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Friday 29 April 2011

New Search function

The Naturally Happy Dogs website is constantly evolving, this week we have yet another feature for you!

With our 'search' function you can quickly and easily search our site for words within the video library, directory, blog or even contributors sections. Click on 'search' at the top of any page and type your search terms into the search box.

Wednesday 27 April 2011

A day with the Bionic Vet

We have had an exciting afternoon today, filming articles with Noel Fitzpatrick, known also as the 'Bionic Vet'.

The Fitzpatrick Referral Centre is a state of the art vet practice, surgical theatre and rehabilitation unit in Surrey UK, where Noel and his team look after animals that need his help.

After a tour of the centre, we were lucky enough to be able to film for you some of the case studies at the centre that day, and also speak to Noel to ask him about his fascinating work creating new limbs for dogs, repairing joints and mending structural injuries.

We also met 'Baron' an elegant looking Leonberger who was in for a new type of surgery aimed at alleviating bone cancer in his front leg, and we were able to follow Baron on his journey into theatre for his operation.

These fascinating articles and more will be coming up in Naturally Happy Dogs magazine in the very near future!

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Dog Power

We have had a very interesting morning filming articles with Barbara Houlding, one of the UK's top canine veterinary physiotherapists. We discovered what 'drives' the dog, which parts of his physiology power him to walk, run and jump. Barbara explained the research which has shown new ways of looking at how the dog moves. We also discussed the influence that the tail has on the dogs balance, movement, physical function and proprioceptive senses.

We also filmed a great article on Hip Dysplasia, the anatomy behind the condition and how it could be helped by veterinary physiotherapy.

Saturday 16 April 2011

Amongst the bluebells with Ian Dunbar

We were lucky enough this weekend to catch Ian Dunbar before he flew back to the USA.

We found a great location to film Ian discussing all things connected with walking your dog - a typically British woodlands with trees, moss, horses in the field nearby and lots of beautiful bluebells. The type of place that is lovely to amble through with a dog.

We were very pleased with footage filmed which included articles about recall and mental stimulation, we look forward to sharing it with you later in the year.

Friday 15 April 2011

Dotty Dalmatian

Caroline from Naturally Happy Dogs was asked to visit a Dalmatian this weekend who simply won't go for a walk.

Poor Scooby (6 months old from Cambridgeshire) is quite scared of walking and will often go into 'fool around' behaviours during his walks.

As walking and dog ownership do rather go hand in hand, Caroline went to see if any Tellington Training could help. During the session, Caroline filmed some of his behaviour to show it to our contributor Jez to get his expert opinion on the subject too.

We are happy to say that Scooby's owner has been implementing some of Jez and Caroline's recommendations and only 3 days later he is beginning to change his reaction to walks.

Are you a Subscriber? If you are in the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire area and would like us to help with your dog's issues please do contact us and your dog could feature in the magazine himself.

Sunday 3 April 2011

New video library

Naturally Happy Dogs have just put live our 'new look' video library. We have split the videos into categories so you can now search by issue, by category, by 'free videos' or alphabetically.

We thought this was necessary as our video library is filling up rather rapidly with so many great and interesting videos.

Please do let us know what you think!

Saturday 2 April 2011

Naturally Happy Dogs 'on the beat'

Yesterday we met special canine agent 'Charlie', a Labrador whose sole aim in life is to find whatever his owner wants him to find....all in return for his favourite thing in life - a tennis ball!

Charlie is a police dog from Cambridge, UK. He is now retired but he has many big claims to fame as a police dog, including finding drugs worth £250,000.

We met more dogs just like Charlie who are trained to sniff out explosives, drugs and also to find missing people. We met their handlers too, who take the dogs home every night and keep them as members of their families when they are not tennis ball hunting.

We filmed a great article for you about how the dogs are trained. We found out that the police work with many different breeds of dog including Belgian Shepherds, German Shepherds, Spaniels and, of course, Labradors. We also heard about how they often take on dogs from rescue centres and train them up through the 13 week training programme to become canine 'special agents'.

We look forward to sharing the article with your in the coming months.

Friday 1 April 2011

No fooling here

It's no fool honestly - Naturally Happy Dogs has put another 8 videos live!

Log in or sign up at the top of the page to access our video library and watch videos by Ian Dunbar, Richard Allport, Dale Pinnock, Barbara Houlding, Nick Thompson and more!