Why does my dog prefer the floor to their bed?

why does my dog prefer the floor to their bed

It’s typical isn’t it? We spend hours shopping for the perfect bed for our faithful companions, spend hard-earned money on it, carry it home and then the dog prefers to sleep on the floor. Well, there are a few reasons why your dog may prefer a spot on the floor to their bed and in … Read more

All about: your dog’s prey drive

your dog's prey drive

Your dog’s prey drive is part of many breeds’ natural instincts. We asked resident tails.com behaviourist, Carolyn Menteith, to explain where our dog’s prey drive comes from – and what to do if it becomes an issue. Back in the mists of time, the ancestors of our domestic dogs were wild animals. The dog and … Read more

Why does my dog hump things?

why does my dog hump things

If your dog gets a little bit too friendly with the sofa cushions – or even worse, your guests’ legs – it can really make you cringe. The good (sort of) news is, it’s totally normal and natural dog behaviour. Frustration expressed It’s the most obvious cause of this behaviour when you think about it. … Read more

Why does my dog eat mud?

why does my dog eat mud

We’ve all been there – you look outside and your dog is feasting on dirt in the garden. Despite keeping them well fed with delicious meals every day, some dogs just love to eat mud. Should you be worried? We spoke to Head Vet Sean to find out. They can smell what we can’t If … Read more

Things that go bang in the night

How to get your dog used to fireworks

It might seem a bit early to be talking about fireworks – but it’s never too early to start getting your dog used to fireworks. Resident tails.com behaviourist, Carolyn Menteith is here to give you some top tips on desensitising your dog. Well, it’s that time of year again… Time to get ready for firework … Read more

How to find a dog behaviourist


We spoke to tails.com behaviourist, Carolyn Menteith, to find out what makes a good dog behaviourist – and how to find the right behaviourist for you and your dog. “We all have dreams of owning the perfect dog. Our canine best friend who hangs on our every word and is the envy of all we … Read more

How to fix separation anxiety in lockdown puppies

why does my dog rub on the carpet

Introducing our brand-new tails.com behaviourist – Carolyn Menteith, whose years of experience mean she knows her stuff when it comes to all-things dog. She’s sharing her top tips for dealing with separation anxiety, especially in lockdown puppies. “Up and down the country, and thanks to the pandemic, the face of dog ownership has changed. People … Read more

How to stop a dog barking

Dog Barking

Most dogs love a good bark – it’s their way of communicating with us. And for some dog owners it’s part of everyday life. Of course you love the bones of them, but sometimes those persistent woofs can drive you nuts. Not to mention the neighbours too. When barking is too much and too often, … Read more

How to teach your dog to stay at home alone

How to teach your dog to stay at home alone

If there’s one thing our dogs love most, it’s being by our side. When we need to leave, sometimes it’s not easy for both us and our canine friends. We’ve all felt the guilt after closing the door on those sad puppy dog eyes. We often find ourselves wondering what they get up to all … Read more

How to help your dog cope in life after lockdown

Corgi at home

While we’ve been stuck indoors, our dogs have got used to spending a few solid weeks with their favourite people. Lucky pups, and lucky humans! Although we’d love to live life with our pooches by our side, at some point the world has to go back to normal. Which means for many dogs, things at … Read more