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How to keep your dog active during the winter months

September 16, 2020 By admin

Snowed in? Torrential rains in play? Sub-zero temperatures at work? There comes a time every winter where the weather simply forbids heading outside. That begs the question: what do we do with our canine friends who need plenty of exercise – and stimulation – to keep their spirits high? In the article to follow, we’re going to unpack a few things you can do inside. Because while dogs are generally less active in winter due to the darker days and earlier nights, they still need to get their steps in. Idea 1: Indoor games Indoor games are always a great… Read More
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Does sending your dog to daycare make your dog less affectionate or loyal to you, the owner?

June 11, 2020 By admin

It’s natural to protective of your dog. You want the best for it and, selfishly, you want its unconditional love. Turning your dog over to a daycare center can seem daunting, not least because you worry your dog will begin to develop bonds with a new group of people in a new environment. Thus, some owners might be wary of giving it a go. However, dogs crave company The first thing to point out is that a dog left alone day in, day out, is going to suffer from incredible emotional stress. Almost all breeds need company – and… Read More
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Do dogs benefit from daycare? Here are four things to keep in mind.

May 27, 2020 By admin

If you keep your finger on the pulse you’ll notice a lot of people asking about daycare online –specifically, the benefits of it. Since every dog is different, our job is to create a space that caters to the unique needs of your animal. We want to foster inclusivity and make your animal feel like it’s at a second home. If you’re unsure about the benefits of daycare, or you have friends who pose the question, here are four things to keep in mind. It’s a great form of socialization A good daycare center socializes your animal. It gives them… Read More
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Why aren’t there that many cat boarding services compared to dog boarding homes?

May 21, 2020 By admin

At Under One Woof, we’re passionate about doggy daycare and take it seriously. But that’s not to say we don’t love cats too. Our feline friends are a big part of our lives, and they’re one of the most popular animals in households throughout America. Little wonder, then, that many people online pose a simple question: why are dog boarding services more common? In this article, we’re going to explore that question and identify five reasons dog boarding homes might be a more common sight. However, let’s start with an essential caveat… …Cat boarding homes – catteries – do exist… Read More
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Dogs and coronavirus – what you need to know at this early stage of the virus

March 10, 2020 By admin

With close to one thousand people in the US now infected, the coronavirus outbreak has been global news, and has been spreading quickly since first coming to the attention of Chinese authorities on December 31st. But what does it mean for your pet? Can your dog contract COVID-19? And can he pass it along to you? Reports from Hong Kong suggest dogs can get the virusInitially, experts were of the opinion that domesticated dogs were immune to COVID-19. A recent case in Hong Kong, however, has changed that view, with a dog testing for “low-level” symptoms. Its owner, incidentally, also… Read More
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Can dogs get stressed?

March 3, 2020 By admin

Cortisol, that hormone that floods our body any time we’re under stress, is a reality of adult life. Busy commuter journeys, long office hours and piling commitments can send us into a heightened state of fight-or-flight. But, did you know that dogs get stressed as well? They too have cortisol to contend with. And what’s more, our furry friends tend to mirror the stress we’re feeling after a day’s work. In other words, if you’re coming home in a blind panic, your dog is going to respond in kind. What’s happening? A study in Nature shows there’s… Read More
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Dog care basics: how to be the best owner you can be (part one)

February 10, 2020 By admin

The basics of dog ownership might seem self-explanatory, but there are plenty of tips and tricks that often go unsaid. In this, the first part of a longer series, we’ll walk you through a few key things to keep in mind — from choosing a vet to getting nutrition right. How to choose the right vet ● Source recommendations from friends and family. Word of mouth is a fantastic way of finding the right expert for your animal. ● Consider the price and location. Faced with a long commute and pricey fees? These factors might put you off making… Read More
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How to safely exercise with your dog

January 20, 2020 By admin

Exercise in the fresh air benefits us all. And of the best ways to spend your time outside? With your dog at your side. What sort of exercise can you do? Well, running, biking, hiking and even rollerblading are all viable options (no, we’re not talking about the traditional walk in this article). But it’s important to have a few safety measures in place. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the tips you’ll want to keep in mind to ensure everything goes smoothly. Avoid exercise with your dog when it’s raining – or too hotSlippery conditions could… Read More
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How to handle exercising, and caring for, a senior dog – 6 tips to keep in mind

January 9, 2020 By admin

Remember that rambunctious puppy of yours that never tired of running around outside? Chances are, as she’s gotten older and entered the final years of her life, her thirst for exercise has dramatically reduced. Not only do older dogs begin to lose energy, their bodies begin to fail them too. Joints ache, bodies get sore, and the morning walk begins to lose its sheen. That said, exercise is still important for seniors – it just needs to be managed correctly. Here are a few pointers to help make sure you do just that – and a few other things… Read More
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All you need to know about dog boarding – and dog sitters

January 2, 2020 By admin

2020 is here and a new decade is upon us, but in the middle of the Festive swing, work, travel and family commitments can all get in the way of being the best doggy parent possible. Sometimes it’s necessary to leave your dog alone for a period of time. But no matter – in these situations, dog boarding is a great solution. What is dog boarding?Dog boarding facilities are set up to give your dog a comfortable space to live in when their owners need to head away from home. Here at Under One Woof, we’ve been operating dog… Read More
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