Collars for Large or Long Haired Dogs

Whether your dog is large or have long hair it can become difficult when collars’ width is so small. This means it could tug or pull on the long hair or not be strong enough to handle a large dog.

From lots of requests, we released our first ever wide collar, and it’s proven to work miracles! The collar is 25mm wide which is definitely wider than the normal collar. The collar comes in Red or Black and is brought out into the All-in-One and Clip to Collar range which we knew our customers would be the happiest about.

The ‘All-in-One’ part of the collar is One piece from head collar 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, but the difference is we’ve added the ‘Clip to Collar’.

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.

This is an additional Trigger Hook at the handle end. This end of the lead can be made to form a handle or can be clipped to your dog’s own collar forming a loop, which may give new users more confidence, or is good for use on wriggly puppies.

A member of the Gencon team took both a normal collar and wide collar home this is what she had to say….

“My dog Stanley pulls on a normal clip lead as he’s very excitable and still a puppy. He’s a year old Cockerdoodle ( Cockapoo x Labradoodle) so he has a long curly coat that can be quite difficult to maintain.”

“Firstly, I put on the normal lead which is not as wide compared to the new lead. He tried to paw it off so I came to the conclusion that it’s because of his coat, as mostly all dogs that aren’t long-haired love the Gencon”

“I then put the Extra Wide collar on him and it was like a miracle! He din’t fuss one bit and it made him walk tremendously well, better than he ever has before. We took it on a pub dog walk where we knew there would be lots of dogs Stanley would want to play with, but he was perfect!”

“Normally, he would pull to play with all the other dogs but he stayed right by my side, I definitely recommend the Extra Wide Gencon lead to anyone with a large or long-haired dog!!”

If you would like to purchase the NEW Extra Wide (25mm) Clip to Collar Red, click here….

If you would like to purchase the NEW Extra Wide (25mm) Clip to Collar Black, click here….

We also have lots of other products to help your dog stop pulling on the lead.

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.

Will you be using these tips? Are you going to try the Gencon?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Walking Your Dog in The Dark

The evenings are getting darker, and it’s even nearly dark when most of us finish work. So, when taking a dog for a walk when you’re not so visible, you should use these tips and tricks for safety in the dark.

Clothing

This may seem an obvious one but you still see people doing it all the time. Try to avoid wearing dark clothing, especially Black. Wear white or other bright clothing that won’t make you blend into the background.

Different Areas

In the Summer you might enjoy a walk in the woods or an unlit area due to the lighter evenings, but as it gets darker try and stick to a lit path, housings estates etc.

Lighting Equipment

You may come across a path or such that is dark, and although it may not last for long it’s always key to be safe. Bring along a torch or headlamp with you, even a phone torch would be helpful.

Bring a Friend

If you feel a bit uneasy walking in the dark alone, bring a friend. It will not only calm your nerves but add a bit of fun for you and your dog too!

Now for your dog…

If you dog is nervous around dogs, especially at night you should probably put them on a lead as you can’t see as well and won’t be able to easily see other dogs coming towards you.

As you will probably be walking on a path, you might want to keep them on a lead anyway due to cars, cyclists and other pedestrians.

On other way to ensure ultimate safety is our BRAND NEW Reflective All-in-One Clip to Collar. The collar not only is Reflective, it also helps your dog to stop pulling so any obstacles can be avoided.

It is a black lead with a reflective strip for safety in the dark.

This innovative Gencon product is an ideal for the Autumn / Winter as it provides added safety when walking in the dark.

This is the same as the All-in-1 but with an additional Trigger Hook at the handle end.

This end of the lead can be made to form a handle or can be clipped to your dog’s own collar forming a loop, which may give new users more confidence, or is good for use on wriggly puppies.

WASHING KEEPS THEM SOFT AND GRIT FREE

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We also have lots of other products to help your dog stop pulling on the lead.

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.

Will you be using these tips? Are you going to try the Gencon?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Paw Care For Dogs

Paw care is a lot more important than you might think, and coming up to the colder months it could be affected even more. We take care of our feet, but at least we don’t have to go bare-footed everywhere! Here are some easy tips that’ll help their paws.

