Preventing Dog Bites

Dogs are an important part of our families. Dogs provide us with companionship, relaxation and enjoyment. Over 50% of households in Australia have at least one dog. When you consider family, friends and neighbours, few children will not be exposed to a dog at some time during their childhood. How many of us would allow our children to play around …

The Importance of Play

We all know that our dogs love to play with toys, but did you know it also benefits your dogs health? Helps to build independence – Being pack animals, dogs are not built to spend extended periods of time alone. But with work and general life commitments, it’s not always possible to be with them all the time. Toys keep …

Introducing Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats may not seem the most compatible of species, although you probably know of at least one animal-loving household with both pets. Relationship problems between family animals are often presented to behaviour consultants. But more often people put up with their cats hiding in the basement or some other area of the house because they’re scared of the …

A Dogs Nose

A Dogs Nose Dogs rely on their sense of smell to interpret their world around them – similar to the way humans depend on their sight for everyday activities. A dog’s nose works by interpreting as much information as a pair of human eyes. A dog’s nose nose works by smelling an object or another animal, which allows them to …

Why Do Dogs Lick?

Why Do Dogs Lick? For the most part, dogs are licking for the very reason you think they are, to show affection. However, affection licking is commonly confused with other reasons, some of which may surprise you. Dogs are known for licking. It is one of the first survival skills they learn and is a basic instinct with many purposes …

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety from being Home Alone Dogs are extremely social and if they were in the wild they would run in packs. Domesticated dogs consider their human family to be their pack, and generally don’t cope well when they’re left alone for long periods of time. What dogs do during the day will depend on the individual dog, and whether …