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Rachel is a writer living in Los Angeles and an alum of UNC Chapel Hill. She has been a pet owner since the age of three and began dog-walking in 2015. Her nine-year-old Pug and best pal, Ellie, is the queen of sassy faces, marathon naps, and begging.

Ask a Dog Walker: Where and How to Pick Dog Walking...

Dog walking is a rewarding but somewhat risky business for both the walker and the client. Most people consider dogs to be a family...

Ask an Expert: How to Become a Dog Walker?

Dog walking can be a surprisingly tricky business to break into. I'm sure you've often heard the phrase, “The only way to do it,...

Ask a Dog Walker: How Much Do Dog Walkers Get Paid?

It's a question that I hear all the time: “How much does a dog walker make?” I never quite know how to respond, since...

Best Dog Food for Pugs: How & What to Feed Pugs?

Pugs make wonderful companions and are generally robust little dogs, but they are notorious for eating everything in sight. Since I have a Pug,...

8 Ways to Puppy-Proof Your Home for Christmas

If you have a puppy and you want to have a lovely Christmas at the same time, you need to make sure that your...

15 Really Original Christmas Presents for Dogs

Looking for something unique to gift your dog this year for Christmas? Then you’re in luck because today we’re talking about some of the...

Dogs and the Nonexistence of Time

Have you ever met a bloodhound? They are incredibly gentle, intelligent and stubborn creatures, loyal to their human friends, unbelievably tolerant of other animals and...

7 Tips on How to Be a Successful Dog Walker

Maybe you are a student and need a part-time job. Maybe you just need a little extra income in addition to your main job....

Dog Walker Jobs: Where and How to Find Good Dog Walking...

It's difficult to think of a job that would be more appealing than getting to spend the day outside hanging out with dogs. Whether...

Ask a Dog Sitter: Dog Sitting Rates & Dog Sitter Salary

It seems that pet sitting is a natural career choice for dog lovers hoping to make a living doing something they enjoy. And with dog...

40 Best Dog Breeds for Women

We women have needs. We like things a certain way, and we're not afraid to do what it takes to get what we want....

Best Dog Food for Yorkies: How & What to Feed Yorkshire...

Careful diet consideration is important for the health of all dogs, but very small breeds can be especially tricky to feed. Yorkshire Terriers are...

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It's one of the most controversial training tools a dog owner’s arsenal. Dog shock collars are viewed as a sort of harmful device that...

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