Remember, remember the 5th of November – it’s a time that many dog owners dread and never forget.
With Bonfire night fast approaching it is a nightmare time of year for so many dog owners. Of course the main problem is that the 5th of November is just the start of the firework season and a lot of displays start before the 5th and continue long into the New Year.
So what should people do? How should dog owners behave in order to turn a stressed dog into a calm and happy dog? In most cases it’s the complete opposite of what they are currently doing!
Here are some suggestions of what to do in advance of firework displays:
I think I’m safe in saying that summer is here in the UK
With it comes a big increase in the number of dog deaths and heat related problems.
Which is why I thought it would be good to post information and advice that will help SAVE dog’s lives this summer…
Here it is…
If you have ever listened to me on the radio you will have heard me mention acidophilus. The name is not easy to remember so I very often spell it for the listeners! Acidophilus is the number one supplement that I recommend, it helps, and often cures, almost all conditions and can really be a magical supplement for so many people and dogs.
If you think I’m exaggerating just look at some of the many benefits and symptoms it works with:
Did you know that in the UK a new dog law came into force on Monday 20th October 2014?
This new law empowers the police and local authorities to stop dog attacks from happening by demanding that irresponsible dog owners take appropriate preventative steps.
It will also enable them to issue community protection notices, or ‘dogbos’ which will demand that the owner takes the necessary measures to control their dog’s behaviour.
Dog owners seen as irresponsible can be issued with on the spot fines, have their dog/s taken away and even face prosecution.
Teaching your dog tricks is not only fun but a great way to strengthen your bond.
Below I’ve put together 2 easy tricks that you can teach your dog.
Here’s what to do:
To teach your dog tricks, even easy ones, you need to have some small reward treats, be in a quiet suitable place and keep the training sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your dog will start to get board.
Dog training is not as difficult as you may think.
Now there’s a bold statement for you!
In fact it is certainly possible for ANY dog owner to train their dogs themselves provided they put in the time and effort to do so.
Below I’ve listed some principles to follow that will help you.
Consistency is very important during training, always use the same command for a specific behaviour that you would like to teach your dog. Using different commands will confuse them and are unlikely to give you the results you are looking for.
Getting your dog’s attention is one of the most important things you can do to in order to get the type of dog behaviour that you would like. And if, once you’ve got it, you can keep that attention, then you’re really going to make some fast progress.
Keeping your dog’s attention is not only essential in competition work but also invaluable in everyday life too.
Okay, so we’ve established the advantages, now we need to look at how to achieve this goal. It isn’t necessarily going to be easy to keep your dog’s attention at first, and some personality types are more difficult than others but here are some tips on how to accomplish this with most dogs.
A lot of puppies and dogs love to dig, it’s in their blood and is quite often their favourite pastime! This is especially true for the sporting, terrier and Nordic breeds.
I know this only too well having 2 terriers myself!
In the early days there were lots of holes in our garden and although I didn’t want to stop them from doing what was natural for them to do, I didn’t want a garden that looked like an assault course!
I realized that the answer was to teach them to dig in an area that was safe for them to do so and a place that we were happy with too.
Did you know that ear infections are said to be the main reason that people take their dog or cat to a vet, other than with life threatening illnesses?
And did you also know that on many occasions these infections could be treated naturally without reoccurring incidences?
Now I know that giving you tips and advice on how to do this naturally is not going to make me very popular with some vets, but I realized a long time ago that not everyone always likes what I say (it certainly would be a boring world if we were all the same) and it’s impossible to please everyone.
To be honest I no longer try!
So fasten your seat belts, because here we go…
Today I’d like to tell you about a natural remedy that I’ve been giving to ‘the boys’ (my 2 Parson Terriers) for years that has helped keep them in tip top condition.
I also recommended this natural remedy to my human clients when I had a complementary therapy practice and they had amazing results too.
This is something that has powerful healing properties, is cheap to buy and something you may already have in your home…
So what it is, you may ask!