Monthly Archive for August, 2012

Dog Shampoo, Which is Best For Your Dog?

At Paddington Pups we offer a choice of four shampoos for our hydrobath and grooming dogs. This time around I thought I’d let you know what these are and the benefits of each. All dogs have different skin types and it is important to make sure you’re using the right shampoo for your pet:

Everyday shampoo

The everyday shampoo is the best cleaner of the four. It is suited to particularly grubby puppies that don’t have sensitive skin. When I say ‘grubby’, many of the pups whose owners have opted for this shampoo have just run around at the park after rain or who seem to perpetually have that ‘doggy’ smell about them. Everyday baths are $13.

Oatmeal shampoo

This shampoo is for our bathers who have sensitive skin. It has a sweet scent and is gentle to the puppies. For this reason it’s also perfect for washing faces ... Click here to read more....

Did You Know Dog Facts????

The longest lived dog, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was an Australian Cattle Dog, named Bluey, who lived to be 29.

The ten most popular dogs are in order: Labrador Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Beagle, Boxer, Dachshund, Poodle,
Shih Tzu, and Bulldog.

Eighty percent of dog owners buy their dog a present for holidays and birthdays. More than half of them sign letters and cards from themselves and their pets.

The origin of amputating a dog’s tail may go back to the Roman writer Lucius Columella’s (A.D. 4-70) assertion that tail docking prevented rabies.

Most pet owners (94 percent) say their pet makes them smile more than once a day.

Small dogs live the longest. Toy breeds live up to 16 years or more. Larger dogs average is 7 – 12 years. Veterinary medicines have extended this estimate by about three years. However, some ... Click here to read more....

Dog Toys, The New Generation

bionic toysAs you may have noticed, we have been stocking a number of different looking and feeling dog toys around our shop in an effort to give our customers a great range to choose from. Although a lot of our toys have remained popular over the years like the JW range including the Good and Bad Cuz’s, the Dinocuz and of course, Dexter the Elephant, we also thought it was important to bring in a new series of dog toys that suited a large percentage of our clientele- Tough Toys.

These ‘Tough Toys’ include something for every dog, including scented rubber Frisbees, soft toys, tug-of-war sticks and squeaker mats!

bionic frisbeeOne of our newest ranges, the Bionic dog toys, offer a variety of different shaped scented toys made out of a specially engineered rubber designed to withstand event the toughest of plays. These combined materials are 100% food safe, they float and ... Click here to read more....

Invincibles Toys Video: Product of the Week

Have you noticed your dog loses interest in his squeaky toys once he has punctured the squeaker?

Are you sick of having to replace your dogs toys every few weeks once this happens?

Your pooch needs Invincibles!!

Invincibles keep squeaking even when they’re punctured, they are fitted with large and several squeakers and are able to take a beating from your dog.

For more Information and a demonstration of just how invincible these toys are check out the video below and bring your pooch into Paddington Pups to pick one out today.

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How to Train Your Dog to Come When It’s Called – Every Time!

“Come” is one of the most important commands that a dog can learn. Dogs that respond quickly and consistently can provide a safer situation than those that don’t. Even if you don’t intend to keep your dog off-leash outdoors, there are many reasons a dog can accidentally get away from you: a collar tears, a leash falls, or a door is left open. Being able to recall your dog quickly can prevent a simple accident from turning into a disaster.

And of course, trusting your dog to come when called also means your pup can safely enjoy off-leash time in safe areas, such as dog parks and beaches – which is way more fun for both of you!

Unfortunately, “come” is a command that many puppy owners overlook. After all, they’re got seemingly more important things to deal with, like toilet training, and their pup is probably always underfoot anyway, ... Click here to read more....

Dog Grooming Tips – A Day in Paddington Pups Grooming Salon

dog groomingThe grooming section is a busy part of Paddington Pups Doggy Daycare all year round. This month I thought I’d take you through what the groomers do in a typical day and what our grooming guests get up to during their visit.

All of our grooming dogs are required to arrive between 7:30am and 8:30am. This hour gives our groomers a chance to have a chat with owners and find out what kind of clip they would like for their dog. If an owner is unsure of what they want, the groomers can make suggestions as to what styles would suit their puppy.

Some owners wonder why we can’t make individual appointments (like a hairdressing salon would). We get all our grooming clients in at the same time so that we can pre-clip them all first. Pre-clipping involves a quick clip of the coat to remove the majority of ... Click here to read more....

News at Paddington Pups

It’s three weeks before the 3 of us (Bree, Mia and Suzy) head off to train with the legendary Cesar Millan, and the excitement has definitely set in!!!

We have been busily planning away our working holiday to make sure we see all the important doggy stuff there is to see on our visit- including some of the most well known Doggy Daycares in the world, including the L.A Dog Works!

This does mean, however, that some of our usual systems and updates may be temporarily changed/stalled, such as next month’s newsletter. To make up for a shorter September edition, we will be running a longer October edition to cover our adventures in L.A with Cesar!

keep a look out on our facebook page and the Paddington Pups blog for updates

Pee Pads Video: Product of the Week

Toilet training a new puppy?

Sick of puddles, and stains on the carpet?

You need Pee Pads!!

Pee Pads contain a puppy attractant that naturally draws your puppy to the pad making it easier to train. The quick drying top layer locks in moisture and reduces odours and the triple layer pad provides maximum absorption.

Pee Pad use is demonstrated in the video below and we will see you in store at Paddington Pups soon to discuss your pup’s toilet training requirements.

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Fido’s Shampoo & Conditioner: Product of the Week

Get the professionally bathed look at home with Fido’s Shampoos and conditioners used and recommended by our team.

Whether its black and dark coats, dry itchy skin, flea problems, sensitive skin, tangles, white or dull coats, Fido’s have a massive range of soap free hypoallergenic shampoos and conditioners for all coat and skin types.

So next time YOUR FIDO is due for a bath, come in to Paddington Pups to try one of OUR FIDO’S grooming products and see the difference.

No matter how ground in the dirt on your dog is, Fido’s will clean it. The dog in the below video is definitely trying to test that theory.

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Winter Dog Grooming: Notes From The Grooming Table

This year it seems we had an early start to the chilly weather. At this point, our grooming clients tend to want to leave their pups a little longer in coat length. Personally, I love this about winter as we get to see some cute styles, including the return of the teddy bear clip which leaves your pup looking like …well, a teddy bear!dog grooming

This style is super cute for owners who have the time for regular brushing of their puppies to prevent knots and matts. Unfortunately for some puppies, extensive matting during winter (most often caused by a desire to grow out the coat for warmth, but missing the regular brushing sessions) means a short shave all over!

In our Queensland climate with a relatively mild winter season, this isn’t so bad for our canine friends, but if you are particularly worried that your pup might feel the cold, ... Click here to read more....