The Diary of a Dog Walker…

Dog Walker and Understanding More About the Behaviors of Your Pet Dogs

I became a Dog Walker full time just over six months ago, and I love my job.   I’m the owner of my own business and get to work with dogs all day to name just a few of the positives. However I see a lot of adverts suggesting that Dog Walking or even Pet Sitting is an easy way to earn a few extra pounds during the week with very little effort. There is a lot more to running your own Pet Care business than simply ‘walking a dog.’ Before I even start walking a new client’s dog, I … Continue reading

December 2016 Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest!

Photo Contest Winner on 4Knines for December 2016

Here are the December 2016 Photo Contest winners! Here are the winner’s of our 4Knines December Photo Contest. Each of these pup’s families won a $50 Amazon Gift Card and so can you… Just upload a picture of your dog with your 4Knines product here now: https://4knines.wishpond.com/photo-contest/ We pick new winners EVERY month! So, upload a picture of your dog with your 4Knines product for a chance to win now: https://4knines.wishpond.com/photo-contest/ Don’t have a 4Knines Seat Cover yet?? Check out all of our products here: http://4knines.com/collections/all

10 Fun Facts About Dogs You May Not Know!

Fun Facts About Dogs to Know More About Them

Dogs are amazing animals, who make amazing companions, with their amazing hearts, and furry faces.   It’s funny that a pet we have had for hundreds of years, still manages to bring up new facts and research every day. Today, I think it would be fun to share 10 fun facts about dogs you may not know. And hey, even if you do know, stick around and leave us a comment with one of your own fun facts! 10 Fun Facts About Dogs You May Not Know: 1. It is no secret that dogs have more teeth than humans, but … Continue reading

Important Tips for Avoiding Dog Bites

Dog Bites Issues: How to Avoid Dog Bites

A recent survey indicated that 54.4% of US households own a dog and that there are a total of 77.8 million dogs owned in the USA (Industry Trends, 2016). A 2014 survey of Canadians revealed that 34% of Canadian households contain at least one dog, resulting in an estimated population of 6.4 million dogs in Canada (Canadian Animal Health Institute, n.d.). While dogs are generally cooperative and social animals who live and work in harmony with people, sometimes dogs bite. Statistics indicate 4.5 million dog bites occur in the USA each year and that, among children, the rate of dog bites is … Continue reading

What Are Fake Service Animals?

Service Animals and Their Authenticity

Here are lots of places both in this country and others that do not allow animals except for service ones.   This for example could be a Guide Dog or a Hearing Dog for the Deaf. These dogs go through years of training, socialization, assessments and are matched up to appropriate owners that suit them. It is important to note that some dogs do not pass the course because there is a standard that needs to be met. There is however a worryingly increasing trend where people can pay to have their dog registered as a service animal. Of course … Continue reading

November 2016 Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest!

Photo Contest Winner on 4Knines for November 2016

Here are the November 2016 Photo Contest winners! Here are the winner’s of our 4Knines November Photo Contest. Each of these pup’s families won a $50 Amazon Gift Card and so can you… Just upload a picture of your dog with your 4Knines product here now: https://4knines.wishpond.com/photo-contest/ We pick new winners EVERY month! So, upload a picture of your dog with your 4Knines product for a chance to win now: https://4knines.wishpond.com/photo-contest/ Don’t have a 4Knines Seat Cover yet?? Check out all of our products here: http://4knines.com/collections/all

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Holiday Season Safe & Bright!

Holiday Season Safety Tips for Your Pet Dogs

‘Tis the season for spending time with family and friends, making delicious foods, decorating, and shopping!   To help keep the season bright, here’s 10 tips to be sure your dogs enjoy the season as much as you do! 1. Jingle! Jingle! Jingle! With all the busyness of the season, putting a bell or a jingle collar on your dog is not only a festive thing to do for the holidays, it’s also a great way to hear where s/he is! 2. Down Through the Chimney No matter the egress or ingress to your home, when the holidays are near, … Continue reading

Mutt Love! 10 Reasons Why We Love Mixed Breeds

Mixed Breeds? Why You Should Love Them!

Today is National Mutt Day!   It is no secret that people love to show off their dogs. Especially those with registered purebred pooches. And hey, there’s nothing wrong with that, but what about the mixed breeds? Let’s take today to highlight those mutts, and go over my top 10 reasons why we love mixed breeds! 1. They Are Unique   No two mutts are the same. When a purebred dog has pups, generally the pups will all be similar in appearance. That being said, there are some beauties that break the mold, but when you adopt a mixed breed, … Continue reading

5 Cleaning Tips Every Dog Owner Must Know

Cleaning Tips to Help Clear Dog Mess

Muddy paws, stained carpets, furry sofas, stinky floors… Every dog owner is familiar with at least a few of these messy crime scenes! During colder months, our dogs tend to spend a little more time inside. With more inside time, comes more messes. Luckily, there are several simple cleaning tips and tricks to that can help minimize the havoc your furry friends track into your home during the fall. 1. Clean Up Carpet Stains Start by wiping up the initial mess with a paper towel. Make sure the area is dry before continuing to the next step. Mix about a … Continue reading

DIY Hanging Doggie Poop Bag Holder

Poop Bag Holder DIY for Your Pet Dogs

Poop is a big part of being a dog mom – we all have to deal with it and the grossness of picking it up! As a result, poop bags are an essential part of life. It’s been driving me nuts to see poop bag rolls all over our house, in drawers or left by the door. And, of course you can never find a roll when you need one, or forget them when you’ve gone on a walk. I sought to alleviate this problem without spending a bunch of money on a new container. Enter the hanging poop bag … Continue reading