The new trend for having your best friend be your best man, ring bearer or flower girl and as the old saying goes ‘a dog is for life not just for Christmas’, this might give you an indication as to how important mans best friend is nowadays. With more dog friendly cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, holidays and even cinemas popping up it will come to no surprise that on what is undoubtedly the most important day of your life you will want your best friend by your side.
Your dog is with you day in day out and plays a huge role in your family life for many years so it’s only natural to want to have them tag along on your wedding day too! Organising a wedding is no mean feat and takes months and months to get everything just as you want it and if you’re looking to bring your furry pet along to your ceremony we know how stressful it can be to make sure they are happy, fed, watered, exercised and taken care of both before and after the event.
If your four legged friend is the kind that would be happy to play a role in your wedding (you have to ask yourself do they mind big crowds? Are they well behaved? Do they get overwhelmed easily?) then the team at Salty Sea Dogs can help make this dream come true. We will meet you and your dog before the wedding and discuss the plans for the day, collect your pet from wherever is easiest for you, make sure they are looking and smelling their best! Bring them fed, watered and exercised to the wedding / photos or reception and return home or to our secure home from home boarding establishments. Everything is taken care of and you don’t have to worry about a thing!
So before you think it’s going to be impossible to have your best friend by your side then give us a call to discuss how we can help make all your dreams come true for your special day.
Doggy do’s and don’t at a wedding:
1) Overall make sure your pup is the kind that would be comfortable at an event like a wedding, they don’t mind large groups, lots of people and can be quiet when the time comes!
2) If you don’t think your best friend would enjoy the ceremony, there are after all sniffs to be had! Then they can still be a part of the day and join in with some post ceremony photos.
3) Clothes, everyone can agree that a puppy in a bow tie is cuter than no bow tie but if you are wanting to get some wedding clobber for your dog then make sure it fits properly, doesn’t make them too hot and doesn’t have any loose bits that can become a choking hazard. A simple matching collar or flower is more than enough to make them feel part of the day.
4) The photos, undoubtedly the most important part of the day and the part you want to get right as these will be a memory and part of your family for life, so a few weeks before the wedding get your pup used to posing in front of the camera or at least not get all shy when someone gets their phone out to take a picture of how cute they look!
5) Inform people, this includes the church or venue, the guests and the photographer, that way people won’t be surprised and can plan in advance if they need to take any tablets or medication.
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Are you planning on taking the biggest commitment of your life and want your fur baby to be there?
Let us take care of them for you. We can have them arrive for ring bearing duties, photos and celebrations, then settle them down for the night in our council liscensed home after an afternoon of secure, social exercise at one of our two secure, 4 acre secure paddocks.
Call us for a bespoke wedding package to suit your special day and ensure a happy, secure home from home: 07894648020
Holidays in Cornwall are all about fresh air, wide open spaces and above all the freedom to run.
Just like us, dogs enjoy the benefits of a holiday away from the usual routine, however their mind and body must be kept active to be healthy and happy, that’s where our ‘Adventurer Package’ steps in.
We can take over and provide your dog with a true 1:1 outdoor coastal experience. We have an extensive local knowledge of exciting coastal and woodland spaces where your dog can enjoy a full workout in the safety of an experienced handler and we will return them to you after a cool down in the sea; happy, clean and above all contently tired.
Our ‘Adventurer Package’ is tailored to dogs with high energy levels and who will benefit from a more intense exercise program. Our ‘Adventurers’ will experience cannicross hiking and running over 3-8 mile coastal paths, byways and common land all safely attached to a handler via a cannicross harness. We tailor our routes to your dog’s specific needs and will never take them further than what is enjoyable and manageable for them.
Salty Sea Dog ‘Adventurer Package’ includes:
- Cannicross harness and line
- Water break & rest stops
- Healthy treats
- GPS tracking and route mapping
- Live video updates and photo gallery
- Collection and return of your dog to your desired location
- Salty Sea Dogs ‘Adventurers’ badge to take home
Prices: from £35.00
Allow your dog the freedom they deserve call us for a bespoke package on: 07894648020. Walking, Daycare & Boarding at it’s best.
Welcome to the Salty Sea Dogs blog.
I’d like to write about the benefits of walking your dog in a group or ‘pack’ on a regular basis.
Pack walking is beneficial to a dog’s well being and improves both physical and mental health resulting in a calmer, happier more sociable companion.
Walking is an instinctual, natural activity for dogs that enables them to expel energy and stimulate both their mind and body. A good walk can significantly tire and calm an excited, hyper or high energy dog. This will save your home from destruction caused by boredom as well as allow your dog to thrive as a balanced member of your family.
By expelling your dog’s energy, you are allowing them to better focus on you, which greatly aids in training. If your dog is wound up and excited, they are much more likely to be distracted and unable to keep their attention focused on you, whether you are teaching them basic manners or trying to teach them some new tricks.
Not only does walking or running provide physical stimulation, but exploring their surroundings with their senses is also greatly instinctual which will tire them out and keep their mind and body healthy and balanced.
Group walks provide an ample opportunity for socialisation. It truly is amazing to see the difference between taking your dog for an off the lead walk alone and taking them with a pack of 3 or more dogs. Even though being with their pack mates can make them more playful and riled up, I find that my dogs are better behaved on pack walks, as well as more balanced and relaxed. Even dogs who aren’t used to or don’t love interacting with other dogs can benefit from a pack walk as long as the group has the right dynamic.
When out for a walk, private or in a group, your dog will encounter other people, other dogs, perhaps other animals as well as noises and scents that they likely do not get to experience at home. This will inspire confidence in your dog, again helping him become more balanced and relaxed.
If you have a new puppy at home, chances are you aren’t able leave work numerous times a day to give them a toilet break, feed them or keep them out of mischief. Puppy visits can shorten the amount of time it takes to house train your pup, as well as prevent messes, destruction and keep your new companion happy and content while you’re away. On occasion, I will bring along a calm and gentle pack member to interact with your puppy, to aid in early socialisation. When your puppy is old enough, they can tag along on group walks!
Why not give it a try, call me and discuss your requirements, I’ll be happy to accommodate you. 07894648020