We Love Pets News

Jun 13, '2022

Bringing my Puppy Home - How to Prepare

Having a new puppy in your home is an exciting thing but it can also be unnerving for both you and your new pet. Before brining your pet home ensure to research the breed specific needs. This guide will help you prepare for the arrival of your new pet and ensure it has the best start in life!

 

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Aug 9, '2021

4 Ways to Tire Out Your Dog

Does your dog have a lot of energy that makes it hard for them to settle down? Or gets excited easily? Whether you need a bit of peace and quiet while working from home, or just a relaxing afternoon to bond with your pup, here are four ways to help tire them out!

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Jul 19, '2021

Dog Training Tips - easing anxious behaviours

It’s safe to say that separation anxiety is something all dog owners are familiar with. And recently, the frequency of anxious behaviours has become more notable in dogs - especially as many of us have been working from home this past year. While we begin to return to a “normal” way of life, our dogs may not be equipped to stay home on their own. It’s best for both you and your pup to kick negative reinforcement habits to the kerb, so you can introduce training for positive behaviours and responses.

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Jul 6, '2021

How to cope with an excited puppy!

Anyone with a puppy knows that they are full of energy! And as fun as it is to engage them in play, it's important to define boundaries and avoid overexcitement. Practising good habits early on will help your pup mature into a well-behaved dog.

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Jun 4, '2021

Managing your puppy's environment

Puppy proofin’


I’m sure you’ve heard of puppy proofing your home - and you probably start to think of things in your home that might be dangerous to your puppy, like wires lying on the floor or sharp table edges that need covering, for example. However, you might not know that environmental management goes much further than that! Managing your puppy’s environment requires small changes on a daily basis so they have the opportunity to practise appropriate behaviours and make great choices when interacting with their surroundings.

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Apr 21, '2021

Puppy Training Tips! How to get your pup to take treats gently.

If you’re one of the 3.2 million households that has added a furry member to your family, you may be working on some training techniques! Our We Love Pets Reading West’s director, Amy Pearson, is an experienced dog trainer, and has several tips for getting your dog to take treats gently.

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Mar 4, '2021

Pet Poison Awareness & Prevention

Many cat owners know that lilies are poisonous to their furry family member, right? If the stamen of the lily is inhaled or digested, it can cause severe kidney damage. But it's not just lilies you should keep away from your pet.

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Feb 15, '2021

Training a puppy? Try house lines!

If you're a new puppy owner, it's important to teach your puppy the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviours in and around the house, and the earlier you start, the better! We Love Pets Reading West's director, Amy Pearson, suggests using house lines to train your pup, here's how they can help:

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May 11, '2020

Puppy training 101: Leave

The cue 'Leave' is another one of the important fundamental skills we teach our puppies. It is basically teaching your puppy that if you come away from whatever you are doing, you will be rewarded. The Leave cue is for situations like dropping medicine on the floor, accidentally leaving chocolate in sniffing range, passing something smelly but delectable to your dog, and passing livestock or other animals.

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