How Becoming a Dog Owner Changes You?

Dog Owners. Dogs can bring so much happiness and we never actually believe people when they say that becoming a dog owner will change your life, but it’s true and it happens, but how? Read this to see actually how becoming a dog owner changes you, for the better…

1. They teach your responsibility

Dogs need a lot of looking after and someone needs to be responsible for them. You can’t leave them longer than a couple of hours, they need to be walked at least once a day, they need training, feeding – the list goes on. Although most adults are responsible, if you have kids this is a great way for them to learn.

2. They make you happy

Lots and lots of studies have shown that when you interact with a dog you do become a happier person. They also do some very funny things that make us laugh, for example there’s so many funny videos of dogs on the internet that really make you happy – bad days will never be bad again!

3. They help with your fitness level

If you think about it, you’re going on a long walk everyday, and would you be doing this if you didn’t have a dog? It almost forces you to get out for more exercise and fresh air. So they aren’t just getting their daily dose of exercise and being active, but you are too! It’s also a great way to get the family involved in an activity so they’re not sat indoors all day!

4. They’ll help you meet new friends

So many people have dogs these days, and whilst out on those walks or even on trips away, you’ll always find new people that want to stroke your dog and ask you all about them. It’s not only a great way for your dog to be sociable but for you to be too!

5. They’ll make you more patient

Having a dog, and especially a puppy will make you more patient. Dogs take time to train, and communication’s a little tricky when they don’t speak. It’s a known fact that you become a much more patient person when you own a dog, and particularly when you were a generally impatient person before.

Do you need a lead for all those walks?

Don’t forget your Gencon when you’re on your walk!

Need your dog on a lead and want to keep them in control comfortably?

The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.

The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

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Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

Do any of these points apply to you? Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Dog Breeds for Children

All breeds can be great with children, but some can ‘tolerate’ them whatever age they are. Dogs are amazing with kids as they can grow up together and ultimately become ‘playmates’. Whether you have children or are planning on having them, then these are the top breeds you should consider so they become their “sibling” more than “pet”…

Boxer

Boxers have some great qualities, but one that really stands out is their love for children. They are a very ‘people-orientated’ breed. Boxers are also very affectionate, energetic and playful and with kids around they’re both going to be getting lots of exercise all day long!

Mastiff

They may seem like a giant at first, but Mastiff’s are really friendly. They bond instantly with families and they absolutely love to be around people. You’ll find that they’re really gentle with children, and another great quality is that if they feel their ‘pack’ or in other words their family, is threatened they can knock an intruder down until assistance arrives.

Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog is known as a working dog, and is always seen as loving and affectionate. They have got an instinct to heard, so don’t be scared when he runs around the school playground rounding up all the kids! The best way to describe an Old English Sheepdog is that they’re very athletic but filled with a very ‘clownish’ energy.

Labrador Retriever

When most people think about a ‘family/children friendly’ dog breed they go straight to a Labrador Retriever, and here’s why; they are always so bouncy, playful and always enjoys being around their family. They love to run everywhere, but don’t mind a paddle in the water either. You could definitely depend on this breed to wear your children out every day!

Golden Retriever

This breed is ever so energetic, friendly and always active, but these are only a few words to describe this brilliant breed, in fact they are one of the most popular breeds in the United States. Golden Retrievers are also very intelligent, and you’ll see them amongst children in lots of popular TV shows and movies, which shows just how great they are.

Newfoundland

Don’t let their size intimidate you, these dogs are gentle giants and are perfect family dogs. They want nothing more but to play with the kids all day being their energetic and playful self’s.

Mixed Breeds

You can’t forget about the mixed breeds! There’s so many to choose from, and they all having a loving nature and juts want to be played with all day long! When picking out your mixed breed, try to choose one that is mid to large in size as this is normally better for a family environment.

Dalmatian

These beautiful dogs are very people orientated and always love to have fun and play – they are a great addition. Their favourite thing to do is to run around all day showing their energetic personalities, then making themselves cosy at night with the family. Dalmatians are also a great match if you own horses as their known to have a good, symbiotic relationship with horses.

Beagle

Beagles are so much fun! There small to medium size which is great especially if you have younger kids. They’re also known to be very energetic and very friendly. Beagles make great family pets as they’re great active companions and bond easily.

Don’t forget your Gencon when you’re on your walk!

Need your dog on a lead and want to keep them in control comfortably?

The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.

The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

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Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

Which breed will you choose? Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

Did you know?


The Gencon dog head collar is recommended by The Guild of Dog Trainers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Does My Dog Chew Everything?

Dog Chewing. Now, this question from a customer really got us thinking – why do dogs chew everything? This question may not be relevant to every dog but it’s most likely that a dog will chew something at their puppy stages, but why do they do it? This is what we’ll be answering today, read this to find out how to stop dog chewing…

Whether it’s a pair of your favourite slippers or a newspaper, you may know this dog chewing scenario – coming home from work, going upstairs to finish a bit of ironing and coming back to find bits scattered all over the floor, or even in worst case, them doing it right in-front of your eyes!

It’s annoying and may drive you mad, especially if it happens on the daily.

So why do they do it and how can we stop them form doing it?

Your first action may be to shout or be upset with them, but it’s important you don;t as this could be the reason they do it in the first place.

