About Delia Graham


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Help my puppy is car sick!

Top tips avoid feeding shortly before your journey keep the vehicle cool make sure your puppy is comfortable and restrained securely close doors gently drive considerately The most common reason in puppies is motion sickness which often improves with age, perhaps as their balance system matures. However, stress can also become a factor as the […]

More surgery preparations

Although Sully will have physical limitations after surgery, his Collie brain will still need to be occupied. Having experienced Covid lockdown restrictions, I am sure most people can appreciate how it can affect mental well-being. In preparation I have been collecting smells. Investigating odour is a really important part of trips away from home, so […]

Preparing for surgery

I’ve had 3 weeks to prepare for Sully’s cruciate operation. So I have taught him several useful skills in that time. Firstly to wear the dreaded cone. He met it when it was flat on the floor, then gradually over several sessions I held it up and then more closed until I made it up […]

Covid 19 and the Painted Dogs of Africa

Dee4dogs is proud to continue supporting the work of the Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) at the Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) project in Zimbabwe. These beautiful animals are already endangered and under even greater threat due to the disastrous effects that the Covid-19 pandemic is having on the income of local people. Poaching is on the increase. […]

How to find a good trainer for you and your dog

Finding a good dog trainer can be a bit of a lottery unless you know where to look. There are some brilliant people out there doing excellent work to help families and their dogs to enjoy life together. Sadly there are still those who are out of date with their knowledge and talk about dominance […]

When Lockdown ends

We don’t know what changes the near future is going to bring to our lives. What we can be sure of is that many dogs will find the loss of near constant companionship distressing and it may trigger a range of behaviour problems. Research quoted by the RSPCA found that 8 out of 10 dogs […]

Adolescence has arrived!

Over the last 3 months Sully has continued to visit beaches, sheep, woods, horses, shops and fields, meeting people and friendly dogs. He has also had a lovely house-sitter take care of him, and Braccy, for 2 weeks while I was away. He is very handy round the home as he loves biting water from […]

4 months old already

Sully has now lived with me for more than half his life! The last month has been a whirlwind of learning how to manage his new experiences, rest, exercise and play which are changing as he grows up. I try to ensure a new experience each day along with at least one 10 to 15 […]