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3 Ways to stop your dog from barking

A very common problem dog owners have, is trying to control their pet's barking. It's natural for a dog to bark, especially if they sense danger, but they need to be trained not to bark at every possible event. Why is your dog barking? It can be hard to...

Tips to stop your dog chewing

For most dog owners, a welcome home at night means tail wagging, not finding out that your dog has been busy chewing the furniture or your shoes. It's so easy to shout and reprimand them, but in the long run, that won't change things. The first thing is to find...

How to bathe your dog

How many times have you taken your dog for a walk to come home with it covered in mud? Dogs love to roll and get dirty, and when they do, they need a bath. Bathing also helps to keep their skin and coat clean and healthy, and of course gets rid of any dog odour....

Giving a rescue dog a happy home

Providing a rescue dog with a good home can be very rewarding for both you and the dog.  It's so easy to visit the centre and choose the cutest dog, but always have a good look around, and ask about the history of the dogs.  If you find out that a dog...

Choosing toys for your dog

Dogs just love to play! Whether it's dragging you out for a long walk on a wet night, or sitting chewing on its favourite toy, they love to be busy. Toys are not only for fun, though, they can stop your dog getting bored, which may mean no chewing on your furniture,...

How to house train a puppy

Bringing your puppy home for the first time is exciting for you both. Watching him investigate everything, playing with him - and mopping up those little accidents that all puppies have. All puppies will feel insecure in their new home, so they will take time to settle...

Reasons your dog may bite

A well loved dog may never bite anyone, but if they do, why did they do it? What do you do next? If you understand why they bit someone, you can work out what to do. If you have children, always teach them never to just go up to a dog and try to stroke it. Children...

Simple tips to leash train your dog

Do you take your dog for a walk, or do they take you? You see people everyday being dragged down the road by an excited dog who can't wait to get to the park to play. It doesn't have to be that way. There are some simple steps which will make it easier, and...

Vaccinating your puppy

A new born puppy will be susceptible to illnesses, so getting the right vaccinations at the right time is very important. Wherever you get your puppy from, check first to see if any vaccinations have been given. Some dog breeders will vaccinate before they let...

7 steps to make your puppy feel at home

When you first take a puppy home, it will be very stressful for them. Suddenly taken away from the comfort of their mother, away from their siblings to a new house with new people. It's hard to forget their still a baby. Making them feel comfortable and at home...

10 foods not to give your dog

Dogs will eat just about anything - if you let them, and just like us, they don't always eat the right things. Treats for your dog are good, but if you give them the wrong sort, you could be damaging their health. 10 foods not to give your dog Chocolate....

5 reasons for using doggy day care

If you're out at work all day, you may be considering doggy day care. While your dog will manage for a while on their own, you might feel more confident having someone with them if you're going to be out all day. Doggy day care is like a doggy kindergarten....

Tips when travelling with your dog

If you're planning a holiday, you might be wondering how you can take your dog with you. If you're dog is ill or very nervous, it might be better to leave them at home and find a sitter for them. Otherwise, here are some tips to help your dog enjoy its holiday...

Choose the right training method

When it comes to training your dog, there is no right or wrong way to do it. It's best to choose a method that suits you and one that you know you can stick to. Experience dog owners may feel confident that they can complete all training on their own, while new...

Tips to help socialise your puppy

Puppy socialisation is something that can be started as soon as you get them home. They will need time to settle in, but they will soon get used to you and your family, the more time you spend with them. Getting them used to other dogs and strangers, is another matter. When...

7 tips to keep your dog healthy

Everyone wants a healthy dog who'll live a nice long life. Some dogs do have health conditions but if given the right care, you can keep your dog as healthy as possible and avoid some high vets bills. Here are a few simple tips which can . Some dog breeds...

How to stop your dog begging for food

Dogs love food and will often eat, or try to eat, anything. Even well fed dogs will beg for food if they see you eating. Those puppy dog eyes, a little whine, a paw on your knee - how can you resist! If you give in, they'll beg even more, so how do you get your...

Tips to encourage dogs and cats to live together

We all know the phrase to fight like cat and dog, but for some, it's a real issue. Introducing a cat in to a home where there's a dog, or a dog in to a home where there's a cat, can cause problems. Here are some tips to try to get them to live peacefully...

Reasons and tips for crate training your dog

  Some dog owners feel that crating a dog is cruel, but if your dog has insecurity issues, the crate can actually be comforting to them. If you travel with your dog a crate is a safe and secure way for them to go in the car as well. Dogs are naturally drawn...

Famous dogs: Snoopy

  Possibly one of the most famous dogs in the world, Snoopy was the creation of Charles Schulz back in 1950. Snoopy is a beagle, owned by Charlie Brown in the Peanuts cartoon strip, though you sometimes get the feeling that Snoopy thinks he owns Charlie...

Spotting and preventing worms

Good dog health depends a lot on your ability to recognise symptoms of illness and act accordingly. One common, and unpleasant, condition that your dog can suffer is worms. If left they can do a lot of damage to your dog, and in some cases can cause death.  Some...

Tips for choosing the right dog

When you're thinking of getting a dog, it's all too easy to simply fall in love with one without a thought. It's only as the dog grows older and bigger that you may start to wonder if you chose the right one. That little puppy might be cute, but a grown...

Dog essentials

When bringing a puppy or grown dog home for the first time, it's important to have everything set up ready before you collect them. Here are some essentials to have ready, so that your new dog can settle in quickly. Bed They will need a bed and a place they...

Reasons your dog might show aggression

Most dogs fit in with family life easily, but some dog owners are faced with aggressive dogs. Ignoring the problem will only make it worse. The first step to training an aggressive dog is to work out why they have aggressive tendencies. Reasons your dog might be...

Top ten puppy models

We all know puppies are just plain cute and inquisitive, but some are also natural born models! Here is a top 10 of some of the best models and cutest puppies you'll ever see.    1- Just one look at this little pup's face and you can't...

Tips for handling dog car sickness

If you've ever taken your dog somewhere in the car, you're probably aware that they can suffer from motion sickness. This is more common in puppies and young dogs, but older dogs can suffer too. In younger dogs, their balance is not fully developed, so a car...

10 things you may not know about your dog

Think you know all about your dog? Well here are 10 things you may not know. Smell. Well all know a dog has a good sense of smell, but your dog has 125-300 million scent glands, while a human has just 5 million. It's no wonder they can smell that cookie you're...

The 5 most popular dog breeds

When looking for a dog, most owners will simply fall in love when they see a puppy or rescue dog, and that's the dog they love and look after for the rest of its life. Any characteristics of that breed are immaterial, but it's those characteristics which make...

Fact or fiction: Are these 10 myths about dogs really true?

We've all heard the phrase 'You can't teach an old dog new tricks,' but what if it's true? There are many different stories you hear about dog behaviour, but let's take a look and find out just how much is true, and how much is fiction If...



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Tips to stop your dog chewing

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