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27
Nov 2016

Most of us are glad to hibernate indoors during winter – a good book, a hot chocolate and a few cakes to keep us cosy and comfortable and, of course, our dog right there by our side! Exercise   Then along comes spring. We have to face the great outdoors again, shedding those extra winter layers and kilos! Many pet owners decide to get out and about more, walking or perhaps taking up a new activity with our four-legged friends. A New Hobby   Many people enjoy taking up a new hobby......

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27
Nov 2016

Some dogs hate being groomed, some put up with it and some really seem to enjoy it. Here’s a few tips to help the former become the latter: Get your grooming tools out regularly and just have them sitting around your lounge room or other areas your dog frequents when relaxed.  Let him see the brush and, if he behaves calmly, reward with praise, treats, a favourite toy or a pat.  Leave the grooming for a week. When your dog can tolerate the presence of the grooming brush, gradually bring it closer......

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27
Nov 2016

Read some of the funny stories from our Subscribers and Clients about their pets’ sleeping habits. Your findings may save the relationship. Although my man has been very understanding and lets my dog sleep IN the room he cannot understand why in the world I would want him sleeping IN the bed! So the compromise is ok, but he now may be allowed in the bed more often! ___________________________________________________ We had to buy a king size bed to accommodate myself, my partner and our beautiful 45kg Rhodesian Ridgeback boy who knows that......

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27
Nov 2016

If you have decided to take your pet on holiday with you this time instead of using the services of “Don’t Fret Pet!” here are a few tips to make the holiday relaxing for everyone… Ensure your pet has a collar and tag and that your contact details are up to date. Pets can easily escape and go missing in a strange environment. Take your pet’s food and water bowls and his or her bed with you. Pets like routine. Keep your pet’s grooming and medications up to date. Your holiday hosts......

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27
Nov 2016

Dr Joanne Righetti  is an animal behaviourist, based in Sydney, Australia. She is a zoologist with a PhD in animal behaviour and consults to pet owners and animal professionals such as vets, council rangers and shelter workers. 1. Choose your animal companion carefully. Select the species, breed, sex, age and individual temperament carefully to match your own personality, energy levels and lifestyle. 2. Spend time with your pet, feeding and carrying out normal maintenance routines but also spend quality time playing and nurturing your pet. 3. Encourage your animal companion to spend time with you. Generally, the......

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27
Nov 2016

Many families acquire a new puppy or dog in the holidays. Or you’ve just found the time to start searching where to do that “thing” they keep talking about – “socialising.” Socialising is VERY important. HOWEVER! Most owners are directed toward Puppy Schools and Dog Schools to socialise their dogs (by so-called “experts!”). This is generally the worst way to go! I have rehabilitated many thousands of dogs who had fear, aggression and other behavioral problems – almost all of them had attended some kind of “Puppy School” or group situation. The......

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