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Making a Dog Safety difference in 2017! How many people involved with dogs. Vets, dog trainers/behaviourists, pet shops, etc. discuss & hand out dog safety information, to their clients?

Making a Dog Safety difference in 2017! How many people involved with dogs. Vets, dog trainers/behaviourists, pet shops, etc. discuss & hand out dog safety information, to their clients?

Now, this suggestion may or may not be popular and yes it will not reach everyone but its a proactive start.

How about anyone involved with dogs.  All dog trainers, vets, pet shops and behaviourists  hand out information and discuss basic dog safety and the dog control act with their clients? It’s easy enough to make up FAQ sheets.

I have just put together a one stop dog safety resource page. Titled: Dog Safety Advice for all (not just kids) most dog bites are preventable.

There are different coloured links to videos, articles & graphics. All information is free to use. All information is copyright so a mention or link to the various authors of the graphics, articles & videos including ZeroBites Dog Training, would be greatly appreciated.

I have been a advocate of dog safety education, including the Dog Control Act for years.

To that end I have been discussing and handing out information on both, to my clients for a very long time.

I’d be interested to hear from any trainer, club, vet who is doing this as well, apart from myself.

We as educators have a opportunity to make a difference and maybe along the way,

prevent someone from getting bitten and save a few dogs, a one way trip to the vet.

We are on the front lines so to speak, we can make a difference! We have the opportunity to be part of the solution, and if we do nothing, are we passively contributing to the problem?

 Rescues, SPCA, Plunket and the like, are on the front lines also, they like us, have a great opportunity to educate their clients about dog safety, keeping both dogs and people safe.

It would be good, if we could all in a small way, help turn the tide in 2017 and try to reduce, by education, the number dog bites/ dog attacks in NZ.

Again, hopefully along the way, prevent someone from getting bitten and save a few dogs, a one way trip to the vet.

Another link you maybe interested in reading:

A big “Thumbs Up NZ” for the lack of imagination & foresight and daring to be different. The new proposed dog control laws, leave a lot to be desired.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2017 in About

 

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Ashhurst has a new mixed animal practice veterinary clinic called “Valley Vets”

Ashhurst has a new mixed animal practice veterinary clinic called “Valley Vets”

Valley Vets is a small independent village based Veterinary Clinic, situated at 141 Cambridge Avenue, Ashhurst.

Their aim is to provide practical, friendly and affordable animal care.

Phone: 06 326 9257  Mob: 027 5729353

The clinic will be open:

Mon 8.30 – 4pm

Tues 8.30 – 4pm

Wed Evenings – Only by appointment

Thurs 8.30 – 4pm

Fri Evenings – only by Appointment

Sat 9.00 – 12 Noon

They will be stocking a wide range of flea + worm treatments, shampoos, toys, pet accessories and some premium foods including Royal Canin & Science Diet.

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2015 in About

 

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Are you Quake ready? Do you have a survival kit for your pet?

Are you Quake ready? Do you have a survival kit for your pet?

Lately we have had a few shakes around the country, so it got me thinking, how many of  us are disaster ready and have survival kits for our pets, If you had to leave your home quickly, or the power or roads were out, how would you manage, what would you do? As it can be a stressful time for all, including our pets.

I have put a list together of the basic things you will need for your pets.

1. Water, make sure you have enough for a week.

2. Food, Buy some canned food and before many of you throw your hands up in horror and say “I am not feeding that”. Canned food has a higher water content, so it will reduce the amount of the water your pet will need. Don’t forget to include a can opener in your kit. Keep in mind, if you feed a total dry food diet. your pet will need more water.

3.Proof of ownership and vaccinations, ID Tags, papers etc

4. Leads/collars and some form of portable containment

5. First Aid Kit

6. Medications, if your pet is on any medication, make sure you have enough, so stock up.

7. Contact list, boarding kennels, friends, vets, etc

8. Toys, blankets, anything that keeps your pet happy.

9. You should have bowls for food and water but it may pay to buy some portable bowls.

Of course this is just a basic essential kit list but you may want to add more to your own pets survival kit.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2015 in About

 

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