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How old is your dog?

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What’s better than puppies? That’s right: your own puppy. So, what do you need to know before you take the plunge into pet parenthood?

0-2 months
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0-2 months

Welcome to the world little one. It’s all grow-grow-grow for your puppy right now, so there’s many things to prepare.

2-3 months
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2-3 months

Your puppy is ready to come home and turn your world upside down. It’s time to put your preparation into practice – and remember to take it all in!

3-6 months
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3-6 months

You’re entering a period of immense growth, lots of learning and new adventures. Bring on the play date with the big wide world!

6-12 months
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6-12 months

Your fur-baby is nearing adulthood. Can you see their grown self coming through? Sigh…they grow up so fast, don’t they?

12-18 months
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12-18 months

Your puppy has turned one and they might not be so little anymore. Make sure to book their first annual check-up.

18 months - 3 years
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18 months - 3 years

Your dog is one an established family member now. Enjoy who they have become and the bond you now share at this special stage.

3 - 8 years
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3 - 8 years

Your dog is a full-grown adult now. They understand where their place is in your home and the wider world.

8+ years
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8+ years

Just like many senior citizens, senior dogs have some extra needs. Learn to look after your best friend and support their health as they grow older.

Top 5 Things to Do with your Dog over a Weekend

We don't get to spend as much time as we would like with our pups during the week. This limited quality time means we want to make the most of the weekend.

Take advantage of your weekend with your pup by indulging in one of these activities.

1. Explore a New Area

The weekend is the perfect time to check out other areas besides your local neighbourhood. Whether you just pop to another suburb to check out a different dog park or take a road trip for the whole weekend, it will be a blast for both you and your pup.

2. Go Bushwalking

You can find so many dog-friendly bushwalks around that will be not only fun for you and your pup but also excellent exercise. Your dog will love all the new smells, sights and sounds available in a bush setting.

3. Visit the Beach

If the weather is warm, why not take your pup for a swim. There are plenty of dog-friendly swimming areas across Australia and New Zealand. Just check your local council's website for where your dog can go.

4. Go to Brunch

Many cafe's and restaurants are adopting a dog-friendly attitude, which means you can enjoy delicious brunch and bring your pup along. There are even cafes that offer doggie menus which means your dog can enjoy something yummy of their own, and we all know they think you'll share your bacon with them.

5. Meet up with Puppy Friends

Your pup no doubt has their own circle of poochy friends, so why not meet up with them to hang out, play or just enjoy fellow pet parent conversations. You can even check if there are any doggie events that you can take your pup to, and meet new friends.

No matter what you choose to do, make the most of the extra time you have to spend with your pup, and you'll strengthen the already strong bond you share.


Written by Jodie Humphries, Dog Lover


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