It’s a BIG question, but one that’s important to ask. Should we own dogs? What’s your gut reaction?
Over on ‘Supporting Both Ends of the Lead’ podcast this week, our Founder Caroline and her co-host Linda discuss this pretty tricky subject.
Easter brings lots of tasty treats for humans – chocolate, hot cross buns and Sunday dinner with the family. But these tasty treats can be potentially life-threatening for our dogs. So we’ve put together this helpful Easter-themed list of poisonous food and plants for your dogs.
We don’t have to do everything all at once. It’s okay to make things easier. Whether it is training, grooming, or anything aspect of life with your dog – be kind to your canine companion and be kind to yourself.
Picture the scene. Your loving dog has enjoyed a wonderful day with you – you’ve played, been on a great adventure, they’ve enjoyed delicious food. You’re curled up on the sofa together, they’re snoring away. You move in for the last cuddle of the day and – seemingly out of nowhere – they snap, then […]
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 […]