June is officially the first month of summer. Not sure if we’re happy to see the back of the first half of the year or we’re wondering what’s in store for the next 6 months. Either way, the sun will hopefully shine, the days are gloriously bright and there’s Father’s Day to celebrate on Sunday 21 June.
The benefit of having a dog or two in your life is that they will show their appreciation for you every day. Leave the house for a couple of hours and you’ll be greeted with a display of affection worthy of a superhero warrior. Tail wags, rejoiceful leaping accompanied by their encouragement of enticing you into a game of slipper rugby! As a pawparent, it is always lovely to be shown the extra appreciation for your all-weather dog walks, poop scooping and snack sharing.
When you’re looking for a great gift to buy your dad how about going practical and getting a car seat or boot cover? It’s one of those gifts that keeps on giving. For only under £20 it keeps car seats and boots clean from muddy paws and dirty feet. Let’s face it, how many pairs of cuff-links can one wear, especially since so many of us are currently ‘working from home’, with not a formal shirt in sight!
Keeping it real, and practical, biodegradable dog poop bags will be the gift that's not to be sniffed at! Big tie handles are a must, they're environmentally friendly, waterproof and leak-free, biodegradable and made from recycled material. When you've gotta scoop the poop, it's a practical dog lovers gift for all dog fathers.
With the UK now emerging from lock-down, it also means we are likely to be travelling further to exercise and explore on a day out. So, you’ve ordered your car seat protector and you’ve checked out some dog friendly adventures that are ready to welcome you, post lock-down.
June is National Microchipping Month which raises awareness that it is compulsory for all dog owners in the UK to have their dogs microchipped and recorded with a government compliant microchip database. The government’s website has a list of all the databases which meet their standards and it’s your responsibility to ensure your dog is chipped.
If you move house or change any personal details such as your phone number or email REMEMBER to update the details with the database. Depending on how organised you are, create an electronic file or physical file with information about your dog so, when you get to a point that you need to amend any information, your dog’s chip details are easily found.
Regardless of how great your dog’s recall is and how far from home you travel, it’s wise to check your dog’s microchip details. Unfortunately, dogs (and cats) also go missing from gardens, homes and even cars as well as when you’re out walking. Lost dogs are more likely to be reunited with their owners if they are microchipped and those details are kept updated.
You know how much we love to see you adventures. Garden games or out on a walk, remember to tag us with #gingerted. If you’ve got a great dog-friendly place you’re happy to share, let us know as we’re always interested in new places to take the boss.
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