National Animal Welfare Trust | We never stop caring
National Animal Welfare Trust is one of the UK’s top animal welfare charities operating five rehoming centres across the south of England. Whether you already own a pet or are looking for a new companion we’re there to help.
Rehomed from our HULA centre last year, Woody is a gorgeous young cat with a lot of love to give. Sadly, he arrived back in our care due to a severe medical condition he has developed, which his owner could not afford to treat.
Our vets tell us that if Woody had not arrived in our care when he did, his bladder would have burst and he would have died this week.
He is currently on a drip with a catheter installed due to a blockage to his bladder, which isnt allowing him to pass urine naturally. He is awaiting an urgent operation to remove the blockage.
As a charity who receives no government funding, the support and donations from our supporters allow us to continue to provide a safe place for abandoned and unwanted animals and give them the care and rehabilitation they need and help them get a new start in life.
Mortgage broker Loans Warehouse, a supporter of our Watford centre, took on a huge challenge to run 653 miles in order to raise money to sponsor a kennel block at our Watford centre.
Whilst we would always recommend taking classes at your local dog training club, not only for the expert advice but also for the opportunity to train with the distraction of other dogs around, here are five easy-to-digest, useful and fun training tips that you can practice with your dog whenever you have a spare two minutes.
Regular training with your dog will not only teach them useful behaviours, but also help the two of you build a strong, lifelong bond.
Remember to teach only one exercise per session otherwise you might confuse you
Dogs are generally social animals, but a lack of doggy manners and etiquette can make interactions between dogs stressful for both dog and owner.
We hear all the time how important positive socialisation with other animals is vital for a young pup, and we agree! But a well-mannered pooch will be able to say hello when appropriate and ignore passing dogs when it’s not.
Let’s set the scene
Your dog is a bit of a social butterfly who loves everyone and everything they meet.