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Choosing the Right Puppy

Choosing the Right Puppy

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…

Managing Destructive Behaviours in Dogs

Managing Destructive Behaviours in Dogs

Dogs who seem intent on destroying the contents of your home and garden can be very difficult to live with. As humans, we find it difficult to understand why our dogs choose to chew chairs, tables, stairs, carpets, skirting boards and walls; some dogs will tear up and chew carpets and vinyl. These can be very expensive habits for any owner to tolerate, and may even result in a dog being rehomed. read more…

DOES YOUR DOG GET CAR SICK?

DOES YOUR DOG GET CAR SICK?

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…

Greeting unknown dogs in the correct way!

Greeting unknown dogs in the correct way!

If you are a dog lover, which you probably are if you are taking the time to read this article, you will enjoy greeting new dogs you meet whilst out and about. However, attempting to greet a dog in an inappropriate manner could cause you all sorts of problems, and could also put you, the dog, and the owner at risk. read more…

ARE YOU A RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER?

ARE YOU A RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER?

Everyone would like to believe they are a responsible dog owner. After all, you provide the basics which include food and shelter.

Unfortunately, that's not enough. Although good nutrition and a warm and inviting place to live is important, there's so much more to owning a dog. Owning a dog is not just a privilege it's a responsibility. It is not a commitment you should enter into lightly because it involves a large financial and emotional obligation. read more…

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS FOR FAMILIES WITH DOGS

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS FOR FAMILIES WITH DOGS

Before we know it, the kids will be heading back to school and everyone's routine will change. When children return to school, the stress on every family member can be huge - including the family dog. This abrupt change in routine can seriously affect our canine companions, who are creatures of habit. But with a little understanding and preparation before the first day of class, families can avoid many of the back-to-school behaviour problems their dogs might exhibit. By providing training and the right combination of food, shelter and entertainment, families can help their canine companions adapt to a new schedule. read more…

Holiday Travel Tips

Holiday Travel Tips

Travelling with your "best friends" is not hard. The biggest thing that we forget is to prepare and observe. We must prepare what our dogs will need for the trip and observe their needs and their environment while we are travelling. Here are some quick tips: read more…

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