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Monday 27 January 2014

Tails, tongues and CPR

Human first aid courses are well known but dogs get injured too and would we really know what to do if we were out for a walk and something happened to our four legged companion? It could make all the difference to a dog to be able to administer CPR or know what to do with a wound. So, it was great to be able to film Rory Davies from Training Together today so that we could pass on to our subscribers some helpful demonstrations on what to do with an injured tail, a cut tongue or even show how to administer CPR. Rory made us very welcome and was very informative. Although, even we were quite surprised to find the canine equivalent of a resusci Anne.

Friday 10 January 2014

Rescuing Twiglet

We filmed a lovely story today, that of 'Twiglet' a little black dog who was in very poor condition, living in a den in the woods until Sarah Allen was able to catch him and nurse him back to full health. Sarah told us about the process she went through with the help of her local council to foster him while they looked for an owner, and eventually to officially rehome him herself.

This video should be live in a few months, but in the meantime you can read more here: twigletblackdog.blogspot.co.uk

(Picture shows Twiglet before and after being rescued by Sarah)

Saturday 4 January 2014

Holding items, Chakras and Bach flower remedies

On Thursday we visited Knebworth in Hertfordshire today to film Sally teaching 'Jack' the westie how to hold. He was a little star and helped Sally to demonstrate the technique clearly.

Then today we had a visit from Sonia Grover who told us all about the different Chakras on dogs and also introduced us to Bach flower remedies.

Not to be outdone by Jack, this time office dog Sandy was the star, quietly posing for her chakras to be pointed out and to try some Bach flower remedies.

Wednesday 1 January 2014

January - Happy New Year everyone!

We've got lots of exciting new plans for videos for 2014 and January gets us off to a cracking start. 

If activities are your thing, how about learning how to do Flyball?  Following on from our introduction to the sport last month, this month we learn how to train "the box".  If, on the other hand, you're looking for a sport that's out of the ordinary, how about one based on catching criminals? In this month's issue, we have an introduction to IPO Schutzhund and will look at the different elements of this in subsequent issues.

If you're into alternative therapies, we have videos on using herbs to help with fearful situations and on a Tellington Touch device called the calming cap.

Maybe you prefer more traditional medicine. In which case, we have a video that shows how dogs are tested for deafness (using some adorable 5-week old Bull Terrier puppies) and a film of what happens in a dental procedure.

Finally, your interest may be more for doing good in the community.  On a local level you might take inspiration from Stevenage's Dog Watch scheme or you may be like Pen Farthing and inspired to set up a charity like Nowzad that helps dogs thousands of miles away.