My dog seems sad – is it depression?

We’re used to our dogs being a source of happiness, so it can be heartbreaking to see them appearing sad – especially if this lasts for a long time. Could your dog be depressed? There’s no definitive answer to whether dogs suffer from depression the same way we do. That can make it a tricky … Read more

Is my dog bored?

Bored dog

With a busy work-life schedule, finding time to entertain your dog isn’t always easy. But a few tweaks to your dog’s routine can go a long way to keeping boredom at bay. How do I know if my dog is bored? Different dogs react to boredom in different ways. Signs your dogs could be bored … Read more

Why does my dog get so upset when I leave the house?

Separation anxiety in dogs

For some dogs, saying goodbye feels like the worst thing in the world. You’re cruelly abandoning them! And never coming back! They’re trapped forever! They miss you! We all hate leaving our dogs, but separation anxiety is a very real problem – especially after lockdown, when our dogs have become so much more used to … Read more

Why do dogs eat poop?

dog eating poop

We all love to see our dogs enthusiastically tucking in to something they enjoy eating – except perhaps when it’s poop. Our Head Vet Sean explains why eating poop is a natural thing for puppies to do, but why it’s important to tackle if your dog is older. He’s also got some top tips to … Read more

Why does my dog hate the postman?

With less than a month to go until Christmas, many deliveries from online stores will be making their way to your house, ready to be wrapped up and stashed under the tree. More deliveries mean more visits from the postman, and Royal Mail state that 7 post men and women are attacked by dogs every … Read more

How to convince your dog to go out in the rain

It’s starting to get colder and coats are now a daily requirement upon leaving the house. Soon we’ll need scarves and hats too, and it won’t be long before we’ll be arming ourselves with a torch for evening walks now that the clocks have gone back. We experience our fair share of rain here in … Read more

How to help your dog love dinner time

At tails.com, we know that every dog is different. Some dogs clear their dinner bowls within seconds whereas others are less excited by their food and would rather be playing, sleeping or waiting for treats instead. Just like humans, dogs can be fussy eaters too. We’ve put together a list of tips to help your … Read more

Does your dog jump up to greet you?

Our office has recently welcomed a new addition to the team of office dogs: Miss Biggie Smalls. Adopted from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Biggie picked up some bad habits in her first home. Kat is trying to teach Miss Biggie to not jump up at people when greeting them or when trying to get … Read more

Guest Blog: How to keep feeding time fun and interesting for your dog

We all know that our dogs need and enjoy physical exercise every day, but mental stimulation is often something that we overlook. Our friends at All Paws Pets, who specialise in dog training and behaviour, have shared some ideas around how we can keep feeding time fun and interesting for our dogs: “Dogs, being the … Read more

Feeding Time Behaviour

We all know how much dogs love their food, (depending on the breed even more so – Labradors, we’re looking at you!) The excitement levels when the dog food comes out of the cupboard are proof of this. Our friends at All Paws Pets, who specialise in dog training and behaviour, kindly shared some top … Read more