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Dog Running

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Dog running in New York-- It’s more simple than you think:

A lot of people who don’t live in New York, or weren’t born in New York, are shocked when I tell them I have a great, relaxing time when I hit the pavement here. I’m here to tell you that following a safe regimen and getting that dog running will greatly improve the way you both handle the hubbub of NYC. Running releases endorphins, which makes everyone happy, and keeps your body in great...

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Guide to Popular Dog Breeds

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If you’re looking to adopt a dog, but don’t know where to start, we’ve compiled a list of New York City’s most popular dog breeds. Divided into categories, from intelligence to size, this guide delivers a summary of some of the most popular dog breeds around.

Intelligent Dog Breeds

The following information about intelligent dog breeds is founded on The Intelligence of Dogs, a book with a...

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About Swifto Dog Walking

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Swifto is a technologically innovative dog walking company based in New York City. The original pioneers of GPS-tracked dog walking, that integrate mobile technology to provide clients with the cleanest interface and most hassle-free experience. Our goal is simple: To bring dog walking to the 21st...

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Why does my dog bark?

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When you're walking your dog and he or she barks constantly, it can be annoying and disturb your job as a dog walker. You might want to talk about it with the dog owner (or he might come to you first and ask for your advice) and think together about the best suitable way to stop the barking for your dog.

The first thing to do: understand why your dog barks

Dogs bark when they want to tell...

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Is your dog walking you?

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Is your dog pulling on her leash and you really wish she would stop doing that? If you're a dog owner or a dog walker, here are a few tips that will help you teach your dog not to pull on her leash.

First of all, it's important not to get upset. A dog that is pulling on her leash might simply be energetic or curious. So, especially if you're the dog walker and not her owner don't get angry...

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Dog Walking Type by Breed

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Different dog breeds need different exercise. Some need long dog walks several times a day and others will be fine with shorter strolls. How can you know what your dog needs? Usually it depends on the dog's breed, but also on his or her personality and age. So in order to make your life much easier and your dog much happier, here is a list of popular dog breeds and their preferred activities:

Beagle

Beagles are very energetic and thus need a lot of...

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How Many Walks does Your Dog Need a Day?

 

  

 

The million dollar question: how many dog walks does your dog need a day and for how long? Some people walk their dog three times a day while others walk their dog at least five times a day. So, what's the correct answer? Well, it depends on the dog – his or her breed, age and weight.

How many times a day?

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NYC Dog Laws

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Before you hit the road (or the nearest dog park) with your new dog, you might want to check what New York City's law has to say about dogs.

License

All NYC dogs must be licensed and the license must be renewed every year. When you're walking your dog in public, he or she has to have a license tag attached to their collar. This means that you'll need to check if your dog has his license tag...

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