Moving House With Your Pet
Moving home is a stressful time for everyone, but it can be easy to forget how big an impact moving house can have on your pet.
Anxiety in Dogs
Dogs may develop anxiety for many reasons. Learn how to help prevent your dog from becoming anxious and what to do if they begin showing signs of stress.
Bring a new cat home will be very different depending on if you already have a cat, or if you don’t, and if you are introducing a kitten or an adult cat. Making sure the needs of your cat or cats are all met, and that any relationships are harmonious, can be tricky but hard-work and effort early on will pay huge dividends.
Dog Body Language
While it can sometimes appear that your dog understands every word you say, it’s important to realise that they are always communicating with us too!
Did you know cat litter has only been around since the 1950’s? With the invention of litter trays, smart feeders, microchip cat flaps and cat trees, to name a few, we now have much more freedom in how we choose to set up our cats’ environments.
Cat Flap Training
Cat flaps are a great way to allow your cat to come and go as they please, and as most are lockable you can still choose to keep them inside if you need to – for a pending vet visit, for example!
Top Tips For Dog Training!
Part of bringing a new dog into your family is training. This takes times and patience, but is also extremely rewarding for both of you! Remember these basic points and your puppy will soon be following your cues as if it’s the most natural thing in the world.
What Is Positive Reinforcement?
Positive reinforcement works on the basic premise that if you reward your dog for doing something, they are likely to do that action again – after all, it got a great result last time! This positive feedback is a great way to teach your dog how you want them to behave, and should be applied to all aspects of training your dog.
Guarding food, or any resource such as toys or a sleeping space, is a natural reaction. In a ‘wild’ situation, these resources can run out or be stolen, and therefore need to be protected. Teaching our dogs that their resources are safe is important, as guarding behaviour can become aggressive and difficult to control if left unmanaged.
It is estimated that 19% of UK households have at least one cat.
Anxiety In Cats
Sometimes a small change in your cats routine or surroundings can cause stress or anxiety. Read more on how to help them here.
Safe Car Travel For Dogs
Car travel is really important for many dog owners, but did you know that car travel with pets can be very dangerous if they aren’t properly restrained, just like us! Unrestrained dogs can be a distraction, as well as being a risk to themselves and others in a crash. So, what do you need to do to keep you both safe?
Bringing home your new puppy is a really exciting time, but if you already have a dog at home you may be concerned that they won’t share your joy at your new arrival. A careful introduction, and a bit of pre-planning, can help those first few moments and days go smoothly and set your pups up for a lifetime of friendship!
Teaching your dog or puppy that being alone for short periods is normal and that you will return is really important. Read our top tips here.
Cognitive Dysfunction In Dogs
Sadly we all know that when people age they can develop dementia, but did you know it happens to our dogs too? In fact, over a quarter of 11-12 year old dogs might be showing signs of doggy dementia, which is known as ‘cognitive dysfunction’.