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  • Expecting a Baby? Prepare your Dog
    Expecting a Baby? Prepare your Dog
    July 17 2017
    If you are expecting a baby and you have a dog, you will want to prepare your dog for the day you bring home your child. Dogs can feel shunned and become confused and stressed when parents suddenly shift their attention from dog to baby. A dog does not understand why a baby is automatically elevated above the dog in the pack. ...read more
  • Is your Dog Resource Guarding?
    Is your Dog Resource Guarding?
    May 22 2017
    Most dogs have a natural urge to protect what is theirs. Dogs can become very stingy when it comes to things like toys, their bed, food items, bones and household items. ...read more
  • The Importance of Dog Training
    The Importance of Dog Training
    May 08 2017
    When people buy a puppy, they take their responsibilities very seriously, ensuring that the puppy receives the necessary vaccinations, learns where to sleep, where to eat, and where to toilet. Then, when the puppy is ready and able to leave the house, they conscientiously attend puppy training classes every week for the first few months of the dog's life. ...read more
  • Being a responsible puppy owner
    Being a responsible puppy owner
    May 01 2017
    When people bring home a puppy it is a time of great excitement and fun for all the family. In previous articles, we have talked about the importance of training your puppy in a fun, gentle and consistent way from the very first day you bring him home. This involves the basics of toilet training, sleeping alone through the night, sit, stay, come when called etc. ...read more
  • Introducing a new dog or puppy
    Introducing a new dog or puppy
    April 20 2017
    If you have decided that the time is right to add a new dog to your family, you will probably be feeling really excited to introduce the new addition to the rest of the family. There will be reasons why you felt that this was the right dog for your family...right age, right size, right temperament, good with children, good with other dogs etc., so you are confident that this new dog will easily slot in to your family group. ...read more
  • Crate Training
    Crate Training
    April 03 2017
    In this issue we will discuss how to meet your dog's needs. One of a dog's needs is for shelter, its own space or den. We know that, in Australia & New Zealand, more and more dogs are now living indoors with their human family and so they do have shelter from the extremes of heat or cold, or from wet weather. Having your dog living indoors also means that they are part of your family unit and addresses their fundamental need to be part of a pack. (Having adequate shelter outside is also really important from the different weather conditions that we experience). ...read more
  • Choosing the Right Puppy
    Choosing the Right Puppy
    March 16 2017
    As Bark Busters dog trainers, we find that the New Year is a busy time for puppy training. If you are thinking of getting a puppy it is worth taking time to think about and prepare yourself for what you are taking on, and to make sure that the puppy you buy is right for you and your family. Having the right dog, properly trained, will bring you joy for years to come. ...read more
  • Does Your Dog Get Car Sick?
    Does Your Dog Get Car Sick?
    February 20 2017
    Does your dog get car sick? Did you know that 1 in 5 dogs suffer from car or motion sickness? Dog motion sickness is real and can happen even on short jaunts. Know that most carsickness episodes in dogs are brought about by stress and not the motion itself. Your final destination may be what is making your dog worried or sick. ...read more