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Separation Anxiety and Your Dog: How to Help

Whether you're returning to the office or going back to school, leaving your puppy or adult dog at home alone isn't an easy task. Some dogs adapt right away without their owners being around them throughout the day, while others may cry or bark excessively as soon as their owners walk out the door. It's essential to teach your dog that it's okay to left alone and that there's no need to panic; likewise, you must understand your puppy isn't...

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How to Choose a Bed For Your Dog

Every Dog Needs a Dog Bed Every dog needs a space to call its own; so a comfy bed he can relax in will be needed. There is a wide range of beds to choose from, including hard dog beds, soft dog cushions, orthopaedic mattresses and waterproof beds. As there are many types of dogs, there are many types of dog beds, so a lot of thought and consideration should go into your decision on what bed is best for your...

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Fitting a Harness For Your Dog

Finding the right harness for your dog is important so he can stay comfortable when out on his walks. If it’s too small, it can cause pain and discomfort; if too big, he can break loose, which can cause all sorts of mayhem! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to correctly fit your dog’s harness, how to measure, and the best types of harnesses for your breed of dog. Measuring Your Dog The first step to finding the right harness...

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How to Choose the Right Collar for your Dog

As a dog parent, it’s important to make sure any equipment you buy for your four legged friend is comfortable, well-fitted and suited to their breed. For the safety and comfort of your pooch, it is essential that you measure them accurately to ensure their collar is fi­tted correctly, otherwise it may cause some discomfort and you run the risk of causing harm if they break loose, which is the last thing you want when bringing them home for the...

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Puppy Adolescence: How To Help Your Teenage Puppy

It doesn’t seem that long ago that your little puppy was practically just a baby, eager to explore the world and curious about anything and everything. Still having accidents in the house and napping most of the day, your puppy has certainly grown a lot since! As your puppy begins to get bigger and mature, you may notice some changes in his behaviour.  After mastering toilet training, walking on a leash and a good recall, it can be easy to...

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Lead Training Your Puppy

Training your puppy to walk on a lead and stay by your side is a great way to ensure your walks are safe and enjoyable for you both. Many people think dogs naturally know how to walk on a lead but this isn’t the case, and it is a skill that needs to be trained. It’s important your puppy understands not to pull or try and run away from you when he’s on the lead, as he could potentially...

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How To Deal With Separation Anxiety in Your Dog

Heading back to school or back to the office? While this may be a joyous occasion for some, your dog may be feeling otherwise. Whether you’re returning to the workplace or going back to school, leaving your dog at home alone isn’t an easy task. Having enjoyed constant affection and unlimited access and to their humans for the last few months, dogs around the country now find themselves alone during the day again. A change of routine can be disruptive...

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Keeping your Pet Calm During Bad Weather

Helping Your Pet in Bad Weather Claps of thunder and flashes of lightning can be enough to make anyone jump, but your pet may have a different experience. Bad weather and stormy forecasts present a real challenge to our four legged friends, who may start to pant, bark, or hide behind the sofa, frightened of what’s going on outside. It’s heart breaking for any pet owner to watch their dog or cat quivering in fear. Although Ireland is lucky that tornados...

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Training Your Puppy-Sit, Stay, Focus

Training Your Puppy Training your puppy is a fantastic bonding experience for both you and him. Your puppy will learn to trust you and you will learn to understand him better, making the training all that bit easier. Puppies start learning from birth and despite their relatively short attention spans, you can expect them to begin to learn some basic obedience commands such as “sit,” and “stay,” as young as 7 to 8 weeks of age. With some patience, plenty of...

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Recall Training Your Puppy

The Importance of a Recall   Recall training your puppy and teaching them to return to you is one of the most important things you can train your dog to do. It not only keeps them safe, but provides more freedom for them throughout their life. Your dog should not be off a leash in public without a good recall or knowing their name, so it is essential to teach them this as early as you can and when they are still...

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