Dogs and kids are a classic pairing, but fostering a healthy relationship between kids and animals requires special care. From finding your new dog and planning for its expenses to keeping it healthy and active, there is plenty to take into consideration. The following resources were compiled to help you think of all aspects of dogs for kids.
New Zealand is one big natural playground. Unfortunately large portions of it aren't very dog friendly. It's likely that you've found this site because you've been searching for places you can enjoy with your dog, just like I have been.
Travall provides vehicle-specific car accessories that are a must have for any dog owner who takes their pooch on a car ride. With the pet barriers, you can safely transport your dog in the back of the car. While the rubber floor mats and boot mat liner ensure you never have to worry about sand or muddy paw prints anymore. More information can be found on the website.
Diana Scott is a qualified dog massage therapist based in Queenstown, Central Otago and is specialised in rehabilitation & recovery, joint & muscle function, aging aspects and sport event & show prep. She is also the creator of Natural Dog Treats. They're Gluten, Wheat, Yeast and Preservative free. For more information: www.Mates4Life.co.nz or phone: 027-8264323
The Balanced Dog is a dog massage and laser therapy practice in Christchurch with specialist interest in rehabilitation after injuries and surgery. The company also makes and sells preservative-free dog treats with an easy online ordering system.
Paw Pals provide at home pet sitting where we keep your pet comfortable within familiar surroundings, at home! In addition to daily walks, lots of attentive care and any necessary grooming needed we will bring in your mail, water your plants and leave your home just as you left it.
Understanding your dog's behaviour will help you to use the correct approach to suit the situation and ultimately build a better relationship with your dog based on mutual trust and respect. We look beyond symptoms to address the root of the problem, using techniques based on your dog's natural instincts.
All Breeds Dog Training Club Inc is the oldest obedience dog club in New Zealand. It was started in 1955. We offer 6 week domestic training course for dogs aged 12 weeks and older. Training includes, walking to heel, sit, down, recalls, socialising etc. A new course starts every 4 weeks and a certificate (6 weeks attendance is required) is presented on of the course, after which you are invited to join the club for further training.
Dogwatch is a sanctuary for abandoned pound dogs. It is a Charitable Trust which is fully self-funded
and relies on donations, grants and legacies.
We are based at 230 Dyers Road, Bromley, Christchurch 8062.
Town & Country Homesit Ltd offers an extensive house sitting service for both residential city properties, rural lifestyle blocks and larger farms, providing security for your home and allowing your pets to remain in a secure and familiar environment while you are away.
Pampered Pooch offers dog walking and daily dog care while you are unavailable. We are small, select and only take up to four dogs per session.
Do you like dogs and enjoy a chuckle? Then be sure to check out the adventures of Minnie The Westie, a cartoon west highland white terrier. Theres a new cartoon each month!
Kulak has many baches to offer, and some of these are what we call our "Well used, much loved baches" which can have oodles of owners gear that is left there for use when they return time after time: its all part of the "kiwi bach" charm in many ways. So if you are keen, then this is the property for you: Kulak will do its best to ensure you have a great stay!
In Pets, you can browse pet classifieds, view or post lost and found
pets, and post free ads. You can find all kinds of animals for sale in
Pets, from exotic pets to dogs and cats. You will also find services
such as pet grooming, products, kennels and many other pet supplies and
solutions that you would not find in your typical pet stores. Locanto
Pets is the best place to fulfill your local needs.
"I Love My Dog" - the third book in the I Love series; a beautiful book with messages of love, care and respect for our four-legged friends! With an introduction by Paw Justice. The book also includes the Charlie's Safety Points on how to approach and be around dogs and a two page space for you to complete with words and pictures on how you love your dog.
Thanks to Pawshake, you can now find verified pet sitters in your community to take care of your animal when you can't. A simple search allows you to find a host family that will board your pet, or a pet sitter who will come take care of your pet at your house. Just enter your city name or postal code to find trusted pet sitters in your neighborhood.
The Buddyrider Bicycle Pet Seat is a fun way to safely take your dog along with you on a bike ride. Unlike other bicycle dog carriers on the market such as the more traditional front mounted bike basket for dogs, and any rear mounted dog seat, Buddyrider is mounted over the centre of the bike so the extra weight has virtually no effect on handling.
Thoughtfully designed here in New Zealand, Animal Outfitters fashion a range of elegant pet accessories from finest materials. A range refreshingly different to the mainstream stores. The design focus is on both your pet's comfort and your needs as a discerning owner, with a choice including collars, leashes, outerwear, beds, blankets, and more.
The Dog Depot is a professional day-care service for your beloved dog. It is a safe place for your dog to socialise, play, learn and generally have a cool time while you are away during the day.
