How to Spoil Your Dog at Christmas? – Gencon

For the dog who has everything already, what can you get your four-legged furry friend for the most wonderful time of the year? Read on for some present inspiration and ideas…

Bake some Christmas Treats

We love baking, and especially for our dogs! It’s a great way to mix and match treats especially if they don’t like certain flavours. They’re are so many different Christmas treats on the market but as they say ‘happiness is homemade’.

If you need some inspiration for some four-legged furry friend home baking, read this!

Buy a Subscription

Subscriptions are so much fun for humans, but you should check them out for dogs too! Each time your dog gets a parcel you’ll find lots of treats, toys and more!

You pay a small fee a month then just wait for the box to arrive! This is a great idea if you find yourself buying new toys way to often or your dog loves trying our new treats.

They also come in different price ranges so you cab decide on the one that suits your budget the best. These are just a few of our favourites and more, read this.

Advent Calendar

Now, we might be a little late to this (although, who doesn’t like catching up on all the treats you’ve missed?), but this is a great option for years to come!

Advent calendars are so exciting for us humans so why can’t your dog have them too? These are a great idea to get your pooch in the festive mood! If you want to know all about advent calendars and which one you should buy, read this!

Christmas Dinner

All of us will most likely tuck into a big, delicious Christmas dinner, but don’t leave your dog out on the fun! Our favourite one that we’ve seen this year so far is the Lily’s Kitchen Three Bird Feast Christmas Dinner, we talk more about it in our ‘Christmas Gift Guide For Dogs‘, as well as lots of other gifts you can give your dog.

Although you could share a bit of your Christmas dinner with them, read this interesting article on ‘What Your Dog Can and Can’t eat‘.

Christmas Day Walk

Walk off all those mince pies with a refreshing Christmas Day walk, a perfect time to get some exercise in while the dinner is cooking!

Grab your Gencon, that hopefully Santa brought you, and take a beautiful, walk with just your pooch or drag the whole family with you too!

 

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

Did you know?


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

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Dog Advent Calendars 2017 – Gencon

The 1st of December is very soon, and you know what means, Advent Calendars! As we do every year, we show that they’re not just for humans, but for our furry four-legged friends too!

We’ve searched and searched for our top favourites so that your pup won’t have to miss out on this popular festive activity!

Pets at Home Christmas Dog Advent Calendar, £2.00

This year, Pets at Home have designed the best of the best dog-friendly advent calendar for only £2.00!

There’s 24 delicious treats to be enjoyed, from treats such as gingerbread men to mince pies, your pooch will definitely be in the Christmas mood by the time the 25th comes around! It even has 5 star reviews, now that’s a reason to buy it!

For more information and to purchase, click here: www.petsathome.com

 

Wainwright’s Christmas Advent Calendar for Dogs, £5.00

This advent calendar for dogs is packed with Wainwright’s healthy rice and salmon training treats, plus, they don’t use any ingredients known to cause allergies in dogs such as mixed meat proteins or wheat, great news!

These are not only treats, but are nutritious and great used for training! This 24-day dog advent calendar is only £5.00!

For more information and to purchase, click here: www.petsathome.com

 

 

Lily’s Kitchen Christmas Advent Calendar for Dogs, £10.00

Lily’s Kitchen provides dogs with food that includes healthy, nourishing and high-quality ingredients. 

Let your dog join in the countdown to Christmas in the most deliciously exciting way, with lots of fun and tasty treats! There’s many mouth watering biscuits, treats and more to look forward to!

Although this calendar may be £10.00 it’s well worth it for the quality and nutritional aspect of the treats!

For more information and to purchase, click here: www.petsathome.com

 

Personalised Dog Advent Calendar by COT2TOT & BEYOND, £25.00

Don’t be scared by the price, it’s so worth it and we’re going to tell you why!

You should treat your four-legged friend to a personalised advent calendar wreath! Filled with 25 bones, this hanging decoration, as long as it’s held high enough, is an original idea well worth the cost. It’s also very stylish for a couple of dog bones!

