Dog Day by the Bay

Dog Day by the Bay

Join us at Dog Day by the Bay at Rowland Reserve Bayview on Sunday 21 September.

Dog Day by the Bay runs from 10am to 3pm and other activities include agility demonstrations, education talks, children’s activities in the kids’ corner and lots of competitions to enter and win great prizes including the very popular Canine Fancy Dress Parade kicking off proceedings at 10am.

Highlights of the day include demonstrations and education sessions by dog expert and elite dog trainer Steve Austin. Steve will provide owners with tips on dealing with aggressive pets, behavioural problems, excessive barking and the importance of training. Steve will also bring his dogs on the day so you can see them in action and hear all about his exciting work training detection dogs around the world.

Pet Problems Solved with Dr Jo Righetti – Thunder…Lighting and even just being alone when we go off to work can make dogs suffer a range of serious anxiety problems. It can be VERY frightening for them! Dr Jo Righetti will be available to help solve your pet’s anxiety problems on the day. Dr Jo is an animal behaviourist with a background in zoology, a PhD in animal behaviour and 15 years business experience helping people and pets.

The popular MCs Brian and Kaye from Essential Pet will also keep us entertained throughout the day.

This year in kids’ corner we are excited to have Dr Crunch from Crocodile Encounters. Kids can touch and learn about reptiles and Dr Crunch can provide advice on what to do if your pet brings wildlife home.

Stall holders will showcase their goods and services that you can browse and buy for your pets.  There will be food and drink stalls to keep you refreshed throughout the day.  All proceeds from Stall holders fees and donations raised on the day will be donated to the local branches of the Animal Welfare League.

Entry and parking are free for this event.

For any further information or queries, please contact the Education team –

For more information see the website

Project Pooch Protect hits Frenchs Forest

The ultimate free play-date for your dog!

Next weekend, Project Pooch Protect will be taking place in some of the most tick-prone areas in NSW, including Frenchs Forest. It will educate dog owners about the need to protect their canine companions from deadly Australian paralysis ticks before they even have a chance to bite.

Project Pooch Protect, an Advantix initiative, will also give canine companions a perfect day out! This special day for you and your pooch will be the highlight of your dog’s social calendar with fun, free activities.

Bring the kids along for face painting and balloons and participate in the below:

Bayer Advantix Flyer

Bayer Advantix Flyer

Frenchs Forest Flyer Download

Kurnell Flyer Download

Zone 1 – The Advantix Clean & Healthy Salon

  • Grooming is more than just style, its bonding time! Pamper your pooch with a free dog grooming session. It’s important for your dog’s health and general well-being that they’re groomed regularly which will also make it easier to spot ticks that may have attached.
  • Dog owners will learn how to check their pets for ticks and fleas as well as the key symptoms to look out for.

Zone 2 – The Family Pet Photo Studio

  • Once your dog has been groomed, make them a star and take them to the pet photo studio.
  • Professional dog photographer and The Advantage FamilyTM A-Team ambassador, David Darcy will be on hand to take some great shots of your dog and give some hot tips on how to best capture your pets on camera.
  • You’ll receive a digital and a hard copy of your photos to take away and treasure.

What: Free community dog event for families and their pooches
Entry fee: Free

Where: Frenchs Forest Showground, Frenchs Forest
When: Saturday 15 March, 8am – 2pm


Where: Wanda Beach Reserve, Kurnell
When: Saturday 16 March, 8am – 2pm

More information:

Pet First Aid Course – Level 1

Paws 4 Effect and Pets Australia Proudly Present

Pet First Aid Course – Level 1

Can You Save Your Pet’s Life?

What is the NEW snakebite treatment for pets? The NEW CPR requirements? What do you do for seizure or heatstroke? If you are in pet business or a pet owner, you need to be at this course!

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Pet First Aid is a short course for people that love and work with pets; the only Pet First Aid course in Australia taught by a veterinarian. Bring your own dog and join us in a day of fun, learning and networking!

The course includes. Lunch, a Certificate of Attendance, course notes & all training materials & focuses on ‘real world’ First Aid and other emergencies. It includes:

  • Normal, abnormal and emergency – determining which is what and when not to panic
  • Transport to hospital
  • Pet breathing support and CPR
  • Common first aid events – bleeding, cuts, bites, broken bones, breathing issues,poisonings, heat issues, eye & ear trauma, skin issues, bruising, dilatation, choking, etc
  • What’s so different about cats? Fish? Birds?
  • The pet first aid kitThere is also time to discuss issues you are concerned about.
    Many attendees already report that they have saved their pet after attending this course!

