With the weather set to reach up to 30c in the next few days dog owners really need to assess whether it is too hot to walk their dog.
The simple way is to conduct a 5 second test.
- Place the back of your hand on the pavement.
- If you can’t get your hand in place because of the heat then it is far too hot to walk your dog.
- Plan your walks at the coolest parts of the day.
- Make sure your dog has easy access to fresh water and plenty of shade for your dog to rest.
Pups and Paws
This Sunday (25 June 2016) sees the Big Dog Jog at Chasewater Park. Proceeds from the event towards the retired Police dog fund.
If you are at a loose end this Bank Holiday weekend why not visit the Lichfield Greenhill Bower “Scruffs# dog show known as “Paws in the Park”.
For more information visit http://lichfieldbower.co.uk/#page/159
Over the last few weeks I have had the absolute pleasure of introducing several puppies to the salon. Many breeds will have the need to make regular visits to a groomer during their lifetime if their coat is to be maintained in a good condition. It is, therefore, so important that the dog finds the experience a pleasure and not stressful. The earlier we can start acclimatising them to the salon the better.
During the visits to my salon I also often get to talk to friends of owners who are also interested in getting a puppy for themselves. I tell them of the responsibilities of owning a dog and the long term commitment it can be.
If you are thinking of introducing a dog into your family think carefully about your lifestyle and surroundings. A great place to help find useful information is the RSPCA’s website page “Get Puppy Smart”. If you need further advice speak to your local vet or qualified groomer.
As qualified professional groomers we handle numerous breeds of dog and we can advise you about the temperament of the breeds we regularly come across.
Do you fancy a walk around Chasewater with your four legged and help out retired police dogs at the same time? If so then the big dog jog is ideal for you. You will get a medal for finishing too.
Registration will not break the bank and you will meet up with plenty of like minded people. The event takes place on the 25 June 2016 at 10am.
For more details https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2016-big-dog-jog-tickets-21969164362
The Pups and Paws salon in Hammerwich has been visited by a number of puppies recently. The plan for these visits is for the “youngsters” to get used to the sight, sound and smell of the salon. During the visit we have a bit of play, some fuss and get the young dogs used to the equipment and sounds through some fun activities. I think I get the most fun out of the sessions!
This video shows how using a puzzle ball and peanut butter helps to mentally stimulate your dog.
I found this rather interesting article on the web whilst browsing around that I thought you may want to read too. The article looks at the regular costs associated with owning a dog. My feeling is that it is worth every penny!! Read the article.
Just a reminder that, by law, your dog must be microchipped by the 6 April 2016.