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Pet Advice Blog

A day in the life at Hanrob Pet HotelsHave you ever wondered what pets get up to at Hanrob Pet Hotels while their owners are away?

Maybe you've booked your pet in for their first holiday at Hanrob and are unsure what to expect; maybe you're still wondering whether boarding is the right option for you and your pet and want to know what they'll get up to while in our care. Wonder no longer as here, we take you through a day in the life of the pets staying at Hanrob Pet Hotel from check in right through to bed time routine!

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Posted in Hanrob News Pet Care Tips Dog Training By Lizzy Fowler

3 Essential dog training commands to teach your puppyBasic dog training skills are crucial to a happy life for both you and your dog, and teaching your puppy just a few simple commands from an early age can dramatically improve your relationship in the long term. Start your pup off on the right paw by teaching them these three basic commands. 

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Posted in Dog Training By Lizzy Fowler

Essential guide to dog boardingWe’d all love to be with our dogs 24/7, but the reality is, sometimes we have to travel, sometimes for work, and other times for family holidays and weekend escapes. But, while increasingly hotels and accommodation are providing pet friendly options, it’s not always possible to take our dogs with us – especially when we travel overseas. In these instances, it’s our responsibility as pet owners to find suitable care for our pets while we’re away from them, to ensure they are kept safe and secure, well-fed and exercised in our absence, and have access to medical care should anything happen while we’re away. In this essential guide to dog boarding, we outline your options, considerations and provide tips on questions to ask your chosen provider.

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Posted in Pet Care Tips By Lizzy Fowler

10 SIGNS YOUR DOG IS HAPPYWe all want our dogs to be happy, and do our best to ensure they have a happy, healthy life. But what are the signs your dog is happy and, if you think their happiness levels need a little boost, what can you do? We take a look at 10 signs your dog is happy.


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Posted in Pet Care Tips By Lizzy Fowler

Complete no fuss guide to toilet training your puppyAny kind of toilet training can be intimidating if you don’t know what you’re doing. When’s best to start toilet training your puppy? What equipment will you need? What if you don’t have a garden? The good news is, toilet training your new puppy doesn’t have to be a stressful, messy – or indeed lengthy – affair. To help you and your puppy transition through house training with minimal fuss, we’ve put together our complete, no-fuss guide to toilet training your puppy, with helpful tips from our expert dog trainers.


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Posted in Pet Care Tips Dog Training By Lizzy Fowler

3 STEPS TO DOG TRAINING SUCCESSOver in the Bahamas, he's known as the Caribbean K9 but, somewhat closer to home, you can now find Dwight Higgins working as Head Dog Trainer at Hanrob Pet Hotels Melbourne, helping to improve the lives of hundreds of Melbourne dogs and their owners each month.

With more than 30 years experience under his belt, we caught up with Dwight Higgins to chat about his secret to success when it comes to dog training..


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Posted in Dog Training By Sonia Goss

Top-5-toys-to-keep-your-cat-activeIf you're anything like us, exercise is hard enough at the best of times, but when the weather closes in, and it's cold and wet outside, keeping fit can be that much harder. After all, who wants to get out of bed when it's cozy and warm inside?

But just as keeping fit 12 months of the year is important for us (yes, even during winter), it's also important for pups! To help you stay motivated on the cold winter days, here are 5 ways to keep your dog fit and active this winter. 



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Posted in Pet Care Tips By Sonia Goss

Top-5-toys-to-keep-your-cat-activeCats naturally have a hunting nature which has been tamed over thousands of years, making them  more domesticated and suitable to have as pets. But it’s still important for cats to be active. We've done some research here at Hanrob and have put together a list of our top 5 toys to keep your cat entertained and active.




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Posted in Pet Care Tips By Sonia Goss

Best-movies-to-watch-to-get-your-partner-to-say-YES-to-a-new-dogBest-movies-to-watch-to-get-your-partner-to-say-YES-to-a-new-dogIf you're hoping to add a new member to your family in the form of a cute puppy, but your partner is not convinced, we have the solution. Here are 5 of the best movies to watch together, all of which are guaranteed to change their mind! 

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Posted in Pet Care Tips By Sonia Goss

Dogs-are-smarter-than-cats-heres-whyWe all have our favourites - cats or dogs. It seems we're either one way or the other. And we're all convinced that one way out-smarts the other. But which one actually wins when it comes to brain power? Are cats more cunning, or dogs more discerning?

Fortunately, science has come up with the answer. So read on, and find out if your favourite comes out on top.

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Posted in Pet Care Tips By Sonia Goss