Dangerous products for dogs

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March 15th to 21st is National Poison Prevention Week in the US but it is something we should also take notice of in the UK. In honour of raising awareness about accidental poisoning, particularly following the unfortunate incident with Jagger, the Irish Setter who sadly died from poisoning after winning a silver medal this year at Crufts, we are writing this blog to highlight some of the household objects and foods that are potentially fatal for your pets, the symptoms that occur if these objects are ingested and what to do. Continue reading

The Yorkshire Terrier: ball of fur with the soul of a lion

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The Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkie is one of the most popular breeds at Gudog, only coming behind the cross-breed and the Labrador.

It was born from the union of various English breeds, like the Paisley Terrier, the Waterside Terrier and the Clydesdale Terrier.

As you well know, the Yorkshire Terrier is a very caring dog and very protective of their family, although slightly wary of other dogs. In many cases they usually stand up to other dogs that are much bigger than them, regardless of the consequences. They are very brave! Continue reading

The Chihuahua

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There are many theories about the origin of the Chihuahua. It is believed that the Chihuahua comes from an an ancient breed from Central America called “Techichi” that lived in the Toltec civilisation. The Aztecs conquered the Toltecs, welcoming the Techichi into their civilisation. According to representations and paintings of the discovered Techichi, the Toltec civilisation believed that the Techichis were “magic” dogs, that they could cure illnesses and guide the Toltecs towards eternal life. The Chihuahua as we know it today was discovered in the city Chihuahua (Mexico) in 1850.

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Teach your dog not to pull on the lead

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Going for a walk is one of the best activities for your health. Who wouldn’t find a good walk relaxing after a hard day? This activity is necessary for the physical and mental health of your dog, and it involves much more than just taking them out onto the street or into the garden to do what they have to do. When we accept the responsibility that a dog brings to our lives, we have to be aware that, to give them an acceptable quality of life, we will have to take them for a walk a few times a day. For this reason, one of the first things that we must learn when they come home with us, and especially if they are a puppy, is to calmly take them for a walk on the lead. Continue reading

What to do so that your dog comes when you call them

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It is probably one of the main worries for those of us who share our lives with dogs and also one of the main questions we ask canine educators:

“I am worried about letting my dog off the lead in the street in case they don’t come back”.

“When we are in the park and I call my dog they never come back”.

“My dog runs away from me when I want to take them home”.

“What do I do so that my dog comes back to me when I call them?” Continue reading

First aid for dogs: Heimlich Manoeuvre and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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At any moment, just like people, our dog can have an accident. Although the most important thing is to always take them to the closest vet as soon as possible, it is recommended that we all know a few basic first aid techniques for dogs that we will be able to use depending on the seriousness of the situation if, at that moment, there is not a vet nearby.

The first thing we have to do is assess the seriousness of the situation. Continue reading

Basic canine education: 10 commands that every dog should know

Having an educated dog is necessary in order to be respectful of other people in society.

Teaching your dog some basic canine education such as orders or commands from when they are a puppy will avoid problems with other people in public places. You will also help to keep them safe and, above all, you will enjoy living together a lot more. Continue reading

Dog calming signals

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Have you ever thought about what the world would be like if we could all communicate with no language barriers? In 1887, the language “esperanto” was invented with the intention of it becoming the universal language, today it is the most spoken “constructed language” in the world. But we are still a long way off having a universal language that would be native to man! It would be like a science fiction film! Continue reading