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Record Breaking Canines

Record breaking Canines.

All the dogs we see at Paddington Pups are extraordinary and very special and it got us thinking of dogs who have made the record books for being extra extraordinary. Thanks to Guinness World Records (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com) we found a few which you may find interesting too;

  • The Largest dog walk in the world involved 22, 742 dogs in the UK in 2011 – do you think we can top it?
  • Super Sit in 2005 was the World’s largest simultaneous dog Stay and involved 627 dogs.
  • Cinderalla May, a Holly Grey, holds the record for highest jump at 172.7cm – how tall is your fence?
  • The largest litter of puppies is 24, to a Neopolitan Mastiff in 2004.
  • A poodle named Chanda-Leah holds the record for biggest repertoire of tricks, 469 different tricks, including playing the piano.

The world’s tallest and shortest dogs (at the time) ... Click here to read more....

Olympics For Dogs

While we get ready for the Olympics this I thought it was worth thinking about the ‘Olympics” for our dogs. After researching Dog Olympics, World Records for dogs and medals received, its pretty amazing to see what these incredible canines are capable of!

Crufts, the largest annual dog show in the world by Guinness World Records, has its own version of “the doggie Olympics” featuring with an agility-training course. This is designed to test dogs mental and physical ability to remember obstacles and take directions from their owners.

The winner for this year’s ‘Olympics’ agility course was a seven-year old border collie named Igor, who completed the course in an incredible time with no faults!

The oldest dog in the world was an Australian cattle dog called Bluey, who lived to 29.5 years of age in Victoria. Bluey worked as a sheep herder until he was roughly 20, finally retiring ... Click here to read more....

Refer a friend program at Paddington Pups

Firstly, we are so glad that you and your pup are part of the Paddington Pups family! We really enjoy seeing you all when you come in to the shop and we love having your dog come and spend the day with us in day care.

To recognise your loyalty and on-going support, we would like to expand our services to include your friends, family, work colleagues and acquaintances.

Since we believe in a win-win-win approach to business, we would like to reward you for referring your friends to us with a free day of daycare. Also, your friend would receive 50% off on their first day with us!

Simply grab some business cards from our front desk, put your first and last names (or your dog’s first name and last name) on them and give them to your friends.

The process to claim your well deserved gift is as ... Click here to read more....

Paddington Pups refer a friend program

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Firstly, we are so glad that you and your pup are part of the Paddington Pups family! We really enjoy seeing you all when you come in to the shop and we love having your dog come and spend the day with us in day care.

To recognise your loyalty and on-going support, we would like to expand our services to include your friends, family, work colleagues and acquaintances.

Since we believe in a win-win-win approach to business, we would like to reward you for referring your friends to us with a free day of daycare. Also, your friend would receive 50% off on their first day with us!

Simply grab some business cards from our front desk, put your first and last names (or your dog’s first name and last name) on them and give them to your friends.

The process to claim your well deserved gift is

... Click here to read more....

Paddington Pups dog of the month for April 2016 Congratulations Loui!

 

 

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Louis is a rambunctious, loveable Dogue de Bordeaux who is a regular daycare attendant here at Paddington Pups and has been coming since he was a tiny pup!

Louis is a little dog trapped in a big dogs body, he loves to have a cuddle and if he has the chance will climb onto your lap for even more affection! Louis has a wide variety of friends, big and small, and always has a blast here at daycare whether he’s playing with the dogs or cuddling up to the staff!

Congratulations Louis! We hope you enjoy your prize pack!

... Click here to read more....

Celiac Disease In Dogs

 

celiac Disease

Celiac disease is gluten intolerance in animals. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.  Dogs, like humans, can suffer from celiac disease. By consuming products containing gluten an abnormal immune response occurs which attacks the small intestine. If Celiac Disease is left untreated it often leads to malnutrition and severe damage to your pups digestive system.

 

There are several signs that can indicate that your dog may have Celiac Disease. It is important that you are aware of the signs as early diagnosis is the always the best way to control any disease.

These signs include:

  • Skin problems
  • Hair loss
  • Bumps or lesions (These lesions usually show up on the dog’s feet, head, neck, ears and stomach)
  • Itching, flaking dry skin
  • Secondary skin infections
  • Chronic ear infections

 

If your dog shows any signs of being a Celiac then you should consult you vet immediately.

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Dog Anxiety Jackets

 

 

The Thunder Shirt is a safe, effective and drug free anxiety solution for dogs.

Its patent pending design applies gentle, constant pressure on a dog’s torso and this pressure has an amazing calming effect for most dogs.

Pressure has been used to successfully reduce anxiety for many years for both animals and humans.

Examples including certain groups of dog trainers using pressure wraps for a wide variety of anxieties. Veterinarians use squeeze chutes when vaccinating cattle, and thousands of people with autism use pressure vests to relieve persistent anxiety.

Thunder Shirts are ideal for:

  • Fear of thunder
  • Separation anxiety
  • Barking problems
  • Car or travel anxiety
  • Crate anxiety
  • Reactivity
  • General fearfulness
  • Leash pulling
  • General training tool

Ask one of the Paddington Pups staff if you have any further questions or are interested in purchasing and trying a Thunder Jacket.

 

 

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Pink Himalayan Salt for your Dogs

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You might have noticed the big craze at the moment over Himalayan salt and the amazing health benefits it has for us. From using it in food to drinking it in water and even using it as a deodorant stick or bath salts.

It really is amazing stuff! Lots of people don’t realize that it has just as good health benefits for our dogs.
Incase you aren’t aware here are some of the great benefits of pink Himalayan salt:
• Creates an electrolyte balance
• Increases hydration
• Regulates water content both inside and outside of cells
• Prevents muscle cramping
• Aids in proper metabolic functions
• Strengthens bones
• Lowers blood pressure
• Helps the intestines absorb nutrients
• Improves circulation
• Dissolves and eliminates sediment to remove toxins
Just remember that pink Himalayan salt is very different to table ... Click here to read more....

Is your dogs urine burning your lawn ? There might be a simple solution to fix it.

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This is something we hear about all too often from our clients. Why is my dog’s urine burning our lawn and how do I stop it?

Sometimes it can be something as simple as changing their diet or placing some dog rocks in their dog water bowl.

 

Here are a few reasons why your dog’s urine might be burning the grass.

Alkaline urine pH, nitrogen load, and high solute concentration of the urine (dehydration).

Dogs that are on a cereal based diet (most kibbles) or a diet high in grains and fillers will have a fairly high pH. Because of this their urine will burn the grass when they pee on it. Dogs that are eating a natural RAW diet made up of soft consumable bones and meat will have a lower pH which is ideal for a carnivore and will dramatically reduce burns ... Click here to read more....

The Paddington Pups Grooming Salon

 

The grooming section is a busy part of Paddington Pups Doggy Daycare all year round. This month I thought I’d take you through what the groomers do in a typical day and what our grooming guests get up to during their visit.

All of our grooming dogs are required to arrive between 7:00am and 8:30am. This hour and a half gives our groomers a chance to have a chat with owners and find out what kind of clip they would like for their dog. If an owner is unsure of what they want, the groomers can make suggestions as to what styles would suit their puppy.

Some owners wonder why we can’t make individual appointments (like a hairdressing salon would). We get all our grooming clients in at the same time so that we can pre-clip them all first. Pre-clipping involves a quick clip of the coat to ... Click here to read more....