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Still time for a Christmas Gift — The EZ Dog Walker’s Vest offers new, practical solution to make dog walking more enjoyable and hassle-free!

Hello Fellow Dog Owners, Dog Sitters, Dog Walkers and Trainers,

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Here’s a new practical solution to make dog walking more enjoyable and hassle-free for everyone who loves and cares for dogs.

After custom designing the vest with fabulous input from dog-care professionals, you can now take advantage of a carefully crafted, unique dog walking garment that will help make dog walking easier and more convenient — the brand new EZ Dog Walker’s Vest.  

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All Vest sizes are currently ON SALE for only $35.00 (regular price $45.00).


Before creating the Vest, it was difficult to hold everything — like dog waste bags, treats, water bottles, hand wipes, I.D., cell phone, business cards, etc.

So our team designed the vest with enough pockets and a variety of pocket sizes to ensure you have room to comfortably carry everything for dog walks. The super functional Vests are also perfect for walkers, hikers and bicycle riders.  And they make a great staple for animal shelters to hand out to dog-walking volunteers.


“I have been using this vest daily since I received it.  It lives up to how it was described.  This vest has plenty of pockets for K-9 & people gear – is lightweight & comfortable. The seller acknowledged my order by email immediately. It arrived on time & was packaged well. Was previously using a fly fishing vest but it cut into the back of my neck due to weight of our gear. EZ vest far out-performs! Designed for the dog walker’s comfort. Thank you for this 5-star product and excellent service.”

– Mary F. – Vancouver, WA


The vest is sporty, durable and features several reflective strips on the front and back.  The vest comes in sharp black or vibrant red (with our logo on the back of the neckline).

EZ Dog Walker's Vest small logo.

What’s really effective is how you can use your new vest as a walking advertisement.  It’s a great way to strike up a conversation with neighbors or clients, pass along your business cards, and generate new business opportunities.

You have room to print your company logo on the back of the vest (or front) if you choose to personalize and promote your business.

It’s so easy to place your order now.  Simply go to the Order Today tab.


“I got the vest today. I love it! It is exactly what I wanted.  I was contemplating designing my own and sewing a vest for myself, but I decided to look at some images online for ideas in my design. I was so happy that I quickly found exactly what I had in mind, all ready to go, for a very affordable price. I received it in just a couple of days. I’m sure I couldn’t have made this vest on my own for what I paid for it and it would have probably taken me a month to do it.  Thanks again.”
 
– Paula B. – Midland, MI

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“What can I say, love it, love it and love it. This vest is everything you need. Makes my daily dog walks so much easier to bring with me all the necessities I need, especially in this heat.  Plenty of pockets. Thanks a lot.”
 
– Jasmin J. – Saint Robert, MO

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/.

 

 

 

 

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."

Join the New FundAnything Campaign to Kick Off the Innovative EZ Dog Walker’s Vest.

Front of EZ Dog Walker’s Vest with several items attached. Bodri is ready to go for his daily walk.

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

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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 was a bit of a struggle. And not because I didn’t enjoy stretching my legs and getting fresh air with my best friends, but rather the frustration of holding everything I needed for my walks was an uncomfortable annoyance.

I felt I had a lack of places to stash items such as my dog waste bags, water bottle, cell phone, dog treats, etc… Not to mention that I always held a minimum of two leashes, so dog walking became a real juggling act.

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Our first client using her EZ Dog Walker’s Vest on a big outing.

Feeling distracted while dog walking kept me from really enjoying our outings together. 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.

Furthermore, as an early morning walker who often set out in the darkness before daybreak, I worried about our safety as cars might not be able to spot us on the sidewalks or crossing the streets.

Thus, I reached a point where I became determined to transform the reality of my dog walking chore into the pleasurable experience I imagined and insisted could and should be possible.  So, utilizing my life-long career in marketing and sales, I set out on a mission to find a practical solution to make dog walking more enjoyable and hassle-free. I used my personal frustration to fuel my aspiration to become a dog walking garment entrepreneur. After more than a year of planning and custom designing the vest with my garment manufacturer partner, I’m excited to present the unique and carefully crafted dog walking garment called the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest.

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Back of EZ Dog Walker’s Vest with safety Reflective Strip, zippered pocket, bottom clip, and 2 custom-designed pouches to snugly fit and carry yours  and your dog’s water bottles.

This vest is well designed with enough unique pockets, which are customized in shape and size, to ensure you have room to carry everything you need – not only for your dogs, but your personal items as well.  You’ll find that the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest can house everything like bio-degradable dog waste bags, sanitary wipes, dog treats, chap stick, personal snacks and more.

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 also use the clips for your mace, dog repellent spray, I-pod, etc.  Plus, there’s plenty of additional pockets to carry your cell phone, ID, cash or credit card, Kleenex, etc.There’s more. The back of the vest has two mesh pouches to hold your water bottles – one each for you and your dog(s).

Front of EZ Dog Walker's Vest with Safety Reflective strips, multiple pockets, zipper front, light-weight fabric, clips, etc.

Our vests are lightweight and breathable so you won’t feel weighed down.

Additionally, to address the safety issue, we’ve added reflective strips on the front and back to provide extra safety for walking when it’s dark outside.

