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

The Truth About Dominance

what dogs want

Taken from ‘What Dogs Want’ by Mat Ward and Rupert Fawcett (Bloomsbury, 2021) Contrary to popular belief, our dogs are not trying to climb a status ladder towards household domination and ‘pack leadership’. Rather, they are more likely to look to us for affection, assistance and fun. Dogs are social creatures like us – they … Read more

Listen Up!

what dogs want

Taken from ‘What Dogs Want’ by Mat Ward and Rupert Fawcett (Bloomsbury, 2021) There’s nothing better than stroking the velvety ear of a dog while they snuggle into you, but those ears aren’t just there for fun. They are serious pieces of equipment. A dog’s hearing is top notch, beating humans hands down in most … Read more

Can dogs see in the dark?

can dogs see in the dark

There are many things that might go bump in the night, but will your dog be one of them? Well, some dogs can be delightfully clumsy, but the question we want to ask and answer today is this; can your dog see in the dark? Let’s find out. The eyes have it Before we get … Read more