Month: July 2013

Advice from a Dog Walker: Not Coming When Called

Hi Rachel, Chuck seems to be trying to establish his dominance.  He is not coming when called as often. All in all, I think we’ve settled into a good routine with the pups.  It may need some tweaking here and there but they seem to be happy and their behavior is slowly but surely getting […]

Dog ACL Injury: Periwinkle’s CCL Story

Dogs are resilient creatures. Dog walking & pet sitting around PDX town, I see it all the time. Still, it’s hard to remember that fact when something happens to your own furry baby. With a body full of surprise-relief-delight (in that order), today I very proudly watched & helped Periwinkle hobble her way out of […]

Advice from a Dog Walker: Dogs with Itchy Skin

An awesome client of mine, Jennifer, recently shared a great predicament with me. Her dog, Emma, the most adorable pint-sized bully mutt, has had some major itchy skin problems lately. Emma’s beautiful brindle coat’s been reduced to a scabby, balding layer of skin after lots of vigorous scratching. Jennifer ran this question by me a few weeks […]

Introducing Ruff Mutts’ New Partner, Pet Sitter, Dog Walker, & Dog Trainer Kelly Witters

I’m thrilled to announce that on July 1st, 2013 Ruff Mutts’ welcomed it’s newest member, Kelly Witters. Kelly is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT) through the Animal Behavior College and comes to Ruff Mutts excited to share her love of animals and expertise in the field of dog training. Kelly is a business partner […]