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The positive benefits to human health are perceived to arise from the psychological and emotional aspects of dog ownership. The physical benefits of taking healthy exercise are well recognised.
Overall, the health benefits of dog ownership would seem to outweigh any negative aspects by a considerable margin. Scientists have always shied away from coming down firmly on one side or the other probably due to the paucity of properly controlled research. However scientific opinion does now appear to be swinging towards the positive.
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- - Playing rough games with your puppy, like play fighting with each other or provoking the puppy to be protective, can encourage aggressive behaviour later.
- - Unless your puppy makes close face-to-face contact itself, keep your face away from the puppy's face. You may get your face bitten otherwise!
- - Never force attention on your puppy. If you want to play, gently encourage the puppy to join you, but don’t make it if it doesn’t want to. Understand that 'quiet time' with the puppy is important too. It needs some space and peace and quiet as well as play.
- - Be tidy and keep toys and clothes out of reach of the puppy. If you don’t, it will probably steal them then chew them and even swallow small toys just to get attention. You don’t want your puppy to be always at the vet’s having operations to remove things from its insides. It could even die!
- - Always ask for the owner’s permission before you pet or stroke their dog. If the dog is unaccompanied, leave it alone!
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Monday, July 28. 2014
These islands have lots to offer the holidaymaker even if the weather can be quite interesting at times! You’ve found one or more of the many dog-friendly places to stay using DogFriendlyTogether.co.uk so you’re about ready for the off. Now’s the time to think about one or two factors concerning travels with a canine companion.
UK Holidays usually involve fairly long journeys by car; almost certainly longer than your usual drives. Dogs don’t usually enjoy long car journeys. Dogs are generally active, energetic animals. The long periods of forced inactivity are anathema to them. They get bored easily just like children. Unlike a child however your dog can’t keep asking, “Are we nearly there yet? Every few minutes! He’ll probably just curl up and sulk so at least make sure he can do so in comfort. Provide an extra blanket if it’s not too warm already. Make sure he has a good supply of water. Dogs can get dehydrated very quickly. They get overheated in cars too so ensure there is sufficient ventilation.
Of course all that water going in has to come out sooner or later so make fairly frequent stops for canine comfort breaks: Human ones too if you stop at the right places. While the dog is out of the car give him a reasonable walk to exercise his legs and burn off some accumulated energy.
When you arrive at your destination remember your dog needs to adjust to strange new surroundings just as you do. Dogs take longer to adjust than humans so remember to allow for that. Bringing familiar things from home such as his own bedding and his favourite toys will help enormously and your dog will thank you for it in his own way. Do the same as you would for a small child and you won’t go far wrong.
As soon as you get there, check out the outdoor areas and make sure they are secure enough to let your dog explore properly. He’ll want to do that on his own. Once you are happy that it’s safe to do so, walk the dog around the area so he can get his bearings and help him find the most suitable place to answer his calls of nature. He will need to mark out his new territory of course, in his own way.
Remember, dogs have no concept of “holidays” so being uprooted and taken away for a week or two and then brought back home, can be confusing for them. The suggestions made here should help to minimise the stress on dog and owner. That way you’ll enjoy your well earned break all the more in the company of a contented canine.
Tuesday, July 8. 2014
With so many great dog friendly pubs in Wimborne we were delighted to support Wimborne's Youth in Music event hosted by the Dorset Youth Marching Band.
It was a great day out, with plenty to see and some great local musical talent to listen to. We loved meeting so many friendly dog owners and having the opportunity to let people know about our online directory of dog friendly places. AND we got to dress up too! Can't wait for next years.