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Groundbreaking New Study – Generation Pup

Groundbreaking New Study – Generation Pup

I have the absolute pleasure of being involved with something very exciting – Generation Pup.   Generation Pup is a groundbreaking new study funded by the Dogs Trust. This study is all about following the lives of puppies as they grow and develop. This is the first study of its kind to look at the health, behaviour and welfare of young dogs over time. What does it involve? The study involves owners filling out a series of questionnaires all about the environment, health,…

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Introducing Madison – My Beautiful Dog

Introducing Madison – My Beautiful Dog

I am so excited to announce that I am now the incredibly proud owner of my very own beautiful dog! Madison is a 4 year old Old Tyme French Bulldog. She has come from a loving home who sadly no longer have the time for her as they are adopting twins.   Madison (Maddie) has been in my life for just 2 weeks now but I am already absolutely in love. We have been on lots of exciting walks and…

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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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Working With Dogs – A Muddy Morning

Working With Dogs – A Muddy Morning

“I really hope this is just mud…” I think to myself with growing horror as I am laying face down in the thick, squelchy muck. Carly, the rather enthusiastic shar pei cross I am walking, is still pulling impatiently on the lead to get on with the walk, dragging me further through the cold, wet sludge. Eventually I bring myself to my feet and assess the damage – I am covered in the stuff. I tentatively sniff my hands and…

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