How can I stop my dog jumping up?

Small cross breed dog jumping up at owner while out on a walk for treats

Those four paws bounding towards us, that waggy tail and excited face. It’s lovely when our dogs are excited to see us, but not everyone loves a dog who jumps up – especially if they’re a bigger breed! And with safety factors to think about too around children or vulnerable adults, people often ask me: … Read more

How to stop your dog pulling on the lead

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When your dog constantly pulls on the lead it can turn a leisurely walk into a battle of wills. If you feel like your walks are suffering, we’ve got some good news – these training tips are right by your side. Armed with these and a little love and patience you can show your dog … Read more

Puppy and dog training: basic commands

basic puppy training

Wondering how to teach your dog to sit? Not sure how to tell them they’ve done something naughty? It’s easier than you might think, with our top tips for getting your puppy’s training off to a great start. Why is dog training important? Regular training is an important part of raising a well-behaved dog. It’s … Read more

Introducing the top 15 Scottish dog breeds

Scottish dog breed Border Collie standing in woodland area looking at camera

hink you know your Dandie Dinmont from your Shetland Sheepdog? Your Skye Terrier from your Cairn Terrier? Of course you do. We’re not getting into favourites here, but we can thank Scotland for some of the most beautiful breeds out there. And we’re going to celebrate 15 Scottish dog breeds right now; what they’re known … Read more

Top 5 safety tips for your dog

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Brought to you by Tractive – GPS trackers for dogs. As dog parents, we like to keep our furry family members safe. So how can we ensure their well-being and safety? Here are the best safety tips for you and your dog. Basic commands and training Whether you have a puppy or an older dog, … Read more

Is my dog bored?

Bored dog

With a busy work-life schedule, finding time to entertain your dog isn’t always easy. But a few tweaks to your dog’s routine can go a long way to keeping boredom at bay. How do I know if my dog is bored? Different dogs react to boredom in different ways. Signs your dogs could be bored … Read more

Why does my dog get so upset when I leave the house?

Separation anxiety in dogs

For some dogs, saying goodbye feels like the worst thing in the world. You’re cruelly abandoning them! And never coming back! They’re trapped forever! They miss you! We all hate leaving our dogs, but separation anxiety is a very real problem – especially when our dogs have become so much more used to us being … Read more

Why do dogs eat poo?

dog eating poop

We all love to see our dogs enthusiastically tucking in to something they enjoy eating – except perhaps when it’s poo. Our Head Vet Sean explains why eating poo is a natural thing for puppies to do, but why it’s important to tackle if your dog is older. He’s also got some top tips to … Read more