Obsessive Paw Licking

Obsessive Paw Licking Excessive and frequent paw licking in dogs can be triggered by a number of different issues such as stress, an underlying medical illness or even boredom where the dog is using its own body as a toy to keep it occupied. Finding the cause is vital towards correcting this behaviour. When your dog licks its paws continuously …

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs There are three types of assistance dogs to assist people with physical disabilities: Service Dogs – are placed with adults with physical disabilities, these dogs are the most highly trained to help their owner inside and outside of the house. All service dogs have full public access right so they can accompany their owner anywhere in the community. …

Puppy Care

For those who have been blessed with an addition of a new 4-legged member to the family – here’s a few pointers to help towards making it a long, happy & rewarding relationship. FEEDING – Rather than upset your new pups tummy, it may be necessary to initially feed what it has been used to, then gradually change over to …

Why do Dog kick their feet after pooping.

That ‘Potty Dance’ aka Backward Scratching – why Dogs kick their feet after pooping. Have you ever wondered why your dog kicks and scratches at the grass after he poops?  Often referred to as the ‘potty dance’, its actually quite humorous to watch, although it can damage beautiful lawns depending upon the strength of your canines kicks and scratches. Kicking …

Weird Dog Facts

Weird Dog Facts You May Not Know 1) Bed time circling isn’t just for fun Does your dog go a little crazy just before bed, running around in circles before settling down? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not ‘just for fun’ or that he or she is letting off steam before sleep – it’s actually a ritual that goes back thousands …

Black Dog Syndrome

Black Dog Syndrome is contributing to the death of many dogs, due to them being euthanised to make room for new dogs in shelters. Black Dog Syndrome (or BDS, also known as black dog bias) is a phenomenon now being recognised by many lost dogs homes, in which black dogs are passed over for adoption in favour of lighter-coloured animals. …

Disconcerting Dog Behaviour

As embarrassing as it may be to us, more often than not its natural behaviour for our canine friends. Here’s a bit of a low-down on what our dogs sometimes do (usually at the most inappropriate times) and why. Crotch-Sniffing – Dogs like to sniff each other’s bottoms, but it’s different when they nose up to someone’s crotch! Dogs can …

Exercising with your Dog

Man’s best friend is battling one of man’s worst enemies – obesity. Like people, overweight dogs are at risk for health problems, from arthritis to heart disease. This is one challenge you and your pet can face together. When making your dog your exercise buddy, step one is a trip to the vet. Your vet can evaluate your dog for …

The Right Dog for Your Lifestlye

 Having the right dog (or dogs) in your life can help banish stress, ease depression, and simply make you happier. Whether it’s the playfulness of a pug, the self-confidence of a Shiba Inu, or the warmth of a great Pyrenees.  Here’s a few tips on which dog breed suits your personality. A four-legged companion in your life can bring a …