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!

Who think’s it’s hot at 19 degrees?

Our Banksia Park Puppies mums and dads love a swim!

Here are some great photos of the fun our Banksia Park Puppies parents had in one of our Agility Parks the other day. It’s been so cold here lately that they loved the sun and some even took the opportunity for a quick swim. Featured here are Sami, Oops, Shorty, Luna, Willbee, Ponky, Odette, Jellybean, Jazz, Wally and Swoosh!

Banksia Park Puppies Agility

Our new Agility Park

Playtime at Banksia Park Puppies

We decided that one playground for our puppies wasn’t enough… so we built another!

And our dogs and puppies don’t really enjoy it… not even a little bit… 😉

You may spot a few little humans playing on the equipment too – turns out our kids love it as much (if not more!) than our dogs do!

Starlet out for a walk

Banksia Park Puppies Starlet

Here is Ash, one of our socialisation staff here at Banksia Park Puppies. She is constantly walking our young dogs on leads and teaching them all sorts of things! Our puppies are super lucky to have people so dedicated to their job such as Ash playing with them every day.

Have a Banksia Park Puppies break

Introducing KitKat!

This is Kitkat having some exercise time with Sylvie. KitKat is around 3 months old here, having a run and playing in her live-in yard.

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

Puppy and Parents Fun

Beautiful Day at Banksia Park Puppies

What a great day today at Banksia Park Puppies to spend hanging out with our gorgeous puppies and dogs! They all have such different personalities and it’s very cute. Here are some photos which I will also add to our parents pages.

The stars in this blog are Ella, Mazman, Shimmer, Luna, Elle, Stewie, and our young puppies: Chazzie, Chacha, Crunchie, Cosmo, Shazza, Shazzoom and Scout!

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.