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Top Winter Safety Tips for Dogs

Top Winter Safety Tips for Dogs

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The Christmas lights are starting to go up, gifts are beginning to be bought, the days are getting shorter and it’s the last stretch before the holidays. Winter can also be a wonderful time of year for your dog too. Though this season does have some unique dangers and considerations for your four-legged friend. So follow these top tips to ensure a happy and healthy pooch throughout the long nights of Winter! Low Temperatures…

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Snuffle Mat Tutorial

Snuffle Mat Tutorial

A dog’s most powerful sense is their sense of smell, dogs just love to sniff! Giving dogs opportunities to use their nose in the home is hugely enriching for them. Snuffle mats are great ways to do this. Simply sprinkle their food or treats onto the mat and allow them to use their noses and brains to find it! This is also great to slow down fast eaters. A dog spending 5-10 minutes using a snuffle mat can actually tire…

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Hot Dogs to Happy Dogs: 10 Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

Hot Dogs to Happy Dogs: 10 Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

Summer can be wonderful time of year. Months full of beautiful weather, long daylight hours, day trips, time off work and holidays. It can also be a wonderful time of year for your dog. The better weather and longer days means that owners are more inclined to go on longer walks and do more outdoor activities that dogs can join in with. Kids are off school and many adults take time off work meaning that dogs get more company during…

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The Dangers of Punishing Growling

The Dangers of Punishing Growling

The way that dog’s communicate with us can, at times, be complex, subtle and hard to interpret. One tool that dogs do have in their communication toolbox that is none of those things however is growling. Even the most un-doggy person knows that when a dog growls it is not happy and would really rather you stopped what you were doing before things escalate! Now, many people understand the basics of social learning theory – that is the way that…

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Crufts – The Good, The Bad, and The Fluffy

Crufts – The Good, The Bad, and The Fluffy

Crufts, the oldest and perhaps one of the most well known dog shows in the world, kicks off today. As always I find myself incredibly conflicted over this event. On the one hand it is, above all, a celebration of dogs and a gathering of dog lovers from all over the country and indeed, the world. However, on the other hand, parts of the event encourage and celebrate the breeding of unhealthy dogs and inappropriate handling. In this post I…

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New Year Resolutions for You and Your Dog

New Year Resolutions for You and Your Dog

2015 is almost at an end and this is the time of year we look ahead and make plans and goals for the New Year. Some of the most popular resolutions don’t have to just benefit yourself and make you a better person, they can also be beneficial for your dog. Here’s some New Year resolution ideas to benefit both you and your dog! Get Fit and Healthy Agility classes are a brilliant way to keep both you and your…

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Make Christmas Fun and Safe for Dogs

Make Christmas Fun and Safe for Dogs

So it is officially Christmas week! Christmas is a magical time of the year but, at times, it can be a little scary, and even dangerous, for dogs. Bringing a tree into the house, rearranging furniture, new decorations, visitors, changes in routine. For some dogs this can be difficult to cope with. Here are some tips on making Christmas a fun and safe time for your dogs. The Christmas Tree For some, the tree is the most important and iconic…

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Caring for an Older Dog

Caring for an Older Dog

Sadly, dog’s lives are far shorter than our own and can only be part of our lives for a relatively short amount of time. That crazy gorgeous puppy will grow up into a crazy gorgeous adult dog and then into a (probably not so crazy) gorgeous senior dog. When dogs become older they may need slightly different care in order to extend and maximise their quality of life in their senior years. Of course, different breeds become “senior” dogs at different…

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