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Dr. Lisa Chimes gives us her top 5 household dangers for families with dogs AND kids to watch out for

If you have young kids and a dog, this is a must read! Dr. Lisa Chimes gives us her top five household dangers for families with dogs AND kids to watch out for.   I thought I’d mix it up for you all, and ask a friend of mine to…

I have young kids, is now the right time to get a puppy?

I have many parents of young kids telling me how badly they want to get a puppy. But as soon as I tell them that looking after a puppy is like having another toddler in the house, they often think twice. I don’t want to scare people off from…
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TOILET TRAINING 101: Toilet training your toddler is much like toilet training your puppy

Who has time to read a 50-page manual on toilet training their toddler, I know I don’t! So, I’ve decided to condense everything I learnt when toilet training my toddler Harper, into some easy steps for you and add some tips along the…
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Our favourite activities when stuck at home with kids and a dog

From one extreme to another here in Melbourne, Australia the past week. Extreme heat to torrential rain! We definitely found ourselves very house bound. Here are some things we did to survive the past week…   Jumping in muddy…

Managing feeding time at the Zoo (with your kids and dog)!

Anyone with young kids will know that feeding time can be quite messy, hectic and stressful at the best of times, then add a dog in the mix and it can really turn to chaos. From your dog stalking your kids, to stealing their food, licking…
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Five tips for dealing with that 'dog guilt' and a new baby

Life with a new born baby is a bloody hard adjustment as it is, let alone throwing in the guilt that you just don’t have as much time for your precious fur-baby anymore! I know for me, this has been one of the hardest things to deal with as…

Introducing your dog to your new baby

Not sure if you can tell by the huge smile on my face in the pic below, but introducing my dog Cooper, to my first human-baby, Harper, was probably one of the most exciting and special moments of my life! For me, and for like many of you other…

Preparing your dog for your new baby

The wild hormones, the sleepless nights, the aching private bits, the scream of a new born baby… nothing can really prepare you for becoming a first-time parent. Bringing your baby home is daunting on its own, let alone trying to prepare your…
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How to tell your dog you’re pregnant…

It doesn’t usually happen, but I got sucked in. I bought a book called “how to tell your dog you’re pregnant.” Turns out they already know. In fact, after a bit of research I found some interesting facts about a dog’s early…
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How life changes for your dog after having a baby (or 2)...

Apologies to my regulars, it’s been sometime between posts. 3.5 years to be exact! And well, a lot has gone down in those last few years... A quick summary. My gorgeous first born (fur) baby, Cooper is now 5!!! Let's just say, Cooper's…