Pet Advice Blog

Why dogs bark

If your dog’s barking, he’s trying to tell you something. Put simply, barking is your dog’s way of communicating and is normal – and important – behaviour.

But when barking becomes excessive or ongoing, it can signal something other than regular doggy chat.

Here, we take a look at normal barking behaviour in dogs and what to do about unwanted barking. 

 

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Posted in Pet Care Tips By Grant Matthews, Dog Training Manager

Learn what to look for when it comes to overheating this summer

Australian summer is well on its way and, with it, a rise in temperatures that can not only make us humans uncomfortable, but which can put your pets at risk, too.

Here, our dog training manager Grant Matthews teaches you what to look for when it comes to overheating in your dog, giving you a few simple tricks to both prepare for and prevent heat stress. 

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Posted in Pet Care Tips By Grant Matthews, Dog Training Manager

Deciphering your dog's doggy language can be pretty difficu

 

Women just want the perfect listener, right? At least, that’s what the Hollywood movies tell us. If only Annie Reed (Sleepless in Seattle), Mary Fiore (The Wedding Planner), Anna Scott (Notting Hill), Andie Anderson (How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days) and all the other leading rom-com ladies, had known we have the perfect listeners living with us already!

Sorry guys, but we’re not talking about you.

Dogs – yes, dogs! – have shown time and time again that they can listen incredibly well to us humans, and not just that, but often they hear us better than we hear them.

 

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Posted in Dog Training By Grant Matthews, Dog Training Manager

Dress your pet to impress this halloween

Why should us humans be the only ones to dress up this Halloween?

We've scoured our favourite stores and pinned down some of the best dress ups for your dog this 'Howl'o'ween'.

Whether you want them to be dressed as a pooch-shaped pumpkin, or a cute, spooky spider, we have the links you need!

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Posted in Hanrob News By Lizzy Fowler

Keep your pets safe this summer and include them in your Bush Fire Survival Plan

For as long as we’ve accepted dogs into our homes and called them part of the family, we’ve held expectations around their behavior in the home – expecting them, for example, to be able to sit, drop and shake; to be well behaved at all times; and to just generally be a great dog to be around. 

As I’m sure most of you will agree, however, most (if not all!) dogs are flawed in one way or another. And that’s not to say we love them any less for it (in fact, just thinking of my digging, whining dog is getting me all teary eyed!). It just means, when we bring them into our homes, we unknowingly set the bar pretty high – sometimes unrealistically high – for how we expect them to naturally behave. Learn how and why enrichment can help your dog's behaviour, and ensure a happier home because of it. 

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Posted in Dog Training By Grant Matthews, Dog Training Manager

Keep your pets safe this summer and include them in your Bush Fire Survival Plan

Summer isn’t yet upon us and already authorities are warning that the bush fire season is likely to be the worst since 2013 – maybe even worse – thanks to the hot, dry conditions we’ve already seen so early in the season.

Total fire bans have already been set in place, yet the RFS have responded to more than 5200 fires since July, 200 of them taking place across a single weekend in September, when temperatures soared to 36.4 and winds reached 102km/hour.

As people prepare their homes and families for the threat of fire, it’s also important to plan and prepare for your pet’s safety as part of your Bush Fire Survival Plan. So how can you ensure your pet's safety during high temperatures and bush fire season?

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Posted in Hanrob News By Lizzy Fowler

Tina Button. Dog Trainer at Hanrob Dog Training Academy Melbourne. Picture courtesy Star Weekly

A bush fire in the Royal National Park is now encroaching on established pet boarding facility, Hanrob Pet Hotels Heathcote. For those with pets currently staying at Hanrob Pet Hotels Heathcote, Hanrob advise monitoring their Facebook page where they will post regular updates.

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Posted in Hanrob News By Lizzy Fowler

Tina Button. Dog Trainer at Hanrob Dog Training Academy Melbourne. Picture courtesy Star Weekly

“It’s so important for dog owners to set a foundation in obedience as early-on in their relationship as possible,” says Tina Button, who heads up the Dog Training Academy at Hanrob Pet Hotels Melbourne. “The trouble is, most dog owners aren’t equipped with the expert dog training knowledge they need to reinforce positive behaviour and eliminate ‘bad’ behaviour – that’s why dog training is recommended for most new dog owners. At Hanrob Melbourne, we’ve been able to take our years of industry experience and create a series of dog training courses that work for both the dog and the owner.”

Located close to Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport, Hanrob Pet Hotels is home to Hanrob Dog Training Academy, which offers a range of dog training services, all designed to offer one thing: results that last a lifetime.

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Posted in Dog Training By Lizzy Fowler

Book dog training at Hanrob Pet Hotels these school holidays

With school holidays and the Christmas season around the corner, there's never been a better time for dog owners to take advantage of the dog training options available at Hanrob Pet Hotels, with short stay dog training courses currently on offer! Dog Training courses are available to dog owners in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and come with boarding included - perfect if you're jetting off on your holidays! 

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Posted in Dog Training By Lizzy Fowler

Daisy had dog training at Hanrob Pet Hotels

For many dog owners, investing in dog training can be the difference between a difficult relationship and one that serves as a lifelong friendship. And whilst it pays to seek out dog training at an early age, problem behaviours can be vastly improved by dog training experts at any time.

At just seven-months of age, Daisy’s owner decided to trust her early obedience training to Hanrob Dog Training Academy, located at Hanrob Pet Hotels Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

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Posted in Dog Training By Lizzy Fowler