Kerstin is our Digital Manager at Bow Wow Meow Pet Insurance. Growing up on a farm in Germany, her love for animals is no surprise. Kerstin runs her own Sydney based dog training business K9Fun and holds degrees in Business Administration, Information Technology, and in Dog Behaviour and Training. Her dog training endeavours have lead her to places like Bali and India, and if she stays regional she competes in Agility and Scentwork with her own dog. She is an instructor at the Agility Dog Club of NSW and a foster carer for multiple dog rescue organisations.
She shares her life with her canine comrade Benji, a German Spitz and her two cats Sheila and Bruce. All of them were rescued from local animal shelters in Sydney. If she is not playing around with dogs and cats, you will likely find her scuba diving or standup paddleboarding with Benji.
October 29, 2021
Puppy development stages: newborn milestones & growth charts
Read our guide for puppy development & know what to expect from your growing newborn. Be prepared from birth to adolescence & every puppy stage in between!
October 17, 2021
Puppy care & health: how to care for your new puppy
Taking care of your puppy's health is a big responsibility. Be sure you know about general puppy health essentials, like vaccines, worming, fleas & more.
October 17, 2021
How to train a puppy: Puppy training tips & advice
Establishing puppy house rules is an important part of puppy transition. Read about our puppy training tips and how to make this process smooth as possible!
October 11, 2021
Christmas presents for your dog – The gifts our pooches really want!
With Christmas fast approaching you may still be looking for the perfect present for your furry canine friend. There are lots of things out there that make our heart beat faster but we put a list together of things your dog would really want.
August 16, 2021
Hair coat and skin conditions in dogs
The skin is the largest and most extensive organ of the body, comprising 12 to 24% of a dog’s weight, depending on its species, size and age. The state of health of the animal, as well as the presence of illness, can be indicated by the skin.
July 21, 2021
The best outdoor runs and enclosures for cats
Indoor cats enjoy the exposure to the outdoors in a safe and contained environment and the trend of outdoor cat runs and enclosures is growing. Here are our recommendations for runs and enclosures - from DIY enclosures to fully enclosed backyards.
July 21, 2021
Bringing a new kitten home for the first time: Tips & advice
Bringing a new kitten home or a new cat? Don't fret! Our guide is full of useful tips to introduce your kitten into your home & what to do for the first night.
July 17, 2021
Diabetes in Dogs: Causes, symptoms, treatment and diabetes-friendly diets
Diabetes in dogs is a relatively common chronic conditionin dogs. Read about the causes, symptoms, treatment and management of this condition.
February 25, 2021
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs and cats
Progressive retinal atrophy describes a group of conditions in which an atrophy or degeneration of retinal tissue occurs. PRA occurs commonly in dogs but rarely in cats.
February 12, 2021
Feline Asthma or Feline Allergic Airway Disease (FAAD)
Feline asthma or FAAD is similar to asthma in humans. Affected cats become allergic to allergens in the environment, commonly causing coughing.
October 21, 2020
The importance of exercise for adult dogs
Exercising your dog every day is a very important part of ensuring her ongoing health and well-being throughout her adult life. Unfortunately, the need for dogs to exercise daily is often taken too lightly and many dogs are under-exercised.
October 21, 2020
How much exercise does my dog need?
Regular physical exercise is essential for the ongoing good health of your dog ! A very broad guideline is that the average adult dog requires at least thirty to sixty minutes of exercise per day. Learn more about how much exercise a dog needs.
August 12, 2020
Good and bad human foods – What to feed and what to not feed your dog
Reduce health risks & prevent serious accidents with our dog food guide. Learn what foods can be harmful to dogs and what you can & can't feed your dog.
July 22, 2020
Dog body language – Understanding dog signals, expressions & behaviour
Dogs communicate primarily through their body language, with signals we can easily miss if we are not observant. Read more about dog communication signs.
May 7, 2020
How long are dogs pregnant? Labour, symptoms & development
Find out what to expect when your dog is expecting. Learn more about how long dogs are pregnant for, stages of pregnancy & how to know your dog is pregnant.
February 14, 2019
Brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome (BAOS) in dogs
Brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome (BAOS) refers to a set of upper airway abnormalities that affect brachycephalic (meaning "shortened head") animals.
November 6, 2018
Tip 1. Understand your pet’s behaviour
Understanding your dog's behaviour is like learning to communicate with your dog. Learn to read your dog's body language and understand how it applies to different situations. When is your dog happy, when is he excited and when is he anxious? Learn also to observe your dog and pay attention to changes in its behaviour. Here are some tips on understanding dog behaviour.