Monthly Archives: August 2014

  • More patient customers :-)

    This morning we shared a photo of Pacha doing a
    fabby "leave it" before tucking into her pizzle.  We have now had some
    other great photos of other doggies waiting to tuck into their goodies
    that we just had to share   We also explained that
    Impulse control is an important skill to work on with your dog and we
    have again attached the great video from Kikopup showing how you can
    work on a "leave it" (just in case folks didn't see it this morning and
    would find it useful).  Thanks to Dan, Holly and Alison for sharing
    these great pics!
    https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DpEeS2dPpPtA&h=sAQF7Unm-&enc=AZPhPlpyk7n3FqOR5PA5iSzvVF41uTrmwQJDv0NcUWlYX_4CjaRsf-3rhvcGLW7EKthAzQ4mvwKLW1zorgBFSQ7ymByFvieExAEkCCEyAJQVquOjsSCAF756lkwIdKWNvKyoHRmftHQ9x-syws4xkMYt&s=1

    Photo: This morning we shared a photo of Pacha doing a fabby "leave it" before tucking into her pizzle.  We have now had some other great photos of other doggies waiting to tuck into their goodies that we just had to share :-)  We also explained that Impulse control is an important skill to work on with your dog and we have again attached the great video from Kikopup showing how you can work on a "leave it" (just in case folks didn't see it this morning and would find it useful).  Thanks to Dan, Holly and Alison for sharing these great pics!<br /><iframe width=

  • New dog biscuits - Four Legged Fancies

    We had a delivery of some great, fun new handbaked treats from the wonderful Four Legged Fancies today.  Available in super cute lamb terriers, chicken labradors,
    turkey plaits and big beefy bones these combine a bit of fun with tasty,
    healthy goodies for your dog.  Slow oven baked for extra crunchiness.  These are gift bagged so would make a lovely pressie for doggy friends too.  Currently available instore but
    we will get these up on our website soon!

    Photo: We had a delivery of some great, fun new handbaked treats from the wonderful Four Legged Fancies today.  Available in super cute lamb terriers, chicken labradors, turkey plaits and big beefy bones these combine a bit of fun with tasty, healthy goodies for your dog.  Slow oven baked for extra crunchiness.  These are gift bagged so would make a lovely pressie for doggy friends too.  Currently available instore but we will get these up on our website soon :-)

  • Pacha showing her "wait"

    Thanks to Carron for this photo of Pacha doing
    a lovely "wait" before being able to tuck into the pizzle she got from
    the shop yesterday.  Has anyone else taught their dog a "wait/leave it"
    command?  We would love to see your photos   Impulse
    control is an important skill to work on with your dog and we have also
    attached a great video from Kikopup showing how you can work on a
    "leave it"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEeS2dPpPtA

  • Sprinkles (TM)

    Has anyone else tried Sprinkles (TM) with your
    dog yet?  We are planning a session with our dogs tomorrow and know one
    of our colleagues, Jane, speaks highly of this tool.

    By using their primary sense - Smell - and their strong seeking &
    hunting instincts, dogs are able to exercise their brains, fulfill
    their working drives, build confidence in their abilities, and sleep
    deeply afterwards - thus helping to reduce long term stress levels.
    More information is available via the link below and there is also a
    Facebook Group too

    http://www.dog-games.co.uk/sprinkles.htm

  • Charity Competition for Dogs In Brazil

    We have been asked to share details of this very unique charity competition all to raise funds for Dogs in Brazil.  So if you like knitting get your tea cosy entries in :-)

  • Channel 4's Dogs Their Secret Lives

    We didn't manage to catch Dogs: Their Secret
    Lives on Channel 4 tonight but we plan to watch it on catch up. Tonights
    episode was about aggressive dogs and we understand that the programme
    provided useful background information and sensible advice on seeking
    appropriate behavioural guidance.  Did anyone else watch it.  What did
    you think?

    http://dogs.channel4.com/

  • The Benefits of Coconut Oil

    We have been hearing lots of good things about the benefits of coconut oil for dogs.
    http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/

  • Fun Dog Show for Guide Dogs for the Blind

    Thistle Vets are holding a fun dog show at Currie Youth Club this coming Saturday.  All in aid of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK)
  • Winners of the Charity Calendar Competition chosen!

    Cheryl from Edinburgh Dog Photography
    has now selected the final 24 photos to feature in our 2015 Charity
    Calendar and we have updated the album to show all 48 winning entries
    now.  Next step - getting the calendar to print.  Watch this space...

    Thanks so much again to everyone that took part.  Sorry if your dog didn't make it this year - but there is always next year!?

    Thanks again to Cheryl for her help (we were so grateful not to have to
    make the hard decision on winners.  Cheryl said ""Oh boy it was really
    hard to resist the many gorgeous images of dogs and puppies entered, you
    naughty people, what a fabulous response. Choosing just 24 was harder
    than you may think, but thanks to a 'tough love' approach I managed to
    get it down to these brilliant photos.""

  • New homes needed for polystyrene boxes!

    Our Natural Instinct food is sent to us in
    polystrene boxes to keep it frozen.  These boxes used to be collected
    again by Natural Instinct for recycling but they are no longer offering
    this service.  When we have enquired about recycling via
    our trade waste company or via the council we have been advised these
    will just go to landfill.  We don't want this to happen and do not plan
    to put these out as general waste.  We are now trying to get creative
    and think of other uses.

    If anyone has any bright ideas for recycling or if any other local small business or rescues could use these we would love to hear from you.

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