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1. INTRODUCE A NEW TOY
A new toy can add some excitement during the day while your dog is home alone.
A tough chew toy that can’t be torn apart while you’re gone is best, just in case your dog likes to gobble things up. Or a squeaky soft toy that they can chase around and hearing the squeak will keep them happy for hours.
Also rotate the toys, after a day or two, put one toy away so it’s out of sight and mind, and bring out a new one for them to try. This will keep all of your pet’s toys fresh and exciting and also save them from being chewed to death in a week!
2. GIVE YOUR DOG A BLOCK OF ICE
Place your dog’s treats or other suitable food in an ice-cream container, fill with water, and freeze. Alternatively freeze a toy like a knotted rope in some water. As the ice melts, toys and treats become available for your dog.
Always remember to make sure the block of ice already has some water around it so that when you first give it to your pet, they can start to play straight away by drinking the water and then as the ice melts keep going.
Also try frozen peanut butter. Dogs love peanut butter so also freeze some in a toy overnight and when you go out bring it out of the fridge and they will lick and suck there way through the frozen peanut butter that is in the toy. This can keep them occupied for hours.
Mix it up a bit as well: frozen peanut butter one day, frozen treats another day , have a break and then repeat.
3. RUN OFF THAT ENERGY.
Possibly one of the easiest solutions to stop your pet being naughty will you are at work or study or out is to increase the amount of exercise your dog gets, especially before you leave.
The common underlying cause of why dogs have destructive behavior problems at home when no owners are around are full of unused energy. The more your dog is using his energy in acceptable ways such as through exercise and training, the less chance he is going to become destructive when you are gone and he is bored.
4. WATER, WATER, WATER.
Making sure your dog has enough water for the day while no one is home is very important. Look at using a water dispenser that has running water constantly going into their bowl. Many dogs love water and the running water of a fountain can create a diversion for your dog plus keep them hydrated.
5. GET YOUR DOG A FURRY FIREND.
Adopting or rescuing another dog as a friend to your furry friend helps both animals. You give your pet someone to socialise with during the day and you save a life. This obviously depends on the size of your house & your circumstances, but a new house mate can ease you dogs anxiety plus add hours of family fun with an extra pet in the house.
The short winter months in Australia can feel endless – especially when you don’t have the adequate heating required to keep an entire apartment or house warm. The long nights are the hardest as the temperature drops and you turn the heating off in favour of a snug doona. Treat your dog to the same luxuries you afford yourself by searching for the best bedtime accessories for your fur baby. You'll need something that's warm, cosy and luxuriously soft. You want to spoil your dog with the absolute best to avoid them shivering and sniffling his way through winter. After all, isn't he your very best four-legged friend?
With a focus on timeless designs that never go out of fashion, and a luxurious, classic colour palette, Hamish McBeth's range of dog blankets are perfect for keeping your favourite pet rugged up snug-as-a-bug at bedtime. Here's why they're loved by pets and their owners alike.
Each blanket is crafted using double-thickness, extra-soft fleece. Made from durable polyester, these blankets are lightweight, but still envelop your dog with layer-upon-layer of warmth. These blankets will ensure your pet stays warm when cuddled up at night, in the back of the car or lazing about in the winter sun during the afternoon.
Easy to Clean
Because they're so light, they're easy to pop into the washing machine, so maintaining their cleanliness and appearance is quick and simple. This also means that they dry fast, so you (and your pet!) won't have to wait too long before you can use them again.
Colours and tastes fluctuate so rapidly from season to season. What's hot right now, could be a serious fashion faux pas a month or two down the track. Which is why the team at Hamish McBeth decided to focus on an exclusive, classic colour palette for their dog blankets. By sticking to timeless shades of blue, brown, pink, and tartan stripes, you'll always be able to match your dog's attire and accessories with current styles and tastes.
Each blanket also features a white applique paw pad on a corner as our signature touch.
For all these reasons Bupa Pet Insurance recently featured Hamish McBeth and our snuggly blankets in their article, 'Spoil Your Dog or Cat with a Luxury Pet Bed'.
Read the article for more great ideas on ways to spoil you pet with a cosy bed this winter, or drop by our store to stock up on the latest pooch styles.
27th March 2016| Added by Hamish McBeth
So what are pet lovers looking for? What’s going on in the world and the economy plays a huge role in what’s going on in trending. The purchase of pet products is as influenced by this as much as shopping for anything else e.g. fashion or homewares. We are still in the depths of recession and people are spending more time at home with family and their animals. We are sitting on the sofa with our cappuccinos that we made on that espresso machine we bought, enjoying each sip while Rover sits by our feet curled up on his dog blanket while we watch Jamie Oliver knocking out a hearty cheap feed for a family of four.
We are craving warmth, comfort and security of the home. You see this reflected in stores where they offer you things to create that sensation of homeliness – fluffy throws, plump cushions, fleecy onesies, or a barista offering you a hot beverage. Pet accessory manufacturers are responding to your desires too. How good does it feel seeing your dog wearing a cute little sweater? You can’t wait see your dog kitted out in his new doggie pyjamas when that cold snap comes. The oxytocin is gushing through those veins just thinking about it.
It is essential that those in the pet industry cater for the many individual tastes of the modern dog and cat owner. Despite us all nurturing the same feelings, we are also looking to personalise our pet’s look through our choice of finds. Our dogs and cats reflect our own tastes in what pet toy they play with down to what collar they wear. The modern day hipster, who is busily trying to appreciate the old mid-century things that were new when he was a kid but he didn’t appreciate back then; he would probably hate our Pod Player pet ID tag as it represents the now. However he might love our 70s striped dog harness because it reminds him of a T shirt he used to play in when he was 10.
Love it or hate it, we all use social media in some form or another. We are creating our own mood boards via Instagram and Pinterest. We have a desire to share with everyone our tastes. That’s fantastic. It’s a wonderful and modern way of sourcing so that businesses, including the pet industry, can evaluate what the 21st century pet owner is looking for.