Snaggle Foot partners with Pet Health Academy

Snaggle Foot Dog Walks & Pet Care partners with Pet Health Academy
to provide pet CPR and first aid certification courses to their
franchise owners and their employees.

Snaggle Foot is the only nation-wide pet care franchise that requires its professionals
to complete training in pet CPR and first aid.

January 15, 2016 – Snaggle Foot Dog Walks & Pet Care announces a new partnership with the Pet Health Academy to provide Pet CPR & First Aid Certification Courses and annual accreditation to Snaggle Foot franchise owners and their employees.

Pet Health Academy is an organization dedicated to bringing excellent pet first aid and CPR techniques to everyone who cares for companion animals. This course can be taken from any mobile device from any location that has access to the Internet within a 30-day time frame. The course takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete and is an annual certification. The course has received approval for 4 CEU’s (continuing education units) from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).

The initiative is part of the ongoing commitment to provide the most trusted dog walking and pet care providers in the nation. Snaggle Foot is the only nation-wide pet care franchise that requires its professionals to complete training in pet CPR and first aid, be bonded and insured, and pass a drug screen, reference check, and eight-point background screen.

For further information and/or questions feel free to contact the Snaggle Foot Dog Walks & Pet Care corporate office at 877-609-7387 or via email at info@snagglefoot.com.

About Pet Health Academy

PetHealthAcademyLogoWhether you want to keep your pet safe or you’re responsible for the safety of someone else’s pet, it is important that you know what to do when something goes wrong. Pet Health Academy’s pet CPR and first aid class online provides the right knowledge it to save an animal’s life. The online course includes instruction relating to pet first aid, CPR, how to help choking pets, recognizing and basic treatment of hyperthermia and hypothermia, seizures and bloat, and more. Detailed course descriptions can be found on the Pet Health Academy website.  For more information email info@pethealthacademy.com.

About Snaggle Foot Dog Walks & Pet Care

Snaggle Foot Dog Walks & Pet Care is one of the most trusted dog walking and pet care providers in the nation. Each Snaggle Foot pet care franchise is locally owned and operated providing care from professionals right in your neighborhood that strive each day to provide outstanding care to the pets with whom we are entrusted, making sure they receive world-class service and the most stress-free experience possible. Snaggle Foot is the only nation-wide pet care franchise that requires its professionals to complete training in pet CPR and first aid, be bonded and insured, and pass a drug screen, reference check, and eight-point background screen. For more information about Snaggle Foot visit their website, or email info@snagglefoot.com.

Photo courtesy of Pet Health Academy.


5 great ideas to keep your dog busy indoors this winter.

Winter can be a stressful time for dogs. It’s cold, it’s icy, it’s just not fun to go outside and get all the exercise they need every day to keep fit, physically and mentally.

Here are our top 5 ideas to help keep your dog busy, happy and healthy during  the long winter months:

Tricks!:

Winter is a great time to teach your dog some fun tricks. Learning new tricks and behaviors is great mental exercise for dogs! Zak George is one of our favorite positive dog trainers on YouTube. He has a wide variety of videos that will give you great ideas of tricks you can teach your dog. From sit, roll over and play dead to ‘say your prayers,’ whisper and even do math, Zak’s trick YouTube playlist is a great place to learn how to teach your dog some fun tricks.

Hide and Seek:

Hide and Seek is a fun game for dogs. And it’s a great game to teach them to come when called. Start by putting your dog in a sit, stay and then go hide in another room or a closet or even upstairs if you have different levels in your home. Call your dog and have them find you. When they find you give them a nice treat and give them a ‘good boy/good girl!’

Find it!:

The find it game is a great game for dogs to play at dinner time. Instead of giving them their food in their usual bowl, take some of their food and place around the home on container lids and let them search your home for their dinner. Find It! is a great mental and physical game to keep dogs happy.

Ottoman Game:

The Ottoman Game is a game many of our dogs love to play for their dinner. Start with an ottoman or a little rug or mat if you don’t have an ottoman. Teach your dog to go to the ottoman and lie down, then give them some of their dinner. To increase the difficulty you can send them to the ottoman/mat from farther and farther distances.

The Muffin Tin game:

If you have a muffin tin and a few tennis balls or other round dog toys, this game is a wonderful way to mentally exercise your dog, teach them to problem solve and use their noses. Here’s a video showing one dog having a great time with the Muffin Tin game:

Have fun!