Welcome to the website of Pet Friends: a local and friendly service for busy, caring pet owners. I provide an affordable Regular or 'One-Off' Dog Walking and "In-Your-Home" Pet Feeding service for when you are away or on holiday. I can even simply visit your pet/s and provide loving companionship to break their day.
V.I.P. Wool Dog Beds for VERY IMPORTANT PETS
Let sleeping dogs lie; keep them happy and healthy sleeping on pure wool
We have the best and most popular cat & dog toys in Australia and New Zealand. Go Cat Da Bird on "My Cat From Hell" with Jackson Galaxy is in the top 10 worldwide. Perfect Cat Toys by Vee Enterprises awarded for their innovative designs. FABULOUS FUN STUFF which is designed for dog-person interaction, and allows a range of exercise and play, from mild chasing to jumping, catching and pulling all within a small area. The solid braid, 36" rope, with a squeaky toy on end, allows any weight and siz
This guide was put together since most dog owners don't know the signs of heat stroke or how to quickly respond if it does occur. If we can help just one dog with this information then it has done its job.
Pets are family - we all know that. And just as you would care for your child and make sure theyre happy, healthy and safe, you naturally want to do the same for your dogs, cats, guinea pigs, reptiles, parrots and every other pet you may be keeping. We decided to focus on cats this time and collected the most useful cat care information so you have everything you need in one place: health and safety resources along with general care tips and advice on how to care for your kittens. So dont shy away from being a copycat with these resources, just make sure your cats are happy and healthy. By Wirefence
When youre planning a trip, you have dozens of details to worry about. If you add a pet to the mix, those details may begin to feel overwhelming. Whether youre traveling for pleasure or moving to a new place, that doesnt mean you have to leave your dog, cat, or small animal behind.
You consider yourself to be a dog person, but somehow still dont know which bulldog is an American, Australian, English or French one? Are you confused about the many mixed breeds, but think theyre all cute regardless? Then youve come to the right place.
Weve put together this extensive list to help you identify the different dog breeds and also learn a few pieces of key information about them, such as their size, the length of their coat, as well as their levels of energy and friendliness.
You can browse through the alphabetically sorted list or simply use the filters below to select the criteria of your choice.
If youre a dog owner already, you may feel like its a constant struggle to keep your home clean and your dogs happy simultaneously, but it doesnt have to be. What you do need to have is a plan and a strategy, and you want to follow some specific techniques. Once you have a system and the right tools in place, its much easier to keep up with home cleaning maintenance and tis is site to tell you how.
Its rare that a pet falls unconscious or stops breathing, but if your dog or cat ever should, knowing how to perform the Heimlich maneuver and CPR could save your furry companions life. In the case of a choking pet, you should first carefully check his mouth and throat for foreign objects. If you cant remove the obstruction by hand, you should attempt the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge it. If your pet is not breathing and/or has no pulse, youll want to clear the airway, give rescue breaths, and possibly chest compressions.
Making a big move doesnt have to be traumatic for your furry friends. There are steps you can take on every leg of the journey to help them keep calm, and in the end, help them love their new home. The key is patience: you dont speak the same language as your pets, so you cant explain why the routine and scenery they know and love is suddenly changing. Your actions will have to speak louder than words.
While old habits can sometimes be hard to break, and older dogs dont learn as quickly as puppies, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks and you can certainly train them acceptable toilet habits.
Whether youre moving to another country or going on vacation, there may come a time when you want or need to bring your pet with you when traveling internationally. Planning international travel is difficult enough when you only have to account for yourself and other humans. The situation gets significantly more complicated when animals are involved, too.
Dogs have held the title mans best friend since time immemorial. And its hard not to see why: theyre adorable creatures that are affectionate and loyal. But our furry friends are still complex animals that can only thrive when cared for by a well-informed dog parent. Our dog-care guide will help you go through every stage of your pets life by offering you advice backed up by years of experience and scientific evidence.However, you should know that the span of a dogs life stages depends on the dogs size and breed, so be sure to take that into consideration.
Paws Passport is a Kiwi start-up web site that is passionate about digitising and simplifying the records and admin associated with having a pet.
There is no doubt that dogs become part of a family. They keep their owners busy and active, reduce stress, provide a sense of purpose, promote happiness, and even have the ability to improve owners social lives. Dogs are, of course, a huge responsibility and therefore all owners need to cater to their needs and well-being, which includes keeping them safe.
Getting your first pet is an exciting time, but it can also be confusing. Understanding how to get your home ready for your furry friends arrival is essential to making them feel right at home and safe.
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