Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Which Emotions Do Dogs Actually Experience?

Good morning!

Today's blog is sharing an article from Modern Dog Magazine which talks about emotions our dogs can experience. This article covers one author's opinions but does provide for a very interesting read with some thought-provoking points.

"Most people can read emotions in their dog quite easily. For example, you come home and your dog dances around wagging her tail, and you think to yourself, “Lady is happy to see me,” or “Lady really loves me.” Or perhaps you’re out on a walk and, at the approach of another canine, your dog freezes in place, his hackles raised, and gives a low throaty growl. We interpret this as “Rex does not like that dog. Seeing him makes Rex angry.” In such situations the emotional state of our dogs seems quite obvious. For this reason it is difficult for many people to understand that the existence of emotions in dogs was—and in some places still is—a point of scientific controversy (Modern Dog Magazine)."

Whether you agree with the article or not, you can be assured that we will love your pet and take care of them like our own at each visit! We take great care in working to learn your pet's behavior and know their likes and dislikes. You can rest assured that they are in the best of hands while you are away! Learn more about our services at: http://www.loudounpetsitting.com/

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

12 Things Humans Do That Annoy Dogs

Today we are sharing a good article from Modern Dog Magazine entitled '12 Things Humans Do That Annoy Dogs,' Oftentimes, we don't realize that some behaviors which are acceptable to us humans, can cause our canine friends a high level of discomfort or irritability. Why? Because many of them are unintentional and we are human so we think as humans, not as dogs do. But thanks to this article, you can take a look at a few of these behaviors and better learn how your dog might think or react.

To learn more about us and our dog walking/sitting services visit: www.loudounpetsitting.com!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Making a Good Checklist for Your Pet Sitter

We all wish we could bring our pets everywhere with us...(well, maybe not everywhere!) But unfortunately, some vacations and short getaways are not dog-friendly like that relaxing all-inclusive resort to celebrate your anniversary?

"When you must leave your dog behind, there are many doggie care options. You can board them, but that might not be the best move for your dog if he is skiddish, a wild puppy, or a cranky older dog who is set in his ways. In these cases, a dog sitter might be your best bet. And it might be the cheaper option if you can find a responsible neighborhood teenager looking for some extra cash."

You may think a lot of these tips are common sense, but this article from Pedigree might actually bring up some points you forgot to think about! For example, Number 8: "Make sure chew toys are clean and located in one place."

To learn more about what you should do before your dog sitter arrives, visit the article link here!

To schedule a consultation for your dog with one of our professional pet sitters visit: www.loudounpetsitting.com!

Monday, October 8, 2018

We Support Series: Part 9

The Loudoun Pet Sitting Company thanks all of the wonderful companies and organizations who work to make life better for all the pets in Loudoun County! We are continuing our mini-series this week which highlights these special companies so you can get better acquainted. Up next is a top-notch veterinary clinic and state-of-the-art facility, Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates!

Blue Ridge is a full-service veterinary practice based on the belief that their clients’ needs are of the utmost importance and their entire team is committed to meeting the needs of all guests. They have been serving Virginia for the past 25 years and have continued to help small animals of all kinds at their state-of-the-art facility. To learn more about their services visit: https://blueridgevets.com/

To learn more about The Loudoun Pet Sitting Company, the services we provide and the other organizations we support visit us online at: www.loudounpetsitting.com