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A Dogs last will and testement

A DOG’S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT Before humans die, they write their last will and testament, give their home and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask…….. To a poor lonely stray... read more

Grooming Your Pet

Start grooming as early as possible. Check and handle the ears, eyes, teeth, and nails. All dogs need grooming, some more than others. Generally, the longer the hair the more frequently the grooming will be required. It is important that you introduce the brush and... read more

Taking on a rescue dog

Rescue DogsPet Companionship Can Be Healthy Benefit To People For years it has been medically documented that companion animals, like dogs, cats, rabbits and birds, help people live longer and healthier lives.Being responsible for caring for an animal often gives new... read more

Calm down dear Boy..Calm down

Calm down dear Boy..Calm down Michael Winner was a friend of mine so I am certain he will not mind me  stealing his wonderful catch phrase Calm down dear Boy..Calm down when dealing with a greedy eater.I am now writing about my Boy Boy (BB), For those that do not know... read more

Ten to No,s for your new puppy

People who are embarking on their first puppy rearing experience must realize that patience is vital to successful dog training. Babies and puppies have a lot in common. You can’t expect an infant child to learn everything overnight. Thus, you have to realize that... read more

Car sickness

The first thing to realise when dealing with car sickness is that in 95% of cases it is stress related and not motion related.  The most powerful memory imprint of any dogs brain is probably the car ride when it was taken away from all it ever new to be safe and... read more

First Aid for Dogs

First Aid for Dogs Although there are a lot of ways that you can help your injured or sick pet, it is important to remember that dogs are not humans. Many medicines that are safe for people can be very dangerous to our pets – a single ibuprofen tablet can easily... read more

Bobby

Bobby Have you heard of Bobby a Skye Terrier?When his owner John Grey died in February 1858 he was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard. Bobby remained loyal to his owner, staying by his masters graveside and keeping vigil for 14 years. In 1867 a law was passed requiring all... read more

Lost your dog? Try this

After 12 days of searching, he had lost hope. But then he learned about this awesome tip and how this has reunited many lost dogs with their families. “On day 12 of searching for my dog in a heavily wooded area, distraught and hopeless, I ran into a couple of... read more

Natural Food for Dogs and Cats

I have discovered that when it comes to feeding dogs that many owners are blinded by myths and misconceptions. Many owners insist that their dogs are practically human and so should get along fine on the same food that the rest of the family is eating. The irony here,... read more

Pups bought on the Internet

Pups bought on the Internet More people are buying pups on line or through pet shops and sadly paying the price. Many puppies bought from these outlets which are often used by puppy farmers, require long term veterinary treatment or die before reaching six months.... read more

Dog Tips

Dog Tips If your dog gets badly hurt and injured you should rub firmly the very tip of his tail (the bone part), the rubbing will release endorphins which act like a morphine injection and will give your dog some relief of pain until you can get him to the vets or... read more

Behaviour problem

Behaviour problems A behaviour problem is really any behaviour shown by a dog that people find a problem! People obviously vary in how much they tolerate different behaviours in their dogs, so what some people regard as a ‘problem’, others can be quite... read more

Is the Rottweiler the right dog for

The Rottweiler is the current “fad” guard/macho dog of the moment. For four years running, it has been the second most-popular American Kennel Club registered breed. The Rottweiler is a large, powerful dog and along with ownership comes much... read more

DUCKS Bread is bad for DUCKS

The most common items fed to ducks and waterfowl are also the least nutritious and most unhealthy: bread, crackers, popcorn and similar bread-type products and scraps. Bread has little nutritional value and can harm ducklings’ growth, pollute waterways and attract... read more

Socialization

Socialization In 1985 (31 years ago) I was running a class of about 20 dogs all various breeds and sizes. There was a lady with a Rottweiler and another with a giant poodle they both wanted to fight. Those that are involved in the running of training classes or indeed... read more

Tellington TTouch®

Introduction – Does your dog snap at other dogs or pull like a train on the lead?  – Is firework season a real nightmare for him?  – Does he seem really uncooperative when you try to groom him? – Do you have a cat who is excessively timid or... read more

