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Toxins and Poisons

The animals in our care need to be protected from the things in our environment which will cause them harm. Their own instincts will not be enough to stop them ingesting toxins and poisons that are too easily available to them due to our lifestyles.   Below is a list of the most common toxins and potentially dangerous items that you should protect your faithful friend from ingesting.   Chocolate – especially dark chocolate and cocoa shells.   Pork –…

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Bringing Balance

Bringing balance to the canine/human relationship   Our puppies need leadership and guidance from us so that they know they can trust us. In time, as we build on the basic levels of care and training with them, we will know we can trust them too.   Always provide for your dog’s physicals needs, regardless of their behaviour. We must never use our resource holding power to punish the animals in our care. All animals need free access to water,…

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Basic Health Care

Keeping your dog healthy will help to ensure they have every chance to enjoy life and become the faithful friend you hope for.   Important aspects of basic grooming: humanity before vanity   Regularly check your puppy’s paws to make sure they don’t have any ticks or foreign bodies in-between the pads. Long haired breeds will need to have the hair from this area trimmed so that matting doesn’t occur. Long hair in-between the pads will retain dirt and moisture…

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‘Proofing’

Proofing   What does it mean to ‘proof’ an exercise when training a dog?     Proofing an exercise is the last part of teaching the dog to do the given task in any situation. Dogs are not good at generalising and so when we teach them an exercise they only tend to learn it in that particular context, not in any other context. When you ‘proof’ the exercise you are teaching the dog to do it in every situation…

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Before You Buy a Puppy

Advice for all prospective dog owners: Before bringing home a puppy or dog, honestly consider the following questions: How much time and patience do you have to take care of a puppy/dog? Don’t just think of the walking, remember the house-training; cleaning up; grooming; playing; obedience training; vet visits; and time just to love them. Are you financially prepared for the predictable costs and also the unpredictable costs too? As well as food, toys, beds, harness/leads, parasite treatments and minor…

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The Critical Period

What is the ‘critical period’? In the early stages of every puppy’s life there is a period of time in which they are best able to accept new experiences and learn that these are a normal part of life, not to be feared.  It is a relatively short time from about 5-12 weeks of age. We called this the ‘critical period’ because if a puppy is not exposed to all the stimulus he is likely to encounter as part of…

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