January 2, 2019

So the new year has begun! along with this comes the thought of what will be around the corner....

What would you like to change with the pressure of the 'Resolutions'. I think its a load of old nonsense and far too much pressure to put in yourself during one of the most miserable months of the year, Pah!!!

But as January is such a rotten month what can we do with our pets to make it more enjoyable?...

December 10, 2018

Christmas is one of those odd times of year when there is a fine line with it being Joyeux Noel or Bah Humbug

One thing for sure is the change in routine! excitement in the air and usually having more visitors and strange decorations being displayed can sometimes be a bewildering time for our pets. 

There they are enjoying the everyday life and then bam here comes the festive season. For c...

November 2, 2018

Talking about toilets!

Our gorgeous indoor cats need a place to spend a penny or two, so how do we get this right?

Really we need to think about what we want from our own toilet experience and transfer this for our feline friends, somewhere private, comfortable and clean springs to mind. As you all will know, using public toilets can be a mixed experience but all the more relaxing if the above is pr...

September 12, 2018

We all get grumpy if we haven’t had enough sleep or rest, it can really impact on how we deal with other people and situations, and well the same applies to animals.

Unlike humans who generally stay up all day and then sleep for one long stretch at night, dogs spread out their sleep. Dogs can sometimes appear to sleep for days at a time, and you might think they’re just being lazy. Sometimes this c...

August 28, 2018

Electric shock collars for cats and dogs will be banned in England, the government has announced.

The training devices deliver up to 6,000 volts of electricity or spray noxious chemicals to control animals' behaviour.

Environment secretary Michael Gove said this causes unacceptable "harm and suffering".

Wales and Scotland have already taken steps to prevent the use of electric collars.


July 3, 2018

When you get a kitten you can spend hours playing with them. I have often seen clients that have a vast array of toys strewn over the floor that their cat 'used to' play with but no longer does. 

I wonder if this is because the kitten grew into a more independent cat who made their own entertainment elsewhere or if the owners grew bored of making the extra effort once the kitten period ended....

June 6, 2018

When we have hot days its not always possible to give our dogs the exercise they need without them over heating or getting sun stroke. 

Some of us may choose to walk our four legged friends early in the morning or later at night but that is a long time for our dogs to wait for something interesting to happen with their day. So why not try to create an interesting environment for them at home by set...

May 23, 2018

Teaching dogs the basic commands are so important in a dogs life. If they really know the basics well at home then try to get them to display these behaviours with varying levels of environmental distractions. How well do they recall, sit, down, stay or give paw in the park?

Having these basic commands on a robust cue are a real help if you dog then develops a behaviour problem. This will give yo...

April 10, 2018

Many owners report that their dogs are unpredictably aggressive but unbeknown to them they are missing some of the subtle signs that their dog may not be very comfortable in certain scenarios. Occasionally if the subtle signs are not picked up upon the dog may decide to stop using them and jump straight to aggression. Why would they continue to waste time trying to communicate with a worried tail...

March 17, 2018

Is your cat left or right pawed?

A recent study has shown that there seems to be a correlation between gender and left or right paw skills! Here is how to test if your cat shows a preference.

  • What paw do they step onto first when walking up stairs

  • Do they use the same paw to play with a toy

  • Put some food in a tube (empty cardboard toilet roll tube will do) which paw do they use to fish...

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