Clipping

You might find that your dogs’ nails are clicking on the ground everywhere you go, now this is a sign that they need them clipped. Their nails should barely skim the ground. Most vets or groomers will offer this service to you, but some dogs are simply just too nervous to let them do this. If you have the right equipment while they’re chilling at home they might let you do this.

You should also check for hair between the pads, it can cause very painful matting if not combed out. Try and check for any other pebbles etc when trimming too.

Tip: You might find that if you walk your dog on the pavement or concrete a lot that their nails don’t need to be clipped as often because they’ll be filled along the hard surface, whereas if you have a lot of grass or country walks that might need extra attention.

Cracked Pads

Just like we get dry feet they can get them too. Their pads can actually crack and bleed if they’re too dry so it’s important that you take special care. It’s very tempting to use your regular foot lotion but doesn’t, it’ll make them too soft and will lead to other complications. You can buy moisturiser especially for dog paws online, in a pet store or your vet might be able to reccomend something.

Give the paws a massage with the cream, then rub each of the pads and in between the toes.

Summertime

Now, although it’s nearly Winter outside in the UK it may be a lot hotter where you are and this next tip might come in handy. If you’ve ever been in the heat and had to walk along the ground without shoes, you know the pain, and it’s not different for dogs. It can cause blistering and burning on their paws, the only way to treat this is washing with antibacterial soap and loosley wrap with a gauze until they have all healed up.

If you’re not sure on what to do or you want an opinion on the cause, contact your vet.

Wintertime

Lots of exposure to cold weather conditions can cause the pads to dry out. They can start to get chapped and dry, just like our lips in the winter. Another thing you should be aware of is de-icer grit that’s chucked n the road and pavement in icy conditions. Although it stops up slipping from side to side it can be toxic to dogs who like to lick their dogs, or it could even cause burning on their feet.

When coming home from a daily walk, just to be safe, wipe down or rinse the paws with warm water to get rid of anything there. Another alternative is to rub vaseline on their paws before going out which will keep salt from getting to their pads, or invest in some canine snow boots!

Cuts

If your dog cuts or scrapes their paw/s this is how you should treat it. First, clean out the cut with some antibacterial wash, then put some antibacterial cream onto the cut and bandage up. Though unfortunately, this is easier said than done. If your dog does not allow you to tend to their paw, try to do your best under the circumstances. As always in any situation, if you have any questions or it becomes worse contact a specialist or your vet.

Need some help walk training so your new pooch doesn’t pull on the lead?

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.

Will you be useing these tips? Are you going to try the Gencon?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Pumpkin Inspired Treats for Dogs

Since there’s no sun anymore everyone has gone into Autumn mode, and we’re not complaining!

In today’s article, we’re going to show you a pumpkin treats recipe, keep reading for more…

P.S if you like this article then you’ll also love our ‘Autumn Activities To Do With Your Dog‘.

Firstly you’re going to love these Pumpkin Dog Biscuits‘, perfect for both constipation and diarrhoea in dogs. If you’d like to know more about how pumpkin can help dogs, read here. For our recipe PDF click the link and download for easy use, enjoy cooking!

Don’t forget to share your finished creations with us on social media!

Customer Pictures:

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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.

Will you try this recipe out? Are you going to try the Gencon?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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5 Best Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds For Your Family

Are your kids begging you to buy a dog, it may seem like a bad idea at first but owning a dog can bring many advantages to your family. Your new dog could help everyone get out and get exercise, plus dogs can reduce anxiety – making the whole family happier.

If you choose one of these 5 breeds, based on their characteristics and personalities you’ll have the best time with your new four-legged furry friend!

Poodle

Poodles can range in many sizes, so you can pick the best one for your family and environment; toy, miniature and standard.Despite their ‘usual reputation’ they are actually a working breed and they love to get involved with all family activities. Another bonus about the poodle is they don’t shed which means they’re actually quite low -maintenance just with a regular groomer visit.

Beagle

Beagles are very athletic and sturdy, they love a bit of ‘rough and tumble’. They will need a lot of exercise as they have limitless energy for playtime. You’ll need to take some time to train this pooch because Beagles are scent hounds so sometimes they can be difficult to come back. Though overall they are a smart, happy and outgoing breed.

Boxer

Boxers love to be around people, as they are a very sociable breed. One of the advantages of the breed is that they enjoy running around with kids and playing about! Boxers are lively and active, and a time comically hyperactive when young. they will require training but you’ll have a great time doing it!

