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How to train your dog to be calm with children

How to train your dog to be calm with children

Dogs and kids can give one another a great deal of joy. However, if you're not monitoring the situation, things can get dangerous. Your dog needs the chance to get used to kids early and probably require a lot of monitoring. We were really lucky with our dogs as they are both very tolerant with the kids. I remember when Noah was a baby, he would pull clumps of hair from Rambo and he never battered an eyelid! It is really important to train your dog with the children. VIEW the POST

Two tips for keeping your dog happy and healthy

Two tips for keeping your dog happy and healthy

Having a dog is like having an extra, four-legged member of the family. I wouldn't have it any other way. They bring their own personality and love into your home and are your constant companions through life. We always want to keep our dog happy and healthy. They also, however, bring their own set of needs as well. Every good dog owner wants to meet those needs as well as do whatever they can to promote the physical and mental wellness of their pet. VIEW the POST

Looking after your dogs during lockdown #PawsitiveVibes

We have loved being at home with the cat and dogs during lockdown. It’s nice as our Rambo (the Jack Russell) has developed a really close bond with Noah. He follows him everywhere and cleans him, like he’s looking after him. It’s so cute. We have been having fun with the dogs, using the training treats to get them to sit and give paw. The kids love it when the dogs do what they ask!

Keeping the dogs fit with a PitPat activity monitor

Keeping the dogs fit with a PitPat activity monitor

I track my steps, my exercise and my daily activity. So why not track the dogs too. I have always wondered what they should be doing each day, for their size and age. So when we were asked to try out the PitPat activity monitor on the dogs I jumped for the chance. It is really simple to use - it took me 2 minutes to set it up using the PitPat app. VIEW the POST

Living with a disabled dog #Cockerspaniel

Living with a disabled dog #Cockerspaniel

To say Snoopy has been unlucky with health issues, is an understatement. You may remember last year when we had to remove both his ear canals as he would get infections every few months. This year the problem we face is his sight. Our little pooch, whom I still think of as a puppy, is our family disabled dog.  VIEW the POST

Taking care of man’s best friend

Dogs are called man’s best friend because they are unswervingly loyal and devoted to their owners, giving unconditional love and never letting you down. They have been working with us for centuries, as hunting dogs, ratters, sheepdogs and guard dogs to name but a few. In more recent times they have become indispensable as search and rescue dogs, drug sniffer dogs and assistance dogs. They are exceptional companions and will always brighten your day with their enthusiastic greetings. They deserve to be cared for and loved in return, and their needs are really very easily met.