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Meet Bodri, our 8-month old Hungarian Puli, Playing Soccer Like A Pro!

Bodri watching over his brother, Buksi, our 15 1/2 year old Hungarian Puli.

 

 

Meet Bodri, our 8-month old Hungarian Puli.  Bodri had truly become a star volleyball player.

We did our first-ever YouTube video of Bodri playing ball for over 2 minutes straight.  We’ll continue to chronicle his soccer skills as he grows up.  Check out Bodri’s ball-playing manuevers at:  http://youtu.be/iRdD94rn5LY.

For Christmas, Bodri is getting a  Virtually Indestructible Best Ball for Dogs, 10-inch, a Jolly Pets Egg Plastic Ball for Pets, 12-Inch, Red, and KONG Air Dog Squeakair Birthday Balls Dog Toy, Medium, Colors Vary (3 Balls).

 

We’ll video Bodri as he learns how to play with his new balls.

 

Bodri chasing squirrels after completing a round of volleyball play.

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Dog owners prefer loving homes to kennels.

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Dog owners prefer loving homes to kennels for their canine family members. Your dog will be in great hands and enjoy his or her stay at Kathy’s home in Overland Park, KS. Kathy is a life-long, experienced dog owner and dog lover. Our home is the perfect setting for your best friend. It has a large, fenced backyard so your dog will have plenty of room to run and play.

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I work from home, so your dog will get lots of attention throughout the day, plenty of outside potty breaks, dog walking if requested, and lots of love. It would be my pleasure to talk with you further and answer all of your questions.

To find out more on how to reserve your dog sitting with Kathy in Overland Park, KS, visit:

https://www.rover.com/sit/dogwalkershop

Interview with Kathy:

Kathy McNamara is a small business owner in Overland Park, KS, and a life-long dog owner and lover.

Kathy has found that most dog owners prefer loving homes to kennels for their canine family members. So Rover dog sitting is the perfect solution for dog lovers.

She has several small home-based businesses in the dog-related service industry. Kathy launched the Dog Walker Shop, a dog walking accessory company. She designed the innovative Dog Walker’s Tool Vest (Patent Pending). Kathy also owns Walk For Dogs, a local dog walking company. She is also a licensed real estate sales representative in Kansas and Missouri, associated with Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.

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Kathy is a life-long Kansan resident, dog owner and dog lover. Her home in Shannon Valley is located in Overland Park, KS near 115th & Antioch. Kathy’s home is spacious and comfortable. Kathy will make sure your dog will be comfortably cared for while you’re on vacation or away for business. She has a large, fenced backyard that’s perfect for dogs to play and exercise.

How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

If you’re like me, your pets have become family members. When you can’t be home for them, whether it’s because of work, vacation or other obligations, you want them taken care of with the same love and attention you give them. That’s exactly what I will do as your overnight dog sitter because I love dogs. I have loved dogs since childhood, and they have become an important part of our family. I have a loving 14 1/2 year old Hungarian puli named Buksi. All of our dogs have lived long, healthy lives because of the love and attention we give them throughout their lives. We walk them regularly, they eat a healthy diet of Science Diet dog food, and they get their regular check-ups at our established vet, Nall Hills Animal Hospital.

 

My background includes business development and ownership, marketing communications, direct sales, and Real Estate. I have an MBA in Marketing from Avila University and more than 20 years of career expertise in the corporate world as well as individual business ownership.

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

I would like to know your dog’s health history and vet contact information prior to sitting him or her. If your dog has any special dog beds, or other sleeping arrangements, please let me know as well. I would also like you to bring your dog’s favorite dog food, toys, dog collar with ID tags and Rabies Vaccination tag, dog leash, and any other items they need for their overnight stays.

 

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?

Yes, I have a reliable transportation. I will always ask for your vet’s contact information should they require medical attention.

 

Are you comfortable administering medication?

Yes, I administer medication to my 14 1/2 year Hungarian puli daily.

 

How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?

I work from home, so your dog will be with me during the day and all night.

 

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

Very large, fenced in backyard – nice flat yard. Lots of room for your dog to run and play.

Where will my dog sleep?

Inside, on nice warm blankets or even a dog bed in our large downstairs family room.

 

Where will you take my dog on walks? Tell me about it.

Around the Shannon Valley neighborhood. Very safe and nice area with sidewalks.

 

To get started, visit Kathy’s link on Rover at:

https://www.rover.com/sit/dogwalkershop

 

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 Walker’s Tool Vest Gets Fabulous First Review.

 

“Really enjoying my new Dog Walker’s Tool Vest. It has plenty of pockets for carrying my cell phone, camera, poop bags, treats and anything else that you need. It’s not heavy so its perfect for the fall but can also be layered over heavier clothes. It also has a spot for water bottles in the back and the ability to clip something to it as well, love this vest!”

Kim L. from PittsbKimLtestimonialurgh, Pennsylvania

Additional uses for Dog Walker’s Tool Vest make it even more versatile

The Dog Walker’s Tool Vest is also perfect for walkers, hikers and bicycle riders to equip with all the essentials they need for their specific outings.

Here’s our project URL to pre-order your vest today:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/walkfordogs/dog-walkers-tool-vest

New Contract Rates

As of July 1, 2013, we only offer two-week contracts, of which you can use within a 3 month period.  Please e-mail walkfordogs@gmail.com for more information on contract rates.

Spring into Shape with your Dog – Visit one of many Local Dog Parks.

Did you know there are more than a dozen dog parks in the Overland Park, KS area?  It’s welcome news to many local dog owners looking for a fun and inexpensive way to spend more time with their furry best friends.  And there’s no better time than now to take advantage of the wonderful Spring weather and partner with your dog to get some great exercise.


Dog parks allow you to tag team with your dog, get outside, exercise and socialize.  Dogs want to be outside — exploring, smelling and socializing with other dogs and people. Many dog parks are completely fenced in, and most even provide bags for cleaning up dog waste.  Watch for the park rules usually posted near the entrance.  Remember to practice some basis dog park etiquette.

Dog Park Etiquette
1.  Make sure to always clean up after your dog’s mess; use a poop scooper or bags to pick up the mess.
2.  Bring fresh water for your dog and a leash.
3.  Always keep an eye on your dog, and don’t let your pet wander too far.
4.  Minimize barking if the dog park is near a residential area.
5.  Don’t bring aggressive dogs for everyone’s protection.
A well exercised dog is a healthier and better behaved dog.  Your dog will thank you with open paws following a romp in the park.  So get moving and pay a visit to one of these local dog parks today.
Local Dog Parks
http://www.goby.com/dog-parks–near–overland-park-ks

MrChewy.com Gets an A+ for Exceeding our Online Shopping Expectations!

Our online shopping experience with MrChewy.com was as hassle-free as it gets.  We give them an A+ for exceeding our expectations in customer service and for the range of quality pet products they provide customers. 

They are a reputable pet food retailer offering over 70 brands of pet food, treats and supplies.  Their pricing is extremely competitive, and the entire ordering process, from placing the order to final delivery, was a breeze.   Our 13-year old Hungarian puli loves the variety of  MrChewy dog treats and can never get enough.  We keep him safe from ticks and fleas with their Frontline Plus product.

I will refer all of my clients to MrChewy.com for all of their pet shopping needs.  For more information, visit http://mrchewy.com today.  They really do a “pawsome” job.

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