With our carefully crafted prototype successfully designed and developed, now is a great time to introduce the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest to dog walkers, dog trainers and dog enthusiasts alike.

You’ll see firsthand how the vest is a unique garment that looks sporty, feels comfortable and will provide you with the ease and convenience you require for all of your dog walking outings.

Safety Reflective Strips at Work...Bright as ever!

Note:  Video coming soon.

Click on the following link to get started:

https://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/put-the-fun-back-into-dog-walking-with-the-new-ez-dog-walker-s-vest-2?col=-50358

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.
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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.

We’ve just launched a campaign on FundAnything for the Dog Walker’s Tool Vest.

We’ve just launched a campaign on FundAnything.  Please check it out.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

http://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/support-the-dog-walker-s-tool-vest-tm-a-unique-garment-for-dog-walkers-and-dog-enthusiasts-to-carry-dog-walking-essentials

Canine Power Walking

Check out this awesome article on Canine Power Walking brought to you by VetStreet.  Let me know if you power walk with your best friend.  Send your personal story to share with everyone.

5 Things Your Dog Wants From You.

The following article was recently featured on FoxNews.com.  Let me know what your think.

So it’s a New Year, and although he or she can’t tell you, your dog has some resolutions—what he or she wants from you! You may see a seated dog looking up at you waiting for a treat and think all is well, but trust me—it isn’t, she wants more.

Here are the five things your dog really wants from you in this New Year:

1. Love, love, love: Your dog wants you to love her—more! Instead of simply showing everyone the new pic of her on your iPhone, spend time with the gal. Sure I tell the world how obsessed I am with my beagle, Sugar, by the pathetic bumper stickers plastered on my car, but I know she loves our snuggle time. When Sugar’s lying on the couch and I come over to give her a nice long rub and cuddle, her eyelids go to half mast, and doggie bliss has officially descended. She looks into eyes and she holds my gaze—it’s doggie nirvana. So spend more time: car time, couch time, walk time. Whichever way works best for you–show them the love. Step it up a notch.

 

2. A pack leader: Who’s the boss? My spoiled above-mentioned beagle gets treated like a queen—until she doesn’t. And I decide when that happens. Dogs need a pack leader and if they don’t get one—they become one. You don’t want your dog running your house, even if she runs your heart. Dogs need rules and boundaries that are understood and consistent, or dogs will take advantage. And I know. For example, my beagle is allowed on some couches and chairs and not on others, and she knows which ones. Except every once in a while she’ll jump up someplace she knows she’s not allowed. If I let her get away with it, in a few days she jumps up wherever she wants to. The self-professed Queen needs to revert to princess status. And as much as I hate to do it, if I don’t, I know I will find her lounging on my bed snacking on a bag of chips she’s jumped up on the counter to get. And just in case you think I’m cruel, if you ever find me lounging on my bed snacking on a bag of chips, you can kick me off too.

3. Food: My beagle loves dearly anyone who has ever fed her. It’s a very simple way to be allowed into her very simple little heart. She might get this from me. We are simple creatures. And who doesn’t want more food? I usually do, but I know how to zip my lips. Your dog needs you to make the right decision. She can’t stop the madness on her own. Studies done in 2011 by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention says 55% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese. No surprise there, but dogs need to rely on their owners to regulate their food intake. They need you to help them stay healthy. If you don’t, it ain’t pretty. Once I can home to find that Sugar consumed an extra-large box of cereal. My unmoving, comatose beagle resembled a stuffed pig. Do your pooch a favor, make sure you’re doling out the right amount of food.

4. Fun: In the immortal words that could have been sung by Cyndi Lauper: “Dogs just wanna have fu-un!” Sugar could spend all day taking a walk, playing tug-o-war, visiting other dogs, and keeping me company. That said: so could I. But life gets in the way. And though I know life can and does, I also know I could spend a little more time having fun with Sugar, for Sugar. What does your dog like to do best? She told me to tell you that she wants it more.

5. Exercise and health: Well, truth be told, Sugar likes exercise more than I do. I look upon a three-mile walk as forty minutes I could spend sitting on the couch reading. But I know it’s good for me and for her to get up and out. Dogs want to be outside, exploring, playing, and rolling around in stinky stuff. They really want exercise, and most dogs need more—it’s the other half of that diet/exercise plan we food lovers need to put into play.

So ring in the New Year considering doing what your dog really wants. Who knows, it might just be your best year yet.

Jennifer Quasha is a writer and most recently the co-author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog’s Life: 101 Stories about the Ages and Stages of our Canine Companions” and “Chicken Soup of the Soul: My Cat’s Life: 101 Stories about the Ages and Stages of our Feline Family Members.” Check out her website at www.jenniferquasha.com.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/01/07/5-things-your-dog-wants-from/#ixzz1is1SxzAt

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!

Keeping Your Dog Cool During Summer Dog Walks.

This article is from one of my favorite blogs, All Things Dog Blog.  Let me know how you keep your dog cool during the hot summer days.

http://www.allthingsdogblog.com/2011/06/summer-dog-walks-keeping-your-dog-cool_28.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AllThingsDogBlog+%28All+Things+Dog+Blog%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail