Most Popular Dog Breeds In New Zealand
September 20, 2023
The French Bull Dog has moved into the number one position in the five most popular breeds in the world. The Frenchie is a smart, compact breed and due to their small size, they fit in well with most lifestyles. Following […]Read More
Spring Grooming Tips
August 18, 2023
In winter our pups grow heavier coats to keep them warm when it’s cool. When Spring comes along, you will likely notice more hair around the house as your pup starts to lose their winter coat. If you aren’t on […]Read More
Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
May 22, 2023
It’s often thought that when our dogs eat grass it’s because their diet is defient in nutrients, but dogs on a well balanced diet shouldn’t need additional nutrients and the question is not always so simple. UPSET STOMACH A common […]Read More
Autumn Grooming Tips
April 17, 2023
With summer over and the cooler time of the year about to begin, there are some necessities that your pup will need to prepare for the coming winter months. Changing seasons means changes in your dog’s nutrition and lifestyle and […]Read More
Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws?
March 21, 2023
Dogs aren’t really known for self grooming and it’s very suprising to know that licking their paws is a way to clean themselves. Generally it’s normal behaviour and it’s a sign that your pup wants to look after themself! Constant […]Read More
What Your Dog’s Sleeping Position Says About Them
February 16, 2023
Dogs, just like humans have their own sleep rituals. We know why we need the pillows a certain way, or the blankets tucked in and even which position we like to sleep in, but what does it mean for our […]Read More
Why Do Dogs Lick Us?
January 25, 2023
The simple reason is because they love us and want to show affection. Mother dogs will lick their puppies and dogs instinctively learn early on to lick as a sign of affection. Licking is the way that dogs offer comfort, […]Read More
Keeping Your Dog Safe During Christmas Celebrations
December 1, 2022
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! While pets are part of our family and we want to involve them as much as possible, a busy house full of guests, strange smells, decorations and food can all be harmful […]Read More
Pet Care During The Holiday Season
December 1, 2022
With Christmas fast approaching, you might be planning a holiday which means making plans for your pets during this time. There are many options for holiday care and the best ones will depend on your needs, the temperament of your […]Read More
Can Dogs See Colours?
November 11, 2022
Have you ever wondered how your dog sees the world? Do they see in black and white or are they colour blind? We all have light receptors in our eyes called Rods and Cones. Rods help us to detect motion […]Read More
Top Tips For Taking Care of Your Dog’s Teeth
March 29, 2022
Just like humans, dogs are also susceptible to dental disease and with regular brushing it is also preventable. Plaque is a layer of saliva, food and bacteria that form a layer on our teeth. A build-up of plaque can develop […]Read More
Our Top Tips On How To Make Your Dog More Comfortable With Grooming
January 11, 2022
So many of our customers complain that their dogs hate being brushed or having their nails clipped and who wouldn’t hate having a whole bunch of unfamiliar tools on sensitive parts or strangers pulling and tugging on your hair when […]Read More
How To Include Your Pooch At Christmas
November 25, 2021
Our pets are part of our family and why shouldn’t we spoil them at Christmas time? No matter what your plans are over Christmas, it’s important that we can include our pets to make it a fun holiday for everyone. […]Read More
What Will Your Pooch Say To You Christmas Eve?
November 23, 2021
Christmas is a magical time where anything is possible. Reindeer fly across the skies; magical elves work away in the South Pole and a man in a red suit flies all around the world delivering presents. Across most of Europe, […]Read More
Stopping The Itch
November 4, 2021
Apart from fleas, one of the most common causes of itchy skin for your pooch is generally related to coat maintenance. Grooming is your first defense against persistent itching. Most times the itch is caused by pollens, dirt, matts and […]Read More
Healthy Diet For Your Pooch
July 14, 2021
What Should We Be Feeding Our Dogs? A look at the dog food aisle can be very confusing. There is so much contradictory information about diets for our pooches and it’s hard to know if we should we be feeding […]Read More
What Does A Dog Groomer Do?
May 15, 2021
Many people prefer to groom their own dogs, but it takes training, particularly if its large, wiggly or naughty. Many people rely on a professional dog groomer to pamper their pets as it saves them time, energy and money. Professional […]Read More
How Often Should Your Wash Your Dog?
