The Frisbee is commonly associated with playtime in the park, lobbing the Frisbee as far as we can and waiting for our pooch to retrieve the disc in record time. Well, this park activity is now considered a dog sport, with competitions and trophies to be won. Continue reading
We are all familiar with those big doe eyes our dogs gives us when we’re tucking into our Friday night take away, or Sunday roast. It is near impossible to turn down their longing gazes, especially when the food smells so good.
When we consider our furry friend’s teeth, forgetting breed and size, it is impossible to deny they are fundamentally carnivore.
As a result of this a few years ago a new concept of diet was created called BARF. What started as a small group of people became introduced to the natural dog food world. Today it is a philosophy for those who enjoy preparing their dog’s meals.
The other day we covered all the different types of collars to choose from, today the humble lead gets some attention.
Are you using the best lead option for your dog?
Perfect to introduce your dog to their first few walks. If your dog is an adult and doesn’t pull on the lead it would also be a great option for you. Don’t forget to inspect the lead frequently, as with wear and tear they can break while on a walk, leading to a potentially missing pooch.
I think we are all familiar with Home Alone, where little Macaulay Culkin is left behind from a family holiday. The havoc that ensues makes for brilliant comedic value, but in real life we may not find it too funny.
Leaving a child home alone would certainly not be a wise move, not to mention highly frowned upon, maybe even with local authorities getting involved depending on the child’s age.
We are sure every time you visit your local pet store in search for a new dog collar you think: Which is best? Why are there so many types?
We are going to try and help you choose which collar is best for your dog:
First of all, you should be clear on what type of material you want for your dog’s collar:
Leather collar are great for dogs allergic to other materials. These are also the most appropriate for larger dogs with a lot of strength. Normally they are fastened by a buckle.
Pablo Picasso had a Dachshund called Lump, named after the German word for ‘Rascal’. Picasso was once cited as saying, ‘Lump, he’s not a dog, he’s not a little man, he’s somebody else.’ It is reported although Picasso had many dogs, Lump was the only one he took in his arms.
If you have a dog, you will know the perils of trying to fit in enough exercise for them around your hectic schedule. As much as your dog loves walkies, it can be a chore and sometimes lonely for many of us. Continue reading
We have all heard of dogs for the blind, but have you heard of dogs for deaf people?
Being the intelligent animals they are, dogs can help us in all parts of our lives. For years man’s best friend has been assisting those with sight difficulties, illnesses and for emotional support such as therapy dogs. So it made sense their big brains be put to use helping people hard of hearing. There are now hundreds of dogs around the UK acting as a set of ears for their owner.