Toby & Ted’s Big Adventure for Boden

As part of PetLondon Models continual work with British Fashion house Boden, we were tasked with supplying two classic breeds that originated from north of the Border. The two breeds selected for this specifically for the rural aesthetic of the shoot. The two breeds chosen are much deliberation were the West Highland Terrier and the Scottish Terrier.

Toby the Scottish Terrier and Ted, the West Highland Terrier were chosen for this hardy outdoors photoshoot. Two terriers teamed up together as part of Boden’s Autumn  & Winter ’17 campaign.

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Boden is a British clothing retailer selling primarily online, by mail order and catalogue. Founded by Johnnie Boden in 1991 as a mail order business, the company has grown to selling across the globe with websites in UK, US, Germany & Australia. They have recently opened retail stores in Chelsea in W. London and Hangar Lane in N. London. As part of their 2015 plan, they have recently partnered with beloved high street brand John Lewis. As of present they are stocked in five John Lewis stores, including Oxford Street, with more openings planned for 2018.

The shoot took place on green expansive moorlands of Eastnor Castle estate. The  Situated just outside Ledbury, Hertfordshire. The impressive looking building was built to mimic the style of 14th century Welsh border castles and today holds host to Land Rover Experience, annual fireworks championship and much more throughout the year.

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On this morning, however PetLondon Models were to take over. Both had a early breakfast to get to the 9am start time, but both were excited for the opportunity to perform. Once legs had been stretched and sniffed out the situation both models took new surroundings superbly.

 

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Toby enjoying sitting in the front seat for once

 

After some initial tail wagging and getting to know each other, the models became the best of friends. The two breeds, similar in size, age and temperament loved to chill out during the downtime and even enjoyed the same chicken treats. 

The photoshoot was an incredible success for all involved. The humans were sad to see the two superstars leave at the end of the day.

A super day out for the two models in a breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. We are always looking for new modelling talent! If you think your pet has what it takes email: office@petlondon.com or call 02075807580.  

 

 

Definitive Insider Industry Guide To Making Your Pet Instafamous

PetLondon Models, since its foundation over 10 years ago has propelled more pets to stardom than any other animal agency in the UK. In response with the explosively rapid growth over the last couple of years for marketers and brands across all sectors wanting to use fido or feline social media superstars, we created our exclusive Instafamous Pets Division.

This is the definitive industry insider guide on how to make your pet both Instagram famous with thousands of followers but how this can translate into being a successful animal model. This guide includes in-depth and essential considerations gleamed both from our extensive professional experience, as well as top tips from social media superstars themselves.

  1. Make it fun for everyone involved

Set out on this journey with the key intention of having fun, first and foremost. The best social media stars start with the owners wanting to create, strengthen their bonds with their pet and to share special memories.

This must be translated into the whole experience where you must reward regularly your budding Instagram star for their hard work with lots of attention. Whether it be a treat, a new toy or jacket, or just some good old fashioned playtime; let them be who they are and express themselves!

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  1. Find your Thing

Take a note from the huge social media stars, sharing a story through their passions and interests is key to starting out. No matter what your interest, find a way in experiencing your passions together.

Insta-famous dogs have been seen doing everything from dressing up and making music videos, reviewing amazing dog friendly restaurants in your city, posing in front of amazing visits and places or helping you to beat your best 5Km  time on a Saturday morning.

  1. Post, Post & Post some More

No one will follow a profile with only eight photos, with a couple of them in low lighting. Save up a collection of pics taken over a couple of months. We use Iphone’s Portrait mode to snap some good quality photos, but maybe invest in a SLR camera if you plan to snap in some challenging environments!

Like anything in life, consistency and persistence is key. Planning some shots and sticking to a schedule, you will quickly reap the rewards. Link your account with Instagram’s analytic programmes to see insights on timings and audiences. Remember where in the world you audience might be and post accordingly.

Mix it up! Instagram not only has the capacity to post single or multiple photos, but also there are videos, looping boomerangs, stories, and live recordings. Differentiating posts and keeping it fresh is bound to excite and attract new followers. Give your captions a tone and a voice, some of the best use very innovative methods of communication mimicking perfectly how they think their pet will sound.

