Reactive Dogs and Walking| Why It’s A Bad Idea And What To Do Instead

Is walking a reactive dog in their best interest?

Reactive dogs bark, snap, lunge or growl when pushed beyond their threshold.  By “threshold”, we mean what your dog can comfortably handle. Most dogs when they react like this, they’re asking for space.  A reactive dog is saying, in their own way, “please give me some space” or “I’m uncomfortable, please stay away”. For some…

Biting and Mouthing | How To Stop Your Puppy Biting

Biting and Mouthing | How To Stop Your Puppy Biting

Biting and mouthing by puppies are common and normal behaviours.  Like babies, puppies use their mouths to explore the world.  Everything goes in your puppy’s mouth including human hands, feet, fingers and toes. Puppies are also used to rough-and-tumble play with their brothers and sisters with lots of biting and mouthing.  A puppy’s bite will…

Puppy’s First Night | How To Prepare, What To Expect

Puppy’s First Night | How To Prepare

The time has come; it’s your puppy’s first night at home.  Bringing your puppy home is very exciting time.  But it’s important to prepare for your puppy’s first night at home. Start by remembering that everything’s new to your puppy.  Everything will be a first for them.  They don’t know your home.  They will be…

New Puppy Checklist | 7 Things To Do Before Your Puppy Comes Home

Congratulations on getting a new puppy! Introducing a new puppy to your home is very exciting.  But before you bring them home, make sure you follow the new puppy checklist. Stock up on essentials We know, it’s easy to splurge on your new puppy.  Here’s a list of essential supplies you will need before you…

Product Review: Ziwi Peak | Choosing The Right Dog Food For Your Dog

We all want the best for our dogs.  We want to choose healthy, yummy food for them.  After all, our dogs are part of our family.  When it comes to choosing the right dog food, there’s a massive range of different brands available from the supermarket, your local vet and pet stores.  Ziwi Peak offer…

Pug Training Tips | Dog Training School Brisbane

Pug Training Tips | How To Train Your Pug | Dog Training School Brisbane

Pugs are very mischievous, playful, goofy, curious dogs.  This can be fun and entertaining at first, but their curiosity and attention-seeking can lead to trouble without proper training.  They are also quite energetic.  Pugs are probably more energetic than people realise and can suffer from health problems like obesity if they are not given enough…

Puppy Vaccinations | Can Your Puppy Go To Puppy School Without All Its Vaccinations?

Puppy Vaccinations | Puppy School and Vaccinations

The first few months of your puppy’s life are hugely important.  They will receive their puppy vaccinations. They must also learn proper behaviour and become socialised. Puppy vaccinations Advice about your puppy’s vaccinations should always be provided by your vet.  Generally, puppy vaccinations start at 6-8 weeks of age.  Boosters are given at 4 to…

Golden Retriever training

Golden Retriever Training Tips

Golden Retrievers are handsome, charming and intelligent dogs with wonderful temperaments.  But they can also be destructive and overly excitable if not trained properly. With the right Golden Retriever training they can become friendly, playful, social dogs.  Because of this, Golden Retrievers are often chosen as companion animals, guide dogs, rescue dogs or therapy dogs.…