Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Micro-chip your dog, there is no good reason NOT to..!

This really makes me barking mad, people who don't micro-chip their dog as really there is no good reason not to ! Unless of course you are thinking about abandoning your dog in the future then micro-chipping could ruin your  plan.

Micro-chipping is such a simple thing  and if your pooch goes missing you have increased your chances of recovering him.  Your dog still would need to be taken to a vet by a kind person but if he does, the chip is then scanned and your details will come up on the vet's computer and with one phone call you are re-united with your furry friend.

The chip is quite inexpensive and doesn't cause any pain for your dog.

The abandoned doggy problem is not getting any better in Tenerife but if everyone micro-chipped, neutered and spayed  their dog it would go towards helping to reduce the stray problem.

So mis amigos if you haven't already done it, get down to the vet and get your furry best friend micro-chipped. You owe it too him ! and for your own peace of mind, as if your dog does go missing you might regret it !

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Nobody's Poodle

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Nobody's poodle is a wooftastic book about a lovable ex-pat pooch living in Tenerife. He writes, from a canine point of view of course, about settling down in a new country, coping with the cultural differences, and learning the language (although woof-speak is universal, mas o menos, there are still some differences which need to be understood, otherwise a dog can have muchos problemas with his furry Latin amigos).

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

K9 Tenerife- A good dog owner

The following was taken from the K9 newsletter - written by Mikey Braithwaite

A good dog owner…
Gives dogs the opportunity to be ‘dogs’…,lets them mooch about, sniff on their walks, have the freedom to run about, and to be sociable.
Takes the time & trouble to teach dogs the boundaries that human society dictates they must know.
Protects them from the things that upset or scare them – not punish them for telling people if they are upset or scared.
Teaches dogs to cope with the difficult things in life, like being handled, being left alone or being treated by vets.
Gives the dog the opportunity to express innate dog behaviour through fun training, where this can be expressed in safe, fulfilling ways.
Manages the environment the dog lives in, so the dog is safe, secure and cannot come to any harm.
Finds an up to date training class that understands how dogs learn and what they need, and gets stuck into some doggy sports and training activities.

A good dog owner doesn’t…
Intimidate or punish to get ‘obedient’ behaviour.
Inflict unnecessary obedience or petty rules on their dog just so they can say they are ‘in charge’.
Over manage or over-control the dog’s life so it can never be a ‘dog’.

All sounds like sensible stuff thanks K9