Advices to manage dogs’ separation anxiety

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Have you ever looked after a dog who suffered from separation anxiety? Did he seem to be nervous or instable? Did the owners tell you that his/her attitude was unusual?

Some dogs are completly desorientated, even with the smallest change. In fact, dogs are sensitive to the routine and when it changes, their behaviour also evolves.

The first signs of anxiety can be noticeable during the first 24 hours of the watch.

Some anxiety signs:

  • Barking non-stop
  • The dog keeps doing the same movements
  • He can hurt itself on purpose (stereotypes)
  • He can wait nervously in front the door
  • He can destroy objects (most of the time it happens when you let him alone)
  • He can urinate or defecate inside the house
  • He can try to escape

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Gudog mobile application

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Finally you will also be able to use Gudog, the alternative to dog kennels in the UK, on your smartphone.

After several requests from dog sitters and owners wanting to be able to use Gudog via a mobile application, and seeing that traffic from mobile devices is growing every day, we did not hesitate and got down to work.

Although at the moment it can only be used on newer versions of Android and iOS, the new Gudog mobile application will facilitate contact between owners and dog sitters thanks to its chat in real time.

Searching for a dog sitter for your dog in your area and the management of bookings will be a question of seconds!

Do you want to download and start using the new Gudog mobile application?

You can download the app for Android or iOS here.

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

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.

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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 leads

The other day we covered all the different types of collars to choose from, today the humble lead gets some attention.

Are you using the best lead option for your dog?

Nylon lead:

Perfect to introduce your dog to their first few walks. If your dog is an adult and doesn’t pull on the lead it would also be a great option for you. Don’t forget to inspect the lead frequently, as with wear and tear they can break while on a walk, leading to a potentially missing pooch.

 

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