Thinking of bringing home a puppy from an animal shelter? There are many questions to answer so you can be absolutely sure you’re ready to care for a young pooch. From figuring out who the primary carer will be to choosing a training method, you need to devote lots of time, effort, and (some) money… Continue reading Buyer’s Guide: 4 Types of Dog Harnesses
Whether you come across them through fostering or adopting, puppies are one of the most adorable four-legged baby animals you’ll ever encounter! There’s a lot you’ll need to learn so you can help them grow up to be physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy dogs. Nutrition is one of the key factors in their overall development,… Continue reading Best Human Food for Puppies
Dog treats are not just delicious snacks you can give to your pooch in between his meals. When given correctly, dog treats can also be used to help modify your dog’s behaviour or as rewards during training sessions. In this Waldo’s Friends article, we share 10 healthy dog treat recipes you can make using human… Continue reading Homemade Dog Training Treats: 10 Healthy Recipes to Try
Eat. Play. Sleep. Repeat. Your pooch relies on you to provide him with daily sustenance in the form of nutritious meals, treats, and dog-friendly human food. Based on his age and needs, your canine pet should be fed at least twice a day, about 12 hours apart and at the same times. As a dog… Continue reading Buyer’s Guide: Slow Feeder Dog Bowls
If you like taking your dog on walks in grassy or wooded areas, there’s a higher chance that you’re exposing him to tick contamination. Ticks are commonly found in moist bushland such as parks and gardens. There are about 70 different tick species in Australia, with the most common one in the East Coast being… Continue reading How to Remove Ticks on Your Dog
Have you ever witnessed your dog creating a snorting sound while appearing to inhale and sneeze at the same time? Don’t worry! He’s just reverse sneezing, which is a condition that’s fairly common in dogs but rarely seen in cats. If you’ve never seen a dog reverse sneezing, check out this video by Dr Aimee… Continue reading What is Reverse Sneezing in Dogs?
As a paw parent, you are responsible for the well-being of your furry companion. This includes overseeing your dog’s grooming, which is defined by Wikipedia as “the hygienic care and cleaning of a dog.” Dog grooming may be done by your trusted veterinarian or professional dog groomer on a regular basis. However, as a dog… Continue reading How to Clip Your Dog’s Nails
Usually loud and sharp, barking is a natural sound that dogs make. Dogs bark to verbally communicate with others or to express their feelings in different scenarios. When a dog barks frequently, excessively, or during unwanted times, his owner must find the cause of the barking and search for ways to stop the behaviour. In… Continue reading How to Stop My Dog from Barking
We’re so happy you made the commitment to become a new puppy parent! It’s expected that you’ll face challenges in the coming weeks as a first-time whelp owner, but we’re here to help make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible. Before everything else, start off by finding out how to prepare your home… Continue reading How to Crate Train a Puppy
The bane of a dog’s existence, fleas are small flightless bugs that survive by sucking the blood of animals and even humans. Thriving in moist, humid environments and during warmer seasons of the year, fleas hop from host to host, latching on to their unknowing prey, piercing the prey’s skin to suck on its blood,… Continue reading How to Get Rid of Fleas on Your Dog
What is an animal rescue? An animal rescue organisation aimed at taking companion animals from situations where they are at risk of euthanasia for reasons not related to behaviour or health. An example would be a rescue that pulls dogs from shelters with a policy of euthanising dogs that are not adopted within a certain… Continue reading Let’s Talk Rescue and What It Means to “Adopt, Don’t Shop”
Adopting a dog may seem like an impossibility for full-time workers who need to leave pooches by themselves for hours. Though it may be frowned upon by some, it is a reality that can be successfully and responsibly done. In fact, when you do a quick search on some websites, there’s a filter option under… Continue reading Can You Adopt a Dog When You Work Full Time?