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  • Holidaying with your dog: Part 2, accommodation and planning Image

    Taking your dog away with you is the only antidote to the pangs of separation that holidays usually bring. At first glance, doing so can seem difficult to organise, but don't worry - in this, the second installment of our three-part series on holidaying with your dog, we will give you some useful tips on selecting your holiday accommodation and oth...

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  • How to read your dog's body language Image

    Perhaps one of the greatest joys of owning a dog is your close relationship - the unique affinity between humans and canines. You and your dog might not be able to communicate verbally, but fortunately there's far more to understanding one another than words alone. Dogs possess an incredibly expressive body language, much of which you'll find yours...

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  • Choosing the right pooch for you and your family Image

    Deciding to bring a pooch into the family is an exciting time for everyone, and the arrival of a canine in any household always tends to liven things up. Indeed, not only do dogs serve as loving and loyal companions, but puppies in particular bring an energy and enthusiasm that is almost invariably infectious. This is why so many people decide to...

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  • Holidaying with your dog: Part 1, getting there Image

    As the days are getting longer, many of us are already planning our summer holidays, and starting to get excited. However, this can be a bittersweet time for many dog owners, as the prospect of leaving their beloved companion in kennels while they are away can be distressing. However, it can be possible to avoid this, by working your dog into your...

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    Adopting a rescue dog

    15 April 2015 - by in Pet Health

    If you’re thinking about adding a new pup to your life, adopting a rescue dog is definitely something to think about. After all, pedigree is far from everything, and there are so many wonderful dogs in shelters across the country waiting for their forever homes. However, there are some particular challenges that come with rehoming rescue pets...

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  • Moving on in puppy training Image

    Once your new family member has got used to life in their forever home, you’ll want to start helping to understand some more advanced commands, both for their own wellbeing and your quality of life. But what are the most important things that a well-rounded dog should learn? Tricks like shaking hands and rolling over are all well and good, bu...

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  • Taking your first steps in puppy training Image

    Bringing home a new puppy is an incredibly exciting and important time for all the dogs and humans involved. However, it’s key not to let your desire to bond with your new friend get in the way of setting consistent ground rules. Indulging your pet during the early days may seem like a good way to win their affection, but it’s an even...

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    Treats for teeth

    20 March 2015 - by in Pet Health

    When your pet lunges in to cover you with doggy kisses, the affectionate gesture can often be undermined by an unpleasant smell. While no dog should be smelling minty-fresh (and if they do, it may be time to see if they’ve got at your toothpaste supplies), anything that smells of decay is otherwise unbearable is a serious problem. This is har...

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  • Signs of a well-nourished dog Image

    One of the hardest parts of making sure your precious pooch is in the best possible health is that they can’t talk to you to let you know how they're feeling. This means it can be hard to work out what’s going on if something doesn’t seem quite right. However, once you have a clear picture of what a totally healthy dog should look...

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    Great doggy days out

    11 March 2015 - by in Pet Health

    Time is a precious commodity for many hardworking people today, particularly for those who have children and pets, as well as jobs. This means you really want to make the most of weekends and bank holidays, and this often takes the form of fun and enjoyable day trips. However, as a responsible dog owner, you’ll also be concerned about leaving...

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