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- Dog Training | Advanced Skills | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare
Advanced Skills Dog Training Our advanced skills service builds on your dog's obedience training to develop strong & dependable responses. Reserve Now What Advanced Skills Training Includes TRAINING COVERED: 7 Advanced Skills SESSIONS: 6 Sessions, 1 Hour Each PRICE: $749.99 Dog Training Skills Included Advanced Training Skills: • Advanced In-Home Commands • Outdoor Off-Leash Obedience • Commands with Leash Walking • Proper Greetings on Leash • Go to Place & Settle Outside • Enter & Exit Car on Command • Proper Etiquette in Pet-Friendly Stores Service Description With this service, our trainers strengthen your dog's responses to commands in-home and in a variety of outdoor, off-leash environments. These training sessions are designed to give you a well-rounded dog who's manners extend to various settings with nurmerous challenges involved. We offer this service as a 6 week course which comes with an hour long in-home training session each week OR as a 2 week course with 3 sessions per week. At the end of each session your trainer will meet with you for 10 - 15 minutes to show you the skills they've taught your dog and how to practice those skills with them yourself. We cover all of the training listed above and can replace any skills that your dog has already mastered with skills you’d like more work on. READY TO GET STARTED? The first step to start working towards your goals is submitting a Reservation Request! Reservations
- Grooming Referrals | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare
Grooming Referrals in Denver 1 Mobile Pet Shine 2 Lucky Dog Grooming 3 Rainbow Grooming
- About | Cat & Dog Sitters | Pet Sitting in Denver | Cat Boarding
About Us We strive to brighten the world by providing support to our community & their animals. For every reservation made with us, we donate 3 meals to local shelter animals. Book Now Our Mission At Happy Paws - PetCare, all of our care providers are insured with Pet Sitters A ss ociates and certified in animal first aid and CPR through the American Red Cross. We pride ourselves on our commitment to offering the highest possible quality of pet care to each and every animal. However, our mission goes even beyond this. That’s why for every reservation made with us, we donate 3 meals to local shelter animals. Member and Insured Through In the U.S. more than 6 million animals enter shelters every year. Sadly, many of them are euthanized due to limited resources. These shelters give such an invaluable public service to our communities. Our goal is to advocate for them and the animals they care for by giving endless love and support. We believe every animal deserves a loving home and we want to help make that happen! Our Guarantee To You As pet owners ourselves, we understand the importance of a quality pet caregiver. That’s why we only hire the best of the best. While caring for animals is of the utmost importance, we also carefully select providers who reflect the qualities we’d want to see in our own animals caregivers. These include personal qualities like having an incredibly caring spirit, excellent attention to detail, and a passion for helping others (both furry and human!) What Makes Us Different? While popular big corporations and apps may be able to provide a quick fix, we find they often fall short on other aspects of care. Many clients are uncomfortable knowing that since these providers work independently, when they cancel a reservation with short notice, clients can end up with last minute emergencies. Leaving them scrabbling to find a replacement before their travel plans or even worse, with an emergency care situation to figure out while they’re on vacation. Another concern we often hear is about the lack of screening and training. While there are of course great caregivers on these apps, we believe it’s important to know the risks. We understand the big role convenience plays with these options, however we like to put more emphasis on the longevity of the client relationship and overall experience. Our clients feel much more at ease knowing that when they entrust us with their animals, they’ll always have a qualified, experienced, and trust-worthy caregiver. We place a huge priority on continued education with our team. Our care providers are all knowledgeable in animal body language, pet first aid, CPR, and recognition of animal medical conditions. This gives them the ability to provide that extra level of care to animals who struggle with anxiety or aggression. It also enables them to properly handle emergency situations and allows them to identify early signs of medical conditions. Join Our Cause Over the years, we’ve found that many of our clients share our passion for giving back to these incredible organizations. We’re so grateful for the astounding support for our mission and the opportunity to show our appreciation. With our ever-expending reach, we hope to continue lifting up those who deserve it most. Join us in our mission!
