The Joys of Toilet Training your New Puppy...

Cooper Hendrix has been home with us now for 5 nights. He is a bundle of joy and so beautiful.  Although, let me tell you - raising a puppy is hard work!! He is like an energizer bunny and then falls asleep, energizer bunny and then back…

Bringing the puppy home - best birthday present ever!

After many many months of waiting, I actually can’t believe that the time has come… Cooper is home safe and sound and Jase and I are in heaven with our new addition to the family. Brining a puppy home is a very big deal and from…

Vaccinations, Microchipping and a Big Group Photo!

With only one more week until Cooper comes home, it has been a busy and tiring weekend for the pups!!  They were vaccinated and microchipped on Saturday and they had their group photo taken today. Why do puppies need to be vaccinated? Puppies…

The Importance of Choosing a Name for your Dog

Our pup has been chosen and is coming home in just two weeks!! So in preparation we need to choose a name…   But how do we choose?? Five Tips for Choosing the Best Name for your New Puppy or Dog 1. Pick a short and simple…

Choosing the Right Puppy from the Litter

The pups are almost 5 weeks old now and Jase and I have just come back from our weekly visit. They have been venturing outdoors now for a week and are eating solid foods. Now that they are exploring the big wide world, their little personalities…

Preparing Your Home and Garden for a New Puppy

Puppy proofing your home before your new pup arrives will make those early days, and weeks, a whole lot easier and less stressful for everyone.  Your new pup will be curious about their new environment and will want to explore everywhere.…

What do I need to do before the puppy arrives?

Five weeks tomorrow until our puppy comes home!!!   We are still to choose which one will become our little man but now at 3 weeks of age they are starting to become a whole lot more active. In the next two weeks we will be able to narrow…

How do I choose between a male or female dog?

So you’ve chosen to get a dog, you’ve chosen the breed and the breeder. Now it is time to choose which sex to get… Some people just have a preference. Jase and I have decided to get a male. Jase has always had female dogs and wants…

The first 8 weeks of a pups life

So I haven’t really come back down to earth since last weeks high!! Being there for the birth was just so incredible!! Jase and I now have to wait until the pup is 8 weeks old until we can take him home. The first 8 weeks of a puppy’s life…

The pups have arrived... and I was there for the birth!

Wow what a day!! What a high I was on!! At 8.30am this morning Lara had her 7 healthy pups by cesearean – 4 males and 3 females. I met David and Kerryn (the breeders) at the Monash Uni vet and they let me be apart of the whole thing!! I…