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Travel Anxiety

Car Phobia’s and Fears in Dogs

Do you dread the days you must take your dog in the car; does he make a run for it when he sees the keys? Or is he just a poor traveller but braves the stress of the road?

Travel anxiety is one of those behavioural issues that many people would like to solve but the right information and advice is simply not there. What we see is more clinical and veterinary advise which leads you more down the line of medication.READ MORE

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Pitpat counting every step of our pawsome friends

Can the PitPat activity monitor help your dog?

It’s rare to come across a product that is simple in its implantation that it quickly becomes irreplaceable. The Pipat is such a device, a simple no nonsense product that does its job and does it well.READ MORE

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Dog technology

Technology, we all use it. But do we all need it or is it a case of wanting it?

Need and want are two issue’s I debate at least once a year, slight lie. Every time Apple drops another ore inspiring piece of technology, my inner child goes to war with the grown up within.

I’m sure you can relate, but now the innovators have turned their beady little eye to our pets. How can our dogs benefit?READ MORE

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Dogs and babies – creating the perfect plan before the expected arrival

For many people, their dog is their baby. In their eyes, the dog is their cherished son or daughter.

But what happens when you bring a new baby into the family? A new-born can dramatically change not only your life but your dog’s life as well. As your routines change your attention will shift from the dog to the baby.READ MORE

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Is our labelling obsession affecting our dogs behaviour

Our we wasting our natural intelligence applying labels to behaviour?

Your dog’s behaviour is simply natural coordinated responses which can be triggered by internal and external stimuli.

A dog’s natural intelligence over the years has been gauged by their ability to perceive information and retain it as knowledge for applying to solve problems.READ MORE

Dog Pregnancy Guide

What to do during dog pregnancy

By Mary Nielsen, My Sweet Puppy 

When your dog becomes pregnant, it will last for approximately 63 days on average. Each dog goes through 3 trimesters, just like humans do, they may go through a morning sickness phase, usually within the 3rd or 4th week of pregnancy, and it is a good idea to get her into the vet at about 2 or 3 weeks after mating.READ MORE

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11 steps on how to walk your dog on a lead

Walk your dog on lead & stay in control 

1Be aware of your energy and body language while walking your dog.

Pre Walk Check list

  • Are you communicating a cool, calm canine state of mind?
  • Is your body language sending the message: ‘I am a confident pack leader that is in control’?

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