Covid-19 – Lockdown procedure

Stylish Fido is currently only open to existing customers, and we are following the strict procedures set out by the Government during the Covid-19 lockdown.

I can continue to groom dogs for their own welfare; however, I must bathe all dogs and so can only offer full grooming services.

No teeth cleaning without a full groom

No puppy introductions (where there is no bath).  

No nail trims without a full groom.

Vulnerable? Shielding? Self-Isolating?

If you are vulnerable or shielding, I would suggest making an appointment for when the lockdown has eased. Similarly, if you are showing any symptoms or are self-isolating, I would be grateful if you re-arrange your booking. Please call me to discuss.

Appointment Procedures

At your appointment time, please enter the garden, and just inside the gate remove all collar and leads and let your dog off, (don’t forget to close the gate behind you first!).  I will be waiting. If your dog is small and likely to bolt as you leave, please put your dog on the table and I will collect from there, however please wear a mask whenever possible.

Please remember, I can see you at the gate on the CCTV so will know you are there. We can still talk across the garden. Please don’t try and enter the salon.

Try and use gloves or disinfect hands after using the gate handles.  I have left hand anti-bac on the outside of the gate for your use. 

I will pick up your dog from the garden and put straight in the bath. At the end of the groom, (and after I have sprayed your dog with an animal safe disinfectant), I will wait until you are safely inside the garden again before releasing your dog to you.

I would prefer direct payment via BACS whenever possible (contact me for details). If you have to pay cash, I can still take it, however, please let me know and leave it on the table.

Thank you for your continued custom at this time.

Stay safe everyone

Caroline and Willow

APDT – Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Over the last year, I have been working hard on my dog training qualifications, and am proud to say I have now passed all my theory and completed the classroom elements, and am now awaiting a full assessment in July.

I have now full Student membership and am fully able to teach all range of dogs and owners basic commands, behaviours and general good manners in both a 1-2-1 and full class situations.

Full membership will be given when I pass my assessment and more theory homework to be submitted early 2020, with assessment date booked for July 2020.

Classes will be starting soon!

Happy days, Happy dogs, Happy owners.

More Qualifications!!

I am so pleased to announce that I have now graduated to P2 TTouch practitioner.

This recognises my experience with TTouch, through workshops, ongoing training and continued development.

I am now able to teach 2-day workshops if I wish… watch this space !

Woop woop

2020 Workshops ! New Venue! – Sat 28th March 2020- POSTPONED

Introduction to Tellington TTouch for Companion Animals Workshop 2020

Same venue, also Wednesday 15th April 2020.

Please feel free to contact me if you are at all interested in attending a day workshop in Sussex.

2017 Tellington TTouch Workshops

NEW DATES FOR 2017

Saturday May 20th (10am- 4pm)

Sunday June 11th (12noon – 5pm)

Sunday August 20th (12noon – 5pm)

Saturday October 21st (10am – 4pm)

Venues and details the same for each workshop as detailed below, however Saturday workshops are £60, Sundays are £50, spectators £40 on either days.

Introduction to TTouch including Touches, Bodywork and Groundwork.

Will involve inside work and outside exercises. Open to all ages of people and dogs. A relaxing day learning about how to calm and positively influence your dog.

Suitable for all dogs, except those with dog on dog aggression, but please contact me to discuss.

Please bring lunch, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Places limited to 5 dogs, so please contact me if interested.

£60 (saturdays)  or £50 (Sundays)  per person with one dog.

Spectator places £40 each.

The Cowshed Studio
Hammes Farm
Washington Road
Wiston
Steyning
West Sussex

BN44 3DA

September 2016 TTouch workshops

I will be holding two more workshops in Steyning.

Saturday 3rd September 10-4pm

Sunday 18th September 12-5pm

Introduction to TTouch including Touches, Bodywork and Groundwork.

Will involve inside work and outside exercises. Open to all ages of people and dogs. A relaxing day learning about how to calm and positively influence your dog.

