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Raising Puppy

Raising Puppy
Are you house training a pup or adolescent, are you trying to put down some basic rules and you’re having problems? I can help
Having 4 dogs to look after, 2 from pups and numerous foster pups, I can tell you the secrets to house training and setting down rules or boundaries your pup will understand. They will make mistakes, they are still young and learning, but your consistency is Key to everything you do at this impressionable stage. Be clear in your mind what you want and do it.
signs to help with quick house training, a pup will want to go- as soon as it wakes up, after it eats or drinks, after playing, it will start to smell around and circle before it squats , so be quick!. Pretty much every half hour while it is awake for the first few weeks. Use a code or command like ‘Go busy’ or ‘go toilet’ while they are out on the lawn or patio and lots of praise in soft excited tones when they suceed, even if you are there 20 mins, you learn the signs, your timing is key to how long you will be out there!
Good luck
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Morning Glory

Well it’s a fabulous Autum morning here in Derry! Blue skies, swans flying in overhead for a stop-over at lough Foyle and the dogs had a brisk walk down to the river Faughan which is about 500yrds from our front door. The girls were deep in the grass stiring up the locals while Rudi is […]

Is the food you’re feeding your pet killing it? (and making your vet rich) | Mail Online

And then I came across a website created by Lisa Pierson, a pet nutritionist, that completely shocked me. It explained that processed dried food – the exact kind I’d been feeding Jaggers for years – is linked to urinary and kidney problems.

‘I was horrified. This had never even been raised as a possibility by my vet. But after I’d read about this, I spoke to another vet, who agreed with Lisa Pierson.

He knew about the problems caused by processed foods, and said that if I’d fed Jaggers a more natural diet – such as raw meat or cooked chicken – he might never have fallen ill.’

Her story is sure to concern anyone with a pet, particularly because few people are aware of the little-publicised concerns about processed pet foods – and that includes ‘wet’ (i.e. tinned and packet) foods as well.

And part of the problem, as a Mail investigation can reveal, is that much of the veterinary industry is inextricably linked to the pet-food manufacturers.

via Is the food you’re feeding your pet killing it? (and making your vet rich) | Mail Online.