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Socialisation versus Socialising in Dogs

Action Petz aims to provide a safe environment where dogs and their guardians can enjoy socialising with others. Sometimes dog guardians make contact to ask if they can bring their dog along because “they need some socialisation”. In these cases, we need to ask a few more questions because in dog behaviour terms ‘socialisation’ means something very different to ‘socialising’! The …

Action Petz Newport Update

An Update on Action Petz Newport

Dear valued customers, It’s been a challenging time for all with many ups and downs, and there are some changes afoot on our side that we wanted to keep you up to date with: Action Petz Newport: We have had to take the decision to relocate our Newport site, sadly, we don’t own the building and it is being sold. …

Full Centre (Parks & Dog Day Care) Closures

Dear Action Petz friends, After tonight’s announcement from the Prime Minister, we have no choice but to fully close our centres; this includes our Play Parks, Doggy Day Care, Dog Grooming and training services at Cardiff, Cornwall, Newport and Swansea for the foreseeable future. All Doggy Day Care bookings for tomorrow (Tuesday, 24th of March), and until we are able …

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COVID-19 Play Park Closures

Dear Action Petz Play Park Members, It is with a heavy heart we inform you that due to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s advice from our government and the World Health Organisation, we are left with no option but to close all of our dog play parks (Cardiff, Newport and Swansea) from Saturday, 21st of March 2020 until …

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Dear Action Petz members,  As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to have a dramatic impact across the globe, our top priorities at Action Petz remain the health and safety of the pets you entrust to our care, in addition to the health and well-being of our employees, loved ones, and you, our valued members. Our centres are open, and might continue to …

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Is my dog playing or fighting?

Dog-dog play can look and sound dramatic. All that chasing, pinning, biting and growling can sometimes appear like dogs are fighting. So, how can you tell what’s really going on? Assess for MARS! The answer lies in being able to spot MARS! Not the planet Mars, but the system of communication that dogs use to tell the other dog that …

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Help! My dog acts like a lunatic around other dogs!

When they get a dog, many owners dream of taking them to the park and watching them play happily with other dogs. It can be embarrassing and come as quite a shock when their normally gentle and affectionate dog turns into a barking, lunging, snapping lunatic at the mere sight of another dog. Late night walks and lots of stress! Many …

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Keeping your dog safe and happy this Christmas

Christmas is almost around the corner! And with it comes a week or two of lots of festive celebrations, excitement and a busy time for the whole family. Christmas also means a few extra hidden dangers for your pooch! But fear not, our handy guide will tell you everything you need to know about keeping your dog safe and happy …

Action Petz Blog Cold weather and your dog

Cold weather and your dog: keeping your pet safe and comfortable.

The cold weather is back! All the leaves are down and the nights are getting longer. Suddenly, all you want to do is curl up on the sofa with a lovely warm drink and a blanket! You are certainly comfortable, but what about your dog? Is your pet truly as safe and comfortable as possible in the cold weather months? …