August 2008 Newsletter
Welcome to our August newsletter which contains:
- Dog Minders Update:
Next school holidays commence most states late September
- Clothes for dogs
Suppawters footy clothes, designer dog clothes and standard issue
- Dog trainers
Training for your dog should begin in the first 8-16 weeks
- Dogs and horses?
Myofunctional therapy training for pet lovers
Oz Doggy received good publicity in Melbourne's 'The Age' Sat July 26th and nationally in Good Health Magazine August edition. That focus was on the 40+ dog minding services we have available to help people like yourself when you go away on holiday or business and can't look after your dog. Getting a good pet sitting service is so important for your dog. But what about the other 160 products and services on Oz Doggy?
Dog clothes including 'suppawters' footy clothes for dogs
There are 16 specialist dog clothing stores on Oz Doggy
Puppy Couture have a great range of footy clothes like Wallabies, QLD Maroons, NSW Blues, Canberra Raiders, Brisbane Broncos, Melbourne Storm and more. TopDogs.com.au have great outdoor adventure wear like dog boots, dog life jackets and springer bike attachment so you can go biking with your dog. Party Pets are based in Queensland and offer you the opportunity to either start your own business or just have a party in your home. See new products available only to Party Pets members and party goers. All dog clothing members have great new collars, coats and pet fashion to keep your dog looking cool.
Dog trainers, Puppy School and classes to learn about dog training
There are over 30 dog and puppy trainers on Oz Doggy
Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane dog and puppy trainers ready to help you now. It is never too late to train your dog (and there actually several trainers who specialise in teaching new tricks to old dogs!). It is generally accepted that puppy training should begin with the first 8-16 weeks to help you and your dog form a better behaved and happier relationship. Note also that Oz Doggy has several new business members who specialise in teaching you to become a trainer of dogs and people. The Australian Dog Trainers Academy also has e-learning course available to all states except NSW.
You like dogs? What about horses?
New course in equine myofunctional therapy starts in September
The Australian College of Traditional Medicine is based in Melbourne. They have long established themselves as leaders in naturopathy study for people and animals since 1987. In addition to the popular dog massage courses, NCTM will start a new certificate course in Equine Myofunctional Therapy on September 20th. Graduates will be entitled to join the Equine Myofunctional Therapists Association (EMTA) as a student member.
Dog Minding - 45 dog minding businesses to help you
Australia wide networks, city wide businesses and local dog minders
Next school holidays start most states around 21-26 September, 2008.
It's always hard to get short term dog minder bookings. As a dog owner, a responsible plan is to establish a relationship with a local dog minding business that services your area. Meet with the people that will look after your dog, discuss availability and the exact needs of your dog. Having a relationship with a local dog minding business, improves the quality of your life and that of your dog, when you need to go away from home.