Monthly Archive for August, 2011

Basic Dog First Aid

In the course of life unfortunately accidents happen. You can’t pay a hundred percent attention to absolutely everything at once all the time. Unfortunately this includes the pets or puppies in your life. Because of this fact of life, dog owners should be aware of basic first aid actions to take should something happen to their beloved companion.

Poisoning

Any dog owner that truly loves their dog should know to put anything toxic safely out of reach from their puppy just as they would for a child. It can take less than 15 minutes for some poisons to soak into our pets blood system. However, even the most careful owner in the world can’t stop an extremely curious dog from getting into something he or she shouldn’t. For this reason you need to know what to do should your dog end up consuming toxic materials. While most product label warnings ... Click here to read more....

Dog Breeder Identification Numbers


Recently, the Queensland Government proposed a new dog breeder identification system in an attempt to get rid of puppy farmers and ensure more dogs are raised and placed in good homes. The RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) was very excited at this recent piece of legislation. The RSPCA has taken care of more than a thousand dogs over the last two years that were seized from their cruel abodes on puppy farms. With the new system, puppies will be able to be traced back to their breeders for the rest of their lives.

What are puppy farms? A puppy farm is a facility that breeds dogs in mass particularly certain rare and highly sought after breeds of dogs and then sells them for a profit. In theory these farms seem perfectly acceptable. Even helpful by providing more supply to a very demanding industry. However, it ... Click here to read more....

Did You Know…? Dog Facts


  • It is a myth that dogs are color blind. They can actually see in color, just not as vividly as humans. It is akin to our vision at dusk.
  • Dogs DO have better low-light vision than humans because of a special light-reflecting layer behind their retinas
  • A German Shepherd guide dog led her blind companion the entire 2100 mile Appalachian Trail
  • If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could product over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!
  • The breed Lundehune has 6 toes and can close its ears
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s dog, Pete, ripped a French ambassador’s pants off at the White House
  • President Lyndon Johnson had two beagles named Him and Her
  • Franklin Roosevelt spent $15,000 for a destroyer to pick up his Scottie in the Aleutian Islands
  • In Roman times, mastiffs donned light armor and were sent after mounted knights

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Cesar Millan is COMING!

It is confirmed- the Dog Whisperer is coming down under!!!  Yes, book your tickets while they are still available at Ticketek.com – the show is on 17th of November at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

So by now you would have figured out that I am very keen for us to be working with Cesar while he is here and I will be asking for people with issues with their dog who would want to work with Cesar during the show to come and talk to the Paddington Pups staff so we can see if we can get your dog on stage with Cesar.

I have taken the liberty of purchasing 35 Platinum Premium Reserve tickets to the show for staff and clients. The tickets are all reserved at this stage, however I may be able to accommodate a few more clients as I am assuming not everyone’s schedules will ... Click here to read more....

Paddington Pups Dog of the Month August – Gilmour

Congratulations Gilmour!

Gilmour is our handsome, kind-natured Weimaraner that is a frequent visitor to our daycare centre. Gilmour joined our team as a puppy and has never looked back since, joining us multiple days of the week.

His initial shy, timid charm soon turned into a outgoing and boisterous personality that continues to pull the ladies. His girlfriend Saffy the Boxer can be found chasing Gilmour back and forth for toys, and when she’s not looking, he’s bound to be curled up on a bed with Chelsea (Fred won’t be happy!).

Although he can be full on when it comes to playing with the big shots, Gilmour is a sweet and gentle ... Click here to read more....