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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

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 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!

 

 

Pet sitters visits from $18 Huonville,Pet sitting Huonville,Pet Minding Huonville,Pet feeding Huonville Dog Walking Huonville,Dog Boarding Huonville,Doggy day care Huonville House sitting Huonville

For Professional 1st aid trained affordable Pet sitters visits from $15 Huonville,Pet sitting Huonville,Pet Minding Huonville,Pet feeding Huonville Dog Walking Huonville,Dog Boarding In a families home in Huonville,Doggy day care in Huonville.

Here at Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services we pride ourselves on being professional but really friendly and helpful as we will go above and beyond call us on 0428 568 852.

Professional industry

The professional pet-sitting industry is growing rapidly because many pet owners feel that there are advantages to using pet sitters, rather than traditional pet care options. Reasons people use pet sitters include:

  • 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
  • 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 aid certification, , pet sitting accreditation. A number of professional organizations exist to help pet sitters improve their services.

The information sort out was from Wikipedia

In many areas, no special occupational license is required for pet sitters. The term “licensed” is often used by pet sitting professionals to refer to licenses to do business, kennel licenses, and/or animal transportation permits available within the coverage area of the business. These licenses may or may not be required, depending on the location. Licenses are not available in all areas.

Services

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

Holiday/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

Pet sitters,Hiuse sitters,Pet feeders 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 Hobart Tasmania

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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/House sitting service Areas We Service are Hobart & surrounds, Kingston & surrounding areas, Lauderdale area,Richmond and surrounds Brighton, Huon Valley, Channel area, Cygnet and down to Dover

pet sitting in all Greater Hobart suburbs,Kingston & surrounding areas,lauderdale,Richmond & surrounds,Brighton,Huon valley,Channel area,all the way down to Dover and some areas all over Tasmania.We have been working hard to keep pet owners and their pets very happy and we are succeeding.We have just added a retired vet and a experienced horse handler to our team.Yay this makes us very happy that we can broaden our horizons in pet care.To be a pet sitter/pet carer you have to be a special type of person you have to be compassionate about animals great and small.They have to delight you and no chore is a problem.you have to put the pets well being and happiness above yours and be content with that.This is the sort of people that you need on your team and I think that I have targeted the right people for the job with most of the being volunteers for the pet rescue centers around.This lets me know that they adore animals any one who is prepared to give up their time for free for animals are the right people for my business.So when you are thinking of going on a holiday.Think of the Pet Services the vets trust and use Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services 0428 568 852 we look forward to meeting you and our new fur ever friends.

Boarding kennels and Pet boarding Lindisfarne-bellerive-Rosny Park-Warrane -Geilston Bay – Boarding Kennels – Pet Boarding

Want to take the kennel out of  Boarding Kennels  You Now can in LindisfarneBellerive-Rosny Park-Warrane and Montagu bay and surrounding areas.At Kimberly’s Pet taxi and Pet Services We do in our home dog minding/care for your dogs whilst you are on holiday a family home where they can live and sleep inside get walked daily and given all the attention they need.We can do this as we do not mass board we only take one families dogs at a time.So this means an Exclusive service and peace of mind knowing your pets are not put into a cage for days on end.Here at Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet services.I personally mind dogs and I will only have carers on my team who genuinely love and have a great affection for dogs.How do I know that they are like this most of my minders are dogs home dog walker volunteers.So if they are willing to give up their time to walk dogs from the dogs home they love dogs don’t worry as this is a hard thing to do I know I walk dogs home dogs on a regular basis and it is hard to get yourself down there and then walk dogs that generally walk you.But at the same time it is very rewarding as you know that if you may not have walked those dogs that day they may have never got out at all.Some are just great dog lovers and enjoy minding and having the company of your dogs and if they have a dog their dogs also enjoy the company.So if you have a dog that you would rather have minded in a family home give me a call Kimberly the Pet services expert.The pet services the Vets Trust and use.Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services. phone 0428 568 852.

Another Service we offer are in your home pet visits and pet and house sitting we look after your pets in your home so then they do not have to even leave home.The pet and house sitting is more economical for you if you have 3 or pets than boarding them in a kennel facility and we care for cats birds fish chooks rabbits and of coarse mans best friend the dogs and many more.

