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IN THE NEWS

Some recent news

 

Article  – The Herts Advertiser

A St Albans pet care business woman has been shortlisted as one of the best young female entrepreneurs in the country.

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Article  – BARKS from the Guild Magazine, Pet Professional Guild

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An article where Lisa discusses the pro’s and con’s of a cattery stay vs a pet sitter for a cat’s wellbeing while their guardian’s are away.

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Article  – The Herts Advertiser

Lisa and Mum Angie in outside a lake in Buckingham Palace gardens

St Albans business woman is invited to Buckingham Palace to celebrate Prince Charles’
70th Birthday Patronage.

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Article – My St Albans News

Lisa and Marisa from APGAW

City’s pet services owner invited to speak to Marisa Heath from the APGAW in Parliament.

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Article – The Herts AdvertiserPrinces Trust logo

St Albans start-up pet care business gets support from The Prince’s Trust.

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Blog

 

Why should you bother enrolling on to puppy classes?

Why should you bother enrolling on to puppy classes?

Welcoming a new puppy home can be an exciting time but also an overwhelming one! Dr Google has a mind field of information (a lot of it is outdated and inaccurate and can actually cause long term damage and/or suggest methods that suppress current challenges leading...

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How to stop puppies needle sharp teeth from hurting you

Why do puppies mouth and nip? Puppies explore the world with their mouths. They need to learn and we need to teach them that our hands are not play-things (it hurts!) and any contact with our skin results in the fun stopping. Puppies are teething and their teeth will...

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How to socialise your new puppy

What is socialisation? There is a critical socialisation period is thought to be 3- 12 weeks. During this window of a time it’s imperative that a puppy has been carefully exposed to a range of different experiences in a controlled and managed way. Socialisation refers...

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Reasons why puppies cry and how to help them

Reasons why puppies cry and how to help them

Crates Crates are helpful in providing a safe space for your dog. It’s important that it is a safe space and not a confinement or time out area. A crate needs to be somewhere the dog enjoys hanging out in – pop a blanket in there, and their toys and leave the door...

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How to improve choice and control for your cat

How to improve choice and control for your cat

Lack of choice can lead us to feel helpless, it can lead us to feel we don’t have control over our situation or our life. When we feel we have a lack of control over our situation we may feel stressed, angry or we may even display symptoms of learned helplessness – an...

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Tips on how to keep your puppy safe in your home

You have a new puppy! This is an exciting time but a huge responsibility. Here are some tips on puppy proofing your home: The Kitchen Make sure your puppy isn’t unsupervised in the kitchen as they may jump up on chairs and head towards the table with food on or on...

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What puppy is right for me?

What puppy is right for me?

When thinking about the breed of dog to get it’s important to consider whether your lifestyle, location and home is suitable for their needs. If you have a garden is it suitably fenced in and is the fence tall enough? Some dogs when they grow easily jump over fences....

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What to think about before you get a puppy

What to think about before you get a puppy

Aside from the budget considerations of costs of veterinary insurance, training, equipment, food, holiday care, and dog walkers (if you need one) and family considerations such as any existing allergies here are some things to research: Different breeds have different...

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Do you have a cat? Here are important lessons about litter trays

Do you have a cat? Here are important lessons about litter trays

Cat pee is really whiffy! It can be embarrassing, upsetting and smelly if you cat soils in your home. Prevention is better than cure so here are a list of ways to help your cat pee and poop where you’d like them to. I’ve categorised some ‘do’s and do not’s’ for you...

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Anthropomorphism – what is it and why does it matter?

Anthropomorphism – what is it and why does it matter?

Jane Goodall has famously been slated for anthropomorphising chimps. She argues, however that perceiving things simply from a scientific viewpoint gives us grounds to do abhorrent things. Indeed, Dr Susan Friedman explains that science tells us what we can and can’t...

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How to work out the reason for your dog’s behavior

Dog training is much more than obedience and teaching cues and commands. To have a happy, resilient and well-behaved dog it’s imperative to look at the dog’s behaviour and think about what dogs need, as well as simply training them. We always need to think about...

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On yer bike! Palace to Palace – The Princes Trust

On yer bike! Palace to Palace – The Princes Trust

After starting Albany Pet Services 3.5 years ago we launched the business with a 3k loan from the Princes Trust charity. Lisa had to write a business plan and submit it to a panel of 'dragons!' - they were actually experienced business mentors and very friendly...

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Lisa reaches the final of the Best Business Women Awards

Lisa reaches the final of the Best Business Women Awards

Lisa reached the final of the Best Business Women Awards in the 'Best Young Entrepreneur' category. Albany Pet Services founder, Lisa, was delighted to have reached the final and attend a fantastically fun gala evening at the Tower Hill Hotel in London on 11th October...

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My time at The Ralph

My time at The Ralph

Hello, thank you for coming to read my blog. There’s just a trigger warning before you read it: the blog makes reference to pet loss and wellbeing in the vet community so if these subjects are a trigger for you, you may not wish to continue reading. I was really lucky...

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How to prevent resource guarding and possessiveness in puppies

How to prevent resource guarding and possessiveness in puppies

Resource guarding is a really important topic that I don’t think enough people are aware of – I know I wasn’t when I first started working with dogs. Resource guarding can occur when a dog feels threatened that you’re going to take an item that they think is of great...

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Brilliant games to play with your dog and cat

Brilliant games to play with your dog and cat

Just like humans animals need to be mentally challenged and experience new things or we become bored, less inquisitive and sometimes less intelligent. Like us, if pets are bored they will find their own entertainment. If we’re bored we may overeat or wind people up to...

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Dog training – Oh, is that a rescue?

Dog training – Oh, is that a rescue?

On a few separate occasions I’ve been out walking dogs and I’ve been asked if they're rescue dogs. One of the dog’s was on the lead, as requested by her guardian, due to her recall. The other dog is a bit nervous around dogs bouncing up to her (fair enough!) while...

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Here are puppy training tips for you – The 10 commandments!

Here are puppy training tips for you – The 10 commandments!

Congratulations, you’ve welcomed a new puppy into your heart and home.  Here’s a list of commandments to follow when you embark on your new life with your puppy: If you have a crate for your puppy then make their crate a safe haven ; somewhere where a puppy enjoys...

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