It’s a dog’s life! Freddie’s holiday adventure!

This is Freddie, the two year old Labrador cross who’s still full of puppy energy! Freddie enjoyed a holiday to Wales last week and his owner’s have sent us his holiday snaps for us to enjoy here at Gencon! We’ve loved seeing what Freddie got up to on his holiday and how the Gencon All-In-One helped his owner’s have a stress-free getaway by guaranteeing that walking Freddie would be a really enjoyable experience!

Freddie and his owners set of for the two hour car trip to Wales, making sure he didn’t forget his rucksack of goodies!

Arriving at his new home for the week! Freddie’s owner’s managed to find a self-catered bungalow that welcomed four-legged friends. Freddie had never stayed away from home before but, much to his owner’s delight, he seemed quite happy with his new accommodation! He soon took residence on the sofa, the perfect comfy place to watch the world go by.

Freddie enjoyed lots of walks along the Welsh coastline and loved to stop and admire the view!

But there was always time to do a spot of sunbathing on the beach! It’s a dog’s life after all!

Freddie’s owners made sure they packed the The Gencon® All-in-1. It’s made from soft yet durable fabric and is 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.

Will you take your dog on holiday with you this summer? We’d love to know and even see your holiday snaps! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1! We can’t wait to hear from you!

3 Top Dog Toys Under £10 This Summer

The dog toys that catch your dogs attention most are often some of the cheapest ones to purchase, which is why we are sharing some of the cheapest and best dog toys on the market as we kick off Summer 2017

The range of dog toys now available is huge and includes some pretty incredible new 2017 dog toys that will delight your dog. So what are the best dog toys on the market and where can you buy them? Lets start by looking at the classic dog’s toy- the simple but forever popular dog ball.

 

Chuckit Ultra Ball Medium 6.5cm 2 per pack

This great 2 pack of dog balls are the ideal size for any dog and they are designed to be extra bouncy so will keep your active pooch busy for longer than the standard 99p Tennis ball. With a great price they are also well under the £10 mark and with two coming in every pack as standard they are great value. They have also been cleverly designed to be easily cleaned and are ultra bouncy even in the water! If your dog likes to bounce around the house or garden and play in lakes or the sea then this compact ball is the ideal toy for them to pop in their suitcase in Summer 2017.

 

Bubble Dog Supersize Bubble Electric Gun

What a fantastic invention this dog bubble gun is! Packed with all the excitement your dog could crave over the warmer months it’s the ideal dog toy for them to spend hours playing with on a sunny day. The bubbles are of course dog-friendly so you dont need to worry about your canine swallowing any non dog friendly chemicals when they inevitably pop the bubbles. The bubble mixture is designed to be peanut butter flavoured so perfect for even the fussiest of dogs.

Whats more as with each toy in this Gencon summer toy guide its well under the £10 mark

 

Tug-n-Toss Jolly Ball

Well isn’t this a cute dog toy thats been designed especially for the water loving pooch! Its a really clever little ball that floats on water yet is puncture proof and doesnt need any inflating! Designed in a few different sizes its got all the entertainment value you could wish for and is a great price at well under £10 too. If you want a highly durable dog toy that actually gets pulled out of the toy box rather than being left hidden at the back this is the best dog toy on the planet in our opinion.

Which one is your favourite? 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!

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.

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Dog Holidays: Pet Passports For Dogs Explained

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

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Want to take your pooch with you on holiday but have no idea how pet passports work?

The Pets Travel Scheme (PETS) has been going since February 2000, this is great for pet owners because it means your pet can now travel with you.

The Scheme means that pets can re-enter the UK from the EU without having to be quarantined.

You will need a pet passport to re-enter into the UK from an EU or listed non-EU. You’ll need to make sure your dog has been issued a pet passport, has been treated for tapeworm, has had a microchip implanted, is at least 15 weeks old at the time of travel and is vaccinated against rabies.

A pet passport keeps records of all the treatments your pet has had. You can actually get pet passports from your local vets, but not all vets issue them so they will tell you where one will be available.

When you initially go to get your passport make sure you bring along your vet, alongside with vaccination and other medical records.

The pet passport will include the details of the ownership, a description of your dog, the vaccination against rabies, a rabies blood test (if required) and a canine tapeworm treatment evidence. There are full details over on the Government website.

If you are planning on taking your dog out of the UK you should check that their pet insurance is valid for, outside the UK, you can do this by expanding your plan or talking to the service that provides the insurance.

You may have heard about the Pets Travel Scheme 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!

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.

Will you be travelling abroad this summer with your pups? 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!

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

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“We want to spread the love about your great products. They have helped us so much. Made walking much more enjoyable!”

Do you have any Gencon pictures?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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.

dog head collar

Did you know?


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

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

‘Animal’ Dog Toys-Best For Summer 2017

Chickens, Puppies and more we have picked the coolest dog toys for 2017!