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are a very popular breed with families due to their playful and kind nature. They’re gentle, patient, comical and very smart. A Labrador Retrievers would make a great addition to your family and you’ll have bundles of fun.

Mixed Breeds

Now, we can’t forget about the Mixed Breeds. They all need homes and are usually left in dog homes waiting to find a new family. Crossbreeds are often less vulnerable to genetic health conditions and they’re less high maintenance.

Need some help walk training so your new pooch doesn’t pull on the lead?

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.

Which breed is your favourite? Are you going to try the Gencon?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Autumn Activities To Do With Your Dog – Gencon

Autumn is approaching us, and very quickly might we add – but the cooler air and the season change will be quite nice for our furry friends! So, grab those welly boots and your pumpkin carving equipment ready for Autumn, so here are some activities that’ll keep you and your dog busy over the next few months!


Find a dog-friendly pumpkin patch

Why not look around for a dog-friendly pumpkin patch, a great day out for the whole family and your dour-legged furry friend can come along too! After picking the perfect one why not make some pumpkin dog treats!

Go for a hike

In the warmer months taking your dog for a hike/long walk up a hill wouldn’t be the best of ideas but as the air gets cooler it’s a perfect time!

Take some pictures

If your dog has a social media account where you post pictures, or you just really enjoy taking pictures of your pooch then the Autumn is the ideal time! All the colours start to change and everything looks so picturesque! If you go on an Autumnal Gencon walk don’t forget to tag us in your photos!

Chilling by the fire

The colder months are the appropriate times to turn on the fire and sit with a hot chocolate, your dog will appreciate this chilling out time too – unless you live in the UK and you’ve already had to turn the heating up!

Dog Walk Training

Take more advantage of the crisper, colder months by training your dog to walk on their lead without pulling, the hot weather can be more exhausting so it’s a perfect time.

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 do with your dog this Winter? Are you going to try the Gencon?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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How to Make Your Dog Social Media Famous

There are jobs upon jobs that wouldn’t be going without social media these days, and one of those is posting pictures of your dog on the internet to make money.

Making your dog famous on social media, hopefully, isn’t typically done for the money but having a bit of extra cash won’t hurt, especially if it buys new dogs toys!

But you’ve got to know how to play the game to be in the game, so here are our top tips on how to make your pooch social media famous!

Knowing Your Brand

When you start you account for furry four-legged friend you should pick a few ‘descriptive’ words, some words that will be how your dog portrays themselves on the internet, for example, ‘fun-loving, romantic, you wouldn’t have them playing sports, rather you’d have them with a glass of champagne and roses. Keep their brand consistent.

Don’t Start Too Early

This next tip is very important. If you are looking to make a bit of cash out of this wait until big brands start offering you money for posts etc. When you’re under around 20,000 followers lots of smaller brands will get in contact with you and ask if they send you a product then you have to post about it.

This may sound very tempting but in the whole scheme of things, this just means you’re doing it for free, with the addition of a new product.

Eventually, when the big brand approaches you they’ll see these posts and assume that you’ll do a post for them completely free! Sounds confusing but it’ll make sense in the end.

Be Consistent

This happens to a lot of things, you’ll start them then get bored after a week or so. Don’t do this – if you want your dog to be the next ‘Doug the Pug’ or ‘Jiffpom’ then you have to be consistent. Don’t give up if you don’t get many likes or followers, the more you do the more your profile will grow.

Have a plan also, planning to upload will keep you motivated and stimulate you to post, and if you’re a super busy person take one day out of a month to take photos then upload them throughout the next, however long.

Use Hashtags

When you post why not add a few hashtags, it won’t affect anything, in fact, it’ll help!

Using hashtag means that when people use Instagram,’s ‘Discover’ feature they’ll find your account easily. If you’re not sure what hashtag to use then find out what other users similar to your ‘genre’ of Instagram account are using or you can see which ones of trending which will give a chance to get lots of visitors and followers!

Make Sure You and Your Dog Have Fun

You don’t want to make them do anything they don’t want to, as they’ve got to enjoy it too! If it gets big this could be a full-time job – imagine that, so you want to be able to love it!

It’s definitely an incredibly rewarding experience!

