Although it’s a little way off, cuddly winter jumpers and jackets are arriving in-store this week at Dogcity! We are stocking the new Fuzzyard hoodies (pictured) and wraps with loads of street-cred, ever-popular Hamish McBeth pure wool jumpers in a range of colours and Best in Park’s dapper walking coats.
Our hugely successful Natural Canine Leadership Class is working for our clients and is fast becoming THE training class that Adelaide dogs and owners love!
The course content, written by Tobias Diamond and Dogcity, addresses a dog’s natural drives and how owners can use these and canine languages to have more mutual satisfaction and reduce unwanted behaviours in their dogs. Learning how your dog sees the world and why he does the things he does will be a revelation in your relationship with him. This is not like other training classes you’ve tried before, this class will change the way you manage your dog for life!
Thank you for the session last night, we agree completely with your training methods and felt excited about how we can improve Juno’s behaviour. It all makes a lot more sense to us than other training schools we have been to previously! Ben and Eliza
We enjoyed the course so much, it was interesting, informative and fun and I learnt more about Milo in 15 minutes that three weeks at my old puppy school! Well done Tobias and Dogcity. Vicki
Would you know what to do? Our Canine First Aid Seminar is scheduled for Saturday 25 May 2013, 9am – 12pm.
Click here for the Canine First Aid Seminar Registration Form 2013.
Presented by Dr Mark Reeve BscV, the seminar covers crucial information to assist your dog in an emergency:
- trauma and shock
- wounds and bleeding
- sprains and breaks
- stings and bites
- warning signs
Click here for more information on the seminar!
Due to our great location in the city’s east end, we are unfortunately subject to some road closures during the Clipsal and ‘mad March’ period in Adelaide! It will be business as usual for the Dogcity team but plan ahead for your trip to Kent Town and leave early!
Dogcity Food Subscriber’s enjoy a 10% discount across a complete range of premium pet foods.
Choose your products from a complete range and nominate your supply frequency plus start date for a minimum 12 month period and relax knowing that your dog food supply will be organised and at Dogcity ready for collection automatically. We can even take care of the cat food!
Subscribe before 1 April 2013 and go into the draw to win a DeLonghi Essenza Coffee Machine thanks to Spartan Electrical.
Click here to download our complete premium Food Subscription Full Catalogue
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To ensure that our business can continue to provide the same level of quality service for you and your dog(s) we have had to raise our prices for both the daycare and grooming services of the business.
Dogcity prides itself on customer service and providing a facility for owners and dogs to enjoy. Over the course of the last few years with rises in water, electricity and CPI, for us to continue to provide the level and quality of service you have come to expect from us we now need to pass on these costs. This is our first daycare price rise since the business opened 3 years ago.
The price rise will be effective from the 1st March 2013 and will see prices increase by approximately 5%. Training and class prices remain unchanged.
Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.
Click the link to download the Canine Education Schedule 2013.
Summertime can be tough on our furry friends.. hot cars, hot walks, burning pads and thick fur all change how we can exercise and play with our dogs. Try theses ideas for keeping your dog cool but still active during hot weather:
- Use common sense when exercising: swim your dog as much as you can, only walk before 9am or after 6pm or take advantage of Dogcity’s air-conditioned playrooms.
- When walking, try to use grassed surfaces, dirt or wet sand, all of which are far cooler than hot concrete.
- Avoid car trips unless absolutely necessary and use the air conditioning. Always remember that hot cars kill dogs quicker than you think.
- Try mental stimulation like training and agility tricks indoors. Exercising a dog’s brain is a fast-track to satisfying drives and burning energy with less physical effort than running or playing. Some simple tricks include basic obedience like sit drop and stay plus more involved tricks like jumps, weaves and hoops using household items.
Try a broom handle between two chairs and teach your dog the ‘over’ command!
- Freeze large ice blocks with treats, or fill kiddy pools with cool water and toys, both of which keep active minds busy and cool!
Heat Stress and Heat Stroke:
- bright red or purple tongue and mouth
- thick saliva or drooling
- heavy panting
- breathing difficulties
- vomiting and diarrhoea
- seizures or unusual movement
To counteract heat stroke, reduce the body temperature gently by moving the dog to a cool spot and using cool not cold towels and water. Depending on your dogs coat, keep grooming regular to either clip fur short or brush to remove the undercoat.
Click to download the Heat Stress in Pets info sheet from Stephens Tce Veterinary Clinic.
Watch this space for upcoming news on our Treibball training classes with Tobias Diamond to be scheduled in 2013!
To register your interest in upcoming Treibball classes, contact our concierge desk on 7225 5893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treibball or herding ball training teaches dogs to push or ‘herd’ eight large fitness balls (commonly referred to as rolling sheep!) into a soccer net and exercises their herding instinct. This sport originated from Germany for herding dogs who did not have access to sheep and is a natural fulfilment tool for your dog.
Eight balls are setup in a triangle formation with the point farthest away from the net. The handler must use only verbal and hand cues to direct the dog to push each ball into the net. In competitive Treibball the handler only has 15 minutes to command the dog to net all eight balls.
Our Treibball classes use positive reinforcement training, because the dog works for reward and there is no behavioural correction given for a wrong move. In these classes, your dog will cover clicker training and touch training to help him to understand how to solve the game. You will learn the basics to commands so that you can continue the training at home after the class.
Not only does this strengthen the leadership bond with you and your dog, Treibball will work your dogs mind and body and fulfil working instincts in any breed.
Halloween at Dogcity got a bit spooky! Dogs dressed up in their most scary costumes, and spare a thought for those hounds that had to meet Cruella DeVille at reception on the day.. shudder.
Thanks to those pooches and owners that took the time to make some amazing costumes and we hope you’re enjoying your scary treats!
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