Dicky Dog Blog

Buy in haste, repent at leisure!

Our ethos has always been to make a fantastic product which does the job properly! We have achieved this whilst paying our brilliant Cornish production people a good wage and all the rightful VAT and Corportation Tax (a very strange ethos to have apparently these days). To put it in short, our prodcuts are Made in England, by adults. An unfortunate consequence in having this ethos is that our products...

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Why Anne Main is Wrong

I feel there are few people better placed to comment on the behaviour and attitude of dog owners in regards to dog fouling. For the last 8 years I have travelled the UK and spoken to hundreds of thousands of dog owners about the problem of dog fouling, including the dumped poo bag problem the lack of bins and where they believe it is acceptable to not pick up. The biggest problem is not the lack...

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BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries

What a great and informative piece on Monday 24th Novembers, BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries programme Episode 2. So many times when I’m at a show I have a discussion with poeple about why we have to pick up everywhere. It isn’t just about stepping in it, which is nasty and annoying, it’s also about the health of our countryside, water table and farm animals. Picking up after your...

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Treat Bag Video Demo

I’ve been brought, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century by my son! You can now see a lovely little video demo of out treat bags. See all the benefits for yourself and see how quick and easy it is to access those treats to get the best performance from your dog; whether you are training your puppy or trying your hand at dog agility, our treat bags won’t let you down.

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Your dog’s poo is toxic

At last, some one has put up the sign that tells it how it is! YOUR DOG’S WASTE IS TOXIC. This is a great poster placed by the National Trust in St Agnes, Cornwall. Lets hope this starts a new trend of telling people the truth. Picking up after your dog isn’t about fines and avoiding getting caught, it’s about doing the right thing all the time, and knowing why it’s the right...

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Ebola in Dogs

Ebola in dogsWhilst listening to the news today regarding the Ebola victim in Spain I learnt that her dog had been destroyed as it could also have contracted the disease from her.  I have no idea whether Ebola can be passed on via animals, and it would appear that scientists have differing opinions themselves, but it did cause a certain amount of fear in my mind.  I’m not one to pay much heed...

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Treat Bags get seal of approval

Karen Wild, profesional dog trainer, author and dog behaviour feature writer in Dogs Today magazine, recentlly put our new treats bags through some rigorous testing in her dog training classes and her review is so glowing it even made me blush! If you already know of our products you will know that we pride ourselves on great quality, reliability and usefulness. We want to make products that our...

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Cattle Culling because of Parasite in Dog Waste

Here is a very interesting report on BBC Countryfile about a parasite called Neospora. Dogs act as a host to these parasites which they can pick up from all types of meat and food and as there is no cure or vaccine so the parasite won’t be eradicated with worming tablets. If infected dog waste is left and the contaminated grass is injested by cattle the only way of erracdicating the disease...

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It’s gonna take more than just another pick up campaign!

Please don’t misunderstand my views written here, I commend everyone involved in trying to encourage more dog owners to act responsibly, but yet another poop scoop campaign, this one entitled THE BIG SCOOP which launches on 14th June 2013, involving Keep Britain Tidy, Ben Fogle, Kirsty Allsop and the Dogs Trust, will bring exactly the same results it always has and NO PERMANENT POSITIVE EFFECT...

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