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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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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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!


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!


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

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Dog Holidays: Where To Go? – Gencon

Welcome to our holiday series, dog holidays,  where we tell you how you can successfully take your dog on holiday!

Whether you stay in the UK or go abroad, count on us to help you get there in our dog holidays series!

There are lots of locations all around the UK to stay, so you don’t have to travel too far! If you plan on taking your dog abroad we can help with that too, you can also read our recent articles on ‘Pet Passports‘ and ‘What to Pack‘ for some more easy guidance!

Let’s start with the UK, you’ve got lots of options available, you could stay in a dog-friendly caravan park near the beach or an attraction, you could also visit somewhere new! Maybe you’ve never been to Scotland or Cornwall!

Personally, we love to take a break to Cornwall or Devon, for its beautiful beaches and incredible fish and chips! You can find lots of accommodation if you want to stay overnight, for example, you’ll be able to find lots of dog-friendly cottages, or if you have kids there are so many holiday parks that allow dogs too!

Why not try the Peak District for amazing scenic views and lots of walks! Your canine friend will be amazed by all the new scents and long walks around the beautiful National Park! If you’re stuck on where to walk, eat or stay then this ‘Dog-Friendly Peak District‘ website might come in handy!

Also, here are some great dog-friendly days out which you find might near to you on your holiday…

  • Scarborugh Castle – Stay locally in Yorkshire and take a trip out to the stunning location over the incredible Yorkshire coastline for the perfect dog-friendly family day out
  • Housesteads Roman Fort, Hadrian’s Wall – Set in Northumberland, England this outstanding heritage site takes you all the way back to the Roman Empire, and don’t forget about the long walks for your pooch! They’ll enjoy the day exploring the plenty of open space surrounding.
  • Beeston Castle – In Chester, you’ll find Beeston Castle, a medieval site with spectacular views, and the best bit is – there’s an adjoining woodland park which is perfect for canine companions
  • If you want more information on these locations and more visit here…

Now for abroad. Going somewhere abroad with your dog can be tricky, but if you’re organised and get it right it should go smoothly!

So here are 8 things you need to consider FIRST before finding a trip away…

  1. Plan Ahead – Unfortunately when you take your dogs abroad you can’t just plan a last minute quick trip away, it requires safety and lots of documentation before letting your canine friend become a jet-setter!
  2. The Microchip – All dogs MUST have a microchip before travelling abroad, this is for identitifacti0n purposes, this should also be done before a rabies vaccination so that your dog can have a unique microchip code on their pet passport. The Microchip can be done through your vet, so check with your local vet as soon as possible about it.
  3. Rabies Vaccination – Whether your dog has them or not, this is another must. This process can be very long and confusing as you’ll have to wait up to 21 days until you can leave or return to an EU country. More information on the rabies vaccination can be found here…
  4. Passports – Like we’ve talked about in our previous article, once your dog has had all of their vaccinations above and their micro chip, they can be issued a Pet Passport.
  5. How To Get There – There’s only certain travel companies that will actually allow dogs on, this can vary from ferries to Euro Travel (Eurostar etc.), planes or trains. Some companies may require a statement from your vet to state that your dog is ‘fit to travel’, and might need something such as an authorised pet carrier to keep your canine friend secure and safe, if there are in a pet carrier you should allow them time to get up and walk properly in required areas.
  6. Hot Weather – This one may seem obvious, but it needs to be clear. Some countries may be hotter than the UK, which is what your pooch is used to now. To help this, you should avoid taking your dog on walks or lots of exercise at the hottest times of the day to avoid heatstroke and make sure you’ve always got lots of shade and plenty of water. Some holiday locations just aren’t appropriate such as a beach holiday in the ehat of the summer.
  7. Food and Drink – You’ll need to remember that you may not be able to buy your dogs’ usual brand food over abroad so you should take sufficient supplies and research where you can purchase it.

If you need any more information, please visit here…

Now, where to travel? Especially if it’s your dogs’ first time on a plane or abroad it might be worth taking your dog somewhere near, with a flight time of no more than 2/3 hours.

