Kennel Club
Kennel Club #BanShockCollars campaign set to be won in England
The Kennel Club is delighted that, following a meeting with Rt Hon Michael Gove and Ross Thomson MP just last week, it is understood that a ban on both the sale and use of shock collars is to be announced across the UK shortly, following a consultation period on the terms of such a ban, including a total import ban and a possible amnesty.
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Five Hero Dogs
Five Hero Dogs Named as Finalists in hero dog awards
Judges from the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, have selected five inspiring finalists to go forward for the public vote, with the winner being announced in the Genting Arena at the Birmingham NEC on the final day of Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show, on Sunday 11th March. These five dog heroes are just some of the dogs celebrated at the show for the ways that they enrich our lives.
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New partner
The Kennel Club announce Purina PRO Plan as their new partner in pet nutrition
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “We are delighted to be working with Purina PRO Plan who share many of the same beliefs as the Kennel Club in terms of responsible dog breeding through the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme and the important role that our canine companions play in our society.
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Foreign Secretary backs call to ban
Foreign Secretary backs call to ban shock collars
In a video posted on Ross Thomson MP’s twitter account, the Foreign Secretary states: “I am absolutely shocked to discover that electric collars are being used on dogs as utensils of discipline and education. There are far better ways of training your dog. Just as you don’t need to cane children anymore, we’ve moved on from that – let’s move on from electric shock dog collars.”
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Kennel Club welcomes consultation
Kennel Club welcomes consultation on third-party puppy sale ban
The Kennel Club, whose own regulations explicitly ban the sale of puppies to third parties, has long called for an end to the sale of puppies in pet shops and by other third party retailers, as puppy farmers often use such outlets to sell their pups to unsuspecting members of the public who never see the terrible conditions that the pups were raised in.
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Say bonjour
Say bonjour to the UK’s newest pedigree dog – the Barbet
Following the ‘entente chaleureuse’ established between Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron at last week’s summit in London, Anglo-French relations in the world of dogs also look set to become even more cordial after official recognition of an ancient French breed in the UK.
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5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Fit

Fitness is a broad term that means something different for every dog, but basically it is a measure of health and overall well-being. There are a few things that you can do to keep your dog healthy mind and body no matter their activity level. Dog Training – Training is very engaging for a dog....

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Fitness is a broad term that means something different for every dog, but basically it is a measure of health and overall well-being. There are a few things that you can do to keep your dog healthy mind and body no matter their activity level. Dog Training – Training is very engaging for a dog....

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Fitness is a broad term that means something different for every dog, but basically it is a measure of health and overall well-being. There are a few things that you can do to keep your dog healthy mind and body no matter their activity level.

Dog Training –

Training is very engaging for a dog. With commands like sit, stay and lie down, you are challenging their minds and their bodies. Your dog will look to you for cues and respond to praise or treats when given and learn to associate the command with the action.  Once you are past the basics, add new commands from time to time to keep things fresh. Need help with training? Check out our Group Training Classes or consider private lessons or Board & Train options here at Cascade Kennels.

If your dog is high energy, they might find more training interesting, channeling their energy in a way that is fun for them. This next level of training is often referred to as Dog Sports.  Dog sports are physically and mentally challenging and excellent ways to achieve overall fitness. Some examples of Dog Sports are: Agility, Dock Jumping, Disc Catching, Hunting, Tracking, Herding and Nosework/Scent. There are opportunities for your dog to compete in most dog sports. Competing can be fun and rewarding for both the dog and the owner.

Intelligence Training –

Another way to work on their fitness is to challenge your dog’s critical thinking skills. By using puzzle toys, the dog gets rewarded for figuring out how to get to the treat. There are toys that have sliding doors and flaps to conceal the treats and balls that you put the treats inside of and the dog rolls it around to get the treats to fall out. Even the old game of “which cup is it under” can be a very engaging nosework challenge that keeps the brain active.

Exercise –

How much exercise do dogs need? Experts recommend 30-60 minutes of activity a day for dogs, which is also happens to be the amount recommended for humans. You and your dog can be work out buddies! Seriously though, make a commitment to keep your dog active with daily walks and you can stay active at the same time.

High energy dogs will need a more heart pumping workout. Activities like trail running, fetch, running up stairs, and obstacle courses should fit the bill.  Activities that increase core strength and stamina are great for physical fitness.

Quality Diet –

Good food is a foundational element for achieving and maintaining fitness. Make sure your dog has the nutrients it needs to stay active by feeding the best food that you can afford to. Remember, their food provides them with energy to be active and nutrition to rest and recover so they can do it all again tomorrow.

Take Them On Adventures –

Since part of fitness is “overall well being”, think about taking your dog with you for car rides, into dog-friendly stores and restaurants. They will experience so many new smells, pats from strange people and enjoy the time spent with you too.

With these tips to help your dog stay fit and live their best life, you’ll probably see benefits as well!

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