Category: Responsible dog ownership

Working and owning a dog can present its’ own problems.

STEP-IN Pets and Livestock Services was established in 2001 by Kate Greenall after many years of wanting her own business.

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Settling a new puppy or adult into your home

Just how do you settle a new puppy, or an older dog for that matter into his new home? This can be very stressful for them and you!

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Puppy Socialisation and Training

Socialisation is an important part of puppyhood. They can be taken out immediately to homes where fully vaccinated dogs are, they can also be taken out in public but will have to be carried until 2 weeks after their second vaccination.

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Registering your dogs microchip

Many dogs are already microchipped, but are their details on the company’s database?

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Identify your Dog!

If you are buying a new puppy, buy an ID disc beforehand. If you are planning on moving home, get your dog’s new ID disc ahead of time, and put it on their collar, along with the old disc until after you have moved, then simply remove the old disc.

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Ask Anne … Q & A … Bitches in Season

Cavaliers will usually come into season at around 8 months but this can vary to between 6 months and 1 year. They will be in season for around 3 weeks, twice a year. The most receptive time is when the bleeding stops and mating usually takes place between day 11 — 14.

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Responsible dog ownership

This tragic event could so easily have been prevented. Responsible ownership could is so necessary. Make sure you train your dog and socialise him in as many situations as possible. It is your responsibility to keep your dog under control at all times.

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Preparing for a New Puppy

Puppies

Skully is expecting puppies at the end of November,so I thought a timely article on preparing for a new puppy would be welcome.   New owners should prepare in advance for their puppy.  Plug in a Adaptil diffuser near to puppy’s bed 3 to 4 days before picking puppy up.  This simulates the mother’s natural hormones and …

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