The Dog Blog
Did you know it is illegal for someone to look after your dog in a day care setting or as a home boarder without a licence?
These days there is a bit more to it than just letting next door look after your dog and rightly so! In the last decade the animal industry has boomed and this means along with all the great dog professionals there are some that just want to make a...
After a quick check of the van and refresh of the water bowls I head off at 9. 15 am. I pop the fan on for the van because its already 13 degrees! I pick up my 4 morning dogs and head out to overscourt woods. I picked overscourt because it is...
As I have been in the industry for over a decade now I thought that information was needed to warn pet owners of what to look for in a pet professional. Having had practical experience in the industry and a behaviour and welfare degree...
Weighing in at 12.8kg and now aged 5 months; Nell is growing exactly as I would want her to. She is still having three meals a day. Puppies grow so fast in the early stages and I want Nell to reach her full growth potential. Once she has fully grown her food will be adjusted to enable her to maintain her ideal weight.
There used to be a time in our house when used tissues could be put in the bin, when kitchen roll was safe in its position on the worktop and toilet roll left where it should be. I am able to say categorically that this is no longer the case:
This blog marks the first time I had to leave Nell whilst Heather and I went to a 3 day conference (WOOF 2017). I left her at home with my Hubby and I was a little apprehensive as Paul is not used to puppies. I don’t know why I was concerned they got on so well and they definitely have a special bond that has grown.
This is Nell’s 12th week and on 6th Feb she will be 3 calendar months old. 12 weeks is quite a milestone in a puppies life, and crucially important to Nell’s development. Things that Nell experience at this time are in the forefront of everything I do with her.
This week has seen an enormous jump both in Nell’s physical ability and also her awareness of her own surroundings. She is much more alert to things around her and is starting to get lots of energy!!
What a week; It has been 20 years since I last looked after a puppy and whilst I knew what to expect the reality is a little different. Heather amongst other reasons stated she had selected Nell because she appeared relaxed amongst her siblings and indeed she is. That said, she is only a baby and needs time and care.
As soon as I knew about my wonderful gift of Nell I started my preparation mentally knowing just how massive a commitment Nell was going to be I had to give thought to:
Nell was a gift for Christmas for my mum Sue. She had been talking about getting a puppy for some time; she works at Bristol HPC HQ looking after the Bristol boarders and day cares for the last 5 years.
The phone rang, induction date was set… Lovely; 2 new boys for my daily dog walks. I arrived at the house and was greeted with a red Kong on my lap. 2 beautiful litter brother Springer’s gadget and gusto we stood in front of me.
IMDT Conference : Sam Turner 3 awesome days spent talking about everything dog with some amazing speakers!
A few things I learned from the IMDT conference: 1) People in rescue do not get enough praise for what they do – these are amazing people that generally live, eat and breathe their work because the passion for caring is extreme!
Dogs Series 3 – Todd – The Staffordshire Bull Terrier also known as Toddwodd, Todders, T-man, T-rex, Toddy
Ever known a dog to be scared of the moon? I wanted to tell you all about my first ever dog i had book into my walks. Todd a lovely 9 year old staffie who still enjoys walks with us each week.
Having worked with and owned over 1000 adolescent dogs in the last 10 years I thought I would have had enough experience to know how to train during adolescence.