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Table Top Sale for Stokenchurch Dog Rescue – Sat. 18th Feb

Tabletop sale for Stokenchurch Dog Rescue this Saturday!!….. in the warm!!

11am start  till 1pm in Longburrow Hall, Park Lane, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, Buck.  HP143TQ

All the normal stalls raising much needed funds for our pooches and lots of stuff as we have not had a sale for a couple of months! Volunteers always welcome too. Please share!!!

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Date for your diary – 8th July – Dog Show

Chorleywood Dog Training is happy to announce we will be running the Dog Show at the Chorleywood Village Day on the common for the 3rd Year running!
Saturday 8th July 12-4pm

If you would like more information about the event or pitch hire then please contact Laura Hamilton on 01923 285594 or email info@chorleywood-pc.gov.uk

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Fireworks & Your Pets

I wrote this last year & can confirm that Zylkene has helped… my dog is on them again this year.

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I hate this time of year, purely because I hate to see my little dog suffering when the fireworks begin. My usually verbal & confident little dog turns into a nervous wreck who shakes & pants the entire evening. I do take all the usual measures of turning the television up loud, closing the curtains etc. but he can hear them long before I even realise they have started going off. His hearing is too good!

Tonight we have some hope though. I called Hall Place Vets & they suggested Zylkene capsules to take once a day for the next 10 days which will hopefully calm him down. They don’t sedate your pet, just make him feel calmer & therefore less ditressed.  If you have the same problem, please do try these pills. For Vinnie’s size (Jack Russell x Shih Tzu – yes, a Jack Shit!), Zylkene costs just £6.68…

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Voucher for Claire’s Comfy Canines to give away!

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Claire’s Comfy Canines Ltd

Although I provide a dog sitting & boarding service myself, I popped up to see Claire this morning at Claire’s Comfy Canines in Burnham to collect some discount vouchers to give away! These vouchers worth £16, are for new customers & entitle your  dog to a puppy treatment or a trim & tidy. If you would like a voucher, please get in touch as I have 4 to give away.

We had a long chat about the services she offers & how to make sure you find the right day care or boarding for your dog.

Claire & I offer very different care. I offer a “Home from Home” day care & boarding for small dogs and Claire offers outdoor training, nutrition & grooming for dogs of all sizes. So, depending on your needs & budget, one of us is sure to be able to help.

You can contact Claire via the website – http://www.clairescomfycanines.co.uk  or myself at “Vinnie’s House” on 0743 2128084 or via the Facebook page –  www.facebook.com/vinnieshouse

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Vinnie’s House

Vinnie's House

Vinnie’s House

 

Fireworks & Your Pets

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Vinnie

I hate this time of year, purely because I hate to see my little dog suffering when the fireworks begin. My usually verbal & confident little dog turns into a nervous wreck who shakes & pants the entire evening. I do take all the usual measures of turning the television up loud, closing the curtains etc. but he can hear them long before I even realise they have started going off. His hearing is too good!

Tonight we have some hope though. I called Hall Place Vets & they suggested Zylkene capsules to take once a day for the next 10 days which will hopefully calm him down. They don’t sedate your pet, just make him feel calmer & therefore less ditressed.  If you have the same problem, please do try these pills. For Vinnie’s size (Jack Russell x Shih Tzu – yes, a Jack Shit!), Zylkene costs just £6.68 for ten days which is not a huge cost to stop my little man suffering. (I would have paid much more!) They are suitable for cats too.

Zylkene contains a natural product derived from casein, a protein of milk which is known to promote relaxation in newborn cats & dogs.

According to the leaflet supplied with these pills, 61% of UK pet owners reported that their pets are scared of fireworks. These statistics are quite worrying when you consider that most homes have a pet. I know this is going to sound obvious, but try the following to help your pets cope.

  • Bring your pets inside before it gets dark.
  • Try not to leave them by themselves.
  • Don’t react to fireworks yourself.
  • Build them a den / hiding place & position it in a place that you know they will go. For example, if they normally hide behind the sofa, put it there. For cats, they may prefer to be high up.
  • Keep curtains closed.
  • Keep music or the TV on to soften the noise from outside.
  • Make sure they have an ID tag or they are chipped incase they escape & run away in a panic.
  • Walk your dog during the daylight.
  • If they have a crate, cover it with a blanket but allow them access in & out. Don’t force them to stay anywhere they are not comfortable.
  • Do NOT punish or get angry with your pet, even if they mess in the house as this will make them feel much worse.