Dogs, for many obvious reasons, don’t like being left on their own, this may cause them to be anxious and upset, so will play up, a little bit like a child.

When their owner is absent they’ll show a ‘damaging’ behaviour to get your attention, as they know it works for them. 

Unfortunately dog chewing is natural

They want to explore, and will use their sigh, sound, smell and you guessed it, taste to do so.

The best way to compare it is to our hands, so they don’t always want to destroy, just ‘explore’.

Though these aren’t all the reasons. Puppies will normally chew stuff from three to six months old as they ‘teeth’, and older dogs are normally just playing.

The best thing to do is find out where the problem starts, what’s making them perform this behaviour? If it’s got a a really bad point where you need to sort it our with a professional, it’s best to do so.

If you visit your vet or local canine specialist you might be able to find a source.

If you have a young pup or early adult dog the biggest reason will be to do with their age, so they’ll be playing and investigating.

Before seeing a specialist you might be able to do it on your own, but this system is still great if you’re seeing someone, keeping a ‘diary’.

If you write out a ‘diary’ for a week or so and talk about what they chewed, when they chewed it, how long you where out the room for etc, so you can detect any common patterns or behaviours.

You could also use a camera you can set up such as a baby monitor or phone so you can see them while you’re not there. 

So, how do you treat dog chewing when you’ve found the problem?

The best place to start is the interaction they’re getting while you’re there, making sure they have enough exercise in their system, they’ve had lots of social interaction and they’ve had enough opportunity to do what they want while you’re around. 

The next thing to do is leave them with plenty of toys, try and find some that all have different shapes, textures, scents and more so they don’t get bored and they’ll actually be interested in them.

Some dogs will prefer indestructible toys, where as others will want toys they can shred to piece, thee are normally the really cheap ones you don’t mind them ripping to shreds. 

To keep them interested in a toy for a long time why not coat it in peanut butter or stuff it with treats to keep them occupied for longer. You might find that a food puzzle works also.

If your dog has lots of toys in particular, don’t let them have them all at once, try and keep a ‘stash’ hidden away so that when all of the current ones are done with they’ll be excited with a new toy.

If you find that this still isn’t working and you’re really not sure what to do, it’s best to speak to your vet or local canine specialist about dog chewing.

Don’t forget your Gencon when you’re on your walk!

Need your dog on a lead and want to keep them in control comfortably?

The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.

The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

gencon testimonials for gencon no pull dog lead

Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

Will you take any of our tips? Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

Did you know?


The Gencon dog head collar is recommended by The Guild of Dog Trainers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ticks on Dogs | How To Get Rid of Ticks from Dogs | Gencon® All-in-1

It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and checking your dog from ticks regularly is important. Today we’re going to tell you all about the little bugs and answer some most asked questions on how you can spot them and then get rid of them from your dog… 

Tick encephalitis on the nose of the dog. A dangerous insect a carrier of the disease

The Rundown

Ticks are very small spider-like, oval shaped bloody sucking pests. They have eight legs, just like spiders, and can vary in size-from 1mm to 1cm. 

Ticks are normally found in woodland, grass and heath areas, although if you live near a lot of wildlife you could even find them in your garden. You may find that you come across them if you’re near sheep or deer.

They active all year round, but they’re mostly common between Spring and Autumn. 

Ticks won’y fly or jump on your dog’s coat but will drop or climb onto your dog’s coat if you brush part the area they’re sitting in.

Ticks will cause a disease by transmitting microbes and bacteria when they bite an animal or human. You should always check your dog, or even yourself, after a walk.

How do I know if my Dog has any ticks on them?

They may sound small, but they’re big enough to spot. When you get back from a walk run your hands through your dog’s coat so you can check for any bumps or lumps. If your dog has a tick it will feel like a small bump on their skin.

The places you should definitely check is their ears, feet, head and neck as this is where they will usually attach themselves, brushing can also really help.

How to remove the ticks

The most important bit; removing them. All ticks carry diseases so it’s really important you remove them as soon as possible, if you remove them quicker there’s less chance of there being a risk of disease.

Now, to get them off, this part can be tricky. You don’t want to squeeze the ticks body as you may allow for it’s head to get stuck in your dog’s body, as well as expelling blood back into their body. 

The best removal method is to twist, it’s easiest when you have a tick removing device which can be found in local pet shops, although if you’re not sure it’s always best to check with your vet.

Why do we need to protect our dogs against ticks?

All a tick does is pass on infections from one animal to another, they feed themselves by biting an animal and then feasting on their blood. This ‘process’ takes several days, and once they’ve dont it they’ll drop off.

A tick transmits microbes that cause diseases, such as Lyme disease or babesiosis.

If you happen to live in an area where there are lots of ticks it’s a good idea to use a tick treatment, this’ll either repel ticks or kill them if they attach.

Treatments include spot on treatments, tablets and collars, but again it’s best to consult your dog, so you know which ones best for them.

Remember to read the instructions carefully as some treatments are made for certain animals, for example a tick treatment for cats could kill a dog.

What’s Lyme Disease?

Lyme Disease is a very serious bacterial infection. Some side effects and odd behaviour you might notice from your dog is them looking depressed or loss of appetite. Other symptoms include fever, lameness, painful and swollen joints, or swollen lymph nodes.

