You, your dog, and the Countryside Code

walking your dog in the countryside

Whether you live in the countryside yourself and are thinking of getting a new dog or puppy, or if you’re visiting the UK’s green and pleasant fields and forests on your holidays with your dog, observing the Countryside Code is very important. It’s a short yet detailed set of guidelines and instructions that can help … Read more

Is my dog in pain?

is my dog in pain

There is nothing worse than the thought of our best friend being in pain and them not being able to tell us about it. We love our pets and would do anything for them, so the thought of our dogs being in any sort of discomfort can be quite upsetting. What’s more, dogs have been … Read more

Why does my dog lick my feet after a shower?

why does my dog lick my feet after a shower

It can be a very regular occurrence in many homes. You’ve soaked yourself under some warm water. You’ve lathered, rinsed and repeated, and when you step out of the shower and head to put some clothes on, there’s that familiar feeling of a cold, wet nose and a licking tongue at your feet. But why … Read more

Why do my dog’s eyes water?

why do my dog's eyes water

When we see our pet pooch’s eyes watering, it’s a natural thing to be worried as we’d associate that sort of thing with crying and that’s something we do when we’re upset or injured. Thankfully though, when a dog has watery eyes, it doesn’t mean that anything has hurt them, but there are plenty of … Read more

Why does my dog rub their bum on the floor?

why does my dog rub their bum on the floor

While it may initially be a bit of a comic sight, seeing your dog dragging its bottom across the floor, doing that little scoot along with its hind legs in the air, it may not prove funny in the long run. Why does your dog rub its bum on the floor and is this actually … Read more

Why does my dog take food out of their bowl to eat it?

why does my dog take food out of their bowl to eat

We go to all of that trouble to set our dog’s place for dinner, cleaning their bowl, filling their water, giving them just the right amount of nutritious food… If we could, we’d put a sprig of parsley on top! But some dogs will take that food from their bowl, place it on the floor, … Read more

Why does my dog lick me?

why does my dog lick me

While not everyone is a fan of that great slobbery tongue greeting us when we return to the house, dog owners are not only used to it, but most know it for what it truly is – a sign of affection. A dog licking you is part of their love language and in this short … Read more

Why does my dog bark at the postman?

why does my dog bark at the postman

It’s a function dogs perform that can be almost as good as an alarm clock really. Each morning, at a time determined by his route, the postman will visit, and in many doggy homes, this is followed almost immediately by a loud and frenzied session of barking. It may be a cliche, but many dogs … Read more

Antisocial dog behaviour: what to do and how to prevent it

antisocial dog behaviour advice

In the past 2 years, almost half of the UK’s dogs have been threatened by another dog in a public space*, according to a recent survey we conducted. With 2.1 million people adding a dog to their family during lockdown**, public spaces are busier than ever and a third of people surveyed thought that the … Read more

“Help – I think I have a canine hooligan!”

how to stop bad dog behaviour

There comes a time in most dog owner’s lives when they worry about their dog’s behaviour. Most usually it is when they become a teenager and they stop being a cute and cuddly puppy who loves everyone, and they start to look at life as an inexperienced and hormonal adult! There is a good reason … Read more