Thank you for visiting my site and welcome to Barkers of Westbourne. Barkers provides a first class and professional pet care service covering the Bournemouth and Poole areas.
I can offer Dog Walking, Training, Day Care, Pet Minding, Transportation and general Key Holder Services. I am fully insured and a member of NarpsUK (National Associates of Registered Pet Sitters UK). I can also provide advice on your pets diet and well being. I also offer a small range of well researched Holistic and Planet Friendly products which are available from my online shop. Barkers is here to work around you and your pets, helping you to care for them.
Talk to the Animals
Often with dogs, many behaviour problems are simply the result of a breakdown in communication. For example, most of us don’t even realise that our dogs are continually reading our facial expressions and body language for direction and signalling, as they would do as part of a pack. This is why training can often prove to be difficult and frustrating for both parties. How we communicate and behave around our dogs is key and with a combination of the correct body signalling and the use of simple, single word commands, training and communicating with dogs can be a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. Our dogs are not human after all and so the better we become at adapting our language to theirs the quicker and easier we are able to understand each other.
In addition to this and based on my own experiences, I am a great believer in the complementary and holistic approach to medicine, healing and feeding. I’ve always hated the idea of pumping my pets small bodies with chemicals if it could be avoided. I have used homoeopathy, for myself and for pets for any simple ailments and symptoms, such as bruising, sprains, fleas, itchy skin and allergies. I am also studying other healing techniques. Complementary medicines are just that and do not replace conventional medicine. Pet owners should always consult their vet if their pets become unwell or they are worried about them.
Barkers of Westbourne can offer you the following services…
Dog Walking Bournemouth and Poole Areas
Dog Day Care
Advice on health, well being and training
A range of planet friendly, natural and holistic products
Stockist of holistic approved Green Dog – dog food
Click on the map on the right to see if our services cover your area.