Don’t forget to use hashtags, have a look at what similar profiles are posting. Videos always gain more intentions than photos as well. An insider tip is to use  a mixture of specific and generic hashtags in a process known as laddering.

  1. Become a PR Networking Professional

Akin to your professional and personal life, it’s vital to your pet’s budding social media journey is to get out there and to attract people’s attention… both digitally and in real life.

From heading to dog meetups in your local area, attending social media conferences and contacting on twitter key industry and influencer professionals, there are a multitude of ways.

For example, PetLondon Models visited both Pupaid in Primrose Hill and Chiswick Dog Show, to market our agency and meet potential stars living in the local neighbourhood. We even had one dog, give us a business card with his social media handles!

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Collaborating with other dog owners with a similar number of followers of your creates an amazing buzz, allowing to post some cool photos and make some friends in the process!

The more you interact online, with all types of people, who knows what successes lie ahead will be in the long run. We have recruited models from Instagram ourselves(@petlondonmodels).

  1. Training and becoming a Instafamous Model

A strong sit and stay command in extremely stimulating and challenging environments. It make this fame-seeking task easier and more efficient  but you’ve got to teach your pet to actually enjoy posing for the camera. Using toys or treats are always good, but with the right training your pet could perform tens of tricks.

These skills are extremely transferable to being a model and part of our agency.

 We have worked with the biggest names in the business from Disney to The Sunday Times, from Burberry to Virgin Media. Being part of our agency means exclusive access in being shortlisted or booked for biggest advertising, marketing and PR campaigns with globally renowned brands.

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In September 2017, Cineworld asked specifically for Instafamous Pugs for a campaign.

What’s better exposure them being on a national TV advert campaign or seeing your super-star in the pages of a national newspaper? We stress again that do not make your pet do anything they don’t want to do. Patience, peristence and positive reinforcement are the cornerstones to success.

To sign up as a model head to www.petlondonmodels.com and click become a member. You can check out all our work on www.petlondonmodels.com/our-work.

Henry’s Silver Screen Performance

PetLondon was tasked with a very special assignment to find a cute and fluffy dog to perform in a celebrity studded role for Michael Giacchino’s 50th birthday concert that took place at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington on Friday, 20th October. Henry the Poochon was chosen, as a cute and cuddly dog for a skit taken place during the evening’s performance.

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You will have definitely heard of Michael Giacchino’s work, but not in the conventional sense on the radio. You will hear his music filling living rooms and cinemas across the world. He is a world famous and multiple award winning composer of music for TV, film and video games.

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He composed the scores to the television series: Lost, Alias and Fringe, for video games series such as Call of Duty and many films such as: The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible III, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Up, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes & Jurassic World, & Star Wars Rogue One just to name a few.

The multi award-winning composer performed for one night only taking a rare glimpse  at the magic behind the magic with never-before-seen footage from his childhood and early career. During the evening the compositions were placed with film clips.

Henry the Poo-chon, was very excited with the whole event. He got to spend the day in London, sniffing out all the good spots in Kensington. His owner Nicola, was extremely proud and honoured ‘to be part of such a great production with such talented people… at arguably the most stunning and prestigious theatre in the world’.

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He was joined by this friends and colleagues, such as J.J. Abrams, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Gareth Edwards, Andrew Stanton & Colin Trevorrow with Ludwig Wicki of the Cinematic Sinfonia sharing the conducting and the English Chamber Choir perform the eclectic program.

Henry had his own dressing room and enjoyed playing fetch in the dressing room until rehearsal time. Henry was treated just like all of the other stars that have walked the boards of the historic venue. How many people, yet alone a puppy can say that they’ve had that!

 

 

As part of a short comedy sketch in the show, Gonzo (from the Muppet’s fame), J.J. Abrams & Pete Docter conducted a short skit with Henry. Pete was pulling on a rope that was supposed to be attached to a big heavy cow behind the curtain. He then climbed the down the stairs at the side of the stage to get the animal to ‘Moo-ve’ and out came Henry instead. The crowd went wild for Henry with ‘ooohs’ and ‘awww’ from the audience.

