Barket Place Trainer, Carole Zorzo, brings her unique understanding of life with a Labradoodle. “Designer dog” or therapy provider? Read on to learn more. Therapy Dog? Family Pet? Crazy? The Labradoodle has been described in many ways and as the guardian of an Australian Labradoodle or Australian Service Dog(ALD/ASD) for the past 5 years, I […]
Kids and dogs can be a match made in heaven but putting them in the same room when they’re not used to each other’s company can be a tricky experience for all involved. For the pet parents (especially if your dog doesn’t live with children), you want to ensure your dog’s welfare needs are met […]
Poop, stool, excrement, poo, deposits… call it what you will, as a dog parent, I’m sure this something you discuss fairly regularly. Just like when you have a human baby, when you welcome a dog into your life, talking about poop suddenly becomes non-taboo! It might be that your puppy is struggling with Giardia, your […]
We all love to play with our puppies, but do we really stop and think about the importance of play? Not just with puppies but with our dogs throughout their lives? Playing games right from the start helps to build a bond with your new family member, instils confidence, and provides mental enrichment. Games are […]
The Barket Place 3 Week Recall Challenge is taking place at the moment – and incredibly, we’re already halfway through! So, we thought we’d share a quick recap on how our participants have been getting on… plus a sneak preview of what the next 10 days hold. In the first week alone we’ve enjoyed such […]
It’s the way of the world that “like attracts like”. In the doggy world that means when you welcome a dog into your home, in what feels like an instant, you will have lots of friends with dogs! There are times when you might need to lean on these new doggy pals – especially when […]
Have you ever wondered if artificial grass was better for your dog than a real grass lawn? Or have you always wanted artificial grass but weren’t sure if it was dog friendly? Today we’ll run you through our list of pros and cons for installing fake grass in your dog’s garden. First things first, let’s […]
Does your dog bark at the hoover? Are they scared of the vacuum? We’re here to share our tips and tricks for helping your dog to feel relaxed around the vacuum and remain calm while you’re doing the housework… no more chasing, attacking, playing or running away from it. Without further ado, let’s get into […]
The “Ready, Steady, Go” is a simple, effective exercise that takes minutes for your dog to learn but can be a game changer when it comes to connecting with your reactive or un-focused dog out in the real world. Great for recall and behaviour training!
When heading out into the world alongside your dog, what is your biggest fear? Is it that your dog finds the world scary and needs a way to re-focus their energy away from distractions? If your dog finds it hard to stay focused on you – its human – then you will want to read on!