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What to do if your cat has a seizure

26th June 2017

 What to do if your cat has a seizureSeeing your cat having a seizure is very upsetting and unpleasant, there’s no doubt about it. They can happen for a variety of different reasons (previous injury to the brain, kidney disease, diabetes, infection, environmental toxins, etc).

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How to Stop Your Dog’s Destructive Behaviour

10th June 2017

dogThis is a tricky subject but one that many dog owners may face at some point. The key here to first establish the difference between normal playful behaviour for dogs and actual destructive behaviour that has causes and consequences.

If your dog is clearly playing, chewing a little and exploring his surroundings without causing great damage, then you can relax. This is normal dog behaviour. However, if your dog is destroying your property, digging where he shouldn’t, chewing carpet, table legs and generally causing damage and trouble, then you have destructive behaviour on your hands, which needs correction.
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How to stop your dog pulling on the lead

22nd May 2017

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When you first bring home a new dog or puppy, you will face many challenges while trying to train them and get them used to a daily routine. One of those challenges is getting them to stop pulling on the lead, which isn’t easy when they’re so excited to be outside! With all the distractions of loud noises, intriguing smells and other dogs to contend with, you’ll be lucky to have a pooch that is always calm on the lead.

To give you a helping hand we’ve put together the best advice for stopping your dog pulling on the lead. The training techniques we’ve picked out mean that you should be able to take walks at your own pace, rather than being pulled here there and everywhere by your excitable dog or puppy!

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Praising your Cat for Good Behaviour

10th May 2017

pexels-photo-236603Cats don’t need the same amount of training as dogs do, but they can still benefit from you praising good behaviour when it occurs. Training through positive reinforcement and treats can help a cat or kitten figure out the house rules and guide them of what you consider to be good behaviour. For an owner, it could mean the difference between a cat using the litterbox and going to the toilet in your shoes instead.

Below we have listed some handy tips on the best ways to praise good behaviour in your cat, as well as how to distinguish between good and bad behaviour in the first place. Once you start praising your cat, you’ll find that with enough repetition, they will start to understand how you want them to behave, and you’ll be left with a very obedient kitty!

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6 Steps to Letting your Dog off the Lead

26th April 2017

DOZZ3LI55KWhether you’ve got a new dog or puppy, as an owner you will be naturally apprehensive about taking them off the lead for the first time. Depending on the breed and temperament, they might be boisterous, or even very nervous when around other dogs, people and loud noises, so it’s best to adopt a tactical strategy to ease them into being let off the lead.

Below we have laid out a six-step strategy for familiarising your dog with being off the lead, and behaving at the same time. As well as being training for the dog, this is also building the trust between owner and pet, so eventually you should have no problem in letting them off the lead on a walk. Continue reading

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Do you let your Dog on the furniture?

12th April 2017

Dogs on the furnitureAs soon as a new dog enters your household, they are considered one of the family. It is completely up to you as an owner to establish the rules of the house and what privileges your dog will be allowed. It is more often the case that these privileges are fairly close to the human members of the family, so much so, that they are free to roam around the house and do as they please.
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Advice for Driving with your Pet

20th March 2017

Driving with pets

An important aspect of pet ownership is the ability to keep them safe. This can be making sure your home is a safe place for them to be, as well as ensuring they are equally as safe when out on a walk or in public. Either way, it is your responsibility as owner to ensure a cat or dog does not get in harm’s way.
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10 Tips for Making Your Dog Obedient

15th March 2017

Whether you have just got a new puppy or have adopted an older dog you would like to train, it can be a challenging prospect. A lot of time and patience goes into training a dog of any age, and depending on their temperament and your dedication to training them, it can seem easy or be very difficult at times.

Making your dog obedient

To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together our top 10 tips to making your dog more obedient, which should make you think about your approach to training your dog. It might be that you’re new to training, or have started out but just need a little advice before carrying on. After all, some dogs can be challenging when it comes to obedience, so the more advice the better, especially if you want to get your dog obeying every command sooner rather than later.
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Making your Garden Safe for Pets

22nd February 2017

garden safeYour garden is the perfect place for your pets to play and enjoy the outdoors, allowing you to keep an eye on them. It’s important that your garden is a safe place for them to enjoy without any potential danger or hazards.

With this in mind, we’ve put together a ‘Making your Garden Safe for Pets’ guide:

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Indoor vs. Outdoor Cat: The Pros and Cons

8th February 2017

Should you keep your cat indoors or let it come and go as it pleases?

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If you live in a busy city or an apartment without outdoor space, it might be tempting to keep your pet indoors. On the other hand, allowing your cat to wander free comes with its own set of dangers.

To help you make the choice, we’ve weighed up the pros and cons to both sides of the argument:
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