Happy Paws in the Shire - Dog Walking & Pet Services

Happy Paws in the Shire - Dog Walking & Pet Services Experienced, caring and reliable. We can offer services for your pets including:-
โ€ขDog walking
? House visits, pet sitting in Stratford and Warwickshire area.
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A personal, caring and reliable dog walking and pet service, including pet care and feeding.

21/09/2023

Gentle reminder that I will be on holiday from the 30th September returning to work on Tuesday 17th October.
Walking Cover already agreed will still be provided. Any queries please pm me thank you! X

08/08/2023

๐Ÿพ ๐ŸพSunday 13th August๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

๐ŸŒŸโ€Find My Keysโ€ 9-11am
A fun workshop using scentwork to teach your dog to โ€œFind My Keysโ€.
Suitable for any any breed or age of dog no scentwork experience needed.
Reactive and nervous dogs welcome.
ยฃ40 (ยฃ20 deposit).

๐ŸŒŸTrick Training Club
11.30-1.30pm
Suitable for any level, age and breed of dog we will tailor the class to everyone.
Reactive and nervous dogs welcome a great way to focus and increase your bond with your dog.
ยฃ25 (ยฃ10 deposit).

All classes and workshops held at Clifford Business Park CV37 8HW.
Classes will be subject to weather and may be rearranged if to hot/wet.
For more info or to book on contact Debbie
07974748961 or [email protected]

13/06/2023

Gentle reminder that we are closed for holiday from June 14th returning to work Friday 23rd. (Aside from already organised regular and cover walks with Abi Lynn and Anita) Any emails and enquiries will be answered on my return! โœˆ๏ธ xx

09/06/2023

Itโ€™s looking like next week is going to be a scorcher! Dog walks will be earlier where possible and shortened/let outs if too hot to ensure the safety and well Being of all our doggos. X

26/05/2023

We will be closed for holidays from 14th-23rd June. X ๐Ÿ˜Ž

โญ๏ธ New Home needed โญ๏ธThis darling girl 2 years old is in need of a new loving home.. She is a very relaxed dog around th...
06/04/2023

โญ๏ธ New Home needed โญ๏ธThis darling girl 2 years old is in need of a new loving home.. She is a very relaxed dog around the house if given plenty of exercise. Very affectionate and likes to be close to humans, so ideally someone that works from home. Good recall but she has a strong prey drive (like most GSPโ€™s), so you have to be focused with her when off the lead. Secure garden needed.
Please message me for info x

31/01/2023

Highly recommend xx

Scentwork for pet dogs

A great form of enrichment, stimulation and exercise for any breed or size of dog.

Great for dogs with:
Behaviour issues
Older dogs with limited mobility
Young dogs to help focus and exercise

And dog can do Scentwork!


Happy Paws are recruiting for a fabulous full timeDog walker and Pet Sitters ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿฑ Please contact Sophie at happypawsinthe...
27/01/2023

Happy Paws are recruiting for a fabulous full time
Dog walker and Pet Sitters ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿฑ Please contact Sophie at [email protected] for further information โญ๏ธ x (Full UK driving license, DBS check and references will apply)

Our darling maxi boy โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ’œ fly high our angel boy โ€ฆ Our fourth musketeerโ€ฆ So lucky to have had you in our lives โ€ฆ We will ...
25/11/2022

Our darling maxi boy โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ’œ fly high our angel boy โ€ฆ Our fourth musketeerโ€ฆ So lucky to have had you in our lives โ€ฆ We will always love you and the licki mats will live on forever .. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

04/11/2022

FIREWORKS, THUNDER, GUNSHOTS, STORMS

Keeping your dog content during this time takes multi level approach.

Step 1.

Create a safe space.
This may be a covered crate, a cosy corner, under a table, on a comfy chair or (and this is more common than you might think) in the shower cubicle.
Using soft furnishings, blankets, sound proofing foam and deep fluffy beds help to reduce or muffle sounds.
Prepare your safe space well in advance and condition you dog to recognise the space as a place of calm and safety. Pet remedy is good for this, a good spritz about the home and in the safe space works wonders. Condition this smell too, use it at bedtime in the run up.

