The different types and purposes of collars on dogs

Some dogs hate wearing collars and will make your life difficult as you try to put it on them but wearing a collar with the name and address of their owner is obligatory in public places in the UK and even if your dog wears a harness the collar needs to be worn as well. … Read more

Breed Post: Airedale Terrier

For this month’s breed post we have the Airedale Terrier. Often referred to as the ‘King Of Terriers’, the Airedale is the largest of the terrier breeds. Originating from the valley of the river Aire in Yorkshire, the Airedale was bred from a Welsh terrier and an Otterhound. The idea was to create a dog … 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

Breed Post: Jack Russell

For this month’s breed post we feature one of the country’s most beloved little dogs, the Jack Russell terrier. A small dog with a big attitude, the Jack Russell is feisty and fearless, with a craving for new challenges and adventures. The Jack Russell terrier was first bred in southern England in the mid-1800s by … 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

Are my dog’s weight changes normal?

Managing your dog's weight

We’ve all been there. The New Year slump as we try to lose the extra kilos we gained over Christmas. The panic as it gets to May and we realise our ‘beach body’ is a little more ‘beached whale’. Luckily, we’re usually a bit more in control of our dog’s diet, but it’s easy to … 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