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HOSPICE

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HOSPICE Woodborough RoadNottinghamTHE HISTORY OF THE HOSPICEBY DAVID KLEINPIONEER AND FOUNDER I was the Founder and Pioneer of the Nottinghamshire Hospice. I was approached in 1977 by a Masonic Lodge of Freemasons in Nottingham predominately made up of... read more

DOGS die in hot cars

DOGS die in hot DOGS die in hot cars Don’t leave your dog alone in a car.If you are going out in the car think very carefully about what you are going to do with your dog. You should never leave a dog alone in a car. It can get unbearably hot in a car on a sunny... read more

Questions and Answers 1

Questions and Answers 1Question: Is it better for my female to have one litter of puppies? Answer: If you are an ordinary family and not experienced my advice is to have her spayed and leave it to the professionals. Your female may not be suitable for this purpose. I... read more

Husky horror attack

Husky horrorA three year old girl Maddison needed 80 stitches after she was set upon when she went to stroke the family pet just before she was taken to bed. The husky called Zeus jumped forward and bit the toddler on the cheek. Maddison was taken to hospital where... read more

Chocolate Danger to Dogs

Chocolate Danger to DogsChocolate made for human consumption can cause death in dogs. Dogs are sensitive to a class of chemicals called methylxanthines. Caffeine and theobtomine are members of that family. Dogs simply cannot metabolise and excrete methylxanthines as... read more

ALL DOGS must be registered in Spain

ALL PET OWNERS MUST REGISTER IRRESPECTIVE OF SIZE OR BREED 1 In most regions in Spain the Ayuntomento require all dog owners to register their pet, ask for the application form it is free to register.Pet owners are obliged to keep pets in good hygienic sanitary... read more

Dangerous Dogs Info Spain

http://noticias.juridicas.com/base_datos/Admin/rd287-2002.html in english The Law 50/1999 of 23 December on the legal status of ownership of potentially dangerous animals , addresses the regulatory rules regarding the ownership, training and handling of potentially... read more

Punishing a Puppy

Punishing a Puppy I think the message I have is that we cannot ever expect a puppy to think human…therefore it is quite reasonable for us to think like a dog……A very good book on the market is called Think Dog…by the late John Fisher, well... read more

Reward vs Clicker Training

Reward vs Clicker Training Everyone who owns a dog wants it to be well behaved. But dogs don’t come to us knowing what ‘well behaved’ means in the human world. Therefore, it is up to us to teach them.But how do we train a dog to do what we want it to... read more

Tricks

Dog Tricks Teaching your dog tricks is every dog owner’s dream, but you must start with basic obedience. Your dog should know the basic commands (sit, down, heel, stand, and come) before you attempt any type of trick training. Once you have these mastered, you... read more

Pooing in the House

Pooing in the House Dogs do everything in their lives by scent. In fact dogs do not use their eyes like humans, but that is a another subject.If your dog can smell poo odor in the house that means this is the place to poo. Your email indicates he can smell poo on the... read more

Worms & Symptoms

Worms & SymptomsAs a caring pet owner, you’ll know that worms come with the territory, so worming your pet is important. But why should you worm your pet regularly when they seem healthy? Well, even without showing obvious symptoms, a pet without an... read more

Choosing Food

Choosing the best food for our canine companion is one of the most difficult things to do. There are so many brands with so many claims: ‘balanced nutrition’; ‘high in protein’; ‘all natural’; and ‘fortified with vitamins and... read more

Group or Private Training

Group or Private TrainingOnce you have chosen your method of training, you then have to decide if you want to attend group classes or if you want to train your dog in private. I recommend group classes to enable your pet to socialize with other people and dogs. Group... read more

Dog Hair

Dog Hair The National Institute of Health has announced the discovery of a potentially dangerous substance in the hair of dogs. This substance, called “amobacter caninii” has been linked with the following symptoms in females: Reluctance to cook, clean or... read more

