Jul
30

Dog sitters win big promoting their Rover businesses

Missed the contest? You can still make this your summer of success!

Hundreds of Rover sitters quadrupled their collective new client base by participating in the Summer of Sitter Success contest this June. Sitters shared their custom codes and earned points for promoting their Rover businesses to win prizes, such as Amazon gift cards of up to $1,000 in value.

With the help of simple instructions and clear examples, our dog lovers showed that they’re savvy small-business owners as well as awesome dog sitters! If you missed the contest, you can still make this your personal summer of success and attract new customers who will continue to book with you in the upcoming fall and holiday seasons.

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Jul
29

Cheeseburger pops and kale bones: DIY frozen dog treats

Frozen Dog Treat Recipe

Feeling fancy? Try this Ginger Kale Ice Pop recipe from the Doggy Dessert Chef!

Making frozen dog treats can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. Depending on what you have on hand and what flavors your dog prefers, you can whip up a range of creative concoctions.

Read on for appetizing pictures and links to tasty recipes for your dog’s new favorite treat: homemade pupsicles.

 

 

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Jul
29

Ask Amber: How did you pick your price per night?

Ask Amber, with dogWelcome to Ask Amber, our weekly Q&A installment with Amber, one of our most popular Rover sitters in Seattle. Every week, Amber will answer one of your questions about anything relating to dog sitting, dog care, the life of a Rover sitter, etc.

Do you have a question for Amber? Submit it in the comments!

 

 

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Jul
29

Doggie paddle 101: How to teach your dog to swim

Labrador Swimming - Teach your dog to swim

So majestic!

Whether your dog is a natural swimmer (like a labrador, water spaniel, or poodle) or one of the less graceful water ballerinas (I’m look at you bulldogs, pugs, corgis, and dachshunds), we’ve got some great tips to help get your dog comfortable in the water. For those less gifted breeds, let’s just say a lifejacket is a great investment. Ensuring all your dog’s aquatic interactions are positive will help you enjoy a cool summer on the water with your dog at your side.

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Jul
28

Home alone: Tricks and toys to keep dogs busy when you can’t be home

We’ve all gotta leave the house sometimes—but what does your dog get up to when you leave her home alone? Counter surfing? Couch surfing? Singing the blues?

We’ve got some great suggestions of tactics and toys to keep dogs busy while you’re away. Read on for tricks to keep your solo hound happy.

 

 

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