May 12, 2021
Dogs get dirty and smelly, how quickly that happens depends on their lifestyles. Just like us, different breeds are less into outdoor activities than others. For some dogs though, muddy puddles and a dirt bath are just too inviting! When […]Read More
Green Poop – Should You Be Worried?
May 3, 2021
Green poop is definitely something you shouldn’t ignore. Most times it’s not a cause for concern but it might also be a sign that there’s something wrong with your dog’s health. Generally, the cause of green dog poop is simply […]Read More
Is Your Dog Aggressive? What To Do About It
January 3, 2021
Our dogs are very important members of our family, but sometimes we forget that their behaviours reflect many centuries of instinctually protecting themselves, their territory and their food. Snarling, growling or more seriously, even biting are indications of aggressive behaviour. […]Read More
Christmas Foods For Your Pooch – How To Spoil Them Right!
December 16, 2020
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Why should humans be the only ones to enjoy special treats during the holidays? Here are our tips on the best ways to spoil your pooch over Christmas, the right way Keeping Them Busy […]Read More
Does Your Dog Eat Grass – Should You Be Concerned?
September 30, 2020
There are many reasons why dogs eat grass, it could be that they need extra fibre, they feel unwell and want to vomit, or maybe just because they are bored! Eating grass isn’t bad for your dog and some actually […]Read More
Your Dog Is Talking – Are You Listening?
September 25, 2020
Just like humans, dogs have their own language, thoughts and feelings and just like we do, they express them in many different ways. Dogs use body language instead of verbal communication. They express their emotions and intentions through their movements […]Read More
Top Dog Names And Breeds – Which Is Your Favourite?
September 24, 2020
Naming your new puppy is a lot of fun. Unlike naming your children, you don’t need to be so concerned with what their classmates will think and you can push the boundaries with unusual names. Australians, it seems prefer drink […]Read More
September 23, 2020
Dogs are social animals and they love us and want to be with us all the time. Often they don’t understand that we are coming back when we leave. This is normal, however some dogs can become distressed when they […]Read More
Five Quick Tips For Spring Time Grooming
September 1, 2020
With the arrival of spring, you will probably start noticing piles of dog hair on your clothes, floor and furniture. During winter, our dogs grow heavier coats to keep them warm, but when spring arrives their coats start shedding and […]Read More
Dog Anxiety – What You Need To Know
July 30, 2020
Just like humans, dogs can experience anxiety. It’s not nice, but it is a normal emotion. Anxiety can affect all breeds, but just like us, it can affect individual dogs differently. Although anxiety is something that dogs can experience on […]Read More
Disgusting Things Your Dog Does (And Why)
June 13, 2020
We love our dogs, but sometimes it’s worth remembering where their mouths have been before you accept your next kiss! Here is our top list of disgusting behaviours and why: Toilet Time Considering our pooches love cat litter and vomit, […]Read More
Help! My Dog Is Eating Poop!
June 12, 2020
One of the grossest things our pup can do is when they eat their own poop but have you ever wondered why do it and if you should be concerned? Mother dogs lick their puppies to encourage them to empty […]Read More
When Did Dogs First Become Our Best Friends?
April 8, 2020
A long time ago, dogs were purely wild animals and were quite possibly our competition in the food chain. How did that change to them being our best friends, fetching balls, snuggling with us and being dependent upon us for […]Read More
Dreaded Matts and How To Avoid Them!
April 5, 2020
Not only are matts dirty and messy, they can also cause skin irritation, hot spots and infection caused by dirt, moisture and bacteria being trapped inside the matts. Matts can also be very painful (imagine wearing a too tight ponytail […]Read More
Five Quick Training Tips That Will Change Your Life!
April 5, 2020
The current restrictions, such as physical distancing and lockdown, due to the COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on both humans and animals. Many pets will find their daily routines suddenly changed and their owners at home instead of at work, […]Read More
How Smart Is Your Dog? Test Your Dog’s IQ
March 9, 2020
Border Collies are thought to be the smartest breed, with Poodles coming in not far behind, but how do we rate the dogs and what is the decider for intelligence (or lack thereof)? Officially, the three deciders for intelligence are: […]Read More
Happy Hump Day? Why Your Dog Is Humping And How To Stop It
December 19, 2019
Humping is one of the most commonly misunderstood and unwanted behaviour in dogs. It is also one of the most frequent and embarrassing. Sometimes they’ll hump a stuffed animal or a sofa, or worse, a person’s leg. Dogs do not […]Read More
Bad Doggy Breath?
