Why does my dog lick me?

why does my dog lick me

While not everyone is a fan of that great slobbery tongue greeting us when we return to the house, dog owners are not only used to it, but most know it for what it truly is – a sign of affection. A dog licking you is part of their love language and in this short … Read more

Why does my dog bark at the postman?

why does my dog bark at the postman

It’s a function dogs perform that can be almost as good as an alarm clock really. Each morning, at a time determined by his route, the postman will visit, and in many doggy homes, this is followed almost immediately by a loud and frenzied session of barking. It may be a cliche, but many dogs … Read more

Antisocial dog behaviour: what to do and how to prevent it

antisocial dog behaviour advice

In the past 2 years, almost half of the UK’s dogs have been threatened by another dog in a public space*, according to a recent survey we conducted. With 2.1 million people adding a dog to their family during lockdown**, public spaces are busier than ever and a third of people surveyed thought that the … Read more

“Help – I think I have a canine hooligan!”

how to stop bad dog behaviour

There comes a time in most dog owner’s lives when they worry about their dog’s behaviour. Most usually it is when they become a teenager and they stop being a cute and cuddly puppy who loves everyone, and they start to look at life as an inexperienced and hormonal adult! There is a good reason … Read more

Dog 101 for parents and children

dogs 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

Fight!

how to stop dogs fighting

With almost half of owners saying that their dog has been threatened by another dog when out on a walk – and an equal number saying their dog has been barked at, growled at, or bitten by another dog*, there is no doubt that there is a problem when it comes to canine social interactions. … Read more

How do I know if my dog loves me?

does my dog love me

We really don’t deserve the love that dogs are able to offer us. There’s nothing like coming home from a hard day at work, or watching your favourite sports team lose, and having this tail-wagging bundle of fun and energy laud our arrival like a returning hero. It’s absolutely worth all the dander and slobber … Read more

Why does my dog kick up grass after peeing or pooing?

why does my dog kick up grass

It can be a curious ritual to observe, but any dog owner who has taken their dog out in order for their pet to relieve themselves is likely to have witnessed it. After the deed is done, many dogs will then kick grass over their pee or poo. Why do they do this? Well, in … Read more

Why does my dog rub on the carpet?

why does my dog rub on the carpet

No-one likes to see their pet pooch in any sort of discomfort so if they start rubbing themselves against the carpet, it’s only natural to be a little concerned. In this short blog post, and in the accompanying video, we’ll run through some of the reasons why your dog might be rubbing themselves on your … Read more

Why does my dog roll in fox poo?

why does my dog roll in fox poo

While the fox and hound might make for a great pub name, there is a less pleasant combination of these two canine creatures. If your dog has ever taken the time roll around in a particularly pungent pile of fox droppings, you’ll know it do be a rather unpleasant thing. But why do they do … Read more