Breaking Things Down for Your Dog
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.
Aggressive Sleepers and Sofa Guarders!
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 […]
Living with a Labradoodle
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 […]
Top 5 Tips for Introducing Dogs to Friend’s Children
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 […]
Let’s talk poop!
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 […]
Why we should play with our puppies!
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 3 Week Recall Challenge – We’re Halfway Through!
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 […]
Our Top Tips for Preparing For Doggy Visitors in Your Home
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 […]
Artificial Grass for Dog Gardens… Yes or No?
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 […]
Help Your Dog to Feel Calm Around the Vacuum Cleaner
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 […]