Step 2

Happy sounds.
Study shows reggae music to elicit the strongest calming response in dogs. Some dogs fo respond well to calming classical music, but actually a strong and technical drum beat is more successful in masking the sound of fireworks. In particular Taiko Drumming has been found to be therapeutic for humans suffering combat PTSD, who also struggle wirh fireworks. Condition your dog to associate your chosen music or soundscape with rest by playing it at bed time. That way when you need to play music to drown out the sound of fireworks there's already a positive association, not "omg, this is the music that plays when bad s**t is happening".
A little portable bluetooth speaker off Amazon won't cost the earth, try and get music or tv on throughout the house, to stop the bad sounds travelling. Take this opportunity to be as inconsiderate as those who think fireworks are exciting, drown out the bangs with your own noise, turn it up as loud as your dog is comfortable with.
Also recommended - Taiko drumming on youtube. https://youtu.be/-LFgMb-qN8U
Bob Ross 8 hours painting with rain sounds on YouTube.
432 Hertz relaxation frequency music.

Step 3
Chill the fluff out with herbs.
Chamomile, lemon balm, vervain, passion flower are all herbs I use or are contained in supplements I'd recommend. I've missed valerian and skullcap off this list as in very fearful dogs I believe they can make the problem worse. With the exception of Pukka herbs bedtime tea, which only has a very small amount of valerian in it.
I tend to use a loading dose around four days before and for two days after bonfire night.
That's said some dogs respond well to valerian and skullcap, you should aim to know what helps your dog in advance.

Chamomile:
One teaspoon per 5kg
Lemon balm:
Half a teaspoon per 5kg
Vervain:
Half a teaspoon per 5kg
Passion flower tincture:
5 drops per 5kg

Feed one or two of these approximately 3 hours before you need them to take effect

Step 4
Carbs
Carbohydrates can help with the release of tryptophan, a serotonin precursor, tryptophan will not uptake in the presence of protein. So a small carby meal of mashed sweet potato flavoured with a little butter, just before settling down might be helpful.

Step 5
Calm your s**t.
Your dog doesn't need you getting worked up and flapping about like the world is ending. So do a bit of yoga, meditation, 5-7-8 breathing, eat a slab of cake or down a gin. Whatever you need to do to relax, then do it.

Step 6 (optional)
Do none of this, put your dogs in the car, drive to the arse end of nowhere, park up, read a book for a few hours, return home when you think it's safe.

Don't assume your dog is going to be scared of these things if they haven't experienced them before. If this is your first fireworks rodeo use food, games and play to make it a positive experience.

Your dog may be severely phobic and need vet medication to get through. There is nothing wrong with medication and don't let anyone make you feel s**t for using it.

Other helpful things are thunder shirts and happy hoodie. I really like happy hoodie personally.
You can do a calming wrap around your dog's body using a horse tail bandage.
You can make a noise cancelling snood for your dog using a section of the leg from a cut up pair of tights and two big wads of cotton wool.

HIghly recommend โญ๏ธ
24/10/2022

HIghly recommend โญ๏ธ

03/09/2022
31/08/2022

If anyone would like to swap or add a walk to the Monday lunchtime group I have a couple of slots coming up from next week please pm me. X

22/08/2022

House sitting dates just available 29th august - 8th September due to a cancellation. Please contact me if you would like to book the dates. X

02/08/2022
My lovely JJ had just completed his 6 week scent work training and absolutely loved it !!! Itโ€™s really great for all tho...
01/08/2022

My lovely JJ had just completed his 6 week scent work training and absolutely loved it !!! Itโ€™s really great for all those working breeds. Highly recommend. X

If you fancied the scentwork classes these are the next dates ๐Ÿ™‚

Fun classes suitable for any dog, any age, breed or size. The course will teach scent detection but is designed for Pet Dogs as a form of enrichment and bonding with your dog.

