21_DWM
June 1, 2018 at 10:50 am

What are the big issues in the local Melbourne dog parks?

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BTW its not dog fights or human fights, its not even rampant snakes. I haven’t seen one in about five years and I walk five days a week in the same park in the inner west of Melbourne. The usual issues are councils not providing proper fences, snake deterrents (just […]

20-DWM
May 1, 2018 at 10:44 am

What happens when a dog walker’s dog doesn’t walk?

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The reason I state “dog walker’s dog”, is that it is my personal dog. And this is a dog that has had two walks a day for most of its life. And now with an ACL operation and two months recuperation (no walking) it has a LOT of spare time […]

19-DWM-RESIZE
April 1, 2018 at 10:03 am

Why huskies and big dogs kill cats and what you can do about it

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Recently I had a friend who’s cat was killed by one or two huskies in her street. There are scant details in the social post, but from the comments thread it appears that several different people take these dogs for walks, and that they have ‘difficulty controlling them’. One person […]

Why a pro dog walker is NOT the same as a friend of a friend.
October 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Why a pro dog walker is NOT the same as a friend of a friend.

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If you walk your dog daily, and are confident in dog parks, and join other packs of dogs so your dog gets fully socialised, then yes you are close to what a pro dog walker can provide. But for many people, they either don’t appreciate these points, or don’t have […]

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September 26, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Three More Tips for making your dogs walks the safest possible

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In the first article we looked at the wonderful world of dog collars and restraining devices. In this article we review basic dog training, and the condition of gates and yard enclosures to ensuring your dog stays safe. 1 Basic dog training. Many people rescue or buy a dog and […]

16-DWM
August 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Two vital tips for making your dogs walks the safest possible

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These tips are given after 7 years of pro dog walking experience, and relate to individual owners too. It should be a very simple task to pick up a dog safely from a clients house, but amazingly many dog owners don’t understand the basics of providing an easy pick up […]

dog-blog
August 1, 2017 at 11:10 am

LITERALLY, How far are you willing to go for your dog, DAILY?

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If it seems like a loaded question, it sure is. Even though I am a Pro Dog walker, I will find that many of my weekend excursions are typically much closer to home. Not sure if that is an age thing, or having a small child to care for, but […]

dog-blog
July 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm

What is the backlash against PETA about and why don’t they want you owning a dog?

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Usually I don’t look into these stories that much, because they are mostly click bait, but unfortunately this more increasingly radical organisation does occasionally make some solid points. I would never advocate banning ALL people from owing dogs, but some of their reasoning does go some way towards addressing irresponsible […]

The joy of walking dogs in Melbourne dog parks
June 6, 2017 at 9:33 am

The joy of walking dogs in Melbourne dog parks

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The truth is that dog parks have pretty much been the same in most places in Australia since they were built on old landfill pits that houses couldn’t cheaply or safely be built on. The parks often have a very low level of facilities or facilities in wrong places (inside […]

As large dog parks become more restricted and rare ...
May 9, 2017 at 9:19 am

As large dog parks become more restricted and rare …

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So what are you doing for your dog this autumn? A last hair cut? Some suspect supermarket treats that they seem to like a lot (but get addicted to because of the additives?) .. or perhaps take them with you to the cafe? Chances are you are doing a lot […]