And if you can’t seem to get a perfect picture of them walking the Gencon is for you – helps to control and looks great!

Is your dog pulling on the lead?

We recommend the Gencon. The Gencon gives your perfect control of your pooch and helps regarding pulling. This would be perfect for your two dogs to meet!

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 be social media famous? Are you going to try the Gencon?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Can You Re-Home These Local Dogs? – Dogs Trust

These series of articles will be based on dogs that need rehoming. We’ll be looking at locations all around the UK and showcase some dogs. Then, if you see a pooch that you could potentially give a loving home to, you just have to simply click the link and follow through with normal procedures on the rehoming websites, simple!

Today, we’ll be discussing Dog’s Trust. Dog’s Trust has many, upon many dogs waiting in homes so we will spread this rescue centre over more than one article.

Dogs Trust was founded in 1891 and are the largest welfare charity in the UK.


Name: Angel

Breed: Spaniel Cross

Age: 3 years old

Sex: Female

Location: Dogs Trust, Canterbury

Background: Dogs Trust describes Angel as an energetic lady who enjoys exploring when out and playing with her ball. She needs time to build a good relationship with her owner, who with then, should give her a good fuss.

Want to find out more about Angel? CLICK HERE or on Angel’s picture!

 


— Important and exciting news, Thank you to you guys Beanie has now got a loving and fur-ever home!–

 

Name: Beanie

Breed: Siberian Husky

Age: 7 weeks old

Sex: Female

Location: Dogs Trust, Bridgend

Background: Beanie is very intelligent but also young, so she’ll need basic training including lead walking, house training and socialisation.

Want to find out more about Beanie? CLICK HERE or on Beanie’s picture!


— Important and exciting news, Thank you to you guys Charlie has now got a loving and fur-ever home!–

Name: Charlie

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

Age: 5 years old

Sex: Male

Location: Dogs Trust, Manchester

Background: Beanie is very intelligent but also young, so she’ll need basic training including lead walking, house training and socialisation.

Want to find out more about Charlie? CLICK HERE or on Charlie’s picture!


Could you adopt any of these beautiful pooches? There are still so many on the website so just click here to find out!

If you want to find out more about the organisation visit their website, where you’ll also be able to see how the adoption process works!

Have you heard of Gencon before?

The Gencon gives your perfect control of your pooch and helps regarding pulling. This would be perfect for your two dogs to meet!

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.

Can you give any of these pups a fur-ever home? Will you try the Gencon out? Is there any more tips that we should know of?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

(THIS POST IS NOT SPONSERED BY DOGS TRUST)

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How To Celebrate National Dog Day? – Gencon

It’s your canines friend’s special day and you’ve got to celebrate the day right, that’s why we’re helping you find ways to enjoy this momentous occasion!

1 –

If you don’t have a dog of your own, or maybe you do then why not spend the day volunteering at a local dog shelter, could always do with the extra help of another walker or just a fuss! While you’re there if you see a pooch that you fall in love with why not look into the adopting services they offer there, that would definitely make a dogs’ day!

2 –

Maybe you don’t have the time to help out, but there are many other ways you can contribute! Why not donate toys, blankets, food etc, and if you don’t know what to bring then most shelters will have a list of things that will either come in handy to them or something they need to keep the shelter going. Remember, it does have to be big or expensive, everything counts!

3 –

Why not throw a party, everyone loves a party! Invite all your canine friends and eat dog-friendly cakes and play with all the toys! Sounds fun, right? It’s a cheap and easy way to celebrate the day, and your dog will have all of their friends around them!

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You could treat your dog to a new toy, or three… or five, or ten!

5 –

Does your dog have a favourite place to walk or explore? Make it a day out for the whole family by driving to the local beach or maybe take a hike if you’re up for it? The best thing about beaches is that they are free, and most of them allow dogs! If you’re not sure where this fun-filled becahss are, then just read our article all about the ‘Top 10 UK Beaches Open For Paws All Year Round!‘.

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All dogs loved being pampered – well, some of them do! If your canine friends enjoy a lather of dog shampoo and a nice ol’ brush then this is for you! Don’t fancy making your bathroom all mucky and brown? There are many local dog pampering ‘salons’ or even mobile ones that’ll do it just outside of your house, brilliant!

