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How to be a good leader
How to be a good leader

How to be a good leader When people discuss dogs and their behaviour, you may hear comments such as “My dog is very dominant,” or “My dog always tries to…

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5 of the best dog toys
5 of the best dog toys

5 of the best dog toys Play is so important for your dog's mental and physical health. With so many toys available, we put together five of the best to…

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Learning to use kitty litter
Learning to use kitty litter

Learning to use kitty litter Does your cat need to learn how to use a litter tray? This is one of the most common reasons cat owners seek advice from…

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Getting your cat into a carrier
Getting your cat into a carrier

Getting your cat into a carrier When transporting your cat to the vet or anywhere else, it is important to keep it safe and secure in a cat carrier. This…

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Reward-based training
Reward-based training

Reward-based training Reward-based training is the most effective and humane way of training your dog (or cat!). This type of training is used by RSPCA Victoria behaviourists and animal care…

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Teaching your dog tricks
Teaching your dog tricks

Teaching your dog tricks All animals learn through consequences. This means they will repeat behaviours that are rewarding and avoid behaviours that are not rewarding. If you want your dog…

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Crate training your dog
Crate training your dog

Crate training your dog Crate training t is a very effective training tool for both adult dogs and puppies. Here’s how to safely crate-train your dog. Before we get started,…

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8 enrichment ideas for your dog
8 enrichment ideas for your dog

8 enrichment ideas for your dog We all know that part of being a good dog owner means giving your four legged friend lots of walks and exercise. But sometimes…

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Make your own Enrichment Toys
Make your own Enrichment Toys

Make your own Enrichment Toys We know that staying at home right now is tough for everyone, including our pets. All creatures need mental and physical stimulation. We hope the…

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Heat stressed wildlife
Heat stressed wildlife

Heat stressed wildlife This summer, heat stressed wildlife have been making their way to RSPCA Shelters across Victoria, particularly birds and possums. Sadly, these animals are not coping with the…

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Safe pets at Christmas
Safe pets at Christmas

Safe pets at Christmas Christmas is a time of cheer for humans, but for pets it can mean a change in routine, new and potentially dangerous objects around the house,…

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Easter tips
Easter tips

Easter tips Whilst overindulging during the Easter period may result in a few extra kilograms for humans, the consequences for our animal companions are much greater and much more serious.…

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