As pet owners, we love to treat our dogs every once in a while – treats are a great way to build relationships and reinforce good behaviour. At Dec’s Pets, we know not all dogs like the same things; that’s why we stock a wide range of products to meet all our furry friend’s needs.
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Dog treats are a great training and relationship-building tool however they are usually high-calorie; therefore it’s important to ensure that treats make up no more than 10% of your dog’s daily calorie intake.
If you’re training your dog you may find that you can’t always rely on a tasty treat to reinforce its good behaviour – or perhaps your dog isn’t particularly food motivated. In these instances, there are plenty of other ways to reinforce good behaviour including playing together with your favourite dog toys or giving them a big cuddle.
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The Pros and Cons of a Grain-Free Diet
In this post, we’re putting the spotlight on grain-free dog food – a somewhat controversial subject in the world of pet nutrition. Rather than siding with one school of thought over another, we like to keep our clients as well-informed as we can. So let’s look at some of the most significant benefits of going grain-free, as well as the potential drawbacks…
A Guide to Dog Licences and Responsible Ownership in Ireland
Dogs can bring so much joy to people’s lives, but they do come with certain obligations. As a responsible dog owner, you need to be aware of a few key requirements before bringing your pet pooch home…
Dog Grooming – How the Change of Season Affects Your Dog
Summer is just around the corner! So what better way to celebrate than heading to the hair salon for a fresh new hairdo. The same applies to your beloved pooch! That’s right; we’re here to discuss your dog’s next groom and what you need to think about during the warmer months. I managed to pin down Aoife the Head Groomer at Dec’s Pets to help answer some questions and give us the low down on all things grooming.
Getting a Dog? Why You Need Our Puppy Starter Kit
After what feels like months (or maybe years of planning) it is finally time to pick up your newest and cutest, member of the family. But, what do you actually need for their arrival? You go onto the internet & are immediately bombarded with an overwhelming amount of products and content regarding what food to buy, what toys they need, which is the comfiest bed, how will I train them, where will they sleep. So, what is a puppy starter kit and are really all they’re cracked up to be?
Top Picks: 5 of Dec’s Favourite Dog Toys
Dog toys, are they a waste of money, or a life saver? Read more to learn about our 5 favourite dog toys and why you need to add them to your shopping cart pronto! Boredom encourages bad behaviour; loneliness encourages separation anxiety; combine that with an instinctive intuition to chew and tear and you are left with a troublesome combination (& possibly some unfortunate looking furniture)
A Happy Home: Helping Your Dog Deal With Boredom
It’s All In The Routine: Helping your dog deal with boredom is essential for a happy home life. Tweaking and changing your dog’s daily routine regularly encourages your dog to look forward to the day and exercises your dog’s mind. This encourages mental stimulation and stops boredom.