The Benefits of Taking Your Dog Swimming

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When people talk about exercising their dog, the go-to activity is usually walking (or running in the case of the animal). Swimming is another great way of keeping fit for animals, but it has not yet caught on as a popular pet pastime – you don’t hear people saying ‘ I’m just off to swim […]


Missing Dog Found… With HouseMyDog Minder

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Missing Dog It was a sunny day in Dublin. A teenage dog walker was taking a stroll with a local dog (Daisy) in the park. Suddenly, two bigger dogs began to chase Daisy. She got away from her walker and fled the dogs and the park out of fear. Her family were distraught when they saw no […]

How to Keep Your Dog Cool in Hot Weather

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Summer is officially here and things are heating up. For all of us dog lovers this means it’s time for shorts, sunglasses and ice-cream. While we can easily strip down to cool off, things are not so simple for our canine friends. Dogs can easily suffer from overheating in summer, especially those breeds with a […]

Dog Howling

How Do I Stop My Dog Howling

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Howling is a form of communication that is used by dogs for several reasons including; to attract attention, to make contact with others, to announce their presence or in response to high-pitched sounds. Before we list ways of stopping your dog howling excessively, certain things should be ruled out first. Separation Anxiety Howling This is […]

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6 ways to stop your dog pulling the leash

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Walking on a leash is not a natural action for a dog. They are not born knowing that they should not walk ahead or lag behind. They have to be taught nicely that pulling on the easy is bad doggie behaviour. Dogs are excitable and love exploring new things, so teaching them leash manners can […]

Minder of the Month

April Minder of the Month

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Congratulations to Ruby S. – the HouseMyDog ‘Minder of the Month’ for April! With her exceptional profile (from following our profile improvement tricks), this Minder from the Happy Paws Hotel has proved to be exceptional in the eyes of pups and parents alike!   How Did She Do It? Ruby proved to be a wonderful Doggie Minder, providing time and space a plenty […]

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How Dogs Helped Humans Thrive Over Neanderthals

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How Dogs Helped Humans To understand how dogs helped humans to thrive over Neanderthals, you have to go back over 40,000 years. Neanderthals were not the simplistic creatures they are represented to be in film and media. They knew how to use tools, make fire and practice social rituals. In tests performed to mimic the situations of […]

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Minder of the Month – March

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Congratulations to Penny N – the HouseMyDog ‘Minder of the Month’ for March! With her exceptional profile (from following our profile improvement tricks), this Pup-Loving Pet Sitter has proved to be one of the best carers to Doggys and Parents alike!   How Did She Do It? Penny proved to be an exceptional doggy minder, providing love and care for […]