As we fast approach the Summer days we all dream of (dogs included) thoughts start to turn to what dog toys to pack for holiday and which of your dogs favourite Spring toys will be made redundant now they are able to run around in the garden. But how do you make sure the toys your buying your dog will not be abandoned in a pile at the end of the garden in favour of their favourite battered old tennis ball that has seen better days?

The secret is to spend some time researching the newest dog toys on the market before splashing the cash, easier said than done when you spending most of your time out walking your dog or browsing the Gencon site!

So we have done the hard work for you and have hand picked some of the best animal themed dog toys on the market in Summer 2017.

Good Boy Doggy Dolittles Duck

What dog wouldn’t go quackers over this great duck toy. Its part of the Good boy brand but is of course perfect for any dog who is a fan of toys that go squeak in the night! Gencon dogs love the bright colours and realistic look that will keep your dog entertained at the bottom of the garden all Summer night long. Part of a larger range, collect them all!

We love this fun rustling turtle and know any dog will too! Its designed to not just be a fun toy to play with but with a soft tummy, face and feet its going to become your dogs cuddle buddy too. The colours and durable but fully washable toy make this a great all round summer toy for your pooch!

Wilko Plush Turtle Dog Toy

Bring a fun twist to playtime with our Turtle Dog Toy. Designed to keep your pooch entertained for hours on end, this dog toy comes complete with a tough shell that rustles when they’re playing with it, adding to the fun! This tough-looking turtle does have a soft side though, as he has a soft tummy, feet and face, which are perfect for snuggling up with when playtime’s over!

 

 

Wilko Character Tug Dog Toy

Why not engage in a battle of tug of war with your dog and this funky little snap toy. Its designed to be tough and as such is highly durable so will withstand even the toughest of battles. Whats more it comes in great dual green and pink colour way so is perfect for the dog who loves to play!

 

The Grunters Oinking Pig Latex

If your dogs a fan of pigs then they will love this delightful pig dog toy. Its squeaky and brightly coloured so will be a big hit. Designed to last longer than the average soft dog toy and with a cheeky face it will probably be a huge hit with children too.

 

Wilko Dog Toy Latex Bird

This crazy looking little bird dog toy is a great addition to any dogs toy box. With its cute little face and durable rubber outer shell we know its going to be a big hit with dogs across the UK. Its been designed to go with the other Wilko rubber dog toys so collect them all and your dog can have a menagerie.

 

Good Boy Squeaky Meerkat Dog Toy

This cute little meerkat will always be peeping out of your dogs basket ready to play. From the Waitrose pets section its well made and a fashionable little critter like this will be a joy to welcome into the home.

 

Shake a Fox Dog Toy

This funky little fox shaker style toy has a playful side and if your dogs a full of beans type they will fall in love with this classic fox dog toy. Its got a clever inbuilt speaker so will really delight your dog when they shake it. Make an impression on your dog with this great little dog toy available now.

 

 

 

 

Brr its chilly out! This wacky little penguin might be better suited to Summer but with his icy cool exterior we think he would go down a treat this Summer. he’s as durable as they come and from the house of paws range so will like all their dog toys be well made and designed to last. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Ancol Flower Dog Dog Toy

This gorgeous little cuddly toy dog is designed to be the cuddliest dog around and its jam packed with cute features that will make it your dogs new favourite toy for Summer 2017. Its got durable and tuggable ears and a cute tail so will be a hit with any dog.

Which one is your favourite? You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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.

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Did you know?


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

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Gadgets for Dogs!

 

Gadgets aren’t just for us humans but for our four legged friends too! The advances in high-tech doggie gadgets means that there’s loads to choose from! We’ve narrowed it down to our top 10!

10.  iFetch Automatic Ball Launcher

Playing fetch with an excitable pup can be exhausting and while you’re dog will play all day, that doesn’t sound so appealing to you! With the iFetch Automatic Ball Launcher your dog can play fetch to their heart’s content while you sit back and relax. It launchers the ball up to 30 feet away, so while you won’t get warn out we can’t be sure that your pup won’t too!

9. Fitbark

You’ve heard about the latest trends in the human health and fitness world of monitoring steps, sleep and exercise and now it exists in the doggie world too! Designed to help inspire a healthy lifestyle, you set exercise goals for your pooch and can even link the device to your own fitness tracker. This snazzy product boasts a whole wealth of gadgets such as letting you watch your dog closely when they’re not feeling well and allowing you to keep a careful eye on the progress of certain issues such as separation anxiety- this means you can then discuss further action with your vet. The Fitbark is super durable and simply attaches to your dog’s collar, it’s even waterproof and has a battery life of up to 14 days! Now you really can work out with your best (doggie) friend!

8. Waterdog Automatic Pet Drinking Fountain

This product is an absolute must for summer time to keep your four legged friend properly hydrated! The drinking fountain turns on automatically as your dog approaches. Simply connect it up to an outside tap and your dog can enjoy cool water whenever they fancy. You can say goodbye to stagnant water bowls and panting pups!

