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Introducing Disguise Design’s -“Other Doggy Bag” for dog walkers!

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We love the new “Other Doggy Bags” by Disguise Design.  The pouches easily attach to your dog’s leash or collar.  They come with free samples of biodegradable BioBags to stash inside your attractive new dog walking accessory.  They’ve got a winning product for all dog walkers — you’ve got to check them out today.

For more information, simply visit https://disguisedesign.com/ref/dogwalkershop/.

 

 

 

 

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Now’s the Time to Pre-Order Your New EZ Dog Walker Vest — As Featured in the Dog Pro Monthly Minute.

Back of EZ Dog Walker's Vest with safety reflective strips, customized zippered pocket, clip, 2 mesh pockets to carry yours and your dog's water bottle.

The NEW EZ Dog Walker’s Vest in attractive Black color — The back of the vest features safety reflective strips, customized zippered pocket, clip, 2 mesh pockets to carry yours and your dog’s water bottle.

We’re so exited to share that now’s the time to pre-order your new EZ Dog Walker’s Vest.  Simply send an e-mail to kathy.mcnamara@ymail.com with your e-mail contact information.  I will send you a custom order form, via e-mail.  You can also visit our website at http://DogWalkerShop for additional details.

Thank you so much!

EZ Dog Walker's Vest in Beautiful Red Color - Features custom zipper pockets and Velro pockets, clips, Safety Reflective Strips, and so much more!

EZ Dog Walker’s Vest in Beautiful Red Color – Features custom zipper pockets and Velro pockets, clips, Safety Reflective Strips, and so much more!

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We were featured in the February edition of The Dog Pro Monthly Minute, from dog*tec Dog Walking Academy.
Here is more information on the FABULOUS Dog Walking Academy:

Training classes & certification for dog walkers. Start a dog walking business
  FROM the publication:
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Dog Walker’s Tool Vest
We’ve got to try out this new product on a recent Dog Walking Academy field trip. Nice. Whether you’re a dog walker, trainer, work a daycare floor, or just walk your own dogs, give this vest a look. It’s got room for everything. Seriously, everything. There are enough zipper and Velcro pockets and hooks and carabiners and loops to bring anything you might need—water bottles and bowls, treats, leashes, clickers, poop bags, safety stuff, cell phone, etc.—and probably the proverbial kitchen sink, too. Comes in small to extra large, black or red (we hear other colors are coming) with reflective safety strips, and they’re going to be adding the option of having your logo printed on the back. The product is brand new and won’t ship until Spring, but you can pre-order now.

The brand new "EZ Dog Walker's Vest."

Put the Fun Back Into Dog Walking With the New EZ Dog Walker’s Vest.

EZ Dog Walker's Vest

“Improving the Safety and Comfort of our Pets and Pet Owners, One EZ Dog Walker’s Vest at a Time.”

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Buksi chilling in the grass after a long walk.

As a life-long dog owner, regular dog walker and dog lover myself, the development of the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest truly comes from the heart. Before creating the Vest, walking my dogs daily seemed like a bit of a struggle. And not because I didn’t enjoy stretching my legs and getting fresh air with all of my best friends.  But rather the frustration of holding everything, like my dog waste bags, water bottle, cell phone, etc.  And I always held a minimum of 2 leashes, so dog walking became a real juggling act. 
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Our first client enjoying her new EZ Dog Walker’s Vest.

Feeling distracted while dog walking kept me from really enjoying my dog walks.  I wanted to take the time to enjoy the scenery, watch my dogs have fun sniffing around for the perfect spot, and feel somewhat relaxed.  And as an early morning walker in the dark, I worried about our safety with cars not being able to spot us on the sidewalks or crossing the streets.
Utilizing my life-long career in marketing and sales, and as an aspiring dog walking garment entrepreneur, I set out on a mission to find a practical solution to make dog walking more enjoyable and hassle-free.   After more than a year of custom designing and planning the look of the vest with my garment manufacturer partner, I’m happy to say the result is a carefully crafted and unique dog walking garment called the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest.
EZ Dog Walker's Vest

A view of the back of our black EZ Dog Walker’s Vest with safety Reflective strip, zippered pocket, clip and two custom-designed pockets to hold your water bottle and your dog’s water bottle snugly.