If you notice your dog showing any of this behaviour or symptoms contact your vet immediately, they’ll then be able to perform tests and start with treatments.

What’s Babesiosis?

Babesiosis is actually extremely rare in the UK, in fact the tick that spreads it has only been found in southern England so far. 

It can be spread through tick bites, but the incubation period is about two weeks although some dogs may not be diagnosed with the diseases for months, or even years after transmission.

Symptoms you should look for are noticing that they’re depressed, have a swollen abdomen or pale gums, and also a fever. They could also gain yellowish skin and lose their appetite.

If you notice any of these above, and you’ve recently walked in a ‘tick-infested’ area you should contact your vet and make them aware of the situation. This can be very fatal to dogs so make sure you get it checked out.

Once you know all of this you should be able to avoid any future problem,s we hope we’ve helped! If you have any more questions please feel free to ask them on our social media!

Don’t forget your Gencon when you’re on your walk!

Need your dog on a lead and want to keep them in control comfortably?

The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.

The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

gencon testimonials for gencon no pull dog lead

Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

Will you take any of our tips? Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

Did you know?


The Gencon dog head collar is recommended by The Guild of Dog Trainers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dog Events – April 2018

Want to find out what’s happening this month for your dogs? Read on to find out about all of the fun and exciting events that are happening for our pooches this April!


National Pet Month, April

This may not be an event you can attend, but it’s something to get very excited about – the celebration of our pets!

The great thing about this National Pet Month campaign is that is brings awareness to many things such as responsible pet ownership, the benefit of having pets and to encourage fundraising for those pets that are in need! However you get involved, whatever you do, the National Pet Month campaign will be happy!

All About Dogs, 1st April to 27th August

Firstly is the ‘All About Dogs‘ event! These events for dogs and their humans, take place all across the UK from the month of April to August (so we’ll tell you all of the dates!)

All About Dogs is the largest dog festival event in the UK! With some much entertainment to see including dog shows, stalls, stands, displays and more, it’s a great day out for everyone, including the dog! The great thing about the show is that everyone can bring along their dog, so they’ll meet some friends too!

The dates and locations are as follows:

  • Suffolk (Trinity Park) – 1st – 2nd April 2018
  • Newbury (Newbury Showground) – 14th – 15th April 2018
  • Newark (Newark Showground) – 21st – 22nd April 2018
  • Essex (Brentwood Centre) – 6th – 7th May 2018
  • Norfolk (Norfolk Showground) – 26th – 27th August 2018

For more information including prices, tickets and more, click here.

Tail Trails Event for Dogs and their Humans, 8th April

The perfect event for the dog and the whole family too! Live in or near Lancashire? This event is for you!

This NEW event for 2018 – whether you’re running, jogging or walking – or whether you’re dog is the fastest of the lot, or loves to chill out, there will be something for everyone.

Dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds, and their humans of course, can all take part in this event.

For more information and to sign up, click here.

The Bulldog Canine Capers Hangout, 14th April

The well-known ‘The Dog Society GB’ have organised a super fun event – The Bulldog Hangout for Saturday 14th April 2018 in Greenwich Park, London from 1pm to 4pm!

This unique event is a great way to celebrate the Bulldog breed and  for them to meet lots of new four-legged friends too! They will be meeting at the bandstand, and because it’s a meetup there’s no ticket system involved!

For more information on this Hangout, click here.


These are some of the events we’re looking forward to seeing this April – of course there are lots more but we’d be going for ages! Look out for local dog shows and events that you can participate in, and have lots of fun too!

When taking your dog to these events, it’s important you keep them under control, while still working effectively but being happy and comfortable too.

Don’t forget your Gencon!

Need your dog on a lead and want to keep them in control comfortably?

The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.

The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

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Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

Are you attending any of these events? Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

Did you know?


The Gencon dog head collar is recommended by The Guild of Dog Trainers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dog Shampoo and Conditioner

After a muddy walk, trying to get your dog clean is a nightmare! It may be easy just to take them professionally to be cleaned, but when you know how easy it is and how great these shampoos and conditioners are, you’ll be able to do it at home for a fraction of the price!

Firstly, here’s some questions you might want answered…

Why can’t I use human Shampoo and Conditioner?

It seems easy grabbing your favourite shampoo and conditioner on the dog, and although on the odd occasion it won’t do them much harm, it won’t be helpful on their coat or skin, sop generally it’s not a good idea.

If in case of emergency you have to use a shampoo or conditioner that isn’t made for dogs, opt for a more gentle formula that could be used on babies or children.

How often should I bathe my dog?

It really does vary on the dog; their coat, breed, lifestyle and habits. If they’re generally outside a lot playing in the dirt then you’re probably best washing them every four to six weeks, but if they tend to get smelly in-between these washes you might want to just opt for a all over water rinse.

If, by any chance, one day your dog gets particularly muddy, and so muddy you can just about see their eyes then you’re probably best washing them there and then, even if their ‘scheduled’ wash isn’t for another two weeks.

If your dog spends a lot more time indoors, or out of the dirt then they might not need a bath from between 2 to 3 months, depending on how smelly they get.

But overall it depends on how much time you have, if you have the time to wash them every two weeks then do that, but if you can leave it as long as three months, that’s okay too!