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Henry was adored by all, with everyone commenting on how well he behaved. Nicola said ‘It was an amazing experience from start to finish. I’m a very proud dog mum! Pawliwood here we come.’

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Henry here with new best friend J.J. Abrams. Well Done our superstar! Let us know how it is being a celebrity!

 

The Fluffiest Café in the World

The Guinness Book of Records is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. For the launch of Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals Book, celebrating the world’s most fur-nomenal creatures and pets, PetLondon Models was involved with finding the fluffiest contenders for a fantastically fun furry pop up event and café called Amazing Animals: Fluffytorium. 

According to Guinness World Records, they did some research and found that only a third of pet owners in Britain would consider having a long-haired pet – put off by moulted hair. To counter this, the Fluffytorium set out to celebrate all things fluffy! PetLondon Models was tasked to find their fluffiest of feline and canine models.

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Taking place over several days, the Fluffytorium’s concept was to bring people together during half-term to cuddle and play with some of our fluffiest models in a spectacular fur-filled wonderland. Many people in the capital live in small apartments or rented accommodation where large fluffy animals are not a viable option. This pop up café gave people the opportunity to experience crazy amounts of fluffy.

The Fluffytorium took place at #2, Soho Square, London. The venue was magically transformed into a fantastically fluffy space with fur covering every single inch of the floors, walls and ceiling. The outside featured fur lined columns and grates, a green fluffy lawn with a human sized furry dog house place outside for passers by.

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Poodle Milan posing in The DogHouse

Groups of lucky people were able to book tickets to spend an hour in the Fluffytorium sipping freshly made milkshakes and petting the animal models.

The first day was a feline filled affair with a family of seven spectacular Maine Coons. These cats are well known for their long fluffy coats, bred to withstand the cold temperatures on the farms and ships bound for the Americas. The breed is also known for being incredibly communicative and sociable, the perfect group for the Fluffytorium. The family of seven as you can see from the photos were completely at home.

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They were supported by Hechi & Perla, who became the best of friends, chilling out with each other on the sofa. They had never met before and they thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company.

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Persians Hechi and Perla meeting for the first time

The second day was the day for the dogs to shine. On the day itself, the four legged friends chosen by the client were a range from the teeny tiny to large. From smallest to largest our fluffy balls were: Bella, the Pomeranian, Henry, the Poochon, Milan, the poodle, Zog & Yogi, a pair of Chow Chows.

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Bella & Milan

 

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As you can see all the models took this in their stride, enjoying all the extra attention and treats during the day. The response received by the press was outstanding, receiving coverage in major national newspapers and magazines. The Facebook video alone promoting the Fluffytorium from TimeOut London has to date received over 21,000 likes.

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Sweet Pomeranian Bella

The Fluffytorium was a pop up event for the launch of the Guinness Book of Records: Amazing Animals, which puts the spolight on the world’s craziest creatures, peculiar pets, wacky wildlife and cute critters.

We would like to congratulate the models and their owners. A lot of work went into the behind the scenes for this assignment and we couldn’t have done it without them!

Four Christmas Activities To Enjoy With Your Pet

Whether writing Christmas cards in front of the fire with jingle bells playing in the background, or a family member popping round for a cup of tea and a mince pie; the festive season is always a family and friends filled time of the year. Even with all the merriment, it’s important to remember that they are numerous pets friendly and focused activities to enjoy. Don’t forget they enjoy getting into the seasonal spirit just as much as we do!

 

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Crinkle Stocking 4-Piece Gift Set

Our pets are part of our family, and we want include them in as many of our holiday traditions as possible. In fact, a recent study by PR Newswire found that 96 percent of the people they surveyed would rather spend Christmas with their dogs than with their in-laws. So this guide aims to give you some ideas of how to bond with your pet and make the most of this special time of year.

#1: Christmas Jumper Shopping

Nothing screams ‘CHRISTMAS’ than festive jumpers and seeing people wearing them sure does brightens up everybody’s day. It’s commonplace to see them worn into work, but lest we forget our four legged companions need them too. Believe me, there isn’t anything cuter than your dog in a knitted jumper.

We are proud to announce that PetLondon has the most exhaustive list of pet Christmas jumpers in the UK; with a range to rival that of any high street shop. Most of the jumpers size from XS to XXL, and we have something for everyone. Pet’s need to keep warm too!