7. Cooling Mats

These super snazzy mats automatically cool as your pooch sits on them, with no water and no electric! They work to help bring down your dog’s body temperature to reduce the risk of over-heating and heat stroke which can be a common problem in many breeds of dogs (especially pugs and French bulldogs, for example). At only £4.99, it’s definitely worth giving this doggie gadget a go!

6. Pet Cube Play

The Petcube is design so you can know what your pooch gets up to when you’re not at home! It’s fitted with two way audio so you can speak to your pet which can help relieve separation anxiety. The Petcube even allows for playtime when you’re not with your dog, the built in laser toys will provide hours of entertainment! The Pet cube is designed to help keep your pet from being bored as well as out of trouble! Simply connect the device to your smart phone and never (really!) have to apart from your four legged companion again!

5. 360 Degree Pet Shower

Bathing dogs can be a nightmare, especially if you’re not a fan of being covered in dirty water! The 360 Degree Pet Shower makes washing down your pooch super easy and (almost!) mess free. Move the 360 ring of water over your dogs body, just slip the hoop over their head and experience the easiest of bath times! You’ve got the option to use two settings, rinse and suds- allowing you to add your doggie’s shampoo for a thorough clean! You can say goodbye to muddy paws on your clean floors with this handy device!

4. Doggity

This easy to use app is free to download to your smartphone and instantly shows you the doggie friendly pubs, cafes and restaurants in your location so that you and your pooch can enjoy more than just walking together! The app is linked to over 900 venues across the UK and owners can even leave reviews so that other users can see how dog friendly the pubs, cafes and restaurants really are. This app is all about promoting responsible dog ownership and celebrating the life style of having doggie companions, ideas that we love the sound of! To find and download this app, just search for it in the iTunes store or in the Play Store for android phones.

3. Floober Electronic Timed Treat Dispenser

This electronically timed treat dispenser is designed to keep your dog occupied all day long! The Floober has six treat compartments to be filled with your doggies’ favourite goodies, the Floober can then be set to dispense treats at certain intervals. Presented as a series of puzzles for your pooch, this handy gadget can provide up to 8 hours of entertainment! It even works as a slow feeder by pacing treats throughout the day to help combat overeating.

2. Eyenimal Pet Camera

How much would you like to see the world from your dog’s perspective? Now you really can find out what adventures your pooch gets up to! Designed to fit on your dogs collar and weighing only 35 grams, your dog won’t be any the wiser that they’re now a new doggie cameraman! This gadget will help you understand the behaviour of your pooch and give you an unprecedented look into the world of canines!

1. Gencon All-In-One Headcollar

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. Consisting of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards, the Genon All-In-One is certainly our top doggie gadget!

 

Will you be treating your pooch to a new doggie gadget? We’d love to know! Let us know over on our  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages! 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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Posh Dog Toys! Summer 2017 Review

If your dog turns their nose up at your offerings from the local pet shop and is more likely to play with your tweed slippers than a bog standard 99p tennis ball then the chances are the toys in this review will be at home in their dog toy box.

Todays dogs aren’t just happy with a stick and a ball being thrown, they have got wise and have high expectations when you return from a Saturday afternoon shopping trip clad with designer shopping bags. Put simply Labradors and co are proving a hard market to please which is why we have partaken in this tongue in cheek posh dog toy review.

Green Tweed Plush Fox Dog Toy by House of Paws

No dog worth his weight in doggy biscuits would be seen strutting his stuff along the glam streets of Chelsea without a tweed fox in his mouth. This wonderful toy is durable enough to survive a kick around Hampstead Heath if your canine happens to bump into his motley crew and fancies letting off some steam on the grass.  This classic gentleman’s toy has an inbuilt squeaker for added play value and also comes with a nifty sheepskin outer just to ensure your dog has additional comfort.

 

Mutts and Hounds Oatmeal Tweed Bone Dog Toy

This rather fancy looking dog bone toy has been designed by the gentle folk over at Mutts and Hounds and continues the country theme with its oatmeal tweed fabric. It’s also eco-friendly so great for the environment too and doesn’t contain any of the nasty chemicals dog owners are keen to avoid. This great looking posh dog bone comes in many sizes so is perfect for the dog who has an insatiable appetite to have one in every size and colour.

 

Red Christian Loubarkin Shoe Plush Dog Toy

What can we say about this tasty looking  dog toy? Its red, its a shoe and its from a well known designer brand so your little lady will love it. Its designed to complement even the most discerning of pooches wardrobe so will look great alongside a tweed mac on wet walks.

 

 

 

Sniffany & Co Bone Dog Toy

If your looking for a gift for the lady who has everything then this is the go to bone for you. It comes in a gorgeous baby blue colour and with the instantly recognisable branding from this high end store across the front on a ribbon tie its the definite choice for the lady who wants to win in the fashion stakes. Coming with a classic soft touch and feel this is the ideal designer doggy toy for any pampered pooch.