What could happen if I bathe my dog too often?

The best way to solve this one, is answering for yourself! What happens if you wash your hair too often? Does it dry out your hair and scalp – this is what will happen to their skin and coat.

It could lead to itching and irritation which can be very uncomfortable for them.

If you shampoo your dog too often their coat could loose it’s shine, just like our hair looses it’s natural oils if we wash it too much.

What happens if I don’t bathe my dog often enough? 

All the dirt and germs that have been caught in their coat and skin will start to build up and cause just as much, maybe more then if you bathe them too often.

Try and keep to regular washes, as pointed to above and your dogs’ coat and skin will be kept healthy and maintained.

How do I bathe my dog?

This could potentially be one of the most difficult parts of the whole topic – how do you wash your dog? Some dogs will be fine with it but some dogs may react differently, it all depends on whether they like water already, how nervous they are etc.

It may sounds easy – just put them into the bath, wet them down, lather in shampoo and conditioner, rinse off and dry, but the better results come with this routine. Here’s some tips and a routine on how to wash your dog…

  1. Brush – Remove any tangles or debris in their coat.
  2. Prepare – Bath time can get quite messy so make sure the room is ready with treats, towels and more.
  3. Temperature – The water should be lukewarm so that it’s a comfortable temperature.
  4. Non-slip mat – If you can, have a non-slip mat on the bath floor so that that don’t slip.
  5. Protect – It can really sting if shampoo or conditioner gets into their eyes or ears – add petroleum jelly around the eyes and cotton wool balls in their ears.
  6. Rinse – Make sure you  rinse thoroughly, you should o this until the water runs clear.
  7. The Aftermath – Once you’ve finished be prepared with a towel as they’re likely to want to shake the water off.
  8. Towel – instead of rubbing them dry, blot them dry to stop their coat tangling.
  9. Finished – You’ve completed it, just make sure your dog stays warm until they’re all dry and you should be all good, and smelling fresh!

Now, onto the best shampoos and conditioners you can use – Our top Three…

We definitely agree with this list, follow his link to find some of the best shampoo and conditioners for dogs, whatever their needs are… http://uk.businessinsider.com/best-dog-shampoo/#the-best-dog-shampoo-overall-1

Don’t forget your Gencon!

Need your dog on a lead and want to keep them in control comfortably?

The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.

The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

Will you follow our tips? Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Did you know?


The Gencon dog head collar is recommended by The Guild of Dog Trainers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dog Easter Eggs

Don’t let your dog miss out on the fun, buy them an Easter Egg too! With so many to choose from we’ve narrowed it down to out top 3…

Firstly, we want to tell you all about the importance of dogs at Easter, it’s all fund and games when it comes to Easter Sunday, especially if you have kids running around. Although it’s super important that you remember about dogs and chocolate, it’s not a good mix. 

It’s all about being extra careful where you leave your chocolate eggs and other treats lying around. Chocolate contains something called ‘Theobromine’, which is a substance that is extremely harmful to dogs as once consumed they find it difficult to metabolise it.

If a dog suffers from chocolate poisoning they’ll display symptoms such as vomiting, fits, hyperactivity and diarrhoea.

If by any chance your dog has consumed chocolate then see your vet immediately.

Now, to avoid any of this why not purchase your dog their very own ‘dog-safe’ Easter egg!

Pets at Home Cocoa and Gluten Free Puppies and Small Dogs Easter Egg, £2.00

This smaller egg is made with out cocoa and gluten, which means it’s a dog-friendly alternative to chocolate. It’s packaged in a fun, illustrated cardboard bx and the egg itself is warped in a traditional foil wrapping just like the real thing, so your dog won’t have to miss out!

For more information and to purchase, click here.

You can also buy the bigger version for just £3.00! Pets at Home Cocoa and Gluten Free Carob Dog Easter Egg (large) here.

Good Boy Choc Egg, £3.89

This is a great novelty and fun item for your dog to consume on Easter morning! The ingredients are all safe for dog, and it may look like chocolate but it’s not, it’s completely safe for dogs! Just break it up into manageable pieces for your dog to enjoy, and eat!

We don’t recommend giving it to them all in one go, like most of us could probably do, but try and offer it in small pieces as a treat.

For more information and to purchase, click here.

Then it’s time for a walk to burn it all off! Don’t forget your Gencon!

Need your dog on a lead and want to keep them in control comfortably?

The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.

The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

Which Easter egg will you buy? Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Did you know?


The Gencon dog head collar is recommended by The Guild of Dog Trainers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All About The Retrieving Roll

Want to find out more about what our products do? You’ve come to the right place! We have a series of blogs all about our products so you can find out a little bit more about them…

Today we’re talking about the ‘Retrieving Roll‘, the retrieving roll is part of our ‘Training Aids and Accessories’ collection, and this is why we love it…

It’s not only a great way to introduce canvas at a young age but it’s a great item for them to grow up with and you can use it to help them develop as they get older.

If you’re trying to train your dog to fetch more unusual items etc, and you’ve used the roll from a young age, they’re more likely to still fetch it even if they’re not used to retrieving the item in the canvas roll.

As a remedial aid, the Retrieving Roll should be part of every trainer’s kit. It works just like this – there’s a small pouch tucked away inside the roll; this is where you hide a treat, your dog will learn quickly that the only way of getting the treat inside of the roll is to collect it and bring it back to you. 

