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Dog Scooting: Why It Happens and When To See The Vet

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. […]

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SPRINGTIME GROOMING – HOW IMPORTANT IS IT?

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, […]

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Common Mistakes That Shorten Our Dog’s Life

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 […]

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Train Your Dog To Walk On A Leash Without Pulling

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. […]

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Is Your Dog Peeing In The House?

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 […]

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Be Choosy About Dog Chews

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 […]

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Tips To Keeping Your Dog Healthy During Winter

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 […]

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Preventing Matting

Preventing Matting

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 […]

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What Are The Signs That Your Dog Loves You?

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 […]

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Why Do Dogs Smell Each Other’s Butts?

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 […]

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Does Your Dog Bark At Night And What To Do About It

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 […]

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Why Is Your Dog’s Stomach Making Noises And Is It Normal?

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 […]

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Keeping Your Pooch Safe At Christmas

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 […]

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What Happens If Your Dog Eats Onions Or Garlic?

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 […]

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How To Clean Your Dog’s Ears And How Often?

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 […]

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Dogs get jealous and a bunch of other facts you probably didn’t know!

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 […]

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Puppy Training Tips!

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 […]

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Top Ten Tips To Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy

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 […]

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Top Tips To Change Your Dog’s Behaviour

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. […]

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Getting Your Dog Ready For Spring

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 […]

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Removing Stubborn Stains In Your Dog’s Coat

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 […]

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How To Keep Your Dog’s Coat Healthy

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 […]

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Caring for our pets

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 […]

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What Does Your Dog Dream About?

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 […]

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Preparing Your Dog For Autumn

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 […]

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Keeping Your Double Coated Dog Cool In Summer

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 […]

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Hot Weather Dogs: Tips For Keeping Your Best Friend Cool In Summer

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 […]

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Grooming Your Dog At Home

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 […]

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Grooming Short Haired Dogs

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 […]

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Customer Demand Surges As Jim’s Dog Wash Approaches 2018

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 […]

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