 

 

Which one is your favourite? 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!

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.

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Did you know?


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

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

Novelty Dog Beds For Under £20!

The Gencon team have been busy browsing some of the bargain superstores today to ensure your dog can rest easily in one of the best novelty dog beds on the market without you having to splash the cash.

This range of dog beds may be super cheap but that doesn’t mean they are poor quality, indeed the novelty dog beds available over Summer 2017 includes some incredible dog beds that will delight even the fussiest of dogs!

High street names seem to be leading the way in the hunt for a cool dog bed that has volumes of character! We we’re pleasantly surprised with the range available that includes Unicorns and some great colour themes.

 

Novelty Dog Beds (All Under £20!)

Just 4 Pets Combat House Pet Bed

This super cute little pink dog bed is a great hiding spot for shy dogs who prefer their own space when napping. Its fully washable and at under £15 you will have some money left over to buy your canine a treat or two. We love the size of this dog bed which fits a small sized pooch well.

Orange Monster Novelty Pet Bed

This incredible monster themed bright Orange dog bed needs no introductions! Its a cute little dog bed that will delight even the coolest of dogs. Its a good side for your dog to laze around in on a sunny afternoon and as its fully washable you can even pot it on the patio for them to enjoy the breeze from. The fact it comes with cute features like the funky eyes means we give it a full 5 stars! Impress your canine this summer with a fab new monster bed!

 

Purple Monster Novelty Pet Bed

Like the Orange version above this purple monster themed dog bed needs no introductions! Its the colour of Ribena and ideal for any dogs who want to give of an air of coolness well remaining comfy. Sure to be a hit with child dog owners this is a great bed that will prove to be a real talking point. As with all the dog beds we have featured this ones fully washable so a perfectly durable all round dog bed for the Summer months.

 

Unicorn Novelty Pet Bed

This unicorn novelty dog bed has the WOW factor in abundance! Its fully of glamour and will add a touch of sophistication to your dogs bed time routine. Its even got the cute rainbow colours fluffy tail your dog will fall in love with. Team this with a little unicorn toy and your dog will have magical naps!

 

 

 

Pet Brands Crocodile Bed

What can we say about this snap happy little dog bed? Its perfect for dogs that like the laid back lifestyle and want to nap in peace without anyone trying to lure in for a cuddle. A fantastic novelty dog bed thats ideal for a toy size dog and like all of the dog beds featured is designed to go in the washing machine to be freshened up.

 

Which one is your favourite? 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!

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.

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Did you know?


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

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

 

 

 

 

Summer 2017 Dog Ice Lolly Recipe Guide with a few extras!

 

The trend for dog ice lollies grows every year and we’re delighted to share some of the most recent dog ice lolly recipes here at Gencon.

From a small toy dog breed to your average lab dogs of all shapes and sizes LOVE to call down over the Summer months with a refreshing dog ice lolly, and now there are more flavours that you can make from home for your canine friends.

If you have a simple ice lolly mould and a few cupboard staples then you are away! Dog Ice Lolly’s don’t need to be an elaborate mix of complicated ingredients, instead they can be made quite simply by mixing some dog friendly ingredients together

Yummy (For Dogs!) Tuna Pops

These dog ice lollies may not sound particularly appealing to the human palate but for dogs they are irresistible. Made with a few simple ingredients and with a hint of parsley they are a guaranteed way to placate your dog in the warmer weather.

Made by simply mixing the ingredients together they can be moulded into any ice cube holder or ice lolly mould.

Ingredients

  • Tuna (Can)
  • water
  • parsley
  • egg if required

Gencon dog ice lollys

 

 Frozen Apple dog bites

These simple recipe is packed full of goodness so will delight your dog on a hot afternoon. Simply mix all the ingredients together as in previous recipes for the tastiest and simplest dog ice lolly treat on the market. They can be made in bulk and then removed from the ice lolly mould and placed in bags to free up space in the freezer so you can make even more yummy and super healthy treats for your dog.
Ingredients 
  • 2 apples
  • 1 cup of greek yoghurt
dog ice lolly recipes from GENCON

 

Pumpkin Frosty Paws

This recipe is jam packed with all the goodness your dog needs and can be enjoyed all summer long as they are quick and easy to make and are made from simple ingredients that you can buy cheaply.  Simply mix all the ingredients together and freeze as normal. Your dog will be able to enjoy delicious summer treats thanks to Gencon.

  • 2 bananas
    2 Tablespoons peanut butter
    2 Tablespoons honey
    4 Tablespoons pumpkin
    24 ounces fat free vanilla yogurt
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
dog ice lolly recipes from Gencon

How about some Ice Lolly themed toys instead?

If your dogs not partial to  a nice cool treat then there are some other ice lolly themed treats instead? Although NOT edible these toys are bound to raise a smile over the summer months with your dog.