ALL DOGS CAN BITE

ALL DOGS CAN BITE Personally I believe that all dogs can bite  but they do not really want to! Here are 10 top tips to prevent a dog biting you, or anyone else for that matter! 1.Read the dog body signals Licking, yawning, shaking as if wet. A dog will do these things... read more

Rescue Dogs (TIPS)

Tips for Rescue Dogs Dog’s lives evolve around odor; I always recommend bathing a rescue pet as soon as possible. By doing this you wash away the old identity and allow the dog to get his new identity. Most dogs will roll in the ground to get the identity back.... read more

Communication

Communication How we speak to our dogs is just as important as what we tell them, especially when we are training them. There are three main ways to verbally communicate with your dog. A command verbal a correction and praise. When commanding the dog to perform an... read more

Daniel O’Driscoll – Laughter Dog

Daniel O’Driscoll – Laughter Dog        During October, my friend Daniel died.  I absolutely hate death.  It’s the one thing in this world that we are ultimately powerless to defeat.  Death is the ultimate slap in the face; a reminder that we are not God,... read more

How to play with your dog

Dogs are social animals and one of the ways they build and learn about relationships and communication is through play. Playing with your dog regularly will teach you about your dog’s personality and strengthen the bond between you. By preventing boredom,... read more

Health Risks

Health RisksThe main health risk to humans from dog faeces is from roundworm and by far the best way to deal with this risk is prevention; removing the faeces safely before problems occur. The following explains in detail about how roundworm affects dogs and humans... read more

Stop Pulling with a Muzzle

Stop Pulling with a Muzzle                                         Over the past years I have introduced head collars for dogs that pull, if fitted correctly and if shown how to use the head collar I guarantee it will stop any dog pulling.Now that most large dogs have... read more

Dog Food

DOG FOODIMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT DOG FOODPeople across the globe are striving to improve their health – through exercise and proper nutrition. Every day we make informed decisions about the foods we eat. Companies have recognized this trend and have begun... read more

Someone looking after your pet

Will my pets be ok with a stranger? Dogs are creatures that do not live in the past or indeed in the future, they are present living creatures. Present living means they react to what is happening now. They do not sit thinking ‘I wonder what Mum is cooking for... read more

FLYING WITH PETS UK to Spain

FLYING WITH PETS  With more and more people owning properties in Spain and spending a large part of their year here, pet travel has increased dramatically with owners preferring to bring their animals with them rather than leave them at home for any length of time.... read more

Administration of Tablets

Administration of TabletsMany drugs in tablet form, licensed for use in dogs, have been specially formulated with palatability in mind. However, if your dog is at all suspicious he is unlikely to eat the tablet voluntarily irrespective of how pleasant it may taste.... read more

Fact or Fiction? by Barry Eaton

Barry Eaton has been known to me for many years and is an expert on dogs and all aspects of behaviour.  Barry is a specialist for deaf dogs. Barry kindly comes on my radio show regularly. Fact or Fiction? Is your dog the pack leader?By Barry Eaton If you have a dog,... read more

Holidays with your pet

Will my pets be ok with a stranger? I am glad you ask this question.Dogs are creatures that do not live in the past or indeed in the future, they are present living creatures. Present living means they react to what is happening now. They do not sit thinking I wonder... read more

When to go to the vet

When to go to the vet Every year we take our dogs to the vet for an annual check-up. Most of the time, dogs come out of the exam with a clean bill of health, plus a couple of vaccinations. But for some dogs, this is the occasion when much-ignored health conditions are... read more

Can dogs see colours?

Can dogs see colours?  Answer: Yes Are dogs colour blind?  Answer: Yes Let me explain these two answers to you in a bit more in detail. Dogs can see coloursDogs not only see in shades of grey but also can see distinct colours contrary to what most people belief. About... read more

Stop the milk!

At one time fish was thought to be a major cause of skin disease in cats.Now we have all come to realize that the flea is the main culprit when it comes to skin irritation in cats and dogs. However not many pet owners are aware that out pets suffer food allergies... read more

Dear God

Dear God, Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you inHeaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dogEven though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. IAm... read more

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