Why is My Dog Misbehaving and What can I do to Fix this?

Are you constantly getting frustrated with your dog and wondering why they are misbehaving all the time? Dogs misbehave for a number of different reasons. Today I will take you through some of the key reasons and hopefully help you to identify…
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Tips for How to Manage your Dog when you have Visitors Coming Over

Do you find it hard to entertain in your home because of your dog? Now we all know that some dogs are really mellow and chilled and not too phased by visitors coming over while for other dogs a new visitor in the house can mean lots of things……

It's Cooper's Birthday - Let's Celebrate with a FREE Kangaroo Bone for your Dog!!

August is a big month for us at Cooper and Kids! Cooper is Six on August 6th! I can't believe my first baby is six!! What an incredible journey it has been. Cooper has taught me SO much! He came to us as a very independent boisterous puppy.…

It's PAWGUST! Cooper and I are raising funds for Guide Dogs, come and support us!

August is a big month for us at Cooper and Kids! Not only is August Cooper's birthday month, but we have decided to participate in an amazing initiative to help raise funds for Guide Dog's Australia... That's right, my best mate and…
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Lead by example to show your child how to interact appropriately with dogs

Leading by example is a fantastic way to teach your children how to interact appropriately with dogs. “My child loves dogs so much but I find it hard to control them when we are around dogs. What can I do?” I get this question often from…

Do I really need to walk my dog?

I get it, its winter. It’s bloody cold and wet and you’re probably thinking to yourself, do I really need to walk my dog? Well, in my opinion, the simple answer is, YES but there are times where it’s totally fine to skip a day if you have…

Healthy Snacks for Dogs… Here are a few of Cooper’s Favourites

I often get asked what I feed Cooper. This is a big topic for discussion and like everything these days, there are so many differing views and opinions. Dry food versus wet food versus raw food versus human food, the list goes on. Today I’m…
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Secrets Out... Cooper and Kids Online Shop is Open for Business!

The reason I started up my blog was to give you guys lots of free and real content on all things dogs, kids and mum-life. And of course to help educate all parents and dog owners about managing safe interactions between dogs and children. The…
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Teach your Dog how to Behave around Children using Five Essential Commands

As parents, it is so important that we teach our kids how to interact safely with dogs, but as dog owners, it is also just as important to teach your dog how to behave around children. I’m not going to lie to you all today and say I have a…
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How to Train your Dog to “Come” when Called

Recall is one of the most important commands you can teach your dog. From day one of bringing your new dog home, it is SO important that you know How to Train your Dog to “Come” when Called. More and more I have concerned parents and…