DogFest 2016 with Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick hosting!! Not To Be Missed!!

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DogFest 2016 can be attended this year at :

Arley Hall, Cheshire – 18-19 June | Windsor Great Park, Berkshire – 25-26 June

DogFest celebrates everything that is special and life changing about owning a dog. Hosted by Channel 4’s Supervet, Noel Fitzpatrick, DogFest is an outdoor festival where dogs are welcomed with open arms and includes The Great Dog Walk, Supervet Live and have-a-go sessions for dogs including dock diving! Plus,talks and demonstrations on all aspects of a dog’s life, grooming sessions and a chance to enjoy food, drink and plenty of shopping!

All dogs welcome... not just for corgis

Here is a list of the Top things you can enjoy at DogFest this year!

The Great Dog Walk: Twice a day, Noel will also start The Vets4Pets Great Dog Walk – the perfect opportunity for your dog to have a sniff around the beautiful grounds of Arley Hall and Windsor Great Park.

See Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick on the Main Stage : This brilliant live show will give a unique insight into a day in the life of the Supervet himself, and you’ll also be able to bark your questions loud and clear in the Q&A. Not to be missed!

Become Top Dog: It’s all about fun competitions in the all-new Top Dog Ring, with prizes for everything from LoveliestLady to Dog with the Waggiest Tail! Sign your dog up for a chance to come out on top and take a rosette home – they’ll be the pride of the park!

Shop ‘Til You Drop: There’s now over twice as many stands and stalls this year for you to peruse and buy from, so make sure you plan in some time to upgrade to a new toy, get ahead of the trends with stylish new jacket or a delicious snack for the ride home. Owners take note – you’ll be spoilt for choice if you’re looking to treat your four legged friend.

Dive In and Have a Go!: From Dog Diving to Flyball and new activities including Lure Racing and Hay Bale Racing, there is plenty to bark about! Take your pup over to the Have-A-Go Agility Ring where you’ll find an obstacle course fully equipped with jumps, tunnels, hurdles and frames – no need to book for these activities, just turn up!

These are just a few highlights and the tip of the iceberg of the amount of activities and enjoyment to be had over the weekend at both venues.

Above all else, its mega family and DOG friendly so you can all find things to do and enjoy!

For more info on each event (and venue) and to buy tickets click here!

I look forward to seeing you there!! (Windsor for LJ and I!) :)

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Discover Dogs 2014 back at Earl’s Court One 8th-9th Nov!

The event provides a fantastic opportunity for visitors to meet, greet and discover over 200 different breeds of dog, and learn all about the distinctive personalities, traits and looks of each breed, and how to buy the perfect canine partner.

There are LOADS of things to buy and like minded people to meet!

Buy Tickets
http://www.discoverdogs.org.uk/ticket-office

What’s On
http://www.discoverdogs.org.uk/whats-on

Discover over 200 breeds of dog                         http://www.discoverdogs.org.uk/breedsofdog

Responsible dog ownership
http://www.discoverdogs.org.uk/buyingadog

Sponsored by Eukanuba and Metro Bank, Discover Dogs welcomes over 34,000 visitors and 3,000
dogs over the two days of the show.
8-9 November 2014, Earls Court 1, London. Under 12s go free!
Opening times: 10.00 – 17.00 each day.

Please Note: Only dogs invited by The Kennel Club or Trained Assistance Dogs are allowed into the event. Please do NOT bring your own dogs!!

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A weekend of fun filled Doggy shows!

This weekend (11th & 12th May 2013) is set to be perfect for all you doggy and animal lovers!

First up the London Pet Show returns to Earls Court Two with plenty of stalls and demos to keep you and the kids busy for the day. Open from 9.30-5pm each day (Sat & Sun) and tickets at £14 for adults, over 5’s £9.50 (under 5’s are FREE!) and Family (2 adults & 2 kids) tickets at £44 it’s pretty good value as there is so much to see and do.

PLEASE NOTE: Visitor’s dogs are NOT permitted into this show.

For more info check the website: http://www.londonpetshow.co.uk/page.cfm/link=1

The next show on this weekend is All About Dogs. A great dog show held for dog lovers by dog lovers!