All For Paws Chill Out Strawberry Ice Cream Cooling Dog Toy

This clever ice lolly shaped dog toy is designed to cool your dog down as they play. It soaks up water then releases it as your dog bites away. What a great idea and something there we’re sure will be a big hit this Summer.

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Go Fresh Pet Blue Ice Lolly For Dogs

Another fantastic invention thats designed to keep your dog cool this Summer, this great little device is based on the principles of a camping ice pack! Simply fill it with water, freeze and give it to your dog to play with a bit later. It will keep them entertained and cool which as dog owners know are two important considerations over the Summer months when your a dog owner.

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Ice-Cream Banana Dog Toy

This great little Banana Split dog toy is only £1 so is a great little toy to keep your dog entertained when the family are nibbling away on their ice creams on a summer afternoon. Its designed to be played with all day long so will be your dogs new favourite sunny afternoon must fetch toy.

 

 

Cool Pup Scented Ice Lolly

Like some of the products above this funky range of ice lollys are designed to cool your pet down whilst keeping them entertained. They are designed to taste of summer too so come in orange, watermelon etc scents. Simply fill with water and you will have one cool dog on your hands.

 

 

Cool Pup Scented Gelato

This dog toy is designed to emit water from the little holes so is a great way to keep your dog cool, like the ice lolly version simply pop it in the freezer then give to your dog when its frozen solid. As the temperature cools the water will start to come out and keep your canine cool. We love the different colours this funky dog toy comes in and know it will be a real hit with the dog about town this Summer.

 

Will you buy one or make one for your dog? 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!

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.

dog head collar

Did you know?


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

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

New Summer 2017 Gencon Dog Paddling Pool Guide

Gencon dog paddling pool from Gencon dog head collar

Hot, Hot, Hot thats how most dogs will be feeling in the UK this week with the sudden blast of hot air that has been hanging around this week.

Summer’s in the UK don’t tend to get that hot with the mercury staying around the low 20’s, but when the warmer weather does appear out of no where it can be a stressful time for dog owners trying to help their dog stay cool. So Gencon have decided to take a look at the latest Summer 2017 dog paddling pools on offer and more importantly provide you with a run through of all the best features from these dog paddling pools so you can make an informed decision about which pool would best suit your pooch.

Please remember Gencon do NOT directly sell dog paddling pools. When we did this review last year we were inundated with calls from owners trying to purchase a pool to give their dog some wet relief! Please follow the links next to the product if your looking to buy your frazzled dog a new paddling pool. 

 

Entry Level

These are the go to pools if the temperatures rise and you need something to help your dog cool off in the back garden while your sunbathing. They are simple easy to put up pools with no fancy extra’s.

Lalawow Foldable Dog Paddling Pool

Dog paddling pool guide from Gencon dog head collar brandThis pool is a simple and durable design with no extra frills! It comes in a  range of sizes so is a good all round pool to keep the dogs entertained on sunnier afternoons. Remember to look carefully at the size guide before clicking buy now as this dog paddling pool does come up small.

  • Durable PVC
  • No plasticky smell
  • folds up easily
  • ideal travel size
  • fills up quickly

Price from £24.99 From Amazon 

PawHut Pet Swimming Foldablegencon paddling pool for dogs

This nifty dog paddling pool comes in a great double blue colour way and will look great on the patio for your dog this Summer.

Its been cleverly designed to benefit from reinforced side edges so should withstand any unwanted nibbles or over excited dogs playing chase the tail. Your hot dog will benefit from having a pool thats got all of the following features:It is made from durable plastic and also benefits from having reinforced walls

This spacious pool is designed to be stable with its strengthened yet flexible side wall

This pool is portable as it is easily assembled and disassembled2 Colours and 4 sizes available.

Price from £17.99 from Amazon 

 

Mid range 

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This dog paddling pool has a more rigid construction than some and consequently if your dog is a fan of nibbling things it may be a worthwhile investment. It comes in a  range of colours and at 4ft diameter is a good size for the standard canine.

Made from semi-rigid polyethylene with safe round edges as standard

  • Flexible enough to allow easy emptying
  • Colours may vary- great if you have a fussy pooch!
  • Durable outer surface

Price £44.99 from Amazon

 

Croci Dog Swimming Pool

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This larger than average dog paddling pool will certainly make your dog the envy of the neighbourhood with its sturdy construction and with enough room for the average canine to swim a lap or two its going to become their most prized possession over the summer months. This luxury dog paddling pool is easy to pack away so if your going on holiday its a good all round solution to keep your dog cool in the warmer weather.

  • Strong durable base 
  • Reinforced walls
  • Inner tubes
  • Size 80×20 cm LARGE!

Price from £33 at Amazon

 

 

Gold Standard

The range of dog paddling pools available for the discerning dog includes some amazing inventions that you can create yourself! The wide variety of style you can choose from when designing your own dog paddling pool includes some great landscaped dog paddling pools that will make your dog the most popular canine in the neighbourhood.

