Pet Advice Blog

One minute with Stacey Duncan

She has a soft spot for Australian Shepherds and loves to get lost in the bush with her own partner in crime, four-year-old Aurora - Stacey Duncan is one of our Pet Taxi Drivers, responsible for collecting your pets from Hanrob CheckIn Centres in Sydney's South and delivering them safely to their holiday accommodation.

We asked Stacey what she loves most about working at Hanrob; her greatest achievments; and found out more about her own menagerie of pets!

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Posted in Hanrob News By Lizzy Fowler

One minute with Jessica Danes

Want to know more about the team caring for your pets? Ever wondered what it's like working at Hanrob Pet Hotels? Get to know some of the faces working hard behind the scenes to keep your pets safe and happy while you're away.

This week we sat down with Jessica Danes - Hotel Manager at Hanrob Pet Hotels Sydney Airport and busy mum of two, to find out more about her role and her pets...

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Posted in Hanrob News By Lizzy Fowler

Pet Friendly Events 2018

6/02/2018 9:42 am

Pet friendly events 2018

Are you looking for a fun day out with all the family, pets included? We have compiled a list of some of our favourite events for pet lovers and owners, with many events designed for both you and your pooch. Choose from expos, markets, charity walks and more.

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Posted in Pet Care Tips By Lizzy Fowler

Keep your pets safe from snake bites

Last year, the first report in more than 25 years on the impact of snake bites in Australia was released and, while you may think most snake bites occur in rural areas, the fact is nearly half of all bites occur in the urban environment. With no halt to the development of our sprawling suburbs in sight, snake numbers are set to rise, with the risk to pets increasing.

So what can we do to keep our pets safe from snake bites, and would you know how to recognise a bite, or what to do in this potentially life threatening emergency?

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Posted in Pet Care Tips By Lizzy Fowler

5 Dog Training Myths Busted

12/12/2017 9:42 am

Why dogs bark

Dog training is a fickle friend. It’s constantly changing thanks to new and improved research and, if you're not paying attention, can leave many behind, teaching outdated methods.

If you're unsure of the latest advances in dog training, we're here to help, taking some of the biggest training myths and busting them wide open.

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

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