Toilet training

Training should begin as soon as you bring your dog home.  But, remember just going to a new home can be very stressful in itself, so be patient with your new dog. Step number 1 is to watch your new dog closely and look for signs they need to relieve themselves.   Signs may include sniffing…

How do they make us love them?

The bond between us humans and our doggy friends is a special one. If you put the time and effort into building up a relationship with your dog, you’ll be rewarded exponentially with a friend who’s always there for you, who’s always ready to listen, and is always ready to do whatever it takes to…

Do dogs dream?

Ever wondered why your dog makes those funny little noises, twitches their foot or their feet kind of start running – could they be dreaming?  Science suggests that yes they are dreaming just like we do. Monitoring the brain activity of sleeping dogs has shown that there’s activity going on in a similar manner to…

Why Dogs sniff Butts

What’s with the weird butt sniffing fetish dogs have?  What could possibly be so enticing about the smell of dog butt that dogs just can’t get enough of?  And not just smell — they need to get a good long whiff that’s bordering on obsessive-compulsive.  And aren’t dogs supposed to have a sense of smell…

How close are you and your dog?

Dogs really are man’s best friend who else really cares that you have had a bad day and just wants to make it better.  They give us unconditional love, and they don’t care that we just want to hang out in our trackies watching really bad reality TV. What you might not even realise is…

Why do dogs tilt their heads?

Don’t try to tell me you haven’t giggled when your dog suddenly hears a sound and tilts his head.  You’ve probably gone further and tried to recreate the sound so he will do it again.  But why do they do it?  Well apart from because it’s absolutely adorable (like everything else about dogs).  We don’t…