  • Greece – You could try Greece? Your four-legged friend will love the sea and sand! Although, we don’t recommend going in the Summer for this one, try the Spring for the cool breeze as your dog will greatly appreciate that! Most holiday lettings are air conditioned which will give you a great chance to cool off!
  • France – In France your dog will be allowed almost everywhere! The French love dogs just as much as we do so they’ll be welcomed with open arms, which means there will be a bowl of water and maybe a treat at most tourist or local attractions and restaurants! Many restaurants and tourist attractions wil allow your dog to join in on the holiday fun too.
  • Switzerland – Although Switzerland isn’t a part of the EU and it won’t be exactly the same scheme, they have the same general rules when travelling with dogs of their borders. Dogs can actually travel on their Swiss public transport by bus, boat or train – they even have a day pass for dogs! Also, most Swiss restaurants allow a well-behaved dog too!
  • Austria – Want to visit Austria? There are some rules that apply first. Your dog must have an ISO microchip, there’s a three animal limit per person and your pooches vaccination details must be in German or have a translation copy attached. Though, Austria is a very dog-friendly country and will allow your four-legged canine friend into most restraiunts and on public transport. Your dog will love all the amazing walk in the beautiful mountainous scenery.
  • Spain – Relax by the pool with your best friend at your side and take a dip in your dog-friendly holiday letting in Spain. The larger cities in the easy-going country tend to have dog toilet areas and exercise areas, what more could you want?! Though, it might not be the best of ideas to bring your pooch in the height of summer as it can get very, very hot. When you do go it may still be very warm so make sure they’ve always got a supply of water nearby!

And that’s about it from us! There are so many more locations around the UK and EU for you to explore but these are our favourites!

You may have heard about the travelling with pets but have you heard about the Gencon? If you find it a nightmare taking your pooch on a walk when they pull every time, this will be a treat for you! This is also perfect to take with you on holiday as it’ll be your go-to!

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 will you take your dog on holiday? 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 SPONSORED BY ANY COMPANIES MENTIONED)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Can You Re-Home These Local Dogs? – Wood Green Animal Charity

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 talking about Wood Green Animal Charity, who are based in London, Heydon and Godmanchester. Here are some of the lovely dogs that Wood Green currently have for adoption, all their fees and rehoming information is on their website.


Name: Orson

Breed: Shar-Pei

Age: 3 years 7 months

Sex: Male

Location: Wood Green, Godmanchester

Background: Wood Green describe Orson as a ‘characterful’ boy who has lots of personality. He would be best with a quiet home that has older children and no other pets. Orson is so much fun and loving when he gets to know you, and will be a joy to have!

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


Name: Billy

Breed: Terrier (West-Highland)

Age: 7 years 2 months

 

Sex: Male

Location: Wood Green, Godmanchester

Background: The team at Wood Green say that Billy is looking for a ‘quiet home with owners who have experience of training terriers’. He’d be the perfect edition to your family!

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


Name: Evie

Breed: Siberian Husky

Age: 5 years 6 months

Sex: Female

Location: Wood Green, Godmanchester

Background: Wood Green describe Evie as a ‘sweet natured little lady’, though she can be nervous at times and would love to live in a home without young children. She really loves to exercise and because she is a Siberian Husky, she’ll need plenty of it! Once Evie get to know you she becomes super affectionate and enjoys a fuss!

Want to find out more about Evie? CLICK HERE or on Evie’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 WOOD GREEN ANIMAL CHARITY)

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How Long Can You Leave a Dog on it’s Own? – Gencon

It’s always been a topic that sparks conversation, how long can you leave a dog on its own for? So, we’ve researched high and low for the answer and we have one for you today, keep reading to find out…

We like to compare this with the questions how long should you leave your hair before washing it, and though it’s completely irrelevant both the answers are ‘depending on’ answers.

This means that ‘depending on’ your hair, ‘depends on’ how long you should leave it without washing for. It’s the same principle with this, ‘depending on’ your dog and their personality depends on how long you should leave them for.

Although we love our dogs and would love to spend all day with them, for most people it’s just not possible.

How long can you leave them home alone?

Well, this can depend on their age, if a dog is over 18 months than 4 – 6 hours is enough, but if you’ve got a puppy you shouldn’t leave them for long periods at a time, two hours a day is really the limit.

Try House Training

This may sound scary, but it’s not as bad as you might think. Teach your pooch that it’s okay to be home alone, that the environment they’re in is a safe and happy one, and that you will come back.

Your ‘leaving and coming back’ procedure may be difficult at first, but remember it’s a learning curve and after all that training it’ll make the process a lot better for you and your pooch. Start it off with going for just minutes then coming back and you’ll be able to see how they start to behave when they are alone.

Gradually make the time longer and then you hsould be in the right steps. To make them know that it’s normal and safe, give them a treat when you leave the house but not when you return. We don’t recommend giving them the free reign of the house, maybe just when you start or forever. This is because one day their behaviour may change and you don’t want any accidents.