You can also choose the ribbon pattern, and the treats choice, so you can even have denta sticks for only £3.50 extra! 

For more information and to purchase, click here: www.notonthehighstreet.com


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

Did you know?


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pawfect Pets – Doggy Daycare, Boarding and Pet Sitting – Gencon Review

*ANYONE WITH A DOG THAT PULLS*

We love Sadie but she really gives my arm and shoulder a work out every time we go out as her hedge diving desire is just too much. HOWEVER having recently been sent a complimentary head collar from Gencon I thought I’d give it a whirl.

My arm/shoulder would like to thank gencon because we just survived a 30minute Wood Walk without injury 🎉🎉

Anyone wanting to try it out let me know as I was a doubter having tried head collars before but this one is amazing.

Here’s a few of my fav pointers…

*The material is soft so it is comfortable to hold and doesn’t cause discomfort to the dog.

*It doesn’t tighten when pressure is applied it simply redirects the direction of the dogs head.

*It clips to the collar as well as going round the nose so the risk of escaping is drastically reduced.

*It takes all of the pressure so my arm had minimal impact.

*It felt secure and like I was in control, I didn’t slip once on a very muddy slope!

*Its universal so I can use it on any size or breed.


Thanks for this great review Pawfect Pets, we’re so glad you and your dogs are loving it!


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

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

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

Don’t believe us? Read this!

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

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

Did you know?


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Gift Guide For Dogs: Gifts For Under £5

It may only be the 2nd of November, but if you’re anything like us you’re already thinking about Christmas, or ‘preparing’ as we like to call it.

We know how much everyone enjoyed reading our ‘Christmas Gift Guide For Dogs’, so we had to bring it back!

This gift guide for dogs series will include gifts from high-end presents to Secret Santa! There’s something for every dog to enjoy! Happy Christmas and happy reading!


Christmas Dog Stocking with Treats by Wilko, £5.00

Don’t leave the dog out on all of the Christmas morning fun!

This Dog stocking is filled with lots of treats and goodies that your dog will go mad over!

This affordable alternative to packing on yourself includes a treat pack of duck bites, a pack of chicken and calcium bones, 4 chicken strip and a plush gingerbread toy!

This fun-filled stocking will definitely keep them entertained while everyone else is opening presents!

For more information and to purchase: www.wilko.com

 

Christmas Elf Pet Bandana ‘Santa’s Favourite Elf’ by Pets at Home, £4.00

Let your pooch help to spread festive cheer with this ‘Santa’s Favourite Elf’ Christmas Elf Pet Bandana from Pets at Home.

This item is perfect for the dog who doesn’t like to wear dog clothing, as it can be easily attached and out of their way!

This Christmas gift is would be great for family pictures or parties!

At only £4.00, your four-legged friend will look stylish and feel in the spirit!

For more information and to purchase: www.petsathome.com

 

Personalised Pet Paw Towel by D for Dog, £4.50

This small pet paw towel is perfect for cleaning up after wet and muddy walks!

Ideal for paws and faces, this towel is handy for a quick dry and clean up.

The personalised aspect of this gift is great so your pooches don;t need to share towels as the towel is embroidered with their name for no extra cost!

With a choice of 4 colours, grey, black, chocolate or cream, as well as a choice for the name stitching too!

For more information and to purchase: www.dfordog.co.uk

 

Cheeky Sprout Dog Toy by Pets At Home, £3.00

What could be better?! A Cheeky Sprout Toy as we don’t recommenced giving your dog the real thing!

It has a added squeak too, perfect for every furry companion to love and enjoy

The toy is lightweight and can be easily cleaned, great for wet and muddy walks! Many would recommend, and now we’re recommending it to you!

For more information and to purchase: www.petsathome.com

Or we’re sure that your pup would be very, very happy with a Gencon dog head collar, the best gift from them to you so they can stop pulling!

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

Did you know?


