Cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours signal that winter is approaching. During the colder months it can difficult to give your dog as much outdoor exercise as usual. When it’s too dark or wet to head to the dog park, you can still keep your dog exercised and mentally stimulated with some creative indoor activities. This Month Dr Katrina Warren shares with us her four fun ways to keep your dog active indoors in Winter.
Summer is a perfect time to make the most of warmer weather and longer daylight hours by spending more time with your pet. Summer in Australia can also mean very hot, dry conditions and your four-legged friends may need some extra care to help them keep their cool. Read More from Dr Katrina Warren Here:
Handling and Grooming your Puppy
Teaching your puppy to enjoy being handled and groomed is essential. It’s much nicer and easier to own a dog that actually enjoys being touched and this behaviour starts by teaching your puppy to like it from the very start.
The idea is to teach your puppy that every time you touch/handle them in different areas, they get rewarded with lots of treats. For example, you touch your puppy’s tail and give them a treat, then you touch your puppy’s foot and give another treat. You want your puppy to enjoy this interaction into their personal space. You also need to recognize the areas that your puppy is uncomfortable about and take these areas slowly. It’s important to take your time and work within your puppy’s tolerance.
A puppy’s first experience in the bathtub creates a lasting impression, so it is really important to make their few first baths relaxing and enjoyable. Get your puppy used to the concept of bathing slowly. To start, reward your puppy for just being in the bath area, without actually being washed. Make this area a fun place to be, as this will make bath time easier in the future.
We have some exciting news for dog lovers to share!
TV veterinarian, Dr Katrina Warren, and professional dog trainer, Kelly Gill, have today launched Australia’s first online puppy and adolescent dog training program, the Pet Lovers Puppy Club, which provides everything you need to set your puppy up for life.
Isn't it lovely when your pet snuggles next to you when you watch TV?
Except for all the hair that is left on your furniture, shed all over your clothes and living room rugs. If your pets are leaving behind a blanket of fur, than you are not alone! Here are some tips to keep the pet hair at bayFor all you out there with pets, who just can’t keep their paws off the furniture, here are some simple tips to reduce the mass of fur being spread around the house.
We had so much trouble picking only 3 winners for our 'Pet Pic' Competition, that we decided to hand out 5 extra Highly Commended Awards for Most Mischief, Biggest Smile, Most Patient, Best Dressed and Grumpiest.
Can you guess who won which one?
These are the winners of our 2013 Facebook Pet Pic Competition. Aren't they beauties?
Santa's Little Helper (top picture) was the winner of the first prize! Her name is Hope, a rescue pup waiting for her Furever home in QLD! The prizes will be shared with her brothers and sisters in foster care.
Runners up went to photogenic Baloo, and the grumpiest Lion King out there! Congratulations guys!
What is your pet up to?
Enter your pet's photo in our Facebook competiton to win one of three luxurious Christmas pamper packs for your pet.