This years’ highlights include: a cute snowdog and snowman scenescape sweater, a santa claus red cable knit jumper or a LED light-up extravaganza.

 

 

The stylist apparel is sure to delight visiting family and friends, why not use your beloved dressed up pooch as the mascot for some Christmas carolling. Whether it be a dancing penguin jumper, or a holiday themed costume is bound to add extra sparkle and cheer with a special canine courier service for those local neighbourhood Christmas cards deliveries.

#2: Writing Christmas Cards

In recent years the fashion, just like our cousins over the water is to include a Christmas family photo as the front of tens of cards sent to distance relatives and friends across the globe. The classic ‘family’ look has to include a mantle piece with holly, a Christmas tree with your choice for decorating the top and of course matching outfits.

We have listened to our customers, and found a couple of adorable dress up costumes for your pooch. Our fun and fabulous 3D Santa and 3D Elf costume are perfect to get everybody involved into the holiday humour. By placing the front legs and securing the upper half of the costume, your pet transforms into a real life walking character, perfect for a photo or a video to place on an e-greetings message.

 

 

#3: Exercising & Entertainment

As the nights turn colder and darker and tasty treats tempt us at every corner, it comes as to no surprise sweatpants become the clothing of choice. To help yourself keep the pounds off, we suggest some playtime with your pet. The combined mental and physical stimulation will create fond memories as you see your pets’ delight, as you play together with our uniquely designed and festively themed toys.

For those who don’t feel guilty and want to snuggle on the sofa watching Elf, Home Alone or the Secret Life of Pets. Why not indulge your pet in some Stripy Christmas PJs, They are made from a warm and thick plush type material for the ultimate in warmth and comfort. The ribbed sleeves provide a cozy fit.

 

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Santa Stripy PJs

 

For this season, we have some incredible toys!

Bungee Ball Tug Toy – Santa & Elvin the Elf

 

It has been specifically designed to incorporate a range of toss, tug and fetch games. The head is a bumpy rubberised ball with high quality squeaker, with body being a super stretchy stuffing-less covered in a soft material for a unique shape.

Super Squeakers – Snowman & Elvin the Elf

 

 

These toys combines the best of stuffingless and squeaker toys. The toy body itself is a super durable thick plastic squeaker, with the added benefit of being robust. The cutest designs are very eye-catching either in a circle head show or a bone shaped themed designs

Holi-Yay Squeal Ball – Rita Reindeer & Simon Snowman

 

 

These large wacky textured play balls are made from tough rubber with a bumpy surfaced texture and covered in a high quality PLUSH material and a satisfying squeel. Available in two differing designs: Simon the Snowman with crinkly brim hat or Rita the Reindeer with heart shaped nose, soft red antlers and crinkly ears.

#4: Arts & Craft

Wish your pet a Merry Christmas with our festive and fun Christmas stocking. Handmade personalised gifts are always a lovely touch at this time of the year. Our bright red fleece style stocking with green stitching along the edges makes for an opportunity to  customise your stocking alongside the bones and paws decorations and stuff inside their favourite toys and treats. There are all sorts you can do, from customising a bed or blanket. Just make sure it’s dog safe first!

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#5 Bake your heart out

From our friends at Pretty Fluffy, have put together this amazing gingerbread biscuit for dogs using the finest ingredients. They can be bundled together as a gift, put on the Christmas tree or just given for being a good boy! They make about 20 medium gingerbread.

YOU’LL NEED

1 and 1/4 Cups Water
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Molasses
2 Tablespoons Honey
3 Cups Organic Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
1 Tablespoon finely chopped Fresh Ginger

2 Large Bowls
Mixing and measuring utensils
Rolling Pin
Gingerbread Cookie Cutter

TO MAKE

1. Get two large bowls. In one bowl combine the water, olive oil, molasses and honey. In the second bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, cloves and finely chopped ginger.
2. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Mix until all are combined.
3. Divide the dough into two, wrap and refrigerate for minimum 3.5 hours.
4. Once chilled, remove dough from fridge and roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness (less than a centimetre).
5. Pre-heat oven to 180 C (350 F).
6. Use your Gingerbread Cookie Cutter to cut out the biscuits. Place on baking tray. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

We hope this inspired you to bond with your dog this Christmas. Please let us know if you have any ideas of your own!

