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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 Local 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

 

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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Dog training and behaviour. What is positive reinforcement?

Dog training and behaviour. What is positive reinforcement?

There’s some terminology in the animal training world that I think can be easy to get confused about so I wanted to list some information about positive and negative reinforcement and punishment. With positive I think of a plus sign so it's always adding something and...

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Ask the cat sitter – “Why does my cat do that?”

Ask the cat sitter – “Why does my cat do that?”

As cat sitters in St Albans and Harpenden we often wonder and get asked why cats do certain things so we've compiled a list of behaviours that our feline friends display and the reasons behind them. Purr It was commonly thought that cats only purr when they’re happy –...

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So what is trigger stacking and why does it matter for my dog?

So what is trigger stacking and why does it matter for my dog?

I first heard about the concept of trigger stacking when I went on Grisha Stewart’s Behaviour Adjustment Training Course with my colleague, and it totally made sense to me – in life with dogs and my own life! I’ll start with some definitions: So a trigger is defined...

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Great places you can walk your dog in Hertfordshire

Great places you can walk your dog in Hertfordshire

Whether you're new to the St Albans area (welcome!) or need some inspiration from your usual walking haunts, we’ve compiled some popular walking spots for you to explore with your dog. We provide professional dog walking in St Albans and nearby. Jersey Farm Woodland...

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Living and learning with animals every day

Living and learning with animals every day

I was lucky enough to go on a 3 day seminar by Dr Susan Friedman who is a psychology professor. ‘She has pioneered the application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to animals. ABA represents the scientifically sound teaching technology and ethical standard that has...

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What do cats need for a feline friendly home?

What do cats need for a feline friendly home?

There's no denying it, cats are masterpieces! Here are some things that cats need to be happy, healthy and content.... Scooping that poop! There are lots of litter trays on the market which makes choosing one tricky. When you purchase a tray, think like a cat - think...

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How to cope with pet loss at Christmas and all year round

How to cope with pet loss at Christmas and all year round

Christmas time without your pet Christmas can be a time where laughter, love and good times are intensified. However, for some people it can be a time where loneliness is exacerbated by the idea that everyone has someone to spend Christmas with. Memories and feelings...

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