What a year 2017 has been with the launch of Pooches at Play on Channel TEN and meeting so many new four-legged friends (and you their owners too of course!).

Thank you for your support of our show by tuning in and visiting our website.  We hope you have enjoyed what you have seen and read and look forward to bringing you more stories in 2018.

If you are heading out this evening and leaving your pooch at home alone, please take the time to read the article on keeping your dog safe during the NYE fireworks.

We are well underway with the filming of Series 2 and have some wonderful stories to share with you in 2018.   Like us, we know you love your dogs and hopefully together we can help spread the word about how to take better care and enjoy more time with them, so please put a note in the diary for the launch of Series 2 on Saturday 31st March at 3:00pm on TEN!

I would like to say a big thank you to the sponsors of Pooches at Play for Series 1, as without them we simply could not produce it. It  has been great to work with so many small and growing Australian companies who love pooches at much as we do.  Please do check out their services and support them where you can as it will help to ensure we can keep bringing you the show into the future.

This includes our Major Partner HIF Australia who help us highlight the importance of having pet insurance, Series Sponsors Big Dog Pet Foods who are educating people about the benefits of a raw food diet for our pets, Take Your Pet for all your pet-friendly accommodation needs, the National Dog Trainers Federation which runs the Government Accredited Certificate 111 in Dog Training & Behaviour (the most interesting and fulfilling study I have ever done and would whole heartedly recommend for any dog owner or lover – whether or not you want a career as a dog trainer!), Rufus & Coco for all your natural dog grooming product needs, Aussie Dog Products  who produce an amazing range of safe and durable interactive toys,  Pawshake.com.au for all your pet minding, walking and house sitting needs, and Segment Sponsors  Blue Wheelers and EzyDog and PetSafe Australia.

Many of our partners will be joining us again in 2018, and we have some exciting new partnerships to announce as well in the new year.

Thank you again for being part of this journey with us and all the best to you and your family for a safe and prosperous 2018.

Lara and Darcy x

About the Author: Lara Shannon is co-Host of Pooches at Play and has completed a Certificate III in Dog Behaviour & Training with the National Dog Trainers Federation. Lara also runs her own dog walking, dog minding and dog training business in Melbourne’s Bayside area.