Our Retrieving Roll was even shortlisted as a ‘New Gundog Product’ at The Shooting Industry Awards.

The ‘treat’ doesn’t just have to be a food item, it can be a favourite toy etc, just as long as they can’t get it out themselves and they definitely bring it back, then it can be anything!

 

Want a Retrieving Roll for yourself? Grab one for yourself for only £12.50! For more information and to purchase, click here…

Have you seen any of our other products before?

Need your dog on a lead and want to keep them in control comfortably?

The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.

The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

What do you think of the Retrieving Roll? Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Dog Friendly Beaches UK

It’s getting to that time of year again, as long as the snow disappears, then we should be all right. As we start to see that first bit of sun we all get very excited, and we whip out our sunglasses, even the dogs do!

Like most people and their pet pooches, we all love going to the beach in the summer, where our furry four legged friends are able to run for miles and miles on sand, and they might even have a splash in the sea.

There are certain beaches out there that unfortunately aren’t dog friendly, but we can ensure you that this list of beaches will be perfect for you and your pooch!


Brean Beach, Somerset

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Brean Beach in Somerset is great for dogs all year round! The beach is three miles long and made up of soft sand and mud – so pack a spare towel for the dog as you should prepare for them to get muddy! There’s also lots of great dog friendly accommodation around to suit everyone’s style and budget!

Perranporth, Cornwall

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Heading to Cornwall this year? You need to visit Perranporth beach! Again, it’s three miles long and open to dogs all year round. Although in July and August between 10am and 5pm dogs must be kept on leads. There’s even a watering hole in the middle, so get your pooch on a lead so they can grab a drink!

Babbacombe, Devon

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Located in South Devon Babbacombe beach is beautiful and very picturesque, though more importantly it’s dog-friendly. There’s a car park nearby , as well as a large section of cafes and pubs for you to enjoy. One thing to remember is that Oddicombe beach next door has no dog access during the summer, so try to keep to this side of the beach.

Holkham Bay, Norfolk

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Holkham Bay is one of Norfolk’s most beautiful beaches; there’s pristine golden sands for miles and miles, and even at low tide the water is only half a mile away – never too far for a quick dip and cool down. If you head east on the beach and keep going all the way down you’ll find yourself in Wells-Next-To-Sea or, head west and you’ll end up in Burnham Overy Staithe.

West Wittering, Sussex

Photo Credit: The Beach Guide (https://www.thebeachguide.co.uk/south-east-england/west-sussex/west-wittering.htm)

Based in Chichester, Sussex, this is a very unusual beach, but not for the worse. The beach is owned by shareholders who are all dedicate to preserving the surroundings and want to provide a clean place to relax, which is great news for families and our four-legged friends. Right from September through to May the entire beach is open to dogs, altogether in the summer there are a few restrictions that you can read about here…

Brighton Beach, Brighton and Hove

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If you haven’t been to Brighton Beach before, you need to visit. Lined with beautiful, bright beach huts and lots of exciting things to see and do, it’s one location you need to see. From the 1st May to the 30th September, dogs are allowed on certain areas that are named and labelled ‘Dog Friendly Beaches’, which are parts of the beach specifically for dogs, you can find these all the way from Central Brighton, through the Marina and all the way to Rottingdean. More information on these locations are here…

Need your dog on a lead and want to keep them in control comfortably?

The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.

The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

Which beach are you going to visit this year? Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Facts About Dogs…

We think we all know so much about our four-legged furry friends, but did you know any of these facts? Let us know over on our social media…

Dogs have their own ‘fingerprint’

Dogs’ paws are all pretty generic and you normally can’t tell one from the other, but their noses are actually pretty unique, just like a human’s fingerprint. This means you can identify them by their noses.

Dogs have dreams too

If you’ve ever watched your dog twitch while sleeping or even look like they’re running sideways, then it’s most likely that they’re dreaming. They dream just like we do, just maybe not about the same things.

Dogs can fall in love

A professor at Claremont Graduate Univeristy, Paul Zak in California found out that dogs actually releases oxytocin, which is in fact a love hormone.

Some breeds of dogs are rarer than pandas

Yes, it’s true, a Dandie Dinmont Terrier is actually considered rarer than the giant panda.

Dogs hear 4 times as far as humans

A dogs’ frequency range is 67 to 45,000 hertz where as a human’s is only 64 to 23,000 hertz.

 

Quick fire facts…

  • Corgi is welsh for “dwarf dog”
  • The dog breed, ‘basenji’ is actually the only dog that can’t bark
  • A dogs’ smell is a humongous 10,000 times stronger than a human
  • Because of their webbed feet, Newfoundlands are excellent swimmers
  • Dalmatians are born completely white and their spots are developed over time
  • Dogs can have at least 18 muscles in each ear

One more fun fact… THE GENCON ALL-IN-ONE is a One piece from headcollar to end of lead. When your dog pulls, both loops tighten restricting the whole head, the dog backs off from the restriction. Only gentle pressure is needed, and there is no need to jerk. Make sure the Gencon is fitted correctly and it is slackening when the pressure is taken off the lead.