It is held in Brentwood, Essex this weekend as part of the Robin Hood Country & Game Show. The All About Dogs Zone is definitely worth a look in as there are lots of stalls and dog display shows plus competitions for your own doggy to enter to win a prize or two! As you may have gathered, visitor’s dogs ARE allowed at the event!! :)

To gain entry into the ENTIRE show (All About Dogs is just a part of the event) tickets are available here: http://www.allaboutdogsshow.co.uk/

Brentwood - Robin Hood Game & Country Show Ticket Prices:

Tickets Gate Price Online Price
Adults £10.00 £7.50
Concessions £8.00 £7.00
Children (5 -16) £5.00 £2.00
Children (under 5) FREE FREE
Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 3 Children) £25.00 NA

 

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CRUFTS 2013 IS HERE!!!

 

The biggest celebration of dogs is back in Birmingham at the NEC and this year, to celebrate 20 years of their sponsorship, there is a fun new Facebook app run by Samsung where you can “adopt” a dog and help care for it and in turn you help raise money for the Blue Cross Animal Hospital.

Why not have a look and give it a go?!?

 

 

Get Involved!!!

Choose your very own virtual homeless dog and interact with it to make sure your dog has everything it needs to be happy and healthy – from taking it for a walk to buying it a new ball. For every virtual dog “adopted”, for every ‘Like’ donated, Samsung will make a contribution towards a vital health check for a Blue Cross rescue dog.

All dogs that come to Blue Cross are given a full MOT before being found a happy new home. Part of this is a health check by a vet who will look at the condition of a dog’s coat, skin and teeth, check weight, measure heart rate and breathing, and check the dog’s hearing and sight.

– so come and play and help a rescue dog today!

Just log in to Facebook and help raise money for the Samsung and Blue Cross rescue dogs here: http://www.facebook.com/Crufts/app_445949332145717

For advanced tickets to the show you can purchase them for a reduced rate via the website at: http://www.crufts.org.uk/ticket-office

If you just want an excellent shopping experience and to meet some very friendly and knowledgeable dog loving folk then it’s worth the trip alone! Unfortunately, unless your dog has been entered into any of the competitions then you cannot bring dogs along.

I will hopefully see you there!

Please go to my Fabecook page for details on how you can WIN a pair of tickets to go on a day of your choice!! http://www.facebook.com/FunOnAllPawsDogWalking

 

 

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NEW ASSISTANT WANTED! (Dog Walker NW10)

I’m currently on the look out for a new recruit to assist me on my dog walks.

Are you free during the week days between 10-3pm for an hour or two? Do you LOVE dogs and enjoy walking with them come rain or shine? Want to be part of a small local business looking to grow?

Learn to Talk to the Animals!

This new role will start on a very casual basis, around 3-5 hours per week as and when I need the extra help. I hope, that with an extra pair of caring and responsible hands, I can slowly begin to expand my little business so that more lovely dogs can join in the daily walking fun! I will also require cover for days when I am unable to carry out the walks myself.

If you are 25 or over, have a clean driver’s licence (or even your own car that you’re happy to transport dogs safely in) you need to be physically fit and have a genuine love and passion for dogs. have good experience handling dogs and are able to assist me on a casual basis in NW10 Kensal Green area during weekdays then please get in touch.

I will need 2 references and a basic CRB check as the successful applicant will be responsible for handling customer’s house keys as well as their beloved dogs. The successful applicant will already have at least 2 years hands on experience with dogs, be polite, patent and, once fully trained, may have their hours increased as they contribute to my growing company. Training will be provided.

To apply please send me your CV and cover letter to info@funonallpaws.co.uk There is no deadline as I want to find the right person to represent my company well so I will take my time to find them! :) Good Luck and I look forward to meeting you!

 

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Discover Dogs 2012 the biggest dog show in London!

It’s that time of year again when the BEST dog show in London opens it’s doors to all dog lovers and budding pet owners alike to show off some 200 different breeds of dog and offers the chance for some great deals on pet related products, lots of shopping and expert advice on owning a dog if you are thinking about adding one to your family. It is the perfect opportunity to find out about the pros and cons of dog ownership, each different breed and which type of dog would be best suited to your lifestyle.

There will be plenty of shows and events throughout both days to demonstrate how intelligent, agile, friendly and beautiful our canine companions can be!

Scrufts is a Crossbreed only competition where the mutts battle it out in heats to win the overall Scrufts title at Crufts 2013!

Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme is aimed to promote responsible dog ownership and is the biggest training scheme in the UK. This brings you a chance to witness some of the lovely breeds under the scheme in action and ask any burning questions you may have.

