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Latest Training News I'm just working with Millie the Doberman and her owner towards the BH test.  The BH test is a temperament and obedience test encompassing both an obedience routine to ensure dogs are of sound temperament before continuing on to other tests. There is also a written test for this . The obedience routine includes off and on lead heelwork, drop down on command, extended stays/waits  retreiving and steadiness around people and other distractions.  ..
Why training your dog is important
Why training your dog is more important than ever - by Keith Fallon Master Trainer & Behaviourist Owning a dog is a pleasure or should be a pleasure. It has been proved to be beneficial for health and happiness and the thought of a loyal companion accompanying you on long country walks or playing excitedly with other dogs is what most dog owners have in mind. People own dogs for many reasons;companionship, a hobby, exercise, competitions, to look good even!  However sometimes thin..
Dog training at Chedworth Farm Shop
     Keith Fallon - Master Trainer (Guild of Dog Trainers) & Behaviourist (CFBA)                 Since early 2017 our dog training has been based at Chedworth Farm Shop Chedworth, a fifth generation farm set in the heart of the Cotswolds. The facilities we have include: Large outdoor training fields with access to woodland Cafe offering homemade cakes and ice cream Farm shop selling local meat and prod..
Obesity Awareness Week
With National Obesity Awareness Week (for humans) just around the corner, local raw dog food pioneer, Cotswold RAW is calling for pet owners to adopt the same healthier living mindset for their 4 legged friends, which is why there will be no delivery costs on any Januray trial pack orders – Cotswold RAW is a champion of top notch raw sausages, minces & all-natural dog treats     Cotswold Raw ..
Summer Family Training
Looking for something different for the children this summer? For the first time this year I'm running some Summer Family Dog Training Classes. Bring the children and the dog and refresh your dogs training, working on:   Walk to heel (try to stop the pulling!) Recall Sit, Stay, Down Fetch Tricks All sessions will take place at the Chedworth Farm Shop training field Chedworth has a full range of facilities including shop & dog friendly cafe. Great ice ..
Train & Save this Summer!
  Summer Offer - Train & Save!!   Book any dog training course in June,July or August 2017 and get 10% off in the Cotswold Pet Shop for 12 months! Course bookings apply to the Gloucestershire & Oxfordshire branches   * Offer excludes assessment sessions or singly purchased lessons. To qualify registration as a Costwold Pet Shop customer is required       ..
Cool your dog down quickly
Dogs can easily overheat in this weather and here is a simple trick to cool them down fast Some signs of your dog overheating or becoming dehydrated are: Excessive panting Gums appear grey Extreme dehydration can cause your dogs third eyelid to appear. Many owners don't realise their dogs have a third eyelid Simple fast cooling down: Soak large bath towels in cold water and wrap around your dog's stomach. Rehydration: If you can't get to your vet quickly try this ..
Win NO TICK! dog shampoo
Enter our comeptition to win a 200 ML bottle of our new natural shampoo for dog ticks, fleas and mites NO TICK! is a natural alternative to the problem of dog ticks, fleas and mites. Containing bioflavanoids and grapefruit ​ NO TICK! Natural dog shampoo for Ticks & Fleas to be won!       ..
New natural solution to Ticks
Ticks, fleas and mites are every dog owners nightmare. Ticks in particular can be a problem when your dog has been running in areas where there may have been sheep or deer. Ticks can latch on to any area of your dog, burrow in and cause distress. What are ticks? Ticks are related to spiders, mites and scorpions. There are many different species of tick living in Britain, each preferring to feed on the blood of different animals. The one most likely to bite humans in Britain is the She..
Train your dog in 20 minutes
THE 20 MINUTE TRAINER E BOOK for Busy Dog Owners "...but I don't have hours to train a dog" A comment made frequently by dog owners who do not realise that they only need 20 minutes a day. Yes 20 minutes a day is all you need, and not all in one go.Everyone has little bits of time when they are doing nothing, just waiting for something else to happen. The 20 Minute Trainer explains in simple language how to find time to train your dog in the basic commands required for good dog oebed..
Too Bouncy!
Too Bouncy! - 21/05/2017
Too Bouncy! Is your dog over bouncy, over enthusiastic or lacking concentration? Then it could be his diet. These days there is so much choice when it comes to feeding your dog with different ideas of what is best. Raw, home cooked, vegetarian, high meat, working dog, grain free, heavily advertised brands ... The list is endless! Some of the training & behavioural problems I have observed over the years have been clearly linked to diet.  Here is my quick checklist of diet relat..
Don't Eat That!
Don't Eat That! - 18/05/2017
Don't Eat That! Most dog-owners know that there are some things that, if consumed, could make their dog very sick - chocolate and cooked chicken bones to name a few. However, many also know someone who has had an expensive trip to the vet after their dog has eaten something they shouldn't.  Often the advice is just to watch carefully and the offending food or article will just need to work its way out of the dog's system - one way or it may be wise to take extra poo bags on ..
