Gina Williams's local dog related links
Dog Training & Behavioural Therapist
I hope you find these links to related websites useful. Please note Bark Busters are not responsible for the content of external websites.
Therapy Dogs Nationwide (TDNW) is a charity providing various programmes involving dogs for the benefit of those receiving the service.
TDNW came into being early in 2016 and is managed entirely by volunteers.
Our volunteers have the unique privilege of volunteering with their own temperament tested Therapy Dogs; some with over 10 years experience and always focused on caring for people in the community. Using animals especially Dogs as therapy is not a new idea, they have been used for over 40 years in the care sector and a lot of our volunteers have roots with Lesley Scott-Ordish who was a pioneer in visiting with taking your own pet dog to nursing homes.
Our volunteers have a lot of expertise in many different aspects of therapy work with dogs. We cover as a volunteer base many different kinds of establishments such as: Schools, Special Needs Schools, Hospitals, Hospices, Nursing Homes, Care centres and Prisons. We visit with our calm, happy and temperament tested Therapy Dogs which gives us the opportunity to meet a vast array of different people from all walks of life, each with their own special problems, needs and requirements. Some can be suffering from depression, ill health or loneliness. Adults and children can be so afraid of dogs that it can affect their lives, we offer help by working with the professional medical sector to achieve a happier outcome in reducing and endeavouring to eradicate their fears.
There is also the Paws and Read programme in Schools, where we work closely with parents and teachers to encourage their children to interact with the Therapy dog by reading them a story. This encourages the children to communicate and feel comfortable around the dog, after all our Therapy Dog is a good listener, never judges or criticizes but just wags his tail, giving a natural and simple opportunity to help them improve their literary skills and behaviour, a in a calm relaxed way by interacting with the dog
Bristol Dogs & Cats Home provides care, shelter and a rehoming service for nearly 2,000 unwanted dogs, cats and small animals a year.
Together we make up the RSPCA Bristol & District Branch, giving thousands of local animals in need a second chance for a happy life, free from pain or neglect.
With so many animals to care for our running costs exceed £1.7m a year. Although a branch of the RSPCA we are actually an independent charity and receive no financial support from the Government or Lottery. We therefore rely entirely on the support from the local community to continue our important work.
Honey's is a small, ethical, family run dog food company. We believe that dogs should eat the same sort of diet that they would enjoy if they lived in the wild. This isn't some romantic notion of ours. There is a growing body of evidence that modern, processed dog food is actually bad for dogs whereas if they eat the diet that nature intended for them - that is to say raw, fresh meat, bones and vegetables - they are both healthier and happier.
There is considerable evidence to show that a natural, raw food diet results in numerous benefits including a glossy coat, healthy skin, lean muscle tone, robust immune system, sweet smelling breath, healthy teeth and gums, increased energy, better digestion and a strong heart. Dogs eating a raw food diet can be expected to live longer and to suffer less illness and disease. Indeed, if your dog has any health issues now (even minor problems such as allergies, dry skin, bad breath and what the Americans refer to, euphemistically, as ‘gas’) it is quite likely that a switch to a raw food diet will clear them up. There is a lot of information about this subject – including the results of scientific research – in the Raw Feeding and Health Advice areas of the website.The vast majority of dogs make the switch from processed food to raw food with no problem whatsoever and, generally speaking, the best approach is to fast your dog for a day and then to start them on their new, natural diet. Follow the above link for advice.
Tender Loving Care and Attention . . .
We are a family run business in Bristol, with over 35 years experience in animal care.
Cottage Kennels & Cattery are here to care for your pets whilst you are away holidaying or otherwise engaged.
Our very caring staff and there main concern is your animal’s health and happiness.
We have enjoyed the challenge of pleasing pets and owners alike. Facilities of the highest standard have been designed and built enabling us the opportunity to provide your pet(s) with exceptional comfort during their stay.