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Where Did This Thing Come From?
14 January, 2020

Where Did This Thing Come From?

The calls come in daily to our office. “Help – I have a new puppy. I bought my older dog a little sister/brother and my current dog”: Hates it! Is growling at it Snarls and hides when it goes close Wants nothing to do with the puppy Snaps and growls when it goes near my...

There Is A Fate Worse Than Death – The Adoption Cycle
17 December, 2019

There Is A Fate Worse Than Death – The Adoption Cycle

Many people chose to rescue a dog rather than buy and there are rescue groups and shelters in Australia with thousands of dogs sadly requiring adoption. Bringing one of these dogs’ home can either be a traumatic experience or one that will provide you with years of joy. These dogs have often been abandoned. They...

Dog Attacks – They are never out of the blue
11 July, 2019

Dog Attacks – They are never out of the blue

Dog Attack Leaves man dead, woman seriously inured in Mill Park backyard in Melbourne’s north scream the headlines in yesterdays horrific attack. The why cant be answered unless you were there and statements like ‘it came out of the blue’ are common simply because we view these situations like people. We dont view the world...

12 Steps to safely introduce a new Baby to the “Fur-Family”
29 May, 2019

12 Steps to safely introduce a new Baby to the “Fur-Family”

The addition of a new baby to a household can upset the social environment of that household and can upset the pets in the household. Steps can be taken to greatly reduce the probability of this happening by following the instructions below. These instructions are primarily designed for two-parent families. However, it is possible to...

Stop Neighbourhood disputes over Barking Dogs
01 May, 2019

Stop Neighbourhood disputes over Barking Dogs

Private home visits and cries for help are high on the list when it comes to frustrated owners and upset neighbours who experience continual barking noise issues. Often it’s the last straw that dreaded council visit that prompts an owner to reach out for help. So why do dogs bark? It’s a form of communication...

Is your dog’s collar actually dangerous?
27 November, 2018

Is your dog’s collar actually dangerous?

It’s a common sight, and one that we have all seen. Dogs pulling on leads, excited to get to their next adventure, sparking the question – who is actually walking who? Collars are part of a dog’s life, and have their uses – a place to hang ID tags, contact information, and in this day...

Don’t just rub their nose in it! House Soiling in adult Dogs
15 October, 2018

Don’t just rub their nose in it! House Soiling in adult Dogs

Whilst we are all very familiar with the concept of toilet training, especially when it comes to new puppies, the lesser known occurrence of adult dogs toileting in the house can be frustrating for everyone! Whilst we might instinctively think that an older dog urinating or defecating inside the home may be their attempt at...

Animal First Aid – Save your Dog’s Life!
18 September, 2018

Animal First Aid – Save your Dog’s Life!

Having a First Aid Kit with equipment for a dog can be the difference between life and death. Knowing what to do in an emergency situation is also just as critical. Our Animal First Aid Course will give you the practical and theory information for what to do in emergencies such as Toad Poisoning, Animals...

Foods and Plants that could kill your dog!
16 July, 2018

Foods and Plants that could kill your dog!

Dogs and humans have very different digestive systems, and of course, very different things that we are tempted to put in our mouths. For this reason I want you to think like a dog- even get down on all fours so you can get a feel of what it’s like for your dog. Things that...

3 Common “Excuses” for Avoiding Dog Training Classes
19 June, 2018

3 Common “Excuses” for Avoiding Dog Training Classes

“My puppy has only had one vaccination so cannot attend” This question is so frequently asked and there are many first time owners who are often given incorrect information. Puppies only need their FIRST vaccine to come into a class.  It is imperative not to wait as you miss the critical learning period. There have been many studies that...