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Fireworks season – 12 quick tips for owners

The next few weeks can be a worrying time for pet owners as celebrations such as ๐“—๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต๐“ธ๐”€๐“ฎ๐“ฎ๐“ท, ๐““๐“ฒ๐”€๐“ช๐“ต๐“ฒ and ๐“‘๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ฏ๐“ฒ๐“ป๐“ฎ ๐“๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฑ๐“ฝ can bring along the sights & sounds of fireworks, plus other strange, scary ‘stuff’. Here are some quick tips to help your pet cope.  For more advice please visit https://www.doglistener.tv/2010/08/fear-of-noise/

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Help pets have a spook-free Halloween

Many households may be gearing-up for some fa-boo-lous fun, yet with more pets living with us than ever before, this can be a scary time for them. See my tips on how to help pets have a spook-free ๐“—๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต๐“ธ๐”€๐“ฎ๐“ฎ๐“ท…

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Fireworks season – Tips for owners

The next few weeks can be a worrying time for pet owners as celebrations such as ๐“—๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต๐“ธ๐”€๐“ฎ๐“ฎ๐“ท, ๐““๐“ฒ๐”€๐“ช๐“ต๐“ฒ and ๐“‘๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ฏ๐“ฒ๐“ป๐“ฎ ๐“๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฑ๐“ฝ can bring along the sights & sounds of fireworks, plus other strange, scary ‘stuff’. Here are my tips to help your pet cope.  For more advice visit https://www.doglistener.tv/2010/08/fear-of-noise/V 

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Finalists announced – Best Business Women Awards 2021

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๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€! It’s just been announced that I’m a finalist in the 2021 Best Business Women Awards for the following two categories: ANIMAL SERVICES and BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE.   Founded in 2015 by multi-award winning entrepreneur Debbie Gilbert, the Best Business Women Awards are now considered to be one of the UKโ€™s most prestigious awards […]

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Living with behavioural problems – ownersโ€™ experiences

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Over the years Iโ€™ve seen the emotional and financial impact on owners who live with a pet that exhibits undesirable behaviours. Whilst there is plenty of data relating to the welfare of pets with problems, there is little on the effect such problems may have on human-half of the relationship.  However, a recent paper by […]

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Pet grief โ€“ it hurts

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Pet-keeping is one of the closest forms of human-animal interaction in Western society.  Although owner-pet relationships may stem from genetically based inclinations that attract humans to other living beings, other reasons for pet ownership include providing stability (Brickel, 1986), reciprocal love, affection (Bradshaw, 2017) and a sense of self (Belk, 1988).  In other words, research […]

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Christmas – A pet owner’s survival guide

Although Christmas may be quite different for many of us this year due to the global pandemic, the countdown to Christmas has begun.  Our homes may fill with Christmas trees, baubles, gift wrap and food.  And for some, it may mean welcoming for the first time this year close friends or family into our homes; […]

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Create a sensory pet garden (inside or out)

Ever heard of a sensory garden?  It’s a self-contained garden that is designed to stimulate the senses not just with lovely looking and nice smelling plants and flowers but also by having items that can be interacted with, such as fuzzy plants to touch or giant instruments like a xylophone, strung up that people can […]

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Socialising your puppy to people during COVID-19

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When we bring a puppy into our home, we want our dog to settle in quickly, be comfortable in their new environment and grow up to be a well-rounded, confident dog.  Typically puppies enter their new homes from about eight weeks of age.  Most puppy books will tell the new dog owner of the importance […]

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Ten tips to avoid spooking your pets this Halloween

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Halloween will soon be here.  While Halloween may be great fun for many, it can be a time of real worry for our four-legged friends.  Having the door knocked or bell rung throughout the evening then people dressed in strange looking outfits shouting “Trick or Treat” could spook even the most placid of pets and […]

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