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  • Puppies and School Holidays
    Puppies and School Holidays
    January 08 2018
    In this article, we want to talk about the effect school holidays can have on puppies. In the same way that school holidays are a break in routine for your children, they can create a break in routine for your puppy. However, whilst your children understand that after the break they will return to school and resume their weekly routine, puppies quickly develop a new set of expectations and behaviours based on the changes in their environment, and this can create difficulties and setbacks in your training. ...read more
  • Creating a Dog Friendly Backyard
    Creating a Dog Friendly Backyard
    September 25 2017
    Creating a dog-friendly backyard brings many benefits such as the dog's safety, prevention of boredom and attendant misbehaviours, exercise, and enjoyment of nature. ...read more
  • Snake Catchers and Bark Busters
    September 01 2017
    With the snake season fast approaching, dog owners might like some tips on keeping your dogs away from snakes.  ...read more
  • Helping Your Dog Recover From An Injury
    Helping Your Dog Recover From An Injury
    August 07 2017
    Whether your dog is recovering from an injury, illness or surgery, it is important to look after his needs, ensure he has the time to recuperate fully, and follow the veterinarian's instructions. Sometimes this is harder on dog owners because you feel sorry for your dog, but consistent rules and guidance are what our dogs need from us for a safe and speedy recovery. ...read more
  • Grooming Pains - Tips for Easier Grooming
    Grooming Pains - Tips for Easier Grooming
    July 24 2017
    Grooming can be difficult for some pet owners and a fun experience for others. It doesn't have to be traumatic for you or your dog, but it can be easier if you know what you're doing. If you choose to handle your dog's grooming needs at home, these tips will help. ...read more
  • Expecting a Baby? Prepare your Dog
    Expecting a Baby? Prepare your Dog
    July 17 2017
    If you are expecting a baby and you have a dog, you will want to prepare your dog for the day you bring home your child. Dogs can feel shunned and become confused and stressed when parents suddenly shift their attention from dog to baby. A dog does not understand why a baby is automatically elevated above the dog in the pack. ...read more
  • Is your Dog Resource Guarding?
    Is your Dog Resource Guarding?
    May 22 2017
    Most dogs have a natural urge to protect what is theirs. Dogs can become very stingy when it comes to things like toys, their bed, food items, bones and household items. ...read more
  • The Importance of Dog Training
    The Importance of Dog Training
    May 08 2017
    When people buy a puppy, they take their responsibilities very seriously, ensuring that the puppy receives the necessary vaccinations, learns where to sleep, where to eat, and where to toilet. Then, when the puppy is ready and able to leave the house, they conscientiously attend puppy training classes every week for the first few months of the dog's life. ...read more
  • Being a responsible puppy owner
    Being a responsible puppy owner
    May 01 2017
    When people bring home a puppy it is a time of great excitement and fun for all the family. In previous articles, we have talked about the importance of training your puppy in a fun, gentle and consistent way from the very first day you bring him home. This involves the basics of toilet training, sleeping alone through the night, sit, stay, come when called etc. ...read more
  • Introducing a new dog or puppy
    Introducing a new dog or puppy
    April 20 2017
    If you have decided that the time is right to add a new dog to your family, you will probably be feeling really excited to introduce the new addition to the rest of the family. There will be reasons why you felt that this was the right dog for your family...right age, right size, right temperament, good with children, good with other dogs etc., so you are confident that this new dog will easily slot in to your family group. ...read more