What is a reasonable price for a home dog boarder to charge?…What would you be willing to pay?

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Question by Rob: What is a reasonable price for a home dog boarder to charge?…What would you be willing to pay?
As a professional pet sitter i charge £21 per night and £16 for day care.

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Answer by Bully Breeds Rule ox
£16 for the whole day? or an hour? For the whole day then yes this is pretty darn good.

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what is the sturdiest home dog crate available?

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Question by Schnauzers’nmore: what is the sturdiest home dog crate available?
Looking for heavy gauge wire crate with durable crate tray and optional tray grate. Also would like to be able to buy replacement crate trays.

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Answer by baltimoreparanormal
There is one that is called the Alcatraz of dog cages. A co-worker of mine bought one for her dog because no cage would hold him. So far this one is working.

Here is a link:

http://www.petedge.com/sdx/357315.jsp

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Q&A: where to start at home dog agility?

Question by Capt. Jack Sparrow: where to start at home dog agility?
Books? videos? Just something to get me started.
I am getting a GSD puppy soon and i just want to do some basic agility with him for exercise, I am not planning on any contests…
By basic i mean jumps, tunnels, and hoops, but mainly jumps…

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Answer by sisu
This is so much fun. You can get a book on agility or better yet go to a dog show and watch the agility competitions. I did what I called Patio Agility. That’s because most of it used things on my patio. Two chaise lounge chairs with the backs lowered was the A-frame. An end table was the tunnel. A stack of garden mulch in bags was our pause table. Gardening stakes stuck in an unused flower bed served as weave poles. The dogs loved it and it gave a shy dog so much confidence. She loved the “pause table”. I made sure we did it a lot. She beamed with pride knowing she had done well. Some of the catalogs now have home agility kits. They are made of plastic and are not very expensive or just use your imagination and use what you have. If you and your dog like it you may want to join an agility class just for fun.

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What do you guys think of in home pet sitting? ?

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Question by bren: What do you guys think of in home pet sitting? ?
I have a dog and two turtles. I’m just worried that the pet sitter won’t show up one night or worse-what if something happens to the pet sitter and my dog and turtles are left without food/water for 2 weeks!? Does anyone use pet sitters frequently? I live in St. Pete, FL-if you can recommend someone please let me know. Thanks!!!

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Answer by oregano13
Use a licensed bonded professional sitter with references and check in with them periodically and you should be fine. I use a sitter for my rabbits. I always check with her the first day to make sure there weren’t any problems, and she e-mails me about every other day to tell me how everyone is doing.

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What kind of bedding to use in dog house that won’t attract spiders or snakes?

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Question by frogsand: What kind of bedding to use in dog house that won’t attract spiders or snakes?
I want to put some bedding in my outdoor dog house to help with the wet and/or cold for my dog, but we have lots of spiders in our back yard and don’t want to attract them into his dog house. Any suggestions?

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Answer by Bonnie :)
Wood shavings from pine and cedar trees have been used for years as bedding for everything from horses to mice. The shavings are a great bedding material because they are soft and comfortable, and they absorb excess moisture while covering up unpleasant odors. Wood shavings have a repellent effect on fleas and other insects, and they are environmentally safe when it is time to dispose of them. Another attractive feature of wood shavings is the pleasant aroma of pine and cedar. Wood shavings, however, also have potential health risks. Be sure the wood shavings come from a reputable source, and NEVER USE WOOD SHAVINGS FOR PREGNANT OR NEWBORN ANIMALS. Shavings can cause serious problems when used as bedding for a breeding bitch or newborn puppies. Wood shavings are sometimes found to carry a potentially harmful bacteria called Klebsiella.

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Q&A: Anyone heard of SkyDance pet Lodge?

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Question by MJ: Anyone heard of SkyDance pet Lodge?
I went for a tour to possibly board my 2 dogs there. It looks realy nice. Anyone been there?

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Answer by amber10650312
Took my dogs there before it was pretty good I guess. But when i brought them home one had a bald spot on it. I’m not sure how he got it but right on his head on the top was bald like when see old people who startin to lose hair well thats what it looked like but it grew back

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How much have you/would you pay a stay-at-home pet/home caretaker?

Question by anonymom: How much have you/would you pay a stay-at-home pet/home caretaker?
I am leaving for vacation for 4 days. I have 3 dogs, 1 cat and a guinea pig. None of them have any meds or anything special… they just need to eat, go outside, and have lots of attention. I have a college aged girl staying here to take care of them. How much is fair to pay her?
Thanks!

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Answer by Chantal Thomas
I would say $ 50 or $ 75 dollars being the minimum since you have a couple of pets and are going for a while. :)

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How can i get my dog to sleep in the dog house?

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Question by Antwon T: How can i get my dog to sleep in the dog house?
My dog won’t sleep in her dog house. She would rather sleep in the dirt and grass, what can I do to get her to sleep in the dog house?

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Answer by Aubree C
put her favorite toys/treats in there then lock her in, bwahahahhahahaha

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How to train dog to use dog house when raining?

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Question by Grace L: How to train dog to use dog house when raining?
My dog is an outside dog and it rains during the winter months. Every time I come home he’s sitting next to his doghouse wet. I don’t know how to train him to use the dog house. Plz don’t give answers about keeping him inside.
Just to clear the air we keep him inside when we’re home, we leave him outside when we’re not home which is about 8 hours.

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Answer by Very General
Your dog knows how to use the dog house – he just doesn’t want to.

Do you put his food and water in it? Does he have a dry bed to sleep on?

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The Pet Lodge Website?

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Question by Hollywood: The Pet Lodge Website?
I know this is silly, but I can’t figure what the ACTUAL website address is for The Pet Lodge in Hopkinsville, KY 42240. I would really appreciate it if anybody could look on the internet or lives in the area that knows. I did have the business card and now I can’t find it so I can’t remember at all what it is. It’s important because my dog is SICK. Thanks!
I know where it is and how to get there. They have a website because it was on the business card. I just can’t remember it and can’t find it on the web.

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Answer by $ arah(APBT owner x3)
They may not have a website, but here is their address and you can get directions.

http://local.yahoo.com/info-38917693-pet-lodge-hopkinsville

O ok..ill look some more.

Sorry not finding one either but I did find their email…You could email them and ask.
thepetlodge@bellsouth.net

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