Friday, November 7, 2014

Top five tips for an amazing weekend with your dog

Looking for activities and adventures for you and your canine friend?

Your dog has been patiently waiting for the two glorious days that they get to spend time with you, so why not jump off that couch and go on a weekend adventure with your favourite four-legger.

Here are our top five weekend tips that you and your dog are sure to enjoy:

  1. Head to your local dog park or beach


    If your dog loves to socialise with others, head to your local dog park or dog beach. Most dogs are very social animals and love interacting with other dogs. They are a pack animal at heart and thrive on plenty of company whether it be a furry brother or sister or a friend at the local dog park. If it’s warm, remember to bring a dog bowl and water in case there aren't any available in the area, and don’t forget those poo bags!

    Find your local dog park or beach here: http://doggo.com.au/ 

  2. Go on a weekend holiday with your pooch


    Across the state there are plenty of hotels, motels and holiday houses that you and your dog can escape to. Think of the glorious new smells, new bushes to pee on and new paths to walk on.

    There are a few things to consider before packing your bag and dog into the car, so check out this website before you get started: http://www.holidayingwithdogs.com.au/ 
  3. Get pampered!


    It’s going to be a warm weekend and nothing feels better than soapy cool bath water and a fluffy clean coat. You can head out to your local Petbarn DIY Dog Wash for a safe, relaxed and friendly dog wash. Best of all, you don’t need an appointment AND you can grab a dog treat for the ride home for being such a good boy. Want something a little fancier? You can book an appointment with one of our Groomers at our Care Centres in Rouse Hill and Tuggerah.

    Your pooch will be looking fabulous in no time: https://www.rspcansw.org.au/our-work/care-centre-and-pet-barn 
  4. Learn a thing or two


    Not up for an adventure outside of the house? Why not spend some time with your furry friend in the backyard and learn a few new manners. Our resident dog trainer Tanya has a few handy tips to help train your dog using positive reinforcement. Together you and your dog can learn commands like come, wait, sit, drop and more.

    Check out the series and start learning: https://www.rspcansw.org.au/learn/dogs/dog-training-video-tips
  5. Find a new friend


    Don’t have a furry mate to spend the weekend with or thinking of adding another? There are plenty of dogs, cats and other animals looking for people just like you! They love walking, learning, adventuring or just chilling on the couch on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

    Visit a shelter this weekend and adopt a friend for life: http://www.adoptapet.com.au/ 


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