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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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How to Travel With Your Dog on a Budget

Whether you're planning a cross-country trip with your dog to visit family for the holidays or making a longer trip out of it to stop and do some camping with your dog, it's normal to worry about how your pet will react, where you can go, and how much money you’ll have to spend. But traveling is always a unique experience, and so often offers us some of our most cherished memories and learning moments. The ability to bring your pup along with you has the potential to enhance these experiences so much! However, you need to be sure that you’re smart about when, where, and how you bring your dog.


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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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