I putting a lot of faith in this product & will let you know how Vinnie gets on. Meanwhile, be kind to your pets over the firework season!

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Claire’s Comfy Canines Competition

This is definitely worth entering….

To celebrate our recently obtained Quality Assurance Award, The Comfy Cutz Spa Claire’s Comfy Canines Ltd are giving away 5 free grooming treatments.

Our deluxe wash treatment includes, 2 shampoos, an argan oil conditioning treatment, teeth clean, nail trim, ear clean and dead hair removal, finished off with your choice of fragrance spray. All carried out in our crate free, stress free, quality assured spa, by one of our fully qualified, professional groomers. To claim your pooches prize just be one of the first 5 to call us on 07967332558 and book your appointment quoting “I love my dog!”. (New clients only, maximum appointment time 1 hour, appointments must be taken within October). Read more…

Henley Show is a Hit!

Lovely day out at Henley Show, organised by the Henley & District Agricultural Association, a charity dedicated to promoting and improving agriculture, horticulture and the breeding and rearing of livestock.   

The weather was good & the variety of stalls were impressive with gardening stalls, crafts, agricultural machinery, clothing, food & fun fair & I even spotted stands for a local solicitor & estate agents.  At regular intervals you are able to watch displays including birds of prey, dog competitions & a sheep shearing demonstration. Read more…

Hiccup is a Rare Breed

As you know, Hiccup was our dog photo competition winner at the end of July & after meeting with her owner, Emma, I discovered that she is actually a rare breed.  Hiccup is one of less than 30 Portuguese Sheepdogs in the UK. Read more…

Hiccup is the winning face of The Village Journal, Pooch Photo Competition!

Here is Hiccup – The winner of The Village Journal, Pooch Photo Competition!

Thank you for all your entries & watch out for the announcement of the next competition on http://www.village-journal.co.uk

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Drum roll please!…… The Winner of the Pooch Photo Competition!

Here is the winning face of the Village Journal, Pooch Photo Competition… Hiccup, who wins a superb spa & pamper package donated by Claire’s Comfy Canines.   IMG_1582

Congratulations to little Hiccup who will know doubt enjoy the treats & the pamper coming her way!

Thank you to everyone who entered, the response was overwhelming with so many cute faces & lovely stories. I wish I could send gifts to all of you but I think this will be a regular competition, so watch out for the next announcement.

Meanwhile, if you would like to contact Claire to book a grooming session, her details are below.

Thank you once again, you all have beautiful dogs that are obviously very precious to you….Kaye.

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Dog Competition closes this week…

new logo1A little reminder that the Pooch Photo Competition closes on Friday 31st July. There has been a wonderful variety of photos sent in showing just how much we love our pets. The lucky winner will receive a voucher for a grooming session at Claire’s Comfy Canines & a beautiful hamper containing lots of lovely goodies & treats, so hook out those photos for a chance to win & send them to kaye.townsend@btinternet.com 🙂

Here is a tiny selection of some of the entrants so far – Good luck everyone!

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Too many strange people watching our homes…

I’ve noticed that there has been ever increasing reports, posts & warnings regarding strange people checking out our homes. Today it has been reported that 5 dogs went missing last night from a farm in Marlow & a black car has been parked up & watching people & their homes in Stratford drive.

I just wanted to make you all aware that these things really are going on in our neighNWbourhood. If you notice anything odd then please report it to the police &  keep your homes, children & pets safe.

Although many cars park outside my house to go to the park, I will still be checking people out to see why they are there… so, if you notice me looking at you when you pull up, I’m not being awkward or nosey, just careful & I urge you all to do the same.

Thanks Kaye, x

Overwhelming Response to Dog Competition

IMG_2386There has been a wonderful response to the Dog Photo Competition with some beautiful pretty & handsome pictures of your lovely local dogs. Some pictures were sent in with stories both sad & inspiring but from all the emails I can see how much these pets are loved. Here are is a tiny selection of the photos I have received, see if you can spot your fluffy faced, family member!

  Archie 2  Jimbob

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