Dog


08
Jul 2020
Getting your dog used to water

How to lead your dog happily into the bathtub, onto the grooming table or even into a floating dinghy! Dogs can easily develop negative associations with certain places and objects that have caused them discomfort in the past. This can make it difficult for them to relax and cooperate when, for example, we want to to bath or groom them. I was reminded of this recently when my Schnoodle Sydney and I were invited to go on an 8 day boating trip later this year. Sydney had never set paw on a......

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09
Mar 2018
Doggie Dreams

What pet parent hasn’t wondered what their fur babies dream of? We’ve witnessed them twitching and running in their sleep, but do they actually dream? Well, scientifically, no one actually knows for sure. But, as pet parents, isn’t it difficult to imagine they don’t? Even though there have been many studies into memory, sleep and dreams in humans, knowledge on the topic is actually very, very limited for dogs. There have also been some studies on rats and it was proven that the same firing patterns that occur in rats’ brains when......

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17
Oct 2017
Don't Fret Pet! 101's: Doggie Diet

We know our four-legged companions love snacks and treats. Who doesn’t love snacks? It’s hard sometimes to not give in to your pooch and it’s near impossible to resist those puppy dog eyes, watching you as you eat your snacks. The problem is, your dog shouldn’t be eating a lot of the foods that we eat. Their tummies can be easily upset. Good training can ensure they do not beg. Ideally, your pooch should be able to sit near you when you are eating without obviously begging but it’s not always an......

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17
Sep 2017
Don’t Fret Pet! 101’s | How to Greet a New Pup

As a dog lover, you know and understand that uncontrollable urge to cuddle and pat any puppy you pass! Who doesn’t love a puppy snuggle right? However, look at it from the dog’s perspective. A total stranger, leaning over to scoop them up. Kind of scary! As humans, it’s our job to approach any animal in a non-threatening and respectful manner but it’s easy to forget the do’s and don’ts when all you want to do is give a puppy some love! Here are some tips and tricks to make sure you’re......

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06
Sep 2017
Dog Boarding Woes: How Do I Avoid Them? | Dog Boarding Sunshine Coast

There will be times when you need to travel without your pooch. The idea of not being there with him or her can be nail-bitingly worrisome—and that’s why pup mums and dads rely on professional dog boarding accommodation. The Sunshine Coast has a long list of available types of temporary dog housing services but, of course, you need the best fit for Fido. Research is key—and while the stories of drama and woe from other unfortunate owners you are out there, these can definitely be learnt from and avoided. Know the worst,......

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21
Aug 2017
Why Dog Minding Works | Dog Minding Gold Coast

Dogs are family. But sometimes, we can’t take family where we go. Work travels, no-pet holidays, and even emergencies warrant for accommodation that will take care of our furry babies with the same dedication as we do. It’s a tall order, yes, but there are those who boast meeting those expectations. Advertisements and sales pitch aside, furparents show a growing patronage for businesses who offer dog minding in private homes on the Gold Coast—and the home-away-from-home experience is an attractive pull for those who want only the best for their pooches. What’s......

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21
Aug 2017
Finding Good Dog Minding on the Gold Coast

Entrusting your pet to someone else is difficult to say the least—especially if you’ll be away. As much as we’d like to, we cannot always bring our furred friends with us when we’re on a holiday or business trip. Our pooches’ safety (and our sanity) makes it all the more crucial to find responsible and dependable dog minding. Gold Coast services are always available and there are a lot who offer a home away from home for your pooch conveniently near your location. Question is, how do you choose the right one?......

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21
Aug 2017
Behaviour Changes That Should NOT Happen After Dog Boarding | Dog Boarding Canberra

Whether you have a spritely bundle of furry energy or a chill, relaxed four-legged buddy, your dog will always react to a change in environment. Socialisation is key to preventing skittishness and lessening anxiety when they are faced with other humans but it’s also definitely understandable if there are minor changes in their behaviour when they’re in dog boarding. Canberra-based services advertise a home away from home for your pooch but why do some have negative effects on them? Drawing the line—what’s normal? Being away from their beloved humans can be nerve-wracking......

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14
Aug 2017
How to Prepare Your Dog for Boarding | Dog Boarding Adelaide

Let’s face it—leaving your dog behind is torture. But when circumstances like work travel or no-dog holidays cannot be avoided, we turn to our trusted minders. Dog Boarding in Adelaide can be easily arranged for any time of the year. It can, however, still be stressful for your pooch, especially when it’s his or her first time. Don’t fret. There are ways to lessen the anxiety (for both you and your furred buddy) and ensure a pleasant stay for Fido while you’re away. From before you even plan your trip, until you......

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14
Aug 2017
Kennelling vs. Dog Minding: The Pros and Cons |Dog Minding Adelaide

When planning your pet’s accommodation when you travel or deal with emergencies you either see ads for kennels or for dog minding. Adelaide has enough of both services to choose from but it ultimately boils down to one thing: your pooch’s well-being. There’s much to be discussed when it comes to which option is best for dogs. If you’re unsure about what to expect with either one, a comparative look at these choices will help you make an informed decision.   Facilities There’s a big difference between a kennel and dog minding......

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