Going on holiday soon? If you can’t take your pet with you, you have a few options to make sure your pet is well looked after while you are away. You could ask a friend to stay at your place or use a pet sitter or book your dog into a boarding kennel/book your cat into a cattery. Gina Collins from Paws Galore, dog walking and pet sitting business, shares her top tips for choosing a dog sitter. Continue Reading →
Aversive dog training is related to higher incidences of behaviour problems, aggression and fear in dogs according to Researcher, Ziv G (2017)’s article ‘The effects of using aversive training methods in dogs – A review’ in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior. Continue Reading →
A good canine citizen is a well-mannered dog. And a well-manned dog can be taken anywhere and loved by all. Puppy school and further dog training will help your dog to become a good canine citizen in your community.
Beware! There’s a lot of outdated and incorrect advice on the Internet about dog training, which may do more harm than good to your dog. How you train your dog has a profound effect on how the dog learns, their attitude to training and their relationship with you. Cathy Beer uncovers 3 common myths in dog training. Continue Reading →
KONG has been around since a German Shepherd called Fritz and his owner, Joe Markham invented an odd looking toy designed to distract the dog from chewing rocks 41 years ago. Markham refined the toy’s design, developed a super strong rubber formula and began production in 1976. The rest we say is history! Today KONG toys are enthusiastically used and recommended by veterinarians, trainers, dog professionals and satisfied dog and cat owners worldwide. Rodney Gooch, KONG Advisor Team Coordinator in Australia explains the different types of KONG toys for dogs, shares a story about Axel the barking Ridgeback and his top tips to keep your dog healthy and happy. Continue Reading →
Cathy Beer answers:
Why does my dog bark at nothing?
There is a reason for every dog behaviour, whether it is barking, chewing, jumping up or digging up your rose garden. So, it may seem your dog barks at nothing but there is always a reason. The challenge is to find out why your dog is barking! Continue Reading →
Not all dog training classes are equal – essential tips for choosing a good dog training class
Do you have a new puppy or adopted an adult dog or you’ve tried a few dog trainers but getting nowhere with your dog’s behaviour? Cathy Beer, dog training student at the Delta Institute shares her essential tips for choosing a good dog training class to set your dog up for success (and have fun!) Continue Reading →
Living with a dog in an apartment
Pet parent Caroline Rockey knows about living with a dog in an apartment.
It took a lot of research and convincing before Caroline was ready to bring home an adorable Labradoodle puppy called Cooper.
Caroline and her partner, Darren, are expecting their first baby in a few months time. Caroline shares their experience of raising a puppy in an apartment and how they’re preparing Cooper for the baby’s arrival at the end of May. Continue Reading →
5 ways to treat your cat and dog on Valentine’s Day
We can’t imagine life without our pets. They’re always happy to see us and ready with open hearts to love us.
Pets can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and provide unconditional love and affection.
So this Valentine’s Day, show your appreciation and do something special for your pet’s well-being. Here are 5 ways to treat your cat and dog on Valentine’s Day.