- User Agreement | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
User Agreement The following terms govern Customer’s use of any Software except to the extent particular Software (a) is the subject of a separate written agreement between Customer and HAPPY PAWS - PetCare; or (b) includes or references a separate license agreement. If any Software is identified in a Purchase Order, invoice or proof of entitlement issued by HAPPY PAWS - PetCare (collectively, “Proof of Entitlement”), Customer’s license to such Software is subject to any additional terms and conditions contained in the Proof of Entitlement, including, without limitation, the term of the license (“License Term”), applicable license fees (“Fees”), applicable devices or types of devices (“Applicable Devices”) and limitations with respect to use on a single hardware device, number of devices under management, number of ports or other quantitative limits (“Quantitative Limits”). 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- Thank You! | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
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- Signs That Your Dog is Stressed | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
Signs that your dog is stressed OBEDIENCE TRAINING 101 GUIDE PRINT
- Cat Boarding in Denver, CO | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
Cat Boarding in Denver With this service, your cat comes to stay with us and our team of loving, experienced pet caregivers. Book Now What Cat Boarding Includes FEEDING & WATER 2-3 times per day SNUGGLES / PLAYTIME 1-3 hrs. per day PRICE: $69.99 / Day Why Choose Us? Trusted, Experienced Pet Caregivers We give your kitty what they need most whether thats playtime, snuggles, or quiet companionship! Our caregivers make the process simple and easy by providing complimentary pet taxis . Photo Updates You'll receive text & photo updates every day so you never have to go too long without seeing your fur baby's face. Being Exceptional is Our Specialty At Happy Paws, we understand how challenging it is to be away from your pet. Our goal is to make your experience exceptional in any way that we can! Service Description We offer our cat boarding service all across Denver and surrounding areas. We also offer our complimentary Pet Taxi Service for pick up & drop off. Our pet caregivers are loving, experienced, and dedicated to making sure that your cat's care is individualized for your cat's needs. We can provide playtime, cuddle time, or just some quiet companionship depending on what your cat needs most! We're also able to administer any medications they may need. We understand that leaving your fur baby alone can be difficult for many pet owners. We do our very best to minimize these feelings of stress by giving pet owners webcams in their cat's private accommodations, their very own kitty condo. This means you can check up on how your fur baby is doing at any time! In addition, w e provide text and photo updates daily keeping you in the loop always! Need pet boarding for multiple pets? No problem! We offer an additional per cat boarding fee of $30. We also offer dog boarding and exotic animal boarding . READY TO GET STARTED? The first step is to submit a Reservation Request! Book Now
- Multi Animal - Dog & Cat Boarding | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
Multi Animal Pet Boarding We're TOP rated for luxury pet boarding. We provide complimentary pet taxis and luxury suites with beds, TVs, & webcams. Book Now What Multi - Animal Pet Boarding Includes LUXURY SUITES Private Accommodations PLAYTIME / ACTIVITIES 4-5 hours per day PRICE: $69.99 / Day Why Choose Us? Being Exceptional is Our Specialty Our luxury suites all come with TV's, radios, and webcams. Your pets will be in paradise playing as much as their hearts desire, enjoying personalized attention & relaxing in their private accommodations. Trusted, Experienced Pet Caregivers Our goal is to make your experience as simple and care-free as possible. Our caregivers provide complimentary pet taxis to and from your location making your life easier! Photo Updates You'll receive text & photo updates every day so you never have to go too long without seeing your fur baby's faces. Add-ons & Extras Base Pet Boarding Cost $69.99 / Day Additional Cat Boarding Cost $30 Additional Dog Boarding Cost $40 Service Description We are TOP rated for luxury pet boarding in Denver, Colorado. We provide our complimentary Pet Taxi Service for pick up & drop off. Each and every pet that stays with us is given an incredible experience! We provide luxurious accommodations including private suites with individual beds, TVs, radios, cameras, enrichment toys, and numerous daily activities to keep your pets happily entertained. We're also able to administer any medications they may need. We provide text and photo updates daily keeping you in the loop always! In addition, we're always happy to take care of any other animals you have! See our pages on exotic animal pet boarding , cat boarding , & dog boarding for more details. READY TO GET STARTED? The first step is to submit a Reservation Request! Book Now
- Mouthing & Nipping | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
Mouthing & nipping OBEDIENCE TRAINING 101 GUIDE The Importance of Bite Inhibition Dogs use their mouths to explore the world much like we use our hands. The puppy biting phase will typically end around 6-8 months of age. While it is a normal puppy behavior to mouth and nip, we need to communicate to them that it is not ok to bite human skin so that they can develop what we call bite inhibition. Bite inhibition is when the dog learns how to be gentle with their mouth. Through feedback from us they can learn how to do this. We want them to understand early on in life that they must be gentle when it comes to human skin. Things like playing with toys we hold, taking treats, playing with other dogs, etc. all involve their open mouth. It’s vital we teach them how gentle they should be. If you’ve ever seen two dogs get into a scuffle that sounds terribly vicious but the only result afterwards is some wet fur, that is a perfect example of bite inhibition. If the dogs wanted to they certainly could have caused serious damage, but they are able to restrain themselves because they have developed bite inhibition. Puppies get their first lesson of bite inhibition with their