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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…

Our Problem with Playful Barking - how we changed the environment to fix the problem

Jase and I have been so proud of Coopers progress and we were thinking that everything was going smoothly, until about a week and a half ago when we got a knock on our door at about eight o’clock in the evening…   It was our next-door…

The importance of Socialisation for your new Puppy

Puppyhood is the most important and critical time in your dog's development. Socialisation and puppy training from the very beginning is so crucial – specifically within the first three months. So we must use them wisely. We want…

Puppy Mouthing Biting and Teething

Dogs explore the world with their mouths. They want to feel and touch and taste it all! Puppies are curious little creatures and just want to explore everything – so you need to be prepared for this.   Mouthing/biting is…

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…

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…

How do I find a reputable dog breeder?

You’ve decided that you want to buy a dog, you’ve chosen the breed and now you want to find a good breeder. But how do you know if they are a good breeder? Reputable breeders breed dogs for the love of the breed, not for the money. They…