Try and keep them in a place where they feel most safe and comfortable for their well-being.

Exercise before you leave

Try a morning exercise routine that you know will tire them out before you go, this might make it easier when you close that door because they’ll be so tired they might be passed out on the kitchen floor!

How to keep your dog busy?

This might seem like the obvious one, but making sure they have toys that’ll stimulate them and keep them buys it’ll make the time go quickly before they get to see you! Try food-despending toys or puzzles that will ensure a long-lasting project for the whole day!

What to do when you come home?

When you get home make sure you give them lots of love and attention, and their favourite a big long walk with a Gencon!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Can Dogs Get Hay Fever Too? – Gencon

For someone with Hayfever summertime isn’t something they’ll look forward to but have you ever given this a thought – can dogs get hayfever. It’s never been talked about much so no-ones knows about it, so today we’re going to break that barrier and give you all the inside details on pooches and hayfever!

Dogs play in grass, bushes and flowers all day long, which would be someone’s worst nightmare! Though, dogs are prone to getting hay fever too!

If you notice that your dog is scratching or sneezing more than usual, they have runny eyes or a runny nose or they’re rubbing their face against furniture, there’s a good chance that they’re being affected by these pollens! The surrounding flowers, trees, grass and weeds are the culprits of it all!

Also, you need to remember that if your dog/s experience these symptoms around any other time of the year then this could mean that they’re allergic to dust mites. Some of these tips and ideas below may help with dust mite allergies too!

Some dogs such as:

  • Schnauzers
  • Poodles
  • Irish Setters
  • Dalmatians
  • Wire-Haired Terriers
  • West Highland Terriers
  • Scottish Terriers
  • Cairn Terriers
  • Boston Terriers

may be prone to developing canine hayfever more than other breeds. Though, your pooch can develop canine hayfever at any point in their life, but it’s most likely to happen when they are between 1 and 3 years old.

As with anything that may seem odd or different with your dog’s normal behaviour don’t be afraid to contact your vet or local dog specialist who can help you with all kinds of symptoms. In fact, there are anti-histamine medications for your pooch.

TOP TIPS:

  • Try walking your dog somewhere where the pollen count is going to be less, they may love the grass and fields but if they do have canine hayfever ultimately it’s going to be no fun. Most online weather sites show they pollen count for the forecast which may be very useful.
  • You can potentially identify what pollen your dog is actually allerigc to, the pollen season can separate into three seasons:

-> Tree Pollen – Late March to Mid-May

-> Grass Pollen – Mid-May to July

-> Weed Pollen – The End of June to September

  • Another way to help your pooch with the reaction is grooming and a bath. As soon as you come home after a walk you should wipe your dog down with a damp towel, this will help to remove any of the pollen still clinging to their coat. Make sure you definitely wipe around their face, concentrating on the eyes and ears. Pay special attention if your pooch has long hair! Pollen particles also might be stuck in their paws after running through the grass as well.
  • It might be worth keeping your dogs’ coat short for the summer months, this can help with the warm weather too! If not, then no need to worry just make sure you give special care to their long coat.
  • If you bathe your dog once a week it will help to rinse any small pollen particles hiding on their skin.
  • Try using cool water when washing your pooch, warmer water can possibly increase the itching.
  • Why not put a few handfuls of colloidal oatmeal that’s designed for bathing, this can be really soothing for hot, itchy skin.

We hope this helps your pooch get through the dreaded summer and spring months!

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.

Does your dog have canine hayfever? Will you try these tips 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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Can You Re-Home These Local Dogs? – Teckles, Gloucestershire – 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!

Our next company is Teckles, a rehoming and boarding centre in Whitminster, Gloucestershire. Here are some of the lovely dogs that Teckles currently have for adoption, all their fees and rehoming information is on their website.


Name: Maggie

 

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 8 months

Sex: Female

Location: Teckles, Gloucestershire

Background: Teckles describe Maggie as a ‘gorgeous softie’. She is young and full of beans, she loves to learn new things and would do anything for her toys! Unfortyuanulty, her past owners didn’t have enough time to dedicate to a young playful pup, but she is a very affectionate dog and she can’t wait to find her fur-ever home!

