Exploring dog behaviour with Slickers
Thinking about dog behaviour is not the first thing that comes to mind when we first open our homes and our hearts to a new four-legged friend. It can be so easy to forgo the hard work and patience that goes into training them, regardless of whether they are a puppy or have seen a little more of life. This is a really important step that must not be missed, as it ensures the safety of them as well as us, and those around us.
Not all habits are bad. Some dogs pull on the lead, some have anxiety, skin issues, an endless hunger and some just love to roll around in the mud! Here at Slickers we are here for it all, because we understand how important it is to get on top of dog behaviour that can impact the wellbeing of our pups. Our experienced team is here to help you and your furry friends combat any behaviours that can make life a little difficult, thanks to our wide range of products.
Dogs that pull on the lead
Possibly one of the most common problems that dog owners face is a dog that pulls on their lead. It can be down to a number of factors, like anxiety, stress, distraction, or energy levels. Regardless, it can be uncomfortable for the owner as well as the dog, so why not equip yourself with one of our training harnesses? Whilst we do recommend that you seek professional help from a qualified dog trainer, our training harness is great for keeping your dog under your control, especially through the busy streets this summer holiday.
What’s not to love about puppies? They are tiny, cute, soft and cuddly, but their young age is also an important window of training that cannot be overlooked. Toilet training puppies is essential during the early months, even more so if you have a designated area where they are to relieve themselves. This goes for nervous puppies too! Explore our wide range of toilet training accessories for both generic toilet training products, and for those that are ideal for nervous puppies, to ensure your little pooch feels safe and your home stays clean.
Nervous dogs and older dogs
Our Slickers store is based in the heart of Padstow, so we know all too well how busy the streets can get during the summer months. For nervous dogs, or those who are at the older end of the age scale, being bustled around the feet of so many humans can be extremely overwhelming, and that’s where our strollers and slings come in. Equip yourself with a stroller, a carrier, or travel anxiety tonic for those longer journeys in the car; all are great ways to ensure the whole family has a stress-free experience. Of course, if you’re unsure, our team is always available in-store to help you choose what’s best for you and your dog.
Dogs that are prone to skin issues
This summer we expect dogs to be running carefree into sand dunes, oceans, lakes and grassy fields, enjoying all that sunshine days have to offer. Unfortunately, some dogs are a little more sensitive than others when it comes to their skin, so stocking up on our organic B-Balm is a great way to soothe those niggles. The antiseptic properties of tea tree and lavender combined with the healing abilities of honey, St John's Wort and calendula make this an invaluable balm to be applied to cuts, grazes and insect bites.
Dogs that love getting dirty
For when the inevitable rain arrives along the shores of Cornwall, you shouldn’t have to worry about keeping your four-legged friends free from a little dirt. In-fact, you should embrace it! With our own superb shampoo and conditioner products, you can let your dogs run free along the rolling hills and into muddy puddles, knowing a refreshing bath will be waiting for them at the end of the day, to keep them looking fresh and clean once more.
Dogs that love to eat
We have been hard pressed to find a dog that doesn’t love their food, but there are those pups out there that find it hard to eat at a reasonable pace. That’s why this slow feeder is a great addition to your doggy supply cupboard. This patterned feeder encourages your dog to feed slowly, aiding in digestion and warding off any sickness from eating too quickly. It’s also available in a variety of colours to best suit your home!
Get in touch today!
Dog behaviour needn’t be something to fear, or to avoid, as we are on hand to help you through the process thanks to years of experience owning and caring for dogs. Our above selection will keep you on top of the dog-training game, and ensure that you have everything you need to build a great life for you and your dog. If you have any questions about our products, please do get in touch, or visit us in store today!