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!

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!

Hudson is incredible on his Gencon and over the months his confidence has increased and his anxiety lessened. The Gencon ensures no pulling and no lunges. Our walks are an absolute pleasure. I have complete confidence in the Gencon and have recommended it to a number of people.

Ali Lewis

Max, my ESS is still a puppy but weighs 16kg already so walking him is a struggle. A lady recommended I buy a Gencon lead. She has an active Cocker Spaniel and it was an “Instant” relief walking her dog. Oh my goodness, I cannot believe how true her words are of “Instant”. We’ve been on a walk & I’ve come back with my arms in their sockets still! This will make a huge difference for both Max & myself. This is a massive game changer!

Mrs Jayne Booth

Here at Woodside, we use the Gencon all-in-1 with clip to collar. We have found them simple to use and very effective at controlling any size dog. Most dogs accept the Gencon quickly with little fuss, making training so much easier. Gencon’s are now part of our uniform and we recommend them to any new owner taking home one of our four legged friends.


RSPCA Advisor

The Gencon extra wide head collar is a brilliant piece of kit. Using it has transformed my headstrong flatcoat into a manageable dog who walks demurely by my side. There is no pressure and just the lightest contact, so we can enjoy on lead walking instead of an unseemly battle.

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Did you know?

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