JJ's TOP TIPS
Hi , my name is JJ and I am a good friend of Lorna's. I am a Hungarian Vizsla and have a human called Mary. I am always trying to think up new games and ideas and Lorna has asked me to share some of them with you and your dogs. Here is my latest Top Tip.......
TIP No. 5 - JOIN 2 LEADS TOGETHER
This is one of the best ideas from my human. I am quite a big boy and sometimes pull if I get excited while I am out for my walk. So, Mary had the bright idea of joining 2 leads together to give one longer and stronger lead.
First get 2 of the 2m leads (ideally from Lorna's Pet Care Service). Then join them together twice using the 2 shortest bits of the leads ( shortest in length from the D hoop to the clips) - like the picture to the left. This is where you will hold the lead.
Then take the other 2 clips and clip them to the harness.
You can clip both ends of the lead to the top of the harness.....
or 1 to the top and 1 to the front.
Another option is to attach just one clip and have a single long line.
1. DUNKING IN PADDLING POOL
Fill the doggy paddling pool with treats and toys and have a great time dunking for biscuits and playing with the toys.
Ask your owner to stuff a vegetable hedgehog chew with treats - great fun - an edible treat dispenser.
3. AN ENRICHED ENVIRONMENT
In the garden or house - some of my food is scattered,some treats are hidden in cardboard boxes or kongs and some toys and other chews are provided. I am then allowed to explore. Great fun and mental stimulation.
4 - HOW TO MOVE HOUSE
For some reason I don’t fully understand we are going to live in a different house. I’m a bit highly strung and find these things difficult, so here’s a few tips to help if you too have to move.
I don’t like things being put in boxes so, after a nice long walk, I stay in the kitchen and have a kong and a sleep while these things are going on. Later, I run all round the house, sniffing at everything to see what’s changed. That’s my first tip. Don’t let your owner wash your bed, or anything else for that matter, before the move. You’ll feel a lot more settled if your new home is smelly like your old one! Also, the first things to be unpacked should be your bed and toys and then you’ll feel at home straightaway.
On the day itself, Lorna will be my constant companion. We will have a room to ourselves with my bed, toys and chews so that I don’t see all the furniture being moved. If we go into the garden, I’m going to be on my lead. I don’t trust myself not to run out of the front door after my things. I shall be wearing my new tag for the journey and my owner will have already changed my Petlog details so that my microchip shows the new address.
That brings me to a very important tip. Make sure your owner provides you with lots of fresh water throughout moving day. It’ll be a long day! I often can’t eat in new places. (That may seem strange to many of you – especially my Labrador friends). It’s no problem, though. If I wake a bit peckish at 3am the first night, I’ll just ask for my supper then. That’s what I’ve done before.
Whatever plans your owner makes, make sure they’re made in good time.
Finally, remember to put your mark on the new garden as soon as you arrive – especially if cats have lived in the area previously.
Have fun. Love JJ.