 

 

 

 

Puppia Harness Sizing Guide

PetLondon, over the last fifteen years has been Puppia’s European distributor and has provided a first class fitting service of Puppia harnesses for hundreds of dogs ranging from the teeny Chihuahuas to giant Alsatians. With over 3000 Puppia harnesses in stock our extensive range of harnesses will be able to fit 99.9% of dogs.

We wanted to great the ultimate Puppia harness sizing guide for  our customers, including the key measurements needed and harness shape considerations. Depending on the shape and lifestyle of each individual dog, some harnesses would be better suited than others.

Whether you are looking for the right size harness for your Pug, Pomeranian, Yorkie, Frenchie or Spaniel; PetLondon has the right puppia harness for your dog. Be sure to visit our harness section of our website (click here): we have our internationally renowned mesh harnesses, as well as our new cosmic inspired Gia harness; and with the full Puppia range and international shipping available, it’s the only one stop shop for a comfortable and high quality dog harness.

The two key measurements needed for a successful Puppia harness fitting are the neck circumference and chest girth. As shown in the diagram below: the neck measurement should be measured around the widest point of the neck. The chest measurement is to be taken behind the front legs. Take into consideration seasonal variations in coat length.

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Once these measurements have been taken, the next step is to consider which shape of Puppia harness would be best suited for your dog. PetLondon supplies three different shapes of harness: the ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’. Each are best suited to the requirements of differing life stages and breeds.

Due to slight differences in materials used for each harness, each harness has a slight variation (by a few cm) in size. Please consult individual product size charts, which will be in the description or images on each product page.

As a general guide please compare your dogs measurements to the chart below:

Its really important to note your dog will not be the same size across the 3 shapes; e.g A dog that is a S in the A-Harness will likely be a size M in the B-Harness

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Size Neck (cm) Chest (cm)
XS 22 25-36
S 26 32-44
M 32 40-56
L 40 50-70
XL  43 57-80
XXL 53 70-93

B-Harness

Size  Neck (cm) Chest (cm)
XS 19 25
S 24 31
M 28 38
32 42.5
XL  36 50
XXL 42 60

C-Harness

Size  Neck (cm) Chest (cm)
S 28-32  31-35
M 32-37 37-42
36-41 42-47
XL 40-46 46-52

Which shape should you choose?

A-shape Puppia Harness

The A-shape harness is Puppia’s original shape. To put on, the top of the harness is placed over the dog’s head, just like putting on a jumper. Then, place the left leg into the harness. The last and final step is to secure the harness around the back with a simple clip. The harness fits on the chest, as not to choke the dog and the dogs weight is evenly distributed across the body, so as not to overdevelop certain muscle groups. The neck size is fixed for this shape of harness, so make sure it will be able to pass over the dog’s head, but the waist clip is adjustable, to ensure the perfect fit.

The A shape is the most adjustable of the three shape so is ideal for growing puppies. Click here to see A-shape Mischief harness on our site as pictured below.

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‘A’ Shape Harness Front

 

B-shape Puppia Harness

The B shape harness, also known as a “step-in harness” or “vest harness”, is perfect for nervous dogs who don’t like the A shape harness passing over their heads or excitable puppies who wriggle a lot and need more control whilst getting used to harness. These harnesses are not suitable for broader chested dogs, but good for dogs with longer, narrower frames e.g Dachshunds or Chihuahuas. The shape ensures maximum coverage, with the double security of both a wide velcro band as well as a clip.  It is important to note that a dog with be one size larger in the B-shape harness than the regular A shape.

Click here to see B-shape Mischief jacket harness as pictured below.

The C-shape harness

The C-shape, or parachute harness is the newest harness shape, and combines the benefits of an A-shape and B-shape harness. Simply, place two paws into the leg holes and clip around the back. The shape is similar to an A-shape harness fitting snug to the chest also having some adjustability with the front and back straps. Perfect for super wriggly dogs and dogs with a deeper and wider chest that wouldn’t suit the B-shape. Its important to note, the C harness runs small and is almost an in-between size filler for dogs who might not slot into one of the A shape size categories.

