Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0: New Practical Techniques for Fear, Frustration, and Aggression in Dogs

This book will teach you how to rehabilitate aggression, frustration, and fear.

Use survival skills to prevent reactivity on walks and at home. 

Use a long line to safely maximize your dog s freedom of movement.

Apply Grisha’s BAT philosophy to all dogs and puppies…and get your life back! Behavior Adjustment Training.

Clear enough for all readers to follow, this book also includes technical tips and bonus chapters just for dog behavior professionals.

Grisha Stewart’s updated version of BAT is easy to understand with wonderful illustrations and pictures to help the reader visualize the process.

Millhouse Pet Travel Stroller Dog Pushchair Pram Jogger Buggy With 4 Wheels Black

The bestselling Millhouse pet stroller is specifically designed to take your pet around easily and safely.

This 4-wheel pet stroller has been carefully created – its compact size allows you to take your pet anywhere with ease, yet spacious enough to store all essentials. The stroller contains an open storage basket at the bottom and comes equipped with a sturdy dual cup holder and a centre tray. It also has mesh windows, making it breathable for your pet and allows you to keep an eye on your pet.

This pet stroller is also great for public transport. The stroller can be easily manoeuvred with its 360 swivel wheels including brakes on the rear wheels. Conveniently, this design allows the stroller to fold up and can be secured with a safety latch – therefore you can easily store it away.

Lintbells YuMOVE Dog supplement for stiff dogs, 300 tablets

Product Description

Lintbells YuMOVE Dog joint supplement is for stiff and older dogs. Clinically proven to work in 6 weeks, aids stiff joints, supports joint structure and Maintains mobility.

The UK’s no. 1 veterinary skin and coat supplement YuMOVE provides a concentrated source of Omega 3s proven to soothe stiff joints and maintain joint comfort.

Rich in natural chondroitin sulphate from green-lipped mussel to maintain healthy cartilage and joints for longer. Vitamins C and E neutralise these free radicals helping to maintain joint mobility.

Ingredients

Glucosamine HCl, Green-lipped mussel, Manganese, Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E and C.

Directions

Small dogs -1 tablet daily; Medium dogs – 2 tablets daily; Large dogs – 3 tablets daily; Giant dogs – 4 tablets daily Please be aware that any new changes to a pet’s diet could result in digestive upset.

Safety Warning

Please read all product packaging literature and product labels before use.

Box Contains

300 tablet tub

Do Dogs Really Need Coats?

Do dogs really need coats?

Studies by experts indicate that, with a few exceptions, dogs do not really need to wear any clothing as they have a natural protective layer.

Dogs coats* are designed to insulate them from the outside temperature, repel rainwater, filter out sunlight and prevent direct contact with certain agents that can damage them.

Dog coats can sometimes be very harmful to them because coats do not allow them to naturally regulate their body temperature. If they reach a very high temperature because of the coat, they could overheat and suffer from skin infections. Rubbing of the coat against the skin could cause injury or sores.

Which Dogs Don’t Need Coats?

The breeds of dogs that really don’t need coats are those that have a skin mantle that is characterized by climatic changes such as German shepherds, mastiffs, Akitas, Alaskan malamute, huskies, among others.

They are breeds that enjoy a hairy disposition similar to that of their ancestors who are the wolves. If you observe these dogs in detail you will be able to appreciate thick and long hairs, and under that cover, millions of hairs that are intertwined forming a layer close to the skin.

Due to this, the heat cannot escape from the body of these dogs, it is retained due to the first layer of fine hair, having as a second measure to keep the heat in a better way, the layer of thick hair, working as a thermal layer.

Which Dogs Do Need Coats?

On the other hand, there are exceptions, that is, there are breeds of dogs that do need coats, which are short-haired dogs. Unlike the breeds of dogs already mentioned, they have only one arrangement of hair, which is short and uniform, causing heat to escape from their bodies easily.

