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Our 10 Top Tips for this Firework Season

Unlike most of us, our dogs can be scared of fireworks, due to the loud noises and flashing of the fireworks (even the ‘no noise’ ones).  We have put together a list of things you can do to minimise your dog’s stress levels and how you can help them via training too.  Although we are…
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Obesity – Health Risks and Prevention

Sadly, obesity: the presence of excess body fat resulting in an overweight condition is becoming a common problem here in the UK. Vets estimate that nearly half of dogs in the UK are overweight! Being obese puts your dog’s life at risk, increasing the risk of health problems, which is likely to reduce life expectancy.…
Hydrotherapy

Introducing your Puppy to Hydrotherapy

Puppy swims are a great way to gently and safely introduce your puppy into the water. The pool is warm, safe and sanitised and you puppy will be accompanied by a qualified hydrotherapist at all times, whilst wearing appropriately fitting harnesses. Swimming in the Hydrotherapy Pool in St Ives is a great form of exercise…
1-2-1 Training

Here’s why enrichment should be part of your dog’s daily routine

Enrichment are activities that encourage your dog to display natural behaviours of licking, sniffing or chewing that do not involve training and have very little human interaction.  It is an important part of your dog’s daily routine as it helps your dog to relax, and teaches self-reliance, therefore reducing stress levels. If you do not…
Hydrotherapy

Ella Qualifies as a Level 3 Hydrotherapist!

After many months of studying and attending residential hands-on placements, we are super excited to announce that Ella has successfully completed her Level Three certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy with K9HS. Canine hydrotherapy can be used to improve dogs’ fitness, help them to stay active or recover from accidents, illness, or surgery. Some of the benefits…
Behaviour Modification

Advice for Owners of Nervous Puppy

A frequent question we get asked is, ‘my puppy is very nervous leaving the house. Do you have any advice?’ It’s quite possible that your puppy is experiencing a ‘fear period ‘. These are perfectly normal and generally occur sometime between 8 and 12 weeks and again around 6 to 14 months of age. However,…