  

The vest is well designed with enough unique pockets and customized pocket sizes to make sure you have room to carry everything you need, not only for your dogs, but your personal items.  You’ll find that the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest pockets can house everything like bio-degradable dog waste bags, sanitary wipes, dog treats, etc.  Using the durable front pocket clips, you can attach a lead for your dog leash so you have a truly hands-free dog walking experience.  You can use the clips for your mace, dog repellent spray, I-pod, etc.  Plus there’s plenty of to carry your cell phone, ID, cash or credit card, Kleenex, etc.  And the back of the vest has two mesh pockets to slip in your water bottle and your dog’s water bottle.
Another important factor in designing the vest was to make it lightweight and breathable so you won’t feel weighed down.
And finally, to discuss the safety issue, I added reflective strips on the front and back that offer you the extra safety for walking when it’s dark outside.
And now with all of that successfully accomplished, it’s a great time to introduce the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest to dog walkers, dog trainers and dog enthusiasts to enjoy.
You’ll see firsthand how the vest is a unique garment that looks sporty, feels comfortable, and will give you the ease and convenience for all of your dog walking outings.
How do I pre-order my new EZ Dog Walker’s Vest?
For only $30, you will receive your brand new EZ Dog Walker Vest before it hits the marketplace.  Initially the vest is available in 3 colors:  black, light gray and tan.  You choose your uni-sex size of  S, M, L, or XL.  Projected retail pricing will run $39.95, so you’ll save up front.  Spread the word to your family, friends and co-workers so they can save now as well.  You’ll be at the forefront of bringing an amazing new dog walking accessory to the marketplace.
  Note:  All future orders will be placed through the Dog Walker Shop’s website at http://DogWalkerShop.com.

Walk Your Dogs with Comfort and Ease with the Innovative EZ Dog Walker’s Vest.

Hello Fellow Readers,
I am reaching out to  you and the Fund Dreamer audience to help fund an innovative and  fuss-free dog walking garment for dog walkers, dog trainers and dog enthusiasts to wear.  Walk with style and ease while sporting your very own  EZ Dog Walker’s Vest.

With each $30 investment, you will receive your new EZ Dog Walker Vest (patent pending)  before it hits the marketplace.  Projected retail pricing will run $39.95, so you’ll save up front.   You’ll be at the forefront of bringing an amazing new garment to the marketplace.  And please spread the word to your family, friends and co-workers so they, too, can save now. (See blue link right below)

EZ Dog Walker's Vest.

Walk You Pets With Style and Ease

 
 
Why am I introducing the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest to everyone?
As a regular dog walker and dog lover, this project is truly from the heart.  I would always get frustrated trying to juggle the waste bags, hang on to the leash, carry my water bottle, worry about cars not seeing me during the early morning dog walks when it’s still dark outside, carrying dog treats, carrying my other personal items, etc.
So I designed the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest as a practical solution to solve these frustrations, making my dog walks am enjoyable, fuss-free experience.  With all the vest’s unique pockets and pocket sizes, there’s room to carry everything I need not only for my dog, but for my personal items, like my cell phone, mace, ID, etc.
What a great testimonial from Kim L.

What a great testimonial from Kim L.

Here’s a first-hand account from a client who was one of the first to receive, and regularly use, the prototype EZ Dog Walker’s Vest.

     “I own one of these vests and love it! Allows me to carry my wallet, phone, water, poop bags, treats & keys. Everything I need safely stored while we walk.”

Kim L. 

