Growth in Dog Ownership a Boost for Doggy Daycare Providers

As more and more New Zealand couples opt to stay childless, dog ownership is getting a boost and so too is the pet industry and the world of doggy daycare providers.

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How Much Do You Spend on Your Pet?

Pets are cute, but not cheap. They may not be as expensive to maintain as children - they don’t ask for iPhones, fees for sports clubs or a university education. Nevertheless, as we increasingly treat our pets like our children, the price of pet ownership is climbing.

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Auckland Woman Launches Pet Friendly Directory

A new online pet friendly directory has been developed by Auckland woman Michelle Costello. Costello spotted a gap in the market when searching for places to go with her dog. Trying to find information on where she could take her dog was "like pulling teeth", Costello said. Frustrated with having to cut trips short to get home to the dog, or missing out on meals because the dog could not come into the restaurant or pub, Costello came up with the idea for Pets Allowed.

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How To Stop Your Dog From Digging Holes

So your are sick and tired of coming home to find the garden has once again been the target of your canine companion while you were out.Well there are a few things you can do to stop this from happening, like constructing...

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Key to Doggy Day Care Business Success

Doggy day care centres are growing in popularity throughout New Zealand. Many people dream of opening their own doggy day care centre but are unaware of all the costs and setup considerations involved...

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Discipline Key to Dog Obedience

If you have a puppy or a full-grown dog as your companion then you are already aware on the importance of disciplining your dog to ensure obedience. Nothing is worse that taking your four-legged friend to the local park...

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Things to Consider When Building a Dog Kennel

One of the first things to consider at the time of picking up a new dog is a place for it to sleep. Whilst several dogs enjoy the luxury of being able to sleep inside on a rug or even on the owner’s bed, the majority of dogs will need a kennel for outside...

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Caution for Owners as Dog Daycare Centres in Auckland Multiply

With the explosion of dog daycare centres in Auckland, pet owners are being urged to tread cautiously when it comes to selecting the best accommodation for their little loved ones. Doggy day care centres have become

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How early can I start training my puppy?

The belief that pups should not be trained until they are at least six months to one year of age is not true. All dogs can benefit from obedience training as early as seven weeks and also when the puppy enters its new home...

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Choosing the Right Boarding Kennel for Your Dog

Heading away on holiday without your dog can be a stressful time for both you and your dog. Leaving your dog in a happy and safe boarding environment means you'll be able to enjoy your time away knowing they...

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Demand for Doggy Daycare Services on the Up

The industry around dog walkers, dog grooming and doggy day care is booming as dog owners are increasingly treating their pets more like family members.More and more people are prioritising their canine children, embracing the...

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Concern for Animal Well-Being Inspires Cattery Launch

Maureen and Dick Boyd's concern for animal well-being and their own experiences struggling to find satisfactory catteries inspired them to set up a cattery of their own.Maureen explains: "It was impossible to find a secure...

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Doggy Daycare Complaints Highest in Tauranga

Figures from the New Zealand SPCA show the highest number of complaints about animal accommodation businesses were in Tauranga last year.

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Auckland City Cat Café Opening in December

Auckland cat lovers will soon be able to sip their flat whites and lattes at one of New Zealand's first cat cafes. BaristaCats Cafe will open its doors in December at Britomart, central Auckland.

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