If you've ever taken your dog to the beach (or plan to!) this article is a must-read. Dr Amelia Allen is an emergency veterinarian in one of the Animal Emergency Service (AES) hospitals in Brisbane and we've chosen her as our guest for this article, for obvious reasons.
Amelia takes us through the planning of a beach trip, dangers to be wary of, how to play safely in the heat of the sun, with sand and salt water and how to wash off your dog afterwards. She answers all those common questions such as - can my dog approach another dog who is on lead when at an off leash beach? How much sun can my dog handle? Is sand / saltwater dangerous? Should I wash them after every beach trip? Enjoy this incredibly valuable (possibly life-saving) read!
The amazing Laila and Me have compiled a Christmas Gift Guide with an all-Aussie, small business showcase.
Treat your pup with a few of these goodies using the special discounts provided and follow your newly discovered favourite businesses on their socials.
Share the guide with all your dog-loving friends! Shop, tag, share and THANK YOU for your support as we near the end of this crazy year.
Lara Shannon: "As a Certified Dog Behaviourist and Trainer, and Host of Channel 10’s Pooches at Play, some of the most common dog behaviour issues I see can be easily treated with some simple dog obedience training, and owners setting clear and consistent boundaries". On your bed training is often a good place to start as it can be a useful place to send your dog in man situations.
Teaching your dog to reliably go and stay “On Your Bed” is a desired behaviour, rather than running and jumping at you or visitors as they enter the house. Or if they are begging for food in the kitchen, or following your every move, then this bit of training will benefit them and you!
Since releasing our range of ceramic food and water bowls last year, we have been loving the photos, posts and stories from so many of you, showing us what you are feeding your dogs!
With a variety of options from wet to dry, kibble to grain free, we thought we'd take a closer look at what a raw food diet is. And the best people to tell us all about it are the fabulous folk at Big Dog Pet Foods, the leaders in this field. In this article we cover BARF, the ingredients of a raw food diet and all the health benefits for your pet.
Indie Boho dog (and cat!) waterproof padded travel mats are a year-round essential with so many practical uses. Here we list the top 15 ways you will benefit from having a travel mat, including training tips from Ryan Tate, Founder of the Animal Training Academy.
In this list we discuss: confining your dogs space while making them feel ultra comfortable at a cafe, restaurant, on a plane or in the office; getting them started early with a mat at puppy school; making them feel "at home" at doggy daycare, their sitters / friends place, while on holidays or camping; and protecting your car or designer living room rug from mess!