Research and Development.
Over the past year, I’ve been researching other dog accessory products, and I found there wasn’t anything even close to the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest.  All I could find was unattractive fanny packs or bulky and heavy jackets.  So I went to work and started to design the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest. After much feedback and fine-tuning of the designs, I produced the first workable prototype.  The prototype testing started with several dog walking and dog training professionals, as well as family and friends.  Their feedback was invaluable, and the consensus was, “Roll out the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest to everyone.”
I was fortunate to find Fund Dreamer to help go viral and spread the word.  I am seeking to raise $7,000 to get the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest into production. This will enable me to place the least required production order that our vendor requires.  And for each $30 pledge, you will receive an EZ Dog Walker’s Vest in your choice of 3 colors (black, tan and light gray), and your choice of uni-sex sizes S, M, L, and X-LG.
What are the features and benefits of the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest?
The EZ Dog Walker’s  Vest holds essential dog walking tools for dog walkers and their dogs. The vest packs safety, comfort and convenience into one unique lightweight garment, allowing freedom of movement while carrying everything you need.  Dog walkers slip on the vest ready-equipped, any time day or night, for routine dog walks and other dog outings.
  • Custom-designed vest, all-in-one, light-weight, machine-washable.
  • For you and your dog’s safety, the vest features several Reflective safety strips on the front and back so cars can see you walking when it’s dark outside.
  • Stylish and sporty, available in 3 popular colors: red, tan and light gray.
  • Designed in uni-sex sizes of S, M, L, and X-L, for men and women — striking a perfect balance of style, function and form.
  • Features a total of 13 custom-sized pockets and compartments sealed with zippers; 3 pockets feature hook clips; 2 mesh pockets designed to carry dog water bottle and water bottle for dog walker.
  • Carries every dog walking tool needed for dog walks or other dog outings (i.e., waste bags, dog water bottle, collapsible water bowl, a Velcro strip so that you can place your personal patch (i.e., I love my Lab, etc.) on it, dog treats, dog safety repellent, etc.), as well as personal dog walker items (your cell phone, house key, ID card, water bottle, hand wipes, etc.).
  • Perfect to wear in warm weather, or easy to slip on over winter coat in cold weather.
  • Invaluable asset for those who make movement a lifestyle.
  • In comparison to retail stores carrying pocketed fishing or hunting outdoor vests they market as dog walker vests, the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest is uniquely for dog walkers as it less bulky, more practical and more affordable.
  • Our research and development team extensively interviewed dog walkers and dog accessory retailers, and dog owners will invest up to $40 for a specialty garment to help make their dog walking and dog training experiences more enjoyable.
  • The tool vest is also perfect for regular walkers, hikers and bicycle riders to equip and carry all the essentials.
With the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest, you can bring as much or as little as you like, depending on the length and scope of your outing. No more fumbling, or juggling, as each item is securely clipped on or zippered into vest pockets for a totally care free dog walking adventure.
Here is the first prototype of the front and back of the vest.  This is not the latest design because we have made some excellent improvements to some of the pockets, the length of the vest, etc., based on feedback from our testers.
Prototype of front of vest.  I equipped my prototype with a dog waste bag canister and mace.  I carry my cell phone in the front pocket, dog treats, and my ID.
I equip my vest with dog waste bag canisters, mace, dog treats, water bottles, my cell phone, cash, business cards, etc.
Prototype of back of vest.  I equipped my prototype with a dog water bottle and my bottle water.
I am grateful that Fund Dreamer allows me to share my invention with audiences I would never have been able to reach before. The Internet now allows inventors to share their work with a vast new audience.  By making this project open to Fund Dreamer support, it can become bigger than I could ever hope to make it by myself.  I hope people get as excited about the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest as they do with other dog accessories, and that it changes the way dog walkers and dog trainers experience their dog outings.
For more information, please e-mail me at EZDogWalkersVest@gmail.com.
“Improving the Safety and Comfort of our Pets and Pet Owners, One EZ Dog Walker’s Vest at a Time.” 
http://EZDogWalkersVest.com – EZ Dog Walker’s Vest website and blog.

Support a new and unique garment for dog walkers to wear — the Dog Walker’s Tool Vest (TM).

Hello Fellow Supporters,
Please check out our brand new project on RocketHub, introducing the Dog Walker’s Tool Vest (TM).  This unique dog walker vest is a wonderful garment for dog lovers and dog enthusiasts to comfortably wear on dog walks or other outings to carry essential items.  You can equip your vest with items like a dog waste bag canister with recyclable waste bags, dog repellent spray, a portable dog water bottle, your water bottle, cell phone, cash and ID, house key, hand wipes, and even dog treats.
The Dog Walker’s Tool Vest packs safety, comfort and convenience into one unique lightweight garment, allowing freedom of movement while carrying everything you need.
We would greatly appreciate your supporting our small business project.  We have launched a national campaign with RocketHub, an A&E sponsored program for new inventors and entrepreneurs to share their innovative product ideas.
Here is our project on RocketHub:
Thanks for taking a look at our project link on RocketHub.  Your support and feedback would mean so much to me, and hopefully, you’ll be one of the first to own a great new product before it’s even introduced to the marketplace.
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Thanks again,
Kathy

Dog Walking Commandments

The following article was recently featured in the PotomacPatch newsletter by Marisa Landau.  Marisa writes about tips and her own experiences with her dog, Kaya.

