Winter wardrobe

Woman clipping Gill x tails.com coat onto small Cockapoo in woodlands

Working on the GILL x tails.com charity project to create a waterproof dog coat prompted some wider thinking about what really makes sense for the breeds that benefit from a winter coat. While our dogs (mostly!) come with their own weatherproof fur coats, there’s no doubt that there are some who need a bit of help when it comes to staying … Read more

Water sports with your dog

Dog with life jacket sitting on edge of kayak looking out across water

Some dogs just love water. It’s like it’s in their genes (clue: it is. See the Irish Water Spaniel and the Portuguese Water Dog).  We already know dogs can dry-off quicker than us – humans can’t quite shake 70% of water off our skin in four seconds… yet. But, when it comes to getting on, … Read more

Do dogs smile?

Golden Labrador with mouth slightly open in flower field

Recently I was asked if dogs can smile. A great question – and yes of course they can – but unlike us, dogs don’t smile with their mouths and teeth but with their tail.  Actually, to be more accurate, a dog smiles with their whole body but the tail is the closest thing to a … Read more

‘PUP ROCK’ – UK’s most popular dog breeds’ favourite music genres revealed

As a canine behaviour expert reveals that many dog’s music preferences mirror their owners Have you ever questioned if your dog were a person, who their favourite artist would be? Would they be a ‘Hairy Styles’ fan? Or perhaps they’d like a taste of ‘Motley Chew’?  Well, with almost 1,000 people every month Googling ‘do … Read more

Does my dog need sun cream?

Noodle the Dachshund runs over the fields

A relatively new form of sun care for dogs is to use pet-friendly sun cream. It might surprise you that dogs can get sunburnt and suffer from sun exposure in similar ways to humans. Even more so if your dog has conditions like dermatitis or autoimmune disorders. Before we dive in, remember the best protection … Read more

Travelling abroad with your dog

Man and dog sitting in car boot looking at sunset

For dog owners in Great Britain, the rules for travelling to Northern Ireland or Europe with a dog onboard changed in January 2021. If you’re planning to travel soon, make sure you’re up to date on the latest regulations, so you can travel with peace of mind.  What are the new pet travel rules? Before … Read more