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C-Shape Harness

Be sure to visit our website www.petlondon.net for all our products, ranging from puppy training kits, beds, toys, harnesses, clothing and accessories.

Need more help?

PetLondon always love to give and offer professional advice, regarding all aspects of animal health, training and development. We have helped thousands of customers choose the right harness for their dog or cat, no matter what their breed or lifestyle. Our office hours are 10am-6.30pm: Monday-Friday. Telephone – 02075807580.

You are also welcome to being your dog in for a personalised harness fitting service.

Socialisation & Dog Meet-ups

Socialisation refers generally to the process of teaching your dog how to function in the world. Encompassing everything from learning how to get along with humans and other animals, as well as facing new challenges and environments with the aim being to adapt in a calm and confident manner. All this leads to dogs living a less stressful and enjoyable life, promoting in turn a higher quality of living.

The key to raising a well-adjusted dog is to start early! Puppies like children, are able to absorb a whole host of information during their early formative years. Learning about the world around them is a huge part of their development. Although it is not possible to introduce your puppy to every possible meet up or social occasion; proper early socialisation will allow your dog to adapt faster to new circumstances throughout their lives. Even though the foundations of experiences and behaviours are established in the first few months of their lives, learning just like in the case of humans never ceases even during adulthood.

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There are a variety of socialisations scenarios with the most important including:

  • Interaction with you, your family and other people
  • Interaction with other dogs and animals
  • Introduction and exposure to new experiences (walks on a leash, transport, whether car, bus or train, and loud day-to-day noises)
  • Introduction to ‘strange’ places such as other people’s homes, dog parks and vets
  • Being around children

The benefits are multifaceted with the principle aim of reducing fear in these difficult circumstances and being able to teach appropriate and inappropriate responses to stimuli in differing environments.

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Owners are the most important person in each dog’s life and therefore they will be learning about the environment from yourself. Even though at times a difficult task, the rewards are endless, including knowing that you have raised a happy and well-rounded dog. Although each case is different, all pets can benefit from the following suggestions.

  • Start Slow & Be Patient. Noone can learn everything they need for the adult world in the first few weeks of their lives, let along the first few years. Overwhelming them, is bound to scare them and instil a sense of fear with particular environments. Small steps are key from walking in the garden, around the block, the park and then to a small playgroup. There will always be setbacks, but be patient and give lots of praise.
  • Get others involved in the socialisation process. Introducing your dog to people and other animals as early as possible is essential for all modern dog owners. Inviting people into your home to meet the dog is great as it sends signals that visitors are welcome. Having ‘role models’ of well socialised and behaved dogs is key so others can learn by example. Explain the expectations of your friends & families is of paramount importance as to reinforce the messages and lessons trying to be taught.
  • Positive Reinforcement. Always remember to reward and praise your dog when they exhibit positive behaviours, which will encourage them to do it more. As dogs read facial expressions, big smiles as well as enthusiastic and genuine praise is best. Dog crave attention and the respective positive reactions and rewards such as tickles or play time only reinforces the good behaviour. Remember that dogs enjoys pleasing you!

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Socializing your dog with other dogs is a smart thing to do, even if you have no intention of owning multiple dogs at the same time. Dogs are very social creatures and sometimes just need to have the company of their own kind. It is such a joy to watch dogs interact and play with each other. However, if you have a dog who isn’t socialized, you and your dog could be missing out on great experiences.
Before joining the local dog park and thrusting Fido into the mix, start off by taking your dog for a walk with a friend and their dog that has, preferably, an easy-going temperament and that is known to act well with other dogs. Keeping the dogs on their leashes with firm control is important, especially at the initial meeting. Just give them time to sniff each other and make their introductions, and then begin walking them. Watch how they interact, and you may soon see a companionship forming.

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If you join a dog park, it’s best to bring Fido when it isn’t too crowded. Ease your dog into the group, which might be a bit overwhelming at first. Go by your dog’s timetable. You have to read their cues to see when they are ready to interact with others, whether people or canines.

