This amazing black lab loves going for his walks in the afternoon sun. That's why his owner hired Waggy Walkys dog walkers to drop by every day and take him out for a walk. Some time outside to soak up some sun and burn off that nervous energy before his owners get home.

When you entrust your pet with Waggy Walkys, you enjoy daily updates, detailed reports and, best of all, peace of mind that your pet is being cared for with the compassion, attention, and adoration he deserves. Our second priority? Having tons of fun, of course! Give us a ring today.

Our services cover all kinds of stuff you and your pet would need help with, from dog walks to family-style boarding, overnight house sitting visits to daily pet sitting visits (morning, afternoon, evening) for dogs, cats and any other pets you may have! We even offer a pet taxi to transport your pet to appointments or to and from your designated dog boarding house.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/amazing-back-labrador-enjoying-the-afternoon-sun/
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Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform in order to serve and protect. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
Waggy Walkys wishes to thank all of our Veterans for their service. Happy Veterans Day 2019!
Our services cover all kinds of stuff you and your pet would need help with, from dog walks to family-style boarding, overnight house sitting visits to daily pet sitting visits (morning, afternoon, evening) for dogs, cats and any other pets you may have! We even offer a pet taxi to transport your pet to appointments or to and from your designated dog boarding house. Need something extra special? We gladly customize our services to meet you and your pet’s exact needs. Contact us now to learn more.

Waggy Walkys LLC is a professional Dog Walking and Pet Care company that has been in business since 2002.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/happy-veterans-day/
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This cute dog loves her morning walks with her Waggy Walkys dog walker.  She loves to get out of the house for a walk every day prior to her owner getting home from work.  She has been a Waggy Walkys client for years and gets so excited when its time for her walker to arrive.

At Waggy Walkys we know that we can never take your place in the loving eyes of your pet – but we sure as heck can serve as an awesome fill-in when you’re at work, too busy or away on vacation. Waggy Walkys has been catering to pets of all shapes, sizes, and breeds since 2002, growing a trusted network of pet care professionals throughout the DC, Maryland and Virginia area.

It’s not just what we do that sets us apart – it’s how we do it. Your pet’s health and safety are our main priorities, with extensive training, vetting and background checks provided for all pet care professionals in our network.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/cute-dog-ready-for-her-morning-walk/
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Sindhoor Pangal studied with legendary Norwegian trainer Turid Rugass, president of  Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE) and best known for her book and its DVD counterpart, Calming Signals: What Your Dog Tells You. Rugass has studied canine social behavior for more than 30 years, and written and lectured on the subject throughout the world.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/dog-behavior-is-affected-by-pain/
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Can I find a reliable family dog at the shelter?

Dear Bark: We really want to adopt a young-adult shelter dog but are concerned about socialization issues. Without information about a dog’s early life, how do we know if the one we choose can be trained to be a good, reliable family dog? We hear that the first eight weeks of a dog's life is so important, but not knowing that, could it be too late? —Ready to Adopt

Cheers for shelter adoptions and three cheers for adopting an adult dog from a shelter! Millions of people have adopted their best friend from a shelter as an adult (dog), and there’s every reason to believe that you can find you can, too.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/advice-on-adopting-a-adult-rescue-dog/
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According to the ASPCA, there are 1.6 million dogs adopted every year in the United States. These canines can range from puppies to seniors, from purebred to a variety of mixed breeds, and have all sorts of different backgrounds, experiences, and temperaments.

When you decide to welcome one of these dogs into your home and have them become a part of your family it’s essential that you do everything you can to make her feel at ease and look for ways to make a true and unbreakable bond. It may be challenging at times, but it’ll be completely worth it in the end. Here are five ways we recommend connecting with your canine and making a friend for life.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/5-ways-to-strengthen-bonds-with-a-rescue-dog/
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Note: In this new guidebook to happy dogs, co-authors Melissa Starling and Paul McGreevy, both of whom are PhD behaviorists, reveal how dogs think, what they do (and don’t) want, and how best to obtain “good dog” behavior from our pups. They do this in an engaging yet erudite manner (not easy to achieve) packaged in a very attractive volume full of instructive and illuminating photos. The following excerpt is a fine example of their straightforward style of communication.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/for-dogs-fun-is-the-x-factor/
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Many pet owners have found themselves in difficult situations in which they know something is wrong with a pet, but the veterinary clinic is closed. How do you know when it’s a true emergency and how do you know when it can wait until the clinic opens the next day?

