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Things Your Dog Groomer Wishes You Knew

This is what a dog groomer deals with every single day! We hope this insight will help you find ways to make the grooming experience easier for the groomer as well as smoother for your dog.

There are many things to learn and consider when it comes to pet grooming both for the owner and the groomer. 

Q: What should you consider when looking for a dog groomer? 

Does the groomer have any certification or qualifications? How many years experience do they have? Do they have experience with different breeds or are there services limited to basic clip downs? Do theyspecialise in any breed or skill such as hand scissoring, longer styling, stripping etc? These factors and more can influence the pricing and time it takes to complete the service and whether the groomer is suited to your needs.

Q: What is the minimum amount of training a groomer should have before working on your pets?

Ideally, your groomer should have at least some training in pet care, first aid, infection control and hygiene routin…

Dog Lovers Book Club - May 2017

These are the memoirs of Australia’s rescue dog and foster bro extraordinaire, Pikelet Butterwiggle Stoll.

by Calley Gibson
All it took for a tiny, no-name pup from the pound was someone to believe in him – and save him from death row – and an internet sensation was born. 

With his extremely good looks and pawfect cheekbones, Pikelet now lives the charmed life in inner-city Sydney, a foster brother to an extraordinary number of other pooches as well as an unexpected pair of ducklings and one larger-than-life pig. 
With his signature style and humour, Pikelet shares the highs and lows of pet rescue and foster care. He will show you that a dog’s life is the only life! 
Illustrated throughout with iconic social media photos plus never-before-seen snapshots from Life of Pikelet HQ, Pikelet’s memoirs are as unique as the dog himself.

Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Australia, 1st May 2017

RRP: $29.99 from

by Ken Drak…

Dental Care for Adult & Senior Dogs

Dogs are awesome! As vets, we are lucky to be able to have these guys in our lives and help them through their various medical worries. As a Veterinary Dentist, dogs are the most common pets that I see, because of one disease… Perio!

By far, the most common problem we see in dogs is Periodontal Disease (Perio)
Hands down, every day of the week, without any competition, Periodontal Disease is the most common disease in dogs. Depending on the study you refer to, we know that 80-85% of dogs over the age of 3 years have some degree of Periodontal disease


So, in Veterinary Dentistry our main focus of treatment and prevention is Periodontal disease. As our pets age, the degree of Periodontal disease increases, simply because the disease is chronically progressive – if you’ve been around long enough, the disease will be worse.
Periodontal disease at first glance appears to be a simple disease. Bacteria are in the mouth and they develop a coating on our teeth calle…

2017 Bradfield Bark Milsons Point - May 28

Fetch your fur-friend and head to Bradfield Park, Milsons Point to celebrate our canine community at the second annual Bradfield Bark

North Sydney Council will be rolling out the grass carpet on Sunday 28th May 2017 from 10am and is inviting all dogs and their families to join in the fun and games.

You can watch dog demonstrations conducted by: Steve Austin, Professional Dog TrainerSydney Psychos Flyball TeamManly and District Kennel and Dog Training Club Inc 
The popular Mutt Market is also returning with a variety of stalls for all your doggie needs and fun competitions too. 
The day’s program will also be packed full of yummy food stalls, live music by Rachel Laing, Cavan Te & The Fuss, Michael Duchesne and James Englund Music plus lots of activities for fur residents and their human companions to enjoy.

Bradfield Bark is proudly supporting Sydney Dogs and Cats Home as a charity partner for this event and gold coin donations will be collected on the day.

When: Sunday 28th May 2017, …

Kong Genius Leo & Mike Toys - Review

The Kong Genius range of toys can be filled with treats to keep your dog engaged, occupied and out of mischief! They can also be interlocked to make a more difficult puzzle.

Kong is a classic brand of dog toys, well known for their indestructible products but please note that this range is purely aimed at average strength chewers.


The Kong Genius Leo is named in honour of Leonardo Da Vinci and is designed to stimulate a dog’s curiosity and hold its attention. The Genius range of toys aims to help combat boredom and separation anxiety.

It’s a little odd looking: the toy is shaped like a vase with three separate openings.

There is a cross indent on the bottom as well as the side surface. The spout also has a hole/tube inside, which you can use for feeding (small) treats into the toy.

You can use the Leo as a treat dispensing toy on its own. It can also be easily connected to other toys in the range - like the Genius Mike - to make a more difficult puzzle.

The Genius Leo is …