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5 Tips To Get Your Dog Summer Ready
Quick Summer checklist: Never leave your dog in a hot car Always keep them well hydrated Don’t walk your dog on hot pavement as it could burn their pads Always be aware of how much time your dog has spent...
8 Ways Our Dogs Change Us
Discuss poo too often… ‘How was her poo?’ It’s a question that we may ask each other a lot, and in the early days of dog ownership it may be followed by an ‘eeeew’ or ‘don’t be disgusting’ but fast...
Should my dog sleep on my bed?
Does your dog sleep on the bed with you? Whether it’s quietly by your feet, stretched out in the middle snoring away or above your head on your pillow there are many pro’s and con’s when it comes to allowing...
NEW! Rainbow Collection Charity Launch
The Rainbow Collection was born off the back of the NHS Rainbow image created during the first lockdown. We saw a need to support dog homes during the period as they were unable to raise funds to care for their...
Positive Reinforcement Dog Training
 As they say in the old Guinness commercial, Good things come to those who wait (or stay, paw, lie down, roll over, speak etc.).  It is widely accepted that Positive Reinforcement is the best route to take when It comes...
10 Best Dog Jokes
By best, of course we mean awful! But great awful! If your Christmas cracker joke aren't quite up to scratch this year, give some of these whirl! Q: What do dogs get after they graduate from obedience school? A: Their...
The Dogs Christmas Dinner | What can my dog eat?
The answer is very little…. There are many things within our usual Christmas dinners that we may think are ok for our dogs to eat however many parts of our Christmas dinners can be toxic to our dogs and should...
5 tips for staying safe with your dog this winter
As the cold weather draws in and we dust off our coats and hats, finding treats and poo bags in our pockets from last year, we must remember that it’s not just us that can be affected by the cold...
3 Tips to help your dog on fireworks night
45% of dogs in the uk show a fear of fire works. Our dogs have around 10x more sensitive hearing than us, and in particular when it comes to hi frequency noises such as fire works and hoovers.  As well as the effect...
Top 5 Dog Walks in London
Hampstead Heath This is my favourite walk in London! You can get so lost and to be honest I still do now even after years of visiting. Find the Parliament Hill viewpoint and you can get your bearings, plus you...
Top 5 dogs walks in Central Scotland
Palacerigg Country Park The Woodland walk behind Palacerigg country park is simply gorgeous. A circular loop that leads to a loch for a wee swim or some paddle time. The walk goes through some beautiful woodlands with endless dirt tracks to...
Top 5 Dog Walks in Edinburgh
Below are our favourite walks in and around Edinburgh. A city that is surrounded in fantastic walks we struggled to limit it to just 5 but if you haven’t ticked these off your list yet, we suggest giving them a...
Top 5 Dog Walks in Nottinghamshire
Dovedale - Peak District Peaceful yet dramatic scenery with plenty of walking routes. From a beautiful Riverside walk to climbing the top of Thorpe Cloud hill and of course crossing the famous stepping-stones - there is something for everyone. On...
Top 5 Dog Walks in Aberdeenshire
5 walks we suggest trying in the Aberdeenshire Area. Be sure to grab a photo when you’re on your walks and enter our photo competition during the first week of October which is National Walk Your Dog Week. Crathes Castle...
Top 5 Dog Walks in Bristol
 As part of National Walk Your Dog Week, we have collated 5 great walks from areas all over the UK. These walks not only feature things for your furry friends to enjoy but also some coffees, cakes or lovely views...
S&D Love Stories - Prudie
Since moving to our home in the country on the outskirts of a small village in Scotland, Heather and I had wanted a dog. Despite the assurances from our two boys that they would look after the dog, we realised...
Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Separation Anxiety in Dogs  As many of us return to places like the office and spend more time out of the house after lockdowns, some of our dogs might struggle with the sudden adjustment of being left alone.  Some signs...
Dog Whistle Training
Did you know that whistles have been around as a source of calling dogs since the early 1800s? And even before that, whistling has been used by humans as an effective way of calling their dogs as they hear higher...
S&D Love Stories - Cash
For me it was never a case of if we got a dog but when! As soon as Chris and I moved in together I started to pester him daily for a dog to join our family. It didn't take much convincing  and as...
S&D Love Stories - Neville Longbottom
Hey! Lucy & Stu here, and this is the story of how we became the proud owners of a delightful little sausage called Neville 'Longbottom' What made you get a dog? Although we always saw ourselves as ‘larger-dog people’, we...
S&D Love Stories - Stella
What made us want to get a dog? Chris and I had always wanted a dog. We both had ‘A DOG’ written on our lists to Santa every year when we were younger and we were both endlessly given the...