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Why Did We Change Our Name?

Why Did We Change Our Name?

Good question. Why did we go through all of this trouble of changing our name, risking our reputation, and banking on an untested name?  There are three reasons:  Reason #1 – We Found Out Another Company Owns the Trademark for Happy Paws. I don’t have a...
The Easiest Way To Clean A Litter Box

The Easiest Way To Clean A Litter Box

We have cleaned our fair share of litter boxes since we started our Paws At Home pet sitting company in 2015. I have seen so many different methods of cleaning a litter box in all the different houses that we go to. Some are good, some are really not so good! This...

Rattlesnake Safety In Colorado

Colorado is a beautiful place to hike and enjoy nature. While its a blast to head down the trail and leave your worries behind, it is important to remember that we share the natural areas of Colorado with three types of venomous snakes. The three types of venomous...
How Much Does A Pet Sitter Cost?

How Much Does A Pet Sitter Cost?

The amount that a pet sitter costs will depend on many factors. The biggest factor that will affect the amount that you pay is whether the person caring for your pets is a friend, a hobby pet sitter, a solo professional sitter, or a professional pet sitting company....
Shaping 101

Shaping 101

Step 0 – Load the Clicker First, you need to “load the clicker.” Click! Treat. Click! Treat. Do this about 20 or so times the first time you train an animal. Keep your click and treat rate up. You want to be clicking about 10-15 times per minute....
Animal Behavior Basics

Animal Behavior Basics

Positive reinforcement is easy to understand. Examples of positive reinforcement are: • A well-timed kind word for a friend or foe • A smile • Taking time to listen to someone express the issues they are having with a co-worker • A little piece of hot dog for Rover...
Pet Sitting is an Alternative to Boarding

Pet Sitting is an Alternative to Boarding

Hello! This is Happy Paws for Cats and Dogs’ very first blog post! Welcome to our shiny new site! I thought I would take a moment and talk about why we exist and our philosophy behind what we do and love to do every day. We are new to town and excited to serve...