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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


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

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!

Pet Feeding Affordable pet care option in Greater Hobart for you & your pets get to stay in the comfort of their own home

At Kimberlys pet taxi and pet services . Our pet feeding vists is the most affordable holiday pet care option.Were  your pets are cared for in the comfort of there own home.we can keep our prices down as we have over pet feeding pet carers to feed and care for your pets.This eliminates the cost of  petrol to cover the areas that we do.As we have pet feeders in most suburbs of southern Tasmania.So next time your are going away & need an affordable pet care option give Kimberly”s Pet Taxi and pet services a try.The pet care Service the Vets Trust and use.We service all suburbs & towns within a 60 minute  drive radius  from Hobart.so give us a call for  free quote on pet feeding and visiting your pets today.Kimberly”s Pet Taxi  and Pet Services Caring for your pets across southern Tasmania.call us today to find out how we can help you  and your pets over the holidays                                                                                                                                                                      Whether you work long hours or you’re away on a much needed break,Our sitters can take care of your pets when you are not able to.

We understand that pets are like children and that they require constant attention. They do not like to be left by themselves or moved around.Boarding kennels and catteries are adequate, however not a first choice for many attached pet owners. In-home pet sitting and pet minding is an ideal option if you’d prefer for your animals to remain in their own environment while you are away.

We will give your pet tons of TLC in their own home. We understand that your pets have a routine and we will maintain that routine in your absence.

If you can’t seem to find the time to walk your pup as much as you’d like, never fear. Our dog walkers service most of  Hobart and are only too happy to take your fur child out for a nice walk around the neighbourhood, or a quick stroll around the block; whatever suits you. Phone 0428 568 852

We understand that pets are like children and that they require constant attention. They do not like to be left by themselves or moved around.

Boarding kennels and catteries are adequate, however not a first choice for many attached pet owners. In-home pet sitting and pet minding is an ideal option if you’d prefer for your animals to remain in their own environment while you are away.

We will give your pet tons of TLC in their own home. We understand that your pets have a routine and we will maintain that routine in your absence.

If you can’t seem to find the time to walk your pup as much as you’d like, never fear. Our dog walkers service most of Sydney and are only too happy to take your furry mate out for a nice long trek around the neighbourhood, or a quick stroll around the block; whatever suits you.

Free quotes on all pet feeding and our other pet care options

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Pet sitters Sandy bay  House Sitters Taroona ,Pet sitting Sandy Bay Pet sitting  Taroona,House sitters Sandy Bay House sitters Taroona,Pet Feeding Sandy bay Pet Feeding Taroona,Dog Walking Sandy Bay Dog Walking Taroona.By Professional friendly CPR and Pets First aid trained team of 20.Pet feeding Starting as low as $20 per visit Phone 0428 568 852 click on the pages above to view all services.We look forward to meeting you and caring for your pets

Recently, I had a new sitter of mine comment that she was visiting a client’s home and she noticed a guy parked in an unmarked car on the street outside the house who lingered and made her uncomfortable.

She said I should tell all my new pet sitters to lock the doors after they arrive for the visit.

Makes complete sense.

I guess locking the doors behind me is so automatic that I don’t think to tell my new sitters.

So I started thinking… How many other safety tips do we ourselves do that other pet sitters need to know.

Some pet sitter safety tips that you routinely do yourself may not be so obvious to others.

Here are two safety tips to get us going…

Tip #1: Lock doors after you enter the house.

Tip #2: Carry keys with you at all times during the visit – especially when taking pets out into the yard. Some clients have doors that automatically lock when closed – you don’t want to be locked outside with the pets.

And here are other pet sitter tips that were contributed by APSE members.

Tip #3: Keep cell phone with you–do not leave it in the car.

Tip #4: If a parked car, or pedestrian, seem out of place, don’t stop the car. Circle the block.

Tip #5: Carry some sort of ID on your person–not just in your wallet (usually left in the car).

Tip #6: Learn to dia l000 on your particular phone without having to look at the keypad.

Tip #7: Locate where the landline phones are in the client’s home (if they have one).

Tip #8: If you will be walking dogs after dark, invest in a leashlight, or some reflective wrist/ankle bands if you don’t wear reflective clothing.

Tip #9: We personally DO NOT walk dogs after dark. In the evening I take another person with me even if they just sit in the car… just in case.

Tip #10: I also do this when I do meet and greets…my sons or husband sits in the car..which also helps me keep the meeting to a minimum. (I know this not an option for every sitter)

Tip #11: I also make sure to leave the address and phone number on my dry erase board if I have to go make a visit alone and the time or times that I will be there and if my family doesn’t hear back from me within a certain amount of time they call or text me to make sure I am ok… if I don’t answer within a certain time they have been instructed to contact the police. I have had my husband text me during a visit because I got to chatting with the client and I forgot to text my husband to let him know I was still at the client’s home..so the text came through and I excused myself and explained to the client that my husband was just checking on me since I wasn’t back home when I told him I would be home…

Tip #12: Make sure alarm companies are notified of any sits.

Tip #13: All keys should remain clipped to the uniform.

Tip #14: Have a business id on hand in the event of any law enforcement interactions.

Tip #16: Remove business signs during sits (we used magnetic on car).

Tip #17: Carry pepper spray or dog deterrent in the event of a dog attack.

Help Your Fellow Pet Sitters By Adding Other Safety Tips

Leave a comment below with a safety tip or two other pet sitters need to know.

BONUS: There will be a download, editable fact sheet / tip sheet available in the APSE Members Area so that you can easily give this to new sitters as you bring them into your business.

Thank you to all the APSE members who shared their valuable tips for this article.