7 –

Get creative and onto Pinterest for some super cool homemade dog treats! Bit stuck for ideas? No need to worry because it’s summer we’ve come up with 3 tasty treats in our ‘Summer 2017 Dog Ice Lolly Recipe Guide‘, and if you don’t find something that might tickle your dogs’ fancy the most local pet shops will stock lots of yummy treats for you to choose from!

8 –

Take a dip, if it’s warm enough! Take your pooch to a local (safe) river where they can have a splash, although there is an alternative for when the weather turns miserable! There are many Lidos and swimming pools all around the country that have ‘dog swims’ or even dog lessons! It’s great fun for your canine friend as they’ll meet lots of other doggies there too!

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Take time out of your day to spend quality time with them! Maybe you’re at work all week, you’re busy with the kids, or your schedule is just hectic? Dogs love hugs and attention, so after a nice long walk or after you finish work, sit and play with them, they might need a lot of fun and rest after their super-fun and busy National Dog Day!

10 –

Treat them to a Gencon! Gencons are one of the simplest and most effective headcollars available on the market. Gencons are gentle on the dog and very effective, which is proving popular with Pet Owners, Dog Kennels, Trainers, Behaviourists, Dog Clubs and Vets alike.

They come in lots of colours so your pooch will feel safe and stylish!

Is your dog pulling on the lead?

We recommend the Gencon. The Gencon gives your perfect control of your pooch and helps regarding pulling. This would be perfect for your two dogs to meet!

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

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

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Dog Food Mazes Explored

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If your dog woofs its food down in seconds then you may be keen to explore some of the ways of slowing things down a bit and allowing your dog more time to eat their food. The invention of a dog food maze allows your dog to turn meal times into something more play orientated, dogs are used to having their food put nicely on a plate in front of them and then once they leave the kitchen either sleeping or engaging in some playful activity. But by making use of the great dog food maze you can refocus your dog on hunting for their food and also stop overeating.

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The range of dog and indeed cat food mazes is expansive, with most well-known dog toy brands expanding their range of merchandise and now selling a dog food maze of one description or another. Lets begin by exploring some of options on the market for fast eaters who need a gentle reminder to slow down!

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Green Interactive Dog Feeder

This great little dog feeder isn’t actually a maze but it works in much the same way by slowing down the length of time it takes your dog to eat their meal. Simply place the Kibble inside the little indents and your dog will have to work for their lunch.  By scattering the dogs food on the dog feeder you’re encouraging your dog to slow down their eating and prevent them from getting over excited and binging on their food.

Buster Dog Maze Bowl

We love this great little dog bowl maze and think it will make a real difference to your dogs mealtimes. Its been designed to mimic the natural behaviour shown by Wolves in the wild, where the animals would have to rip apart the entire animal carcass before being rewarded with their meal. Although far removed from being an animal carcass this dog food maze encourages your dog to hunt for their food in much the same way. They have to use their dual senses, sight and smell, to guide each individual piece of kibble through the maze before it comes out the front space thus allowing them to enjoy their well earnt snack!

All For Paws Interactives Dog Food Maze

This dog maze is a bit different from the ones above as its got a rather sturdy base, although it does still follow the overall maze format in that your dog will have to figure out how to get their reward through the various pathways before snack time. This dog food maze cleverly comes in a range of bold colours and has different base sizes so you can ensure you’re getting the right fit for your dog.

 

 

Rotating Bone slow feed bowl

 

This great little deep dog food bowl is designed to keep your dog entertained for longer thus ensuring they don’t gulp their food down in one bite. Its made with the same principles as other dog mazes in that it will allow your dog to engage in some of their natural hunting behaviour. Its not got the same maze puzzle principle as the previous products and works by having a rotating bone in the middle of the bowl that works by dividing the overall surface of the bowl. Its a great design and with the bone being able to be set to spin 360* its a popular product to have in the home of any dog.

 

 

 

Which dog maze feeder do you use? We are keen to hear all about Gencon dog head collar customers favourite dog gadgets, please do get in touch with us on our social media channels with details of your best buys.

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If you’ve ever experienced how exhausting 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.

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 one is your favourite? Will you try the Gencon out? Is there any more tips that we should know of?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Preparing Your Dog To Meet a Baby

Your dog is very in tune with you, so they could know that something is different, and with a big moment like pregnancy and the new arrival, your pooch might sense something is up.

