Meeting other dogs

Meeting other dogs and their owners can be one of the best things about dog walks for your dog if he’s a sociable type. Games, sniffing and general fun can allow you a rest whilst they burn off excess energy together. But recognising the warning signs of when the games might turn into fighting or … Read more

What dogs understand from their owners

There are often amazing stories on super intelligent dogs in the news, understanding more than we ever realised they could. But in fact our own dogs at home often know more than we think they do. We give them signals unconsciously every day that they learn from and constant exposure to our language and associated … Read more

Visiting The Vet

January can be a busy month at the vets as aside from the usual reasons to take your dog, such as vaccinations, weight loss clinics and puppy socialising classes, January can also be a great time to take your dog for a health check for anything that became noticeable over Christmas. For a lot of … Read more

How to stop your dog barking

  Barking can be a frustrating problem for owners, but dogs can take a lot of pleasure in vocalising to you. Most dogs will have a high pitched bark when very stressed or in pain but most barking is done in a mid-low pitch range. There can be lots of different messages they are giving … Read more

My dog always seems to be hungry, does he need a different food or is there anything you can suggest to help him?

Constant hunger in dogs can be difficult to manage as some dogs are hungry even when they don’t need more food. Certain breeds; Pugs, Labradors, Beagles and Dachshunds are well known for their large appetites where given the opportunity they would eat all day. Here are some tips to help with hunger if your dog … Read more

My dog runs off all the time, what can I do to stop him?

Dogs can run away for a few different reasons, often to hunt, or find a mate but sometimes just out of habit or because they are bored or have excess energy. Trying to work with these impulses and drives will help to reduce how frequently your dog attempts an escape. When dogs do run off, … Read more

Could my dog be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a well-recognised condition in humans that occurs during the winter period when the shorter days and lack of natural light causes depression-like symptoms because light has a direct effect on hormone production in the body. The reduced light in winter allows greater production of melatonin which can affect sleep cycles … Read more