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Physical and Mental Exercise

Mum, I’m bored…                            Dogs are a lot like children. If you don’t give them something fun to do, they will make their own fun—and often not in ways … Continue reading

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The Kong

A Kong is a hard rubber, snowman-shaped toy with a small hole on top and a large one on the bottom. A stuffed Kong can keep your dog occupied when crated or when you have visitors. It can provide mental … Continue reading

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The Human Link

Yes, dogs are our link to paradise, but we – humans – are their link to the world. Dogs depend on us to to get to explore the everyday world. Checking messages from other canines on the familiar walk is … Continue reading

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Socialisation

Socialisation is the developmental process whereby puppies familiarise themselves with their constantly changing surroundings. Socialisation is the process of positively introducing your puppy to places, people, animals, sounds, objects and obstacles. It is how they work out what is safe … Continue reading

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No longer wanted…

I recently read an article about one of UK’s oldest dogs – 23 year old Charlie. He was given up by his “original” family in 2010 when he was 16 years old. And the reason for this was “family was … Continue reading

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House Training a Puppy

There are two main rules to toilet training success; 1. Prevent Accidents: Supervise your puppy in the house. Use a crate when you are not sure if your puppy is “empty”. 2. Reward your puppy for going outside: Praise at the right … Continue reading

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Halloween

Halloween is just a couple of days away, so soon the door bells will be ringing, trick or treaters showing up in strange looking costumes and in the background noisy fireworks… This time of human fun can be a very … Continue reading

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