Unley Publications : Unley Life Spring 2016
12 #dogsofunley One bark at a time. “Toby is a rescue dog from Port Pirie. He loves coming out for walks and makes sure we come every day. It’s great for my own health because he gets me out into the beautiful fresh air and keeps me moving.” Clive likes to stretch his legs after a long journey. Wayne, Wendy and Clive are visiting from Auburn. “Clive is used to running around a 100 acre property and spending all day staring at rabbit warrens. He doesn’t catch anything, but loves daydreaming about it.” “We are just visiting Unley today and found this beautiful oval full of friendly dogs and people. Maxwell loved saying hi to everyone and exploring. He ran up into the stands and investigated every row. Secretly, I think he was looking for forgotten tasty crumbs of anything!” For everything that is happening in your community UNLEY Ask the Expert " Our 10 month old Kelpie called Jack, keeps ripping up his dog bed and pulling things off the line when we’re not home. Can you help?" Regards Cathy (Fullarton) A 10 month old puppy is very much in the teenage years and, like children, they can get themselves into mischief. There could be a number of reasons why your pup is behaving in this way: Not enough exercise - Young dogs, especially working breeds need to burn off some of that excess energy. Ensure he is getting free running every day at one of the local off leash dog areas or dog parks. Give him plenty of snif fing opportunities while on leash. Play dates with similar aged and sized dogs can be a great way to tire them out. Try exercising him before he is left alone. Boredom - If dogs do not have enough mental stimulation they make their own games. Try feeding him all his food in interactive toys such as Bob-a -Lots or Kongs, or try leaving him a bone or frozen doggy ice blocks. Provide digging pits and bury food, scent games are a great way to tire out your dog. You could also try some of the great hanging toys available online. Stress - Some dogs can be destructive when they are worried. Enlist the help of a qualified dog trainer who can assess Jack to see if stress or anxiety is the issue. Finally, puppies like pulling out the foam from dog mat tresses, just like they love pulling the stuffing out of toys. Try a trampoline bed, which has no foam but is off the ground. Good luck! Sharon Crichton Want to ask the expert? Please email your questions for Sharon to firstname.lastname@example.org .gov.au Goodwood Community Centre under new management A new management model for the Goodwood Community Centre has seen the City of Unley hand over the operations to Goodwood Community Services Inc. (GCS). Unley Mayor Lachlan Clyne says for 16 years Council has managed the facility in partnership with GCS but it is now time to empower the community and to identify and respond to local needs. “ There are approximately 63,500 visitors to the Centre each year and approximately 100 community groups that use the facility on an annual basis. From the Greek Aged Pensioners of SA to the Goody Gym for kids and Sitting Volleyball for people living with a disability, GCS are committed to ensuring this Centre meets the diverse needs of our community,” says Mayor Clyne. Under the new management model GCS will be responsible for all associated staff and volunteers of the Centre and its programs. Council will be responsible for all capital maintenance and care of the building and 50 per cent of the utilities.
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