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HOT WEATHER

When the temperature is forcasted to be 21 Celsius or over only the early (10.30am) classes will take place

 

Reminder from Carol….

I think we all know about keeping our dogs safe in hot weather, but don't necessarily know the course of action to take is we see a distressed dog in a hot car. This came today from the Education Officer at the Blue Cross, it is very informative.

This is the information given to the public by the police when they see a dog in a hot car:
● If the animal is displaying any sign of heatstroke - such as panting heavily, drooling excessively, is lethargic or uncoordinated, or collapsed and vomiting - call 999 immediately;
● If the situation becomes critical and police can't attend, many people's instinct is to break into the car to free the dog. But please be aware that, without proper justification, this could be classed as criminal damage. Make sure you tell the police of your intentions and take photos or footage of the dog as well as names and numbers of witnesses. The law states that you have a lawful excuse to commit damage if you believe that the owner of the property that you damage would consent to the damage if they knew the circumstances;
● Once removed from the car, move the dog to a shaded/cool area and douse him/her with cool water. Allow the dog to drink small amounts of cool water.

You can call the RSPCA's 24-hour emergency cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 for advice but, if a dog is in danger, dialling 999 should always be the first step as they may not be able to attend quickly enough and their officers have no powers of entry

Advance Notice for the end of July

So everyone has the chance to attend this important seminar...
There will be NO Classes held on Saturday 29th JULY ...

Doglaw Seminar:
What every responsible dog owner needs to know.


Presented by Solicitor Trevor Cooper


29 July - 10.30am to 2.00pm


at

Oakington Dog Day Care Centre

Dry Drayton Road

Oakington

Cambridge

CB24 3BD


Tickets  £20                  Ticket Information -  www.doglawsos.co.uk     


 

Kennel Club Bronze & Sivler Awards held Saturday 10th June

Those passing Bronze were

Anglea with Ruby

Kevin with Dottie

Paige with Snoopy

Charlene with Storm

Nicola with Corky

Kathryn with Amber

Anne with Tiree

Passing Silver were

Danni with Lola

Tat with Taro

 

Hi Alan and all our friends at CCEG,
On the 28th of February I could only dream that the day would come that I could sit in the sun and watch my lovely dogs train with my husband by my side.  I didn't know if he would survive or if he would have a future, life was pretty hard with my own injury proving very difficult to get out into the real world and have some kind of normality in my life every week, with the help of Jan to take me to training you all provided me with courage and support to face another week. I will never be able to thank you all for what you have done, you may think you didn't do anything but just asking after Richard with just that little word of encouragement meant so much, so I thank you all.
Richard has a long journey ahead of him but today you saw how far he has come and his determination will carry him all the way. He really enjoyed his first outing from Addenbrookes doing what he loves, to watch Baxter and "Little Tiily Brown" train. The sun shone and everyone was so generous in there kind comments, we can't thank you enough! Don't worry Alan the beers are on Richard when I allow him to drink, I'm sure that won't be so long away.
So you may all find over the summer months there maybe a man who can't yet train his beloved Baxter just yet, he may just sit on the sidelines and look on and think to himself God how lucky am I?
Our Sincerest and Kindest Regards to you all
Sheila, Richard, Baxter and Little Tilly Brown xxx

Lovely little story about Pat's Disney on the Disney Diaries Page

To Elaine...8 week old
GSD Rio joined her, Ron and Koda

Roll of Honor

The Ted Saberton CCEG Dog of the Year Award
In Memory of Ted who was a member and helped cceg in all sorts of ways.....

Sally with Molly 2009

Phoebe with Coco 2010

Sue with Arthur 2011

Angela with Scamp 2012

Sue with Jackson 2013

Trevor with Yarna 2014

Sam with Winne and Richard & Sheila with Baxter  joint winners 2015

Barbarba with Bella 2016

Special Awards For  Advance Training

John with Piya 2015

.Elaine with Koda 2016

The GSD Zimba CCEG Brave Heart Award
Presented In Memory of my lad Zimba

Alan with Zimba  2013

Donna with Kane &  Alan with Nessa joint holders  2014

Joyce with Hepsi 2015

Julia with Susie 2016

The Joan Dutton CCEG Life Time Achievement Award
Presented in Memory of my mum

Pat with Disney 2010

Nat with Lux 2011

Lousie with Bracken 2012

Tracey with Kaiser 2013

Jan with Bryn 2014

Lorriane with Capt Lego 2015

Carol with Freddie 2016

 The CCEG Platinum Award Holders

Pat with Disney 2010

Jan with Byan 2010

Gill with Sky 2012

Ruth with Yogi 2012

Paul with Wisp 2012

John with Piya 2017

Gail with Bambi 2017

Elaine with Koda 2017

Tracy with Perry 2017

 

Microchip Scanner

We now have a Microchip Scanner.... testing we discovered one dog that had been chipped didn't register on the scanner...the chip had 'gone' or stopped working. So after a visit to the vet (who also couldn't find it) a new chip was inserted.


So, if you would like your dog's chip checked please ask.

When using it at the weekend we found most dogs showed concern having the scanner placed near their neck... So, Pat suggested we do this as a training class exercise.... so we will do this by passing the scanner round to a difference class each week.

 

“Dogs’ lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and for the mistakes we make because of those illusions.”
Dean Koontz,

When seeking out information on diet, and other matters relating to your dog's well-being, and where advice is offered as the result of research, than if possible check out who funded the research -research for the most part will find in favour of the company funding it.

Which compnay owns the food I feed my dog?

Barking Heads -  Pet Food UK Ltd.

Hills - Colgate-Palmolive

Burns - Burns Pet Nutritions Ltd.

Oscars -  Oscar Pet Foods

Iams/Eukanuba - Proctor & Gamble

Royal Canin - James Wellbeloved - Pedigree - Chappie - The Mars Group

Proplan - Beta - Omega - Bakers - Purina - Nestle

This site is worth a visit

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/

 

 


Bloat or GDV

While most people have probably heard of 'bloat', you may not know the symptoms and signs.

The ASPCA state that "bloat refers to a life-threatening condition that requires immediate veterinary care known as gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), gastric torsion and twisted stomach. This condition can cause rapid clinical signs and death in several hours." Causes vary greatly, but some factors can include rapid eating, overeating, heavy exercise after eating, fearful temperament and stress. Bloat also mainly affects large, deep-chested breeds.

Symptoms include:

  • distended abdomen
  • unsuccessful attempts to belch or vomit
  • retching without producing anything
  • weakness
  • excessive salivation
  • shortness of breath
  • cold body temperature
  • pale gums
  • rapid heartbeat
  • collapse

 

Graphic from www.cybergifs.com/dogs & www.fuzzyfaces.com