• How to Make a Snuffle Mat

    Sniffing...its what dogs do/ Not only is it great fun and a wonderful enrichment item to add to your dogs life, sniffing stuff is essential for the well being. This version is really easy to make and machine washable - click on the button below for your easy to follow instructions

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    Rescues

    Firstly, if you have a 'Rescue' Congratulations and thank you for giving your new family member a second (or third or fourth..) chance at a forever home. Adopting a rescue can be a wonderful rewarding experience and this is a huge commitment that often comes with little history available about your new companion, but for some reason, and through no fault of his or her own, they ended up in a shelter, rescue or pound (or gumtree) and found their way to you. Many rescued dogs come with 'issues' [...]

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    Old dogs..New Tricks...

    Old age...it (hopefully) happens for most of us including our beloved furkids. You may start to notice the little things, like they dont run as fast as the used to, they are a bit slower getting up or down, arthritis may be showing its ugly head, lumps and bumps appear, signs of hearing loss, spending more time sleeping and so on.  This is actually a really wonderful time knowing that you have been able to share your dog's life from the heady juvenile times of doing things they shouldnt, [...]

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    Enrichment

    ENRICHMENT- WHAT IS IT?  To enrich is to improve, for our dogs this means that we are seeking to enhance their lives by improving their physical and psychological well-being.  WHY Enrichment allows dogs the ability to express normal behaviors through physical exercise, manipulative activities, and cognitive challenges thereby decreasing stress which in return makes for a happier dog. Often the things our dogs do naturally are the same things that are considered to be problems by owners[...]

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    Before you get your puppy

    So you're getting a puppy.  This is a very exciting time and seriously, who doesn't love a puppy...they just make you feel good!. There's a lot of things to consider before your new pup arrives and the choice shouldn't be made on cuteness alone...lets face it, there really arent any 'ugly' puppies so do take some time to think about your particular situation. Do take time to discover what type of dog is best matched to you and  some things to consider are; who will the puppy live [...]

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    Bringing home your new puppy

    This is such an exciting time and critical time in your new pups life. Getting things right from the start will help you develop your dog into a wonderful companion and help to reduce or avoid many of the common problems people encounter.  Puppy development is pretty fast (compared to us humans) and many of the things they learn during early puppyhood will impact and influence their development into adulthood.  To enable your puppy to be the best dog he or she can be there are some [...]

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