Banksia Park Puppies

Banksia Park Puppies – Cavies and Cavoodles

Fun with our Cavie and Cavoodle puppies

We had a good play with some of our puppies we’re keeping here at Banksia Park Puppies. One day they’ll be Banksia Park Dogs! Now they want lots and lots and lots of attention due to being in their critical socialisation period. This is where they do all their learning. So in this time we put loads of effort into training them, playing with them, patting them, and in general teaching them to be around people and kids. Here are some photos of these gorgeous puppies – Cuzzie, Muppet, Muffin, Harlow, Harsha, Harper, Poko and Harlee.

Banksia Park Puppies Meeka

Banksia Park Puppies Meeka

Banksia Park Puppy Meeka!

We had some fun with Meeka today!

We’re trying to teach Mishka and Meeka to lead, and learn the commands ‘sit’ and ‘down’; all very important for Labradors! Meeka is doing very well in her training and can nearly sit on command now. You’ll see some Christmas decorations in the background – we’ve been having fun putting these up over the last couple of weeks!

Remember to enter our christmas competition to win a Snooza bed on the link below!

Banksia Park Puppies Mishka and Meeka 2

Banksia Park Puppies having fun!

Mishka and Meeka our Banksia Park Puppies

Fun on our playgrounds at Banksia Park Puppies

Here at Banksia Park Puppies we love having fun with our new puppies on our playgrounds! We’re making good use of our new playground, bringing Mishka and Meeka who are in their critical socialisation period up for a play today. We’ve been teaching them to sit – Mishka is doing really well but Meeka is a little behind; they’re all different!

We had alot of fun – Meeka in particular loves the tunnels!

Banksia Park Puppies Spoodles

Banksia Park Puppies Spoodles!

Who wants to see some gorgeous spoodles? We know that you all love puppy photos so here is some of the socialisation time we’ve had with our Banksia Park Puppy spoodles this week. Super cute 🙂 our kids loved playing with them too as you can see!

Banksia Park Puppies Taylee Cavoodle

Does your Cavoodle look like this?

We’ve put up lots of lovely photos of our Taylee, one of our gorgeous cavoodles. She’s so much fun to play with! But anyone with an ‘oodle’ (Cavoodle, Spoodle, Groodle etc.) will know that when they are groomed they look… different! Well she’s had her first haircut! Here at Banksia Park Puppies we take our dogs’ coats very seriously, and have a groomer on site to ensure our dogs are always groomed. I must say though that when they are groomed they look different dont they!

Have you got any photos of when your dogs were groomed? Show us what your puppy looks after after his or her groom!

Banksia Park Puppies Playground

Banksia Park Puppy’s new exercise playground!

We gave you a quick view of our new exercise playground for our mums and dads on Facebook; I got out early today with some of our dogs (before the temperature hits 35 degrees!) and had a great run around with them! They are gorgeous and so much fun. Here is Walida, Taylee, Wanetta and Wanika.


Holiday Dog Banksia Park Puppies

Heading away over the holidays?

At Banksia Park Puppies (Victoria) the school holidays are here! Some parents are rejoicing and others are cringing thinking it will be a long few weeks and how to entertain their kids.

If you are heading away though you may be wondering what to do with your darling puppy if you cant take him or her with you. There are a few options now apart from ‘asking the neighbours’ or sending them to a boarding kennel. Here are a few options to help you.

Have a great time on your holidays!

Doggy Day Care

Are you going away for a day trip and don’t want your new puppy to be left on its own? Are you going to be away for a long time or working long hours and worry that your puppy isn’t getting the daily stimulation he needs? Doggy day care may be right for you. These organisations look after your puppy during the day for you and you can drop off and pick up morning and night. This often suits owners who love having a dog but cant be at home to feed it 3 meals a day to begin with while they are puppies, or who travel and work long hours and can’t play with their puppy during the day. This means you wont feel guilty about your long hours or how you will get back to look after new puppy; you have someone to help you do it.

Prices range – $42 a day (Melbourne Pet Minders), $55 a day (Dog Zone).

A Home Away from Home

This option gives owners the opportunity for their puppy to go and live in another home while they are away. These companies screen the people who will look after your puppy, and your puppy gets the friendly atmosphere, attention and love that they did at home. This means you and your puppy may feel less stress and you can enjoy your time away on holidays without the worry of how your puppy is doing at home without you there.

This option can be in the range of $40-$60 a night for a professional company depending on the time of year (for example ‘Don’t Fret Pet‘, or you can go through a community page such as ‘Pet Home Stay’ where the pricing depends on the sitter.