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Whats your favourite dog paddling pool? Share your snaps of your dogs playing in their pools and we will share them with fellow Gencon fans on social media.

Will you buy one for your dog? 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!

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.

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

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Healthy Fruit and Veggies For Dogs

You may be surprised to know that fruit and veg can be just as healthy for dogs as they are for us. But make sure you’re clued up on the benefits of these veggie delights and which ones your pooch should avoid.

Fruits and Veg That Are Safe For Dogs…

Apple:

Apples can make a great alternative to fattening treats, but make sure you remove the core and any seeds before giving to your dog. Why not try freezing them to keep your dog occupied in hot weather?

Banana:

Bananas are high in fibre and make a brilliant change from high- in- fat or salty treats. Bananas can be mashed up to go in your dogs regular food as a healthy treat, or frozen to help keep them cool in the summer.

Watermelon:

Watermelon is fine to feed to your pooch, but only the fleshy part. Make sure you remove the seeds and don’t let your pup chew on the rind. Just as it is for us, watermelon is a super-fruit for dogs! Packed full of vitamins and made of 92% water, this wonder-food will help keep your pooch hydrated in hot weather.

Strawberries:

Only give to your pooch if they’re fresh and avoid giving your dog canned strawberries. Strawberries will help satisfy your doggie’s sweet tooth and boast a wealth of great benefits too! Remember to cut the fruit up into small, bite-size pieces to avoid it being a choking hazard. Why not try mashed strawberry over your dog’s regular food for a healthy addition to their usually diet?

Oranges:

But only in moderation! As we know, oranges are great source of vitamin C which can have the same health benefits for our four legged friends as it does for us! Start out by giving your pooch just two segments day so avoid any stomach upset. But be aware, not all dogs will like the tart taste of oranges!

Blueberries:

Packed to the brim with anti-oxidants these super-berries are safe for your pooch! Don’t worry about cutting these fruits in half, they’re small enough to give to dogs as they are!

Pineapple:

In moderation and make sure it’s fresh- avoid even your dog canned pineapple. Packed with vitamin C and a host of other goodness, pineapple makes for a nutrient-dense snack for canines and humans alike! Remember, just a small amount of pineapple will be enough for your dog. The high sugar content of pineapple means that it should only be given to your dog on occasion, as a healthy treats!

Cucumbers:

Similarly to watermelon, cucumbers are predominantly made up of water so can make a great treat for dogs- especially those are may be a little overweight! They’re packed with healthy components making this the ideal fatty treat alternative for your pooch.

Celery:

Celery is safe for our pooches and it’ll even help freshen up doggie breath! Celery contains magnesium and potassium so promotes great health benefits for our furry friends! Remember to cut celery into bite size chunks before feeding it to your dog.

Pear:

In moderation and not canned pear! Pear can be a healthy snack for your pooched but just like us, eating too much fruit can lead to an upset tummy in dogs so make sure to only feed pear as the occasional treat.

Potato:

Only if they’re cooked. The best way to feed potato to your dog is to peel and boil it in non-salted water and leave to cool down. You might like to try adding mash potato to your dogs regular food, but make sure there’s no added butter or seasoning.

Peaches:

Only the fleshy part and don’t give your pooch the pit! A great source of vitamin A, small amount of sliced peach can be an awesome summer treat, but remember to avoid canned peaches as the high sugar content isn’t good for our dogs!

Sweet Potato:

Sweet potato can make a great addition to your dog’s diet! They’re high in nutrients and boast a wealth of health benefits. The same as regular potatoes, remember to serve peeled and unseasoned, with no added butter or salt.

Mango:

Make sure you remove the skin and pit. Mango is packed with vitamins and can be a great summer treat for dogs and humans alike! Although your dog will probably love the sweet taste of mango and be happy to munch their way through the entire fruit- limit what they eat so to avoid an upset tummy.

Fruits and Veggies That Are a Big NO…

Grapes:

You may have heard about the toxic effect of raisins and this applies to grapes too. Grapes had cause a whole host of adverse reaction in dogs such as vomiting, loss of appetite and general weakness. Seek the help of your vet as soon as you can if your dog digests grapes or raisins!

Tomatoes:

Tomatoes contain something called tomatine which has proven to be potentially harmful to dogs and other animals. Don’t panic if your dog pinches a tomato, it’s only the stem and leaves that contain the harmful substance but it’s best to keep your dog away from them all together.

Avocado:

Avocado may be trendiest super-food in the human world right now, but they are a definite no-go for our furry friends. Avocado can cause vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs and it’s always best to seek the advice of your vet if you dog has digested one.

Onions:

Onions, including vegetables in the onion family such as leeks and shallots, can break down your dog’s red blood cells which can lead to anaemia. Onion powder is also used in a wide variety of human food, so think twice about letting your dog share your dinner!

Cherries:

Cherries can pose as a choking hazard for your pooch, because of the pits. The leafs and stems also contain a substance known as cyanide which can be extremely harmful to dogs. Make sure your pooch stays well away from cherries and contain your vet if you think they’ve eaten some!

