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Yelp Didn’t Help. How We Lost 80 Reviews.

Picture this. It’s November 16, 2018. I’m approximately eight days postpartum with my second child. I’m recovering from a cesarean, which is pretty major abdominal surgery. Home from the hospital, I’m discovering that my newborn has a tongue and lip tie that’s preventing him from effectively being able to …


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On Being a Dog Mom

Mother’s Day is next Sunday. It’s a day which asks people to remember the importance and significance of mothers in their life and its observed as a day to give a special emphasis to the motherly figures in our lives. Meaning it can be, for many reasons, very hard on some people …


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What The Heck Is “Positive Reinforcement Training”?

How do you teach your dog how to behave? To sit? Go to her crate? Not jump up when you come home from work? Training can seem like a daunting task, but it is an essential one. The training process is how we teach our dogs how to navigate our world, and can also provide an outlet through which to engage with our dog and help them channel their mental energy. It is a process that Katie, Rover-Time's Team Manager, explains beautifully in this article.


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Highlighting Zoe

Knowing that our customers are always looking for a better sense of the person who’s working in their home, this month we'll feature Zoë from the Albany Park route!


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Highlighting Lauren

Our customers are always looking for a better sense of the people who run the day-to-day show, here at Rover-Time. This month we'll feature Lauren, our Scheduling Coordinator!


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FOUR HELPFUL RESOURCES TO ASSIST DOGS WITH STORM PHOBIAS

Life changes in a lot more positive ways than negative when you become a pet parent but for those of us that live with thunder phobic dogs, it’s easy to go from a lover of storms to absolute hate. In this article we share some of our favorite resources for pet parents with dog that have storm phobias.


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Highlighting Joanne

Knowing that our customers are always looking for a better sense of the person who’s working in their home, this month we'll feature Joanne from the Horner Park and Irving Park routes!


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Highlighting Michaela!

Knowing that our customers are always looking for a better sense of the person who’s working in their home, this month we'll feature Michaela from the Horner Park and North Center route!


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Knowing that our customers are always looking for a better sense of the person who’s working in their home, beginning this month we’ll feature members of Team Rover-Time.


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Happy 7th Birthday, Rover-Time

Seven years ago I launched Rover-Time's first website. It helped me find four dog walking customers that I serviced while juggling my "bridge job". By March, that same year, I finally gave notice and became my own boss. Now we've grown to become Chicago's leader in consistent and compassionate dog walking. So happy birthday to us.


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