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Clicker training your puppy

Clicker training your puppy

Posted by PetDirect on 16th Jun 2022

A dog that calmly and quietly sits by their owner’s side, waiting for instructions. A dog that walks off lead but always comes when they’re called. A dog that looks adoringly up a … read more

Common puppy training mistakes

Common puppy training mistakes

Posted by PetDirect on 14th Jun 2022

Did you know the first 21 weeks of your puppy’s life play a big part in the development of their future personality and behaviour? That’s why puppy training is so important in hel … read more

5 types of puppy toys you should consider

5 types of puppy toys you should consider

Posted by PetDirect on 3rd Jun 2022

Puppies live life at 100 miles an hour before they crash out for a well needed rest. But are you finding that your puppy's toys don’t hold your pups interest for long? Does that mean yo … read more

Surviving winter with your pet

Surviving winter with your pet

Posted by PetDirect on 20th May 2022

Winter is nearly here, the days will get shorter, the nights longer and the temperature will drop. Raining cats and dogs will be a thing and, depending where you live, snow will be a reality … read more

How to stop puppies biting

How to stop puppies biting

Posted by PetDirect on 16th May 2022

Puppies might be tiny and adorable but their tiny, super sharp teeth aren’t quite so adorable, especially when they’re attached to your hand or busy destroying your favourite cush … read more

How to train a puppy not to bark

How to train a puppy not to bark

Posted by PetDirect on 7th Apr 2022

A puppy makes a range of adorable noises, from little squeaks and whines to practice barking. But when they really discover their voice, a constantly barking puppy can be miserable for you, y … read more

Keep your dog safe this Easter

Keep your dog safe this Easter

Posted by PetDirect on 7th Apr 2022

Easter is right around the corner and that often means chocolate - dark, white, melted, egg-shaped, bunny-shaped - and don't forget those hot cross buns! But did you know that chocolate and h … read more

Top tips for grooming your dog

Top tips for grooming your dog

Posted by Pet Direct on 31st Jan 2022

Good grooming will help your dog look and feel their best. Routine grooming sessions also allow you to examine your dog’s coat, teeth, eyes, ears, and nails for signs of problems. How o … read more

Choosing a lead for you and your dog

Choosing a lead for you and your dog

Posted by PetDirect on 23rd Jan 2022

A dog lead is one of the most important dog accessories for your furry friend. Surprised? It’s more than just a way to keep your dog close when you go for a walk. T … read more

Tips for travelling with pets

Tips for travelling with pets

Posted by PetDirect on 19th Dec 2021

When traveling with your pet, it can be a grand adventure or a total nightmare. The key is preparation, especially when you’re traveling with new pets. A positive, peaceful attitude als … read more

Introducing a food for the first time

Introducing a food for the first time

Posted by PetDirect on 29th Aug 2021

A new pet food should always be introduced gradually, even if your pet appears to like the new food. This will help reduce the chance of a stomach upset following a food change. Changes to di … read more

Proudly NZ Made: ZIWI

Proudly NZ Made: ZIWI

Posted by PetDirect on 27th Aug 2021

Everyone knows the secret to a great recipe (and health!) is the ingredients. For New Zealand pet food company, ZIWI®, the focus on ingredients and recipes is at the heart of what they do … read more

How to work from home as a pet parent

How to work from home as a pet parent

Posted by Pet Direct on 27th Aug 2021

Working from home means a whole new set of distractions, especially of the furry kind. Whilst pets can provide a great excuse for a much needed break during your working day at home, having y … read more

Lockdown with your dog: A beginner's guide

Lockdown with your dog: A beginner's guide

Posted by Pet Direct on 22nd Aug 2021

Ok, so you’re in lock down… and probably the first time you and your fur friend will be spending weeks in each other’s company – poor fur kid. This is an amazing time … read more

Care guide for your puppy

Care guide for your puppy

Posted by Pet Direct on 20th Aug 2021

Getting a new puppy is exciting for the whole family, it’s important to know what to expect during your puppy’s first year and also what supplies you’ll need to provide them … read more

How to ease puppy biting

How to ease puppy biting

Posted by Pawshake on 20th Aug 2021

How to ease puppy biting Is it normal for a puppy to bite? Puppies bite and nip as they grow and develop, however, it’s important to train them early during the teething stage. Training … read more

Bravecto: Wondering if your dog has fleas?

Bravecto: Wondering if your dog has fleas?

Posted by PetDirect on 20th Aug 2021

Most dogs pick up fleas at least once in their lifetime. Fleas are the most common external parasite found on dogs, and whether you live in the city or the country, there are plenty of oppor … read more

Keeping your dog sane whilst in isolation

Keeping your dog sane whilst in isolation

Posted by Pet Direct on 15th Aug 2021

While most dogs are probably over the moon to have their owners home with them at the moment, they will also have to go through an adjustment period. Just like us humans are giving up a lot o … read more

Bringing a new puppy home

Bringing a new puppy home

Posted by PetDirect on 8th Aug 2021

Getting a new puppy can be an exciting and busy time, but it’s always important to be prepared. Here are our top 7 essentials to help make your puppy’s experience of their new hom … read more

Why feed a premium food?

Why feed a premium food?

Posted by Pet Direct on 1st Aug 2021

We all love our pets and would like them to be their healthiest selves and live for as long as possible– even forever if we could make it so! Accordingly, we want to feed them nothing … read more

Pet Talk: Aaron and his rescue dog Milly

Pet Talk: Aaron and his rescue dog Milly

Posted by Pet Direct on 1st Jul 2021

When it came to getting a dog for his family, Pet Direct CEO Aaron decided to adopt an older dog named Milly. Aaron's experience in the pet industry, owning dogs and with Milly have made him … read more

Should you really groom your puppy?

Should you really groom your puppy?

Posted by Pet Direct on 1st Jul 2021

A common question asked is - should I groom my puppy? Grooming isn’t just about making your dog look and smell great, it’s also an important part of his ongoing health and well-be … read more

Biologically Appropriate Pet Food

Biologically Appropriate Pet Food

Posted by Pet Direct on 1st May 2021

What does biologically appropriate mean? When pet foods began to be mass produced, the focus was on convenience. Kibble made it easy for people to bring pet food … read more

Care guide for your senior dog

Care guide for your senior dog

Posted by Pet Direct on 26th Oct 2020

A dog enters their senior years between 5 and 10 years old depending on their breed and size. During this time you will begin to notice some significant changes in your pooch. To keep them as … read more

How to leash train your puppy

How to leash train your puppy

Posted by Pet Direct on 21st Oct 2020

Once your puppy is ready to go out into the big wide world, it is time to start leash training. Most puppies need time to adjust to the leash and learn what it is all about. If you don’ … read more

Care guide for your adult dog

Care guide for your adult dog

Posted by Pet Direct on 19th Oct 2020

So you made it through the puppy stage, congratulations! Now your dog is officially an adult, you will be wanting to maintain their health to ensure they go into their 'senior' years as healt … read more

Animals Like Us

Animals Like Us

Posted by Pet Direct on 24th Sep 2020

Our dogs make us better people. That’s why when it comes to their health and well being, including what we feed them, we want to give them the best. There are more brands of dog food no … read more