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25 Edmonton Pup-Friendly Patios

Edmonton is home to many great things. Most notably the River Valley, Dog Jogs, and a fantastic collection of pet-friendly patios! We don’t know about you but we are so excited for patio season and even more excited that so many of our favourite local spots welcome our pups. Our goal is to visit as many pet-friendly places on this list as we can. We hope to add our personal reviews and pictures as we do so! We hope that you can find a patio on this list that you love and can enjoy with the whole family. Wherever you...
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The Scoop on Poop

At Dog Jogs, we know dog poop. The various shapes, sizes, and colours… we have seen it all. It’s inevitable when you are a Dog Walker in Edmonton! They say dogs are a human’s best friend, but for dog walkers, their best friends are poop bags. Okay, enough with the crappy jokes! Here are 5 things you may not know about dog poop. 1. Dog poop is not a good fertilizer Some people may think that since cow manure is great for vegetation, dog poop is too. This is not the case! Dogs have a very different diet than cows,...
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Paws Off These 15 Common Plants!

Now that March is coming to a close, we can say that (hopefully) spring is about to be sprung in Edmonton. We know that means lots of you will be getting back in the garden! Since we have a new season on the horizon, and March happens to be Pet Poison Awareness Month, we thought it would be the perfect time to share a list of common garden and houseplants that are dangerous to pets! What Makes Plants Poisonous to Pets? There are multiple groups of toxins in plants that pose health risks for our pets, but one common group...
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Harnesses or Collars?

It’s Tough to Choose! Picking out the gear that works best for your pup is no easy task! There are so many options on the market and so many perspectives on which gear is better, and we know it’s difficult to navigate all those varying opinions and the stacked aisles at the pet store. Here is a short and comprehensive description of the pros and cons of harnesses and collars! Pros of Harnesses The main thing that harnesses do for your dog is distribute pressure away from their neck. Most of the pros of harnesses revolve around this fact. The...
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Tips for Loose Leash Walking

It’s hard to blame our pups for pulling on the leash sometimes! We know that in our Edmonton river valley there are so many stimuli like other pups, people, and smells that really lure our dogs in every direction. Mastering the art of the loose leash walk will ultimately make your walks more enjoyable and safe for you and your fur-baby, and also lays down a great foundation for learning other skills and behaviours. Doing this takes time and patience, but there are so many resources to help you on your pursuit to a loose leash walk! At Dog Jogs...
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4 Reasons Why Mutts are Paw-some!

In many dog shows and in pop culture, purebred dogs are revered as the most wonderful pups with exceptional traits and beauty. Not to say that this isn’t true, but mutts are most definitely overlooked in the media. Not in our hearts! We think that Mutts in Edmonton are truly paw-some, and here are four reasons why. 1. Mutts may be Healthier Mutts have increased genetic variation compared to purebred dogs because mutts are the result of mixing two dog breeds with different genetic makeup. Some think that this makes mutts healthier and less likely to have serious conditions like...
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How to Take Ridiculously Cute Pet Pictures

Trust us, at Dog Jogs we know how tricky it can get to snap a cute picture of your pets. The constant zoomies and boundless energy can make the whole photoshoot ordeal a bit difficult, and with the holidays season in full swing there are so many festive photo-ops you do not want to miss out on. Here are a few of our favourite tips for ridiculously cute pet pics! Time of Day The time of day that you attempt to take some stellar photos is crucial. You want to consider at what points of the day your dog is...
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Can Your Fur-Babies Eat Pumpkin?

It’s finally pumpkin season! With all the delicious pumpkin treats coming back again, you can’t help but feel a little sad that your fur-babies are missing out on all of the flavourful fall fun. So the question today is, can dogs and cats eat pumpkin too? As is turns out, pumpkin is not only totally safe for dogs and cats to consume, but it also packs a punch of beneficial properties for them! Let’s look into a few of pumpkin’s finest qualities. Nutrients galore Pumpkin is a low-calorie gourd which is rich in essential vitamins and nutrients. The most prominent...
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5 Dog Breeds That Stay Small Fur-ever

We know many paw-rents that just adore small dog breeds, and what’s not to love? They’re endearing little companions who are perfect for homes with limited space, and these small pooches often make up for their size with huge personalities. Here’s some quick info on 5 dog breeds that stay small fur-ever! 1. Pomeranian Pomeranians are energetic and intelligent pups who generally grow to be 8-11 inches tall at the shoulders and 3-7 pounds. Their average lifespan is 12-16 years. These tiny pooches reach their full size when they are between seven and ten months old and are widely recognizable by...
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10 Costs You Should Consider Before Getting a Dog in Edmonton

Getting a new dog (or puppy!) is an exciting time! No matter the age of your furriest new friend, many costs come with getting a dog. The financial commitment can be draining if you are not prepared. Realizing that you cannot afford ongoing care for your pet after getting a dog can lead to stress. There are many aspects of being a responsible pet owner. Financially providing for your pet is one. Here are 10 costs to be aware of before getting a pet: Adoption or Breeders Costs– Adoption fees usually range anywhere from $150–$500. These fees often include some...
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5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Dog Walker in Edmonton

So you’ve decided to hire a dog walker in Edmonton to help you care for your dog when you need a hand. But how do you decide who to hire?! While budget is part of the factor when searching for a dog walker in Edmonton (which you can read more about here), there are many variables to consider when picking a dog walker that’s right for you and your dog.  1. Know the Difference between a Hobbyist and a Professional A Hobby Sitter  Hobby Sitters are typically people who love pets but offer pet sitting or dog walking on the...
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5 Benefits Of Having A Dog Walker In Edmonton When Working From Home

You are finally living the dream! Working from home!!  Roll out of bed, put the coffee on, and put Max out for his morning bathroom break. You settle in to start work and Max is begging you to go out for a walk… all day long! There are many benefits of hiring a dog walker in Edmonton while working from home: 1. Gives Your Dog Routine Dogs thrive on an established routine because they know what to expect. In addition to regular exercise, dogs crave love and attention. If a dog’s day is unpredictable, it could elevate his stress levels....
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