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9:30 am Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom
Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit. Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.   Dates Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays). Price £3.70 per child or £5.70[...]
10:00 am Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD sale  Monday 18 – Saturday 23 February at Burghfield Library, nothing more than £1. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35189
10:00 am Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for Halfterm @ Swindon MECA | England | United Kingdom
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019 10am – 4pm (Daily) UNLIMITED PLAY Bouncy Castles (up to 10yrs) Inflatable Obstacle Course (up to 10yrs) Toddler Soft Play (0-4yrs) 0-6 Months – Free Under 4’s –[...]
10:00 am Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom
Monday Rhymetime at Thatcham Library Rhymetime for under 3’s at Thatcham Library. Every Monday in term time, 10.00-10.20am. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286
10:00 am Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
For under 5s – come and join Music Mondays.  Join in with traditional songs and rhymes accompanied by live music. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Spaces are limited so please book in advance[...]
1:30 pm Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Duplo Play Sessions For toddlers and preschoolers: Mondays, 1.30-3.00pm all year round Wednesdays. 10.45am-12.15pm half-term and holidays An informal session to have fun with Duplo. Younger siblings welcome – we have a few baby toys to[...]
1:45 pm Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Let's Talk About the Old Days @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Let’s Talk About the Old Days Regular events for older people – Carers welcome. 3rd Monday each month, starts 19th November. Please call or email ahead if you wish to attend – For more information,[...]
2:00 pm Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom
Coffee and Craft Every Monday in term time, 2.00-4.00pm at Pangbourne Library. Drop in and bring any craft with you. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/
2:15 pm Family History Sessions @ Theale... @ Theale Library
Family History Sessions @ Theale... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 2:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Family History Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Family History Sessions Every Monday, 2.20pm-4.45pm at Theale Library. Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research. No need to book, just drop in. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook:[...]
4:00 pm VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and Frenc... @ Vici Academy
VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and Frenc... @ Vici Academy
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and French - Children Workshop! @ Vici Academy | England | United Kingdom
Learn to make French Crêpes (so practise new vocabulary), then we bake (to learn lots of action verbs), then we cook (just like French Chefs!) and of course, WE EAT (and play French shop!). The fun of the kitchen is also[...]

Which Puppy is right for you?

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puppyHow exciting that you’ve decided to bring a puppy into your life – it could be because you have more time on your hands – perhaps due to working part-time (this is why I got my first dog), or maybe life has moved on and its been a while since you’ve owned a dog and it is now time.

The process is the same whatever your reasons, and like any big decision you will want to get it right. After all it’s a huge commitment and you want to start with a puppy that has come from a good source.

First you need to decide what breed best fits with your lifestyle in terms of the amount of time you can commit to exercising your dog, its size and temperament, energy levels and how much grooming will be needed etc Then you need to find a responsible breeder as you will want to start with a puppy that has come from a good source.

A good starting point for a pedigree puppy is either the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme who have a puppy locator service, your local vets, or friends. It’s never a good idea to buy a pet unseen off the internet.

Before you contact the breeder, or are tempted to go and look at any puppies I would recommend you draw up a list of questions to ask, that way you won’t be tempted to buy on impulse. If you have done your research you will be aware of any inherited health issues associated with the breed, so you need to ask if these health checks were done before the bitch was mated and examine the certificates. Other things to enquire about are when the puppy has been wormed; what products you will need to buy for continuity; will any of the injections have been given before the puppy leaves; will it come with any insurance; and what age will the puppy will be ready to go to its new home.

Good breeders will want to know their puppies are going to only the best homes they can find so be prepared also for the breeder to ask you questions; they will want to know you can provide a responsible home – so don’t be offended if their questions may seem probing.

In order to avoid unscrupulous breeders selling puppy farmed dogs it’s vital that you see the puppies with their mother, not only that but it will also give you an idea of her temperament and the conditions in which the pups have been raised. The environment should be clean and tidy, the puppies should be alert with bright eyes free from discharge. If the breeder has done a good job the puppies should be happy to be handled; run your fingers through their coat to check for anything unusual like red patches or black specs which may be a sign of poor management. Its also good to ask about what sort of socialisation or training exercises the breeder has conducted, eg exposure to household appliances and interactions with people; the more attention that has been paid to this the easier your job will be. If you are unsure of anything then walk away – there are always plenty of litters around to choose from.

Once you have satisfied yourself that this is the right litter and the right pup for you then you are sure to be off to a good start. If you need help with any puppy training classes please feel free to contact me on the number below.

Jill Thorpe
Jill@DevelopYourDog.co.uk
07901 651 663
Develop Your Dog

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