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Pet Insurance: Less Worry, More Peace of Mind with Figo

From health to auto insurance, there's a veritable cornucopia of ways to protect what we hold dear. And what's more dear than our pets? Figo Pet Insurance is a nationwide pet insurance company that got its start in Chicago! A highly innovative company, Figo has been challenging industry standards, on both technological and customer service fronts, since its inception in 2012.


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Cool Pool Moments for the Dogs

Doggy Paddle Aquatic Center For Dogs warmly hosted us for our most recent client appreciation party. They opened up their adorable indoor dog park to us so we had a fun spot in the center to welcome and feed our guests. It was fascinating to watch our client’s dogs develop confidence with the stairs and proper swimming form. Read our review of this awesome spot in Chicago!


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Heading Back To School: 5 Reasons to Keep Training Your Dog Past Puppyhood

While school-aged children everywhere clear Target’s shelves to stock up on their school supplies in preparation for the year ahead, Chicago’s dog trainers are buying their tasty treats and brushing up for a new season of dog training courses. And many pet parents are getting ready to enroll in those classes. Typically, when people think of dog training classes, they think puppies. We see a lot of people who stop training after puppy class, but here are Rover-Time's top five reasons to continue training your adult dog.


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The Dog Walker’s Take on What a Good Walk Looks Like

It's important to be a responsible dog owner so we raise confident, stable animals. Rover-Time welcomes all types of pups, and encourages pet parents who are working on reactivity and socialization issues to contact us for their mid-day dog walking needs. Or join us at Collar Club! In this article, a few of our professional dog walkers share their best tips for a successful walk.


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5 Benefits of Taking Long Walks With Your Dog

We all know it is very important to walk our dogs, but today we share some of our own experiences and explore WHY it’s important to walk dogs. Here are Rover-Time's top 5 reasons to walk your dog but these only touch the surface of the tremendous benefits gained from walking our dogs.


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How To Teach Your Dog To Heel

The “Heel” command has a ton of value for both the pet parent and the dog because it adds control to the walk and mental exercise for the dog. It provides leadership, drains energy, and creates relaxation in ways that a loose leash walk does not. In this article we give a few helpful tips for teaching your dog to pull less on their lead.


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Helping Chicago Become a No Kill City

This is a blog post for Chicago’s rescue community and its adopters and fosters that have helped to save and protect healthy and treatable animals across our city. Rover-Time Supports Chicago's Rescue Animals.


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13 Questions with Paul Fehrenbacher, Co-Founder at Mutt Jackson

Rover-Time had the pleasure of chatting with Paul Fehrenbacher about his breakout business, Mutt Jackson. To hear his excitement as he shared his vision to gather Chicago’s pet community together in a new, refreshing way was an inspiring experience. But we'll let the Chief Mutt himself fill you in on what makes Mutt Jackson so special.


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A Message on Dog Massage from Denise Theobald

Humans are familiar with the physical and mental joys of massage and dogs stand to gain just as much from it as humans do! In this Q&A, Denise Theobald from Canis Bodyworks, shared over 20 years of canine massage experience with Rover-Time's readers.


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How Liz Farina Markel Captures Life: An Interview with Tipping Point Photography

Rover-Time had the pleasure of sitting down with Liz Farina Markel of Tipping Point Photography to chat about her work, her take on dog photography, and the way she’s able to capture such rich personality and authenticity in her photos. As a pet parent, Liz approaches her canine subjects with an incredible amount of patience and understanding. That helps her to capture remarkably authentic photos of man’s best friend.


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