Burrinjuck Boutique offer a wide variety of puppy and dog products. We stock the well-known and well-loved snuggle puppies and the unique Tender-Tuffs range of dog toys, [exclusive to our store]. Burrinjuck Boutique also stock an array of puppy collars, leads and harnesses and healthy dog treats.
Please let us know if we can help you locate anything at all related to your dog or puppy’s needs.
THE MANY BENEFITS OF A KONG RUBBER
Without an acceptable outlet for the natural instinct to chew, many dogs turn to destructive chewing in the home. KONG toys are made from durable rubber in a variety of formulas and provide dogs an appropriate way to fulfill chewing instincts. Chewing a KONG keeps jaws strong and teeth clean.
Separation anxiety occurs in the first 20 minutes after you leave a dog alone. A simple solution is to help the dog develop a positive association between being left alone and good things, like a treat-stuffed KONG. Stuffing a KONG toy with a mix of wet and dry ingredients creates a challenge that typically lasts 20 minutes, engaging dogs during the time when anxiety is at its peak. A KONG can even be frozen so that getting all the food out takes even more time.
To combat boredom, a dog will always find something to do—often this leads to problem behaviour. Stuffed and frozen KONG toys extend playtime and create a healthy, long-lasting challenge. In addition to extending playtime, working on a stuffed KONG mentally stimulates dogs, beating boredom and keeping the mind sharp.
DIGGING AND BARKING
Digging and barking are typically outgrowths of boredom or fear. Creating good behaviors start with productive play, which allows dogs to expend excess energy. Every time you throw a KONG toy, the unpredictable bounce ensures no two games are ever the same, keeping the dog engaged and excited for more. A stuffed KONG is also helpful for a dog left outside to play. Directing their energy toward something positive, like working for the food inside the toy, diminishes bad behaviours.
Crates provide a sense of security for dogs and also aid in housetraining. To successfully crate train a dog, it’s critical to create a positive association with the crate. Start a dog’s crate training by stuffing a KONG toy with a favorite treat. Let the dog see and smell the stuffed toy, then place the KONG in the back of the crate leaving the door open. As the dog chews on the KONG inside the crate, they begin to feel more comfortable and create a positive association with the crate. Repeat this until their dog is happy to settle in the crate on their own.
I am passionate about dogs and take great pleasure in their wellbeing and happiness. Burrinjuck Boutique began through my families ( I am a labradoodle breeder). During the process of adopting a puppy, they would send blankets and toys etc., and asked me lots of questions regarding brands of beddings, dog accessories and crates that I would recommend..... and so I did my research. I now stock some amazing quality brands of pet products. They have been tried and tested through my own dogs and puppies and been recommended by others.
93 YARRABEE ROAD, MARKWOOD, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. 3678