Featured in South Carolina Voyager!
It was a great honor to be featured in South Carolina Voyager magazine in December 2022, just 6 months after I started Greenville Dog Walking!
Read article here: https://www.gvldogwalking.com/blog/featured-in-south-carolina-voyager
This Leash is a GAME-CHANGER!
I love this leash!!!!! Great for dogs pulling, I just bought it and used it today! My dog seems to walk better on it already! I have my hands free and now a handy pouch to keep treats, bags in! Also I really love the two handles, for short leashing (pulling dog) or long leashing (good dog).
I honestly am so over joyed by this leash. It makes both my dog and I happier and more free on our walks! Now I don't fumble as much to grab a treat or poop bag! Also my arm is not being ripped off. ALSO because it swivels around my waste it makes doggie-fast-legs not an issue. Finally, and this might be my favorite part: the two handles! Dog pulling? Use the short leash handle, works like a charm!!! Dog being a good dog? Use the handle furthest from your pup! Enjoy!
When you go away to work or on a small trip, it's great having a Pet Feeder that can watch, feed and talk to your pets! I use mine on the regular!
Dog Pulling on Leash
This is a frequent thing. I am dealing with this now, with my pup Toffee.
They are excited, as they should be, Life is Great! They usually have been just sitting and festering while their human is staring at a box. I have been working on how to fix this, though, especially when they're close to dragging their human across the street!
First, shorten the leash. This can be done two ways. You can pull the leash, which can be tiresome or, my favorite technique, is the wrap the leash around your waste and putting it through the handle. I like this because the dog now pulls you from the waste and you're reducing any possibility of the dog escaping or your arm breaking :D. This is a temporary fix, of course, to soften the human's abrasive experience.
When in a pickle, I'll sometimes loop the handle with the leash and just casually hold it from falling down. This has saved me on Swamp Rabbit Trail where it can be more crowded than rush hour traffic on the weekends.
Then when you get home, buy one of these leashes.
For only $20 you can get something like this awesome dog leash for your waste! I highly recommend this type of leash because not only does it strap to your waste but it also has the bungee with a handle (!) and a pouch to put treats, dog bags, phone, etc. in!
I strongly advise *against* retractable leashes unless you have a teeny tiny dog. I know of people who have broken their fingers with these hard plastic leashes when a dog sprints to chase a squirrel, etc. A strong leash is crucial.
Secondly, use a harness!!!!
I cannot stress this enough - NOT A PRONG COLLAR!!! Ever. I don't care what your dog trainer told you, they're wrong. Don't make me show you the photos of what these torture devices do to dogs necks!
Finally, reward your dog!!! Knowing what your dog loves the most as its preferred stimulus is crucial in training. For example, some dogs respond to treats while other dogs may prefer audible praise or pets! (Or Both!)
Alternative to a Cone
Did your dog just have surgery? The plastic cone is super uncomfortable, why not try something a human would want to wear? My parents recently raved about these "donut" shaped pillows that protect a dog from licking their stitches, etc.
Just me and my two cats
It has been one year and change since I moved across country, from San Francisco to Greenville, South Carolina.
Why, you ask? It was time to try a new town that was less expensive and less trashed, for lack of better word.
I have learned the dogs here have a certain element of "being in nature" that I didn't see as much in California. I got a one year old puppy in November 2021, and that was the Best Decision of My Life. I named her Toffee because she's the color and sweetness of toffee.
Toffee taught me a lot about dog ownership. She is a Carolina Dog, as it turns out and she is Pure Organic LOVE. When we go hiking, people are always complementing what a "good dog" she is (she is) and I always beam with pleasure. We are a good team.
There is a kinship with me and animals and I can only say I truly try to hone the sense between us. I approach with empathy and internally ask myself, "If I were a dog..." Being perceptive towards your dog and observing them in their happiest is the pinnacle to rewarding good behavior. Find their stimuli and use it!!!
Toffee has taken to my cats. She knows they are VERY important to Mommy and she is nothing short of SMART. Here's to pet ownership, they truly save us!!!! And here's to Toffee, Smokey & Marbles.
The latest love of my life, Eugene!
And his mom left the kindest review!
It's hard moving to a new city for however long and entrusting someone with your fur-child. Chelsea made the transition extremely easy by helping me with my 3yo French Bulldog. She's extremely responsible and responsive and Eugene loved her. Highly recommend!
- Evan, San Francisco, CA (July 2018)
Say goodbye to walking you dog via collar and hello to the harness! Harnesses are a great way to safely control your pet's movements, without hurting their trachea or throat. Harnesses also decrease any chance of your pet slipping out and getting away.
Once your pet is wearing their harness, you will instantly see a calmness or contented way about your pet. Some dogs have high anxiety, for example, if they're a rescue dog, and harnesses also provide a virtual hug feeling.
Of all the harnesses I have seen - this one is the WINNER. The PoyPet No Pull Dog Harness is the best harness around because:
This harness has a 100% SATISFIED GUARANTEE
Harness your love, energy and PET!
I have been walking dogs in San Francisco since 2013. Nobody loves dog like I do!