Walk to heel and loose lead

Dogs that are a pleasure to walk get walked more often! Teach your dogs to enjoy their walks and behave well when on the lead. Start with a basic foundation of teaching “heel”. This is the same as teaching sit, down or any other position. The hard part about the heel position is that this […]

The science of pet care

Joy at Best Friends Pet Lodge

By Thersha Bateman, Best Friends Pet Lodge I learned the hard way to place the people I entrust my pets to under a magnifying glass before I do so. A couple of years ago, my two oldest furkids came back home from grooming traumatised. One of them seemed to have coped OK, but the other one […]

Dog in a crate

There are times when you may need to have your dog in a crate, here are 9 reasons why you should crate train them and 7 steps to training them. Why crate training? Crates are useful tools in dog ownership as well as giving dogs a safe retreat from life at any time they wish. […]

Caring for your dog in summer

Tersha, the chief caregiver, cuddler and Ttouch provider put together these 10 tips to help you and your pooch through the summer months. Never leave your dog in the car! Even opening a window or parking in the shade does not offer the right protection that your dog needs. If you are out and about […]

8 Things to consider before deciding on a pet lodge for your dogs

For most families, there will come a time when you will need somebody to take care of your dogs. Whether you are going on holiday or a business trip, you will need to make sure that your furkids get the very best care until you are back home with them. Your furkid deserves only the […]