Classes will be running

Tuesday evenings 6.30-7.30
Starting Tuesday 9th August,
16th August, (miss a week), 30th August,
6th September, 13th September and the trial/ fun competition on 20th September.
**limited spaces**

Or

Sundays 10-11.30 or 11.45- 1.15
Sunday 4th september
Sunday 11th september
Miss a week
Sunday 25th september
Miss a week
Trial/ competition on Sunday 9th October

Courses are all ยฃ60

Numbers are limited so will be first come basis but I will be running more courses later in the year. Let me know asap if you want to book on.

Deb ๐Ÿพ

19/07/2022

Back to normal tomorrow I think?! .. thanks everyone for your early wake up
Calls this week โ˜€๏ธ

10/07/2022

Happy pawparents Monday pick ups will be between 7-830am due to the heat. โ˜€๏ธ x

06/07/2022

Puppy visits are the perfect solution for young pups needing care love cuddles feeding and puppy walk :) Anita our head puppy cuddler is the bees knees and your pup
Will love her she gets the paws up
from Bailey! a ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿพ

05/07/2022

๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿถ ..

A big squishy welcome to our handsome Henry who joins us for walkies ๐Ÿพ Welcome to the pack gorgeous boy we love you alre...
05/07/2022

A big squishy welcome to our handsome Henry who joins us for walkies ๐Ÿพ Welcome to the pack gorgeous boy we love you already ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Tiny gorgeous little Tink joins the gang for fun walkies ๐Ÿพ welcome little darling. X ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•        ๐Ÿพ
29/06/2022

Tiny gorgeous little Tink joins the gang for fun walkies ๐Ÿพ welcome little darling. X ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿพ

Highly recommend xx
29/06/2022

Highly recommend xx

Welcome to AVONSIDE CANINE HYDROTHERAPY. Based just outside Bidford-on-Avon on the road to Honeybourne, our pool offers a complimentary therapy in canine care. Used for post and pre operative care, to increase joint strength and general all round fitness in a low impact environment. It is also great...

๐ŸŽ‰ A BIG warm welcome to our lovely Anita who joins the Happy Paws team after 36 years in the NHS. She has now decided to...
23/06/2022

๐ŸŽ‰ A BIG warm welcome to our lovely Anita who joins the Happy Paws team after 36 years in the NHS.

She has now decided to turn her attention towards providing the same love and attention to our doggies! She is highly experienced in providing a calming and reassuring environment in all situations. Anita has her own dog, Maggie (featured in the picture) and has owned dogs for much of her life. We are thrilled to have Anita on the team! ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ’ซ

โ˜€๏ธ Happy Paws top tips to keep your pet cool:- ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿพ Freeze a kong with their favourite treats ๐Ÿฅถ ๐Ÿพ Fill a paddling pool ๐Ÿ’ฆ ...
16/06/2022

โ˜€๏ธ Happy Paws top tips to keep your pet cool:- ๐Ÿถ

๐Ÿพ Freeze a kong with their favourite treats ๐Ÿฅถ
๐Ÿพ Fill a paddling pool ๐Ÿ’ฆ ( dogs sweat through their paw pads so good to keep them wet) ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ
๐Ÿพ sprinkle them gently with a hose but check the water is cool before doing so
๐Ÿพ Make sure they have access to fresh water
๐Ÿพ Use a cold damp towel for them to lie on
๐Ÿพ Freeze some small ice cubes with kibble in
๐Ÿพ Keep curtains closed and windows open to keep your home cool and ventilated ๐Ÿก
๐Ÿพ Freeze a licky Mat with some peanut butter or squirty cheese on ๐Ÿง€
๐Ÿพ Avoid any exercise until it is cooler (very early or later in the evening) ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ
๐Ÿพ Play some mind brain games by scattering some kibble on the ground.
๐Ÿพ If you can avoid car trips great but if not travel with the AC on and Do not leave any dog in the car alone even for a minute. ๐Ÿš˜
๐Ÿพ A dog will not die from not being walked but will do in extreme heat for prolonged periods. ๐Ÿฅต - it isnโ€™t worth the risk
๐Ÿพ Keep calm and stay cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž

