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

Autumn LickiMat recipe

Empty LickiMat in centre, with butternut squash, butternut squash mashed and slices, tea towel, scattered kibble and wet food tray surrounding around the outside

As the nights draw in and the weather gets cooler, you may find your pup needing a little something extra to keep them occupied – that’s where our autumn LickiMat recipe comes in!  LickiMats are perfect for mixing up mealtimes, and can also help slow down those dogs who like to wolf down their food … Read more

Spooky eyeballs recipe

Autumn-themed graphic with illustrated spooky eyeballs dog treats, sweet potato and tails.com kibble bag

Spooky season has officially arrived, and we love a good Halloween treat – so we thought we’d get our dogs in on the action too with our spooky eyeballs. While chocolate, sweets and other traditional goodies aren’t suitable for your pup, our quick and easy recipe makes sure they won’t miss out. Sweet potato season … 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

Food for thought

Crossbreed tan dog with mouth open and pricked ears look at camera, empty bowl on floor in background

A frequent question I’m asked is ‘are there foods that will improve my dog’s behaviour’ or ‘are there foods that will make my dog’s behaviour worse?’. That might seem a simple enough question but the answer certainly isn’t straightforward. Food does affect behaviour (anyone who’s attempted to look after small children who are full of … Read more

Beef Broth recipe

Top down image of yellow dog bowl with beef broth recipe inside, wet food tray above bowl

Shorter nights and cooler weather just screams soup, are we right? With our Beef Broth recipe, your pup can now enjoy their very own winter warmer too – slurp, that’s good soup! Servings 1 breakfast or dinner bowl What you’ll need A scoop of your dog’s tailor-made kibble 75g Simply Delicious Beef wet food 1 … Read more

Boredom busting occupier recipes

Top down shot of ingredients on a kitchen workbench: half an apple, grate carrot and apple, wet food tray, plastic spoon and filled occupier toy

Need a bit of time to prep your dinner, make a call or empty the bins? Occupier toys and LickiMats can be an absolute life saver for those times you need to give your dog something to do. Plus, they’re great for mixing up mealtimes and stimulating their brains too! At tails.com, we’re big fans … 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

Walk, don’t walk.

Golden Spaniel walking in field with 2 people in the background behind

Part of life with our dogs is the daily – or twice daily – dog walk. When we look to take a doginto our lives, one of the things we look at is how much exercise they need and factor that intoour choice of breed (or at least we should!). With unpredictable weather changes, the … Read more

Happy birthday pupcakes

Pup cake recipe

Did someone say party? Let’s celebrate together with a no-bake pupcake. It’s made with dog-friendly peanut butter (which means no xylitol sweetener) and healthy oats, and just needs a little ping in the microwave to get things popping. We admit it, we love frosting ours with this rather novel way to make icing. Don’t forget … Read more