Everyone knows that the first year of a dogs life is extremely important but did you know the first 16 weeks can potentially map out their entire future? It all starts with a good breeder and the mum having a stress free pregnancy. Did you know that if the mum suffers trauma whilst pregnant theContinue reading “Getting it right from day 1”
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Would you know what to do in an emergency?
Have you ever had an emergency with your dog? Have they ever cut themselves? Been stung by a bee? Eaten something they shouldn’t? Would you know how to administer CPR to a dog? Or even how to check it’s pulse? Would you know the signs of Alambama Rot? Seasonal Canine Illness? Giardia? And would youContinue reading “Would you know what to do in an emergency?”
How good are your pet photography skills?
This months guest blog comes from Dionne at Candydash Images. Some of you will have met Dionne when she has taken pictures to be uploaded to my website of various workshops and socialisation walks. Dionne discusses what to expect at a pet photoshoot and how to prepare your dog. Dionne has many years of experienceContinue reading “How good are your pet photography skills?”
What to look for in doggy daycare and how to know if it is suitable for your dog.
I get asked a lot by clients about dog daycare and if I think it would be suitable for their dog. Every response I give is different. Some dogs thrive in daycare, some dogs can’t cope. Some dogs love the larger daycare companies whereas others prefer to be in a home with 2 or 3Continue reading “What to look for in doggy daycare and how to know if it is suitable for your dog.”
How scentwork can improve your dog’s life.
Did you know that your dog has up to 300 million olfactory receptors whereas we only have 6 million? This means a dog can smell a drop of blood in a room the size of an Olympic swimming pool! The part of your dog’s brain that deals with this is 40 times larger than oursContinue reading “How scentwork can improve your dog’s life.”
The impact of lockdown on our dogs and how sosialisation walks can help.
As a dog trainer on a regular basis I hear experienced clients say “My dog loved other dogs before lockdown” and new puppy owners often say “My dog doesn’t know how to act with other dogs now restrictions have eased.” Lockdown has affected everyone, even our dogs. You may have had to shield meaning yourContinue reading “The impact of lockdown on our dogs and how sosialisation walks can help.”
How to help your senior dog live it’s best life.
This months guest blog comes from Joe Nutkins of Dog Training For Essex And Suffolk. She is going to talk us through how we can help our dogs stay fit and healthy when they get into their older years. This blog massively resonates with me as Vinnie is a senior and is slowing down alotContinue reading “How to help your senior dog live it’s best life.”
How to enrich your dog’s life?
Enrichment is an incredibly important activity to include in your dog’s life. There are so many benefits including confidence building, calming, improved behaviour, better eating habits, expressing natural behaviours and bond building. Enrichment should not only benefit you as a dog owner but your dog should also benefit mentally and physically. Anything that involves yourContinue reading “How to enrich your dog’s life?”
Want to change your dog’s food to something healthier but not comfortable with raw? Then read on……there is another option.
You all know that I can be a bit of a broken record when it comes to nutrition but it is such an important subject to me. I do talk about raw feeding alot but I know many of you aren’t comfortable with it, or just don’t have the freezer space to store it. ColdContinue reading “Want to change your dog’s food to something healthier but not comfortable with raw? Then read on……there is another option.”
The importance of focus.
I have been working with lots of owners recently with various things they need help with. There are some basics that need to be pretty solid for all of the other training to fall into place and one thing that is really underrated is focus. If you haven’t got any focus from your dog thenContinue reading “The importance of focus.”