27/05/2022

Gentle reminder we will be closed Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June. Any walks during this time will already have been arranged directly with you. Have a lovely bank holiday weekend! X ๐Ÿ’œ

25/04/2022

Pawparents just a gentle reminder I will be on holiday from this Friday 29th-returning Monday 9th. X

14/03/2022

Suns out funs out! X โ˜€๏ธ ๐Ÿถ

04/03/2022

Totally Happy Puppy Club! Hereโ€™s a few of the class of 2022 behaving impeccably! Itโ€™s a miracle they all sat still for so long whilst balancing on an agility bench! ๐Ÿ‘

14/02/2022

Happy valentines to all of our happy paws! Sending oodles of kisses to you all xx ๐Ÿถ โค๏ธ ๐ŸŒน

05/02/2022

My happy and bonkers boys! X ๐Ÿคช

Having so much fun  agility barn! Cathy and I started our fabulous puppy club in Summer 2020 to help anxious lockdown pu...
05/02/2022

Having so much fun agility barn! Cathy and I started our fabulous puppy club in Summer 2020 to help anxious lockdown puppies ๐Ÿถ Itโ€™s been a huge success and we are super proud of all our amazing puppies who have thrived in confidence since attending! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ซ

25/01/2022
24/01/2022

๐Ÿฆ  If you suspect your dog has the following please notify me so we can cancel their walk. Try to avoid stagnant water (puddles) and washing their paws after walks will also help to prevent it. ๐Ÿฆ 

Vets are reporting higher than usual occurrenced of gastroenteritis in dogs which is fitting with a wider phenomenon as reported by The Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET). So far we have found that the cases seen- whilst clearly being poorly- have responded well to treatment.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) advise that with prompt veterinary treatment almost all dogs make a full recovery from this uncommonly violent gastric bug.

How Is This Vomiting Bug Different?
According to Vet Dr Danielle Greenberg of SAVSNET, this vomiting bug is unusual due to:

Prolific vomiting of 5 or more episodes in a 12 hour period which can stop for a period (such as overnight) and then starts again
Dogs are often unable to keep water down at peak vomiting stage
Anorexia and lethargy for 2-5 days
Diarrhoea: Most dogs have โ€˜gravy-likeโ€™ diarrhoea
Full recovery can take 5-10 days

What We Know So Far:
This outbreak is affecting areas across the Midlands, Wales, the North of England and Northern Ireland
The illness is most likely a virus but has not yet been identified.
Seems to be dog-specific, thankfully humans donโ€™t appear to be at risk.
This is not caused by Parvo or Salmonella

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Happy Doggies! Sunshine โ˜€๏ธ woods ๐ŸŒฒ water ๐Ÿ’ฆ frost โ„๏ธ fun ๐Ÿถ and frolics whatโ€™s not to love! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’œ                         ๐Ÿ’ฏ
13/01/2022

Happy Doggies! Sunshine โ˜€๏ธ woods ๐ŸŒฒ water ๐Ÿ’ฆ frost โ„๏ธ fun ๐Ÿถ and frolics whatโ€™s not to love! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ’ฏ

13/01/2022
A big Happy New Year from us! Wishing you allA wonderful New Yearโ€™s Eve and a fabulous 2022! As they say tomorrow is the...
31/12/2021

A big Happy New Year from us! Wishing you all
A wonderful New Yearโ€™s Eve and a fabulous 2022! As they say tomorrow is the start of a whole new story make it a good one! Sending love hugs and plenty of fizz! Xx ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฅณ ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿ’ซ โค๏ธ xx (jj doing what he does best! X ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚)

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป Wishing all my Happy Paws and hoomans a big gorgeous Merry Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„ Thank you again for all your support and I ho...
24/12/2021

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป Wishing all my Happy Paws and hoomans a big gorgeous Merry Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„ Thank you again for all your support and I hope each and every one of you has the best Christmas and New Year!! See you in 2022! Sending love, Hugs and lots of festive cheer! With love Me, Paul, Abi, Emma, Laura, Kay and Nina. ### ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿถ ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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Merry Christmas!! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿถ
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