Top 5 Dog-Friendly National Parks

It has been a daydream of mine to pack up and explore the USA in an RV.  To walk the natural treasures of our country with my dog sounded like the best idea EVER!  It took just shy of a decade to make it happen, but the time has come! YAYYERZ!!  🙌🙌 When younger I […]

Austin’s “New Normal” & Helping Dogs Adjust to Being Home Alone Again

As Austin trickles back to the outside world and our “new normal” – how is this going to affect your dog?  We want to help you and your dog transition back to Fido being home alone all day.  I think a silver lining to the Stay-At-Home Order was that people spent more time with their […]

Donation Drive with Austin Pet Sitters Org

We’ve partnered with Austin’s biggest professional pet sitting directory, Austin Pet Sitters Organization, to launch a donation drive for a local shelter and rescue group.   We hope y’all are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.  Our dog walking schedule is still significantly down, but it’s given us the opportunity to pause and […]

Dog Walk Training with Fidelio Dog Works

The Game Time Team had a fantastic and educational session focused on dog walking with Donovan of Fidelio Dog Works last week.  It rained on us, but that didn’t slow us down. 😃☔🌧 We learned about the Balanced Dog Training Method and how to implement Fidelio’s training methods in our daily dog walks. For a dogs training […]

5 Indoor Games to Engage Your Dog’s Brain When You Can’t Go Out

Here are some of Whole Dog Journal’s favorite brain activities to help you and your dog survive the coronavirus shutdown.  We find WDJ to be a trusted & knowledgable source of everything dog. By Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA – Published: April 15, 2020 As coronavirus confinement stretches on, dogs and humans are getting buggier by the […]

Five Things To Do When Your Dog Jumps

I encounter dogs jumping all the time, so when this article arrived in my inbox I felt implied to share and add. Here are five things to do when your dog jumps on people: Originally written by Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC Added information written by Amy Fiala, 10-year dog walking professional There’s a common […]

Therapies to Help Your Dog’s Arthritis Pain

There are many wonderful complementary treatments for dogs with Osteoarthritis. None will cure or heal the arthritic joint, but a combination of treatments can very well restore vitality and decrease discomfort, making a happy walk in the park a reality once again. 1. Omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine and chondroitin, and avocado and soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) […]

How to Introduce your Newborn Baby to your Dog

The excitement of a baby on the way is felt by all in the home and that includes your dog.  Here are some tips to foster a smooth introduction of your new baby to your fur baby.   What to do when you find out you are expecting: Dogs like routines and consistency If you […]

Keeping Your Dog Fit and Healthy

Regular exercise, good nutrition, and occasional massage keep dogs fit. By Randy Kidd, DVM, PhD Compare the actions and functions of the musculoskeletal system to a finely tuned symphonic orchestra. Each and every instrument (each of the dozens of independent muscles in the dog) contributes to the whole. For one instrument to be heard above […]

10 Backyard Toys that will Keep Your Dog More Fit

Hey Austin dog parents!! 😊💙🐾🤸‍♀️🌞  As y’all know health and fitness are important to us at Game Time, so when Your Dog Advisor reached out to us with this article we were eager to check it out.  First of all, I already have several of the items #awesome #WalkyDogRocks, but I learned about several new […]