Tag Archive for 'Dog Facts'

Celebrating Dog Birthdays

Our Fur Children’s birthdays deserve celebrating just as much as our own and at Paddington Pups we are here to help with the best dog birthday parties around. If your beloved dog is joining us on their special day we would love to help celebrate, in fact we will even throw in a gift too.

If you have registered your dog’s birth date and your email address with us, we will email you a gift to use with your awesome birthday dog, a complimentary Hydro-bath, with the shampoo of your choosing. We know this will help you celebrate your dog’s birthday with a lovely smelling birthday boy or girl to share hugs with. All you have to do to redeem your dog’s free birthday hydro-bath is bring in a copy (or show us) their birthday email instore. We can do the bath whilst they join us for daycare or as ... Click here to read more....

Boarding Your Dog at Paddington Pups – Why Choose Us?

We have been offering our boarding service for a little over three years now, and this relatively new addition to our services has proven very popular and helpful to a lot of fur-child owners over this time.

So why would you need to use this service? And why would you choose us to look after your loved Pooch? Let’s make a brief list of answers to these questions.

Why would you need to use this service?

– If you are going on a holiday and have no one that can care for your dog over long periods

– When house renovations deem your yard escapable

– Family emergencies etc.

– A temporary safe house while a solution is found if your dog digs out of your yard

– If you are concerned leaving your dog alone when you’ve planned a night out

Why would you choose us?

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Getting The Most Out of Your Doggy Daycare Experience

At Paddington Pups we want to ensure that your dog and you have the best experience possible with us. We often get asked questions by customers, who may be experiencing some concerns, or are feeling unsure about anything we are always happy to discuss your dog’s care with you.

We thought we would answer some of the most commonly asked questions in this article, as you may just be wondering about them too.

“My dog has an injury; I wonder if they can look after him/her today?”

Depending on the severity of the injury or illness, We sure can! We are able to pop your pooch in a section with a smaller number of quieter dogs to ensure they still get some gentle doggy socialisation. This also goes for dogs that’ve been de-sexed and need to wear the trusty “cone of shame”! Please just give us a call to make ... Click here to read more....

Grooming Corner ~ Information on the questions you may not want to ask ~ Anal Glands.

Dogs such amazing, loving and smelly creatures. Smelly doesn’t even begin to describe what anal glands are. They are little sacks just inside the anus that produce a liquid that is expelled when the dog does its business. Dogs are supposed to be able to expel the anal glands, but sometimes humans have to help.

 

I’m sure you’ve all seen a dog scoot across the floor, that is a major sign that your dog needs its anal glands looked at. At Paddington Pups we can express them externally, while your local vet will do them internally. The difference being the vet will just get more out of the anal glands.

 

Unfortunately, sometimes there are no symptoms and your dog will get let the anal glands go, and the contents of them will drain out, maybe on your sofa or in your car. So next time you get your ... Click here to read more....

Cutest Mature Dog Competition Winners

At the end of March, we announced the winners of our “Cutest Mature Dog” photo competition on social media! We had a great response and had the pleasure of going through lots of adorable dog photos. We would like to thank everyone who entered the competition. Picking the winners has been very hard, and we had many debates over who should come out on top. The winners walked about with some free Science Diet Youthful Vitality dog food!

 

Winning the the most competitive division, the small dogs, was Princesa the Maltese. This photo of Princesa is just adorable. We loved her dreamy far off look towards the sea. Not to mention her great hair style! Princesa comes into Paddington Pups for her regular grooms and pampering. And gosh does she like getting pampered and cuddled. Congratulations little Princesa!

 

Lily, the Border Collie, won the medium dog division. And ... Click here to read more....

Training Tips with Todd ~ Installing a Marker

Training Tips with Todd  ~ Installing a Marker

In last month’s article, we covered the basic thinking pattern of dogs and how important it is to offer clear and consistent guidance in order to get our dogs to display positive behaviours. This month, we will be focusing on how to effectively communicate with our dogs. How do we do that? We first start by teaching them the very basics of communication – ‘Yes’ and ‘No’.

A ‘Marker’ is a sound or word that we will be associating with food, resulting in a tool that we can use to tell our dog, “Yes! What you are doing is great!”. The most common marker that is used in both companion dog and professional dog training is the ‘clicker’. I’m sure you’ve seen these before, they are a simple metal sheet inside a plastic box that makes a distinctive ‘click’ when pressed.

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Sports for Dogs

Sports for dogs

If you’ve got a pup with a keen mind to learn or just a lot of energy, you should take a look into some sports your pooch can participate in! You may know of some already such as flyball, herding and even dancing, but the list of other fun activities is almost endless!

Although any sport you choose can be beneficial for any pup, it is good to be aware if your pup gets more out of physical endurance or mental stimulation.

If you were looking for something to stimulate your dogs’ mental abilities, nose work would be top of the list. It’s based on finding hidden scents in different environments, indoors and outdoors, and is great for those short on space. Nose work is great for dogs of all personalities, shapes and sizes, and it doesn’t require extensive obedience.

Tracking trials is another sport that uses ... Click here to read more....

Advice on keeping your dog matt free

Matts, knots, tangles, whatever you want to call them, they are an annoyance.  Matts can be painful for dogs and can even be dangerous to remove. The good news is there are things that can be done to help avoid a potential bad situation.

Dogs that have longer coats that continually grow, like Maltese and Poodles and dogs that have longer double coats like golden retrievers and border collies need to be brushed at home. Dogs that have short hair like labs or cattle dogs rarely get matted but still need to be brushed.

The brush should be a slicker brush or something similar with stiff bristles. When using a slicker brush, you should brush the dog all over always going with the direction of the hair growth. Make sure not to keep going over the same spot, because you could potentially brush burn your dog’s skin. (Brush burn is ... Click here to read more....

Dog Facts… Did you know

Dog Facts… Did you know?

Just in case you’ve got a trivia night coming up, or you like learning something new every day we thought we would share a few fun dog facts.

  • Newfoundland Dogs have a water resistant coats and webbed feet. They were bread to haul fishing nets and to help rescue drowning people.
  • Dogs noses are wet to help them absorb scents. Dogs will lick their noses to sample the scent through their mouth. Dogs sense of smell is 10 000 to 100 000 times stronger than humans.
  • Dalmatian Puppies are born with white coats and develop their spots as they age.
  • Chow-chow pups are born with pink tongs; their tongs turn black at 8 to 10 weeks of age.
  • Ever wonder how on earth your dog can stand to eat some of the things he or she does? Dogs have around 1 700 taste buds, while
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Record Breaking Canines

Record breaking Canines.

All the dogs we see at Paddington Pups are extraordinary and very special and it got us thinking of dogs who have made the record books for being extra extraordinary. Thanks to Guinness World Records (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com) we found a few which you may find interesting too;

  • The Largest dog walk in the world involved 22, 742 dogs in the UK in 2011 – do you think we can top it?
  • Super Sit in 2005 was the World’s largest simultaneous dog Stay and involved 627 dogs.
  • Cinderalla May, a Holly Grey, holds the record for highest jump at 172.7cm – how tall is your fence?
  • The largest litter of puppies is 24, to a Neopolitan Mastiff in 2004.
  • A poodle named Chanda-Leah holds the record for biggest repertoire of tricks, 469 different tricks, including playing the piano.

The world’s tallest and shortest dogs (at the time) ... Click here to read more....