Don’t forget to wipe down your pooch after a winter walk, not just to remove snow and ice but also be sure to rinse off potentially toxic grit and salt from their paws. The RSPCA says it’s difficult to say how much needs to be eaten for signs of toxicity to be seen, but even a small […]

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Here’s some helpful cat tips, from the lovely people at the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors. Cat Tips Give your cat a stimulating home environment. This is particularly important if it is an ‘indoor’ cat. Think three dimensionally by providing comfy sleeping places high up as well as offering a variety of different level shelves […]

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Behaviour Tips for Bonfire Night Bonfire Night is a time of year that is dreaded by many pet owners and their pets. The sky is lit up and many pets suffer fear and terror at the sound of the firework explosions.  The following suggestions are being made by the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) to help […]

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Rewarding calm behaviour in our dogs and puppies is something that we often overlook. Frequently, we pay attention to our canine friends when they are “doing” something (wanted or not!).  Don’t forget to reinforce your dog when he / she is lying quietly too.

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If it is cold for you outside, then it is cold for your dog. Puppies, especially, lose heat and become chilled very quickly. When it is cold, take your puppy out for very short periods of time – no more than 5-10 minutes.  You don’t want your new puppy to associate being outside with unpleasantness […]

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