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Dog events popping up in Melbourne

posted by The Daily Fluff July 13, 2018 0 comments

Pooches and pints? Movies about dogs? Truffle hunting? Doggy degustation? We’ve got all grounds covered with these four events popping up in Melbourne over the next few weeks!

Top Dog Film Festival

The Top Dog Film Festival will be held over two days in Melbourne. The program explores the incredible connection between humans and their dogs. The screening features over two hours of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining films from independent film makers around the globe. You’d be barking mad to miss it!

Village Crown Cinemas – Tuesday 31 July (6:30pm – 8:40pm)

To book tickets, click here!

Astor Theatre – Wednesday 1 August (7:30pm – 9:30pm)

To book tickets, click here!

Exclusive Doggy Truffle Hunt

The day begins with a dog-friendly chauffeur ride for you and your furry friend to the picturesque Daylesford region. There you will spend the day doing truffle tastings, hunts, a doggy treasure hunt, and indulging in a picnic morning tea and three course truffle inspired lunch! You’ll receive a sparkling wine on arrival, and a guided tour of the orchard. The pooches will be pampered to a massage and movie while you eat lunch and will get to take home a doggy bag full of personalised treats! The July hunts are all sold out, with only a few spots remaining for the August hunts on 4th August and 11th August.

Get in quick – this is an event you won’t want to miss! For more details, visit https://gourmetpawprints.com.au/truffle-hunts/

K9 Natural Bone Appetit Doggy Degustation

Brunch or pooch? Why not both?! K9 Natural Dog Food Company has teamed up with Greenfields Albert Park to create Melbourne’s first dog-friendly degustation menu. Fancy pooches, oooo! Melburnians are invited to pop down and receive a complementary dine in or takeaway meal for their furry friend from the bespoke doggy menu when they dine in or takeaway at the venue. Bone Appetit will run Friday to Sunday from 27th July until 19th August.

Greenfields Albert Park – 27 July – 19 August (8am – 4pm)

Good Dogs of Darebin

On the third Wednesday of every month, the good folks at Good Dog Behaviour & Training and Welcome To Thornbury are celebrating pooches and puppers everywhere with Good Dogs of Darebin. Featuring at this month’s market are; Good Dog Behaviour & Training, Forever Friends Animal Rescue, and PAWDinkum. There’ll also be food trucks galore, so bring your furry friend and a blanket for a great night out!

Welcome To Thornbury – Wednesday 18 July (5pm – 9pm)

We hope to see you at some of these events across Melbourne over the next few weeks! Stay tuned too to find out about more events coming up!

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The best dog-friendly cafés in Melbourne

posted by The Daily Fluff July 4, 2018 0 comments

Is there anything better than starting your weekend off with some quality time in the company of your furry friend? We didn’t think so! Many cafés in Melbourne aren’t pooch friendly though…sad face. We’ve put together a list of some cafés that let those with two legs…and four legs in for a coffee!

Serotonin Eatery – 52 Madden Grove, Burnley

The courtyard of this bright little café is dog friendly, so you can bring your pooch to brunch! Albeit, the courtyard is quite small so it’s best suited for small-medium sized pups. Serotonin do give you the option of taking a picnic basket to the park across the road though, so on a sunny day it’d be a perfect spot for your furry friend!

The Dog Café – 120 Boronia Road, Boronia

This Boronia café is a haven for furry friends and their hoomans. They’ve got coffee for the two-legged creatures and puppacinos for the four-legged. You can even spoil your furbabies with a treat or two – they’ve got donuts, cake pops and more! They even host doggie birthday parties!

Patch Café – 1/32 Bendigo Street, Richmond

Patch is a paleo inspired café serving locally sourced foods to the health conscious. It’s located in a transformed warehouse space in Richmond and is open 7 days a week. Pet owners will be delighted to know that the undercover outdoor area is pet friendly!

The Farm Café – 18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

If you’ve got little ones, a visit here would be the perfect day out as the café is located in the gorgeous surrounds of the Collingwood Children’s Farm! The café loves having furry visitors – they even have an Instagram account dedicated to dogs at the farm! Check it out! – https://www.instagram.com/dogsofthefarmcafe/

Cornerstone & Co. – 75 Ludstone Street, Hampton

Cornerstone & Co. is a Japanese Italian fusion café located in the leafy back streets of Hampton. Pups are welcome in the cosy courtyard out the back. There’s even heaters to keep everyone warm!

Have you visited any of these spots before? Which ones are your favourite? Let us know in the comments below! Happy brunching!

