In this episode we find out the do’s and don’ts of approaching a dog, Gyton finds out what products can help with puppy toilet training, Dr Melissa Meehan talks us through the common joint injuries many dogs get and Lara and Dr Robert Holmes explain why playing fetch and other games with your dog is so important.

The importance of playing fetch with your dog

Lara and Dr Robert Holmes discuss the benefits of playing a daily game of fetch with your dog and how ‘play’ can help build a greater bond between dog and owner.

Common joint injuries in dogs

Dr Melissa Meehan chats with Specialist Surgeon Dr Chris Preston about the common joint injuries many dogs get and breed specific ones to look out for such as cruciate ligaments, hips, backs, knees and more.

How to approach a dog

Lara and Trish discuss the do’s and don’ts of approaching a dog on a lead and the signs to indicate that a dog may be anxious or may even lash out with fear-based aggression.

Looking for a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker?

Gyton Grantley chats with Jess the Community Manager from Pawshake.com.au about how their pet sitting service works. The online platform allows people to register as, or look for, a local pet and house sitter, dog walker or dog minder to take care of your pooch when you are going away on holidays, or when you’re out at work all day.

Products to help with Puppy Toilet Training

Gyton Grantley talks with Anneke from Rufus & Coco about their puppy pack products to help with toilet training your dog and to also help stop puppies from chewing things around the home.

Meet Sophie & Ella @Doxiewatches

Gyton Grantley meets dachshunds Sophie & Ella who inspired their parents to create them their own range of watches!

Dogs that get car sick & pet-friendly places to stay

Dogs get motion sickness just like us humans so in this segment Lara provides some tips on how to help dogs that get car sick when travelling. We also find out about some great pet friendly accommodation with TakeYourPet.com.au

Meet Pikelet & Ma from @TheLifeofPikelet

Gyton meets ‘Ma’ and Pikelet the adorable staffy to find out what it is like to be Australia’s most famous rescue dog with hundreds and thousands of social media fans. Pikelet has even had his own book published, ‘The Life of Pikelet’, available on book shelves across the country. How pawsome is that?