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By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 11 September 2020 10:17 AM
Monthly Behaviour Tip

Has your full of energy puppy been driving you crazy through the cold winter months? Were you unable to socialise your puppy or attend puppy training due to Covid restrictions? Finally spring is here, and restrictions have lightened. What a glorious time to get out, socialise, and do some training while enjoying the lovely spring weather. 

Did you know dog socialisation involves more than dog play dates? It involves exposing a young dog to positive experiences in the world they will live, including daily activities around your home, walks (in different environments), car trips, visits to friends or family’s houses, café visits, camping, etc. This is one of the most effective things you, as a new dog parent, can do to enjoy a relaxed and social dog you can be proud to take anywhere.  

Train and reward good/preferred behaviours as your puppy grows into a lifetime member of the family. Use treats to teach and positively reward the behaviour you would like your dog to be doing during daily activities. Such as sit and wait before coming inside, lay on your mat while vacuuming is being done, sit to greet visitors, move to a spot away from you when asked, and walk calmly on a lead. ...
By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 4 September 2020 10:47 AM
Now if you sang that along to the ‘Itchy and Scratchy’ theme song from the Simpsons, I’ll be impressed!

Firstly we’d like to say a massive big thank you to everyone who supported Team MBVC during the month of August for our PAWgust fundraiser. We raised an incredible $1076! To those who donated, or watched us along our journey via our social media platforms, we truly appreciate it. We all had a great time taking selfies with our pets and exploring the many wonderful areas in the Murraylands region. So thank you to all!

But back on topic – spring is here! We can say good bye to the cold, wintry, -3 degree weather and welcome the sunshine, the bees and the flowers! But with spring, you know that means the dreaded pollen and dust that will be floating in the air! Have you been battling hay fever symptoms already? Are you reaching for the Zyrtec?

Did you know just like us, dogs and cats can have allergies to spring? Well… not all of spring! For many people, they have been cooped up inside...

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