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11 Whippet Facts - Redhound For Dogs
Whippets are the greatest of companions – they are speedy and super lazy. They form strong bonds with their owners and flourish with human contact. Here are 11 facts about these elegant and gentle dogs.
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Losing One Whippet & Getting Another
Whippets are at the centre of everything we do at Redhound. In the last 12 years we have made many friends through our love of whippets. We have a close community online sharing the excitement of a new arrival, all the naughty stuff and sometimes sharing sad times too.
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Firework Fears - 6 Tips To Help Your Dog with Niki French
41% of dog owners report that their dog is scared of fireworks so many are dreading the start of Firework Season. If you have a dog that is nervous and scared of loud noises don’t despair, there are lots of things you can do to help.
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5 Expert Tips for Happy & Healthy Hounds - Redhound For Dogs
We all want our dogs to live forever but know the reality, they will share portions of our lives and we want these to be as long as possible and for our dogs to live well as they get older too, free from health issues and pain.
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5 Occasions your whippet will benefit from a T-shirt - Redhound For Dogs
Second only to our fleece jumpers our tee shirts are a popular choice for whippet owners – all made with soft stretch cotton jersey and organic cotton for our Breton Stripe range.
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Fleas, Ticks & Worms - Natural Prevention
Fleas, ticks and worms – routinely ‘controlled’ by chemicals, but is there a natural way to prevent your dog getting them in the first place? There’s no doubt these pests are more prevalent in the summer months but we don’t reach for the chemicals anymore and new veterinary thinking is backing up our natural approach
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Salbutamol Toxicity in Dogs - Redhound For Dogs
Asthma UK estimates that 12 % of the population suffer with asthma – that’s 5.8 million people who regularly take preventers and reactors for the condition – this includes me. As a sufferer I had no idea how dangerous the blue inhaler that is often left lying around or in my handbag, within easy reach of my dogs, could be to them. They can be fatal if chewed and ingested by a dog.
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Training Tips - Puppy 9 - 12 Months
PHEW! You’ve got through to 9 months with your puppy, you’ve got the Recall down to a fine art, got through the chewing phase, nailed the separation and got them socialised with other dogs. Plain sailing from now on you might think, 9 months, it’s almost adult! DON’T be FOOLED!! This is the age bracket where you are likely to experience: Regression in behaviours, fear and confidence issues and stubbornness!
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Sustainability & Redhound For Dogs
A look into the sustainability practices at Redhound For Dogs
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Solving Your Whippet's Wardrobe Woes - The Essentials
With so much choice out there now it can be a daunting task choosing what your whippet needs. I want to help you purchase with intention, items your dog will get the most wear out of, the things you will pull out time and again, getting value for money too. Maybe your puppy is now an adult and you are ready to invest in some clothes that will last. Maybe you want everything you see online but have a budget.
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Training Tips (Part Two): Whippet Puppy 6-9 Months
With so many of you welcoming a new whippet pup into their homes I thought it a good time to have a chat about training. Now, I’m an experienced owner but I’m not a professional trainer, which is why I called upon Gretta from The Pitter Patter of Tiny Paws to help me with this post. She is a behaviour expert who shares my belief that by setting your pup up for success you will have a happier and better relationship in the long run.
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Do Whippets Need Coats? - Redhound For Dogs
Do Whippets NEED coats? My opinion - YES they DO – when the weather requires it, a whippet, a breed with has thin fur and little fat on their bodies, will need a coat or jumper when it is cold.
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Solving Your Whippet's Wardrobe Woes - The Basics
With so much choice out there now it can be a daunting task choosing what you need for your whippet. Maybe your puppy is now an adult and you are ready to invest in some clothes that will last. Maybe you want everything you see online but have a budget. With this in mind, I’ve put together a guide to focus your mind and help you get the Basics that will give you maximum value for money – we will discuss the Essentials, Luxuries and Don’t Tell my Husband purchases at a later date.
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Training Tips (Part One): Puppy 3-6 Months - Redhound For Dogs
With so many of you welcoming a new whippet pup into their homes, I thought it a good time to have a chat about training. Now, I’m an experienced owner but I’m not a professional trainer, which is why I called upon Gretta from The Pitter Patter of Tiny Paws to help me with this post. She is a behaviour expert who shares my belief that by setting your pup up for success you will have a happier and better relationship in the long run.
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New Whippet Owners - 10 Things Your Research Hasn't Told You
You’ve done your research, you’ve found a suitable breeder and you have a date for your pups arrival, but, what has your research NOT told you about this lovable, affectionate, athletic breed? We’ve had two pups in the last 18 years, Bruno our first was a very steep learning curve filled with sleepless nights, toilet training disasters and overwhelm. When George joined up 4 years ago we were so much more knowledgeable and this led to less stress and much more FUN.