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Congratulations On The Arrival Of Your New Furry Family Member

Congratulations on the arrival of your new furry family member. The following information is provided to help you with all the necessary health care your new kitten will require, including check – ups, vaccinations, worming, flea control, nutrition,…

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Toilet Training Tips

Set both you and your dog up for success – from the start! These guidelines are a great pattern for your puppy or older dog to be toilet trained. PUPPY BLADDERS Dogs do not achieve full bladder control…

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Alone Time For Dogs

Dealing with separation anxiety & other anxiety based behaviours One in five humans exhibit an anxiety disorder/behaviour pattern. Vet behaviourists are observing the same ratio in our canine companions. This demonstrates a lot about our influence on our…

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Dog Enrichment Program

Active games Exercise – Like a Wavy Ribbon: play then check in(connect) & chill out(relax), play/connect/relax, etc. (Good Play Model) Walks – Variety Play with dog friends who play nicely – Good Play Recall games – Puppy Ping…

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Doggy Resources For You & Your New Family Member

Websites www.gentledogtrainers.com.au The Gentle Dog Trainers Association – positive reinforcement trainers – see their Find a Trainer page for a trainer in your area. Check out their Facebook: Gentle Dog Trainers Association www.deltasocietyaustralia.com.au/behaviourists Positive reinforcement trainers. Lists Australian…

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Life With A Rescued Dog

Preparation, Calm, Quiet, Caring, Relaxed, Gentle In most cases a rescue dog comes with a mostly unknown history. A quiet, calm and caring approach is the 1st step of rehabilitation into their new life. Prepare your yard and…

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Boredom Busting: Exercise & Environment Enrichment

WEEKLY SCHEDULES Look at the family schedule and include the dog’s activities in it, or set up boredom busting activities on a varying pattern when you are not around! Each day will be a different and fun surprise…

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Keeping Your Dog Cool In The Hotter Months

What do the Kongsicle, the Slippery Brick and the Wading Pool all have in common? They’ll keep your canine cool and amused this summer and are fun and easy to do. Kongsicle A regular Kong toy, plugged at…

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Caring For Your Dog

To help prevent health concerns in your dog, it’s a good idea to get into the habit of checking your dog regularly for any changes or signs of illness. When checking your dog, it’s important to be vigilant,…

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Arthritis In Dogs

During colder weather, you may notice your older pet seeming to slow down and just want to stay snuggled up in bed. What you may be seeing is early signs of degenerative joint disease which is more commonly…

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