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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

 

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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What dog body language to look for when dog training

Communication is a two way street. You have to try and anticipate what a dog may do in a given situation. If they are tense, hackles raised and tail upright and moving quickly then trouble may be afoot so do a quick u-turn with an upbeat “let’s go!” Make sure you use...

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What should be in my first aid kit?

What should be in my first aid kit?

I spent a few hours in the minor injuries department in St Albans City Hospital, this week.. I dropped my very heavy laptop on my big tootsie and had to check whether it was broken! Luckily it isn't! The nurses were very kind and helpful and I was seen relatively...

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Dog walkers language: “This way please.. thank you”

I talk to pets. I say please and thank you to them. You may think I'm a bit crazy, but there's method in my so called madness so please do read on. I remember when I first set up my business and a lady who I admire very much for all her qualifications and all the work...

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Solo dog walkers in St Albans and Harpenden

We interact with dogs daily on with our solo dog walker service in St Albans and Harpenden. We get up close and personal with dogs very quickly in terms of going into their home and popping on their harness to go for a walk. We have had dogs who need some more...

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Different dog breeds will have different dog needs

Whether they’re the same breed or not, all the dogs we as dog walkers in St Albans and Harpenden have different likes, dislikes, traits, characteristics, temperaments and needs. Having said this, when planning to welcome a dog into your home it’s really important to...

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The benefits and negatives of a cattery and cat sitter

This article seeks to determine whether catteries or visits from a pet sitting company are the most preferable option for a cat’s wellbeing, while their guardians are away. I will discuss the option of cattery stays and visits from a pet sitting company and the...

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Albany Pet Services fundraise for the Blue Cross

Albany Pet Services fundraise for the Blue Cross

Albany Pet Services shared the love this summer by donating money for each dog walk completed in July to the Blue Cross.We Lisa Sinnott, founder of Albany Pet Services providers of solo dog walkers, cat sitters and pet sitters said: "I admire the Blue Cross'...

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