Puppy training tips from Australia's biggest puppy experts & dog health nerds.

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Puppy Training

Puppy Training Tips

School’s in session. Understand how dogs learn, think and feel to help them be on their best (and happiest) behaviour.

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How to Leave a Puppy Alone for the First Time

Giving your puppy undivided attention isn’t always the right thing to do.

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Why Are Our Dogs so Anxious?

Dogs are great for our mental health. But we might not be great for theirs.

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What You Need to Know about Crate Training Your Dog

While it might sometimes seem cruel, crate training can provide your pet with a greater sense of security and comfort.

The Ultimate Guide to Dog Park Etiquette

Easing back into a social life this weekend? Maybe take a moment to brush up on your dog park manners.

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Five Steps to Successfully Introducing a New Dog to Your Pack

Don’t assume your new and existing dog are gonna be automatic best mates. It might take a bit of work until they love each other as much as you do.

How To Tell Your Dog You Love Them

How To Tell Your Dog You Love Them

We know you love your dog. But all those kisses and cuddles might not be sending the message you want.

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Dog Health

Health and Nutrition

Good dogs and guts. Explainers and advice to support healthy tummies and immune systems.

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How to Tell If Your Dog Is Overweight

Checking in on your dog’s weight can be a surprisingly tricky (and sensitive) subject. But it’s also one of the best ways to keep them healthy and happy.

A Crash Course in Puppy Health Essentials

Heres what you “need to know right now” about your pup’s health and wellbeing.

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My Dog Eats Too Fast!

Trying to get your pup to slow down and savour their meal? These tips can help make dinner a pleasure, not a race.

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How to Choose the Best Dry Dog Food

Overwhelmed by the zillions of options for your pet? Same. Let’s try unravel this mystery together.

Everything You Need to Know about Brushing Dog’s Teeth

Regular dental care does more than help dogs avoid pain. It could literally save their life.

Preparing Your Dog Ready for Their First Vet Visit

We chatted to the team at Johnston Street vet about what to expect from your dog’s first vet visit, things to prepare, and how to make sure it’s a good experience for your pet.

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Off The Leash – Where good puppies become great dogs

Welcome to Off the Leash, a site dedicated to helping you raise a happy, healthy dog. Our team of dog health nerds are here to provide trustworthy, vet-approved, easy to understand guidance on everything from puppy training, to feeding and behaviour, and even whether your dog should sleep on your bed.

There’s a lot of conflicting (and sometimes straight up kooky) puppy training  & health advice out there, making it hard to know who to trust. We’re obsessed with dogs (seriously, you should see our team chat logs), and regularly call on Australia’s best experts to create content that supports you through the whole pet journey. Whether you’re choosing a breed, preparing your home, attempting puppy training, or simply deciding what’s for (your dog’s) dinner, we’re here for you.

Just bookmark Off the Leash and head back whenever a question occurs. Give your puppy a pat for us!

Getting a Puppy

Getting a dog

First impressions. Your relationship starts before you even meet. So get off on the right paw.

Dogs that Don't Shed

Dogs that Don’t Shed

No matter how much you love your pet, you don’t want to carry their fur on you all day. Luckily, there are many breeds that don’t shed.

What Breeds Make the Best Family Dogs?

It takes a special dog to fit in with a family. They need to be patient, loving, fun, and adaptable.

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A State-by-State Breakdown of Pet Rental Laws Around Australia

Thinking about getting a dog but you’re a renter? Here’s what you need to know.

Should You Get a Dog?

With so many people stuck at home, dog adoptions are surging. But are you really ready for a pet?

What to Know about Bringing a Dog Home for the First Time

Remember, first impressions count.

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How to Choose a Dog Breed That Is Right for You?

Just because you love a breed doesn’t mean you can make them happy.

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65% of Aussie dogs have skin problems. Wild!

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