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 […]

4 Ways to Improve Your HouseMyDog Profile Part 2

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HouseMyDog now has thousands of dog owners looking for sitters every month. To help your profile stand out from the crowd and get you as many bookings as possible we have a few more simple tips to help you out. Photos Photos have a huge influence on how dog owners perceive the potential sitters for their […]

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Dogs Can Detect Human Emotions

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New research suggests that dogs respond uniquely to tears. Whether or not pets actually have empathy for human emotions is less clear. A study was published online on May 30th in the Journal of Animal Cognition, University of London. This study found that dogs are more likely to approach a crying person over a humming […]

Minder of the Month January

Minder of the Month – Laura M

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Congratulations to Laura M – the HouseMyDog ‘Minder of the Month’ for January! With her exceptional profile (from following our profile improvement tricks), this Waggy Mama has proved to be one of the best carers to Doggys and Parents alike! Read on to find out what she has won as our first ‘Minder of the Month’. […]

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6 Dangerous Foods for your Dog

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  Some of you may be thinking of giving a little extra treat to your beloved Doggie. Be careful, treats that you may find delicious at the meal table, won’t always be as safe for man’s best friend. Let’s take a look at 6 dangerous foods for our dog.   1. Raisins   Raisins affect […]