  • Does your dog pull on the lead?
  • Can your dog be aggressive towards other dogs or people?
  • Is your dog over excitable or just too strong for you?
  • Do you find your dog very nervous or timid?
  • Does your dog scavenge?

Gencon is the answer!

It’s different to any other dog training lead or headcollar available!

The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.

The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

Did you know any of these facts? Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Crufts Is Near And This Is What You Can Expect…

Crufts is approaching us, on the 8-11th of March to be exact and if you have your ticket, or you’re waiting to buy one, then this is what you can except for Crufts 2018.

There’s always so much fun and exciting things happening everywhere at every time so it’s a good idea to plan what you want to see and do, these are a few of the things we’re excited for this year…

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With a massive 22,000 dogs and 550 trade stands there’s definitely something always happening!

Dates:

Each day will host a ‘Best in Show’ which will be on from 4:45pm until 9pm. As well as an ‘obedience ring’ which will start at 8:15am.

Coming to Crufts means there’s always something to see, including The Arena which showcases fantastic displays and competitions, The ‘Good Citizen Dog Scheme’ Training ring, which is the UK’s largest dog training programme and a dog activities ring where you’ll be able to learn how to show off your dog’s potential.

Though, you don’t have to have a dog with you to come along! If you visit the ‘Discover Dogs’ section you can meet over 200 breeds of dogs so you can decide which breed would be best for you.

You’ll also be able to talk to their owners and experts to find out more about each dog!

You can forget ‘Scruffts’! Scruffts is the “nation’s favourite crossbreed competition”. Why not enter your crossbreed or go along to see the many varieties! Find our more about Scruffts here…


Message from Crufts…

Please note that unfortunately NO DOGS other than those that have been invited by the Kennel Club and Assistance Dogs are permitted into the show.”


Don’t worry if you can’t make the event, you can actually watch it, Crufts are most likely to live stream the event, but you can also see highlights on their Youtube.

In 2017, there was a TV programme presented by Clare Balding on Channel 4, so we have our fingers crossed that they’ll do the same this year. Keep checking online and on their social media for more details…

Although, if you’d like to attend and see the show live, see here to purchase your tickets.


The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.

The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

Are you going to Crufts? Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Looking After Older Dogs

Dogs can actually live longer than 12 years, but it’s time to start looking out for signs and making them feel that little bit more comfortable. You want to ensure that your four legged friend remains happy and healthier in their more mature years.

Your older dog will need more rest, somewhere where they won’t be disturbed as much, especially if you have another, younger dog, or children. Find a place that is cosy, and away from draughts, they’ll appreciate this.

It’s best if everything is easily accessible, such as food, water, bed etc, as well as helping them go to the toilet a lot more times than they usually would.

As a dog ages, they dietary requirements will change, it will vary depending on their breed and size but they recommend that at around 7 years they move onto ‘senior’ food. If you’re not too sure and what you’re doing about their food, speak to a vet.

A vet will also be able to guide you to monitor how much water and food they are consuming, as there may be a underlying medical reason for it.

Just because they’re a little bit older doesn’t mean that they don’t need exercise. It doesn’t mean you have to take them for long walks, but stimulating them and giving them exercise, little and often, will help to keep their weight down.

A great way to spend time with your older dog is grooming them, whilst it gives you that quality time, it also is a great way to check for any odd bumps and lumps, or aches and pains.

If you start to notice that they have trouble getting out of bed or going up the stairs talk to your vet to see the best way forward.

Other things you may notice with your dog’s old age is sight and hearing. The best way to help this is to not be too loud around the dog, and don’t just think that they’re ignoring you.

When every you see signs of your dog changing in any which way, or how we’ve mentioned above it may not be down to ‘old age’, just check with your vet because it’s better to be safe and for them to be happy.

If you look around you may find a local center that specialises in looking after senior dogs, which you may find a lot more useful.


The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking. The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

How do you help your older dog? Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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What’s In-Store | Training aids and Accessories | Gencon

If you didn’t already know we have a range of Training aids and Accessories alongside our famous Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars.

Our Training aids and Accessories range includes The Lez Graham range too. Read on to find out more…

“We were delighted when Lez Graham approached us with her new product ideas, Gencon’s ethos is all about providing Training Aids which enhance the pleasure that dog owners can derive from their dogs. This new range from Lez fits perfectly with that” – Andrew Treleaven

Using only the best quality materials, these British made products have been developed to make training easier for both you and your dog.

These products encompass all that Lez Graham believes in; dog training to a high standard using reward based methods coupled with a large dash of common sense.

Lez Graham holds MA in Dog Psychology began working with dogs in 1998 and set up Trained for Life in 2007  with a focus on training and raising well behaved, obedient and respectful dogs . Gencon agree completely with Lez and also promote obedience and strong behavioural training for Dogs so teaming up to produce the Gundog range of Training products seemed the perfect fit.

Brace Lead, £15.95

The Brace lead is a great addition to the Gencon range.

Many people have more than one dog these days and the new Brace lead, with its clever design, allows you to walk your dogs in any heel position that works best for you.

The Brace lead is extremely lightweight, so lightweight in fact that your dog won’t notice it around his neck and you won’t notice it in your hand.

Designed to walk two dogs together, this double ended ‘fixable’ slip lead is perfect for walking your dogs side by side or one on either side of you. When used with one dog The Brace Lead makes an excellent training lead due to not only its extra length, but also its flexibility.

