The expectation vs reality of different dog breeds

Fox red Labrador sitting in a forest on a mud track, with flowers blooming behind

Finding your perfect match, human or canine, can be tricky. Often our expectation vs reality of of different dog breeds can be quite far apart too! And as relationships evolve over time, so do behaviours, in both our dogs and partners. We often can’t help but think back over our history together, however long or … Read more

Why is walking your dog important?

Alaskan Malamute standing in a park on a lead and harness

One of the things everyone knows when they get a dog is they’re going to have to get out for a walk at least once a day. But why is walking your dog so important? They need the physical exercise to keep them healthy, but they also need a change of scenery and a break … Read more

New Year’s Resolutions for you and your dog

Two recue mixecd breed dogs sleeping inside on the floor side by side

While you might be wondering how another year has come and gone already, January is already underway. It’s always one of those months where we emerge from holiday celebrations full of resolutions and good intentions for the New Year. Usually around gyms and eating more healthily – most of which fall be the wayside long … Read more

How can I stop my dog jumping up?

Small cross breed dog jumping up at owner while out on a walk for treats

Those four paws bounding towards us, that waggy tail and excited face. It’s lovely when our dogs are excited to see us, but not everyone loves a dog who jumps up – especially if they’re a bigger breed! And with safety factors to think about too around children or vulnerable adults, people often ask me: … Read more

Why does my dog chew and destroy things?

Red Labrador chewing a filled food toy

Your favourite pair of shoes, the skirting board, even clothes. Discovering your dog has chewed and destroyed something that’s not meant for them can be a nightmare for us. But, if you’re wondering why your dog destroys things, the answer is simple: because they’re a dog! Do all dogs chew and destroy things? That might … Read more

Is my dog afraid of the dark?

Border Collie curled up on sofa, peeking out from behind a blanket

The days are getting shorter, the weather cooler, wetter and windier – and with that comes more time in the dark for your dog. You might notice they’re barking more or seem a little nervous. This might lead you to wonder – is my dog afraid of the dark? The short answer to this is … Read more