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Preparing Your Dog For When You Return To Work

How was your family affected by the COVID 19 pandemic? Many Edmontonians had their lives change drastically since the beginning to middle of March 2020. With non-essential businesses, schools, community centers forced to close, and Dr. Hinshaw (chief medical officer of health of Alberta) requesting that all citizens stay home to mitigate the spread of the virus, many people spent much more time at home. Not only was this a change for people, but it was also a change for pets.  Don’t get us wrong we know you and your pets appreciated each other’s company during this period. But with...
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5 Tips For Camping With Dogs

Hallelujah, Provincial and National campgrounds have started to open up again and are even slowly expanding capacity! All the more reason for Albertans to explore this beautiful province of ours! Plus it’s a great way to spend time with family, friends and of course our fur babies. Whether you like to camp just outside of Edmonton or in the Rockies, there are many things to consider before heading out to ensure that you are well prepared and that everyone has a great time.  Things like:  Researching the rules and regulations of where you intend to camp What kind of pup...
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Want To Start Running With Your Dog?

Dogs make some of the best running partners.  At Dog Jogs, we’ve been running with dogs for a long time. Many of us run our own dogs, and maybe we’ve even jogged your dog! We’ve handled pups of all ages, all sizes, and all energy levels. If there is something we know, it’s how to run with a dog. With all the information we’ve gathered through our own experience, talking to dog trainers, and our entire team of dog joggers, we’ve put together some tips for anyone wanting to start running with their dog.  Whether you are a regular jogger...
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Is Your Dog Suffering from Separation Anxiety?

Does your dog seem to get excited or anxious every time you’re getting ready to leave for the day? Ever notice your dog barking, howling, or whining after you leave your house? Have you ever come home to a pillow explosion, a new hole in your drywall, or what looks like a tornado ripped through? If you can relate to any of these, there’s a chance your dog suffers from separation anxiety. What is Separation Anxiety? Separation Anxiety is an anxiety disorder where a dog experiences excessive anxiety when their owner(s) leave them alone. It can vary in degrees of...
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Fun Things To Do With Your Pets

With COVID 19 here to stay for a while in Edmonton, more people are working from home and currently may not need a dog walker or pet sitter.  As we also continue to limit our outings, we have to get increasingly creative in regards to things we can do with our pets. Not only does this keep them happy, this will also keep you and your family happy. Here are a few actives you can do with your cat or dog. Cats Sometimes humans get bored and often feel like it takes ‘too long’ for our cats to engage during...
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3 Tips About Pet First Aid

Pet First Aid is the emergency treatment administered to a sick or injured animal before professional medical care is available. Would you know what to do in the event of a pet emergency? Have you experienced a pet emergency?  Much of the first aid administered to pets is similar to that administered to humans, but with some distinct differences, especially when referring to their anatomy. Pets also cannot tell you or explain how they’re feeling but will show you that they are unwell through different behaviours.  Most of  the Dog Jogs staff team are certified through the Walks N Wags...
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Social Distancing for Dog Owners in Edmonton

If you’re like many Edmontonians right now, you might be working from home helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing. The Public Health Agency of Alberta has advised minimizing contact with others, including avoiding crowded places such as Edmonton dog-parks on sunny Saturday afternoons and keeping a distance of at least 2 meters length from others as much as possible. Staying Active If you have a home gym or participate in an online fitness program, you can stay fit inside no problem but, what about your dog? A vigorous game of tug or fetch “down the hall”...
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Top 5 Spring Activities to Do with Your Dog in Edmonton

With spring on the way, the weather is going to be warming up, making it possible to enjoy more adventures with your faithful canine. There are plenty of dog-friendly activities in Edmonton that will keep the two of you busy. Keep reading to find out what those activities are.  Take a Hike  What could be more enjoyable than spending time in the great outdoors with your furry friend? Elk Island National Park, located just outside of Edmonton, is a dog-friendly location that you should check out.  This park has various hiking trails to choose from. Here are just two examples: ...
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Keeping Your Dog Active during Edmonton Winters

It’s that time of year again, winter in Edmonton. With the winter months comes snow, ice and cold. That can be challenging for any dog owner, especially if you have smaller breeds or any short coat breed dog that does not do well in the cold.  So, how do you keep your dogs active when the temperature drops? Short Walks Unfortunately, dogs are not like bears who can just hibernate and sleep until winter is over. They still need to be active and some dogs can become destructive if they are bored.  While temperatures like -30 degree Celsius mean you...
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Protecting Your Dog’s Paws Through Edmontons Winter

Whether you like it or not, winter in Edmonton is here. One of the biggest challenges of winter that many dog owners face is all of the snow and ice on city walkways and streets and trying to protect their dog’s paws. Many dog owners have been faced with a situation where their dog will start lifting their paws or in some cases, sitting down during a dog walk due to their paws getting too cold or becoming irritated from salt. Many people will use a lot of sand and salt to help melt the ice or make it easier...
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Where To Get Your Pet’s Photo With Santa In Edmonton?

Where To Get Your Pet’s Photo With Santa In Edmonton? The Holidays are an exciting time of year! For those of you who celebrate Christmas, it’s a great time to get a fun photo of your pets with Santa! Many photo shoots already took place in November, but there are still opportunities in December to get your pet to sit up on Santa’s lap for an adorable picture! Some Santa Photoshoots are to raise funds for local rescues, charities while others are for profit. Make sure you pick which is better for your family. Either way, it’s a good way...
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Winter Games & Activities For You and Your Pets

Winter Games & Activities For You and Your Pets Living in Edmonton means there will be a few days, or even weeks, where the temperatures dip so low that Edmonton is the coldest place on earth. As Pet owners, this can affect you and your pet’s live! If your active dog can’t get outside for their normal out amount of exercise, they may start to drive you nuts with their built-up energy. If you have an outdoor cat, you know they’ll be crying at the door wanting to go out as well, but of course, sending them out for longer...
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