25 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Doggy Day Care
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2M ago
Doggy Daycare is growing in popularity in New Zealand, people are busier and smaller housing means people have smaller back yards and dog owners are also recognising the importance of having well socialised dogs. The aim of doggy day care is to create a fun, safe environment where you can drop your dog to make your life easier and be a positive experience for your dog. Daycares are a controlled environment versus being out and about in public where there are unknown factors. Many dogs ..read more
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How It All Began...
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2M ago
Turning a bland concrete warehouse into a flourishing doggy day care wasn’t going to be easy but Urban Dogs owners', Leanne Coste and Corey Martin, had their hearts set on providing a quality doggy day care where doggy parents could feel confident leaving their dogs. Leanne and Corey began the search for a location for Urban Dogs. It was a whole year before they found a place that was “just right”. A place that would not only become Leanne and Corey’s dream come true but would also fulfi ..read more
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Training Tips For Your New Puppy
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2M ago
Top 10 Training Tips for your Puppy Socialise your puppy to as many different experiences as possible - especially before 6 months of age i.e. dogs, sounds, people including children and the elderly, parks and objects.Make sure you always go through doors and gateways before your puppy.Encourage eye contact from your puppy as much as possible.Always be calm and consistent and lead by example not threat.Have your dog complete a task before getting access to a resource such as food or toys.Keep th ..read more
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Urban Dogs Farm Trips
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2M ago
It is rare to have the relaxed luxury of having your dog run off leash, without any of the usual concerns of other dogs, poor recall or traffic fears. We have found the Urban Dogs Farm to be an amazing way to give this to our fur friends. Dogs can run free, in a safe, supervised and fenced environment, with other pups they know well and already have a relationship with.There are so many amazing smells with sheep, goats and horses all nearby - dont worry, there is a fence between the pups and any ..read more
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Keeping your dog safe on Guy Fawkes night
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2M ago
Guy Fawkes can be a very exciting time for humans but for some dogs it’s a different story. Although some dogs might be fine, others can get very scared of fireworks. In order to keep your dog safe and happy there are a few things you can do to help. Stay calm Try not to make a big fuss about the fireworks in front of your dog. If they see their mums and dads 'stressing' it will only reassure them that they have reason to panic. By showing you are calm and relaxed this will help your dog to fe ..read more
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Top 10 Mistakes Raising A Dog
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2M ago
Raising a dog takes a lot of patience and consistency and the rewards certainly pay off when you have yourself a well-behaved adult dog. The top ten mistakes that people make when raising a dog are outlined below, if you’re aware of them then you can avoid making them yourself! Mistake #1: Allowing behaviours as a puppy that are unacceptable in an adult dog. Bad habits aren’t something that dogs grow out of, these habits will only get worse and become harder to break.  Be cons ..read more
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