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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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Team Rover-Time Interview With Zoe Sjogerman

We are a team of vetted and experienced pet professionals focused on providing a high standard of care for your pets. Rover-Time’s blog is excited to begin featuring different employees in a Q&A format brought to you by our Lincoln Square staffer, Kirby. Today she’ll interview Zoe Sjogerman, who’s worked for Rover-Time for over two years! Meet Zoe Sjogerman, our Albany Park manager who shares her passion for animals, acting, and podcasts.


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Dishin’ with the DIY Dog Mom: How to Navigate Holistic Healthcare for Your Dog

We were first introduced to The DIY Dog Mom, Alicia Boemi through her amazing Instagram account. Scrolling through Alicia’s profile, you’ll find an adorable collection of happy smiling pups living their very best lives. A local Chicagoan with an incredible pack of pups, The DIY Dog Mom shares what …


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Business Spotlight: 10 Questions with Yvonne Feeney from Anything is Pawzible

While the idea of dog training goes hand-in-hand with puppyhood, dogs and humans of any age can benefit from the professional advice and guidance of a certified dog trainer. As total dog nerds here at Rover-Time, we’re always eager for the chance to learn more about canine behavior and the science that goes into dog training. I’ve recently had the opportunity to explore this firsthand with the adoption of my dog, Gretchen. When it became apparent that Gretchen had some tendencies towards leash reactivity, her rescue organization, One Tail at a Time, linked me with certified dog trainer and behavior specialist, Yvonne Feeney.


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