The top brands every dog needs to know

top dog brands ranked

Last year, pet-mad Brits up and down the country spent £125million on presents for their pooches – and this year is set to be even bigger for Santa Paws.  Our research team here at tails.com have dug deep into the data to reveal which pet brands and trends are dominating the market in the lead … Read more

Are poinsettias safe for dogs?

Are poinsettias safe for dogs?

Many of us have a lot of gift buying to do each year at Christmas, and many of us also take great pride in matching the gift with the recipient. We pick the perfect book out for the avid reader, the ideal toy for the toddler, and the most drinkable bottle of wine for the … Read more

Are Christmas trees dangerous for dogs?

are christmas trees dangerous for dogs

All throughout the UK, and across the world at this time of year, our dogs witness us humans embarking on a strange tradition. This is what goes through their minds: “My humans come home one day, with a tree (which is far more useful outside where you can pee on it) and cover it with … Read more

Can my dog wear a Christmas jumper?

Blue the Lurcher in a jumper

With all the socialising we do at Christmas (even if it is somewhat limited some years when there’s a pandemic ongoing), we like to look at our festive best. And among the many items of clothing that we choose to help us achieve this, the Christmas jumper is a must have in any wardrobe. What’s … Read more

Christmas is Coming!

baloo under the christmas tree

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist with over 20 years of experience working with and training dogs. There is no doubt that after the year that we have all had, and the new challenges that seem set to lie ahead, the thought of the holiday season is even more exciting than usual. Despite all the talk … Read more

Can dogs eat wrapping paper?

Family by the tree

If you ever give a pet a gift that’s been wrapped up, you’ll know that, often, the wrapping paper itself can be more popular than what was inside it. But as your dog enjoys ripping it up and biting at it, should you be concerned? Is there anything dangerous about wrapping paper when it comes … Read more

Which shops are dog friendly?

which shops are dog friendly

If you’re looking for dog friendly shopping spots to get through your Christmas shopping, indulge in those New Year’s sales, or even just for a bit of retail therapy – you’re in luck! We’ve put together this list of our favourite dog friendly shops, because after all, who better to tell us we look great … Read more

Give your dog the perfect Christmas

dog 101 for parents and children

No matter what Christmas looks like this year, your dog can be the star of the whole sparkling show. They’re there for it all – from the crisp morning walks to the post-dinner cuddles, so this festive season let’s give your dog the best Christmas ever. Grab a hot chocolate or your beverage of choice … Read more

What Guinness World Records do dogs hold?

dogs with guinness world records

We all have achievements that we’re proud of, but there’s nothing quite like the honour and prestige of holding a world record. Whether you’re the best in the world at yo-yo tricks, you’ve bathed in the most baked beans, or you have the longest moustache anyone has ever seen, having a certificate from the Guinness … Read more

Do Dogs Like Hugs?

do dogs like hugs

Taken from ‘What Dogs Want’ by Mat Ward and Rupert Fawcett (Bloomsbury, 2021) Do our dogs enjoy cuddles and kisses? Or are these mainly for our benefit? There’s no simple answer to this – it depends very much on the dog and how we approach snuggling up. We always want to show our dogs just … Read more