Taking up New Hobbies with your Dog

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Your dog loves spending time with you and what better than to start a new hobby or pastime with your canine friend? Scientific Nutritional Products takes a look at a few, fun activities you can undertake with your canine friend!

Dog Showing

Prior to undertaking showing classes it is vital to ensure your dog is in optimum health. Health is of paramount importance, so ensure your dog is being provided a balanced, nutritious diet and undertaking plenty of exercise.

The next bridge to cross is to decide which classes to compete in! Only pedigree or pure breed dogs are able to compete in the major Kennel Club competitions as the Kennel Club sets a Breed Standard which represents the ideal conformation and characteristics for that breed. If your dog isn't a pure breed, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy showing classes, simply look up local, fun shows or you can even enter Scruffts, the cross-breeds class which began in 2000 and now held at the iconic show Crufts since 2013!

Dog showing means making sure your dog looks good! Make sure you have all the necessary supplies to groom your dog. Training is vital for the show dog. The show environment can be distracting and sometimes stressful for your canine so ensure he is well-trained in remaining focused on you. Finally remember diet can have a huge effect on the skin and coat condition, and in order to maintain healthy skin and a glossy coat, every dog requires a healthy lifestyle and nutritious diet, treating your dog from the inside out. 

Cani X

If you already enjoy running with your canine friend then this great fun, new hobby is for you.  Cani X provides a fantastic way to get fit in the fresh air and enjoy an invigorating workout whilst spending time with your dog.  The sport involves competing and taking part in a organised fun run whilst your dog is strapped and attached directly to you via a specially designed, safe,  CaniX line; ‘harnessing your dog’s strength’, which comes in pretty handy for the hills!

Cani X is an ideal way in which to help maintain a healthy lifestyle for you and your dog. The CaniX competitions start at 2.5km building up to 5km runs whilst remaining strongly focused on having fun with your dog, the most important thing!

To enjoy Cani X it is essential your dog is moving freely with optimum mobility.  Using a good quality glucosamine for dogs supplement will maintain dog joint health. Scientific Nutritional Products offer Canine Joint Right which provides a comprehensive supplement which includes Glucosamine for Dogs, Chondroitin, MSM, Hyaluronic Acid and Omega 3 offering your dog the ultimate Joint Aid for Dogs package. Canine Joint Right supplement can help to support joint cartilage, soothe and ease aching joints and the unique addition of MSM helps to build cartilage, ligaments, tendons and synovial fluid.

Dog Agility

Canine Agility can become a real addiction. It's fun, friendly and keeps you and your dog in tip-top shape. There are more than 300 licensed agility shows held annually, not to mention the numerous special sponsored events which take place nationwide. It is essential that your dog is fully socialised to enjoy this fun hobby to full and important for your dog’s safety and others around him that you have effective control at all times, especially as your dog will be competing off-lead. Your dog will love the multiple dynamics agility brings including learning, exercising, spending time with you and socialising!

In order to enjoy new hobbies to the full supplying Canine Joint Right in the diet can help can help support your four-legged friend succeed in comfort. The comprehensive supplement which includes Glucosamine for Dogs, Chondroitin, MSM, Hyaluronic Acid and Omega 3 offers your dog the ultimate joint health package. To find out more visit the website www.horsesupplementsdirect.co.uk

For more information or to receive one-to-one nutritional advice specific to your dog contact our nutritional specialist Peter Fishpool on FREEPHONE 0800 032 7774 or Tel: 01377 254900. Visit the website or our Facebook page to keep up with our informative, weekly blog looking at a range of equine and canine issues!

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