Microchipping, desexing and obedience
Desex your pet
Desexing your dog can assist with:
- preventing unwanted litters of puppies
- reducing the chances of health conditions, such as Mammary cancer and uterine infections in females, and prostate problems in males
- in male dogs it can reduce problem behaviours such as aggression, straying and urine marking
- in female dogs it reduces the desire to wander, mating behaviours and false pregnancies.
Desexing your cat prevents:
- unwanted yowling
- male cat urine spraying
- male cats wandering and fighting over females
- unwanted litters of kittens.
All cats should be desexed unless being used for breeding.
Find out more about desexing from the RSPCA
Find out about low cost desexing from C.A.T.S*.
*CATS Assistance to Sterilize is a community-based cat desexing program which provides advice and low cost desexing.
Microchipping your pets is a permanent way to make sure they can be identified if they’re lost or stolen. The procedure is safe and quick and your pet’s details are kept in national database.
Find out more about microchipping from the RSPCA.
Obedience training for dogs
Puppy classes and obedience training are good ways to help your dog gain good socialisation skills. Socialising and 'puppy school' can start when puppies are less than 16 weeks old.
Obedience training can start from six months. Training will help your dog gain respect, learn its place in the family and how to behave around other people and other dogs.
Find out more about socialisation and obedience and training from Gooddogsa.