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Published on April 10, 2019 by Beth Pearson
Whilst we would always recommend taking classes at your local dog training club, not only for the expert advice but also for the opportunity to train with the distraction of other dogs around, here are five easy-to-digest, useful and fun training tips that you can practice with your dog whenever you have a spare two minutes.
 
Regular training with your dog will not only teach them useful behaviours, but also help the two of you build a strong, lifelong bond.
 
Remember to teach only one exercise per session otherwise you might confuse you

Published on April 08, 2019 by Beth Pearson
Dogs are generally social animals, but a lack of doggy manners and etiquette can make interactions between dogs stressful for both dog and owner.
 
We hear all the time how important positive socialisation with other animals is vital for a young pup, and we agree! But a well-mannered pooch will be able to say hello when appropriate and ignore passing dogs when it’s not. 
 
Let’s set the scene
 
Your dog is a bit of a social butterfly who loves everyone and everything they meet.

Published on April 04, 2019 by Beth Pearson
To check if your dog is overweight, there are two simple checks:
 
1. You should be able to see and feel the outline of your dog’s ribs without excess fat covering.  
 
2. You should be able to see and feel your dog’s waist and it should be clearly visible when viewed from above.  
 
If your dog does not pass these checks please consult your vet.

Published on April 01, 2019 by Beth Pearson

A ‘stinking’ new calendar is being launched today in aid of the National Animal Welfare Trust.

Sure to make your CHEEKS flush with laughter, the humorous nine month calendar is available in two different sizes.

The ‘All Shapes and Shades’ calendar was organised by NAWT’s resident vet and poo expert, Dr Plops. The idea came to her whilst picking up after her rescue dog.

Dr Plops said: “The All Shapes and Shades calendar is something I have wanted to do for a long time. There’s just something about styled dog poo that makes you laugh.


Published on March 29, 2019 by Beth Pearson

Tam the five-year-old Labrador cross came into our Somerset centre in July last year. 

A lovely, natured and extremely gentle dog, Tam soon became adored by all who met him.

Although very stressed in the presence of young children, the reason for his relinquishment, Tam was a model resident and often taken off site to visit local companies and resdidents.

However not long after he stepped into the centre, Tam was rushed to the vets due to showing signs he was very uncomfortable walking and even standing for long periods.


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