Safe car journey with your dog

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Have you ever wondered if your car journeys with your dog were entirely safe? What would happen if you were to have an accident or a crash? Are there security systems which can guarantee that our dog would come out of an accident unscathed?

You may already be aware of the following rule stipulated in the Highway Code:

When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars (rule 57).

We tend not to be aware of the fact that most car safety devices for dogs available on the market offer a warranty. Nor is it easy knowing whether the safety level offered by manufacturers in case of crash is in any way government-approved. Continue reading

The Chihuahua

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

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

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