Pet Professionals

Pet Professionals   by Janice Jones   |Updated 11-24-2023

If you own a dog or other type of pet, you've no doubt come in contact with one or more different types of pet professionals. 

We have gathered a few of our best articles describing the types of people you might meet in your daily life and how to best chose and work with these professionals.

Is Your Dog Daycare Safe for Small Dogs

Is Your daycare safe for your dog?

It’s a moment that’s burned into my mind. Dozens of dogs running in circles barking. One dog screeching. And in the middle of it all, a brindle boxer shaking his head violently. A teacup chihuahua clenched in his jaws.


Pet Sitting Services:  Six Questions to Ask Before You Engage 

Not long after my Father had passed away, I got my Mother a little Shih Tzu puppy for her birthday. Mostly for companionship, since I was worried about her living by herself and being lonely.

Although I did my research and homework about adopting this particular breed, I had no idea what an excellent choice I had made until they bonded. This little purebred is practically perfect for her in every way and has also become her shadow and vice versa.


Dog Sitting Instructions:  How to Write Excellent Instructions

Nobody likes to leave their dog behind, but you can’t always take them with you on vacations. It’s reassuring to know your dog is being left in the care of a sitter who knows what they’re doing. 


Dog Walker Tips:  Prepare Your Dog for a Professional Walker

Walking is essential for your pets as they need exercise to stay fit and healthy. Your dog may be comfortable going on a morning walk with you, but it may misbehave while going out with a new person. People who have busy schedules don’t find time to take their dog for a walk. Hiring a dog walker is the best idea for such people. 


What to Expect at the Dog Groomers:  Ten Tips for a Great Experience

Professional Dog grooming has grown in popularity over the years. Getting your dog groomed helps to keep them clean and healthy, as well as making them look great.

But a first trip to the groomers can be a little daunting, for dogs and their owners. In this article, we will explain what a typical trip to the groomers is like so that you know what to expect.


How to Find a Great Veterinarian:  Ten Questions to Ask

What questions should you ask before you choose your new veterinarian?

We think there are at least ten things to consider before making that final and very important decision.


Dealing with Dog Breeders:  Four Types of Breeders

Dog Breeders, regardless of the breed differ from each other in many ways: How do you know which breeder is best?  

So you have decided to open your home to a new puppy and have ruled out the possibility of obtaining a new canine friend from a shelter or rescue, where do you go to find your new puppy dog? 


Dealing with Dog Breeders:  Questions to Ask

What are the best questions to ask a prospective dog breeder?

As a breeder, I am asked a variety of questions, most reasonable and appropriate from prospective buyers wanting honest answers before making any decisions. 

Then, there are those that fall in the category of … well… off the wall or just plain odd.  I always answer the questions to the best of my ability, but with each strange question I encounter, I wonder if some people might benefit from a list of questions that any reputable breeder should be quite happy to answer. 


About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, beagles, English bulldogs, carin terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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