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reflective Collar Review – Abigail, Eddie and Angus

“The new Reflective clip to collar is fantastic! With the nights drawing in, being seen is a must. The lead is reflective all the way along the head collar and down the lead. It really catches the light when a car goes past or under a street light. Angus is black so this lead means he can be seen easily. The lead is super soft and comfortable for both dogs and human. You can clip the end of the lead to the collar giving you more control if you have nervous dog. If you don’t want go clip the lead to the collar you can create a handle by clipping it the the d ring further up the lead. This gives a really long lead and can be used to fasten you dog to a table/chair if you are out. Had a lot of compliments and people asking about the lead when out in the dark. An absolute must have lead for the winter months!”

If you’d like a Reflective Collar just like Angus and Eddie, click here…

Wide Collar Review – Abigail, Eddie and Angus

“The extra wide clip to collar is great for Angus and Eddie as they are very furry so it sits nice and comfortable on their nose and doesn’t ride up into their eyes. If you have a dog that is bigger and stronger this lead is perfect as you can also clip it to the dogs collar giving you more control. If you don’t want to use the clip to attach to the collar you can clip it to the d ring attached further up the lead to make a handle. This feature is also great if you go out for something to eat or drink with your dog. You can easily clip the handle around a table/chair leg. The lead also has a metal slider which is more robust for the bigger dogs. This keeps the head collar tight so the dog can’t get out. The lead is super soft and comfortable in your hands making walking even more enjoyable. Stops pulling straight away. A must have for every dog owner.”

If you’d like a Wide Collar just like Angus and Eddie, click here…

The Wide Collar is available in Red or Black.

Winter Care for Dogs

Many pet owners, especially dog ones, have a misconception that they’d be fine outside in Winter because they have fur, but this isn’t always necessarily the case. In the cold weather dogs still need help for warmth and these tips will help!

Some of these tips you may of never heard of before, so it’s important you read it all to ensure your dogs’ safety in the Winter is at it’s best!

Frostbite

Frostbite can start when your dogs’ body is cold, the body will automatically pull blood from the extremities to the center of the body to stay warm. The dog’s paws, tail and ears can get so cold that ice crystals can start to form in the tissue and then damage it. The unfortunate thing about frostbite is that it’s not visible and immediately obvious.

The signs you should be looking out for are pale and grey skin, that could also be hard and cold. Then as frostbitten areas warm, it could be extremely painful.

Hypothermia

Another weather condition caused by the cold could be Hypothermia. This can occur when a dog spends too much time in the cold, gets wet in cold conditions or when the dog is already in poor health and is exposed to the cold. In very mild cases, your dog way shiver or their ears and feet will become marginally cold.

As it develops and progresses, your dog may show signs of depression and weakness and as it worsens, their muscles can become stiff, their heart and breathing rates slow and you might find they can’t respond to stimuli, very severe Hypothermia can be life threatening.

How to Know If it’s Too Cold For Your Dog?

If it is too cold for yourself to stand outside without a coat than it’s probably too cold for your dog too. We recommend to pay attention to their behaviour outside in these colder conditions.

If your dog seems to be shivering, whining or they appear anxious, or he stops playing etc, then it’s time to bring him in.