As you can see, fruit and veggies can make a great, healthy alternative to store-bought treats but make your you introduce new foods slowly as disruption in your pooch’s diet can lead to an upset tummy. Speak to your vet if you’re ensure about have to introduce any of these healthy treats.

Why not try these healthy treats to help when you’re training your pooch! You’ll also need The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars that 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, making it a fantastic training aid.

What treats does your pooch get? Do you use fruit and veg as a dog treat alternative?  You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

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Should We Be Pampering Our Dogs? – Gencon

Now, it depends on what we mean by pampering. Is that taking them to get they nails done? Or making sure we brush them once a day? Find out more when you read on…

Pampering a dog can show them how much you truly care about them, and also it’s a great way to spend some time with them while they’re not running around like a lunatic!

We see it everywhere, on tv and in movies, where they take their dogs to the salon to get pretty bows and get their nails painted, but this is real life, and in reality, no dog really wants that.

So, how can we pamper them?

Pampering them can be something such as, getting a special wash at a pet spa, which are located all around the country.

This could include a wash and blow-dry, a cut and even a nail trim! This may seem small to us, but this would be a real treat for our pooches!

Their treat could be as mall as giving them a bone while you brush them on a Friday night or giving them some ‘people food’, which is not something that dog shouldn’t eat, you can find more about that here – instead you could give them some meat you had for dinner, just check before giving it to them.

There are also countless dogs on the market for you to pick from, any new toy would be the best thing to your pooch!

How about a dental treatment? Take them to get their teeth cleaned or even get into the habit of doing it at home. Keeping them mouth clean doesn’t sound a lot to us, but to them, it can actually stop some illnesses!

If you buy peanut butter toothpaste that is safe for dogs, we’re sure that they’ll wanna brush them all the time!

If your pooch doesn’t mind a car journey, why not drive to a nearby beach or somewhere you’ve never been before, they’ll love the new scenery and all the new thing to look at and smell!

Does your dog love them water? Why not find a safe nearby river for them to jump in or even a small kids pool! Just fill it up with warm or cold water and they’ll have fun in the sun while being kept cool!

You could also treat them to a new collar, then a big long walk! Why not try them 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!

How will you treat your dog? 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!

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.

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

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Dogs at The Royal Wedding! – Gencon

We love dogs and so do the Royal Family! But will Pippa Middleton be walking down the aisle with her Lab and Spaniel this Saturday?

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Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of Kate Middleton who married Prince William, is having her wedding to James Matthew this Saturday.

Pippa and James have two dogs between them, Rafa, The Cocker Spaniel and James’ Labrador (we’re no too sure of the name).

Ther’s speculations that the pooches will also be walking down the aisle as the Royals are dog mad!

So in celebration of this, we thought we’d bring you Royal Family Dog facts!

  1. The current Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, owns three corgis which are called Monty, Willow and Holly, and three Dorgis which are called Cider, Candy and Vulcan.
  2. Prince Edward of York who was later named King Edward VIII owned a poodle in which he named ‘Sammy’, in the late 1800s. Sammy tragically died after accidentally eating rat poison.
  3. Did you know? Queen Elizabeth II has actually owned over 30 Corgis during her reign.
  4. Kate Middleton and Prince William made an addition to their Royal family in 2015, Lupo, The Black Cocker Spaniel. Did you know that Lupo once ate a pair of Kate’s earrings that Prince William gave to her as a gift!
  5. King Edward VII had a Terrier named Caesar. Caesar actually outlived his owner who passed away in 1910. Caesar loved King Edward VII so much that he walked behind his coffin at his funeral.

Did you know any of those facts? Are there any more that we should know of?! You can Tweet us; @genconallin1, Facebook us; GenconAllin1 or tell us over on Instagram; @gencon_allin1!

We’re super sure that the people who train the Royal pooches use a Gencon, right? Feel just as royal as them and buy your own dog head collar today!

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.

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

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How well will you do in our new… DOG QUIZ?

We all know how much we love our dogs but how much do we really know about them? Take the Gencon fun trivia quiz to find out!

 

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1. What was the most popular name we chose for our pooches last year?

a) Bella

b)Benji

c) Bear

C! Gone are the days of classic doggie names! We’re bringing in a new era of edgy, chic names!

 

2. Which famous cartoon dog has a best friend called Shaggy?

a) Scooby Doo

b) Pluto

c) Santa’s Little Helper

A! Who could forget the infamous pairing of Scooby and Shaggy? They’ve been entertaining us since 1969.

 

3. Dalmatians are born with spots… is this true or false?

Believe it or not, this is false! Dalmatians puppies are born completely white and it’s not until they’re a little older that their famous spots begin to show.

 

4. Which breed is the most popular in the UK?

a)Springer Spaniel

b) Labrador Retriever

c) Pug

B! The Labrador retriever has been a firm favourite of the British public for many years, but last year 500,000 faithful Labs were recorded as being micro-chipped.

