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Grooming Pains - Tips for Easier Grooming

24th July 2017

Grooming Pains - Tips for Easier Grooming

Grooming can be difficult for some pet owners and a fun experience for others. It doesn't have to be traumatic for you or your dog, but it can be easier if you know what you're doing. If you choose to handle your dog's grooming needs at home, these tips will help. read more…

Expecting a Baby? Prepare your Dog

17th July 2017

Expecting a Baby? Prepare your Dog

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…

One Pup or Two?

10th July 2017

One Pup or Two?

As dog trainers, we are often asked by prospective dog parents if they should adopt one puppy or two and our answer is always the same ? only if you actually want two dogs. read more…

Do's and Dont's of Taking Your Dog to Work

21st June 2017

Do's and Dont's of Taking Your Dog to Work

As Bark Busters trainers, we often get to take our dog/s to work to assist us with teaching other dogs the concept of socialisation. We are lucky we get to spend a lot of time with our canine companions. read more…

Sibling Rivalry

15th June 2017

Sibling Rivalry

I have a sibling, whom I love. When we were young, we used to fight quite a bit. I was jealous of his privileges, such as a later bedtime or staying out later. Some of our fights were bad and on occasion one of us, usually me, got hurt. Our fighting continued until I matured a bit. Thankfully we haven't fought since I was maybe six or seven. Dogs living together sometimes also fight, although jealousy is never the reason. Jealousy is a human emotion not a canine one. read more…

Unique Dog Tricks

5th June 2017

Unique Dog Tricks

Sure, having your dog fetch you a beer from the fridge might be a stunt that can impress your friends, but the benefit of trick training with your dog doesn't end there... read more…

Is your Dog Food Aggressive?

29th May 2017

Is your Dog Food Aggressive?

Speaking of not sharing, one common instance of this we often see as dog trainers is called food aggression. Food aggression is a form of resource guarding in which a dog becomes very territorial when eating. A dog may growl and bare its teeth, lunge, and in extreme cases, even bite. read more…

Is your Dog Resource Guarding?

22nd May 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…

Are you under the paw?

15th May 2017

Are you under the paw?

You may have seen our recent article 'The Importance of Training your Dog' where we talked about the importance of regular training sessions between you and your dog to maintain communication.

In today's article, we are taking a lighthearted look at the training that takes place in lots of homes every day...where your dog is training you! read more…

The Importance of Dog Training

8th May 2017

The Importance of Dog Training

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…

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