11 Tips to Help You to Enjoy Running with Your Dog Running with your dog is a fun way to spend time together and will help to keep both of you fit and healthy. Dogs are always eager to get out and about and always have plenty of excess energy. And, admit it, it’s so much more difficult to skip your run when your dog knows it’s that time of day and is standing at the door with their lead in their mouth. How to enjoy running with your dog Before you......
Getting dogs used to water requires patience Read on to learn how getting dogs used to water can help you 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......
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......
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......
Travelling without your precious pup is nothing short of torture—even more so for your dog! Fido doesn’t know when you’re coming back, why you had to leave or that you still love him no matter what. Don’t fret. Stress is a big issue when you’re leaving your dog for boarding in Sydney or anywhere else but it can be managed and, in some cases, wholly prevented. It’s all in the socialisation. The age factor Anyone who has had any experience with raising dogs will tell you that it’s absolutely essential to socialise......
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......