 

5. The worlds fastest dog is the Greyhound, but just how fast can they run?

a) 45 mph

b) 30 mph

c) 80 mph

A! The Greyhound can run at an amazing 45 mph, that’s nearly twice as fast as Usain Bolt!

 

6. The breed that has won Crufts the most amount of times is the English Springer Spaniel, but how many times has one of these firm favourites won?

a) 10

b) 4

c) 7

C! That’s right, the English Springer Spaniel has won the world famous dog show an amazing 7 times since the Best in Show prize was introduced in 1928.

 

7. It’s a well known fact that bloodhounds have an amazing sense of smell, but is it true or false that they can smell scents that are over 300 hours old?

True! Bloodhounds really do live up to their reputation as dogs with the best noses!

 

8. The USA has the biggest dog population! But how many pooches call America their home?

a) 20 million

b) 75 million

c)40 million

B! America is home to so many of our furry friends! It’s beats Brazil who is home to 40 million dogs! The UK, however, has 9 million doggie residents.

 

9. Why do dogs chase their tails?

a) Because they’re feeling anxious

b) For exercise!

c) The might have fleas

The answer is… all of them! There’s many different reason why your pooch is chasing their tail but if they’re doing it excessively, then speak to your vet.

 

10. Finally, are Gencon Headcollars designed for ALL dogs?

True! At Gencon we have a great range of products to suit all pooches! Our Gencon headcollars are quick and simple to use allowing you to handle your dog with gentle ease!

 

So, how much did you know about our furry friends? Head on over to our Facebook page; GenconAllin1, Twitter; @genconallin1 or our Instagram; @gencon_allin1 and let us know how well you did! And remember to keep posting pics of your dogs using our Gencon products!

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Dog Holidays: What To Pack For Your Dog on Holiday? – Gencon

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

So, you’ve decided to stay somewhere in your country so that your pooch can join you on your holiday this year?

Next, it’s packing time, but what do you pack for your dog? Here at the leading dog head collar brand, Gencon HQ, we’ve complied a list, from research, of what to pack for your pooch!

1.Food and Water

Food and Water is essential for any lengthy journey, and unless you know of any location of the area you are staying in that sell what your dog would usually eat, then you should also bring along enough for he duration of your stay. It’s also great to have bowl that are easy to pack and to wash up. Collapsable bowl would be our first choice because they can pack flat and are easy enough to wash up!

You could also look into purchasing a travel water bottle, a simple and cheap way to store their water.

2. Vet contact details

Now, we know this isn’t something you can pack with you, but it’s super important you know these things. Even if you don’t know the local sop for dog food, this is essential. If you search for vets in the location you’re staying then if anything were to happen, you’ll know the best place to go.

3. First Aid Kits

Similar to the vets, although you can pack this, it’s another important essential. Having a first aid kit for your pooch means that you’re prepared in case of anything, whether you can’t get to the vets soon enough or it’s not too much of a emergency, it’s something that you should keep with you always in the car etc.

The First aid kit should include aid and comfort essentials, such as dressings, a foil blanket, microporous tape, bandage, gloves, tweezers, scissors, plastic pouches, alcohol-free sanitising wipes and any other item you think may be useful for your dog.

4. High-Vis Items

It may be that you’re staying in an area which you may not know as well, or your pooch may not of learnt the commands to come back yet. It’s no worry because you can purchase high-vis pads or lights that can be attached to a lead or collar.

5. Towels

You might think why have we included towels in our list? Well, they would be a lot more useful than you might think! Muddy walk? Towel it off! If your pooch jumps in the water? Towel it off! Need some wrap up wet or muddle items? Towel! Can you see where we were coming from now, you just never now when you’ll need a towel!

6. Crate

If your pooch is of a smaller breed and they don’t mind being in a crate, this might be a option for you. If you were to bring along a crate, why not invest in a foldable/collapsable one to make pacing for your pooch a lot easier!

7. Toys

You can’t forget toys! If you’re going far from home, or again, an area where you don’t know well, either bring toys that you don’t mind if you lose them or toys that are easy to find.

8. Gencon Dog Head Collar

You can’t forget your Gencon Dog Head Collar! 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.

What do you think? Will this help you on your holidays?

Did you like this post? 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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Fantastic Review From Oonagh Rafferty on Facebook – Gencon

We’re so glad to hear such a great review from a Gencon purchase on Facebook!

“I recently bought one for my dad who has a 3 year old German shepherd called Jessie. He thinks it’s the best invention he’s ever come across for dogs. He’s experienced with a lot of breeds and has kept dogs for over 40 years. He has tried many types of leads throughout the years but was amazed by this products simple design and instant effectiveness. Thumbs up from him, gencon is a fantastic product and a must have for any dog owner!! 😍🐶 ❤️” – Oonagh Rafferty, Facebook