You’re out walking with your dog off the lead, when another dog comes into sight. Your pooch makes an instant bee-line for the other hound and you shout over ‘don’t worry, they’re friendly’. Sound familiar? What you may not know, is your friendly dog, could be a problem.
One of this year’s biggest challenges for new dog owners is without a doubt, separation anxiety. As more and more of us return to work outside the home, it’s the biggest worry we’re facing. Although preparation and training are key to a successful change in routine, a new survey suggests many of you would be willing to take more extreme measures for your beloved pooch.
The temperatures have finally started to heat up, haven’t they? So, I thought it was probably a good time to write about the importance of keeping your dog cool in hot weather. And of course, share some neat tricks and tips to help do it!
Yesterday, Poppy got her first tick of the year. And so, I thought it was probably worth writing a post about dogs and ticks. Many of you who haven’t had your dogs or puppies for long, will probably be thinking that this doesn’t really affect you. But, ticks are something that I think all dog owners should be aware of. Ticks just love our pooches!
For many, staying motivated and productive in lockdown can be very difficult at times, particularly when the days start to become repetitive and tedious. However, it’s not only humans that are struggling to cope, in fact, without mental stimulation, our pets can become restless too.
Many of us are struggling to keep our dog’s weight in check throughout this pandemic, with lockdowns and juggling family life making things difficult. Dog obesity is not a new problem of course, but a recent report estimates that 51% of UK dogs are overweight.
If you’re thinking of getting some expert help with your dog or puppy, you might be looking to engage an animal behaviourist. We got some help with our dog, and found the experience really positive. So, I thought it might be useful to share some tips with you.
One problem we’ve had with our beagle, is the way she devours her food. She will eat everything in sight, and eat it quickly! Finding successful ways to slow down your dog’s eating can be a bit trial and error, but here’s some of the methods we’ve come across to stop your dog eating too fast.
With lockdown in England currently set to last until at least February, you might be finding things quite difficult at the moment. And, if you’re struggling to exercise your dog properly or keep your pooch’s anxiety levels to a minimum, then you’re not alone.