the Beagle:

…The lower parts of the hills which skirt the bay are cleared; and the bright yellow fields of corn, and dark green ones of potatoes, appear very luxuriant… I was chiefly struck with the comparative fewness of the large houses, either built or building. Hobart Town, from the census of 1835, contained 13,826 inhabitants, and the whole of Tasmania 36,505.

The Derwent River was one of Australia’s finest deepwater ports and was the centre of the Southern Ocean whaling and the sealing trade, the settlement rapidly grew into a major port, with allied industries such as shipbuilding. Hobart Town became a city on 21 August 1842, and was renamed Hobart from the beginning of 1881.[7]

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pet minding,Pet feeding in your Home or Dog minding in our homes Hobart

Pet Feeding and Pet minding in your Home Hobart.
Dog Minding in our homes is a more affordable pet care service Pet feeding & Pet minding in your home.By police checked pet loving professionals.

For a great pet minding service that will come out to your place and feed your pets and refresh their water give them some human company and affection look no futher than

Kimberly’s pet taxi and pet services pet loving pet professionals are only a phone call away.We will match you with a police checked ,CPR & pets first aid certified pet minder,and have them come out to your place for a meet n greet and to discuss your holiday care needs with the pet sitter.

This service is much nicer for your pets,as they get to stay in the comfort of their own homes.Your pets are covered by our insurance whilst in our care.Pet minding has become very popular as it is Cheaper than Kennels and there is not that running around before and after your holidays,to and from The Boarding Facilities.Also vaccinations do not have to be up to date as I know that some of you would rather not Vaccinate your pets.

Nothing make me and my sitters happier than when you turn up to feed the pets and or walk them they are so excited to see us.Oh goody the sitter is here to feed us and have some play time or just some human affection is all most pets want and need.

Most people today have doggy or cat doors so their pets can go oustside and come back in when ever they please.This makes it easier on the pets and the owner that the pets can get outside to relieve them selves.These doors make for a great feature in a pet and pet owners life.

We can come and feed your pets once a day or twice a day.If they are cats some owners get us to call in every 2nd day and they put out an extra kitty litter tray and a automatic pet feeder that we can top up along with giving them some wet food and refreshing and topping up their water.

We can also add on a walk for your dogs,water your indoor plants,bring in your mail put bins in and our as well as rotating lights opening and closing window curtains or blinds.

So if you nned a professional pet loving service call us at Kimberly’s Pet taxi and Pet services on 0428 568 852

Home stays dog boarding-Dog Kennels & Dog Minding Hobart

Home stays dog boardingDog Kennels Hobart

Home stays dog boarding-Where your dog stays in the comfort of caring homes across greater Hobart with Pets
CPR & first aid trained Dog carer’s. You love your dogs & we will too!

Go away on holidays or on business, with the peace of mind knowing that your dog is being cared for by a suitable, caring minder and living in the complete comfort of a dog lover’s home!

You have preference of a minder that has a doggy so your dog has a great play days and doggy company as well as the company of your dogs carer.                                                                                                                                                 OR                                                                                                    If your dog prefers only human company then they can stay with a Minder that doesn’t own a dog.This gives your dog total personal attention with no other dogs to contend with.

We ask you to take your doggy along for meet & greet with the Carer/Minder in advance, at their home to ensure you are completely comfortable with where your dog will be staying. For your convenience our Minders homes are located in most Greater Hobart Suburbs.This allows your dog to have a good sniff around and get familiar with the carers home as well as that added peace of mind for your the Pawrent.

We are very careful to match your dog’s personality,breed & size with a suitable carer/ minder at the closest possible location. We take the time to make the perfect match.

Affection & personal attention is our policy we love to love up your dogs.Your dogs become part of our family when you go away and we treat them as such.

So why not call us for a quote and have a no obligation free meet n greet with one of our Dog carer’s to see if this service is for you and your doggy.

phone 0428 568 852

Pet sitters Hobart Tasmania

Pet sitters visits  Hobart-Pet sitting Hobart Pet Feeding Hobart-Pet care Hobart in Tasmania

Pet sitters greater Hobart Tasmania or  pet sitting Pet minding your pets pet visits for pets pet care,pet feeding.By certified Pets 1st aid trained staff very professional and friendly at Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet services! 0428 568 852

How to Care for a Dog

by Dr. William Fortney Article found in Animal Planet

aspects of dog-care, including:

