Monthly Archives: October 2020
22 Oct 2020Categories: Dog Health & Care
How To Keep Your Dog Safe & Warm On Winter Walks
With the temperature dropping and the weather worsening, you need to be sure your furry friend is comfortable, safe, and stays warm when you take them out for walks. Below we outline the gear you need and how to keep your pet happy in the cold outdoors.
How to tell if your dog is cold
Some breeds cope better than others in winter and it’s very important to make sure your dog doesn’t get too cold. Smaller breeds like Pugs and Chihuahuas will struggle to keep warm at cooler temperatures, but even larger breeds used to cold climates, like Siberian Husky’s and Saint Bernard’s, you should still be aware of the signs that they are getting too cold.
15 Oct 2020
For any pet lover the sight of a dog in a muzzle can be heartbreaking but muzzles should be used whenever there is any risk of a bite happening. They are vital in teaching more aggressive dogs bite control or if a dog has had an incident of biting.
Below we outline the basics of getting your dog used to wearing a muzzle.
Introducing your dog to the muzzle
Like any new accessory your dog will wear, it’s very important to take the time and introduce your dog properly to the muzzle. This will get them familiar with it before trying to put it on the first time.
Sight & Smell
First, let your dog sniff the muzzle. This let them get used to its smell and you should reinforce their interest in it by using treats and giving them lots of praise.
Second, you should get your dog used to the feel of the muzzle. Avoid forcing it over your dog’s snout and
Having your dog meet other dogs or people they are unfamiliar with can be stressful – for you and your pet. But finding your dog a new playmate and getting them comfortable around different people is an important part of their behavioural development and a discipline they should know.