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How to avoid Hyperthermia (Heatstroke)

As the current hot weather seems to be with us for a while we thought it would be helpful to share with you some information on Heatstroke specifically what it is, how to avoid it and what to do if your dog is affected.  Heatstroke is caused by the inability of the body to maintain its normal temperature because of...

Basic Obedience Problems and How to Manage - Pulling on the Lead!

Initially, it is important to understand why the dog is pulling on the lead. Is the dog excited to be on a walk or is the dog aggressing towards other dogs?  In addition, many dogs pull because the tension on the lead makes them pull against it, this is called the opposition reflex. Handlers who use extending leads often encourage...

The Cockapoo

The Cockapoo is a mix of a Cocker Spaniel, usually English Working or Show but can also be American, and a Poodle, usually Miniature or Toy. The breed has been around since the late 1950s although it is not recognised by the Kennel Club.  These dogs were the first of poodle crosses which now includes Goldendoodles, Cavipoos, Yorkiepoos and many...

Fleas & Their Lifecycle

Being a dog owner it’s inevitable that at some point you canine friend will have fleas. It’s not a sign of having a dirty home or poor hygiene both in your home and your dog, but it’s incredibly common for the healthiest dogs to catch fleas. Even if you’ve done everything to prevent fleas, they still manage to find their...

English Cocker Spaniel, Breed Facts

The English Cocker Spaniel Not everyone knows that there are 2 distinct strains of English Cocker Spaniels, the Show Cocker and the Working Cocker, which have been bred for very different purposes, have very different attributes and indeed very different temperaments.  For this blog we will look at the Worker. It is interesting to know that the Kennel Club...

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