These breeds are bulldogs, chihuahuas, pinschers, boxers, greyhounds, dalmatians, among others.

In the harshness of winter, these dog breeds can feel cold, they can be uncomfortable and shaky. They will sometimes show signs of respiratory diseases as well as chronic organic stress.

These dogs would not endure the extreme winter weather by spending long periods in low temperatures and being exposed, therefore will benefit from a warm dog coat.

Long, silky-haired dogs such as Shi Tzu, Maltese, Lhasa Apso etc. The coat of these dogs is not effective either; as soon as it rains they get soaked with water like sponges, besides, they tremble quite often, which indicates nervousness, stress, but also means that they feel cold.

Coats can be worn on rainy and cold days, it is a completely effective measure to prevent them from getting cold, as these dogs lose a considerable amount of heat through their body surface and are exposed not only by the skin layer but also by the small body mass they possess.

Age and disease

Other dogs that do need shelter are those that are weakened either by age or disease. Older or geriatric dogs are predisposed to cold because their low metabolism is now lower than it was previously. Also, because of advanced age, they normally suffer from pain in the axial and appendicular skeleton.

Their arthritic joints require heat for better functioning and less pain. Hypothyroid dogs, follicular dysplasia and Cushing’s show patterns of alopecia in extreme cases.

Hypothyroidism, a hormone disorder that weakens hair follicles, is very common; the animal affected by this disease may show completely alopecic body extensions. In this type of case, the dog needs, besides the coat, a quick diagnosis and also an effective clinical treatment.

What types of dog coats are there?

Returning to dog coats, it is important to take into account the composition of the fabric, because a poor quality fabric, or very cheap garments, can affect their mobility, damage your dog’s skin and even cause allergies if your dog is very sensitive.

Raincoats*: Being waterproof, they are the most recommended when going out, because, they have protection against rain, humidity and snow, making them perfect to avoid any kind of humidity

Hooded*: These coats have a small hood, which is more of a compliment, but if it rains you can put it on to protect his little head and prevent him from getting wet.

Padded and lined*: Especially suitable for dogs that are more sensitive to cold and have less hair. This type of coat can give your dog a lot of warmth.

If it is not cold:

Dog jackets: These coats are mostly reversible with different designs making you have two coats in one

Reflective*: These dog coats have reflective strips or prints, which make them ideal for keeping our pet as controlled as possible when there is not much light outside.

Vests: Most commonly, dog coats are shaped like vests. If they are whole, they will have a part for your dog’s paws, but with the vest design, it is enough to keep them protected from the cold.

When and how to use dog coats?

The body temperature of dogs is usually 38º. This means that they suffer more in the summer from heat than from cold in the winter. Bearing this in mind, it is not advisable to use dog summer coats, as they can be very hot or sweaty.

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Do dogs really need coats?

How to stop a dog from digging holes

When my dog was young, I had a problem with him digging holes in our back garden. He used to do it right in the centre of the lawn. I was forever having to go out there and fill the holes with soil and sprinkle grass seed over the top. Luckily he grew out of doing it and learned that it was the wrong thing to do.

This post covers a few things that you can do to stop your dog digging holes in the back garden.

How to stop a dog from digging holes

Why do dogs dig holes?

Natural Instinct – Some dogs have been bred for this purpose so it is their natural instinct to dig holes. My dog is a Jack Russell and terriers were originally bred to dig. He used to like digging up stones!

Your dog is bored – Lack of stimulation can lead to destructive behaviour. 

Your dog is trying to escape – Your dog may be trying to escape to chase something or to get away from something that has frightened him. He will usually dig near fencing if this is the case. Your dog could’ve seen some prey such as a squirrel or a bird that he wants to chase.

To Cool Down

If the weather is hot, your dog may dig the earth because the soil underneath is cooler and he may be trying to cool himself down.

