At All Four Paws our priority is always the wellbeing of your pet and your peace of mind. We understand that every member of the family, human or animal, is an individual with different needs and priorities. To allow for this, we pride ourselves on the fact that we adapt all of our services to suit you and your pet. Our dog training methods are based on up to date scientific research and focus solely on positive reward based training, while our walking, pet sitting, transport and advice services are always accommodating and professional while still being relaxing and fun for your pets.
It is never too late to train your dog. Dogs can learn new things regardless of their age and physical ability, here at All Four Paws we accept and accommodate elderly, disabled and deaf dogs for our walking and sitting services and our dog training programs! So if you have taken on an older rescue dog, your dog has three legs, you have a deaf puppy or you have just decided that your elderly dog needs to learn some manners! Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.
Having taken your dog out for a walk, done some training, played with him... you find he is still alert and looking for things to do! So what next?
At All Four Paws we think that KONG products are a fantastic way to entertain your pet when you are out of ideas. Here are a few examples of their products and how they can be used effectively!
In our opinion the best dog toy on the market. Not only can you throw as a game, but you can fill it with treats or stuff it with food to keep your dog entertained for hours. Once you have stuffed it with safe food, you can even freeze it to keep your dog entertained for even longer! There is a size suitable for every breed and even an Extreme version for the stronger chewer. Why not look at some of our great ideas for Kong stuffin’ recipes here?
A great way to entertain your dog while you are busy with the kids, or need to get the housework done. You can put in some dog treats, or just chop up some cheese, hotdogs, ham or chicken. Fill it up and your dog will spend hours playing with the Wobbler getting all the treats out.
Made from softer rubber for teething puppies, this range includes a wide variety of toys for the younger dog – including a Classic Kong shape which is ideal in overcoming separation problems, inappropriate chewing and aiding crate training.
These toys are made from a durable rubber coated in the same material as a tennis ball. They squeak which is great for getting your dog excited about the game and they are perfect for retrieval games. They come in a range of sizes and shapes so it is easy to find the style that interests your dog the most!
There are hundreds of other Kong products available to entertain your dog – there is even a toy with a on/off squeaker button! Now how many of us have wished for that in the past! You can find these products in your local pet shops or online.KONG Blog Page
Being overweight can be just as damaging to a dog’s health as it can to ours. If your dog becomes overweight it can lead to diabetes, heart disease, joint problems and difficulty breathing. There are many causes of weight problems in dogs, including being fed too much food or the wrong food as well as insufficient exercise. Medical problems can also be the cause and it is wise to rule this out as a cause before addressing the issue.
Once you have ruled out health as a factor to the weight problem, it is important to gradually change your dog’s lifestyle to shed the pounds effectively. Expecting your dog to suddenly be able to cope with less food and more running around could lead to more complications.
All Four Paws offers a ‘Health and Fitness Plan’ service whereby, after an initial meeting where we discuss yours and your dog’s routine, you are provided with a healthy plan to help you get your dog back into shape the healthy way.