Children 'more active' in homes with dogs
By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent A study of children in 78 inner-city primary schools in England found children in homes with dogs were more active than those without. Researchers from St George's, University of London, were carrying out a study on child heart health. They found that children in dog-owni read more
HOLIDAYS WITH YOUR DOG!
When planning to take your dog on holiday please remember to mention to the holiday accommodation proprietor that you will be bringing them with you. If you have more than one dog, or if they are of a particularly large breed, then do remember to mention this at the time of booking. Consider what to do with your dog whilst visiting attractio read more
Travelling with your pet? Taking your pets abroad?
If you are preparing to travel abroad with your pet the Animal Welfare Foundation has created a simple guide to help you keep your pet safe. Their 'Taking Your Pets Abroad’ leaflet includes: A pre-travel checklist Advice on how to prevent common diseases transmitted by insects and ticks A guide to the Pet Travel S read more
National Champion for the 5th time!
Aled Owen from Penyfed, Corwen, earned his 5th National Champion title at the Welsh National Sheepdog Trials held at Pen Bedw, Nannerch (kind permission of the Archdale family) from 9th to 11th August. Renowned in the sheepdog world Aled’s huge list of achievements up to this latest win can be seen at https://csjk9blog.com/ read more
HEARING DOGS for Deaf People
The idea of training hearing dogs to assist deaf people was first introduced to the UK in 1982 after Lady Beatrice Wright and vet Bruce Fogle saw a similar scheme in America. The first dog selected for training, 'Favour', a tan and white crossbred dog, was selected from a rescue centre and Hearing Dogs was launched at Crufts that year. The read more