Welcome to the Pause Box.

This website is a dedication to my amazing dogs from the past to the present. They have all been a true inspiration to me and i have learnt so much from every one of them. From the simple beginnings of the family pet who wondered the streets follow us wherever we went; the shadow, always looking out for us; to the guard dog, obedience dog and then the working dogs. Each a stepping stone, teaching me that each dog is individual and have different needs.

The Pause Box will be a Diary of sorts, a place where i can document my memories, learning & training experiences.

Why the name, Pause Box? Well according to Wikipedia "The pause box is a square marked off on the ground, usually with plastic pipe or construction tape, where the dog must perform the "pause" behaviour; so as the name suggests it’s a place to stop for a moment, and reflect.


Toxic Plants to our Pets

Pet-owners know that dogs and cats often have a penchant for eating strange things. Cats may gravitate toward plastic or wool, and many a dog will chew on whatever it can get its chops around. And then there are plants. Whether garden plants, houseplants, plants in the wild, or flowers from the florist–plants can provide a tasty and tempting diversion for animals, one that can be at odds with your pet’s health.

Foods Poisonous to Pets

Chocolate, Macadamia nuts, avocados, grapes and raisins…these foods may sound delicious to you, but they’re actually quite dangerous for our animal companions. There are many foods that may cause allergies and other problems to our pets.

Here is a handy list of the top toxic people foods to avoid feeding your pet. Please note that the information contained in this lists is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather a compilation of the most frequently encountered.

For further information Please visit the ASPCA Website