Bark up the right tree with new Canine Nutrition Diploma Course

by Darren Jamieson on June 6, 2017

A new course on how dogs are affected by what they eat is now available from the Online Learning Academy (OLA), a digital learning resource that offers a variety of online courses backed up with tutor support.

The Canine Nutrition Diploma Course addresses the growing problem of many well-intentioned dog owners failing to realise that their dog’s diet is not as beneficial to their health as it might be.

Ideal for dog owners, or anyone considering a career in canine nutrition, the course covers everything from what nutrition means to your dog, to the link between diet and health, to the causes and symptoms of nutrition-related illness in canines. All information is presented in an easy to understand, personable and fun way, accompanied by memory aids to make some of the drier details a little more memorable.

Participants, who will learn interesting facts like what goes into dog food and how to make their own dog food, can reach out to the OLA team via email at any time for assistance, and will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course. As part of the conclusion, students intending to put their newfound nutritional knowledge into professional use are pointed in the direction of some useful resources.

The course takes 15 to 20 hours to complete, and is currently available for £95. It is the latest in a range of internet-based courses made available by OLA, covering themes as diverse as blogging for business, paleo nutrition and tracing fake Facebook accounts.

Here at Dream Dogs we’ve secured a special discount on the course where, when you enter the code WOOF in the checkout, you can download the course today for just £25.

Doggy coffee bar opens in Muswell Hill

by Mark James on October 29, 2014

Lisa Owen-Jones, a former marketing manager for BBC Concert Orchestra, has opened a coffee shop that caters for dogs and their owners in London.

The cafe’s proprietor made the career change due to (more…)

British dog owners encouraged to bake their own doggie treats

by Leanne Thompson on October 22, 2014

The BAFTA award-winning programme The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) has inspired many people to start baking, including for their pets.

It has been argued that when (more…)

Time for a nice bowl of tea

by Leanne Thompson on May 30, 2014

With recent research showing that owner spending on pet dogs has risen to nearly £570m, a new concept is hitting the high streets: herbal tea for dogs.

Costing up to (more…)

TV star Paul O’Grady to help feed a million rescue dogs

by Darren Jamieson on September 18, 2013

Paul O’Grady has many talents, from acting and writing to presenting a popular radio show. Although he has been in the limelight for most of his career, the Birkenhead comedian (more…)

Woman from Pennyffordd launches dog bakery business

by Darren Jamieson on April 10, 2013

Birthday cakes, sweet biscuits and sugary treats – these are things that most people indulge in from time-to-time, and one lady from the Pennyffordd area has come up with a (more…)

Man who left dog to survive by eating cats is jailed

by Mark James on September 29, 2011

A Wolverhampton man has been convicted of animal cruelty after it was discovered that he left his starving dog to eat the remains of other family pets.

Matthew Pearson, who lives on Graiseley Lane, Wednesfield, appeared before magistrates at Wolverhampton Court on 13th September.

The 28-year-old, who recently became a father, had confessed to charges of animal cruelty before his appearance, and hung his head in shame as he was handed down a jail sentence of 20 weeks, which included two-and-a-half months on license. He was then led away by officers to begin his stay at Her Majesty’s pleasure.

The court had heard the grisly details of his crime; Pearson’s parents (more…)

Well balanced doggie diets

by Vivien Richardson on September 28, 2011

A lot of people may think that they know everything about the nutritional needs of their pet dog. A lot of owners often believe that they are doing the right thing by their dog, but more often than not, in reality they can be harming their pet with the food that they are giving them.

Your dog’s diet can be quite complicated, and it is essential that you ensure your dog is getting all the nutritional aspects of their diet. If your dog is not getting enough vitamins, then this can lead to tummy upset, brittle bones and more serious health problems.

A lot of pre packaged food on the market will help ensure that your dog is getting all of their vital nutrients and vitamins, and you should start this at a young age. There is always a big debate over whether you (more…)

Choosing dog food

by Vivien Richardson on August 21, 2011

Choosing the right dog food for your pet can be an exhausting task. Shops and supermarkets will be packed full of various brands, all of which will be boasting of the various benefits that they hold for your beloved pet, and it can be difficult to know what to do for the best. It is not always the case that buying the most expensive product will be in your dog’s best interest or buying the most well known brand that you have seen advertised on the television.

Before you bring your dog home, do a little research into the kind (more…)

You are what you eat, and so is your puppy

by Mark James on August 12, 2011

You’ve heard of the phrase ‘as fit as a butcher’s dog’, right? There’s a reason why these lucky pooches are perceived to be fit and healthy – it’s because of their diet. It’s important to watch what you eat yourself, but it’s equally as important to regulate your dog’s intake too.

You may take some time when grocery shopping to look at the nutritional content printed on your food packaging, but have you ever checked out your pet food? As is always the case, it’s advisable to know what (more…)

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