Make sure there is plenty of shade available and fresh water for your dog when it’s hot. A dog paddling pool is a great investment for the Summer.

How do I stop my dog digging up the garden?

More toys and activities – You could try leaving some extra toys outside when your dog is in the garden, Rotate the toys often so that your dog doesn’t get bored. You could try fun activities like hiding treats around the garden for your dog to sniff out.

Take more walks – Make sure your dog is regularly walked at least once a day. Lack of exercise can lead to behavioural problems.  Make sure your dog is socialised with other dogs. Take your dog to the park often.

Pay more attention to your dog – Make sure your dog is not left alone too long and has company. Spend time playing with your dog, give him more attention. Playing games like fetch can burn off some energy and keep him entertained. Your dog actually may have learned that by digging holes he gets your attention!

Give your dog something nice to chew on – When your dog is in the garden give him a nice bone to chew on. Or maybe a Kong toy * that you can fill with treats. My dog loved it when I filled them with peanut butter or cheese. This will keep your dog occupied for some time.

Have a designated digging spot – Have a designated digging spot, bury some of your dog’s chewing toys and let him dig them up. Praise your dog when he digs in the acceptable digging area.

It can take some time to train your dog to stop digging the garden. While you’re trying to teach your dog not to dig holes, it’s best to be around to supervise your dog when he is outside until you are sure he can be left for longer periods of time without destroying your garden.

Do you have any tips on how to stop a dog digging in the garden? If so, let us know in the comments below.

How to stop your dog from digging holes in the garden and reasons why they do it.

Are Samoyeds Good Family Dogs?

You’ve probably arrived at this post because you’re thinking about getting a Samoyed as a family pet and are wondering if this breed is good with kids. Read on to find out a bit more about this breed to see if a Samoyed is for you.

Are Samoyeds good family dogs?

 About the Samoyed

The Samoyed is a medium-sized dog and was originally bred to hunt, herd reindeer and pull sledges. They were brought to the UK in the 1800s.

The Samoyed is an intelligent, independent and friendly Dog and has a characteristic smile because the corners of the lips curl up to give the appearance of a smile.

Samoyed’s often live to the age of 12 or 14 years.

The Samoyed Coat

Samoyed’s have a long double coat which requires a lot of grooming making the dog very high maintenance. Your dog will need a good thorough brush every day to keep the coat in tip-top condition. 

A slicker brush*, a comb and a FURminator* are good tools to use. Use the FURminator on the head and lower legs.

FURminator Long Hair DeShedding Tool for Medium DogsFURminator Long Hair DeShedding Tool for Medium Dogs

 

Grooming must be carried out regularly especially during shedding times as it’s important not to let the code to get matted.

Samoyeds Need Companionship

Samoyeds need companionship and do not do well when left alone for extended periods, so if you’re out at work most of the day this is probably not the right dog for you. 

If left alone for long periods of time the Samoyed often develops into a nuisance barker and will become destructive and chew things. This breed is especially good at howling!

How Much Exercise Does A Samoyed Need

Samoyed’s love to play, they are very active dogs and need lots of exercise.  It’s recommended that a minimum of 2 hours of exercise every day is needed.

They do have a tendency to pull on the lead but can be trained to walk beside you.  A head collar can be used for excessive pulling.

If you have a back garden it’s a great area to play with your samoyed and help him burn off excess energy. A secure garden is a must because Samoyeds are good escape artists. 

If you want this type of breed it’s important that you have the time to walk and play with them daily.

Samoyeds and Kids 

Samoyeds are great with children as long as they have the correct socialisation. A Samoyed is a very loyal dog to the family but can sometimes favour just one person.

It’s important to keep an eye on them around small children because they are so excitable and boisterous they may knock them over. Adults should supervise dogs and kids are all times. Children should never be left alone with a dog.

Is a Samoyed for you? Do you already own a Samoyed? Let us know in the comments.

Are Samoyeds Good Family Dogs?