Also, you need to be prepared because a baby is very, very fragile, so here are a few tips to make the arrival smooth.

Let’s be calm

Nine months is defiantly more than enough time to sort it all out. If your dog is fairly jumping or doesn’t know how to be calm, maybe this is where you should start. If your pooch is still a puppy this is the perfect time to do so, teaching them from a young age will help them be calm around the baby and young children when they get older.

Think about your energy

Dogs will mirror your emotions so whatever you’re feeling, try not to show it around the dog, you don’t want them crying of happiness as soon as the baby walks through the door, as well as everyone else

Scent is important

Try and bring an item that smells like the new baby from the hospital, this could be one of the most important things to do for your poooch before bringing the baby home.

During this ‘exercise’ it’s key that you set very clear boundaries. You should challenge your pooch to sniff the item from a distance, allowing them to know that it’s yours and not theirs.

The room

The nursery is the prime location of where your baby will be, from day one, until your dog is very comfortable around the baby, this room should be off limits, eventually, your dog will be allowed into sniff and explore but it’s great to start small.

The Intro, the big day

Now, this is the big day. It might be helpful to have someone look after your dog on the first day at home, so you and your baby can rest before the excitement.

On the day we recommend taking your pooch for a long walk before the meeting, this is so they’re not as excitable and will be calm. When you re-enter your house the dog will immediately know about this new scent, though due to the item luckily it’ll be somewhat similar to them.

Allow your four-legged friend to sniff the baby but at a cautious distance, each time the baby and your pooch will meet you should allow them to be closer and closer so that they know their barrier.

Teach the baby

Once your baby is old enough they’ll be excited to explore, and by exploring we mean the dog! Their first reaction will be strange because it’s not like anything they’ve seen before, so you also need to teach them not to bother the dog, which means yanking their tail etc.

They both need to learn and know of each other’s surroundings, but before you know it they’ll be best friends.

Don’t forget the dog

Having a baby will take up a lot of time and although dogs love new toys, toys and treats won’t make them feel anymore important. Giving them their daily routine is enough, walks, plays and nap time with you.

What if this doesn’t work?

Safety of the baby comes first and is very important, if after working with a professional also doesn’t help then you might have to find another way. Your dog will be much happier in another home without having to mind the day all the time if it is a problem.

Just as long as everybody is happy!

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This is one of the best times to use your Gencon lead!

If you’ve ever experienced how exhausting 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.

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 will you take from this article? Will you try the Gencon out? Is there any more tips that we should know of?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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

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Ways To Make a Dog Walk More Fun

Bored of the same walks every day? Here are some ways that you can make your dog walk more fun for you and your pooch.

Let Your Dog Do The Walking

Obviously, if your dog isn’t used to walking off the lead, or you walk near a busy road this might not be helpful but it’s a fun idea! Instead of you choosing the way to walk, allow your dog to choose the way, even if they’re on the lead if they’re pulling in a certain direction go that way!

This’ll make the walk a lot more interesting because you never know what they’re gonna smell or try and chase!

Invite A Friend

Is there another pooch that your four-legged friend gets on with particularly well? Invite them along for a dog ‘date’, another friend on the journey will make it 10x better and you’ll have someone else to chat to too!

Switch Up The Pace

If you’re feeling up for it when not try a light jog or run with your pooch? You could even jump on a bike to go even faster. Your dog will really enjoy the quick pace and you might just find yourself a new running partner.

Bring a Ball or Similar Toy

You might just do this anyway, but if you don’t now’s a good time to start. Bringing a toy will really up the fun for your dog, you’ll also get them doing twice the exercise because they’ll be running back and forth!

Try a Bit of Training

Why not bring in some training aspects? Everyone time you throw the ball teach the to bring it back, then every time they drop it for you to throw again offer them a treat. We really recommend The Retrieving Roll for this one, 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.

Take Your Gencon

You want your walk to be fun, right? When your dog pulls on the lead, it’s not fun. So, this new innovative product will save your walks!

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.

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 are you going to walks your walks more fun? Will you try the Gencon out? Is there any more tips that we should know of?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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

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Disaster Preparation For Dogs – Gencon

Although it’s not as common to get a disaster in the UK, it’ something we should all be wary of. Get prepared with these top tips!

