As this is Easter what could be better than to offer our dogs a treat or paté search in the house, garden or out in the woods. Our dogs are natural explorers. A curious dog is a healthy dog. So let’s encourage them to use their natural skills to enhance their problem-solving abilities. Mental stimulation…… Continue reading Happy Easter
Christmas is coming and it is about family, friends, fun, presents and food. We want our dogs to be part of the celebrations whilst keeping them happy and safe. A curious dog is a healthy dog, so our dogs will want to check out any additions to the decor. Take advantage of these enriched environments and…… Continue reading Dogs and Christmas
Adrenalised: an experience or activity that thrills, frightens or both, that fills the body with the arousal hormone adrenalin. Adrenalin is a good hormone, it makes sure our body is able to do what we need it to in order to perform an activity we enjoy or we need to do to potentially escape something…… Continue reading Adrenalised
In part 1 of Sleep and our dogs, I explained the importance of safe, social, good quality and comfortable sleep to promote and maintain good health. I would now like to go into a little more detail on the importance sleep plays in helping our body and brain to rebalance. Indeed. we might be tempted…… Continue reading The needs of dogs – Sleep – part 2
Dogs need more sleep than we do. Adult dogs need +/-16 hours in every 24. Puppies +/- 20 hours in every 24. Safety is essential (beware of slippery floors) and we should not disturb our sleeping dogs. Dogs are ‘polyphasic’ sleepers; they will choose somewhere to sleep for a while before getting up and moving…… Continue reading The needs of dogs – Sleep
Do you know what your new year’s resolutions are going to be? Here are some ideas… Let your dog know how much you love him/her Check that you have got the balance right. What does your dog need in terms of mental stimulation, exercise, sleep, companionship and diet to ensure that she is happy and…… Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016
When looking at some pet dog’s lives, we see that their humans determine just about everything in their lives: When and what they eat, when they have to be alone and when they have company, when and where they go for a walk or do other activities, which other dogs they can and can’t interact with; they are usually not even free to choose when and where they get to pee and poo. After all, a dog is completely dependent on his or her human for all of those things. But how does this affect our dogs?