a well trained dog is a happy dog


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On this page I will post any information that you might find useful, It is currently under construction so it may appear a bit bare at the moment.

Collar, Harness or Headcollar

The sooner a puppy is introduced to wearing a collar the better. Some puppies wear identification collars at the breeders, if not put a collar on your puppy when you bring him home.

As your puppy gets older  and bigger you may have a problem with pulling, training is required but in the meantime a head collar will help immensely.

The head collar I prefer is a Gentle Leader, it consists of just two straps, one round the neck and the other goes round the nose. Both straps are fully adjustable and as the nose strap sits further back than with a lot of headcollars it suits shorter nosed breeds.

Harnesses are fine on small (toy) dogs but with larger dogs it can encourage pulling, after all what do they put on Sled dogs? Also the lead is attached just behind the shoulder blades so the dog is able to spin round. A Gentle Leader controls the head and makes the dog more 'steerable'.

Gentle Leaders are available on Amazon.

Please do not use a choke chain, dogs are either gasping to breath or you pulling on it can seriously damage your dog.

We have started using Buddies Pet Insurance for the puppies we breed and a number of our forever owners have chosen to continue using them as we have found Buddies very helpful and careing.

Gentle Complete Dog Food

My dogs are fed primarily on a natural, raw diet but there are times when a complete food is more convenient such as when we are away or someone else is looking after them. 

Gentle is compatible with natural feeding as the food is not cooked but pasteurised which means that it has not lost any of the enzymes and vitamins that help with a dogs digestion and vitality.

My dogs also love the food so much that I can use it as treats when training.

I am often asked 'What do you use?' If I think a product is good I shall pass it on

with the reason why I think it is a good product.