For more information and to purchase, click here.

Slip & Clip Lead, £9.95

The Slip & Clip lead is a great addition to the Gencon range, giving you, the owner a versatile lead that can be adapted as your dog, and their training, progresses.

At 2 metres long with a lightweight clip, the Slip & Clip lead is perfect for puppy training. It’s long enough to start recall training and stay training without the need for a house line or long line.

When your puppy is walking nicely to heel, the lead can easily be converted into a comfortable slip lead by simply turning the clip into a handle and the handle into slip lead.

In addition, because the slip lead is ‘fixable’ with the double stop, you won’t have to worry about the ‘slip’ over tightening.

For more information and to purchase, click here.

The Retrieving Roll, £12.50

The Retrieving Roll  is a wonderful way to introduce canvas at a young age.

As the puppy matures and goes onto larger and more unusual dummies, the Retrieving Roll can act as a transitional aid to give your dog confidence as he moves into more ‘grown up’ training by simply wrapping the Retrieving Roll around the new or ‘scary’ item.

As a remedial aid, the Retrieving Roll should be part of every trainer’s kit. Tucked away is a little pouch where you can hide a treat; the reluctant retrievers learn really quickly that the only way they can get the treat is to return the Retrieving Roll to you. As the dog gets more proficient in returning the dummy then delivery to hand can be insisted upon before the treat is forthcoming.

It was even shortlisted as a ‘New Gundog Product’ at The Shooting Industry Awards.

For more information and to purchase, click here.

See something you like? When combined with the Gencon Allin1 head collar you will have the best kit for training your dog.

The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking. The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

Which product would suit your best?! Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Why Do Dogs Need a Holiday Just as Much as Humans?

We all look forward to a break whether it’s short, long, far or close, but we all say one things and that is ‘We need it’, but have you every thought about your dog? You may not know this but dogs can just as crazy without a break too! But why is this? Keep reading to find out…

Just like us dogs can feel stressed too, as well as lonely especially if their owners are out for long periods on time throughout the week for work etc. Holidays are a great way for family and friends to come together to spend quality time with each other, and it’s no different for dogs.

If you’re feeling relaxed on holiday, the most chance is that your dog is too.

As much as we love spending time with our four-legged friends, they actually enjoy spending time with us too. So make this holiday about mush needed family time, and this includes the dog too.

If you’re thinking of taking a break that involves some kind of walking, sport or any type of exercise for that matter, then it’s the perfect chance to bring along your pooch! Going to a beach? Dogs love to roam and run around on the beach, they may even go for a paddle!

Another great benefit of taking your dog on holiday is new experiences. Your pooch may be used to the same woods, or the same road you’d normally walk on, but with a new place it’s the perfect opportunity to allow your dog to smell and see new things; a change of scenery for you and the dog.

It’s also a great way to socialise, lots of dog owners will also take their dog away which means you and your dog can meet new friends along the way too!

As well as having a more active dog, they’ll also benefit for their long-term behaviour too. A change of scenery can be a great time to do some training too, and if they’re happier the training techniques are more likely to sink in! What a great way to quick start some new techniques!

When going away there are a number of things to consider…

  • Accommodation – You’ll need to make sure you have dog-friendly accommodation that’s designed for owners bringing pets, this could also mean that there are dog-friendly parks on site (if staying in a resort), and nearby trails, beaches or woodland walks. 
  • Travelling – Trying to travel with a dog may sound tricky, but it’s particularly easy. Though before setting off you need to think through how far you’re going, and whether your pooch is good with car journeys. The best way to deal with this is making sure they’ve had plenty of exercise, they have plenty of water and food, and that they have somewhere comfortable to sit. Don’t forget to try and make as many regular stops as you can, depending on how far you travel so they’re able to stretch their legs.
  • Location – Think beaches, forests and more. Try and find the perfect location that has lots of walking places and dog friendly attractions, such as restaurants, pubs and tearooms.
  • Just in Case – Before going on holiday, or just when you get there, don’t forget to research the local pet emergency centre or vets, because you can never be too sure. Some accommodation places may offer these details in a handbook, but research this just in case.

We hope these hints, tips and facts have given you some help and thoughts on taking your dog on holiday.

Don’t forget to pack your Gencon, The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking. The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

Where would you love to take your pet?! Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Our Favourite Products and Bestsellers

Of course, we love all of the products we sell at Gencon, but we combined our favourites at Gencon HQ and our bestsellers, to come up with this list of ‘Our Favourite Products’.

1 – All-in-One, Black, £17.95

The All-in-One is our original and bestselling collar we sell, and Black just seems to be a popular colour amongst customers. It’s a one-piece lead. When your dog pulls, both loops tighten restricting the whole head, the dog backs off from the restriction.

Only gentle pressure is needed, and there is no need to jerk. This greatly decreases the likelihood of your Dog pulling and helps improve their behaviour when on the lead.

You can also decide whether you need a right or left handed lead too!

For more information and to purchase, click here.

2 – Clip to Collar, Red/Black, £18.95

This is another huge favourite for Gencon customers! It’s actually the same as the all-in-one but with a twist, which is why everyone loves it! At the handle end is a trigger hook, which can be incorporated into a handle, then you just clip into any collar your dog already has on, which forms the loop for the handle.

