From today, people living in England are allowed unlimited social-distanced exercise opportunities – as well as being able to travel to different locations. You might be feeling excited about the new adventures you can go on, favourite destinations you can return to, and being able to get out with your dog more than once a day. While I don’t want to put a downer on things, I am here with a word of caution. Diving straight back into a more rigorous exercise routine might not be the best thing for you – and especially not for your dog.
Are you taking part in our ‘Paws Up for the NHS’ Challenge? The last few weeks have been really unsettling – for both us and our dogs. We wanted to give you something to focus your dog’s minds on, bring a smile to your face, and support our heroic keyworkers. ‘Paws Up for the NHS’ […]
We’re partnering with Dog Furiendly and other dog-related businesses, to support Bark Aid, a virtual dog show that will raise funds for charities that desperately need support to cope with Coronavirus (COVID-19). We all know that COVID-19 is having detrimental effects on our society in the UK and the rest of the world. Bark Aid […]
I’m sure you’re sick of reading more information about COVID-19 but the truth is, it will affect us all in some way – whether that be through a change in the way we work, how we can interact with family and friends, or even the ways we entertain our dogs. It might not be something you’ve […]
This week, we’ve been presenting at the Petcare Innovation Summit in London. We were invited along to present our new digital experience, PUP, as part of the emerging brands Best in Show award. PUP has two simple missions: Take the stress out of pet parenting; and reduce the chance that a dog may end up in a rescue centre.
The day has arrived when you can finally take your new puppy out for its first walk. For pet parents, this pretty much equates to sending your (human) child to school on their first day. You step out into the world together all excited to introduce them to life outside your home… they take a step forward… and then the breaks go on.
The idea of being able to take your dog to work with you every day can sound like bliss. No more feeling guilty about leaving them behind each morning. No need for organising dog walkers or family members to go and visit your dog while they’re left home alone. But actually, not all dogs are suited to being office dogs – and not all offices are suited to welcoming dogs.
Over the festive period, it can be hard for dogs to take on board all the new stuff – a tree in their home, more visitors than usual, their humans being around a lot more, presents, human excitement after one too many sherries, flashing lights, blow up snowmen, Santa coming down their chimney… the list goes on.
Have you seen the new Christmas Advert from John Lewis and Partners with Excitable Edgar the fire-breathing dragon? Well, it got us thinking about how we work with Reactive Dogs. When we put our stressed or fearful dogs in the wrong environment or context, then they are likely to blow. While Excitable Edgar’s energy is one of […]
Having a dog improves our quality of life. They help to reduce our stress levels, to be more active, and we are never alone while having our four-legged friend around us. As pet parents, we want the best for the dogs in our lives. Firework season is approaching in the UK, which can be a […]