  • Dog-Naming Tips Naming your pooch is a joyful task, but one you’ll want to put some thought into ahead of time. Both you and your dog will have to live with the name you choose for your entire time together. There are many ways to come up with appropriate dog names, including appearance, heritage, special characteristics, and behavior. We cover them all in this section. We will also tell you about some dog names and dog-naming mistakes you will definitely want to avoid.
  • Dog Supplies Think of how many personal items you have, and how many of them are indispensable to your health and happiness. Dogs require fewer accessories than us humans, but theirs are no less vital, and by selecting the proper items, you can improve your pooch’s health in ever regard. If you’ve ever ventured inside a pet store, you know how confusing it can be just picking out a collar or leash. We will cover all the basics like food and grooming accessories, as well as specialty items like a carrier.
  • Dog Feeding Nothing is more vital to the health of your dog than proper feeding. Dogs are eager eaters, and this is part of their charm. But it also means that you need to be well informed about what is will give a dog good health and energy and what could be bad for her, despite her willingness to try it out. Here are all the details, including several make-it-at-home recipes for delicious, nutritious and economical dog food. (We also answer the eternal question, “Why do dogs eat plants?”)
  • Puppy-Training Tips A new puppy can really melt your heart, but they can also be a handful. The sooner your pooch is accustomed to doing his business outdoors and on schedule, the better for all of you. Interestingly, this is made easier when correlated to the feeding schedule. There is more to training your puppy than housebreaking, however. You must also know the correct way to humanely discipline your new dog when he misbehaves. All the details of this crucial stage in your dog’s life are in this section.
  • Dog-Grooming and Bathing Tips Dogs can get messy, and they don’t naturally keep themselves quite as clean as we’d like them to be as co-habitants in our homes. As the owner, proper grooming on bathing is your responsibility. But there is more to caring for your dog than simple bathing. You must also care for your dog’s nails, teeth, eyes and ears. So in this section we cover key strategies for keeping your pooch clean and everyone happy. We’ll even tell you when it’s time to throw in the towel and seek the aid of a professional groomer.
  • Dog-Proofing Your Home Dog-proofing your home can be just as challenging as proofing your home for a child or for allergies. For instance, do you know which types of houseplants can be poisonous for dogs? You might also be surprised to learn that some of your favorite treats can really upset your dog’s stomach. For everyone’s health and happiness, it’s vital to make your house safe for your dog and to train the pooch to respect the home, as well. In this section, we give indispensable advice for forging a good relationship between your pet and your residence.
  • Dog-Proofing Your Yard Most dogs spend at least a little time in the yard, but this congenial place poses its own challenges and dangers. First, you will need the right type of fence to keep your dog from roaming the neighborhood where he could possibly get injured or hurt others. We will examine the option of invisiblefences and the so-called “shock collars.” Also, everyone needs a place to call home, and that includes your dog. We’ll tell you how to design and build the perfect doghouse. Learn how to keep both your dog and your yard safe and happy.
  • Dog-Identification Tips Nothing else matters when your dog is lost. Taking a few simple steps when she first comes home can save everyone heartache later. The right tag can get your dog back home where he belongs in a matter of hours. Here we discuss the best methods of providing identification for your dog. We will also discuss some identification options that you may not have heard of. Did you know that some pet owners tattoo their dogs with vital identification information? How about microchip implants? Regardless of the method you choose, we will also tell you how to register your dog’s identification.

Pet Sitting & Pet Minding in Moonah in Tasmania

Pet Sitting & Pet Minding in Moonah in TasmaniaIn Home Dog Boarding and Minding Moonah Dog Walking in Moonah Pet feeding Moonah,Pet Taxi ,House sitting Moonah,Glenorchy and Hobart

Places Kimberly’s pet taxi can take your pets!

phone 0428 568 852


  1. Vet appointments {refer to vet & groomers visits info page}
  2. To the Groomers
  3.  {refer to vet & Groomers  & visits info page}

Airport pick ups and drop offs[Refer to our airport info page]

We can pick up your pets from there flights and book them in if that is what you need

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I  also can take your pets to

  • Dog minders homes
  • boarding kennels
  • pet sitters homes
  • cattery
  •  pet supplies

All services above I will pick them up and drop them off for you

  1. Relocating if you are moving house we can move your pet
  2. To a relatives if you are going away and need them minded
  3. Australia wide and world wide travel arrangements
  4.  We Can take your pets all over the Tasmania there is no place we will not go.
  5. Pet cemeteries for smaller pets
  6. Breeders collection of puppies or kittens or drop off & and pick up for dogs being serviced
  7. Any where you need your pet to go we can take them for you.

We even  take you & your dog to Bruny Island pet friendly accommodation for you & your dogs holidays pick you up and return you all refreshed.

  • We do in your home pet & house sitting protection for your home & pets while you are away.
  • we do house visits while you are away feed and water pets and walk them, bring in mail & Water Gardens this is an hourly Rate.
  • We are an experienced dog walking service one on one dog walking for your family paw memeber
  • We bath your dog in your home this is affordable and personal.
  • Puppy and doggy day care in a family home.

when you make a booking with us you are agreeing to all of our terms and conditions can be found on menu bar!                                                    

So call us today and get your pets on the move

Phone Kimberly on 0428 568 852

Yes the lovely people of Moonah can now find all this pet care in Moonah from Kimberly’s Pet taxi and Pet services.The complete pet care services.That are accredited in pets first aid.For the pet owners peace of mind.