November 9, 2019
Your dog might think that you appreciate slobbery kisses, but if their breath is bad then getting close is probably the last thing that you want to do! Some dogs will eat anything and this can lead to bad breath. […]Read More
Dog Scooting: Why It Happens and When To See The Vet
October 3, 2019
The sight of your dog dragging its butt across the floor might look funny (unless it’s on your carpet), but dog scooting is no laughing matter and may be giving you a clue that there’s a problem with your furbaby. […]Read More
SPRINGTIME GROOMING – HOW IMPORTANT IS IT?
September 2, 2019
Just like it is important to spring clean your home, it is important to keep your pet looking their best too! There is no better time than the beginning of spring to clean your pets bedding, toys and of course, […]Read More
Common Mistakes That Shorten Our Dog’s Life
August 4, 2019
We love our dogs and want them to live a long and happy lives but unfortunately many of us unwittingly shortening our beloved pooches’ life. Here are a five common mistakes: Feeding Improperly Many of us like to give our […]Read More
Train Your Dog To Walk On A Leash Without Pulling
July 5, 2019
When was the last time you saw dogs off leash walking in a nice straight line? Probably never. In the wild, being restrained is dangerous, so when a collar presses against a dog’s neck, the tendency is to pull harder. […]Read More
Is Your Dog Peeing In The House?
June 15, 2019
There are many reasons why dogs have accidents in the house and some of them can be a symptom of a bigger issue so it’s well worth putting a little effort into figuring out what’s causing the problem rather than […]Read More
Be Choosy About Dog Chews
May 27, 2019
Dogs love to chew on things. Any chew that can be swallowed or broken apart presents the risk of harm to your dog. If pieces can be chewed or cracked off your dog may swallow them and end up with […]Read More
Tips To Keeping Your Dog Healthy During Winter
May 17, 2019
In the winter months, it’s easy to think that grooming isn’t needed so much. You may think: they are inside all the time and therefore “stay clean,” or they just go right back outside and immediately become a mud puppy […]Read More
May 9, 2019
Dogs coats are constantly changing throughout their life. The coat goes through several cycles that are pre-determined by genetics. It may also be affected by diet, environment and health. The four main stages of coat growth are; Anagen This is […]Read More
What Are The Signs That Your Dog Loves You?
April 1, 2019
Everyone know that dogs make extremely loyal and intelligent companions, but do they love us back? The short answer is YES! Dogs express emotions too, they just show it in some weird ways. Here are a few signs to look […]Read More
Why Do Dogs Smell Each Other’s Butts?
March 14, 2019
It seems a bit gross, but sniffing butts is how dogs gather information about each other. It’s a normal and important ritual that dogs do during greetings. It helps them to find out things about each other and obtain information […]Read More
Does Your Dog Bark At Night And What To Do About It
January 25, 2019
Night time barking is one of the most common nuisance complaints and lets face it, a dog barking all night is very unpleasant for everyone within hearing distance. Barking at night can be for a number of reasons, it could […]Read More
Why Is Your Dog’s Stomach Making Noises And Is It Normal?
January 21, 2019
The gurgling noises you hear from your dog’s stomach are caused by gas moving around in the intestines. Just like us, it is normal for there to be some activity in the intestines, but generally is pretty quiet. If you […]Read More
Keeping Your Pooch Safe At Christmas
December 17, 2018
Christmas is nearly here and that means lots of celebrating with friends and family, but a lot of the fun things that we associate with Christmas can be dangerous or harmful for our pets Decorations Poinsetta, Mistletoe and Holly are […]Read More
What Happens If Your Dog Eats Onions Or Garlic?
November 12, 2018
Most of us know that our dogs shouldn’t eat onions or garlic, but very few of us actually know why. Onions and garlic contain an ingredient called thiosulphate which is toxic to cats and dogs. All onions whether cooked or […]Read More
How To Clean Your Dog’s Ears And How Often?