 

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3 Pet Friendly Wineries To Explore Now

posted by The Daily Fluff January 2, 2018 0 comments

If you’re looking for the perfect puppy ­friendly weekend getaway look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the top 3 pet ­friendly wineries to explore around the Melbourne area. With truffle gardens, vineyards, historical houses. award winning wines to taste­ and cosy pet­ friendly accommodation, you and your pooch are in for a relaxing getaway!

1. The Burnham Beeches Estate:

The Burnham Beeches Estate in Dandenong offers a fabulous Thursday doggie winery tour exploring their gorgeous winery. Enjoy winding walks down the mountainside with beautiful views, and let the cool mountain air invigorate your senses. The winery also boasts a restaurant (with a private wine tasting!) featuring the palatable creations of famous chef Shannon Bennett. This historic property also features vegetable gardens filled with delicious savoury treats and a truffle orchard! Explore the Alfred Nicholas Memorial gardens and find your way down to the garden games. The Burnham Beeches estate offers croquet and lawn bowls for recreational purposes.

There is a limit to two dogs per person. You can find more information regarding Thursday Doggie Winery Tours on the Gourmet PawPrints website here.

2. Daylesford Cider:

This dog ­friendly venue is located in the picturesque town of Daylesford, about 2hrs out of Melbourne. At Daylesford Cider they produce original craft ciders from home­grown organic apples.

Daylesford Cider is home to the Tavern a gorgeous country­ style restaurant with a delicious menu. In winter the restaurant boasts a menu of hot soups and pot pies and in summer the pizza oven is lit up for wood­fired pizzas. Daylesford Cider also offers summertime garden games of Jenga and Bocce.

If you’re planning an overnight trip, book into the Daylesford Country Cottages Pet Friendly Spa cottages to ensure both you and your pooch have a lovely warm place to rest your weary legs after a long day exploring the venue.

For more information you can check out the Daylesford Cider company website here.

3. Pierrepoint Winery in Tarrington:

This family owned and operated winery located in Tarrington, specialises in Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. While the Pierrepoint Winery also offer a range of white wines, their award-winning reds have caused a stir in the industry due to the rich tapestry of fruity notes lilting up through the tastebuds of consumers.

The winery offers B&B style accommodation and with a large menagerie of pets looked after by the owners, is also dog ­friendly! The site boasts a historical home built in the 1900’s, breathtaking garden views and a charming cellar­door restaurant with a cozy atmosphere where one (or a party of several!) can enjoy wine tastings and delicious meals throughout the day and evening.

To find out more visit the Pierrepoint Winery Company website here.

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Top 5 Tips For Having Pets In The Workplace

posted by The Daily Fluff December 7, 2017 0 comments

Thinking about allowing pets in the workplace? Wanting to bring your furry friend to work? It’s actually not a bad idea. Did you know that having pets in the workplace is beneficial for both owner and pet? Not only does it reduce stress levels amongst employees and increases happiness and morale, but it also allows pets to be happier too.

They’ll be with their best friend instead of waiting for them alone at home. But before you can consider bringing pets to work, there are a few things that need to be considered so that it’s a safe and happy environment.

Here are a few tips to know for having pets in the workplace:

  1. Is it legal?

While the boss may be okay with having pets in the workplace, it is important to know if they’re allowed in the building. Not only can they be considered to be a workplace hazard, but there also could be some legal troubles if anything serious were to happen. If they’re brought in when they’re not allowed, who knows how much trouble everyone will be in? That’s why before you even consider bringing them in, you need to check with building management first. It is also important for all employees who bring a pet to sign a waiver form so that it removes liability from the company. Once the forms are signed, print out a certificate to show which pets have approval.

  1. Get the Office Involved:

Having pets in the office should be beneficial for everyone, including those who don’t own them. Get the whole office together and make sure that everyone’s okay with little ones running about. If anyone has any allergies, the pets will need stay away from them and potentially be kept in their owner’s office. There also needs to be a limit as to how many pets are allowed each day. If everyone brought their pet, it would be chaos! Create a calendar so that everyone can schedule which days they bring their pet. Don’t worry: every little one will get a turn.

  1. Make Sure Pets Are Trained:

You can’t just have pets running around the office. Not only will they create a mess, but it could turn into disaster if they get in someone’s way. That’s why pets need to be trained before they are allowed at work. They not only need to respond to simple commands, but they also need to be well socialized so that they don’t be aggressive with other pets or employees. You also need to make sure they’re not shy and uncomfortable. They should be happy as well as you.

