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DOG & PUPPY ANXIETY - UNDERSTANDING MAN'S BEST FRIEND

Anna Webb – Broadcaster, Behaviour and Nutrition Expert, Anna has studied with the College of Integrated Veterinary Therapies (CIVT). She lives in London and is owned by Prudence a Miniature Bull Terrier and Mr Binks, a re-homed English Toy Terrier.

As the de-stabilising effects of the pandemic reverberate, the effects can be seen in us and in our dogs.

Unwittingly we can transfer our ‘stress’ to our dogs. They absorb our anxieties as well as their own, and often we’re not reading their dog language that says they’re overwhelmed by our actions.

As much communication gets lost in...


PUPPY TRAINING POST LOCKDOWN


Nutrition & Behaviour expert Anna Webb highlights some top tips to improve your pups social skills.


As we acclimatise to a new normal, ‘Lockdown’ puppies are queuing around the block for limited spaces at puppy school due to social distancing restrictions and long waiting lists.

But as Lockdown eases there’s no excuse to not socialise your pup. Making up valuable time, providing you teach your pup important ground rules that can be adapted to different situations.

When you turn your dog’s world into a game, based on rules and teamwork, you’ve hit the jackpot.  You’re building trust and...


EASING YOUR POOCH OUT OF LOCKDOWN BY ANNA WEBB

Anna Webb – Broadcaster, Author, has studied natural nutrition and therapies with the College of Integrated Veterinary Therapies (CIVT). She lives in London and is owned by Prudence a Miniature Bull Terrier and Mr Binks, a re-homed English Toy Terrier. www.annawebb.co.uk

VE DAY 75 - AT HOME WITH RONNIE

"I couldn't wait to have sausage, eggs and chips again," says Ronnie 
I first met Ronnie back in June 2019 at the Somerset home of charismatic British eccentric Liddie Holt. Ronnie is her father in law – I recall being told that he was in his nineties, and was always referred to as "Dad". I remember my surprise and awe when he strode into the house carrying a bag of shopping from M&S, beaming and looking dapper in his waxed jacket and mustard wide-wale cords. I was totally taken aback - this wasn't quite the image I had in mind of a man his age. He was confident, charismatic, handsome and an absolute gentleman, and he remains so today at the grand age of 97.

GET CRAFTY AT HOME DURING LOCKDOWN & MAKE A SQUEAKY BONE TOY FOR YOUR DOG

Toys are great for stimulating your dog and can help to build a bond between you. I love playing with my terrier Rabbit in the evenings, especially now that we are spending more time indoors during lockdown. He's a serial shredder and is always determined to get the squeaker from inside a toy, which he does with utmost enthusiasm and concentration.