Monthly Archive for November, 2011

Dog Facts Did You Know…?

  • A one year old dog is as mature, physically, as a 15 year old human
  • The average city dog lives 3 years longer than a country dog
  • 87% of dog owners say their dog curls up beside them or at their feet while they watch T.V.
  • 15 people die in the U.S. every year from dog bites
  • In 2002 alone, more people in the U.S. were killed by dogs than by sharks in the past 100 years
  • All dogs are identical in anatomy – 321 bones and 42 permanent teeth
  • Female dogs are only ready to mate – “in heat” – twice a year for a total of roughly 20 days
  • Puppies sleep ninety percent of the day for their first few weeks
  • Dogs have two times as many muscles to move their ears as people
  • The longer a dog’s nose, the more effective it’s internal cooling system
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Tricks Your Dog Can Do.

Dog Smiling Teaching your dog tricks is not serious business like obedience training. In fact, the main reason for teaching your dog tricks is simply for both of you to have fun. Teaching them tricks is another way to bond with them and play with them. In fact, your dog even becomes more confident as he accomplishes the basics of repetition and reward when you teach them tricks. Furthermore, your dog uses up a lot of pent-up energy that causes him/her stress (as talked about in another post here). The most important reason to teach your dog tricks is to tap his innate ability to learn things.

Whenever you start teaching tricks your dog can do, always keep things simple and fun at all times. This will allow him to follow along easily and not get frustrated and give up. Therefore, keep your training time short and limited to one trick until ... Click here to read more....

Paddington Pups Charity Day

Paddington Pups will be holding a charity day on Thursday 17th of November for the Millan Foundation.  Cesar Millan’s charity has been chosen in honour of his visit to Brisbane on that Thursday.  We have invited Cesar to join us to receive the donations in person, but we are still waiting to find out if he can make it in during his busy schedule and limited time in Brisbane.

Paddington Pups will be doing $10 hydrobaths that day with all the proceeds being donated directly to his charity. We will also be giving away another 2 tickets to Cesar Millan’s show that night with the tickets valued at $290 – these are Premium Reserve tickets and they will be right up the front and include a 30 minute Q & A session with Cesar after the show.

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Dr Harry meets Paddington Pups Team.

Dr Harry and Bree RobbinsAt the Trade Pet Expo this year in Sydney, 3 of the Paddington Pups Team members got the pleasure to have a great long chat with Dr Harry Cooper.  As it turns out, Dr Harry is a huge fan of the benefits of doggy daycare!

After about 15 minutes and some great photos, Dr Harry signed an autograph for us to share with all our clients!

Members of the team attend the trade pet expo every year so that we can keep up to date with new innovations in the pet industry. This year we had the chance to see some interesting and unusual products, such as dog ironing straighteners, Moroccan oil for dogs and of course, very fashionable poop pick up bags!

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