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Camping with Canines
Camping With Canines Around 6.5 million of us have a canine friend in the family, and when it comes to going on holiday we often have to leave our favourite furry companion in kennels or with a trusted loved one. Going on camping trips is a great way around this so that your best friend is involved too. Taking your dog camping with you will go smoother if they are well trained and trusted to behave in an open environment with lots of new people and smells. Gearing Up You need to make su..
What to Do when Your Dog is Overweight?
What to Do when Your Dog is Overweight? Britain is already being touted as the most obese nation in Western Europe, and a new study by leading canine nutrition expert, Simon Booth, suggests our dogs aren’t doing any better. Booth’s research has found that around 15% of owners overfeed their dogs, and that one in three dogs in the UK is overweight or obese. We love our pooches and want to make them happy with snacks and treats, yet obesity can take a huge toll on canine health, making it impos..
Know your ingredients! You may have looked at our dog food ingredients and thought why would anyone include this within dog food? However, all ingredients within serve a purpose, and are not just thrown in for the sake of it, or to be used as a 'filler'. Each ingredient is carefully selected to make sure every bite the dog takes is delicious, beneficial and healthy.  Listed below are the most asked about ingredients, and a little information as to why they are included ..
Summer Family Dog Training & Fun Agility
Summer Training for children and their dogs 2018 If you're looking for something a little different this summer to keep your children (and the dog ) occupied, book in for our Summer training & fun agility sessions. Aimed at getting children involved with their dogs more Fun agility course Basic dog obedience £40 for 4 x1 hour sessions every Thursday at 12pm starting August 2nd Venue is Chedworth Farm Shop, Fields road , Chedworth . GL54 4NQ Dog friendly cafe  ..
DogFest Bristol 2018
Simon Johnson trainee trainer was representing Cotswold Pet at DogFest Bristol helping in the Guild of Dog Trainers agility ring. It was a really busy day and hot! Simon reports it was thoroughly enjoyable and I'm sure he learned a lot too!     The Guild of Dog Trainers   ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 another...so it may be wise to take extra poo bags on ..
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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..
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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..
Canine Country Etiquette
This is a special training program aimed at dog owners wanting to enjoy the countryside without worrying about their dog's behaviour.  At this time of year thousands of pheasants and other game are released for the shooting season.  Below are some handy tips for our customers: Do not let your dog chase game birds for fun, this can lead to more serious chasing issues Make sure your dog has excellent recall in the countryside Practice the "Stop" and "Leave it" comman..