  1. Have a Safe Environment:

A safe workspace is important for having pets in it. It needs to be big enough so they have plenty of space to walk around in, and that they don’t get in the way of anyone else. It also needs to be clean so that pets don’t accidently eat something or step on something sharp. If you’re bringing a pet, be a good sport and clean up after yourselves. If you have computers or any other electronic device, make sure the floors and walls are clear of wires. This will ensure that cheeky ones don’t chew on them, and that they don’t trip over or become caught.

  1. Does Your Pet Need a Sickie?

Employees should stay home if they’re sick so they don’t spread germs at work. The same goes for pets. Before you can bring them in, take them to the Vet to make sure they’re healthy and sick free. They can’t be spreading germs to any other pets! Also, make sure they have the necessary vaccinations so they’re not likely to catch any illnesses. They may not like getting a shot, but the sooner it’s over and done with, the sooner they can come to work and make everybody happy!

Coming to work won’t be such a downer once you have cute little animals to keep you company. Who knows? Maybe your pet will be employee of the month!

What tips do you have for bringing pets to work? Comment below and let us know!

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6 Things Your Dog Doesn’t Think You Understand

posted by The Daily Fluff March 1, 2017 0 comments

It’s safe to say that you and your dog are best buds. No one can argue about your special connection. However, you two are different species. So there are some moments when your pooch may feel like you’re not quite feeling their vibe.

That’s why we’ve come up with a list of 6 things that your dog feels that sometimes you don’t understand so you can both get on the same page!

  1. “Speak in Dog, Please”

Do you ever have those moments when you’re trying to give your dog a command, but no matter how many times you raise your voice, they just won’t listen? Well, that’s because they don’t speak English. They may understand the tone of your voice, but without body language, they may just look at you with a dumbfounded expression. If you ever have trouble giving your pet commands, try matching a hand gesture with each one so your dog can have a visual cue too. For example, if you want your pup to sit, point to the ground while speaking.

  1. “Is it Dinner Time?”

Whenever you’re in the kitchen, you may find your pup standing behind you giving you the puppy eyes. While this may seem endearing, your dog might be thinking that it’s dinnertime, even after you’ve just fed them. This may turn into a discipline issue, especially if they get in your way or if they become aggressive. Teach your pet a signal to make them leave the room or to stay in a spot that’s safe and away from you. If they do the right thing, feel free to give them a treat afterwards.

  1. “That Walk Was Quick”

Your dog may love going on walks with you, but if you’re one of those people who likes to jog or only has time for a quick walk around the block, your dog may not be able to stop and smell the roses…or anything, for that matter. Going on walks isn’t just exercise for dogs; it’s also their time to go out and explore their world. You wouldn’t like it if your friend wanted to go home after spending five minutes at the shops. Even if you’re just walking around the block, let your dog embrace their surroundings. They may sniff around or go to the toilet. As long as you still have them on your lead, let them have a good time while you’re walking.

  1. “Well This Is No Fun”

After a long day at work, all you want to do is cook dinner, watch TV and go to bed. However, while you’ve had a busy day, your dog has been sitting at home waiting for you to come back and do something fun. But if you neglect them, your pup may get a little stir crazy and act out in different ways, like chewing up your shoes or hiding in your wardrobe. If you’re unable to take them for a walk, spend at least 15-30 minutes playing training games like teaching them commands or hiding something for them to find. That way they’re stimulated and learning some obedience skills.

  1. “Please Don’t Be Mad”

Dogs respond easily to the tone of your voice and body language. So if you’re acting tense after having a bad day, your dog is likely to absorb all that negative energy and become tense themselves, which could make them aggressive. However, dogs are the perfect medicine for a bad day. Take some time to relax and let them know you’re okay. Lie down on the couch, give your dog a pet and maybe even do some meditating together. Your pooch is the master of the downward facing dog, after all.

  1. “P.S, I Love You”

To your pooch, you’re their entire world. You’re their chef, maid and playmate. While you may have a life away from your pup, your dog feels differently. That’s why it’s common for them to feel lonely whenever you’re not around. This could lead to more acting out. If this is an issue for you, there are a number of ways you can improve this. Leave out some toys, talk to a trainer for some tips, or drop off your pup at a friend’s or a doggy day care. As long as you always come home, they won’t miss you for very long.

No matter what happens, you and your pooch will still be the best of friends. With these tips, your relationship can only become even stronger!

What are some issues you and your dog struggle through? Comment below and let us know!

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