Vaccinating your pooch is a hot topic. There are many for and against it. And honestly, some vaccines aren't needed, or certainly not as often as expected. Whether you're for or against, please look into the pros and cons before making your final decision. Location, lifestyle, breed and other factors play a part. Click pin for more. #dogvaccine #dogvaccination #puppyvaccines #puppyvaccination #puppyhealth #doghealth
What do you need to buy before you bring your new puppy home? Go into any pet store and you’ll see so much stuff it’ll make your head spin! Of course there are some essentials. But honestly, just as you wouldn’t overindulge a baby, there’s no need to overindulge your pup. Stick with a few essentials beforehand then look into other items if you think you need to later on. And to make it easy, grab your free NEW PUPPY CHECKLIST here! #newpuppychecklist #newpuppy #newpuppyparents #newdog
A daily walk doesn’t cut it when it comes to keeping your dog adequately stimulated. Boredom, frustration, and loneliness can manifest itself in many ways. The good news is that whichever sign(s) your dog exhibits can be easily overcome using a range of enrichment activities. Click pin to find out how... #socialenrichment #canineenrichment #dogexercise #doghealth #dogwellbeing #dogsocialisation
Teaching your dog some basic commands right from the get-go will help you both settle into this wonderful new homelife together. It’s also a good way to overcome any behavioural issues or help prevent them arising. And importantly, your dog knowing a few essential commands could keep him out of danger. So how you do teach commands? Click pin to find out... #dogtrainingtips #puppytrainingtips #dogtraining #puppytraining
Dogs improve our human experience. Fact. They do it in so many ways, and it’s only when you spend time with these marvellous animals that you discover how much they have the ability to lift us up and improve our wellbeing. Click pin to find out why dogs positively affect our mental health, as well as our physical health.... #dogwellbeing #dogsformentalhealth
Many of us will look at owning a pup or dog with rose tinted glasses. We see all the cuteness and love and companionship, but gloss over the day in day out mundane stuff around taking care of another living being. So here are 6 of the key responsibilities we all should know before embarking on welcoming a furry friend into the family... #dogownership #dogresponsibilities #dogawareness #familypet
Do you know what's in the grass your dog's eating? No? Me neither. So isn't that a pretty damn good reason to STOP him from eating it? Unless you know FOR CERTAIN that the grass your dog eats is organic, here's why you need to change that behaviour... #dogbehaviour #doghealth #dogtraining #dogtips #dogownership
If you’re considering adopting or rescuing a puppy or dog, you probably already know there’s A LOT to think about and it isn’t a decision to be taken lightly (although it is going to be one of the best decisions you ever made!). So, to help you stay clear-headed and focused, here are checklists for each area... #dogowner #puppyowner #newpup #newdog
The life of a pawrent is full of questions. When will he stop chewing my slippers? What age should training begin? How do I know when to change his diet? How much exercise should he be getting now he’s older? Click pin to find out the 4 life stages of your pup so you're well prepared! #doglifestages #doglife #puppylife #dogownership
Panting is a way for dogs to regulate their body temperature. They have a small number of sweat glands on their paws, but not enough to sufficiently cool them down on a hot day or if they've been running around like a crazy thing, so they pant to cool off. But what if your dog's panting is something more serious, how would you know? Click pin to find out... #dogpanting #doghealth #pantingdog
Let's face it. Although dogs are social animals and they often enjoy the company of human beings. But when it comes to introducing dogs to new dogs, you will have to work hard on it. There are chances that your dog will either accept or reject the new pup.
In recent years, canine behavioural science studies have proven that for overall wellbeing, dogs need their bodies and their minds occupied on a daily basis. In the industry, this ‘mind wellbeing’ is called canine enrichment. Click here to find out its benefits, the type of activities you can do with your dog, and why you need to start now if you haven't already... #canineenrichment #caninehealth #caninementalhealth
Whether you’re an avid boater, kayaker, or swimmer, bringing your dog along to enjoy your adventures adds to the fun. While some dogs are natural-born swimmers, all dogs should be introduced to water slowly so they can get used to it. Rivers, lakes, and oceans can be enjoyable for our pets but also present genuine dangers.
Dogs are great communicators; we just need to learn their language to understand it! Take pawing, it’s a communication method all on its own. If we master it, and therefore manage it early on, the rules are set to avoid misunderstanding, frustration, and annoyance on both sides in the future. Here's what it means.. #doglanguage #dogcommunication #dogpawing
Those first 48 hours with your new puppy are going to be pretty crazy, especially if you go in blind. Quick TIP: don't! Read this guide to the first 48 hours with your new pup to feel fully prepared and ready to welcome a little bundle of fluff into your home... #puppy #newpuppy #newpuppytips #puppytips #first48hours
Raising a People-Friendly Dog? Dogs with a simple, people-friendly temperament are ideal for families but instilling this behavior requires a strategy that shapes them from a tender age. There's a critical window that dogs become overly sensate to their surroundings, predominantly from four weeks to sixteen weeks old. Nevertheless, you can still mold aggressive dogs to be affectionate even when they're fully grown.
I must admit, I wasn't a big fan of dog crates. I'd never seen them being used by my family or others with dogs until one day I did. And I felt it was cruel. That was until I dug into their use. And they are useful. And can provide a haven for your dog. But there are also downsides. Here are both... #dogcrates #dogtraining #dogownership #dogbed #dogcrate