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11 hours ago
In puppy class on Saturday I mentioned why I'm not a fan of ball throwing for dogs ....I mean, the odd throw of the ball is fine but I hate with a passion repetitive ball throwing....and especially those ball chuckers! They should be banned!
And here's a video showing why I feel this way
Look at the French Bulldog who appears from the left hand side of the screen.....look at the way he or she jumps and twists and does a back flip to catch the ball.
This is an injury waiting to happen. If not with a damaged cruciate, or a back injury, or bad sprain or break.....then these kind of torsional forces and the impact on the joints will increase the likelyhood of joint disease at a later stage.
Chasing repetitively, and over and over again, is not a natural activity for dogs at all. In addition it increases adrenaline, measn that dog is more likely to chase another dog or wildlife when in this state, and I see so many dogs who are totally ball obsessed and it is so unhealthy.
Please ditch the ball chucker.....instead focus on calm activities which tire your dog out mentally as well as physically such as scentwork. The answer is not always to have your dog running like a mad thing. ... See MoreSee Less
SPACE NOW FILLED!
One space has unexpectedly come up on this popular workshop on Wednesday.
Please PM me or email me (email@example.com) if you would like to take up the space. ... See MoreSee Less
We had a fun, if a bit damp, Halloween scent detection workshop today 🙂
Emma with Pete won the prize for the best fancy dress costume.
Hayley and Luna won the prize for finding all the scented dismembered fingers 😉 ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks Angela for another fabulous workshop. Pete amazes me everytime we come to play. He just loves it.
Thank you for a fantastic afternoon Angela, it was great fun & lovely to catch up with everyone. Hope your back isn’t too bad tomorrow 😢🤞. AJ is broken 🐶🐾😴💝
Thank you for organising - great fun and Inka not only slept last evening but is also now quietly resting after late clock change breakfast!
But we loved it 😘
We had a lovely time, thank you! Luna is pooped 😴