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How to Write a Dog Walking Business Plan

So you are a dog lover who is tired of the 8 to 5 grind at your job and you are thinking you would...

Dog Walking Insurance: Where and How to Shop for It

Dog walking is a rewarding but somewhat risky business for both walkers and clients. People are suspicious of letting strangers into their home, especially...

How to Find Local Dog Groomers in Your Area

Your dog is looking pretty rough. He's frizzy, matted, dirty, or maybe he just needs a haircut. Time to go have him groomed! But,...

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,...

Do You Tip Dog Groomers? Why and How Much?

Regular dog grooming is essential to ensure a healthy canine. Some people choose to groom their dogs at home, while others take them to...

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...

Interview: Do You Want to Be A Doggy Chauffeur?

As I'm sure you've started to realize, I've been using my contacts to obtain interviews with professionals in the pet industry. My goal with...

Want to Do Tea Time With Your Pup?

I spend a lot of time each week culling through news articles and blogs. Over the last year I have seen a large increase...

Interviewing Pet Professionals: Vet on Demand

Hello readers and happy Monday! I hope you're enjoying the start to your work week. Here at Top Dog Tips I've been busy as...

On-Demand App Lets You Book a Doggy Chauffeur

A Singapore startup has launched an app similar to Uber, only for pets instead of human passengers. PetMate, which launched last month in Singapore...

BorrowMyDoggy Can Find You a Part-Time Pet

Dog walkers and pet sitters can be expensive, especially if you require their services daily or multiple times each week. What if you could...

How to Start an Indoor Dog Park

As leash laws have become more restrictive and cities are becoming more and more crowded, many concerned dog owners are using indoor dog parks...

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No pet parent wants to see their dogs in pain or discomfort. However, it is difficult for us dog owners to tell if a...
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Ant Bites In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, And Prevention

It may seem like an ordinary day until your dog is bitten by an ant. Sometimes our dogs can be too adventurous and all...
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Red Gums In Dogs: What Does It Mean?

Have you noticed that your dog's gums are a little swollen? Is the color not normal? In this article, we'll tackle everything you'll need to...
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When you picture a dog daycare, you likely imagine a group of dogs running, playing, or relaxing after a morning of fetch. It's close to...
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Pet Food Manufacturing Regulations: USA vs Canada vs Europe vs China

There are no universal global standards for the manufacturing of pet food worldwide.  In fact, some countries have such lax "regulations," their pet foods and...
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Does Pet Insurance Cover Medication?

Any household can benefit from having a pet. However, pet ownership comes with great responsibility that can cost a lot of money, which is...
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Is Peanut Butter Healthy for Dogs?

I’ve heard how crazy dogs are for peanut butter and decided to try it with my group. They’re generally not picky about what they eat...

Why Your Dog Stares at the Wall

If you search for and click this article, chances are you're wondering and getting worried about why your dog stares at the wall. Sometimes, dogs...