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


Name: Bradley

Breed: Springer Cross Labrador

Age: 4 Years

Sex: Male

Location: Teckles, Gloucestershire

Background: Bradley is a very active dog both physically and mentally, he’s very intelligent and active! He finds new situations and new people very worrying so having a family that are understanding and patient would be best for him! Bradley loves, loves tennis balls, and having toys involved with training will help greatly. Last but not least, he loves a nice, comfy bed!

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


Name: Mavis

Breed: Cross Breed

Age: 18 months

Sex: Female

Location: Teckles, Gloucestershire

Background: Mavis came to Teckles as a stray in November 2015, since then she has become a bright, bouncy girl who is looking for an active home. The young, intelligent pooch would really benefit and enjoy obedience training as she loves to learn!

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


Name: Roxy Roo

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 7 Years

Sex: Female

Location: Teckles, Gloucestershire

Background: Teckles describe Roxy Roo as a ‘sweet girl’. She can get a little worried and nervous when meeting new people but once she gets to know people she is a very affectionate girl who loves a fuss! Roxy walks beautifully on the lead and although she’s a little older she’s very active.

Want to find out more about Roxy Roo? CLICK HERE or on Roxy Roo’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 TECKLES)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Can You Re-Home These Local Dogs? – Spaniel Assist – 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!

First, we’re starting with Spaniel Assist, who are a rescue and rehoming non-profit organisation. They began the group back in July of 2015 and have ever since helped spaniels in need.

Here are some of the spaniels who are in need of you!


Name: Cute Coconut

Breed: Black and White, Spaniel x Collie

Age: Around 3 years old

Sex: Male – Neutered

Location: Swansea

Background: Coconut was originally a street dog from Cyprus, he’s very nervous and shy but once in his own environment he gets a lot more comfortable and confident, he loves his walks and is great with other dogs and Coconut loves to play!

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


Name: Dolly

Breed: Brown and White, English Springer Spaniel

Age: 7 years old

Sex: Female

Location: Swansea

Background: Unfortunately, Dolly suffers from slight incontinence but it is controlled by medicine, She may also be a bit of a fusspot but once she’s settled in she loves her comforts and walks. She loves tummy tickles and is an absolute sweetheart, could you adopt this lovely lady?

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


Name: Brooke (5) and Islay (2)

Breed: Cocker Spaniels

Age: 5 and 2 years old

Sex: Female

Location: Falkirk

Background: These sisters Brooke and Islay are great with other dogs, they’re very sweet and loving, although they may be vocal at times they are both perfect little girls. They walk best with a harness and love to be around people!

Want to find out more about Brooke and Islay? CLICK HERE or on their 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 SPANIEL ASSIST)

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How To Introduce a Dog? – Gencon

So, you’ve got a new dog? The problem is you don’t know how they’re going to react with the other resident of the house. Here are some helpful top tips to help you get through this ‘meeting’!

If you have another dog this might be the best place to start. If both dogs are very social then there shouldn’t be any worries. However, some dogs find meeting other dogs hard, and they might require more care and effort into the ‘event’.

You should also consider whether they have been spayed/neutered as this may make the situation even more difficult. First is the meeting place. Meet somewhere ‘neutral’ where neither of the dogs can feel territorial, though if you pick your new pooch up from a shelter the staff are sure to help out!

When they meet for the first time keep them on the lead for caution, and a relaxed, calm adult should handle them. You should keep leads loose to release tension as you don’t want them to feel anxious.

Get a friend, family member or someone who knows the other dog well to walk on the other said so the dogs can meet if by accident, maintain distance and allow them to react how they normally would around other dogs. This will include sniffing etc. If for some

If for some unfortunate reason one of the dogs barks in anger and lunges forward you should probably look for a dog trainer or behaviourist to help you in the situation. Bu if they stay calm then you’re ready for the next step.

Let them meet while watching their body language for any alarming messages. If both dogs show no hostility towards each other take them to a closed area, take them off the leads and let them get to know each other, if you use any phrases such as ‘It’s OK’ or ‘Go on’ make sure you use a calm and relaxed voice so your dogs know it’s not a negative situation.

If then the dogs seem fine with each other make sure to take them home separately if possible so you don’t bring up any tension between them. When you get home, make sure to let them settle in, especially if you’re bringing a new dog into your home for the first time.

When you first feed the dogs together, start by doing this procedure separately and by the time they’re best of friends they’ll be happy to chomp away next to each other.

One thing to make sure of is, if you’re bringing a puppy home under 6 months, use the same procedure as above but be sure to leave frequent breaks between the two, especially if your current pooch is an adult dog, you don’t want them to set off at the wrong paw!