Suitable for all dogs, except those with dog on dog aggression, but please contact me to discuss.

Please bring lunch, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Places limited to 5 dogs, so please contact me if interested.

£50 per person with one dog.

Spectator places £40 each.

Feedback from TTouch workshop (July 2016)

“The thundershirt has arrived and he has had it on for a short time to get used to it.
Tried the ear touches before flyball and were a great help.
So pleased I signed up for your workshop.”

“Caroline was really clear with her explanations and very understanding with my dog… I enjoyed the lead walking and Body Wraps” – July 2016

“..(The workshop) helped with ideas for my dogs stress and problems… There were opportunity for clarification after each topic was introduced”

“Nice to have an excellent venue and the opportunity to work inside and outside… Really enjoyed the day”

” (The workshop covered) Harness work, line work, different touches, lead work.  I enjoyed the proprioception exercises and working on calm lead and harness…”

“Well presented and explained and demonstrated”

” (I particularly enjoyed)… Groundwork and interrupting my dog’s barking with Touches.

Microchipping – The Law – April 2016

Well we are here, 6 April 2016.  The new Law on Microchipping comes into effect today.  What does it mean to you?

From today (6 April 2016), all puppies and dogs have to be microchipped by the time they are 8 weeks old with the keeper’s details recorded on an appropriate database.

If you have a dog that is not microchipped OR your details are not up to date on the database (e.g. address/keeper/phone number) then you are liable for a fine of £500.

You will have 21 days to either microchip your dog or update your details before a fine is issued.

Microchipping your dog will not prevent your animal from going missing or being stolen, but it vastly improve your chances of having your animal reunited with you if it is picked up and passed to a dog warden/vet who can then look up your details and call you to give you the good news that your dog has been found.

Remember the law states that dog wardens/police are only obliged to give you 7 days notice before they can put your dog to sleep, so if your details are not up to date, this is a possibility, and the reason it is now law to keep your details correct on the database.

Please also remember it is also law for all dogs to have a name tag with the keeper’s name and address on it.  This has not changed with the new microchipping law.

If you live in Steyning and need to have your dog microchipped asap, then contact me, as I am a registered microchip implanter, and will register your dog (or cat) on the Petlog database.

Caroline

 

 

TTouch Workshop May 2016

I will be holding an Introduction to Tellington TTouch on Saturday 21st May 2016.

Venue: Cowshed Studio, Steyning Hosted by Caroline Still P1 Practitioner

Changing behaviour through posture – Learning skills to help calm, relax, and give confidence to your dog or cat”

Suitable for calming excitable dogs, teaching puppies manners, dogs that pull on the lead, dogs with fearful tendencies, calming dogs reactive to noise (eg fireworks) and much much more…

I will be teaching you about this holistic, respectful way of learning, training, behaviour and communication with your animal, the day will consist of individual and group sessions and slow outside groundwork exercises for your dog, nothing strenuous or difficult!. Available for all ages and abilities, puppies or older dogs. (no dog-to-dog aggressive animals please. Contact me for details on individual sessions.)

£50 per person with maximum of one dog per paying person. Spectators £40 welcome.

Price includes tea, coffee, biscuits, please bring your own lunch.

Places very limited due to small class size, please book now, a deposit will be required to hold your place.

All enquires and bookings through Caroline please on caroline@stylishfido.co.uk
or call 07940 080980

Labels and Intention

At one of my successful workshops this year (2014), we talked about ‘labels’ we use on our dogs e.g. my dog is ‘naughty‘ or she is ‘my poor rescue’.  When we attach emotions and negative words to describe our animals we see them imperfect or having problems.  They may not be the perfect beings we imagined or are striving for, but how about we call them ‘challenging and in-training’ or ‘my new best friend’ . When we think and talk of them negatively we put that emotion down the lead and reinforce feelings we don’t actually want to encourage.  So give your loved companions a pat on the back, imagine them as you want them to be, and strive forward with perfect intentions and help your animal be the best they can be, they will follow your lead – literally!