10% Reward !
10% Reward ! - 04/05/2017
Share on of your best, funniest, silliest pet dog photos to unlock a 10% code to use in our online shop Entries can be from Facebook or Instagram   Get 10% off in The Cotswold Pet Shop ..
Dog Toys
Dog Toys - 13/04/2017
Wobblers, Kongs, Boomers, Balls, Tuggies, Fluffy, Pheasant ... A brief look at the world of Dog Toys by Keith Fallon         During my work as a professional trainer and behaviourist I see and hear a lot about dog toys. Everyone has a story and a favourite toy for their dog. Mr Stinky, Pheasie, balls, sticks, kongs, ball on a rope, frisbees - the list is endless. Prices of course can vary wildy as can quality and usefulness. Do dogs actually need toys..
Xmas Comp 2016
Xmas Comp 2016 - 17/12/2016
Win a 12kg bag of Motivate Duck & Sweet Potato Grain Free Dog Food ..
Training at Pittville Park
New for 2017 Dog Training classes in Pittville Park , Cheltenham GL52 2BP   Thursday morning dog training outside The Pump Room Puppy Class - 10:30 am Adult Class - 11:30 Introductory prices: Puppy - £50 for 6 lessons (normal price £66) Adult - £80 for 6 lessons (normal price £99) Covering Sit, Stay, Walk to heel, recall, games & socialisiation  ..
Canine Country Etiquette
                                         Canine Country Etiquette Day at the Farncombe Estate Sunday 20th November 2016   Cotswold Pet Services are running a Canine Country Etiquette day on the fabulous Farncombe estate near Broadway in the Cotswolds. This is the first time we have had access to use the Farncombe estate land and the day is envisaged to run as follows. The ..
Dog Behaviour advice by e-mail
New! Simple dog behaviour service by e-mail. E-mail Keith your dog behaviour issue and get expert advice. Some dog behaviour problems can be dealt with quickly and simply.  The process is simple: Pay online for an e-mail consultation. Receive an e-mail by return. E-mail full details of the problem along with pictures or a video if available Receive expert advice from Keith within 1 -2 days. If the problem is beyond the scope of an e-mail keith can offer phone consu..
Autumn Competition!
Autumn Competition! - 06/10/2016
Win a copy of The Fido Fax Dog Behaviour & Training Manual ..
New Testimonial from Belgium
Latest customer testimonial from Belgium! Margot Huyghe At first we thought as a belgian family training your dog in the uk (while on holiday) was a silly thing to do but already from the first lesson we realised it had been a wise decision. Springers are rare to find in belgium and as they have a bit af an odd character, here at two dog school they couldn't really help us. We were a bit desperate (as some other owners of Springers we know were too). In the meantime Mira is doing very well..
Rewards - 17/06/2016
Sign up for training tips, news and offers and receive a 5% discount coupon for your interest.     Newsletter Reward ..
Specials - 01/06/2016
The Cotswold Pet Shop now has a Specials Section. We will be changing the specials regularly but at the moment we have a range of heavily reduced items.    Here is a selection: Mild Dog Shampoo by Bob Grass - tried and tested formula for sensitive skin, healthy coat and great after a skin injury  £4.79 a bottle Dog poo bags by EcoHound - Thick with tie handles! Biodegradable  £2.78 for 100 bags Information Collars - Useful for dogs in training, deaf, blind or ..
Puppy Products Section
Introducing our new puppy products section for all your puppy needs! Puppy poo bags, leads, collars, harnesses, food toys and accessories.  ..
New Oxfordshire Dog Training grounds & Sheep
Extensive new training grounds, sheep and a "steadying pen" at our Oxfordshire Branch run by Rod Coombes, Trainer with The Guild of Dog Trainers. The new site at Over Norton allows Rod to offer our full range of dog training courses including puppy classes, junior and adult obedience, gun dog training, training around livestock and 1 to 1 lessons. The grounds are fully secure which means he can work on dogs with recall issues in safety. The grounds are convenient for a wide range of areas ..
Win a copy of The Fido-Fax!
Win a copy of the Fido-Fax Dog training & Behaviour manual ..
Name our sheep!
Name our sheep! - 21/01/2016
Name our three hard working Shetland rams and win a gift voucher worth £10. Our three sheep have been with us for two years now. Instead of heading off to the dinner table we gave them a life of eating, chilling, butting each other from time to time and above all else helping naughty dogs overcome their desire to chase, play with or eat sheep! All of our training is carried out under strict control and the sheep are never in any danger. Two of our rams are quite partial to scaring the..