Walking a dog may seem like a mindless activity, but believe me, its not just a walk in the park.  Having run a professional dog walking company for four years, I have learned that there are 10 things that are crucial to ensuring the safety and happiness of dogs, their owners and the general public. Here are some guidelines every dog owner or dog walker should follow out of courtesy, safety and just plain common sense.

1. Pick up poop.

Not only is not picking up poop illegal, but it is also unsanitary and can ruin other people’s shoes. If you have ever had the misfortune of stepping in dog poop, you know how frustrating it can be!

2. Keep your dog on leash in unfenced areas.
Although you may feel confident in your ability to control your dog with vocal and non-verbal commands, you never know when something might distract him and cause him to run off. I have seen plenty of dog owners lose track of their “well-behaved dogs” when a deer passes by or another dog approaches. It is also important to keep your dog on leash because you don’t know how another dog may respond if your unleashed dog approaches them. Some dogs get “leash aggression” when approached by dogs that are not leashed. It is illegal to keep dogs off-leash in public areas—that is what dog parks are for.

3. Be aware of your surroundings.
Talking on the phone or listening to music while walking dogs may be a good way to pass the time but keep in mind that it is also distracting. I have found that bad things are most likely to happen when you let down your guard. Between traffic, other dogs and sirens, you need to know what is happening around you to keep you and your dog safe. These days you can find plenty of stories of people being hit by cars while they are texting or talking on the phone, so imagine if that sort of distraction caused something horrible to happen to your dog.

4. Don’t allow your dog to jump and sniff people unless given specific permission.
Passing by dog owners in tight spaces, hallways or elevators can be a nuisance or even frightening for people who are scared of dogs. As difficult as it is for some of us to imagine, not everyone loves dogs and therefore not everyone welcomes a wet nose to the crotch or a paw print on their pant leg. When passing other people, keep your dog very close to you out of courtesy to others. Do not allow him to sniff or jump on other people unless they approach your dog first or ask to say hello.

5. Ask before allowing dog to greet others.
I can’t keep track of how many times people let their dog run up to my dog and say, “It’s OK, he/she is friendly” without bothering to ask if my dog is as well. Just because your dog is friendly DOES NOT mean another dog will not react (particularly if one dog is on leash and the other is not). My dog, Kaya, does great with 99 percent of other dogs but every now and then a certain smell or look from a strange dog will set her off. It really bugs me when people let their dogs approach anyone without bothering to ask if it is okay with the other person. Please realize that like people, dogs react differently to various individuals and even the friendliest dogs might react poorly if provoked…or even if not.

6. Wait until you have right of way to cross the street.
This seems like common sense, but I have seen this scenario too many times: Someone is walking their dog and tries to hurry across the street before oncoming traffic arrives. The dog senses that his owner is in a hurry and, because he is nervous, sits down and refuses to walk. The owner is now stuck in the middle of the street with a dog refusing to move while cars are headed right for them. All it takes is a couple of seconds to wait for the walk signal to keep you and your dog safe.

7. Be mindful of where your dog goes potty.
This can be tricky in more urban areas as the good potty spots are limited due to a minimal amount of grass. However, when walking along people’s yards try to be courteous about where your dog does his business. If he must go on a lawn, keep it 2-3 feet from the road. Don’t let your dog go traipsing on someones flower bed. Here is a little known secret: The grassy areas between the sidewalk and the streets is considered public property and therefore is fair game.

8. Keep your dog on a maximum six foot leash in busy areas.
This will keep your dog from jumping on other people and from lunging into the street. Retractable leashes are great for open fields or trails, but on busy paths or sidewalks keep your dog close out of safety and courtesy to others.

