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Bonfire Night Survival Guide
05 November 2019 / Posted in: Blog Posts
With Bonfire Night arriving in a few days’ time, we have created a handy list of tips to make the night as enjoyable as possible for both you and your dog.
Try to walk your dog earlier in the day before the fireworks start. If you are concerned that fireworks might go off when you’re walking, keep the lead on.
Always keep your dog indoors during fireworks and close the curtains to cover flashing lights from outside
You can place some of your clothes around to keep them calm.
Did you know that dogs drink more when they are worried? Make sure you fill their water bowl up.
If loud noises are a recurring problem with your dog, speak to your vet in preparation about calming products. They let off a ‘dog appeasing pheromone’ and can help your dog to feel calm.
Dogs may like to hide in a place where they feel safe, this might be under a table or bed. Try not to disturb them once they have found a safe spot.
If your dog is panting, drooling, shaking or putting their tail between their legs, they’re stressed. Try turning the TV or radio on to muffle the noise, not too loud though!
Remember that praising your dog whilst they’re distressed will only make their phobia worse.
Finally, stay calm and give your dog lots of praise when it’s all over.
15 February 2019 / Posted in: Delivery Times
Good things come to those who wait. But, if you cant, we are here to help. We are pleased to have added a new delivery feature to our website. We now offer an express delivery option on many of our products - including the VersaLiner. This option means you can get your order within 3-5 working days.* Simply select the 'express delivery' option when you have added the items you wish to purchase to the online shopping cart. Pawsome!
*Please note that this delivery feature may be unavailable for some products and certain postcodes. This offer applies to UK Mainland deliveries only.
Royal Three Counties show 2018
14 June 2018 / Posted in: Blog Posts
If you are coming to the Royal Three Counties show this year, please come and see us! We are Avenue D 839.
New Products Added 12/17
07 December 2017 / Posted in: New Products Added
Latest products added to our range:
- Infiniti Q30 Hatchback 2015 - present
- Volkswagen Golf SV 2014 - present (adjustable floor lowered)
- Audi A5 Sportback 2017 - present
- Volvo V90 Estate 2016 - present
- Peugeot 3008 2016 - present (adjustable floor raised)
Discover Dogs 2017
18 October 2017 / Posted in: Blog Posts
If you are coming to Discover Dogs this year make sure you pop by and say hello! We will be in stand 126!
Product price changes
22 May 2017 / Posted in: Product Developments
Due to the increase in cost of materials there will be a small price increase to our products as of Monday 22nd May 2017.
Please find the new prices of our products below.
VersaLiner Mat £29.95
VersaLiner Boot Bedding £39.95
VersaLiner Heavy Duty Mat £34.95
Bumper Guard £19.95
Deluxe Bumper Guard £29.95
Tailgate Guard £19.95
ProMax Kit £53.95
Load Liner £119.95
ProMax / Load Liner Mat £44.95
ProMax / Load Liner Boot Bedding £69.95
ProMax / Load Liner Heavy Duty Mat £59.95
We feel that we can still offer competitive prices to our customers for the products we offer and we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for your continued support!
Autumn Dog Tips
07 November 2016 / Posted in: Blog Posts
Most dogs love this time of year, rain can make smells more exciting on a walk and they love to explore and get abit muddy! We need to make sure our pups stay happy and safe during this change in weather, here are a few tips for Autumn with your dog!
Walking with your dog
After each walk be sure to check your dog’s paws specifically between their pads and toes for hardened mud and stones. Cleaning your pups paws with some warm water will help remove any mud and prevent salt from causing any irritation.
If your dog feels the cold easily, kit them out with a warm waterproof dog coat. Even if your dog does not feel the cold it may be an idea to invest in a waterproof jacket with the unpredictable weather we have here!
Don’t forget to treat yourself to some warm clothes too; you want to enjoy the walk as much as your best friend does!
Walking in the dark
As the nights draw in more and many dog owners now walking their pets in the dark, it is important to make sure that you can be seen by oncoming traffic. Wearing reflective clothing is the best way to ensure you are seen, you can even buy dog collars that light up so your pup can be seen too!
Keeping the outdoors, outside
Your dog going for walks and toilet breaks in wet weather is bound to get a little muddy. One option when your dog is going for a toilet break in the garden is to buy a special doormat that traps any mud and water, this will save them leaving a muddy paw print trail around your house!
It is not only the inside of your house that suffers with muddy paws, your car boot will definitely get put through its paces if you and your pooch go on regular walks no matter what the weather is like outside. The VersaLiner will provide your car with high sided, heavy duty protection to keep your car boot just as clean as when you first got your car.
Tongue Out Tuesday Competition Winner!
22 February 2016 / Posted in: Competition Winners
Congratulations to Oz for winning our latest #TongueOutTuesday competition on our Facebook page!
What to take with you on a dog walk
26 January 2016 / Posted in: Blog Posts
It is always a good idea to take a bag with you on your walks packed with basic supplies. There is a fair few items on the list, do not threat you do not need to take every single item with you if your walking fairly close to home or your car. If you are a few miles away from help then it is better to be prepared and take more of items with you.
Must have items to take with you...
- Make sure that your dog is microchipped and is wearing a collar with an ID tag
- Plenty of water
- Treats (for you and the dog!)
- Whistle if required for recall, it is also useful if you need to call for help too
- Poo bags
- Mobile phone with full battery in case you need to ring for help
Items to have in your car or easily accessible at home...
- Blankets and towels
- Cooling mat, especially useful in hot weather
- First aid kit
- Boot Buddy VersaLiner - keep your car boot protected from all of the muck and mess that comes with taking your four legged friend on a walk!
Getting fit with your pooch
21 January 2016 / Posted in: Blog Posts
Getting fit is probably one of the most common new year's resolutions. The key to getting in good shape is to make sure you have fun whilst you're doing it and what better way to get fit than with your four legged friend?
Going for a walk is one of the most effective forms of exercise, both for you and your dog. It is very easy to do as you do not need any special equipment to go for a walk (apart from a lead and poo bags of course!)
If you find your starting to get bored when going for a walk, mix it up and try a new route or visit a new forest/park for a change of scenery. Don't forget to have your VersaLiner fitted in your car boot to keep your car boot clean from the inevitable, muddy paws!
Similarly to walking running requires no equipment and you and your four legged friend get to enjoy the great outdoors while increasing stamina and strengthening your muscles. Remember to let your dog stop and explore the different smells of where your running.
If your dog is so full of energy your worried he may pull your arm off why not give cycling a go. You will need to get the essentials such as a non-tangling lead, a body harness, a reflective vest for your pooch and water bottles for both you and your dog. Make sure you get your pup used to the bike before going out on your adventures, walking along with the bike with your dog on the other side so that he can get used to the bike. Doing practice runs with the bike and using the commands for slowing down, stopping and getting your dogs attention back to you are vital, over time they will become used to these.
Remember this isn't a race, pedal at a pace that your dog can keep up with easily!
And most of all, have fun! A healthy lifestyle awaits you and your pooch in 2016!