Monthly Archive for April, 2010

Look Out Next Month for Information on How To FART Proof Your Dog!

No, that wasn’t a typo! Next month we will be teaching you all about how you can FART proof your dog, and in May you can have the farts go away.

There goes the excuse the dog did it!!!!Fart Sign

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Did You Know…? Dog Facts

  • An adult dog has 42 teeth.
  • Dogs aren’t actually colour blind. They can see in colour, just not as well as humans. It would be like our vision at dusk or dawn.
  • If never de-sexed, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!
  • Dogs only have one sweat gland and that is located between their paw pads!
  • The world’s smartest dogs are thought to be (1) the Border Collie, (2) the Poodle, and (3) the Golden Retriever (and we have all three breeds visit us at Paddington Pups!)
  • A dog’s sense of hearing is ten times better than ours.
  • Dogs can smell about 1,000 times better than humans.  While humans have 5 million smell-detecting cells, dogs have more than 220 million. The part of the brain that interprets smell is also 4 times larger in dogs than in humans.

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Last Day To Enter Our Paddington Pups Easter Competition?

This Easter our team has decided to host a competition that the parents can now enter. Although Dog of the Month can be a thrill for owners, we decided it’s time for the owners, instead of their dogs, to compete for a prize.

During the Easter break, we are encouraging all parents to send us the cutest/funniest photo of their dog in order to win a special Easter treat!

Photos can be submitted through the website or dropped in store. The prize now known as Emma Easter Bunny is looking for a home at your place.

Competition will close Friday 23rd April and will be announced on the blog, Facebook and in Next Month’s Newsletter after we have looked through all the applicants and their pictures.

The team at Paddington Pups can’t wait to see the pictures of your dog!Emma Easter Bunny

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Paddington Pups Team

As you would probably have noticed recently, we have added multiple new members to the Paddington Pups team.

Tara has temporarily left to adventure in the United States of America. She is off to L.A. for a much needed holiday and to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. Tara is expected to come back to us late April.

Mia

To help us during the time Tara that is away, Mia and Lachie have been and will continue to work for Paddington Pups. Mia started with us early February to help in the afternoons and has proven to be fantastic with all the dogs. Mia graduated from high school last year and is now studying at University. She has been a dog enthusiast from a young age and enjoys playing with all the dogs as she has been walking dogs in a semi professional capacity since she was 12.

Lachie Profile PicOur Newest … Click here to read more….

Helping Your Dog Keep Warm This Winter

Hamish McBeth PJ'sWith winter around the corner, our short-haired furry friends often need a little help keeping the cold out.

Paddington Pups has just stocked the latest trends in dog jackets and jammies (for the night time chills) to help you help your pet keep warm.Dog Jackets

From knitted turtle necks to fur-hooded jackets, we can provide you with apparel to guarantee your dog stays comfortable during winter.

So, if you’re interested in helping your best buddy keep warm this cold season, head in to Paddington Pups for the latest in cold weather clothing.

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Dog at Dog Parks!

We all love to take our dogs down to the local off leash Dog Park – they can run free, socialise, have fun and come home very tired. However there are certain rules which we all should follow when we enter a dog park.

Some basic ones being:Dogs at Dog Parks

  • Pick up after your dog – no one like to step in dog poo.
  • Make sure you keep an eye on your dog and how they are interacting with the other dogs. Sometimes fights can start up and if you are not in close proximity to break it up, it can end in tragedy.
  • Make sure your dog doesn’t bark excessively, and ensure your dog isn’t causing too much trouble.
  • Above all DO NOT leave your dog unattended at the dog park at any time.

Some dog parks have a double gated area to take your dog off leash before you … Click here to read more….

Did You Know… Dog Facts?

  • An adult dog has 42 teeth.
  • Dogs aren’t actually colour blind. They can see in colour, just not as well as humans. It would be like our vision at dusk or dawn.
  • If never de-sexed, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!
  • Dogs only have one sweat gland and that is located between their paw pads!
  • The world’s smartest dogs are thought to be (1) the Border Collie, (2) the Poodle, and (3) the Golden Retriever (and we have all three breeds visit us at Paddington Pups!)
  • A dog’s sense of hearing is ten times better than ours.

Dogs can smell about 1,000 times better than humans.  While humans have 5 million smell-detecting cells, dogs have more than 220 million. The part of the brain that interprets smell is also 4 times larger in dogs than in humans.

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Dogs Massages

Well, as much as we would love it if they could give us a back massage, this information is all about ways to massage for a happy (albeit spoilt) dog.Dog Massage

It is recommended that when massaging your dog – just like when massaging people – that you do this in a relaxing part of the house, and again, just like a human massage, you can have relaxing music playing, but make sure that they are on a comfortable bed, couch or warm blanket.

Everyone’s massage style will vary, but as long as the main focus of gentle pressure and not pulling or pushing too hard is maintained then you won’t cause discomfort.

If you are doing this at home you should start at the top of the neck and slowly stroke down to the base of the tail and back up.  You can also continue this all the way down … Click here to read more….

April Also Announces Dogs Night Out

If you’re like me, you often feel bad when you go out of an evening and your dog is left at home all alone while you’re out having fun at the movies or out to dinner with friends. Now we have an answer at Paddington Pups – we are going to start having a regular “Dogs Night Out”.

So what is Dogs Night Out exactly? Well, while you’re out with friends your dog can be out with its friends too! Dogs Night Out is night time Doggy Daycare from 6pm till 9.15pm where you can go out with your friends and your dog can stay and play, and you both get to go home tired.

The first Dogs Night Out will be Friday Night, Friday 30th of April from 6pm until 9.15pm.  Dogs Night Out will then run the Last Friday of the month.Dogs on play castle

Because this is after hours and … Click here to read more….

Fleas

It seems that everyone is experiencing an outbreak of fleas with the warm, humid weather we have had lately.

I have had two people comment last week that their dogs went home from day care with fleas.  As a result, we at Paddington Pups have gone above our usual flea and clean routine and taken extra measures to ensure that the environment here Fleais flea free (any questions ask our friendly staff).

All the beds and cushions are regularly flea washed and treated at Paddington Pups, however we are currently going to extreme efforts to avoid the issue of fleas.

Fleas thrive on the environment in order to survive, therefore we ask our Paddington Pups parents that live in particularly bushy areas or muddy-prone backyards to be especially careful of fleas on dogs, as the fleas are able to travel to other environments.

Unfortunately with dogs, fleas are a part … Click here to read more….