9. Make sure the collar and/or harness is on properly and securely.
I have heard stories of multiple dogs escaping and running away from either slipping out of their harnesses, or from backing up and slipping out of a collar that was too loose. This is particularly crucial for dogs that are nervous or skittish. If a dog hears a loud noise and tries to back up, he can very easily slip out of his collar if it is too loose. Always make sure that your dog’s collar and/or harness is tight enough so that you can slip just two fingers underneath it.

10. Pick up poop (so important that it has to be said twice)!
You may think you are being sneaky by pretending not to notice, claiming you forgot a bag or all of the above, but you’re not fooling anyone. I am a true believer in dog “poop karma.” If you don’t pickup after your dog, it is likely that you will ruin a nice pair of shoes by stepping in another dog’s mess…maybe then you’ll change your ways!

Training 101: Let’s Go For a Walk | PetParents.com.

Here’s a helpful article on training your dog to walk with you.  Let me know what you think!

Training 101: Let’s Go For a Walk | PetParents.com.

WalkForDogs Dog Walking Service Offers Dependable Service.

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We all love our dogs, and we pride ourselves in the way we care for our dogs.  Spending quality time with them is just another essential part of our daily lives.  But sometimes our lives are so hectic that we don’t always have the spare time to devote to our favorite friend.
 
WalkForDogs is your solution.  We make dog walking easy, convenient and affordable.  Visits are tailored to your dog’s specific exercise needs. Exercise needs are different depending on the age of your dog. Puppies and active dogs can expect a brisk walk, while older dogs will enjoy a light stroll with lots of sniffing time.  I’m happy to come to your home to get to know your dog, and walk them on a regular basis.

Our usual dog walking visits include either a 30-minute, 45-minute or 1-hour walk, with lots of petting and fun, followed up with fresh water and a dog treat for a “walk well done.”
 
Dog walking is our business.   Let us help you keep your dog fit and healthy.  Your buddy will be sure to thank you with unconditional loving and loyalty.  To get started, please visit our website today at http://WalkForDogs.com.

Do you and your dog have matching love handles?

Here are some excellent tips on exercising with your pet.  The pay offs are wonderful, not to mention the loving connection you create with your pet.

Do you and your dog have matching love handles? Get tips on exercising with your pet.

Are You Tired of Your Dog Walking You?

Discover the Secrets to Effective Leash Training. 

Where to Begin.  Start with a 6 ft. leash and a comfortable collar If your dog tends to be a puller, your dog may be able to slip out of a flat buckle color. So make sure you have a good strong collar that your dog won’t be able to slip out of. Don’t forget to have some treats nearby for positive reinforcements.

Teaching a Cue Command.  Teach your dog a cue word command to let your dog know to follow you. A good command may be “come on” or “let’s go.” Begin walking with your dog right next to you and give the command, and then start walking. Do this several times.

Training with Stop and Go.  When ever your dog pulls on the leash,immediately stop and wait for your dog to calm down. When he does eventually calm down, then you can start moving. This will take several practices and your dog will learn to associate bad behavior with no walks when he is tugging and pulling on the leash.

Don’t forget the Rewards.  Your dog will be easily distracted once you step out of the house. You will have to work hard to keep his attention. You can do this by making it rewarding by being next to yo. Use treats, praises and loving tones to keep his attention. When ever your dog gives you attention, reward him with a praise or treat. Clicker training is a great way to keep your dog’s attention on you.

It won’t be easy at first but with plenty of practice and positive reinforcements you will be able to keep your dog’s attention on you for a good period of time. Make sure you give your dog enough slack when walking on the leash. When your dog finally get the connection of positive results when he is behaving, you can phase out treats.
There will be several times when it seems impossible to keep your dog’s attention focused on you. When this happens, switch the direction you are going in. Your dog will have no choice but to follow you and will soon learn that if he wants to go in one direction, he will need to behave.

With time, consistency and practice, training your dog to behave on the leash will take no time. Remember, if you don’t address this issue at a young age, your dog will never learn how to behave properly on a leash. It will be harder to train an older and full-grown dog to behave well while being walked on a leash.

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