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Study Shows Dogs Can Prevent Anxiety In Children

girl with dogParents concerned about the health and wellbeing of their children may want to get a puppy, as new research has revealed that youngsters who live at home with a dog have lower levels of anxiety.

Carried out by the Bassett Medical Center in New York, the study found that 12 per cent of children aged between six and seven who had a pet dog tested positive for clinical anxiety, compared to 21 per cent of those who did not have a pup at home, NBC News reports.

Lead author of the study Dr Anne Gadomski told the news source that there can be an incredibly strong bond between kids and their pets – and sometimes a child’s first word is actually the name of their pet.

“From a mental health standpoint, children aged seven to eight often ranked pets higher than humans as providers of comfort and self-esteem and as confidants… Because dogs follow human communicative cues, they may be particularly effective agents for children’s emotional development,” the researchers concluded in their report.

If you do decide to get a puppy, for whatever reason, you need to do your research into your preferred breed to find out how best to take care of them, from feeding to grooming. Get in touch with us here at Shampooch, your friendly Norfolk mobile dog groomer, to find out how we can help keep your pup in peak physical condition throughout the course of their lives.

We’re very professional, experienced and absolutely love dogs of all shapes and sizes!

Look After Your Dogs This Firework Season

Firework tips from mobile dog groomer NorfolkThe next couple of weeks can be quite traumatic for pets, with all the fireworks going off for Halloween and Bonfire Night, so it might be nice to take your pooch to the best mobile dog groomer Norfolk has to offer for a bit of pampering to help them stay nice and calm this season.

According to a new survey from Dogs Trust and Cats Protection, 65 per cent of pets are affected by fireworks, with 66 per cent of dogs showing signs of fear at this time of year. Advice from the charity to help animals cope over the next month or so include visiting the vet in advance if your pet has had trouble with fireworks in the past so you can try out any medication.

Take your dog for a nice long walk before the fireworks start and try to settle them down before they begin being set off, as this will help them to cope with the loud noises. Never punish them for reacting to the bangs and don’t leave them in the house by themselves. Make sure you stay quiet and calm yourself as this could do a lot to reassure your dog.

“Often owners will try and drag their dogs out for enforced cuddles and affection; this should be avoided as it will only confuse your pet but  it is important you are on hand to try and make your four-legged friend as comfortable as possible,” head of canine behaviour and training at Dogs Trust Lynn Barber remarked.

Further advice from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home includes pulling your curtains closed to reduce the chance of flashes and turning the TV on to help protect them against sudden noises.

What To Do With A Dalmatian

Mobile dog groomers NorfolkEveryone loves a Dalmatian, don’t they? How could they not, with all those fantastic spots? They’re such a distinctive breed in terms of looks, but this characteristic is certainly carried over with regards to their temperament – something the best mobile dog groomer Norfolk has available will surely know, so don’t worry when you take your pup off for a spot of pampering. They’ll know how to manage them!

Dalmatians can be much harder to train than other dogs out there, but don’t give up. You need to make sure you begin obedience training as soon as you get your new puppy home or you’ll find it much more difficult later on. Make sure that you always reward good behaviour so your dog knows the difference between right and wrong.

And make sure that you invest in a lot of bones and chew toys. Dalmatians have been known to destroy a few items in their time, so fill your house with as many things as you can that your pet is actually allowed to make a mess of – then everyone’s happy!

When it comes to grooming, these dogs are relatively easy to look after because they’ve got a smooth coat that makes it hard for dirt to stick to it. However, brushing is particularly important because they lose a lot of fur throughout the year, so take your dog for regular grooming sessions and brush his entire coat well at least once a week – two if you find you’ve got the time. This will help your pooch look at his absolute best all the time. For more information about the breed, visit the British Dalmatian Club website.

How To Care For A Husky

mobile dog groomers norfoilkHuskies truly are absolutely beautiful dogs so it’s no surprise to us that an increasing number of people are taking them home as pets and making use of the best mobile dog groomer Norfolk has, a trend that is apparently being driven by TV shows like Game of Thrones which feature these animals prominently.

However, you need to make sure that you know how to look after these pups, as there has been a reported 700 per cent jump in the number of such dogs being abandoned by their owners because they can’t manage them properly, according to the Daily Mail.

“These dogs are beautiful creatures and can make wonderful companions, but they need owners who understand the demands of this breed and are in a position to offer a lifetime commitment,” head of training and behaviour at animal charity Dogs Trust Lynn Barber remarked.

If you do decide this is the right breed for you, make sure you take your pet for regular brushings as their coat is long and thick, and needs proper looking after. A large bristle brush or wide-toothed comb are both particularly effective. Daily exercise is also a requirement as they are particularly active and need to stretch their legs a lot.

Also remember that huskies are pack animals and they may be quite territorial when it comes to other animals in the house, particularly where food is concerned. Make sure you introduce your new dog to any cats or other pooches you have at home, and it might be a good idea to make sure your animals are supervised when they’re together.

Panda Dogs ‘New Grooming Trend’

If you’re thinking of taking your favourite furry friend to the best dog groomers Norfolk has to offer to give it a bit of a pampering session, you might be interested to hear about the latest grooming trend currently sweeping China – panda dogs!

Pet shops in the city are rapidly selling out of chows that have had their hair snipped and then coloured so that they look like miniature pandas – and people just can’t seem to get enough of these cute little critters.

According to the Metro, animal store owner Hsin Ch’en noted that he is having a hard time meeting demand and, where once breeds like Labradors and French bulldogs were the top canine of choice, now it’s all about panda dogs and nothing else.

“With a bit of careful grooming and colouring it is easy to turn a chow into a panda dog in about two hours,” Mr Ch’en remarked. “Then the look will stay with the dog for around six weeks and the owners bring them back for some touching up.”

Of course, the look won’t work on all types of dog but that shouldn’t mean that your pooch has to forgo its own pampering session. Why not see what treatments you think your dog would benefit from? You could take him for a heated hydro bath, some shampooing or just a flea treatment… but what better way to really show your appreciation for man’s best friend? Dogs do so much for their owners, so why not give a little back today?