littermates. When a puppy bites their sibling a little too hard the dog will squeal to communicate “ouch that hurt” and the puppy learns they have to be a bit softer next time. Puppies have to learn this same lesson from us, but with much stricter rules of course. We can communicate to them that their mouth hurts us by using a similar method that their littermates use. How to Handle Puppy Nipping If your puppy nips you, squeal a dramatic “OUCH” and then turn away from them, become completely still, and remove all of your attention for 30 seconds. This method is how we communicate that what they just did hurt us. We are freezing and removing all of our attention because this causes them to consider what they just did. After 30 seconds you can engage with your puppy again and ask for a sit, then redirect them to bite something appropriate like a stuffed animal or tug toy. Praise and reward them for doing these behaviors. If your puppy ignores your “OUCH” when they bite you, then completely remove your attention by leaving the room. After a minute, return and engage with them again by asking for a sit and then rewarding them with attention and toys. Repeat this pattern. Trust in the process. If you are inconsistent with your response, they will be inconsistent with theirs. You always want to be sending a clear message that biting is not ok. This lesson will take many repetitions but over time your puppy will learn that when they bite all the fun stops, and they will begin to be more careful with their mouth. Bite Inhibition with Other Dogs While it is important for dogs to have bite inhibition with humans, it’s also crucial for them to develop bite inhibition with other dogs. Dogs commonly learn this through “play fighting” with other dogs. Play fighting is how dogs teach other dogs the appropriate level of bite. Dogs are able to handle a much stronger bite than humans but it still needs to be controlled so that it doesn’t harm the other dog. Puppies may be given “corrections” from more mature dogs if they bite too hard. These “corrections” which may be a growl or snap, are the mature dog's way of communicating that was not an appropriate bite to the puppy. Although it may be startling to see this happen to your dog, it is actually extremely important that it does happen. THIS is how your puppy learns what is acceptable play behavior with their doggy playmates. Dogs who are not taught how to inhibit their bite can land themselves in dangerous situations. Handling their mouthing properly and giving them many opportunities to learn acceptable play behavior with other dogs is vital to their development. PRINT
- Why Isn’t My Dog Listening? | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
Why Isn't my Dog Listening? OBEDIENCE TRAINING 101 GUIDE 1. They Might Be Too Distracted Dogs should be taught new skills in a distraction-free environment, or a low-distraction environment. Starting somewhere like a quiet living room for example is wonderful. Once your dog has the behavior down you can then start moving to more distracted environments. But remember every time you change the environment you have to reteach the skill from an easier level. The reason for this is that dogs don't generalize well. Meaning, just because they know how to sit in your living room doesn’t mean they know how to sit in the park. This is why it’s important to teach them skills in many different environments. Once they have practiced in a variety of settings we can then increase the level of distractions. For example, we can practice sitting in a park with dogs at a far distance and then practice sitting in a park with dogs within 10 feet. These exercises must be done in steps to achieve the best progress. If you go from asking for a sit in your living room to asking for a sit in a crowded dog park, your dog will likely not respond. 2. They Might Not Be Motivated When you’re asking for a behavior from your dog who may be distracted by their environment you should always offer them something to engage their attention and make it worth their while. In the later stages of training your dog should be able to follow instructions with ease but in the beginning stages you want to entice them to listen to you over any and all other distractions. We do this by using high value rewards. High value rewards are the things your dog finds more valuable than anything else. These can be treats like real chicken, cheese, or hotdogs. These can also be your dog’s favorite toys like a tennis ball or tug toy. Find the things your dog loves most in the world and use these as their rewards. 3. You Might Not Be Giving Clear Signals If your dog looks like they are giving you their full attention but they are not responding to your request, they might not understand your signal. Go back to practicing your signal for the behavior in a distraction-free environment to make sure your dog understands the behavior you are asking for. Whether you are using a hand signal or a verbal cue, make sure you are being consistent with your delivery of the signal. Dogs are very intune with our body language so even slight adjustments in our movements while giving the signal can cause confusion. How to Set Your Dog Up for Success If your dog is struggling with the behavior, go back to where they were previously successful and build up difficulty from that point. After asking for the behavior, give your dog a few moments to process your request. If they are not responding adjust the circumstances before asking for the behavior again. For example, if you call your dog to come from play with another dog and they don't, move closer to them before asking again. Reward them for small steps in the right direction. For example, if they look up at you when you call them, praise them and then call again. PRINT
- HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ® | FAQs