If you think about it, you might just have realised that you’ve left your dog out of your evacuation plan. Although, it’s alright to say ‘the dog will naturally come with us’, it’s better to have a plan.

You don’t want to leave them behind by accident because they may potentially get lost, or worse, be caught up in the disaster.

You need to make a plan:

  • Microchip your dog, this is so if you and your dog are separated then you’ll be easily reunited.
  • make sure your dog has up-to-date information on their collar/tag, this is so, again, if lost you can be reunited quicker.
  • A pet carrier, if your dog is small enough is a great purchase, whether used for a time in a disaster or other appropriate situations. We recommend that before you should get your dog used to the carrier and ‘practice’ a situation/routine. This is so when it comes to it your pooch will easily get inside the carrier without hassle.
  • Where you keep your disaster supplies, if you have any, or even by the best exit in your house make sure you keep a lead or their carrier by it, this is for easy grabbing when you need to exit quickly.

When you find a stop that you know will be safe, you’ll need to ensure a dog will be able to stay with you there too.

If you live in an area where disasters are more likely to happen, it’s likely you’ll have an evacuation ‘kit’ and/or supplies. Below we’ve listed what you can keep for your dog for easy grabbing that’ll be useful in the time of a disaster.

  • Food, this is a tricky one because dog food bags, especially the bigger ones can be heavy, but you should pack food for around 2 weeks to be on the safe side. Don’t forget to pack a can opener if your dog eats food out of tins!
  • Food and water bowls you can even buy foldable ones that are easy to pack and will fit easily into small spaces.
  • Plastic bags
  • Toys, small ones that your dog will enjoy and can’t destroy
  • A bed, or something big and comfortable enough for them to sleep on
  • Sturdy Leash or harness, we recommend the Gencon; due to its durable material

We hope that all of our tips have helped, even just a little bit!

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 be prepared? Will you try the Gencon out? Is there any more tips that we should know of?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Pick The Best Dog Daycare? – Gencon

The life saver for dog owners – The Doggy Daycare. For people who work or just need someone for their pooch to stay for the day, dog daycare seems like the best option! It’s important to choose the right one, so we’ve narrowed down some tips on what you should look for in your next dog care!

Check it Out

You wouldn’t dream of sending kids etc, to somewhere where you’ve never visited so… go and check the place out! Plan a visit with the owners so you can have a look around and see if this is the most appropriate place for your pooch.

Try and go to the care centre when it’s at its busiest so that you can really see the place in action! You want to ask yourself some questions so that you know that your canine friend will have the best and happiest day.

  • Is the place calm and quiet or noisy and chaotic?
  • How many dogs are together in the same space?
  • How big is the place, inside and outside?
  • Do you think your dog would be happy mixing with the breeds there?

and more, you should really feel happy with the location before signing those papers!

Ask Questions

If you want to know more, ask questions, otherwise, you might not find out things that you will never know! It’s so important that you get to know the people, and the dogs there before committing!

Consider the price

Make sure you know right there and then the price of the care. Some places can get pricey, and if you’re on a budget, or just not willing to place a ridiculous amount of money then you don’t have to!

Shop Around

It’s like with any purchase, you’re better off looking around to find the best deal! You might find yourself at a few local doggy daycares until you find the perfect one!

There are even lots of daycares that are in peoples houses! You’ll be able to find lots of dog walkers that actually let your dog come to their house. You can find these small businesses on social media pages or through word of mouth!

Take your time because of the end of the day you want your pooch to be happy!

Wherever you go make sure to give them your Gencon for walkies!

The Gencon gives your perfect control of your pooch and helps regarding pulling. This would be perfect for your two dogs to meet!

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 take your dog to a doggy daycare? Will you try the Gencon out? Is there any more tips that we should know of?! 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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Can You Re-Home These Local Dogs – Allsorts Dog Rescue Sussex – Gencon

These series of articles will be based on dogs that need rehoming. We’ll be looking at locations all around the UK and showcase some dogs. Then, if you see a pooch that you could potentially give a loving home to, you just have to simply click the link and follow through with normal procedures on the rehoming websites, simple!

Today, we’ll be discussing Allsorts Dog Rescue in Sussex. They work via a huge network of foster homes for dogs and they also use private boarding kennels in Sussex where the dogs are looked after! They work very hard to make sure each canine gets a loving home!

