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Saturday 27 July 2013

On the ball

Today we visited the Hot Shots Flyball club near Watford, to film an article for our 'Activities with dogs' section.

We interviewed Team Captain Richie, who has been training in Flyball for the past 6 years. He gave us a great introduction to the sport, and showed us how to teach a dog to do the box and the set of four jumps. We got to see the whole team in action who are currently completing the whole course with four dogs at around 19 seconds.

We look forward to bringing you these articles in the coming editions.

Sunday 14 July 2013

The last ever 3-day UK Dunbar Seminar?

This weekend we spent 3 days filming the brilliant Dr Ian Dunbar as he delivered what is possibly his last ever 3-day seminar in the UK.

This filming is for a forthcoming DVD of the seminar to be created and distributed by Dog & Bone, we will keep you updated as to the release of this DVD later this year.

Friday 5 July 2013

Here's the Splash!

Today we visited Dock Dogs during their set up for the All About Dogs in Southend, Essex. It was a sweltering day, perfect for the sport of dogs jumping into the water. There was definitely an expectation of some owners following suit!

We filmed the UK & European Manager Robert Kemeny and he told us all about this up-and-coming sport, which originated in America. We got some good footage including office dog Sandy having a go too.

We look forward to bringing you this article in the coming months.

Monday 1 July 2013

July 2013 dog videos are live

July brings the usual mix of practical advice and general interest. We’re continuing with a number of series of videos which are proving popular.  Trevor Pearman brings us the last of his grooming videos and we learn about scissoring. Brenda Aloff brings us helpful advice on training reactive dogs. Rob Fellows demonstrates how Reiki can be used to help with arthritis. If we are looking for fun activities with dogs, Roxanne McDonald, our Ringcraft expert, teaches us about standing and stacking and we learn about “Call Front” in Talking Dogs Rally. To help us to prepare for sadder times, Belinda Johnston describes the wide range of symptoms of grief we might expect when we lose our beloved pet.

We also begin two new topics. Nikki Harvey gives us an overview of the work of Fire Investigation Dogs. We also learn about the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, the body that oversees veterinary medicine. Over next few weeks, we will learn more about the word of the VMD and how they can help us to make informed decisions about our pet’s health.