Taking Pets From the UK to France A Guide to Customs Requirements

When you travel to France, either to live or a long vacation, you may decide to bring your pet/s. Before you leave the UK, a pet must first be micro chipped (that can be read by European scanners) and vaccinated against rabies. A family may bring up to five pets into France, and each animal must have its own EU Pet Passport. This document will state that a valid rabies vaccination was given by a veterinary surgeon for each pet that is traveling to France. An animal must be over three months old to enter French territory. Your local vet should be able to provide you with all necessary info and paperwork.

If the rabies vaccination was the animals first vaccine then you will need to wait for 21 days before entering the country. If your pet needs an updated rabies vaccine, at least 30 days must pass between the vaccination and the day of departure. France is very strict about this.

Normal vaccinations and treatment for ticks, worms and other parasites are not compulsory for entry into France but are highly recommended as your pet will not have had chance to build up any immunity to new parasites and diseases that it would not normally have come into contact with in the UK. Diseases such as tick born Babesiosis, heartworm and Leishmaniasis (spread by sand flies) are relatively common in some parts of France so it is best to seek advice from your veterinary surgeon before traveling.

Dogs are very welcome in France; in fact some staff at restaurants will give your dog better service than yourselves! Judging by the amount of dog poo there is on the streets, the French are far less particular in cleaning up after their dog, which is contrary to the way …

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How to Get Your Dog to Come Back When He is Called

This article is going to try to explain to you how to get your dog to come back when he is called by you. It is a good thing to have an obedient dog, but more importantly it is good for you and the dog to have a connection because that way you can both be protected from an unwanted situation like him running away or going places he is not allowed to be. I have seen a lot of mean people that hit the dog when he doesn’t return or others complain to owners for letting their dog run around their children and stuff like that. So it is a very important part of the training process indeed.

I am going to try to explain the so called spring loaded recall exercise. It is very simple actually and it doesn’t require any special training environment or conditions. You simply take the dog out with a leash on him. Just to notice this exercise requires assistance. So with a friend or a family member you go out and take the dog for a walk.

Your friend holds the dog by his leash while you cuddle him, play him and get him so much excited that he would want to jump in your arms and kiss you. After you notice that your dog is very excited with you, you take a few steps back, say 20 feet, and you call your dog. Here timing is very crucial. The moment you call your dog your friend lets go of the leash and the dog will run into your hands.

Never forget to reward and praise the dog after a job well done. That’s a reflex for them thinking that we humans like what they are doing.…

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