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Animal Companions Xmas Dogs 2018

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KoKo at Subiaco Cafes again

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Yet again,  you can find KoKo at Subiaco Cafes,
Streets of Subi 20 July 2017
I’m a Puppicino addict and a bit of a showoff. I like being the POST newspaper. And this time they featured me too in the Western Suburbs newspapers.
This time with Mum Helen and  Mayor Heather Henderson, KoKo Potter
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KoKo Kidnapped!

Where’s KoKo? KoKo where are you??

Mum”s calls flew unheard, around the house and into the street! I was missing after a tradesman left the gate open.

Mum searched  nearby streets and lanes, then heaps of people joined in to help

They could not find anyone who had sighted me. Mum worried I’d gone under a neighbours house and eaten a poisoned rat, Maybe I’d been hit by a car and someone had taken me to the vet?

Tale to be continued soon!

I was so terrified he didn’t even bark even though his Mum walked nearby several times.

We are so happy to be back together.

Thank you to all his human mates who helped search.

Regards Helen

PLUS Woofs from a tired KoKo

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Dog Mates Beach

It was a cold and gusty day today with a fine drizzle of mist.

Not enough to stop Mum and I sharing a walk along the foreshore.

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KoKo Beach

We’d enjoyed a tasty lunch with John and Alison, Anne and Helen and Mum Helen.

The best part of the lunch was that the five of us: Bro, Bonnie, Poppy and Baxter and I, of course, were allowed to sit under the table.

Luckily the humans were feeling generous. We snacked on some crumbed squid, crispy prawn tails and marina pasta!

All in all, a fun social day.

We didn’t even bark at each other.

The only naughty dog to run to another table to be some fish from an elderly couple was someone whom I won’t name!

Woofs from KoKo

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Tips for overcoming water fear

Mum tried to get me to like water when I was just a puppy, but she wasn’t successful. If the weather is hot I’m a happy race down the sand slope and lower myself into the cool water but I will forever be an “armpit Swimmer” that’s as far as I’ll go! woofs from KoKo.

Tips for overcoming water fear

Greencross Vets’ Behaviour Services Manager Serena Dean gives us her top tips on helping pets overcome their fear of water.

1. Experiences

A bad experience may have prompted your pet’s fear of water. One bad experience, like not being able to find the steps to get out of the pool might make your pet fearful to try again.  Knowing what caused your pet’s fear of water can help with the training process.

2. Slow and steady

Introduce or reintroduce your pet to water in a slow and positive manner, whether this is a bath, pool or the beach. Start off at a distance from the water rewarding them for calm behaviour and slowly move forward towards the water.  Provide them with a small amount of water to stand in, just enough to cover their paws, like a kiddie pool or bath.  If you are near a body of water teach them how to get in and out.  Always start and end on a positive note, treats and games help with this.

3. Make it fun

Water games can be fun for the entire family.  Play games that involve water like fetch at the beach, running with them in the shallows or placing toys in a shallow kiddie’s pool.  Always supervise your pet around water.

4.  Don’t Force

Not all pets like going in the water.  Never force your pet to do something they are uncomfortable with and don’t throw them into a body of water.  If your pet decides they want to move away from the water, let them.

5. Teach them to swim

Contrary to popular belief not all dogs know how to swim, we need to teach them.  Start swim training in bodies of water with a gentle slope where your dog can touch the ground and slowly go out further.  Keep training sessions short by going out a little further at each session and always end with a reward.  Once they are comfortable submerging their body they may start to paddle.  Some dogs may need a little help. Floatation vests are available so your dog can feel supported.
If you’re concerned about your pet’s behaviour, speak with your Greencross Vets.
KoKo Beach
KoKo Beach