Gumnuts School Holiday Program

“The best day ever!”

What a wonderful day again with the Gumnuts school holiday program. It is so fantastic having the children out and they absolutely love it with the last comments being ‘this is the best day ever!’.

This is the second time the school holiday program has attended and it is an amazing experience for both the children and the dogs and puppies. The children have a fantastic day looking at all our facilities and learning about the development of the dogs and puppies and why socialisation is really important. They spend time in the Early Socialisation Pen, the surface training area, the youth agility park, and also through our nurseries. They see the live in yards as well as the playgrounds. The puppies absolutely love the day and it is great for their development to see so many children over a 2 hour period. They are picked up and held and a few we saw even having massages! The dogs thrived in the attention and it is great to give them different experiences like this as it broadens their brains from a young age making them more confident dogs for their entire lives.

The Gumnuts kids we must say always behave INCREDIBLY well and are a credit to their carers and parents for how they listen to instructions, information, and are keen to learn. They always treat the dogs and puppies with respect and care, and it’s a great thing to see in children.

Our dogs and puppies were presented with a big box of 301 doggie biscuits cooked specially by some of the older girls including things like peanut butter and bacon which we all know are loved by the dogs. The dogs all gobbled up the biccies within a couple of days and we loved the presentation by the older girls.

Here are some lovely photos of the day!

Banksia Park Puppies

A Banksia Park Puppies Party!

The party at Banksia Park Puppies

At Banksia Park Puppies we were host to our kids’ birthdays over the weekend@ We had our little boy’s (1st) and little girl’s (3rd) joined birthday party here over the weekend. All of the kids at the party were ecstatic to be playing with our puppies here at Banksia Park Puppies! We had various groups of puppies here over the weekend and the kids had a great time! The young ones were played with in the hay play pen and they were exhausted after a short time playing! Then we had a few older groups come and play, and the older kids helped us play with them both in the agility yard, and around the park! We also put leads on the older puppies and had a good walk around and play with them all. It was fantastic for the kids and the puppies. The kids love playing with dogs and especially new little ones, and our dogs benefit from so much attention from kids! We focus this time on our puppies within the critical socialisation period, they benefit enormously from contact with so many kids! They spend alot of their weeks with our socialisation staff, and with the kids who come for after school jobs, but a party with kids is a different thing altogether and great for them and their growing minds (the kids AND the puppies!).

Here is a gallery of the fun we all had over the weekend.

The puppies we played with were:

Young puppies:

Swoosh, Ariel, Sharon, Sherry,

Older puppies:

WillBee, Sage, Halo, Starlet and Sooty.

 

Banksia Park Puppies

Banksia Park Puppy fun

Banksia Park Puppy playing and fun

We’ve been playing with some of our new mums and dads to be and they are simply adorable! Bailey is FULL of character and jumps in the car, Tonka truck, and all the other kids toys which is adorable.

 

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!

The luckiest kids visiting Banksia Park

 

We had such a great day at Banksia Park yesterday. We hosted a birthday party for our niece who turned one. This is the perfect opportunity to brighten the day of the kids, while also increasing the socialisation for our pups in their critical socialisation period! (more…)