These sheep won't send you to sleep!
CSJ sponsored the exciting Sheepdog Challenge Trial at Surrey County Show on the 29th of May and you can now sit back and enjoy the highlights at https://youtu.be/Kk8DZLlNsvE The 20 minute narrated video shows 4 of England’s top handlers: Jed Watson, Ricky Hutchinson. Dick Roper and James Howard battling with tough sheep through read more
Kizzy Calms Down and passes KC Bronze test
CSJ receive testimonials every day from delighted customers but the message from Donna Waring about her stressed and barking puppy Kizzy stood out as dog training classes had refused to help because Donna is totally blind. Other dogs barking at Kizzy had caused her to retaliate and bark back, which then escalated into a fear of small dogs and read more
No Ake! tincture - hits pain where it hurts!
No Ake! tincture - the potent herbal tincture for dogs getting over injury or experiencing acute joint stiffness - has succeeded in relieving pain without the need for expensive medicines or resorting to steroids. CSJ say, “It is a highly potent herb extract that is aimed at the nutritional maintenance of the dog's read more
How to keep pets cool on hot days
You may think that looking after your pets in hot weather comes down to common sense, but... ...it never hurts to go back over the basics. So here's a brief guide to keeping dogs, cats and other common pets cool this summer. Dogs Dogs aren't much good at keeping themselves cool, so you'll need to help them. Here's read more
British Flyball Association (BFA) What is Flyball? Flyball (International Flyball Racing) is a team "knockout" relay race with 4 dogs and their handlers. A team is permitted to have 6 dogs and handlers (so they have reserve dogs.) The object of the race is for each dog to jump over 4 hurdles, trigger the Flyball box to get the read more
Travelling with your pet? Taking your pets abroad?
If you are preparing to travel abroad with your pet the Animal Welfare Foundation has created a simple guide to help you keep your pet safe. Their 'Taking Your Pets Abroad’ leaflet includes: A pre-travel checklist Advice on how to prevent common diseases transmitted by insects and ticks A guide to the Pet Travel read more
New packs and 2 new herbs from CSJ
CSJ's highly acclaimed herbal supplements range, including the ever popular Billy No Mates which repels fleas, lice and ticks naturally, now comes in handy high visibility foil-fresh packs. CSJ have also added 2 exciting new product lines....Skinny Herbs and Thistle Work! The herbs used in Skinny Herbs have traditionally been read more
Dogs 'mimic movements of owners'
By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News Dogs "automatically imitate" the body movements of their owners, according to a study. This automatic imitation is a crucial part of social learning in humans. But Austrian researchers report that the phenomenon - where the sight of another's body movement causes the observer to read more
Vanmore Great Danes smash 17 year old breed record!
CSJ were delighted to hear that Ch Vanmore Stop and Stare at Castleon had swept the board and gained his 37th CC over the weekend of 5th and 6th August smashing the previous breed record which had held for 17 years. Parkers tally reached the magic 37 at the Great Dane Breeders & Owners Association and The Great Dane Club read more
DOGS FOR LIFE: a people issue
Probably more than any other issue in the natural environment, the UK’s 6 million dogs can provoke passionate feelings and intense debate by all those touched by their presence. A lack of understanding or sensitivity by even a small number of dog owners can seem like a big issue at a local level; in wider society this has traditionally led read more
Enjoy the North Wales Sheepdog trials with CSJ
CSJ’s cameraman was on the spot to capture films of the individual handlers’ entire runs at the North Wales Singles Championship 2017 Double Gather. Finalist Gethin Jones with Maddie has had a busy few months including being a contestant in CSJ’s ‘A Way With Dogs’ film series (his run can be seen at read more
Shar-pei wrinkles explained by dog geneticists
Just how did the Shar-pei get its famous wrinkled appearance? Scientists who have analysed the genetics of 10 pedigree dog breeds believe they now have the answer. Their research identifies 155 distinct locations in the animals' genetic code that could play a role in giving breeds their distinctive appearances. In the Shar-pei, the team found read more
Children 'more active' in homes with dogs
By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent A study of children in 78 inner-city primary schools in England found children in homes with dogs were more active than those without. Researchers from St George's, University of London, were carrying out a study on child heart health. They found that children in read more
HOLIDAYS WITH YOUR DOG!
When planning to take your dog on holiday please remember to mention to the holiday accommodation proprietor that you will be bringing them with you. If you have more than one dog, or if they are of a particularly large breed, then do remember to mention this at the time of booking. Consider what to do with your dog whilst visiting read more
Variety of dogs' coats explained
By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News Wiry, smooth, curly or straight - the genetic reason for the array of coats of different dog breeds is surprisingly simple, say scientists. Just three genes account for the coat types that make canine pets so diverse. A team of researchers reports in the journal Science that different read more
Pet dogs can 'catch' human yawns
By Jennifer Carpenter Science reporter, BBC News Yawning is known to be contagious in humans but now scientists have shown that pet dogs can catch a yawn, too. The copying activity suggests that canines are capable of empathising with people, say the researchers who recorded dogs' behaviour in lab tests. Until now, only humans and their read more
IF YOU WANT TO LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFE GET A DOG!
It will come as no surprise to the vast majority of dog owners that having a dog in your life is good for you. And now, it seems, that it is official! Dog owners already know that having a dog around is just great but now research shows that “dog owners tend to have lower blood pressure and cholesterol” Information from read more
HEARING DOGS for Deaf People
The idea of training hearing dogs to assist deaf people was first introduced to the UK in 1982 after Lady Beatrice Wright and vet Bruce Fogle saw a similar scheme in America. The first dog selected for training, 'Favour', a tan and white crossbred dog, was selected from a rescue centre and Hearing Dogs was launched at Crufts that year. read more
Please BE A RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER!
It's true that one of the biggest hurdles to businesses welcoming dogs is the behaviour of a minority of dog owners. So, whilst we are sure that users of the Dog Friendly Britain site are already responsible owners, we are including a few friendly tips to help ensure that dog-friendly venues continue to be so and perhaps encourage other, less read more