Tag: dogs


09
Dec 2020
getting a new dog

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......

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01
Nov 2020
dog sleeping

Dog sleeping habits can be so amusing.  Read some of the funny stories from our Subscribers and Clients about their dogs and their amusing dog sleeping anecdotes… 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......

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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

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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