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6 Tips For Visiting Dog-Friendly Patios

Bringing along our pets to the beer garden can make for a perfect summer afternoon, but it’s helpful to remember a few key tips to make sure that both our dogs and our patio-mates have a good time.

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Shake It Off: A Springtime Stress Guide

Think about it; stress is everywhere. Your life, my life – it’s really no different for your dog. While we humans have a rolodex of stress release rituals, it’s doubtful your dog can dive into a good book or pour itself a Pinot while walking. They can only shake it off. So, maybe you’re tired of hearing the song over and over, but it’s a dance your dogs do daily.

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Celebrating Earth Day With Your Pets

Here at Rover-Time, we have a few ideas we’ve put together that you can do with your pets to recognize and celebrate Earth Day.

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Walking My Way Into a New Home: A Dog Walker’s Story

Many people ask us what it's like to walk dogs for a living. One of our much-adored walkers, Becky, tells us about how joining the Rover-Time team after moving to Chicago on a whim has taught her how to navigate around her new hometown and create a lasting connection.

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Mark Barks on Dog-Themed Books For Kids

Mark take a look at some of the dog-themed children's books he's recently received for his soon-to-be-born son. Some favorites go back to his own childhood.

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Scavengers: Life with a Dog Who Doesn’t Want to “Leave It”

Although the underlying cause may be unknown, it is clear that poop eating can become a compulsive behavior. The more your dog is interested in playing and socializing with you while outside, the easier it will be for her to learn to “leave it.”

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Fitting a “No-Pull” Harness

When it comes to walking, many dog trainers prefer harnesses over flat collars. However, they will only be effective if they are properly fitted to the dog. A "no-pull" harness can be used to deter pulling in dogs who haven’t yet learned to walk on a loose leash.

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What Do Dog Kisses Really Mean?

Have you ever wondered what it really means when a dog licks your face? Where does this behavior come from? Good news, dog lovers: when your dog licks your face, it’s definitely a sign of affection! Face licking is used as a greeting and for bonding purposes.

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How to Desensitize Your Pup to a Nail Grinding Tool

If your dog hates nail trims, you’re far from alone. If you’ve purchased a grinder tool (like the Dremel or Pedi-Paws) to ease the discomfort, you’re in good company! And if your dog runs at the sound of the tool, you’re probably very frustrated, but this can be fixed with a little time and patience.

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11 Thoughts All Dog Parents Have

Dogs bring all kinds of funny experiences into our lives. Sometimes, it takes another pet parent to truly appreciate the hilarity.

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