FAQs Below are the answers to our most frequently asked questions where we cover everything you need to know! How Do I Get Started? step 1: submit reservation request Submit a Reservation Request form to us detailing your service needs. step 2: wait for approval We'll email you within 48 hours to let you know if your request is approved. Step 3: Book Your Service Reserve your service and book your Meet & Greet with your caregiver. FAQs Do You Offer Pet Sitting Services Near Me? We offer our pet care services all over the Denver Metro area! To check if we service your location, visit our Serviced Areas page. What's Included In Your Pet Sitting Service? Our pet caregivers are dedicated to going the extra mile for you and your pet! We can help with meals, walks / playtime, medications, litter box cleanings, watering plants, bringing in mail, rotating lights on/off, and of course giving your fur baby all the love they want! Will I Have The Same Cat Sitter Or Dog Sitter For Each Visit? Yes, we understand how important it is to have consistency throughout your pet's care. We always send the same sitter to your home giving you and your pet(s) peace of mind. What If I Need Pet Sitting For Multiple Pets? Not a problem! Our sitters are experienced in caring for a variety of pets including: cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, reptiles, horses, rats, mice, fish & more. What If My Pet Has Special Care Needs Or Takes Medications? Our pet providers are thoroughly experienced in caring for pets with special needs and administering medications. What If My Pet Is Nervous Or Aggressive Around New People? Not to worry! We have providers who specialize in anxious, fearful, and aggressive pets. They are trained in reading how your pet's feeling by their body language and are able to easily adjust to keep your pet calm and comfortable. Will I Be Able To Meet My Pet Sitter Before They Care For My Pets? Absolutely ! Once your reservation is confirmed, you'll be able to book a meet and greet with your care provider. We offer both virtual and in-person meet and greet options to best fit your scheduling needs. How Experienced Will My Cat Sitter Or Dog Sitter Be? All of our pet care providers are comprehensively experienced in animal behavior, early signs of medical issues, and how to properly manage pets experiencing anxiety and aggression. Our providers are trained in pet first aid and CPR. In addition, we screen all of our care providers with an extensive process to ensure they are dedicated to consistently delivering the highest possible level of care to all of our clients, both furry and human! Do You Offer Meet and Greets? Yes we do! We offer both virtual and in-person Meet & Greets. Our virtual Meet & Greet option comes complimentary with every reservation. During your Meet & Greet, you'll be able to get to know your care provider personally and go over any questions you have or special needs your pet(s) may have. Why Should I Choose Your Company? We only hire true animal lovers who have a passion for caring for animals and are equally passionate about providing excellent customer care. We pride ourselves on our commitment to offering the highest possible quality of care to every animal and client. Have Any Other Questions? Please fill out a reservation request & we'll be happy to help!
- Jumping | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®
jumping OBEDIENCE TRAINING 101 GUIDE Key Note : Dogs jump up to engage with us. When dogs engage with each other they sniff heads and bums, but with us they have to get up higher to do that, so they jump. How To Stop Jumping Make it a rule that if they don’t have all four paws on the floor, they don’t get any attention. Make sure everyone in the household sticks to it. Ignore them completely when they jump. Don’t talk to them, look at them, or push them away. All of these behaviors are attention and whether it’s good or bad attention, if your dog gets it, this will encourage them to continue. In addition to ignoring the jumping you can turn away and give them your back. If needed you can walk away or leave the room. KEY POINT: Make sure to catch the moment they switch from jumping to having all four paws on the floor. Immediately praise and reward them for making the right choice. If after the praise they start jumping again immediately go back to ignoring them, give them your back and wait for them to stop. When they do praise and reward. Repeat this exercise. This is how we teach them that if they want to engage with us, jumping won’t work, they must keep all their paws on the floor for that to happen. Create a New Routine Teaching them a new behavior to replace the jumping behavior is an effective way to change their routine. For example, when they come to greet you teach them to sit instead. Make it your new daily routine. When you come home, before they have the chance to jump, ask for a sit and then praise and reward. Creating a new routine like this will change the pattern of jumping to greet you and they will instead learn to greet you by sitting. Troubleshooting Jumping If turning your back makes them jump more then use a loud noise to interrupt the behavior like “UH-UH” or a loud clap, and then walk forward towards them into their space. This will typically discourage the behavior because they’ll have a hard time keeping their balance to continue jumping if you are walking towards them. As soon as they have all four paws on the floor, praise and reward them. Use a time out for your dog as a last resort. For this exercise, the second your dog jumps immediately take them to a dog proofed room for 30-60 seconds. Do NOT use their crate for this exercise. We don’t want to create a bad association with their crate. Instead use a room or a dog proofed area. Again waiting only 30-60 seconds and then give them another chance to make the right choice. When they are released from the time out, ignore them at first. No touching, talking, or eye contact. When they approach keeping their paws on the floor, praise and reward this correct behavior. If they come right back and jump, repeat the exercise. Time outs need to be given immediately when the dog jumps so they understand the consequence of their jump. The time out needs to be short because if the dog is isolated for a while, they’ll likely forget why they were given the time out in the first place. Never release your dog from the time out when they are whining or barking. Wait for a few seconds of quiet and then let them out. We don’t want them to learn that barking and whining will get them what they want. Repeat this exercise as much as needed. Some dogs will learn in a few repetitions, some dogs need a few weeks. For those who occasionally like the behavior of their dog jumping up to say hi, you can train a “hug” command. Teaching a command for this means this behavior is only acceptable if you ask for it and they are never allowed to jump up unless you ask. PRINT