Here’s what Allsorts have for adoption, all their fees and the rehoming information is on their website.


Name: Galileo

Breed: Collie

Age: approx 3/4 years old

Sex: Male

Location: Allsorts Dog Rescue, Sussex

Background: Allsorts describe Galileo as super ‘friendly, playful, confident and a little bit silly’. He has lots and lots of energy due to his breed and will need plenty of exercises! He’s all ready to go and find his new loving home!

Want to find out more about Galileo? CLICK HERE or on Galileo’s picture!


 

— Important and exciting news, Thank you to you guys Muffin has now got a loving and fur-ever home!–

 

 

Name: Muffin

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

Age: approx 5 years old

Sex: Female

Location: Allsorts Dog Rescue, Sussex

Background: Muffin is a golden cocker spaniel. She’s an ex-breeder who is looking for a calm loving and fur-ever home. Allsorts say that she is not used to being in a home so she’ll need special help with confidence building and house training!

Want to find out more about Muffin? CLICK HERE or on Muffin’s picture!


 

— Important and exciting news, Thank you to you guys Saruman has now got a loving and fur-ever home!–

Name: Saruman

Breed: Husky

Age: approx 3 years old

Sex: Female

Location: Allsorts Dog Rescue, Sussex

Background: Allsorts say that Saruman is a ‘very sweet dog’, they also talk about her being fine with other dogs, confident and has great manners! She can’t wait to find a family and her new home!

Want to find out more about Saruman? CLICK HERE or on Saruman’s picture!


Could you adopt any of these beautiful pooches? There are still so many on the website so just click here to find out!

If you want to find out more about the organisation visit their website, where you’ll also be able to see how the adoption process works!

Have you heard of Gencon before?

The Gencon gives your perfect control of your pooch and helps regarding pulling. This would be perfect for your two dogs to meet!

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.

Can you give any of these pups a fur-ever home? Will you try the Gencon out? Is there any more tips that we should know of?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

(THIS POST IS NOT SPONSERED BY ALLSORTS DOG RESCUE, SUSSEX)

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

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Best Dog Walks In The UK – Gencon

We love good dog walks, but sometimes it can get a bit boring walking the same route every day! So here are some fun, new and exciting walks that’ll make you and your four-legged canine friend very happy!

There are many fun routes and trails all around the UK, so here are some of the best ones, including beaches too!

Craster to Low Newton, Northumberland

Find a fishing village, sandy beach and ancient ruins in Northumberland. Start at Craster and find your way through to Dunstanburgh castle before finding yourself at Embleton Sands and then Low Newton right beside the sea. You’ll find incredible views and your dog will appreciate them too! For more information and the suggested route, click here.

Plymbridge Woods, Plymouth

If you ever find yourself across the valleys of Plymouth, you and your pooch might really enjoy this walk! This brisk walk through the beautiful oak woodlands take you around a circular route and is perfect for all sizes and breeds of dogs. You’ll discover breathtaking views, and it’ll keep all canines entertained. For more information and the suggested route, click here.

Studland Beach, Dorset

This four-mile, sandy, golden beach is perfect and lots of fun for your four-legged canine friend, and you of course! Find yourself being swept by the wind on the beautiful coastline while dipping in and out of the water. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year round but must be kept on a lead between peak season which is between 1st of May and 30th of September. For more information, click here.

Killerton, Devon

Our next best walk takes place around Devon’s countryside. Perfect for fetch in the wide open space, your pooch will love this walk! The beautiful landscape gardens and orchards by the fine 18th-century house is perfect for lots of running space and play time! For more information and the suggested route, click here.

Down Banks, Staffordshire

Find the perfect walkies in the heart of the Midlands. This easy route has beautiful views and a secret valley running alongside a stream, and if you’re feeling up for it, there’s an uphill climb for fantastic panoramic views. For more information and the suggested route, click here.

We hope you find something there you like!

Don’t forget your Gencon for an easy walk on the lead, perfect for no-pull training!

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 be trying one of these walks? Will you try the Gencon out? Is there any more tips that we should know of?! 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

stop dog pulling collar, dog head collar, dog handling collar, halti dog collar, dog pulling collar, dog trainer lead, dog training lead, figure of 8 dog lead, no pull dog lead