Pet Guides and Information

Pet Guides

We will be putting lots of information on here to help you with your pets. Watch this space for more information​

Dog Training Guides

A rewarding part of dog ownership is training your dog. Training is a great way to bond with your dog and will help you build a good relationship with them.   

All dogs can benefit from learning some basic commands. We like the RSPCA guides which can help you with the basics of how to train your dog. 

Top Training Tips
  • Always start in a quiet room in your house away from distractions

  • Break training up into short regular sessions 

  • Be patient, dogs learn at different rates so don’t worry if your dog doesn’t pick things up straight away

  • Always end with something your dog knows, so the session finishes positively

  • Above all  have fun!

2018 Year of the Dog #DogKind

 How much do we really understand about our dogs? Are they physically fit and psychologically fulfilled in  other words, are Britain's dogs healthy and happy?

The results are in!

RSPCA surveyed thousands of dog owners asking about their knowledge of the behavioural and social needs of their dogs, as as well as their attitudes and behaviour towards dog training and problematic behaviour. Here are just some of the key findings:

  • 87 percent said they agreed dogs need the company of people. But 22 percent of dogs spend four hours or more alone during an average weekday.

  • Almost half of our nation’s dogs get between 30 and 60 minutes exercise per day. However, 6 percent of dogs owners report not walking their dog every day.

  • Nearly 20 percent of dogs are never let off the lead when walked.

  • 93 percent of dog owners agreed that dogs need regular opportunities to play. 67 percent always have access to toys at home, but just 22 percent never have toys to play with during exercise.

Read more at 

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/kind

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