What to do if my dog eats a mince pie?

What to do if my dog eats a mince pie?

There are some flavours that are so woven into the fabric of Christmas that they help to bring this time of year to life. The delicious, warm spiciness of mulled wine and the booziness of a well aged Christmas cake. Then there’s mince pies. While these make delicious treats for us humans, they can be … Read more

Christmas is Coming!

baloo under the christmas tree

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist with over 20 years of experience working with and training dogs. There is no doubt that after the year that we have all had, and the new challenges that seem set to lie ahead, the thought of the holiday season is even more exciting than usual. Despite all the talk … Read more

Why do dogs like squeaky toys?

why do dogs like squeaky toys

There’s nothing quite like seeing a dog’s butt wiggle and tail wag when presented with a new toy to play with. For many dogs though, the true delight comes when they discover that the toy has a squeaker. The house is filled with the noise of the squeaky toy being chomped on, and hours, or … Read more

Do dogs like belly rubs?

do dogs like belly rubs

You’re sat on the sofa watching a brand new boxset of an evening. Your dog pads into the room and hops up next to you before rolling onto its back and getting comfy. Instinctively, your hand reaches over as you continue to stare at the tv, and you give your dog a belly rub. This … Read more

Why do dogs like balls so much?

why do dogs like balls so much

There’s nothing like a ball to get the tail wagging, is there? Whether heading out on a long hike, or just going down to the local park, a good ball is the must-have accessory for every dog. When you produce a ball from your pocket, your dog’s eyes will light up as they know this … Read more

Why do dogs follow you to the toilet?

puppy food

When we visit the toilet, many of us look forward to a brief moment of alone time in a world that never seems to slow down. We like to take five minutes to scroll through social media, read the news, and just relax for a fleeting moment in solitude. Dog owners though, rarely get this … Read more

Are dogs colourblind?

are dogs colourblind

We all know that dogs have an astonishing sense of smell, and they’ve got a pretty good set of ears on them too, but what about their eyes? Are dogs colourblind? Let’s see what we can find out. It was all yellow blue If you’ve ever seen a film where we, the viewer, occasionally see … Read more

Dog 101 for parents and children

dog 101 for parents and children

The numbers of dogs in the UK have soared since lockdown, and now it is estimated that there are 12.5 million dogs in the country, with a third of all households owning at least one.  This means that all children will come into contact with dogs at some time – whether at home, when visiting … Read more

Bringing home your rescue dog

bringing home a rescue dog

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist here at tails.com with over 25 years of experience working with and training dogs. While no one can deny the joys of a new puppy, there is no doubt they are hard work and require time, patience and an inexhaustible sense of humour! A puppy needs constant vigilance and attention … Read more