Cotswold Pet Services shop goes mobile
Following on from the success of our online shop, Cotswold Pet Services is now offering a free pet food and products delivery service in Cheltenham and surrounding areas. We will deliver to both single pet owners and bigger establishments such as kennels and catteries. We know that people often find easy access to pet shops difficult - mainly due to limited parking or trouble transporting bulky items to their car. At Cotswold Pet Services we aim to take the stress out of buying pet products, ..
Win a Stop Pull Dog Harness!
           Clare D's Super Dog won her a WYDWL harness!     Win a Walk Your Dog with Love Stop Pull Harness ..
New Year Dog Training Classes
Dog Training Classes now enrolling for January 2016 Classes take place at the following locations: Hazleton Nr. Pershore Long Compton   The Classes we have on offer include puppy training and socialisation, gundog training, dog obedience and canine country etiquette.                             You could even treat a friend or family member with a Christmas gift vouch..
Christmas Gift Voucher
The Perfect Gift for a Dog Loving family member, friend or colleague! Dog Training Gift Vouchers are great for Birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Anniversaries, Wedding gifts or even a good Leaving Work present! The vouchers are left open for the recipient to choose their training course at their leisure.  Free Delivery Vouchers can be emailed for last minute gifts Can be redeemed against any Cotswold Pet Services Dog Training ..
Christmas Giveaway!
Christmas Giveaway! - 02/12/2015
Enter our Christmas competition for the chance to win one years supply of our Motivate brand dog food has ended and congratulations to the winner!   Christmas Giveaway Winner     ..
Christmas Pet Shop
Christmas Pet Shop - 17/11/2015
Christmas Pet Shop is Open for Business! We are happy to launch our Christmas Pet Shop! Why not treat your pet to a gift from our hand-selected range? We have everything from designer dog collars and chew toys to Santa Sacks to make sure your pet isn’t left out this Christmas! Use the XMAS5 Code to receive 5% off your order* You can also purchase a wide range of Gift Vouchers that can be used in our online pet shop, or to book training sessions. * Offer lasts unti..
Offer Of The Week -  MOTIVATE DOG FOOD
Take advantage of this weeks offers on Motivate Dog Food and Treat Offers. Please click on the dog below to take you to the shop.   ..
Puppy Class Oxfordshire Starts 21st November
Puppy Class starting on the 21st November at 11am The class is run by our Oxfordshire trainer Rod Coombes who recently appeared on BBC Points West and Midlands today discussing how to control your animals around livestock. Long Compton, Oxfordshire The course details can be found below: Puppy Foundation (for dogs under 6 months): As soon as your puppy has finished its course of vaccinations, you can begin training classes.  In the foundation course we aim to cov..
Rod Coombes discusses sheep worrying on Radio Oxford
Rod Coombes (Oxfordshire Branch) was invited onto Howard Bentham's Radio Oxford Breakfast show this morning to discuss Sheep Worrying. Rod discusses the importance of having a well trained dog so you have sufficient control around livestock and other wildlife.  If you would like to assess your dogs recall and behaviour around livestock please email us or call 0844 414 8295 or visit the course pages below: Below are links to our C..
Puppy Class Worcestershire
In the coming weeks a new Puppy Class will be starting at our Worcesteshire training ground. The class will be held on a Saturday with the time to be confirmed.  The class is run by our Worcestershire trainer Paul Martin The course details can be found below:   Puppy Foundation (for dogs under 6 months): As soon as your puppy has finished its course of vaccinations, you can begin training classes.  In the foundation course we aim to cover the follo..
Saturday Puppy Class Oxfordshire
In the coming weeks a new Puppy Class will be starting at our Oxfordshire training ground. The class will be held on a Saturday with the time to be confirmed.  The class is run by our Oxfordshire trainer Rod Coombes who recently appeared on BBC Points West and Midlands today discussing how to control your animals around livestock. Long Compton, Oxfordshire The course details can be found below: Puppy Foundation (for dogs under 6 months): As soon as your puppy..
Calm your dog on Bonfire Night
BANGS and loud explosions from fireworks could cause your dog or cat to bolt in panic. Take extra care, particularly in darkness, with your pets. Fireworks are let off in jest and without thought of the alarm they cause to pets and pet owners. Fireworks seem to be sold earlier and earlier and are used well before November 5. We advise pet owners to do all they can to keep animals in and to walk dogs on leads after dark and to use Ayurvedic Animal Serenity 1 supplement which ..
Offer Of The Week
Offer Of The Week - 13/10/2015
  Please click on the dog to see our offers of the Week! ..
Does your dog chase sheep or wildlife? Does this take the enjoyment out of your countryside walks?  Our Canine Country Etiquette Course as featured on BBC Countryfile aims to help you overcome these problems. Due to large popularity we have decided to hold a course in additon to the 1-1 private lessons. Numbers will be limited to a maximum of 5 people to begin with, dates tbc. In first instance please register your interest. Course Overview Control around livestoc..