It’s a really great day for the whole family to enjoy based in west London at Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre on 10th & 11th November. Further details can be found here: http://www.discoverdogs.org.uk/

To celebrate this amazing show and our wonderful doggies I am offering my faithful followers and customers a chance to win 2 tickets to attend on either the Sat or Sun! (the choice will be up to the winner) All the runners up will be given an exclusive code to get a 10% discount on tickets when purchased in advance via the website.

In order to be in with a chance of winning, simply head over to my Facebook Page and add a caption to the picture! (make sure you Like the page too for valid entries)

Competition will end at midnight on 31st October and winner will be picked. Only one entry per person. Only people who have Liked my Facebook page will be considered.

To enter simply follow this link: http://www.facebook.com/FunOnAllPawsDogWalking GOOD LUCK!! :)

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Delightfully Designed Doggy Din Dins!

I have been trying to combat LJ’s bad breath for the last 6 months… He was a little dog storing some seriously BAD breath! I feed him a healthy, nutrious mix of Burns Mini Bites which does not include any additives or maize which is often use to bulk out dry food. He also has a spoonful of wet food in the form of Nature Diet fresh meat and vegetable mix to add extra taste and keep things interesting. All these come at a reasonable price if bought in bulk. I am happy to pay at a premium for a good, fresh, honest dog food that is tasty, good for his gut and made ethically within the UK.

All this did start to combat the bad aromas which had been emitting from both ends of his little body since he was a pup but, after the farts stopped, the bad breath still hadn’t been toned down to a level I was happy with. I started researching other natural supplements or treats, chews etc that might help when I came across DinDins!

A small, friendly innovative company which focuses on putting back all the essential nautral elements found in raw foods which some processed foods are missing. We all often opt for a more processed diet as it offers convenience and, a lot of the time, it keeps longer and stores better then raw ingredients.  A lot of common ailments found in our pets these days are often due to the lack these important elements in their food which need to be restored and returned into their diets.

By simply adding a spoonful of DinDins Wickedly Raw Supplement into LJ’s food once a day was enough for a huge result after just 4 weeks! I highly recommend it to anybody who has a dog or cat who suffers from any of these: infections, rashes, baldness, itching, food intolerances, skin conditions, pigmentation, and helps glossy coats. Good for puppies, pregnancy, immunity, vitality, blood sugars, joints, pancreatic insufficiency, maintenance of kidney issues and cystitis, runny stools, constipation, IBS/IBDS, intestinal problems, and weight maintenance.

Read more about this particular product here: http://shop.dindins.co.uk/products/wickedly-raw-superfoods-for-dogs

If you wish to find out more before trying it out then Alison or Kerry would be more then happy to help you further and talk you though any questions you may have.

There are a lot of products out there designed to cover the smell with instant remedies such as spray or mints to chew but to properly fight the problem for good you need to work out why your pet has the problem and where to tackle it, not to just mask over it. DinDins aim is to help you maintain a healthy pet from the inside which will always show on the outside in appearance, vitality and personality!

 

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London Pet Show 12-13 May 2012

ALL ABOARD FOR LONDON PET SHOW 2012

The London Pet Show, the UK’s largest event showcasing a range of pets, will open its doors to a wonderful world of creatures great and small on 12 – 13 May at Earls Court Two, London.

Come along for a fun filled pet bonanza with hundreds of animals to meet from the cute and cuddly to the weird and wonderful.

Watch amazing animal action displays including rabbit show jumping, duck herding border collies, miniature ponies and celebrity doggy dancing with recent finalists from hit ITV show Britain’s Got Talent. Plus Crocodile Joe’s Wild World and Animal Man, Nick Spellman!

Four exciting zones to discover – dogs, cats, small furries and animals featuring aquatics and exotics.

New larger venue for 2012 to accommodate more animals, bigger displays and better viewing.

An opportunity to get up close with micro pigs, pygmy hedgehogs, tortoises, meerkats, armadillos and birds of prey, plus lots more unusual animals.

Listen in to entertaining and informative talks and demonstrations by TV vets and other animal experts, including Joe Inglis and Matt Brash, to answer any animal related question you have.

Lots of goodies and gadgets to buy for you and your furry friend.

Everyone who loves animals should look no further for a fun filled and informative spring day out, and head to the London Pet Show, sponsored by Vanish.

A special discount code is available for my lucky customers and blog readers!

