Sahara in the City

As our Jetpets furry ambassador, sometimes Sahara has to do the jobs nobody wants to do… like go to Sydney for the weekend, relax in a five-star hotel and be pampered. (It’s a tough job isn’t it!)

As part of Rufus and Coco’s competition in conjunction with Jetpets, you too could win the chance to pamper yourselves and your pooch at the Langham Hotel like Sahara or escape to country Victoria for the ultimate relaxing weekend with your puppy. Simply follow this link and enter for your chance at a Jetpets Holiday.

Let’s Get Physical! ‘Doga’ And Other Pet-Friendly Exercise Ideas

Here at Jetpets, we love keeping up with the latest pet trends! This month, we’re looking at some great pet-friendly exercise ideas.

Are you heading away with your pet in the near future? Whether you’re travelling around, or taking a much-deserved vacation with your pet in tow – it’s always a great idea to stay active whilst away. Keeping your dog active whilst you’re out of your normal routine will help to make sure they’re comfortable in their new surrounds, and it will make you feel energised too! So what are some great pet-friendly exercise ideas to try out next time you’re away?

Doga

Yep, you heard us right, Doga! Think yoga, but you get to hang out with man’s best friend at the same time! Yoga is a great way to relax, de-stress and strengthen – and it does all this for your dog too! Doga is all about connecting and relaxing with your dog, and helping you work together as one. Try starting off with downward facing dog every morning with your dog!

Many Doga classes ask humans to stroke and massage their dogs, breathe with them and sometimes perform some light stretching. Other classes simply involve the dogs being there, present alongside other dogs and humans in a calm, friendly setting.

But you don’t need to head off to a Doga class to get involved. Why not simply try starting off with downward facing dog every morning with your dog!

Hikes

When travelling with your pets, forming a holiday routine is of paramount importance to maintain their energy, their diet and keeping them happy. If you normally go for a daily walk, or a weekly hike, then try and keep this routine going while on holiday. Going on hikes is also one of the best ways to experience a new place!

Stair running

Stair runs are a great way to get a cardio workout in for you and your pet whilst on holidays! Head down to the local park, and see what type of stairs, or inclines you can find. Changing it up between steep, short stairs, and longer stairs will ensure that you get a full body work out. Try changing up the pace to keep your pup engaged!

Agility Training

Agility training is a great way to get your dog’s brain working, as well as getting their daily cardio in! Of course, you may not always have access to an agility track, otherwise why not make your own! Position sticks for your dog to jump over, get them to jump up onto park benches, and run around trees. You’re both sure to work up a sweat! 

Stand-up Paddleboarding

Stand-up paddleboarding is a great way for you to bond with your pup! Not only does it take core strength, it also takes quite a lot of cooperation between you and your pet. Here’s a few steps to help you and your pup become SUP pros:

  1. Bring treats with you to the beach!
  2. Help your dog feel comfortable around the board and paddle first. Use treats to reward them for sitting near, or on the board
  3. When they’re comfortable, float the board in the water with your pup on it, remember to reward them for all good behaviour!
  4. Sit on the board with your pup and float around, so they can find their balance with you on the board too!
  5. You’re ready to go! Remember to start slow, and reward your pup as you go.

No matter your dog’s skill level, it’s always a great idea to hire them a doggy-life jacket, just to be safe. 

How do you and your pet stay active whilst travelling? Let us know your best tips on our Facebook page.

The Best Pet Friendly Wineries to Visit in the Yarra Valley and Hunter Valley

Here in Australia, we’re lucky to have beautiful beaches, scenic parks, and amazing wineries! And now there’s no need to leave your furry friend behind when you’re out exploring, because we’ve put together a list of some of the best dog friendly wineries in the Yarra Valley and the Hunter Valley!

Image courtesy of Capercaillie Wines
Image courtesy of Capercaillie Wines

Victoria’s beautiful Yarra Valley is packed full with trendy wineries, restaurants, and cafes. Why not take a day trip, or even spend the night with your pup and soak in the relaxed vibes. Here are a few of our favourite Yarra Valley wineries.

Hanrahan Winery – Yarra Valley

3 Hexham Road, Gruyere, Victoria, 3770

Family owned and operated, Hanrahan Winery is a must see when visiting the Yarra Valley. Hosts Bev and her beloved dog Otis will walk you through their beautiful grounds and teach you everything there is to know about winemaking.

Hanrahan Winery welcome owners and their pets all year round. Dogs must be on a lead at all times, and under effective control by their owners. Hanrahan will offer a water bowl to owners who decide to bring their dog along.

Rochford Wines – Yarra Valley

878-880 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream, Victoria 3770

As a regular fixture on the popular Day on the Green festival, Rochford Wines is a hot spot for most locals. Whether you want to visit for some lunch at their café, or book in for a tour, you’re sure to be spoilt with the views of the Great Dividing Ranges.

You’re more than welcome to bring along your dog and take a walk through the vines, then relax in their large outdoor seating area where you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine in the sun.


Only a 45 minute drive inland from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley is a must see when visiting the east coast. With world-renowned wineries, the Hunter Valley is the perfect place for a city escape.

Hungerford Hill – Hunter Valley

2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

Open since 1967, Hungford Hill is one of the best renowned wineries in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley region. With a sculpture yard, espresso bar, and epic tasting experiences, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

While you’re wine tasting, your dog will be offered a bowl of water which they’re sure to enjoy after exploring the winery all day!

Capercaillie Wines – Hunter Valley

4 Londons Rd, Loveldale, NSW, 2325 

Capercaillie Wines is located in Loveldale, the centre of the Hunter Valley. This award winning winery boasts some of Australia’s best wine and is a great place to sit back and relax with friends and family. Capercaillie Wines welcome pet owners to bring their furry friend into the winery to the bar or they can sit outside and enjoy a tasting overlooking the dam, where there is plenty of room for dogs to run around.

Image courtesy of Capercaillie Wines
Image courtesy of Capercaillie Wines

What’s your favourite winery to visit with your dog? Let us know on Facebook.