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Dog Training

Professional Pet BoardingWe're sometimes asked why, as a pet owner and lover, you should choose professional pet boarding over pet sitting services. Our recommendation is to always put the welfare of your pet first and trust your pet care needs to professionals when you have to travel. Here are a few reasons why.

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Enrichment Toys for PetsFailing to stimulate your pet's mind can result in your dog or cat becoming bored, destructive, noisy and excitable. Fortunately, these days there are a wide range of interactive products on the market designed to engage and stimulate your pet – and we’re not just talking squeaky toys. Interactive toys make your dog work for rewards and are ideal if your dog is left home alone for long periods of time. There are even enrichment toys for your cat - here, we tested out some of the most popular on the market.

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lIVING IN APARTMENTS WITH PETSRelaxed rules means it’s getting easier for us to live in apartments alongside our fur-babies, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Dog trainer and author Dr Melissa Starling looks at some of the considerations when apartment living with pets.

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5 ways to keep your pet safe this ChristmasIt's easy to get caught up in the excitement of Christmas and forget all about the safety of your pet. But, with Christmas comes a few added risks to our four-legged friends. Low-lying Christmas decorations, a house full of guests, hot weather and the temptation of Christmas food all pose risks to our pets, so we've put together a few top tips to help keep your pet safe and stamp out stress during the silly season!

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A day in the life at Hanrob Pet HotelsEach summer, as Aussie pet owners pack their bags and head off on their family holidays, we open our doors to thousands of pets. And while the temperatures continue to rise, it's our job to make sure your cats and dogs stay cool and safe in the heat. 

Here, we take a look at what heat stroke is, which pets are most at risk, and what you can do to keep your dog or cat safe this summer. 

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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

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

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