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Walk and Talk Series | Fetch and Follow Dog Walks | November

Here at Fetch and Follow a daily dog walk is an integral part of our routine (and also happens to be our favourite part!). Having a dog opens a world of opportunity everyday with a new adventure every time you hook up your dog's collar to their lead. You never know who you are going to meet and the stories you will share.

With this in mind we are excited to announce our November Fetch & Follow’s Walk & Talk will be taking place on Sunday 25th.

All about festive fun, the session will start in East London’s Haggerston Park then onto Broadway Market before reaching Fetch & Follow’s Christmas Market for Dogs and Dog Lovers. The walking group will all receive an exclusive goodie bag and coffee, along with their very own Christmas snap by popular pet photographer Rachel Oates, who will have a pop-up photo studio at the market. Wearing your festive finest is advised!

The Walk is FREE to attend but spaces are limited

email victoria@fetchandfollow.com to book your place

Fetch & Follow Walk and Talk Series | Training Tops from Oli Juste

 We were amazed by Oli's knowledge and personality when we first met him and were delighted to have him as our guest specialist for our second walk and talk.

We loved meeting new people and dogs and also learnt a lot about our dogs thanks to Oli Juste's advices and simple exercices. 

For those that couldn't make it to the walk and in case any of the participants have missed out on something, here is a recap of Oli's top tips after our walk; 

Keep playtime with other dog to short bursts - especially if you see play-fighting behaviours. Here is a link to a video where Oli describes dogs body language. Oli also explains why play fighting should always be structured and controlled. 

Socialising does not mean playing with every dogs you meet. 

Going on lead walks in the streets of London with other dogs is a brilliant way to socialise. Sharing sniffs, and weeing on things together is clearly great fun.

Never expect other dogs to teach your puppy good manners, it’s a risky game. You should get involved, interrupt a play yourself, and walk away before it get too crazy. 

Familiarise yourself with signs of stress in dogs so you can recognise them and rescue your puppy should he/she be asking for help.

If your dog doesn’t to play, walk away.  

 

Lastly, here is a link to a very helpful video where Oli uses videos made for various different other projects and pint-points signs of stress in dogs whilst experiencing every-day life.

Thank you everyone who joined us for our second Fetch &  Follow Walk and Talk.

The third walk of the series will be taking place on Sunday 25/11/2018, we will be going on an early (ish) walk in the morning before heading to our Winter Waggingland, our Christmas Market for dogs where we will be meeting a very special dog expert. 

More infos about the walk to come, keep posted :)

Christmas Market for Dogs | Winter Waggingland


Back by popular demand, Fetch & Follow’s Christmas Market for Dogs and Their Owners will once again return to East London. Newly named Winter Waggingland the market is set to bring festive joy to four-legged friends and the people who love them.

This doggy day out is the perfect opportunity for new discoveries beyond the world wide web where your dog can try petwear styles for size and taste test new flavours. Confirmed brands so far include event hosts Fetch & Follow for stylish, functional and expertly fitted collars, leads and petwear designed for the urban dog; Scout’s Honour who offer the coolest ‘merit’ embroidered badges to add a unique look to your dog’s coat or bandana; Occam for modern coats for sighthounds, with sizes to fit Italian Greyhounds up to Whippets; Make Them Roar, who offer a stylish curation of contemporary products for both dogs and cats; Growlees where ‘chatty’ collar charms such as Ain’t Too Proud To Beg and Fashion Hound reign supreme; Lead The Walk for the coolest petwear and accessories scoured from across the globe, with styles and prices for all; Edwyn UK who will be decamping from their Spitalfields spot to share their popular dog neckerchiefs, treat bags, zip pouches and more, all using patchwork, hand printing and applique techniques; and Hiro + Wolf, offering handcrafted, colourful accessories for cats and dogs using luxurious supple leathers and vibrant fabrics sourced on their travels to East Africa and India.

Getting tongues drooling will be Neoh & Nobo, who will delight dogs with their human grade, natural treats including biscuits and Peanut Butter For Dogs. For pet-loving-people, there will also be lifestyle gifts from Hoop n Loop who hand-draw and embroider pictures of your pet onto garments to make the coolest sweats and tees, along with Ros Shiers – a London-based illustrator creating hand-drawn art prints, greeting cards and bespoke portraits devoted to dogs.



Residents Netil Radio will be getting hounds and their humans into the spirit with Christmas tunes galore and wearing your festive finest is also encouraged, as top pet photographer Rachel Oates will be returning with her pop-up studio, to capture cute family paw-traits to share with all your friends.

In addition to the pet takeover, Netil Market’s regular resident shops will be open offering crafted jewellery, homeware, plants, and more, as well as outdoor clothing company Outdoor People, who will be giving expert advice on the perfect dog walking items to keep owners warm and dry this winter. Netil’s street food and drink vendors will also be open on the day adding to the fun Christmas market vibe!

Fresh from London Design Festival pop-up, we will also be showcasing the Dog Art Postcard Wall at the market. Celebrating all things dogs and in association with contemporary dog-centric magazine Four & Sons, the wall exhibits the creative work of 50 different artists to help raise money and awareness for the WECare Sri Lanka charity that helps care for Sri Lankan street dogs. From photography from the likes of interior-loving Nicole England of @Resident.dog and personality-capturing @thegregmurray to illustrators Walter Glassof of @walter_dogs and @susumukamijo, there is something to appeal to all kinds of dog and design lovers. A complete book of all postcards will be available to purchase with profits of each sale being donated to the charity. Visitors will also be encouraged to take postcards of their choice in exchange for a token donation.

Winter Waggingland – A Christmas Market For Dogs & Their Owners, will be hosted by Fetch & Follow on Sunday 25th November, 11-4pm,

Netil Market,

13-23 Westgate Street, London, E8 3EL.