There are various places to find similarly minded people. Dog meet-up groups are a great place to interact with fellow dog lovers. They vary in size and location, but happen across the UK only a weekly basis. Have a look at http://www.meetup.com or find specific ones to your location or breed on social media sites such as Facebook. We’ve found a London Pugs Meets Here and also a Dog Party in Petersfield this weekend!

Properly socializing your pooch is a wonderful gift you can give your dog, your family, and yourself. It may take some time, but the benefits you reap will last a lifetime. It will make for a happier, healthier dog who is more enjoyable to be around and who is truly a member of your family. That is something all dogs want and deserve.

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Doggy Dental Care

Dental hygiene for your pet is as important as your own. Unlike us, animals have trouble brushing their own teeth. Don’t worry.. we are here to help and there are a multitude of product with many fantastic benefits to help.
It’s been proven in scientific studies that dental disease increases the chances of damage to the heart, kidneys and liver which filter the bloods, as bacteria and toxins can be absorbed into the blood stream via a pet’s mouth. Proper dental care at an early age can help prolong a healthy life throughout adulthood.
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First and foremost, a pet with healthy teeth equals a pet with better breath! Even though, we love our canine companions to bits, no one likes smelly breath. Our highly sought after Fresh Breath drops keep your pets’ mouth healthy and their breath fresh. Made from natural ingredients, it’s an essential part of daily oral care. Just add three drops to a bowl of fresh water each day.
Providing suitable chew toys aids is essential for a puppy first as not to destroy slippers or sofa cushions but also for their health. Puppies can only wiggle their teeth by chewing not like us humans who can use our hands. Not all of the baby teeth might come out easily and this can lead to gum irritation.
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Importantly, our Tropiclean Puppy Oral Care Kit is designed  to get you and your puppy started on the road to oral health. It will help address plaque and tartar before it begins, whilst soothing minor gum irritation and freshening breath. Suitable for puppies sixteen weeks and up.
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Dogs & cats are very adapt at hiding pain, owners need to be aware you may not now your pet has a serious dental issue until its very advanced. It’s yet another reason for regular dental checkups, just as we do.
As devoted owners, tooth brushing is essential part of dog grooming, and to ensure maximum effectiveness it should be done every 24-48 hours. This brushing should be conducted from as early as possible as a puppy so they can get used the routine and the feeling of having his / her teeth brushed. Puppies have 28 baby teeth that typically fall out by about six months of age. By this time, the routine should be in place.
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Our finger brush are made with soft flex latex that conforms to your finger for a comfortable, secure fit. The softer bristles provide improved gentle massaging action. Very easy to use and are perfect to use with small dogs and puppies. For adult dogs those doggy toothbrushes which have at 45-degree angle are best, to ensure effective cleaning of both the tooth and gum line. The two different bristle sizes on each end allow to clean efficiently the large tooth surface; whilst the smaller bristled end cleans away bacteria that can form against the gum line in those hard to reach places. The best product around for the job is the Doubled-Head Dog Toothbrush.
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Just like with any child, turning things like brushing teeth into a game is key to ensuring continued and sustained results. Our range of classic rope toys, and characters such as Marvin the Monkey, Pandora the Panda & Roary the Lion, are made from 100% premium quality cotton. They are dyed using natural colours and can be frozen for a cool ice treat in summer or to soothe gums. Our rope ring toys have been cleverly designed to clean and floss your dog’s teeth while you play. They unravel over time, and as they get ‘loved to bits’. The double benefit of being as premium quality traditional dog toy whilst also providing unobtrusive flossing has solidified them as one of PetLondon’s bestselling toys.
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Funky Fruit Inspired Prints for the Summer Sunshine

PetLondon is proud to announce the launch of The Mommy and Me range by LouisDog, a brand new sunshine inspired range, where owners and pets can fully coordinate their outfits and accessories. The matching Tote Bag and animal clothing are perfect for increasingly growing style conscious yet ecologically aware consumer. The refreshing and vibrant sun soaked prints are available in three thirst-quenching different flavours: Cherry Punch, Pineapple Smoothie & Watermelon Juice.

