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.
Are you struggling to recycle some of your dog food packaging? National pet supermarket Pets at Home, have just announced they’ll be trialling recycling bins for flexible pet food packaging. So, you can take back your used plastic pouches when you pop in for your pooch’s supplies.
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.
If you’re part of a pet-loving family and looking for some summer entertainment, why not go on a pawsome pet adventure? London’s Museum of the Home will be encouraging you to walk and discover the joy and companionship of pets in their new exhibition.
We’re lucky enough to live in Cumbria’s Lake District. It’s a great place to have adventures with your dog. In fact, part of the reason we moved here was so we could get a dog! It’s a great place for interesting walkies, with plenty of open spaces to explore. However, it’s not just the fells and lakes that you can visit with your pooch. There are plenty of fun attractions and heritage spots you can visit too. Here’s five we’ve already checked out with Poppy the beagle:
So, you may have noticed that summer has finally arrived. And many of us are enjoying our staycations with days at the beach or walks in the countryside, followed by a well-deserved ice cream. But what about our most important family member? Yes, that’s right, we mean your dog (who no doubt pulls their very best puppy face as you enjoy your treat).
If you’ve ever needed a helping hand with the dog walking or needed a sitter for your pooch, then you may have heard of Petpals. They’ve been caring for many of the UK’s pets for two decades now. And to celebrate their 20th birthday, they’ve come up with a fresh new look.
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!
Now, I don’t know about you, but we don’t go out too often without our stinky dog Poppy in tow. I mean, she’s an absolute pest when there’s food about. But we still take her to pubs and cafes with us. And when her diet allows, she does get a few scraps (shhh, don’t tell the vet). We hate to leave her alone at home. And according to research carried out for Channel 4’s Dogs: Their Secret Lives – Sad Dogs, 85% of dogs suffer from separation related anxiety, feeling frightened, lonely or sad, whenever their owners head out to work or pop out of the house.