How to Protect your Dog in The Winter

  1. Temperature – Some dogs do have naturally thick fur which will keep them a lot warmer than the average dog, but dogs that have a thinner coat might find it beneficial with a jumper or dog coat when out on Winter walks. A good dog coat should reach from the neck to the base of the tail, while also protecting the belly. Unfortunately, these coats will not prevent Frostbite on ears, paws or tails, so just because they have another layer on doesn’t always mean the cold can’t reach them.
  2. Winter Sun – Try to go for walks when it’s a little bit warmer out, such as late morning or early afternoon. If the Winter sun comes out, try and get out in the garden etc just in case you can’t go for a walk.
  3. At Home in Bed– As well as keeping them cozy outside, keep them warm inside too. Try and place their bed in a warm spot and if you see them lying on a cold ground, offer to move them! Warm blankets and raised beds will be sure to keep them happy and cozy, having a snug environment will get them through the Winter months!
  4. Heating Sources – Most homes will bring out the heater or turn on the fire, dogs will normally be attracted to these warm sources and place themselves in front of it. Remember the risk that they could be burned, just make sure everything’s pet-proof and it should all go well!
  5. Moisturise – Have you already been in the cabinets because your skin’s feeling a little dry? Grab some for your dog too! You can buy dog-friendly moisturiser and paw cream too, as you want to keep your dogs’ skin and coat healthy, and not dry or cracking.
  6. Snow Removal – Snow can be fun, but also dangerous for dogs. Snow piled fences, gates etc can be deceiving, dogs will be intrigued to jump through them but not being able to see the whole thing could mean that it goes very wrong. When you see fences, if you can try and push the snow off to see whether it’s safe for your dog or not.
  7. Watch Where You Walk – If you’re walking in some unfamiliar places make sure you keep a look out for frozen lakes or ponds if snow is covering it to be sure you or your dog don’t walk anywhere dangerous.
  8. AntiFreeze – With driving in Winter comes Antifreeze, the product we all love, though we don’t know what effect it has on dogs. It has a sweet taste for dogs and they will willingly drink or lick it if available to them. Antifreeze is very toxic and even a small amount can be very, very fatal to dogs. If possible, try and keep your dog away from possible places where it might be.
  9. Dogs in Cars – We all know how important it is to keep your dogs out of the car in the summer, and it’s the same in Winter; though it’s because of very cold weather conditions. If you know your dog will be in a situation as above, we’re sure they’d much rather be at home in bed than freezing in the car.
  10. Night Walks – If you have no choice but to go for a night walk with your dog, make sure you both wrap up warm, as well as using a Reflective Lead. Our NEW Reflective Clip to Collar is a black lead with a reflective strip for safety in the dark.This innovative Gencon product is an ideal for the 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.

    The collar not only is Reflective, it also helps your dog to stop pulling so any obstacles can be avoided.

If you want to know more about Safely walking your dog in the dark, read here…

It’s important we keep them safe through the Winter, and before you know it you’ll both be running in fields in Spring!

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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Did you know?


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keep Your Dog Safe This Halloween

Although Halloween can be a fun time for parents and children, pets can find it a nightmare. Stop the stress and dangers for your dog by following these easy and proven steps.

Trick and Treat gifts are not for dogs

All forms of chocolate, unless packaging specifically says it’s safe for dogs, and proven, is poisonous to dogs. When a dog eats chocolate, or any sort of sweet gifts for that matter, it can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, rapid breathing, seizures and increased heart rate.

Keep them in a safe space

What we mean by a safe space, is somewhere they like to be as it’s best to keep them out of the way of the door. Just in case trick or treaters take a bit time much time at the door and your dog ends up running out!

This is also a great idea because your dog could become easily anxious and frightened when the doorbell is constantly ringing and children in odd outfits are turning up.

Keep glow sticks away

If it’s likely that there will be glow sticks, again like the sweets and chocolate, keep them away. They’re not only toxic for dogs if they chew them open, but they’re no good for us humans too! It’s best to just take extra caution!

Pumpkins and candles

We all get excited when we can carve our pumpkins for Halloween, and although pumpkin is alright for dogs to eat and you can use it for our ‘Pumpkin Dog Biscuits’ recipe, when ‘lit’ they need to become avoidable for dogs.

When lit, all you have to do is keep them up out of the way of pets to avoid any accidents, so they don’t run the risk of burning themselves or causing a fire.

Get an ID

Getting an ID for your dog is necessary anyway, but if your dog was to become lost or escape it will increase the chance of getting them back. If you already have one, before Halloween night just check that all the information is still up-to-date!

Walks on Halloween night

If you’re planning to go on a walk on Halloween night we recommend you stick to an area where there won’t be many trick or treaters, especially for your dog is nervous as there will be a lot more people out than usual, as well as bringing a torch.

Why not bring a Gencon All-in-One too, to help stop your dog pulling and lunging when there are lots of things happening. Even better, you could bring along your NEW Gencon Reflective All-in-One with Clip to Collar! 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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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