The juicy Cherry Punch pattern’s revitalised and punchy design has plenty of attitude, away from classically floral connections of the past. This is an impact statement piece with glossy red fruits adorns the entire canvas with contrasting green leaves and dark stems interweaving between them.

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The sweet and funky Pineapple Smoothie print has bounds of character radiating from the fun luminous colours and free-sketch fruit design. The ubiquitous pineapple is extremely popular across the globe, and for good reason; in the language of flowers, pineapple means ‘You are perfect’. 

The minimalist Watermelon Juice is the third of the designs. The understated tutti-fruitti pattern, featuring a watermelon accompanied with a banana is displayed in a un-busy and drop down fashion and is available in a choice of two soft pastilles, either pink or watermelon green. A very chic and slick piece which will intrigue those to look closer. 

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Each exciting flavour is available in both an identical 100% cotton dress or teeshirt with matching tote bags; perfect for any summer wardrobe. The tee is a slim fit designed to cover the whole length of the body, with sleeveless arms to ensure total comfort and range of movement. The summer dress is perfect solution providing maximum protection for the sun whilst being light and airy.  The straps ensures the perfect fit with elasticated roused middle for a flared skirt effect at the hem. 

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The Right Tote Bags are stylish and contemporary designs for the modern savvy consumer,made from 100% cotton. Easy to fold up and carry around in a pocket, handbag or dog carrier. It’s a perfect companion for strolling around in, running errands around town, grocery shopping or travelling.

 

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Prepare for those April showers! – This month’s must have Wilderness rain jacket will keep your pooch dry as a bone!

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We all know how interchangeable spring weather can be, one minute there are beautiful blue skies the next the heavens are opening. Of course, no matter the weather, your pooch is always eager to get out and about. That’s why its important to be prepared for all weather conditions!

 

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At PetLondon HQ, we ensure our dog apparel is designed with practicality in mind, that’s why we are introducing the revolutionary Wilderness Rain-Harness-Coat. Taking inspiration from nautical clothing, we have developed a jacket that is suitable for extremely wet and windy conditions! Part harness, part raincoat, this Wilderness jacket is the perfect solution for heading out into rainy weather with your furry friend.

The Wilderness jacket is an innovative design. Treated with industry standard waterproofing to keep your pooch dry as a bone! It is important that waterproof items are close fitting, which is why we have included fully adjustable toggles on both the hood and the hem. The integrated harness it useful in that it means your pooch needs only one garment for rainy outdoor play. To ensure the utmost safety of your pooch, we have added reflective bands onto this premium quality jacket, handy if your pooch is out and about in a low visibility environment.

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This is a jacket that is not only practical, but stylish too. The jacket draws inspiration from the current practical street wear trends, merging utility apparel with high end fashion. The Wilderness Rain-Harness-Coat looks sporty and fun, whilst providing unrivalled protection against the weather for your precious pooch. Available in the vibrant primary colors, scarlet red, royal blue and sunglow yellow, to suit any shade of fur. We are really excited about this jacket, because it is universally useful, for both the city dwelling pooch or those frolicking in the countryside.

Taking a closer look at the Wilderness jacket, it’s easy to see why this is a popular dog jacket at the moment. The small pocket on the back of the coat is convenient for storing spare waste-bags, change or treats. The zip is high quality, gliding up and down with complete ease – a tremendous benefit when in a hurry to fasten in cold and windy weather.

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Crucially, the outer waterproof jacket is lined with a soft mesh, much like high end sports wear. This is important for adding a breathable and comfortable quality to the jacket. The mesh lining works as a climate control mechanism for your pooch, by reducing moisture and increasing circulation. The holes in the mesh work to increase air flow between your pooch’s fur and the garment, maintaining separation between the fur and the coat – ensuring complete dryness by increasing the rate of evapotranspiration. This ultimately allows your pooch to maintain a consistent and comfortable body temperature whilst wearing the Wilderness-Rain-Harness-Coat.

In addition to the range of vibrant colors, this jacket is also available in a broad range of sizes, in order to cater for a perfect fit for smaller and larger breeds. The sizes start from Small through to XX Large. Why not pop into our PetLondon showroom with your pooch, where one of our experts can fit your dog in a Wilderness-Rain-Harness-Coat to suit their unique shape and coloring!