How to Adopt the Perfect Pup for National Puppy Day!

woman celebrates her puppy on national puppy day

National Puppy Day is this Wednesday 23 March. Technically it’s inter-national puppy day. But just so long as we’re celebrating tiny fluffy cute puppies, it kind-sorta doesn’t matter what we call it, right!? Puppy day (for short) is a time to enjoy, play with, talk about and – maybe even – adopt a puppy. Especially … Read more

Top Tips for Puppy Sleep Training

A happy pug has begun puppy sleep training

Are you awake all hours of the night with your new baby? We’re speaking of course about your adorable new puppy. Puppy sleep training may help your little one and of course you get some much needed shut-eye. The benefits of a well-trained pup go far beyond a happy sleeping schedule, too. Once your puppy … Read more

How to Stop My Puppy from Crying

find out how to stop a puppy crying through a reliable schedule

They say dogs are a human’s best friend, but they’re our children too. If you have a new puppy, you’ll know this firsthand. Especially when you’re wondering ‘how to stop my puppy crying?’ in the middle of the night when you badly want to get some shut-eye… Ironically, this period of the night when you … Read more

How To Stop Your Dog Pulling on the Lead

pet owner wonders 'how to stop your dog pulling on the lead?'

Ever desperately wondered how to stop your dog pulling on the lead? Perhaps after happily leaving the house for a gentle stroll, only to have your arm dislocated? We realise it’s not always that bad. At worst, many of us just look silly to bystanders as our perky pup pulls us who-knows-where. Kind of like … Read more

Is Dog Insurance Worth It? Cat Insurance? Yes – Now!

Is dog insurance worth it - this pup thinks yes!

Is dog insurance worth it? What about cat insurance? And if so, when should you take it out? These are high value questions for pet parents, all of whom want the best for their fur kid. The real underlying question is ‘do you ever want to put a price on your pet’s wellbeing?’ At its … Read more

Dog Birthday Cake Recipes, Woof!

A dog birthday cake with candles

Yes, there is such a thing as a dog birthday cake and we have some tail wagging recipes. You can spoil your pooch on their next milestone with many a delectable confection. From a moreish peanut butter cake to meat and veggie concoctions, we’ve recipes to delight a sweet or savoury canine palette. The best … Read more

Every Schnauzer Has His Story – Here’s Harvey’s

A cute miniature Schnauzer named Harvey

They say every dog has its day. For Miniature Schnauzer Harvey, a relatively new PD Insurance member, this was indeed the case. Not only did this dog have his day – he had three! And Harvey’s only a few months old. However, before his three good days of luck (read: well-insured quality vet care), he … Read more

Pug: Is This Small Dog with a Big Heart for You?

Did you know the Pug is one of the oldest dog breeds around? Yet, little often means new – so you’d be forgiven for thinking this pint-sized pup was a modern breed. With their unbearably cute flat face and wrinkly nose, pugs have many sterling qualities that make them great pets. If you wanna know … Read more

How to Find Ethical Dog Breeders

A woman has bought two puppies from ethical dog breeders

Ethical dog breeders are finding their competition stacking up as the pandemic lags on. Not because these ‘good eggs’ of the breeding industry are few and far between. New Zealand has plenty of caring, professional breeders. The real problem is that unethical dog breeders’ increasingly clever tactics make it harder to separate the wheat from … Read more

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