A well spent Saturday – learning at Custom Canine Care

Yesterday I went to a breeders’ seminar at Croft Veterinary Hospital in Cramlington. The main draw was a lecture on puppy development, which proved to be a rich and positive walk through a puppy’s developmental needs between birth and 12 weeks. We covered oodles of excellent information such as the handling of very young puppies, […]

Canine confidence workshop – helping dogs who sometimes struggle with life

Back in February I had the privilege of attending a training weekend run by Janet Finlay of Canine Confidence which focussed attention not on “behavioural issues” or “problem dogs”, but on our own observation and understanding of our dogs as individuals. Janet led us through general observations of a dog’s posture, balance, coat etc and […]

Fun with Flynn

Flynn (or Flinnagan as he became affectionately known here) is a very special springer spaniel who stayed with us for a week recently. He has got to be the most universally loved dog we have yet to look after, as every one of us thought he was the business – with his boisterous, fun loving […]