Choosing Right

Car Rides A Nightmare?
February 01, 2024

Car Rides A Nightmare?

Puppies are more prone to motion sickness which can have to do with the parts of the inner ear involved in balance not being fully developed yet. For that reason it's always good to keep car rides short and successful while the dogs are getting used to them. However, sometimes we have a dog that's already scared and we need to work backwards, so this is how we went about it with Roxy.

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Green Lipped Mussel
January 29, 2024

Green Lipped Mussel

For those seeking natural ways to boost their pets' health, Green-Lipped Mussel is a New Zealand treasure that's not to be ignored. A 100% natural nutraceutical - a secret weapon that's anti-inflammatory, joint-repairing, can reduce pain and swelling.

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Hank's Nail Trimming journey
January 29, 2024

Hank's Nail Trimming journey

Of course starting with a blank slate is always easier, but what to do when your dog already HATES nail clipping? Read here how Hank overcame his fears.

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Ethics in the dog world
December 01, 2023

Ethics in the dog world

In the ongoing dialogue about dog behaviour, terms like "alpha dog" and "pack leader" still persist, even though they are rooted in outdated science and misconceptions. Read here why we choose ethical and force free.

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Dogs around Halloween
October 01, 2023

Dogs around Halloween

Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year for kids and adults alike. However, it can be a stressful and unsettling experience for our furry friends. Read here why our dogs might not be happy about Halloween, how to set them up for success and download an awesome sign that you can pop on your door to ask trick or treaters kindly to move along.

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What are the potential concerns with retractable dog leads?
September 04, 2023

What are the potential concerns with retractable dog leads?

Retractable dog leads have been popular among dog parents for their convenience, but they do come with their own set of pros and cons. In this article, we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of retractable leads and share some recommendations.

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Ball Launchers
May 01, 2023

Ball Launchers

Ball launchers have become a popular accessory for dog owners who want to keep their dogs active and entertained. However, these devices can have negative effects on your dog's health and wellbeing. Read here why we don't stock them.

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Yak Chew Production
April 16, 2023

Yak Chew Production

Yak Chews are a traditional hard cheese also known as Churpi/Durkha. It is consumed by the people of Himalayan regions of Nepal, who have known about the nutritional and dental benefits of yak/cow milk for centuries. It is produced in the mountains at more than 4500 metres, using the ancient recipes of the Himalayas and has become a favourite amongst dogs. Learn here about the production process of your dog's favourite chew!

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Long Lines
December 27, 2022

Long Lines

Long Lines: Why? How? Which?
Learn about the different kinds of walks your dog would enjoy, why long lines are such a great tool and what different kinds exist. Find out which length and style is right for you and your dog and how to use them!

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How To Use LickiMats Correctly
November 28, 2022

How To Use LickiMats Correctly

How to train your dog to use LickiMat correctly without chewing it.

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LickiMat Topper Ideas
November 28, 2022

LickiMat Topper Ideas

Some basic LickiMat topper ideas using pet-safe human foods and pet treats!

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Socialisation
November 20, 2022

Socialisation

When we are socialising our dogs, we can make the mistake of thinking that the best thing to do is to allow them to meet everyone and every dog we come across. Let's understand better ways to socialise.

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Resource Guarding
November 20, 2022

Resource Guarding

What is resource guarding, why does it occur, how can we prevent it or address it?

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Canine Vocalisation
November 20, 2022

Canine Vocalisation

Let's look at why dogs vocalise, how they use their voices, learn how to identify why YOUR dog vocalises and how to help reduce this.

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Fear Stages
November 06, 2022

Fear Stages

Do Fear Stages Exist and What Are They? Learn more about fear periods and how to work through them with your growing puppy to support resilience in your best mate.

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How Old Is My Dog In Human Years?
October 03, 2022

How Old Is My Dog In Human Years?

Learn here how to calculate your dog's age in human years and no... it's not just times 7. :)

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Canine Enrichment - Why the hype?
September 13, 2022

Canine Enrichment - Why the hype?

In the shift from rural living to city living our canine companions' lives have changed dramatically, so we need to adjust to meet their needs.

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Enrichment Feeding
December 01, 2021

Enrichment Feeding

Let's find out WHY food toys are amazing and what toys are best suited to the food you wish to use.

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9 Essentials for New Dog Parents
November 27, 2021

9 Essentials for New Dog Parents

It can be a daunting feeling to bring home the new family member! You want to make sure you set yourself and them up for success and that can feel like a 24/7 task, but the good news is: the better you are prepared the easier it will be, so let's look at the gear you want to acquire to be prepared!

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Head Collars & Their Implications
November 01, 2021

Head Collars & Their Implications

Preliminary research has suggested that dogs might not actually be pulling any less on a head-collar than if they were on a harness, even though they cause discomfort due to pressure on the sensitive nose area and through their body. While the guardian's experience of the pulling may have lessened, let's look at more gentle alternatives.

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Happy Muzzling
October 08, 2021

Happy Muzzling

While it used to be the case that people viewed muzzled dogs as an admission of a vicious dog, that attitude has been steadily changing, especially in the dog training world. Muzzle-training is becoming more and more commonplace, even in the absence of any perceived threat. Why is that?

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Washing the pooch
October 03, 2021

Washing the pooch

We all know dogs; they love stinky and disgusting things and if they can roll in it – even better! Be sure to start training your dog to be okay with water, the bathroom, and washing before it's necessary to wash them when they get into something dirty. If they have never been exposed to it before this happens, it can be a very scary experience for them that they won’t want to participate in again anytime soon. Do yourself and your pup a favour by doing a little training now!

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Using Front Clip Harnesses & Double-Ended Leads Correctly
September 22, 2021

Using Front Clip Harnesses & Double-Ended Leads Correctly

We’re often asked if front clips are okay for gaining more control of a dog during their walks if they are lead pullers or reactive. For anyone going out to get a ‘quick fix’ for their dog’s lead-pulling behaviour, that would be a strong ‘no’ from us. Under specific conditions however, we do feel that they can be useful. Let's discover when and how to use the setup.

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Let's Talk Leash Length
September 03, 2021

Let's Talk Leash Length

Find out what impact slightly increasing the length of your leash has on your dog's welfare, health and happiness.

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