01 March 2018 | Jo
Incidences of dog theft have been increasing over the years, about 2000 dogs a year are stolen from their families. Break ins and theft from outside shops are the most common types of dog theft incidences. Dogs Trust are urging owners never to leave their dogs unattended in public areas. We would endorse that whole heartedly!
You can reduce the risk following 3 simple steps:
SAFE - secure your property and garden SPOTTABLE - keep your dog in sight and make sure they have a good recall. SEARCHABLE- know what steps to take if they go missing
The Dogs Trust has a Dog Theft webpage that can give you advice. We would also urge you to ensure that your dog is microchipped and that any house moves are alerted to Identichip. Remember, many dogs are stolen to order - so be alert to anyone calling your dog to them in the park or field!
Joe Clarke APDT, canine behavourist and trainer, hosts weekly Puppy classes in Socialisation and Habitualisation at our Sidmouth Parade clinic. Junior classes, for dogs 5-6 months and older, are held in a set 6 week block at our Neasden clinic.
Click here to find out more.
Ensuring that your animal is fully up to date with their vaccinations is one of the most important things you can do to safeguard their health as a pet owner.
Click here for key information on what, and when, you should be doing.
Our Pet Health Club is an easy and affordable way to ensure your pet is covered when it comes to preventative health.
The scheme includes everything necessary for the prevention of fleas, worms and other parasites, as well as routine vaccinations.