Happy New Year everybody! I hope you all had a lovely Xmas and a relaxing break spent with family and friends (furry ones too). I look forward to seeing you and your pooches back here at Show Dogs for 2016.
The dreaded grass seeds…
Unfortunately a lot of dogs get grass seeds stuck in them around this time of year. The two most common places are in their feet and ears. The grass seeds can burrow deep into the skin resulting in extreme pain and infection. Not only have we been finding grass seeds in the dog’s coats we groom, but all sorts of prickles. After a walk with your pooch through grass or at the beach, I encourage you to scan over your dog just to check nothing has latched on. If you notice your dog shaking its head vigorously, licking its paws or any other abnormality- call your vet straightaway for the most successful treatment outcomes.
Watch your Dogs Paws!
With the sun beating down on these warm summer days, the concrete can get VERY hot! Be mindful that your dog’s paw pads don’t get burnt while you’re out walking. They might not indicate they are hurting until later when they could start limping. It’s a good idea to walk your dog in the morning or evening, when it’s cooler.
Bling is BACK!
We have just got in a huge range of bling collars in store. Not only are these cute and a little bit fancy, they are high quality made with genuine leather. Come and try one on your dog – they really pop!
Our groomer Jozie who manages the Papamoa Salon has been keeping busy! If you haven’t checked out our space down there, go give them a visit. If we are fully booked in the Mount just ask if Papamoa has any availible bookings and vice versa.
Call 0800 DOGS NZ (0800 364769) to book your dog in at our Papamoa Salon.
Papamoa will also be open every second Saturday of the month from 8.30am.
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The dreaded grass seeds
Watch your dogs paws
The Brazilian Mastiffs are known to be naturally protective. It is also known for its extreme wariness of strangers and agility when protecting or defending its master. The dedication and obedience of the Fila Brasileiro has found its way into Brazilian saying “As faithful as a Fila”
The Fila Brasileiro temperament is what characterizes the dog. The Portuguese word for their temperament is Ojeriza, which directly translated into English means dislike and distrust. The socialization period (about the first year with the first 6-8 months being the most important) of the dog’s life is crucial to the temperament of the individual dog. If the pup is exposed to a lot of people in a positive manner (known as ‘socializing’), the pup (keeping in mind the dog’s natural protective instincts) can be encouraged to behave in a calm manner in public, but emphasis should be placed on the fact that socialization is done differently from other breeds. Despite extensive socialization, the fila is instinctively protective and will naturally guard and protect its owner, their family members and the family pets; this is not something that needs to be trained, it is an innate trait. Strangers should not be left unattended with a fila and, like all other guardian breeds, it may not be the best choice for those who have frequent visitors to their homes. Lack of all socialization with strangers at a young age will result in a dog which is very anti-social.
In Roman times, mastiffs donned light armor and were sent after mounted knights.
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