To answer this question, Dr. Christine Rutter, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discusses some common situations that often cause pet owner's concern.

If an animal is showing lameness, such as abnormal movements or the inability to use a limb, the severity will determine the degree of urgency. If lameness is severe, suddenly worse, associated with bleeding, or persists for more than 24 hours, it should be considered an emergency situation. “Weight-bearing lameness, or limping, can typically be evaluated within one to two days by a primary care veterinarian, rather than on an emergency basis,” Rutter said.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/recognizing-a-pet-emergency/
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As a dog ages, several changes may occur besides a greying muzzle. Senior dogs have more health concerns than younger dogs, but they can still make playful, loving companions.

Harmony Peraza, a veterinary technician and the study subject manager for the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ Dog Aging Project, discusses the most common health conditions that may arise in a senior dog.

While there is some variation among breeds, a dog is typically considered a senior at 8 years old. Large dogs may age faster, becoming seniors as early as 6 or 7, while smaller dogs may not start showing signs of age until they are 9 or 10.

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https://www.waggywalkys.com/the-joys-of-loving-an-elderly-dog/
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Dog's name and age: Allie, 6 years

Nicknames: Tank, Al, Goober

Adoption Story: I first met Allie when she was placed with me as a foster dog. My students were asking about her, so I brought her to classes with me one day and it was surprisingly easy. I fostered her for almost 6 months and seeing her at class was what helped me decide on being a foster failure. That was 5 years ago.

Allie's Favorites: After kayaking and hiking, Allie's favorite activity is snuggling up to my students and listening to them tell her how much they miss their pets while they are at college.

Tricks: The one that impresses people the most is that she will walk up stairs backwards on command.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/smiling-dog-allie/
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A Review of Dog Is Love by scientist Clive Wynne, PhD

Clive Wynne’s new book Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You explores what makes dogs special. The book’s main point that “it isn’t their smarts but their hearts that makes dogs exceptional” and Wynne shares his personal journey from skeptic to proponent of this theory. The tale includes in-depth, entertaining explanations of many research studies (including a number of his own) that support the idea that dogs’ extraordinary capacity for love is what makes them unique unto themselves and in our lives. He asserts that 1) love is the cornerstone of our relationship with dogs and 2) that their great capacity for love has implications for how we act towards them and the great responsibility we have to them. It is both an informative read and a call to action.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/book-discusses-why-and-how-your-dog-loves-you/
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A five-year-old Labrador Retriever named Quinn is about to become the first canine member of Run 169 Towns Society (Run 169) to run a race in all 169 towns in the state of Connecticut. The goal of each member of Run 169 is complete a timed race in all 169 towns in the state. In the last three years, Quinn has raced in 168 towns, and she will run a race on October 20, 2019 in her 169th town. As luck would have it, the Michael E Walsh Memorial 5K that she is scheduled to run that day raises money for a rescue charity called the Protector of Animals.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/dog-running-a-race-in-every-connecticut-town/
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W​hen you adopt a dog, you adopt a family member. You carefully consider what would make him or her feel happy and loved, then execute the fun pet supply shopping trip. Many don't consider grooming right off the bat, and that's okay, for a little while. No matter what breed or mix they are, grooming is a fundamental part of the basic care of your furry family members. Typically, every 6-8 weeks you should be making a visit to your local groomer who pours their heart and soul into their work. You find a groomer you can trust and be completely transparent with about the needs of your dog. You think to yourself, "great, I've got this under control!" Well, not entirely. There are a few things that your pooch needs between their spa sessions. After all, when you get your hair done, you do basic daily upkeep for yourself don't you? Dogs are not much different.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/caring-for-your-dog-between-trips-to-the-groomers/
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A new study from the University of Copenhagen reports that the prevalence of overweight dogs is markedly larger among overweight owners than among normal weight owners. Part of the explanation lies in whether treats are used as training tools or snacks. It is the first major study on canine obesity in Denmark.

