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Crating Your Dog

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The practice of crating is a bipartisan debate in the dog world. Some defend crating while some strongly argue against it. The truth is, if done correctly and safely, crating your dog is beneficial and shouldn’t be looked down upon. Crates have the potential for misuse, which is why it’s important to understand how and why they are used. If you don’t view the crate as a puppy prison, neither will your dog, so it’s important...

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To Sniff or Not To Sniff

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Sniffing and smelling is our dogs’ primary mechanism for processing new information and observing the environment. Part of what makes dogs so incredible is their heightened sense of smell and ability to remember and recall certain scents. On walks, our dogs look forward to stopping to sniff the ground, but concerns may rise when our pups consistently stop and go or sniff something for an extended period of time....

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Swifto's Training Process

 

Swifto’s hiring process is rigid and taken very seriously. The 1% of hired applicants are expected to uphold the values and duties that a Swifto dog walker entails. We pride ourselves on our high quality care, reliability, and qualified and professional employees. To instill this message, our walkers undergo a four-step training process. During this training period, we work alongside walkers to give them the necessary skills they need in order to be a successful and stellar dog walker.

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Getting Your Dog To Poop on Concrete

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Living in the city means there isn’t always grass available. If you just moved in from the suburbs, this can be a challenging transition for not only you…but also you dog. It’s common for dogs to feel uncomfortable when they are asked to go to the bathroom in a place they aren’t used to. This often happens with dogs experiencing changes in their bathroom habits, like going from a training pad to the outdoors or...

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How To Keep Your Dog Clean

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The constant chore of cleaning your dog is something that us dog owners know all too well. The only thing we think about when our dogs play outside, besides how cute they look, is how you’re going to get your dog in the tub. Keeping your dog’s hygiene and cleanliness in check is very important for overall health and well being. From grazing in the grass to rolling in mud, it’s almost like our pups prioritize...

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Dog Attire For Every Type of Weather

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It’s difficult enough as it is for us to maintain our wardrobes. Weather is unpredictable and sometimes inaccurate based on what we hear on television or read on our smart phones. We go from freezing in the morning, to leaving work with a pool of sweat dripping down our backs. In this dynamic world of temperature changes, it’s important to empathize with and understand that you may not be the only one shivering or sweating. Your...

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Why does Swifto hire only college educated walkers?

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Trusting someone else with your dog can be a new and daunting fear to triumph. When the time to place your trust in someone else’s hands comes about, it’s important to feel safe and comfortable. You want your dog to receive the best possible care while remaining safe and happy. Lucky for you, Swifto gets that. Swifto is a dog walking company that prides itself on high quality and professional care. We take...

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How Long Should My Dog Hold It In For?

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Urinary frequency in dogs differ according to breed, age, size, sex, etc. It’s typically said that smaller dogs and breeds tend to urinate more frequently than larger, older dogs. It’s important to give your dog enough opportunities to relieve himself and know when to do so. 

 

There’s potential health risks associated with...

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Types of Dog Leashes and Harnesses

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It’s important to have some sort of control of your dog on walks. In order to get the best walk possible, you should seek the best equipment. There are so many harnesses and leashes to pick from, varying in style, function, and size. So, with all of these possibilities, how do we know we’re picking the right one?

 

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How To Help Dogs Overcome Their Fear of Cars/ Traffic

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It’s normal and natural for dogs to fear the city's loud noises, like zooming cars and blaring horns in traffic. In the event that your dog must travel via car or is passing traffic on a walk, its important fido feels safe and isn’t panicking. So, how can we calm our pups down? We must reinforce and create...

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