The Pet services Teh Vets Trust and use Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services 0428 568 852

Pet sitting and holiday Pet care Sandy bay -Mount nelson-Battery Point-North Hobart-south Hobart

 

Pet sitting and Holiday Pet care for your precious Pets is now here in Sandy Bay7005-Battery Point 7004-Mount Nelson-North Hobart 7000 and South Hobart 7004 .Bought to you by Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services Team of Trustworthy reliable,Experienced and very professional Pet sitting team.We will take care of all your pets needs while you are away we can do pet visits once or twice a day or we can.Move into your home and play mummy and Daddy to your pets this service offers you complete peace of mind as well as security for your home.We will just step in when you step out.Your pets notice no difference and there is no adjusting for them to do.This is the nicest part of the pet and house sitting no stress to your pets.For our Pet and house sitting nothing changes you and your pets get a meet and greet with you pet and house sitter and you show and tell them your pets total routine.Times and how often the get feed and what they get fed.Times and how often your dogs get walked and how often and long and where is your pets favorite place to be walked.All your pets are covered whether it be the cat the mice, fish, bird,s rabbits, guinea pigs ferrets,goats or whatever pets you may have.we can take care of them for you this is what we do best.

So when you need your pets visited or you want a nanny for your pets to move in think of the pet service the vets Trust and Use Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Services  PH 0428 568 852 to have a chat.

pet minding – Pet & House sitting -Sandy bay-Battery point-Taroona- Mount Nelson – North Hobart-Hobart

We Have now taken our Pet minding,Pet sitting Pet & house sitting services to Sandy Bay 7005-Taroona 7053 -Mount Nelson 7007- North Hobart 7000 Battery Point 7004 & Hobart suburbs.After a very successful Holiday break in these last school holidays.We have decided to take our pet Minding and pet sitting services to your areas after a lovely woman said to me can you please set something up for us folks this way.I am Pleased to say that now we have and we are ready to serve.So whether you need me to mind your dog in my own home Instead of  Putting them boarding kennels.For that home away from home for your spoilt fur children.Or you need us to come out to your home visit your pets feed them make sure they have plenty of clean fresh water,bring in your mail.Clean up after your pets and walk them.This can be done once or twice daily entirely up to you.

Then we have the Gold stamp of services pet and house sitting so both your pets and house are cared for.This also includes feeding walking your dogs,Feeding and watering all sorts of animals whether it be from a mouse, fish, cat, rabbits,birds, chicken,ferrets practically any pet.Watering plants and bringing in the mail,for an extra fee we can arrange for your lawns to be done for you and all nice and neat when you arrive home.House sitters make sure the house is clean and just like you left it when you get home.Your house is safe and  secure with some one looking after it and so are your precious pets.

So no Matter what pet service you need  here at Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet services our team is at your service.

PET SITTERS & HOUSE SITTERS HOBART AND SURROUNDS! PETS = DOGS,CATS,BIRDS,FISH,CHOOKS,RABBITS,DUCKS – ALL PETS PET SITTERS HOBART & SURROUNDS

 PET SITTERS IN HOBART AND SURROUNDING SUBURBS LOOK NO MORE YOU FOUND the pet sitters for you & your pets!                                                                                     At Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Services we have pet sitters on standby to pet sit your pets We love our pet sitters and you will too.We understand that times are are little tough and we would love to help you with caring for all your pets while you are away.

Our pet sitters can mind your house and your pets or just visit your pets.Your pets need not be alone or leave their home any more while you are on holidays.Let our pet sitters love your pets for you while you are away.We can feed- walkplay and nurture your pets-plants-and even your yard for you!

we will bring in mail water plants even mow your lawns if you want come back to your house being just the way you left and lawns all done and pets  very contented.That means you will be contented too!

 

All this at a great price at Kimberly’s Pet Taxi we are a family and we know that sometimes you need to budget call me on 0428 568 852 for a chat & find out what we can offer you and at what price this is a personalized service to you no obligations just information we want you to compare our prices after we chat before you make a decision.


We also offer in my home dog minding service I will look after your precious dog for you.They can sleep inside live inside and lay on the couches.They have the run of my home my yard and my heart.This is a great way to have your pets looked after while you are away cage free holidays.

For more information on all of my services please look at the menu bar at the top of this page and click on what interests you.I look forward to hearing from you soon Kimberly.