The Julius K9 Team has temporarily suspended accepting new orders while we operate under the guidelines provided by the NZ Government for COVID-19 Alert Level 4. Any outstanding orders will be shipped at the end of the Level 4 lockdown, or when we receive confirmation from the NZ Government that we're authorised to do so. Customers with unshipped orders where payment has already been received will be offered a full refund.
We're very sorry for the disruption! Please make sure to stay safe and look after your family, friends, and community at this challenging time. We look forward to getting back up and running as soon as we can!
WE ARE LOCKING DOWN WITH YOU, NZ!
While the Julius K9 NZ team has been given the go ahead to continue shipping orders, we feel it is our duty to lockdown along with the rest of the nation.
We will still take your orders but we will only ship them once the threat is clear. This is a fluid situation and if things change we will keep you updated.
To say thank you for continuing to support our business throughout this time, and for your patience while you wait for your orders to be shipped, we'll be giving a free set of custom labels with every harness sale.
We've got all your pet's back to school needs covered!
The holidays are almost over and it's back to school time! Check out these Back to School essential accessories for your pooch to start 2020 off the right way!
2019 hAS BEEN QUITE A YEAR...
As we come close to closing of another great year the Julius-K9 NZ team would like to take this moment to thank each and everyone of you for all of your support this year. We could not continue our passion without you.
We'd like to share some of our highlights from 2019:
Julius-K9 NZ will be closed on the statutory days and open again for normal operations on the 6th January, 2020. But please do keep in contact with us and do your pooches shopping as normal, it may just take a little longer for us to get back to you.
We wish you and your furbabies a happy and safe Christmas, and a pawsome New Year. We look forward to another great year with you in 2020!
We all love the custom labels and now there's more to love! You can personalise your labels with symbols now too! Choose from the heart, star, suns, flowers, thunder bolt, flames tree, crown, butterfly, snowflake, snowman, penguin, gingerbread man and flourish. Let your furbabies personality shine!
Order yours by Friday, December 13th to have them under the tree for Christmas!
With the weather heating up here in New Zealand, it's time to talk Summer Safety for our pooches. As fur baby parents we love to have fun in the sun with them, but how to we do that without risking their health? Here's some tips to help keep your pet comfortable, safe and carefree this summer.
Just like us, our pets love the sun, but too much time in the sun can overheat them, particularly those pooches with shorter noses like Pugs, Boston Terriers and Bulldogs. Not to mention if our pets are overweight or have thicker darker coats, they too are at greater risk. Our pets tend to enjoy themselves a little too much and don't take the time to cool down in the shade or re-hydrate. So how do we safely cool, and keep them cool as well as hydrated?
OOPS I MEAN OUR SPOT-TAKE SALE IS on NOW!!
It's a short but sweet blog this week... our annual Stocktake Sale/Spot-Take Sale is now live! Save yourself 30% on selected products and colours!
Get in fast though, it's only while stocks last!!
Do you remember us singing the praises of our 3-IN-1 Multifunctional Vest in blogs and posts over the last couple of months?! Well Summer is coming!! And with Summer comes swimming, playing and all that fun stuff with our pooches so we thought why not do a special deal that gives you not only the awesomeness of the 3-IN-1 but also our Aqua Food Dummy to play with!! Just zip up some treats and your pooch will be happy to swim to fetch this all day long.
Pssst... the Aqua Dummy is also handy for putting your keys in when you're out on the boat... it floats!
Available online here and instore at Pet Central - Moorhouse, Hornby, Shirley and Timaru, and Nose to Tail Dog Wash in Auckland.
And a tricky question it is! With so many different thoughts on training, there is very much a YES camp and a NO camp but also an INBETWEEN camp where a special blanket's appearance can signal to our beloved pooches that they're allowed up on the bed or couch for cuddles. Regardless of what camp you're in, here's a few things to ponder on.
Dogs are men’s best friend – however, is it a good idea to let your best friend snuggle up in a private place like your bed? Where should you draw the line?
“A place beside you!”
It is indisputable that your four-legged friend is a great help for you in your life. And not just by putting a smile on your face day by day, but also by having a positive impact on your health: having a dog does not only strengthen your immune system but may cause significant improvement to people suffering from mental illnesses.
So, it is no wonder that we all would like to ensure the best possible life for our beloved one. One of the most frequent questions is whether we should let them sleep beside us in our bed. Well, this is a really delicate issue for this is a line that should not be crossed without careful consideration. If you let your dog sleep in your bed, then your relationship with him will certainly become stronger. Moreover, you can have a more relaxing sleep, possible sleeping problems can be eased and your blood pressure and stress level can also be reduced. It is a common problem experienced mostly with dogs adopted from shelters that the little friend is basically anxious and shy. Sleeping in the same bed however, can be a great help in such cases!
This solution can be ideal also in the case of puppies, since they (hopefully) have got used to the proximity of their mother and siblings, which means that not only bonds and trust are formed more quickly, but this can also ensure that the dog behaves in a more relaxed way as early as the very first day. However, it is very important that he should have his own place as well and have the freedom of choice.
My bed, my place!
You must draw the line – and not only in the dog’s best interest but also in yours. Authority plays an extremely important role in the human-dog bond. If your dog does not consider you to be the pack leader any longer, then he will not respect you and listen to you that much. Just like with children, keeping rules is important with dogs as well, for this is the way they learn what their boundaries are.
There is also the issue of hygiene as another con. For example, even if you wipe your dog’s paws with a wet towel after each walk, it is far from giving him a thorough washing. This will provide good opportunities not only for bacteria but also for parasites hiding in the fur of your dog, for it is not a real challenge for a tick to get to a human from a dog (ticks are especially dangerous because the Lyme disease they spread is a serious threat not only to pets but also to humans).
There is usually very little talk about how much your romantic relationship is affected by the fact that your dog sleeps in your bed. Although the conflicts arising from situations may seem funny in comedies, it can easily happen that your furry friend will push one of you out of your bed or, if the dog was not adopted and raised by the two of you, then jealousy may also appear and might escalate to violence.
Each human-dog relationship is different: just as there are no two identical human beings, there are no two identical dogs. Before making a decision on whether to share your bed with your little friend or not, take your relationship with your dog into consideration, keeping the potential risks and all the pros and cons in mind.
* Originally written for julius-k9.com by Afrodite Szeleczky