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Bring your Pet to Work Day!

How awesome would it be if your pet could join you in the office! But will your pet and office mesh well together? For Bring Your Pet to Work Day, so we have listed some of the pros and cons to think about first.

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Begging – five simple ways to calm a hungry pooch

Please, sir! I want some more! It’s kind of cute, but it can be a bit much….having your dog (or a guest dog if you’re a pet sitter) dribbling into your leg while you try to eat. Here are five simple ways to calm your begging pooch.

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Keep your Pawshake profile safe

Every day, thousands of sitters, owners and a whole lot of furry friends have great experiences on Pawshake – and we want to make sure this continues! Here are a few tips for protecting your profile information from online scams and phishing.

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Tips for successfully introducing cats and dogs

Forget what you’ve seen in the cartoons, because the truth about cats and dogs is….they actually can get along swimmingly! Here are some tips for success for those first important introductions.

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Coping with a pet cone

We see the pet cone come out at the vet and instantly feel dread – which our pet can surely pick up on! If you know your dog or cat will soon be wearing a cone, protective collar or e-collar, fear not. Here are some tips to make it less of an ordeal for everyone!

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Ten top ways for Aussies to earn money from the share economy.

Though we think pet sitting and dog walking is the most awesome job (ok, we admit we’re totally biased!), there’s so much more out there in the share economy that we know all you members of the Pawshake community will love.

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Our five favourite dog walks in Newcastle, NSW

With loads of natural beauty and a beachy vibe, Newcastle is a great place to own a dog and, of course, dog-walk and pet-sit on Pawshake! Check out our top five favourite walks.

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Help! How do I stop my dog from jumping on visitors?

Bouncing up to give you a big sloppy kiss is one of the most common challenges for any dog owner. You want to give a good impression to friends and family, as well as the pet sitter popping over for a meet and greet….so what do you do when all 20kg of dog go leaping up in guest’s faces?

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What to do when a cat won't use their litter tray

The litter tray habits of our feline friends might seem strange, even mysterious - but a little understanding and care can go a long way to preventing even the smelliest problems!

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Your dog's tongue - a window into their health

Did you know that your dog’s tongue is not just for giving us kisses….it’s also a window into their health? Here’s how to get to know and interpret your pup’s tongue!

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Catspeak: the meaning behind your cat’s meow

Embrace the meow-lody of your cat’s mew and pay attention – you’ll be fluent in catspeak in no time!

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Getting an uncooperative cat into a carrier

Does your cat simply hate it when you pull out the carrier to go to the vet or a pet sitter’s house? Our guide will help you ease your cat into their carrier - with minimal scratches for you!

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Common Meet and Greet mistakes to avoid

The number one secret to a successful booking on Pawshake is a thorough meet and greet – but there are some common mistakes that are worth avoiding!

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5 simple steps to a happy apartment dog

This week we had the pleasure of chatting with the veterinary team at Pet Check about keeping your dog happy and healthy in a smaller living space.

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Pet safety checklist for ANZAC day

Whether you’re attending a dawn service, remembrance march or heading to the local RSL, there’s always a lot going on over the ANZAC long weekend...and it always pays to be prepared when it comes to pet safety!

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School holiday activities with your pet

The school holidays are here again! If you want to avoid your kids being glued to their screens for two weeks, why not get them out and about for some fun with the family pet?

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'Oh Crap' - saving the world one poo bag at a time!

We were lucky enough to chat to ‘Oh Crap’ founder Bruce and his gorgeous Rescue Pup Brady about all things dog poo, landfill, and saving the world one poo bag at a time. 'Oh Crap' also have a special offer for Pawshake users - listen up dog walkers - this one is for you!!

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Ten tasty human foods your pet can enjoy

Easter is just around the corner, which means plenty of edible treats for us humans! We all know we need to keep the chocolate well out of reach of our furry friends, but there are still plenty of human foods that your cat or dog can enjoy as an occasional treat.

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Puppy proofing your home

Do you have a bundle of fluff coming into your home anytime soon? We chat with super-star Pawshake pet sitter Concetta about her experience adopting a puppy - she gives us her top 5 tips to make the transition a smooth one!

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What to do if a dog charges at you

This week we have a chat with our Community Manager and super-experienced pet-sitter Sam about what to do in the event of a dog charging at you.

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Dealing with separation anxiety in pets

This is one of the bigger challenges facing pet owners and pet sitters alike. Do you know a dog or cat suffering from separation anxiety? Read on for some simple solutions to make your pet's life (and yours!) a lot easier!

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Your Secret Weapon to Renting With a Pet!

It isn't always easy, but it's absolutely possible to successfully secure a rental property with your pet! We chat with the folks at rent.com.au, who give us the absolute best secret weapon to winning that lease...

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5 ways to celebrate Lunar New Year with your pet

This Year of the Rooster, why not start off on a positive note and freshen up your life and home with your pet by your side? Here are five pet-friendly ways to celebrate the New Year.

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Have a Pet-Friendly Australia Day!

This January 26, why not involve your beloved dog or cat in some fun Australia Day activities? Whether you're into the indoors or outdoors, we have something for everyone...

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Preventing Heatstroke in Pets

Summer is here and we're in for a scorcher! The wonderful Doctor Anna from Love That Pet has given us some helpful hints on keeping your pet safe and comfortable when the heat is on.

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The Best Dog-Friendly Cafes in Brisbane, QLD

Just you, your pooch, a latte and a puppacino....bliss! Pawshake is excited to bring our favourite dog-friendly cafes in sunny Brisbane.

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The Best Dog Beaches on the Gold Coast

Looking for some fun in the sun with your best friend? It's time to feel the sand between your paws on Pawshake's favourite doggy beaches on the Gold Coast, Queensland!

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Five Best Dog Walks in Sydney

Where are the best spots to walk your mutt, we hear you ask? Pawshake's Community Manager Sarah has tried and tested the best Sydney has to offer - here's her shortlist of the top 5 Sydney walkies!

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Best Dog-Friendly Parks in Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne's weather (though a little unpredictable lately!) is getting more welcoming by the day. Why not take your pooch for a trot and a sniff in one of our recommended lovely local dog parks?

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How does a cat show love?

Do you understand what a cat is trying to tell you with their body language? Cats might seem a bit aloof, but that doesn't mean that they don't adore you! Here are 5 surprising ways cats display love for us humans.

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