If unfortunately, your dogs don’t get along it’s best to check with a local professional behaviourist or trainer as they physically can help with all your needs.

TOP TIPS:

  • Don’t rush things, all things take good time
  • If they don’t get along, it’s not the end of the world, there’s plenty of help out there, just keep trying
  • Remember that different breeds of dogs will get along better, depending on size, breed and personality
  • If your dog has come from a shelter they may be very nervous, so having another dog in the house might not be the perfect situation for you.
  • If you have more than one dog, have different meeting occasions

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 introducing your dog? 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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Clubs For Dogs?! – Gencon

Are you missing out on taking your children to dance class on a Sunday or to football on a Tuesday night? Don’t worry, you can take your pooch instead with these 5 fun clubs for dogs!

We recommend that you don’t force your dog to do these sports like you wouldn’t with a child because ultimately they might not enjoy it.

Sailing

Nope, your dog may not be the one steering the boat but if you enjoy boating, then your furry friend might just want to come along. Within the sport, there are lots of important steps you’ll need before preparing to set sail. For these steps, click here.

Dancing

Has your dog ever watched the screens through an episode of Strictly come Dancing, dreaming of being on that dance floor? Well, no they can! There’s many dog dancing schools all across the country for your pooch to get involved with, and through it may not be quite like ballroom, this dancing is very popular with talent shows such as Britain’s Got Talent!

Camping

Though it may not be an official ‘club’ it’s definitely a hobby for most! Around the country, you’ll find lots of camping sites that allow dogs and will be happy to have them, so when you next take the tent out for a trip don’t leave your furry friend at home!

Surfing

Dog surfing is a lot more popular than you think, and although sometimes we can’t brave the water, especially in the UK, your dog could love it! You can teach your dogs to surf with these top tips here, or get them to join a surfing club where they’ll be taught by the experts!

Agility and Obedience

Being one of the most popular dogs clubs all around the world, Agility and obedience have become very favoured with dog owners, Crufts and such. It’s well-liked because dogs become ‘well-behaved’ and can learn how to walk on the lead etc.

Haven’t got the time to teach your dog the skill of walking well on the lead? Do not panic! 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 testimonial!

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“I love these leads! Helped me train my dog Nushka not to pull, to walk to heel nicely (most of the time!!) – always recommend Gencon whenever I get the opportunity 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Which club is your favourite? Will you be trying them out? Is there any more that we should know of?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

dog head collar

Did you know?


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How Much Can Owning A Dog Cost?

It’s no secret that buying a puppy can be expensive! Not only is there the price of your new pet but there’s all the equipment too… bed, toys, collar… the list could go on! But what about when your pup has grown up? How much can you expect to spend on your pooch on a monthly and yearly basis? We’ve broken down the costs!

puppy cost

Food

Food is one of the most variable cost when owning a dog. Of course it depends on the size of your dog, but also on what you prefer to feed them. Non-branded tinned foods are one of the cheapest options whilst raw feed can be far more expensive. As a rough guide, it’s likely you’ll spend somewhere between £15-£20 per month.

Worming Treatment

You’ll need to make sure that you’re providing your dog with regularly worming treatments, about once every 3 months. Treatments can cost around £10-15.

Spaying/Neutering

When your pup grows up you’ll need to make the decision if you’re going to spray him/her. Although it’s entirely up the owner you’ll need to consider the cost. It’ll be around £60-£180.

Microchipping

You may have already had your pup microchipped when they were younger, but if you haven’t already you’ll need to get it done! It’ll only cost you £15-£20.

Pet Insurance

Although it’s not a legal requirement to have pet insurance it’s always advisable. It may be another monthly cost but it could save you thousands of pounds! Pet insurance can vary in cost, depending on the breed of dog and any health issue your pup may already have. As an estimate, insurance is likely to cost around £8-£18 per month.

Vet Bills

Vet bills can be unavoidable. Although your pet insurance will cover the cost of any injuries of illness, it won’t cover the cost of your dog’s booster vaccinations which will cost you around £60 a year.

Flea Treatment

You’ll need to provide a flea treatment for your dog this should be on a monthly basis, or failing that at least once a month. You’re looking at a cost of around £5 per month.

Extras

It goes with out saying that you’re going to buy extras for your pooch. Whether it’s that expensive toy or a classy rain coat, there’s going to be accessories that you need to account for. You also need to think about shampoos, dog grooming and any replacements of equipment you’ll need to pay for. And of course to pay for your Gencon All-In-One!

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