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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

Top-5-stylish-outfits-to-keep-your-pet-warm-this-winterWinter is starting to really settle in now and whilst there are some dogs that have coats that are biologically made to keep them warm, there are some dogs that do need an extra layer for warmth.

But why choose any old jacket for your dog when there are so many stylish outfits available! We're trawled our fave shops and come up with our top 5 this winter!

So, before you hit the shops, here's our top 5 winter warmer style picks for your pups!

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Posted in Pet Care Tips By John Aba

How to book online

21/06/2018 9:02 am

We've made some changes to our website. Here's what's new. We've made a few changes to our site, including the ability to book online.

To make it easier for you to understand the changes, we've highlighted them in this post, and give you a step by step guide to booking online! 

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Posted in Hanrob News By Lizzy Fowler

How to introduce your dog to your cat to ensure they are friends for lifeIf you're thinking about getting a dog but you already have a cat in the family you might be wondering if they'll get along. The short answer is, yes! But there are steps you can take to ensure the transition is easier on everyone. 

Here, we share our expert tips on how to introduce a new four-legged friend to your existing feline family, and ensure your cat and dog will be furry friends for life.

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Posted in Pet Care Tips By Sonia Goss

You'll know them when you see them - they're cute, well accessorised and pretty perfect at posing for pup-pics... that's right, they're the pupfluencers made famous on instagram. Or, more accurately, by their social-media savvy owners, posting their pics to their thousands of followers each and every day. Here, we take a look at five of our favourite instafamous accounts for pet lovers. 

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Posted in Hanrob News By Lizzy Fowler

Heartworm Prevention Month

23/04/2018 9:42 am

April is Heartworm prevention month around the world

Around the world, April marks Heartworm Prevention Month and, while the often fatal disease is far less prevalent in Australia than it was 10 years ago, there is still a significant need to raise awareness of heartworm, and how we, as pet owners can prevent the disease from infecting our dogs.

 

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Posted in Pet Health By Lizzy Fowler