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Mini Book Reviews…

Mini Book Reviews…

It's taken me a long time with moving to get back into my usual habit of being a bookworm.  I've been reading some massively interesting books recently.  I thought this month, I'd share a few mini book reviews. If you're on our mailing list, then they...

Summer News from Gelert Behaviour

Summer News from Gelert Behaviour

I've been very bad at writing my newsletters since last years' move.  All sorts of excuses including poorly dogs, learning Welsh and the growth of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society and its new company RawSAFE which have been keeping me busy during...

Flossy has a very scary experience!

Flossy has a very scary experience!

Something really frightening has happened to one of my dogs.   Bearing in mind that I am an RVN, and have seen many dogs affected by what happened, it was still terrifying.  I can’t begin to imagine how scary it would be for someone who didn’t understand.  That’s why...

The Tale of a Rescue Dog

The Tale of a Rescue Dog

Some readers will know that I am a trustee of the Bedlington Terrier Rescue Foundation (BTRF). This came about through an emergency foster of a really super dog three years ago. At the beginning of the lockdown period, BTRF was contacted about a young bitch in the...

Are Your Dog’s Problem Behaviours Actually Signs of Discomfort?

Are Your Dog’s Problem Behaviours Actually Signs of Discomfort?

This cartoon from the brilliant "Off the Leash" (Rupert Fawcett) always makes me wince a little.  It's amusing, for sure, and all too familiar to many dog owners. However, it's something close to my heart at the moment as my Harry gets on in years. Let me explain why....

Faecal Egg Counts & Parasites

Faecal Egg Counts & Parasites

My good friend Iris Ege's practice is offering a special price on Faecal Egg Counts at the moment which I am very pleased to share with you. It astonishes me that so many dog and cat owners diligently give their pets powerful medicines on a monthly basis without...

Gelert’s Spring 2020 Update

Gelert’s Spring 2020 Update

Over the winter, everything tends to slow down - that's very normal in nature, and a good example for us to follow for our own well being.  This past winter, I have spent a great deal of time reading, learning and thinking very hard about the future of my work.  This...

Dogs Helping Kids – a unique charity

Dogs Helping Kids – a unique charity

About 18 months ago, I was invited to be assessed with a view to being an Approved Trainer for the charity Dogs Helping Kids. This came about in rather an odd way !  I was approached by someone who was already training with Dogs Helping Kids, and was struggling with a...

The Benefits of Tripe for Dogs

The Benefits of Tripe for Dogs

I really did get very excited to find that Cotswold RAW are now producing plain lambs tripe in their excellent range !  Here are some reasons that tripe is so good. Visit the Cotswold RAW blog HERE to read the full article....

Saying No to Your Dog

Saying No to Your Dog

"No" is probably the most overused word in dog training !  And it doesn't tell our dogs anything remotely useful, either,  I wrote about this for Cotswold RAW earlier this summer. Read more on the Cotswold RAW blog HERE....