Wookie the Pomeranian tries out dog leads and attends dog competitions

by Leanne Thompson on January 21, 2012

On the 11th February 2011, Wookie the Pomeranian dog will have his chance to steal the limelight, as he shows dog lovers the newly designed dog leads created by Promofix owner, Kathryn Holloway. Wookie is the pet dog of Kathryn who lives in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Kathryn has recently been asked by show organisers if she would assist them with the promotion of an event in the near future.

With Promofix being a relatively successful company specialising in promotional merchandising, it is clear to see why Miss. Holloway has been chosen to help with the event. Despite the fact that her pet Pomeranian did not manage (more…)

Kate Middleton given pet Labrador puppy for birthday

by Darren Jamieson on January 20, 2012

It was the Duchess of Cambridge’s 30th birthday on the 9th January and, while the whole nation revelled at the knowledge of Kate spending her first birthday as a royal, she was spending her time enjoying an adorable present. It has recently been revealed that, aside from the luxurious clothing and jewels that Kate received on the celebration of her birthday, she also received the gift of a pet Labrador puppy.

The Labrador puppy had a shiny black coat and was given to the Duchess by her new husband, Prince William. Kate is an animal lover and it appears she was thrilled with the new addition to her royal family. While the couple (more…)

Supplies needed for house training a puppy

by Vivien Richardson on January 19, 2012
The essential tool for house training a puppy is lots and lots of patience. House training a puppy is not straight forward and there will be lots of accidents as you try to teach your new little friend the rules in your home. However, to help with your patience and aid you in your training there are a number of supplies that you can get, before you bring your puppy home, which should make the training go more smoothly.

Crate-training a puppy can help with easing your pet

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Bichon Frise & Shih Tzu returned to happy owners

by Darren Jamieson on January 18, 2012

An unfortunate incident regarding the dognapping of a Bichon Frise and a Shih Tzu in Brighton has come to a happy ending, as the dogs were returned to their owners. Emma, a mother of four, has said now how she will be extra careful to not let the dogs out of her sight.

The Shih Tzu, named Rollo, and Lula the Bichon Frise, were both taken from their own home on Monday, January 9th. With the dogs normally roaming (more…)

Avoid punishment when training your puppy

by Vivien Richardson on January 17, 2012

There are various ways to train a puppy and depending on the books you read or the training classes that you take your puppy to, there will be different schools of thought on how to raise an obedient dog.

One of the ways that you should avoid training your puppy is through punishment. Remember the dog is only young and your pet will not necessarily equate a punishment with the action that they have just done. Particularly if you find dog mess on the floor that you did not see the puppy make, it may not necessarily understand that a clip on the nose is as a result of (more…)

Toys for your dog

by Leanne Thompson on January 16, 2012

Dog lovers love to treat their pets as one of the family. Buying gifts for the dog at Christmas, birthdays or just because you love them, none pet-owners can often wonder why the dog needs so many treats! However, dog toys are not just to give pleasure to the owner who wants to treat their beloved pet.

Toys can be essential for many reasons including helping to exercise your pet, stopping their boredom (more…)

Getting your puppy to sleep through the night

by Vivien Richardson on January 15, 2012

Once your puppy is old enough to leave his mother and you are allowed to bring him home, it can be an exciting time for you – but a time of great upheaval for the puppy. Leaving the mother, all the new surroundings and people, means that the puppy has lots of new nooks and crannies to explore but will also be looking for comfort and reassurance.

During the day, your puppy will probably be surrounded by a constant stream of companions looking to play with and pet (more…)

What to expect at dog training school

by Vivien Richardson on January 14, 2012

When you go along to a dog training class, check a few details beforehand of what the trainer might need to see. A reputable organisation will want to see your vaccination certificates; some will also request that your puppy has been wormed. You may want to bring a few things along with you such as titbits for rewards, poop bags, toys, a collar and lead and a water bowl with a supply of water. A full list should be provided when you enrol.

Your puppy’s training class should offer a fun and friendly atmosphere in a comfortable venue. The whole family can go and everybody can learn together the signals and commands for the pup.

Remember, your puppy has a lot to learn, it will be a lot easier if he or she is happy and stress free. Don’t worry if he or she (more…)

Make your grooming memorable for all the right reasons

by Darren Jamieson on January 13, 2012

You don’t want your dog’s grooming session to be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Be prepared, your local pet store will be able to provide everything you need. Maintenance sessions lasting just a few minutes will keep your dog looking great and feeling good.

Get the right kind of brush and combs for your dog’s coat, different brushes have different uses, if you have a very long haired dog you may need specific brushes. For simple routine grooming a series of wide and narrow toothed combs are handy. Excessive tugging with the wrong brush will make your dog sore and he or she will be reluctant (more…)

Potty training for puppies

by Mark James on January 12, 2012

Your new puppy is bound to be adorable and seemingly beyond reprimand – until you see the mess that he or she has made on the floor in your home. This can send even the most patient new dog owner into despair when they become caught in a constant pattern of cleaning their floor. Bad habits such as this can be hard to break and this is why, no matter how cute you find your puppy, it is never too early to avoid them developing bad habits by starting your potty training regime as soon as you bring the puppy home.

Much like a child, your new puppy will need some incentives to learn to do the right thing and there are various ways that you can encourage your puppy to learn not to make a mess in your home. Dog treats are highly effective when combined with encouraging words such as “good boy” or “good girl”. Offering a treat will mean that the dog will associate their (more…)

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