Christmas can be fun for humans, but can be a little stressful for our canine friends. There are so many temptations at this time of year, that having Fido salivate while you eat your Christmas Feast is totally normal. When we see those big puppy eyes staring over at the Turkey, it is hard not to want to let Fido join in the festivities. However, many Christmas goodies can be toxic to our dogs, so please keep your dogs away from the festive foods. Here is a list of some of the human foods that are potentially dangerous to our…

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If you know anything about me, (or follow this blog closely), you will know that I currently have 4 rescue dogs. Probably the most common question I get as a dog expert is about rescue dogs and how to rescue dogs. So I thought I would give you a brief lowdown as to why I rescue, and why I think it is so important to rescue dogs instead of purchasing Why I rescue Rescue does not mean damaged. Let me just put that out there. So many people overlook rescue dogs when getting a new addition for the family as…

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While Pet Remedy sent us a selection of their products to try, all opinions are our own   Fireworks night is upon us, and it is can be pretty scary for some of our four legged friends. Around the world, Bonfire and fireworks night are the busiest times for animals to go missing. As a dog behaviorist, fireworks phobia is also the most common client query I receive. Here are our top tips on how to help Fido deal with the fireworks. Walk your dog only at times when they won’t be exposed to fireworks. Most fireworks start when the…

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Halloween is shortly approaching and I for one LOVE dressing up for parties and trick-or-treaters. Why should our pets be left out of the festivities? Now, not all dogs like wearing costumes so make sure you order the outfit nice and early so that Fido has the opportunity to get used to it with lots of positive reinforcement. I always make sure my dogs have at least 2 weeks to get used to any “outerwear” or costume before I take them outside with it. Use lots of treats and encouragement to make it a pleasant experience for Fido. Lion Costume…

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Travelling with your pet without being prepared can be more stressful than planning the vacation itself! We have comprised a complete list of things you need for your pet when travelling. CHECKLIST Before You Leave ___  Get health certificate from vet if needed ___  Refill prescription medications your dog needs ___  Immunization Records ___ Create a folder on Google docs (or similar) with a picture of your dog, vet records, microchip number etc that we can access from  anywhere online For Journey ___  Food Bowl ___  Water Bowl ___ Enough food for the journey ___ Water ___ Blanket ___ Collapsible crate ___…

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