This is the perfect lead to give owners more confidence and help those wriggly puppies out!

This lead also comes in many traditional colours and has the option of either left or right handed.

For more information and to purchase, click here.

3 – Head Collar, Black, (S/Med or L/XL), £14.75 – £15.00

Our most popular headcollar is in fact the Black L/XL collar, but there’s so many sizes and colours we need to share them all with you! You might be getting confused with all these different leads and collars but don’t worry, we’ll explain!

This headcollar is basically the all-in-one on it’s own and you juts attach any normal lead, though we do sell normal leads so you can match the colours! This ‘collar’ is mainly designed for larger dogs who pull a lot harder, and the one thing customers love about this collar is the sizing options!

Although the all-in-one is for all sizes, we wanted to design something that was a bit more suited to your dog. There are five sizing options: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large and ‘Custom’.

The custom option allows the owner to measure their dog via our ‘Measuring and Fitting‘ page and either decide is they fit one of our standard sizes or need something a bit more suited. Juts let us know of the size you need before popping it in your basket, and we’ll help you out!

For more information and to purchase, click here.

4 – Reflective Clip to Collar, £19.95

This new lead, and we had to add it to our collection!

Being seen and safe in the dark is very important to us and our dogs, so why not buy a lead that not only shows up in the dark, but also stops your dog from pulling.

We added this reflective collar to our ‘Clip to Collar’ range so it’s a lot more flexible for customers.

It’s very simple and very effective, perfect for dark mornings or nights when walking your dog! 

For more information and to purchase, click here.

5 – The Retrieving Roll, £12.50

Now for an accessory, The Retrieving Roll. This training aid is the perfect way to introduce canvas at a young age! As a remedial aid, this roll should be part of every trainer’s kit!

Their is a little pouch that is tucked away where you can hide a treat, and the only way to allow your dog to have the treat is if you bring it back. This shows your pooch basically how to ‘fetch’.

They’ll learnt that the only way to get the treat is to bring it back and that’s how The Retrieving Roll works, simple and easy!

It was even shortlisted as a ‘New Gundog Product’ at The Shooting Industry Awards, what more could you want?

For more information and to purchase, click here.

And even though we could go for hours on end about each and every product, there’s just simply not enough pages in the world!

Whichever product you decide to buy, we hope you love it!

If you’ve ever experienced how exhausting and embarrassing it can be when your dog is pulling on the lead, or lunging at other dogs and people, you will be pleased to discover that Gencon has a solution.

The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.

The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

What are you going to choose?! Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

Did you know?


The Gencon dog head collar is recommended by The Guild of Dog Trainers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Dog’s Christmas Dinner

So, your dog wants to join in on the Christmas fun! Unfortunately, dogs can’t eat everything on your Christmas dinner plate, but this is what they can, or these alternatives will do too!

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Turkey – Turkey is fine, just don’t let them have the turkey bones as these can splinter! Apart from that this delicious meat is great, though try and avoid to much gravy or turkey fat!

Sprouts – Sprouts are actually really good for dogs, they can actually boost their immune system and make their bones stronger. We all know how good they are for us, well they’re juts as good for our four-legged furry friends!

Other foods – Other foods that are great for dogs when it comes to Christmas day are treats like potatoes, without any seasoning etc, eggs and fruit.

What to avoid: 

  • Christmas Pudding
  • Mince Pies
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate
  • Dried Fruit
  • Onions, Garlic or Chives
  • Stuffing
  • Pigs and Blankets
  • Nuts

If you don’t want to take the risk of giving your pooch something off of your Christmas dinner, then these alternatives are great.

Sainsbury’s Turkey Dinner, £1.00

This delicious turkey dinner from Sainsbury’s includes Turkey, potatoes, brown rice, carrots and peas. This dinner can be served at room temperature or can even be heated up, when following the instructions!

For more information or to purchase, click here.

Three Bird Feast from Lily’s Kitchen, £2.49

This feast sounds so tasty even we could eat it, kidding, but it does sound great! It includes Turkey, Goose, Duck, parsnips, organic carrot, cranberries, broccoli and organic apple, all in one tin, wow! Lily’s Kitchen even have a list of nutrients this includes on their website!

For more information or to purchase, click here.

Tesco Christmas Dinner Selection For Dogs, £3.00 – £3.50

Either in a 6 or 12 pack, this selection comes with 3 different choices to last you from Christmas eve to new years, perfect! Your dog will get to choose from:

  • Composition With Turkey, Sage & Carrots Meat – including turkey and carrots
  • Three Bird Feast – including Chicken, Duck and Turkey
  • or With Ham & Vegetables – including ham and vegetables

For more information or to purchase, click here.

Whatever you feed your pooch, we hope you have A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, From the Gencon Team!

If you’ve ever experienced how exhausting and embarrassing it can be when your dog is pulling on the lead, or lunging at other dogs and people, you will be pleased to discover that Gencon has a solution.

The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.

The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.

Don’t believe us? Read this!

Want to see and read more excellent testimonials like this one? Read the rest here.

What are you going to choose?! Would you buy the Gencon? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

Did you know?


The Gencon dog head collar is recommended by The Guild of Dog Trainers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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