    WHERE: Paws 4 Effect
    : Shop 1, 57 Kalang Rd Elanora Heights NSW 2101
    : SUNDAY 2nd February 2014
    : 9.30am SHARP start, finish approx 4.30pm.
    : $159 Incl GST Non Members, $129 Pets Australia members.
  • Please Pay on Booking to secure place. Payment is easy, by Direct Deposit, Cheque, Money Order or Credit Card. Ask staff for Registration form.
  • Promoters: Paws 4 Effect and Pets Australia Pty Limited ABN 79 141 473 958 PO Box 176 Pymble NSW 2073 Email Ph 02 8214 8653

Deadly Diseases Mean Dead Dogs

Pets Australia

In the last 12 months, more than 2700 NSW families have suffered terribly as NSW’s two big epidemics needlessly claim the lives of their best friends.

Parvovirus and Paralysis Ticks are at epidemic levels and are killing dogs, and most pet owners don’t even know about it.

With community vaccination rates at their lowest levels, and the tick season moving to earlier in the year, the risk to dogs is huge.

And these are just the reported cases, the real number may be more than double that, according to the disease mapping service “Disease Watchdog”.

“I don’t want to see any of my client’s dogs die”, said Toni Barnes from Paws 4 Effect Grooming in Elanora. “So I’m doing something positive to help”.

Paws 4 Effect in Elanora Heights has taken the initiative to reduce pet suffering and death by hosting a Parvovirus and Paralysis Tick Pet Owners information night, to be held at 57 Kalang Rd Elanora Heights on MONDAY 22nd July from 7pm SHARP.

“Community vaccination rates are lower on the Northern Beaches than in some other parts of Sydney, which means every dog is now at real risk” said Toni.

“These community vaccination rates are the key to stopping this epidemic, so we have invited a vet to help us understand not just the “Parvo” disease, but also how community vaccination works to slow down this outbreak”.

“We will also take the opportunity to update on Tick poisoning in Dogs, because the tick season is changing and some of the tick information we thought we knew has been outdated”.

“We will see mapping of the outbreaks, discuss how Parvo and Tick disease is changing and deal with difficult topics like booster vaccination”.

“And the map of dog disease and tick poisoning has the Northern Beaches right in the middle of it”, Toni said.

“I care so much about my clients and their pets, I just want them to be armed and ready for these epidemics”.

Parvo and Tick Information might, to be held at Paws 4 Effect, 57 Kalang Rd Elanora Heights, Monday 8th July Cost: $20, Pets Australia members FREE – spaces very limited so BOOK NOW at Paws 4 EFFECT or Pets Australia.

For More Information: contact Toni Barnes at Paws 4 Effect on 0412 102 925

Dr Joanne Sillince at Pets Australia on 0412 609 151 Disease Watchdog:

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Celebrate Pets & Come To The Furball Masquerade Ball

Do you just love getting dressed up and helping raise funds for a good cause?

Come and join your fellow animal lovers in a night of fabulous entertainment. Live Jazz Band, Guest Singers, Cocktail food, Silent Auction with some amazing items on offer from dog friendly holidays, autographed sporting memorabilia, Entry to Ausgroom, Pets Australia Membership, Marketing packages, golf days and much much more………..

Saturday 16th February 2013 at 7.30 pm (bar opens at 7 pm).

Harborview Restaurant, Northbridge Golf Club, Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge NSW

Dress: Cocktail to Formal (dress up! ) Animal Themed Masquerade Masks areessential (Availableatmostpartyshopsormakeyourownwithfeathers or fur, or there will be some available at the door on the night.)

Jo Gray and Toni Campbell Barnes, proud members of Pets Australia, have organized a special Fundraising event and silent auction which in 2013 will benefit pets and pet businesses affected by adverse events such as Hurricanes and Bushfire.

Tickets $66 per person Go to “The Furball” page on Facebook for links and purchasing information or and click on the events page.

More Photos from Dogs Big Day Out

Big Day Out Photos

Here are some photos from the Dogs Big Day Out.

What a great day, thanks for checking us out!

First Aid Course Wrap Up

Our first aid course on SUNDAY 24TH JUNE 2012 was a great success.
Here are some of the photos from the day.

Join us for the next first aid course if you missed out on this one!