Among obese owners, 35% of dogs in the study were overweight whereas only 14% of dogs belonging to slim/normal weight owners were overweight.

In addition, the study finds that 29% of the castrated male dogs in the study were heavy/obese versus only 10% of the reproductively intact males.

The researchers studied 268 adult dogs recruited at animal clinics around Zealand and the capital region of Denmark. Of the pets recruited, 20% were either heavy or obese. All the dogs were at least two years old, and not suffering from chronic ailments.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/obesity-link-between-weight-of-dogs-and-owners/
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Dog lovers are always looking for ways to incorporate more dog-time into their lives, why not on vacation too? Who wouldn’t want to take a quick pit stop to roam with a pack of dogs or snuggle with a soft and friendly puppy at an animal rescue! Even in the best pet rescue facilities, shelter life can be stressful to dogs, so you’ll both benefit from the shared love.

But what happens when you’ve locked eyes with the dog of your dreams when you’re on vacation? It might seem daunting but if you can’t imagine life without your new friend, you can bring them back home with you to the United States. Adopting a dog from another country is a worthwhile experience, but the process can also be frustrating if you aren’t taking all the necessary precautions.

We’ve outlined a complete guide on how to bring your new best friend into the United States.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/how-to-adopt-a-dog-from-another-country/
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Dear Bark: My dog Kiwi has a personal vendetta against our mail carrier, which has spread to include all mail carriers. She barks and charges every time she sees one, even if he’s not in his truck. In a crowded room, she’ll spot a mail carrier, try to head his way and bark like a lunatic. She does not have issue with any other men, people in uniforms or hats! She reacts to the truck, too, but not to the FedEx or UPS truck. What’s her problem, and how do we stop the madness?
— Deb & Kiwi
If it’s any consolation, your dog is in good company with this reaction. It’s so common that the image of a dog barking and charging a mail carrier (who’s very worried about protecting the seat of his pants) is a comic trope. But there’s nothing funny about it if it’s your dog—or if you’re the mail carrier!
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/why-does-my-dog-bark-at-the-mail-carrier/
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A puppy was the last thing we wanted. But his was a sad story, so Buster came home in the crook of an arm.

He sports a brown brindle coat flecked with tawny gold. His legs, halfway up, are white, like stockings. A diamond-shaped white patch marks the back of his head and a white tuxedo front runs up and over his face, which is dappled with brown bits, as though he just finished lapping up your cup of cocoa while you ate your toast. (He wants the toast, too. The little devil.) Chewing things brings great joy, especially if they turn into splinters. Anything that rips is beyond excitement. Noise is a big extra: a plastic bottle snatched from the recycling bin gives loud crunches and crackles when he bangs it around, then kicks it along the floor.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/buster/
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Fourteen years have passed since the first dog was cloned by a South Korean team led by a scientist who would later be labeled a fraud. And more than 10 years have elapsed since the first cloned canines were delivered to a bereaved California dog owner and former beauty queen who accepted the genetic duplicates of her dead Pit Bull and had her scandalous past revealed.

It was wacky science back then, and the cast of characters—from the driven scientists who achieved it and the entrepreneurs who saw great profit in laboratory re-creations of dogs for grieving pet owners to the former beauty queen whose tabloid history resurfaced—gave the early days of cloning dogs for profit a nearly circus freak-show aura.

It doesn’t seem quite so wacky anymore.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/cloning-a-dog-is-possible-but-is-it-a-good-idea/
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Sun soaked and sparkling,
Asta somehow knows, sipping
Deep the light-filled creek,

Shimmering, shining,
So numinous below. The
Ripples softly speak

Of this bright altar
Of this holy flow, of this
Old dog’s raptured glow.
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https://www.waggywalkys.com/asta-encounters-the-divine-in-big-laurel-creek/
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