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Archive for 2010

Bonfire Night

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

This time every year we always place an article on the website regarding the dreaded date in the canine world, the 5th of November. For most dogs it is a distressing time and we feel that the message cannot be repeated enough about how to keep your dogs safe and relatively happy.

Unfortunately the period of time leading towards the 5th can be just as stressful as the fireworks begin so early these days, we cannot always be prepared for those surprise bangs prior to the day but you can be on your guard slightly more when out walking with your dog. Keep your wits about you by being alert, wearing your iPod whilst out is not a great idea as you need to be listening out at all times. Keep your dog’s lead handy instead of popping it in your pocket as then if your dog becomes suddenly startled it might be best to pop him/her back on the lead quickly. This is a tricky one in some ways because the best advice is to not worry your dog even more by panicking yourself and if you are rushing around trying to clip their lead on this will probably alert them to the fact you’re flapping!


Clever Canines

Friday, October 1st, 2010

It is human nature in life to try and be better than are fellow human beings in the world, you would probably never admit to the fact that you boast from time to time about certain issues but in all honesty we are all a little guilty of ‘showing off’ now and again.

Dog owners can possess terrible bragging skills and are perfected in the art of showing other dog owners just how clever their faithful friends really are! I am the first one to raise my hand and admit I have tended to show off in the past in front of family and friends, my dogs love to perform to an audience and even more so if the observers are armed with doggy treats. I will ask them to ‘turn around’ or ‘wave a paw’ which they dutifully do whilst I lap up all the praise of how well trained they are. Just because the same people do not see these little canine angels turn into canine devils as soon as they leave is irrelevant, the point is that they behave when asked!

Puppy Play

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Puppies, like most youngsters, love to play and it is a vital part of their learning process. Your cute bundle of fluff can be taught so much through play sessions and it is the perfect opportunity for the two of you to form a loving bond with one another.

So what is the best type of play for a delicate puppy? For one thing forget the ‘delicate’ bit as believe me most puppies are anything but delicate when it comes to play! If you watch a litter of puppies you will notice that a lot of the interaction between them is carried out via their teeth and basically ambushing each other.

So Many Breeds

Monday, September 20th, 2010

With so many varying breeds of dog around it is difficult to decide which one will be the right one for you and your family, it is a decision which needs to be taken seriously as hopefully your canine chum will be with you for a long time.

I think one of the initial thoughts should be concerning the dog’s size and looking at this in relation to the size of your property. Welcoming a Great Dane into your life when you reside in a small one bed roomed flat would be a challenge and having a petite Yorkshire Terrier join your household in a mansion would be great for the dog with all that room but you could easily home a bigger breed if you so wished.

The Shy Dog

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Owning a shy dog can certainly be a challenge and involve a lot of hard work on both the owner’s and the dog’s part. Coupled with the challenge though is a massive sense of reward when your meek and mild faithful friend faces the world with a newly discovered sense of courage.

Fearful canines come in all shapes and sizes and it is not just the smaller breeds which can display shyness, some of the little dogs such as Chihuahuas and Yorkshire Terriers can have nerves of steel whilst a big and sturdy Rottweiler could be as timid as a mouse.

One or Two?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Many people wonder whether two dogs are better than one and to be honest there is no simple answer to this as it depends on individual circumstances. If you are considering acquiring two puppies at the same time then ensure you think about all the work involved first.

Puppies are a lot of hard work and take considerable time and patience, one little bundle of fluff is hard enough but add another one to the equation and you literally have ‘double trouble’!

Rainy Dogs

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

When I acquired my first puppy, a Border collie, I remember having doubts regarding taking her for a walk in the pouring rain for fear of her catching pneumonia. I also thought she might find the whole concept of the cold rain on her body a little scary, in reality my concerns could not have been further from the truth if they tried!

My little pup did not only enjoy the rain she thrived in it, splashing through every single puddle she came across and rolling in the glorious mud.

Puppy Parties

Friday, August 13th, 2010

You have probably read the title of this particular article and have now conjured up all these images of puppies wearing party hats and sitting around consuming jelly and ice-cream! The term ‘party’ is used loosely and is intended to mean more of a gathering than a literal party. Most vet surgeries will possess information regarding local puppy parties and if you enquire with a local dog training group they will generally know too.

They are designed as the initial stepping stone for puppies prior to training classes but even if you do not envisage your pup attending classes a party is still a good idea. The concept behind them is to introduce puppies of a similar age to each other in a safe and controlled environment, they are not going out for walks as of yet and will all be in the same position. It is nice for the ‘humans’ accompanying their little bundle of fluff because by this time they are normally going slightly stir-crazy prior to their puppy going out for walks!

Water Dogs

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Many of the natural behaviours our canine chums exhibit on a daily basis we assume are just that, natural. From barking, sniffing and rolling in unmentionable items to rummaging around for scraps to swimming we simply take these canine actions for granted and think they are natural to all pooches, but are they?

We consider swimming to be so natural we have even named a stroke after it the ‘doggy paddle’ but do all dogs take to the water as easily as ducks do?

Teaching Your New Puppy

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Numerous puppy owners face the same dilemma when starting out with their first puppy, when exactly do they start their training? The simple answer is as soon as possible, the hard part is actually following this through!

As we all know puppies are cute, no matter what their breed and this cuteness leads to problems for most people. Training must include discipline, even a non-coercive method of dog training must have a level of discipline for your puppy to comprehend, the difficulty arises when the time comes to gaze upon those melting eyes and adopt a more serious tone.