Pet and House sitters

Your other option is to hire a Pet and House sitter. These people look after your house as well as your pet/s. They may take your puppy on walks, water your gardens and generally treat your house as if it were theirs and your animals as if they are their own. This gives peace of mind for those owners whose dogs like their own environment, and means that their house is more secure while the owners are away. This option is becoming more and more popular these days, and often means that the house and pet sitters can travel Australia seeing different towns and cities within the comfort of a house.

There are many community sites which offer these services, some of these include ‘Trusted House Sitters‘ and ‘Happy House Sitters‘. Prices range depending on the sitters, some don’t require payment, and others charge fees depending on the size of the house, property, and amount of animals or chores.


NOTE: There is no affiliation or endorsement from any company featured in this post.

Dog in car

Need a puppy friendly car? Heres the top 7.

At Banksia Park Puppies we’ve just bought a new car and we did alot of research. We looked at the star ratings and the ANCAP ratings. We thought about where the airbags are positioned, and where you can fit the car seats. But which car would be best suited for those who love to take their dogs on outings? Before now there has been no help; rejoice dog owners as this is no longer true. Autotrader in the US has looked at the most desired features in a car that a dog owner would like, and has used this to narrow down the top 7 cars with these features.

The features that Autotrader states “make your vehicle choice a more pet-friendly one” are shown below. 

  • “A rear lift gate allows your dog to jump in and out of the car easily; it also makes for more convenient loading in/loading out of pet carriers, crates and kennels.
  • Fold-flat seats create a spacious area for your dog to sit while keeping the actual surface of the seats clean from hair or scratches.
  • An airy cabin is especially beneficial for large dogs to stretch out.
  • Rear cargo-attachment ringlets help keep carriers and crates from sliding around.
  • A containment barrier/divider keeps your dog from jumping up to the front seat while the car is in motion.
  • A low ride height helps dogs — especially older ones — get in and out with ease.
  • Rear climate control keeps your dog cool and comfortable in transit no matter what the weather is like.
  • A sunroof brings fresh air and sunlight so you can keep your dog from hanging its head out of the window.
  • Underfloor storage gets your things out of the way so your dog can ride more comfortably.”
Source: Autotrader

Considering these 9 features, the seven cars that Autotrader recommends are:

  1. Subaru Outback
  2. Nissan Juke
  3. Volkswagen Tiguan
  4. BMW X3
  5. Volvo V60
  6. Kia Soul
  7. Honda Odyssey


Banksia Park Live-in yards

Response to recent online slander

At Banksia Park Puppies, we would like to address the misguided, slanderous photos and comments placed online, and shared on Facebook.

A Facebook page has uploaded photos without having been shown through our property or contacting us to ensure that the photos and information they have are correct. They are not. Below is our response.

Does Banksia Park Puppies keep our dogs in pens like those shown with the dogs on dirt floors? No.

Do we at Banksia Park Puppies have our mums and pups in specially built, heated rooms while pregnant or with puppies to ensure they are eating, drinking, going to the toilet, and giving birth well? Yes. At Banksia Park Puppies our dogs are kept in our large Live-in yards exceeding our council and Code of Practice requirements. Our mums move into our heated nurseries when they are nearly full-term pregnant or have puppies. This defamatory Facebook page shows a photo of one of our nursery rooms, but has cut the rest of the facility out of the photo. The page also fails to note that this nursery is specially designed, is heated and has heated floors, and is built to ensure the comfort and health of our mums and puppies. The mums do not live in the nurseries, but are moved into their nursery bedrooms when pregnant, so that we can constantly check them to ensure their and their puppies safety and health. The puppies and dogs at Banksia Park Puppies are looked after by a team of full time staff, veterinarians, and other staff who come just to play with the puppies and dogs every day.

Have a look at our Banksia Park Puppies photos section to see the real, up to date, unedited photos. We show all of our facilities on our website – Banksia Park Puppies, and here on our blog we constantly update our photos to ensure that any customer or potential customer has enough information about our property to feel comfortable about their puppy joining their family. We also have a page for customer reviews of Banksia Park Puppies, and customer photos from those who love their dogs.

We are dedicated to ensuring that all of our customers are comfortable with their puppy coming from Banksia Park Puppies and Pines Pets, and so also hold tours of our property for customers where we show every aspect of our property. The tours often take upwards of 2 hours so that the customer can be shown every part of our 200 acre parkland and facilities. Our reviews page has reflections from people who have visited our property.

We have a Twitter page (@BanksiaParkPups), a Facebook page, a blog, Instagram (#BanksiaParkPuppies), a website, and many other social media sites now to combat the untrue, defamatory comments which are being placed online about us at Banksia Park Puppies.

We are saddened that the public are being led to believe things which are untrue, and that anyone can put anything up online and it is then stated and believed as ‘true’ or ‘reality’.