Bathing our dogs is a chore that no one wants to do – cue wet clothes, soaking floors, and lots of washing to do! Sadly, no one seems to have told the dogs this! They seem to seek out extra smelly things to roll in or that particularly stagnant pond for a swim. However, bath […]
During October, we hosted our 2nd annual “Walking into Winter” series over in our free Facebook Group. It’s a week-long series of conversations with the aim of helping our members have the happiest and healthiest winter. Group (and Barket Club) member, Susi, gives us a recap of the event, as well as sharing her biggest […]
We’ve all heard the tales of dogs chasing and attacking cats – or cats clawing at dogs’ eyes and noses. Less frequently documented, is the number of harmonious households containing dogs AND cats. Behaviourists, Caroline Wilkinson and Lisa Hannaby, got together to share their tips to help reduce stress for our furry pals when bringing them together
We all love to spoil our dogs – from collars to fancy food to training. But is there a hidden cost of pet parenting that you haven’t considered? With winter on its way, you may well start to notice this extra outgoing when it comes to your utility bills. Yes, you pay this anyway but […]
Today we welcome Barket Club Member, Susi, to give you her insight into what being a club member is like. — Hi, I’m Susi and I share my life with two black Labradors. Bramble is a 6-month pup and Kenny is 9-years old. I’ve been a member of the Barket Club for 4 months. […]
We’ve all probably laughed at the videos of dogs attacking the vacuum. To us, it’s often amusing but to a dog, it can be a frightening experience. Instead of saving the housework for when they are not home, there are a few simple steps you can follow to help your canine housemate feel happier about the hoover.
It’s bin collection day here. Cue a chorus of barking around the neighbourhood. Traditionally, bins were collected once a week by just one waste collection vehicle. Today, we can end up with three or four vehicles (bringing lots of banging and people outside your home) coming on a single day – as they collect the […]
Earlier this week I was chatting live over in our “Connect with Your Dog” group and I asked you to imagine a scenario… Imagine you’re alone on a dark night. You’ve decided to watch a new horror movie. You’re quite comfortable, enjoying the plotline… but you know something’s coming. One of those “jump out of […]
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’ […]