What to do with your Dog when you go on holiday

The kids have broken up for school now and many of us will have summer holidays planned.  If you are a dog owner, your decision on where to go may be somewhat constrained, or at the very least you will have to be taking your four-legged friend into account and decide what to do with them, whilst you are away, splashing around in the Costa Del Something.

So what are your choices for your Dog for Summer holidays?Below we discuss a few of these.

Leave them behind with friends or family?

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Dogs barking

Why do dogs bark and how can you reduce unnecessary barking?

The persistent barking of your dog, or perhaps worse, a neighbour’s dog, can at the very least be an annoyance.  If very loud and sustained over periods of time it can drive you to distraction.


So why does a dog bark and what can you do about it?

It would of course be unrealistic and unreasonable to expect your dog never to bark in the same way you would expect a child not to cry.  A dog’s barking, along with whining...............................................................................

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The wonderful work of the Irish Guide Dogs for the blind

Guide dogs (also called assistance dogs or seeing eye dogs) are not a new phenomenon.

A popular verse alphabet of the mid 16th-century began “A is for Archer, B is for Blind man led by dog”.  In the 19th-century novel Aurora Leighby Elizabeth Barrett Browning begins “The man walks wherever the dog pulls / And so I answered”

 

The history of Irish Guide Dogs for the blind

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Training Your Dog

Watching Crufts or other dog shows, gives you an idea of how well and to what level dogs can be trained.  This level of obedience though is difficult to achieve and takes a great deal of dedication from both the dog trainer and the dog themselves.  Dog training though is essential and in this post, we discuss the following:

  • What are the benefits of training your dog?
  • When to start dog training
  • Obedience classes or train yourself
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Crufts - The world’s largest dog show

March, was a big month in the dog showing world, with Crufts - the world’s largest dog show taking place.  Between March 9th and March 12, 2017, over 20,000 dogs and many more times that number of humans attended the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, United Kingdom for the Greatest [Dog] Show on earth.

 The History Of Crufts

The history of Crufts dates back over 125 years.  It was founded by a British business man, Charles...............................................................................

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Dog Grooming

The purpose of Dog grooming is two-fold. First and foremost, it is about maintaining the health of your dog.  And secondly, it is done to improve their appearance.

Regular grooming will reduce the incidence of health problems such as scratches and cuts and make you more aware of any issues you might miss if you were not grooming your dog regularly.

Keeping your dog well-groomed will help with general cleanliness.  Your dog will smell less, which is a particularly issue for some breeds like Basset Hounds and Beagles. ...............................................................................

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