Should You Crate Train a Puppy? The Benefits

if you crate train a puppy correctly, they will feel relaxed in their crate like this brown and white collie

If you’re wondering whether to crate train a puppy please know there’s no hard and fast rule. For some pups, it’s a good way to learn obedience. For others, it’s not a great fit. Crate training can give your puppy their own safe space, or it can make them feel restricted and stressed. It really … Read more

How to Find a Trusted Puppy School in New Zealand

This pup goes to puppy school to learn obedience and how to read the body language of other dogs in a controlled environment. .

Puppy school is so much more than dog obedience training. It’s also a way for your dog to recognise and understand other dog’s body language and social behaviour. Then there’s no misunderstanding down the line. Plus, it’s an outlet for your pup’s boundless energy reserves, helping them be better friends to us. So, of all … Read more

My Dog and Cat Are Fighting – Help!

spaniel dog fighting with ginger cat

Good news! The belief that cats and dogs are natural mortal enemies is a myth. This is according to Jackson Galaxy of Animal Planet’s “Cats vs Dogs,” at least. So if your dog and cat are fighting, you’re not doomed. It turns out, there’s no reason why Felix and Fido can’t call a truce and … Read more

How Do You Teach Your Puppy To Walk On A Lead?

teaching a puppy to walk on a lead

Ever seen those people walking their dogs where everything looks so…. controlled? Serene? Pleasant? How do they do that? If your walks have always been more like a speed run with the added bonus of a serious upper arm workout, fear not. Anyone can teach their puppy to walk on a lead properly, but it … Read more