Getting A New Dog? Socialisation is very important. Many families consider getting a new dog in the holidays. When you get a new dog, socialising them is VERY important. Most pup owners are directed toward Puppy Schools to socialise their pups. The following is an article written by a dog behaviouralist and it warns of the downside of some Puppy Schools. We feel that Puppy Schools that are well run are great for most pups. We also think that it is worth reading this article so that you are aware of some......
How To Greet A New Pup It is important to understand how to greet a new pup so that you don’t frighten them and make them wary of people. 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......
Maltese Shih Tzu – the perfect breed for you? The Maltese Shih Tzu has a variety of shortened names in various countries. These names include Malshi, Mal-Shi, Malt-Tzu, Malti zu, Shih-tese and Shima. They are a small pooch who tend to be in the upper size range of the Maltese and at the smaller size range of the Shih Tzu. Lifespan: 12-14 years Height: 25 cms (10 in) Weight: 2.5 kgs to 5 kgs (6-12 lb) Temperament: intelligent, playful, happy Suitable living space: apartments, houses with/without yards Best Suited For: Families......
Choosing the best dog crate or dog playpen for your pup? Dog crate vs dog playpen – confused? We have researched the pros and cons of both of these to make it easier for you to choose what is right for your furkid. Choosing the best dog playpen for your dog Training puppies can be a daunting task. They are all adorable and so much fun but not so cute when they pee or poop on your carpet or chew your best shoes or destroy parts of your furniture. Pups and young......
We’ve all had the fantasy of being a pet parent. And many of us do end up with our own furbabies. But there’s a few things to consider before picking up your pooch. So, you’ve decided you’re ready for the pitter patter of tiny paws but have you really considered if it is a good idea? With dog abandonment and abuse on the rise you have to be sure that you can be a dedicated pup parent. After all, a dog is for life. They are a lifelong companion and require lots......