Lessons for Preventing Dog Bites

Robbi Hess
The first week of April is Dog Bite Prevention Week and we wanted to share some tips on preventing dog bites. In many instances dog bites could have been prevented if the pet parents had exercised some preventative measures. In other cases some dogs simply snap and the person closest to them (or the dog closest to them) will be the recipient of a dog bite.

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Puppy-Proof Your Home the CLAWGUARD Way

Amber Johnson-Drake
At CLAWGUARD we want to see puppies (kittens, dogs and cats) stay in their forever homes. Protecting your home from the potential damage they may cause is ideal and being proactive is the same as “baby proofing” your home when your toddler begins exploring. Puppy proof your home and you'll be amazed at the difference it makes in welcoming your new puppy.

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How Pet Owners Can Combat Pet Mess

Robbi Hess

Your homeowner’s insurance will not protect you or provide financial compensation if your dogs or cats scratch the doors and window sills. As a pet owner, it’s up to you to be proactive and find ways to combat pet messes and pet destruction. You need to protect your home and stop the damage. Losing renter’s security deposits and having to replace doors and other items your beloved pets destroyed is stressful (and costly) for everyone!

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How Do I Get Pet Damage Insurance?

Robbi Hess
At CLAWGUARD we have discovered that homeowners insurance and renters insurance will not cover pet home damage! You may wonder, though, “How do I get pet damage insurance?” The sad fact is, you can’t buy insurance that will reimburse you for dog or cat damage to your home or apartment.

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Dog Damage?

Robbi Hess
If you’re not sure your insurance policy covers dog damage, talk with your insurance agent. Your insurance agent can answer your questions and let you know what your policy covers to prevent any surprises if there is dog damage to your home or personal property.

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Training Tips For Dog Owners

Robbi Hess
January is Dog Training Month and because of that we wanted to talk a little bit about the things that pet parents can do to train their dogs to be the best dogs they can be! Whether you’re training a dog to run agility, work in hospitals as therapy dogs, or to “sit” “stay” and “come” when you ask them to, training our dogs is an ideal way to deepen our bond with them.

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Enjoy A Stress-Free New Year’s Eve: Fireworks Dog Survival Tips

Robbi Hess
If you’re a pet parent who has a dog or cat who gets anxious because of loud noises and because of fireworks, you’re not alone. Resorting to medications and crating is not an option for all pet parents, and in fact, crating an anxious dog who is not accustomed to being in a crate can lead to higher anxiety and no pet parent wants that! 

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How To Be A Good Pet Guest

Robbi Hess

We know that many pet parents are indulgent when it comes to their dogs and cats; we don’t call them our “fur babies” for nothing, right? It is easy to see why we might turn a blind eye to bad behavior your dog or cat might have. Why? You’re accustomed to his or her barking or to your cat scratching the couch.

 

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How To Train A Cat

Robbi Hess

Have you ever wondered if it's possible to train a cat? You may not be able to train your cat to fetch your slippers, bring in the newspaper or fetch a stick, but cats can be trained to do tricks that are both fun and useful. December has been designated national cat month and because of that we want to share our favorite tricks that you can train the family cat to do. Training cats is fun. Training your cat is a great way to bond with him.

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How To Plan Your Holiday Travel With Your Pets

Robbi Hess
If you’re going “over the river and through the woods” for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year you may be wondering, “what will I do with my dog and cat when I travel?” If you’re like most pet parents, your “pet parent anxiety” will be on the rise. You don’t want to put your beloved fur babies in a kennel. Your favorite pet sitter is vacationing. You don’t want to leave your pets home alone with someone you don’t have a relationship with. What are your options?

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