There’s a fantastic 15% discount off the standard ticket prices too if you quote PETPROMO when booking.  Tickets must be booked in advance either on the website www.londonpetshow.co.uk or by phone on 0844 873 7332. The price includes a show guide and a goody bag.

I hope I see you there!! :)

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New Dog Owner Community Launches Online with Charity Drive

A brand new website has launched in the UK, aimed at dog owners looking to save money on essential purchases such as dog food, treats, beds, leads and much more; with an innovative comparison function that enables visitors to not only find the best price, but also donate to charity just by buying items through the site.

My Dog World

www.mydogworld.co.uk has launched in the UK with an aim to become the one stop shop for dog owners; providing a price comparison function which allows users to both save money and donate a percentage of their purchase to charity, purely by using the website.

 

Visitors to the website can view and compare prices across hundreds of dog-related products such as dog food, crates, leads, find discount codes and special offers and also, by simply using the price comparison function and purchasing through the site, a percentage of the user’s order value is donated by My Dog World to various dog related charities and organisations.

 

Working in such a way, these donations cost the customer no more extra cash than they would have spent on their items anyway, as it is My Dog World that releases the money to the chosen charities. In terms of targets for how much My Dog World is aiming to raise for its partner charities, the site hopes to achieve enough sales to give £250,000 in 2012.

 

With more than 8 million dog owners in the UK, the site owners see that just a small percentage of these would be required to get behind the idea for them to achieve the target donation. The price comparison function on the site can often bring up the same item with a £10 difference in cost from different retailers, so the customer always benefits.

 

As well as helping users save money and enabling them to easily donate money to charity, My Dog World provides users with information on re-homing and rescue dogs and details on dog training, behaviour and much more; thanks to a partnership with leading dog trainer and behaviourist expert Gwen Bailey.

 

The site will educate dog owners further, providing them with all the products, information and advice they could need to give their dog a happy home. Users can also upload images of their pet dogs and share stories of their pets with other users.

 

Stuart Reed, founder of mydogworld.co.uk, spoke about the charity donation aspect of the website; “It has recently been brought to my attention that around 20 dogs are put to sleep in the UK every day, often through no fault of their own and simply because animal shelters have not been successful in re-homing them. This saddens me no end and I know many people are giving up their pets because they can no longer afford to keep them. Team this with the fact charity donations from the general public are declining and there is a real problem.

“We wanted to think of a way that we could give money to dog related charities and dog related good causes without having to ask site visitors for more money than they would spend on the purchase of their items. We therefore decided we would give a percentage of each purchase to charity, because then everyone wins. The charities benefit and customers can feel good about buying through My Dog World, because they know they are getting the best price for goods and making a difference to dog welfare.”

 

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Dog’s Got Talent… The Crufts Factor!!

Calling all Clever Canines, Perfect Pooches, Hilarious Hounds and Dancing Dogs!

Does your dog have what it takes for the Crufts Factor??

“The Crufts Factor: Celebrating Ordinary Dogs with Extraordinary Talents!”

The good people at The Kennel Club are searching high and low for any ‘mazing mutts with a talent to put a smile on their faces, that stands out from the pack and demonstrates a trained or natural skill which your dog enjoys showing off for all who will watch to see! Being your local dogwalker in NW10, NW2, NW6 and beyond I know there are a healthy number of talented and amusing doggies in the area who are potential winners!!

All you need to do is grab your camera phone, capture a short video clip of your dog performing it’s unique talent, upload and send it in via this entry form but remember! Closing time for entries is 5pm (17:00) on Friday 1t March. The four finalists will be selected from the top 20 videos uploaded by The Kennel Club to Youtube by how many Likes they receive as votes!

Once selected, the finalists must be prepared to travel up to Birmingham NEC for the Grand Final to be held on Saturday 10th March at 4pm (16:00) on the World’s Most Famous Dog stage where the judges will select their winner!

So get filming! it can be anything which is special and unique from a party trick, sporty spaniels to all singing all dancing dogs! Cuties are also welcome.. heart melters are always in with a chance! :) Roll Up Roll Up! Get Kensal Green, Kensal Rise, Willesden Green and Queen’s Park on the map for our talented tail-waggers!!

This is not exclusive of my local dogwalking patch! If you’re from further afield and fancy your dog’s chances then climb aboard! The more the merrier! I’ll look forward to seeing the finalists on the day! GOOD LUCK WOOFERS!

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