November 6, 2018
Dog Owners often ask if they should be cleaning their dog’s ears and how often. The answer is yes, but how often depends on the breed. Some dogs are more prone to developing ear infections, depending upon the breed. Dogs […]Read More
Dogs get jealous and a bunch of other facts you probably didn’t know!
November 1, 2018
According to scientists, dogs do suffer from jealousy, the same as humans. Researchers studied dogs and their behaviours and found that most were indifferent when their owners ignored them, but if their owners gave attention to a stuffed dog, their […]Read More
Puppy Training Tips!
October 2, 2018
So you’ve got a new puppy? It’s never too early to start training and here our five top tips to help you! Think of your puppy as a toddler who has no concept of right or wrong, and needs to […]Read More
Top Ten Tips To Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy
September 12, 2018
Visit the Vet. Annual check ups with the vet can catch illnesses before they become big problems. Prevent Fleas. Fleas cause itchy skin but can also be the cause of allergies that can cause anaemia and tapeworms Prevent heartworm. Heartworm […]Read More
Top Tips To Change Your Dog’s Behaviour
September 5, 2018
Dogs are brilliant learners and harsh reprimands can make them afraid of you, doing more harm than good. Studies show that rewarding positive behaviour will get better outcomes and here are our top tips to help you: Establish Consistent Rules. […]Read More
Getting Your Dog Ready For Spring
August 13, 2018
Spring is almost here and the weather is starting to warm up, so it’s time to get your dog prepared for the season to ensure that you both get the most of summer. As the weather heats up the parasites […]Read More
Removing Stubborn Stains In Your Dog’s Coat
July 9, 2018
There are many things you can do at home to fix stains quickly, cheaply and painlessly with common things you would have around the house. Firstly, it helps if you understand hair construction. The hair shaft is a strand of […]Read More
How To Keep Your Dog’s Coat Healthy
June 12, 2018
Shiny coats are a sign of good nutrition, proper maintenance and an indication of the dog’s overall health. If you want your dog’s coat to really shine, then diet is the first place to look. In the wild, dogs eat […]Read More
Caring for our pets
May 15, 2018
AS A PET OWNER, MOST OF US KNOW OUR RESPONSIBILITIES OF CARING FOR THE ANIMALS THAT ARE SO DEPENDANT ON US. And so as pet owners, we also need to understand the benefits of regular grooming routines. A clean pet […]Read More
What Does Your Dog Dream About?
April 9, 2018
Have you ever watched your dog sleeping and seen his legs twitch or his paws moving? It’s impossible not to think that they are dreaming, but for many years scientists weren’t sure if animals could dream in the way that […]Read More
Preparing Your Dog For Autumn
March 28, 2018
With summer over and the cooler time of the year about to begin, there are some necessities that your best friend will need to prepare for the coming winter months. Changing seasons means changes in your dog’s nutrition and lifestyle […]Read More
Keeping Your Double Coated Dog Cool In Summer
March 6, 2018
A dog’s undercoat is a second coat beneath the outer coat that keeps your dog warm in winter and cool in summer. Breeds such as the German Shepherd, Pomeranian, Chow, Husky, Malamute and Samoyed generally have an undercoat. Double coated […]Read More
Hot Weather Dogs: Tips For Keeping Your Best Friend Cool In Summer
February 16, 2018
Summer time in New Zealand means lots of fun outdoor activities with your pooch but when the temperature soars, Jim’s Dog Wash has a few tips to keep your dog cool. Some dogs do struggle with the heat more than […]Read More
Grooming Your Dog At Home
February 7, 2018
Have you ever noticed how much cleaner your dog is after being to a groomer than when you wash him at home? You pour on heaps of shampoo, chuck in a little water from the hose, give him a scrub […]Read More
Grooming Short Haired Dogs
February 7, 2018
If there’s one thing that never ceases to amaze us it’s the amount of people who mention in passing how annoying it is that their short haired dogs shed fur all over the house, but have never thought to ask […]Read More
Customer Demand Surges As Jim’s Dog Wash Approaches 2018
December 26, 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, Jim’s Dog Wash, celebrates another very busy year, servicing more than 15,000 customers across Australia and New Zealand. Unfortunately, over 13,000 customers were also turned away due to the shortage of operators, equating to […]Read More