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5 of the most important things to teach your puppy

5 of the most important things to teach your puppy

There is no denying that puppies are adorably cute.....but they are also hard work! Brand new little beings for whom we are now totally responsible. Like human babies, they dont know what we expect of them and it is up to us to gently teach our puppies how we would...

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Helping your dog or puppy through fireworks season

Helping your dog or puppy through fireworks season

2020 has been an awful year, and now with organised fireworks displays being cancelled due to COVID-19, there is the very real possibility that more people will be setting fireworks off from their gardens.  This has the potential to be devastating and distressing for...

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“Socialisation” – the myth Vs the reality

“Socialisation” – the myth Vs the reality

Online dog training has really taken off during the past few months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has shown how successful it can be. Until it is evident that it is truly safe, I have made the decision to continue all my classes and 121 services online,...

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Preparing for life after lock down – dogs and masks!

Preparing for life after lock down – dogs and masks!

While we are all looking forward to our lives eventually getting back to "normal", it is going to be a long time before we are at that stage, and as we start to move towards a more normal life there are going to be aspects of everyday life that are very...

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The dangers of retractable leads

The dangers of retractable leads

Retractable leads are probably one of the most widely used tools Everyone seems to have one. And on the face of it they seem to be a really useful tool - your dog can have a degree of freedom to run around while also not being able to run off or get lost. While I do...

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The Dangers of Grass Seeds

The Dangers of Grass Seeds

At this time of the year grass seeds can be a really big problem. They are only small, and can easily become trapped in your dog's fur when on walks, or when rolling in the grass. Common areas for them to become trapped are in the fur of the paws, particularly between...

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Winter Paw Care

Winter Paw Care

With the current cold weather and snow that has fallen in the UK, it is important to be aware of how to prevent certain problems with your dogs paws as a result. So below are a few things to be aware of to keep your dog's feet in tip top condition and avoid problems:-...

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