Pet Tips

No pet should be invisible


To help promote ‘12|12 – Pet ID Day’ and make sure more dogs and cats are identifiable and therefore visible, National Pet Register will have a marathon of 12-hours of $12 microchipping (usually priced $25) at The Lost Dogs’ Home … Continued

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HELP – my dog pulls on the leash!


Nobody enjoys the experience of being pulled around the block by a dog. Nobody that is except the dog! Many dogs become excited at the mere thought of going for a walk. Once the leash is on they just want to get to the next tree, smell, park or person as quickly as possible.

Provided by Nicole Beasley of Planet K9

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Combatting backways boredom


Dogs dig for several reasons including to bury or retrieve bones, keep cool, escape confinement, to flush out rodents or because of odour or sounds that attract them beneath the ground. Digging is also an activity undertaken by dogs that are left home alone without sufficient mental stimulation.

Provided by Nicole Beasley of Planet K9

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Toilet Training


Your puppy has a small bladder and bowel and will therefore need to taken outdoors to toilet regularly, otherwise accidents will happen! Most puppies learn to toilet outdoors quite easily while for others the process can be quite difficult. Puppies that have been reared in unclean or cramped environments often do not learn to distinguish between sleeping and toileting areas. These puppies will need careful supervision and an extra dose of patience on your behalf during toilet training.

Provided by Nicole Beasley of Planet K9

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HELP – my dog is landscaping the backyard!


Many dogs are left alone in backyards for hours day after day. Backyard boredom is often the root of behavioural problems such as excessive barking, digging, destruction and in very sad cases even self mutilation. Dogs are intelligent creatures and therefore require mental stimulation.

Provided by Nicole Beasley of Planet K9

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Excitability


“My dog jumps all over me when I come home from work”

Your dog is literally jumping for joy at your homecoming. They are anxious to get your attention and jumping on you is a tried and true method of achieving this. If you are scolding them – you are in fact giving them what they want – YOUR ATTENTION.

Provided by Nicole Beasley of Planet K9

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