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Nowzad – Operation Ark

Nowzad – Operation Ark

Well, what an amazing achievement. After surviving a suicide bomb attack, discussions with the local Taliban, a long wait in the street with cats & dogs and a few heated exchanges with government administrators, Operation Ark has landed. I think we could all hear...

Dog Theft, Keeping Your Dog Safe.

Dog Theft, Keeping Your Dog Safe.

  Your dogs are part of your family, and you naturally want to keep them safe. You also know about dog theft and the thought of your dogs being taken and sold to another family, or worse used in dogfighting, is a constant worry. Even though you may like to, you...

Sudden Breakdown of House Training

Sudden Breakdown of House Training

A Visit to the Vets.   If fouling indoors has started suddenly a visit to your vet should be taken first just in case it is related to a health issue.Your pet could have a bladder infection, or other health issues, that are causing them to lose control of their...

Retractable Dog Leads

Retractable Dog Leads

Dog trainers generally dislike them while dog families love them, so should you use one? In this article, we try to lay out the pros and cons of using retractable dog leads. We have two main leads for walking PB's Polly Dog and are used depending on the walk we are...

My Dog Keeps Chewing Things

My Dog Keeps Chewing Things

Dogs are by nature pack animals and will seek out companions to be with, especially us humans. However, in today's pace of life, our everyday routines can quickly be turned upside, resulting in time with your family dog either being drastically changed or reduced....

How to get back your Stolen or Rehomed Pet

How to get back your Stolen or Rehomed Pet

Stolen/Rehomed Pets - UK Law Your dog or cat is the love of your life. But under UK Law they are a possession, an item of property like any computer or piece of furniture you own, (commonly called a "chattel"). Ownership of chattels, your dog or cat, means you own...

Keep your Pets Safe During Fireworks Season

Keep your Pets Safe During Fireworks Season

Fireworks are enjoyed by people all year-round, but now that we are approaching Bonfire night and New Year’s, fireworks will be a much more frequent occurrence. Although people may love them, our pets are not quite as fond. This time of year can be the most stressful...

Do Not Risk Losing Your Pet To Watch TV

Do Not Risk Losing Your Pet To Watch TV

First of all, this article is equally relevant to cat families but refers to dogs simply because it is written based on facts found in the Dogs Trust 2016 survey. Is the Dogs Trust survey relevant to cats? Definitely, and while there is no intention to insult cats we...

Dogs Trust Positive News From 2016 Survey

Dogs Trust Positive News From 2016 Survey

Of the 370 surveys sent out to local councils, 338 were returned, up from 319 for 2015, giving a 92% response rate. Not all surveys were fully completed but this is still an excellent response from councils who made the time to return the questionnaire. The results in...

Introducing A New Cat To My Cats Guide

Introducing A New Cat To My Cats Guide

If you are adopting a cat this is the best thing you can do, you will not only be giving a cat a home of its own but also a family of its own. You will also be giving another cat a chance of achieving this because the adoption centre will have a free space to take...

Taiwan Animal Welfare Laws Bans the Sale and Eating Dog & Cat Meat

Taiwan Animal Welfare Laws Bans the Sale and Eating Dog & Cat Meat

In a huge step for animal welfare, Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to make both the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat illegal. Previously the county's animal protection law only targeted the killing and sale of cats and dogs for human consumption....

A Guide To Adopting A Cat

A Guide To Adopting A Cat

You have thought about adopting a cat long and hard, researched the pro’s and con’s and still decided you would love to adopt. Brilliant, this guide is all you need to help you through the adoption process, written by people who have cats in their families and been...

Barking: Patience & Perseverance Required

Barking: Patience & Perseverance Required

Stop dog barking is one of the most troublesome behaviour problems for most dog owners and as a dog behaviourist, I am frequently asked to solve. The good news is, it is relatively easy to solve with a little patience. Giving attention to a barking dog reinforces the...

Birthday Dog Treats Recipe

Birthday Dog Treats Recipe

Why not make some delicious dog treats for your dog on their special day?  This recipe is simple, easy to follow and your doggies are sure to love them!  View our video tutorial above and give them a try.  Let us know in the comments or on Facebook/Twitter how they...

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