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 […]
I’m sure when you think about dog training, you don’t think about high plastic waste. Generally speaking, our pets’ use of plastic is pretty low – with dog food packaging being the highest culprit. It’s Plastic Free July this month, so we thought what better time to introduce our brand new Click Treat app – […]
A recent survey, commissioned by Forthglade Natural Pet Food, found that almost two thirds of dog owners (63%) are unable to switch off from screen time whilst on the daily dog walk. Many of these owners are also experiencing stressful behaviours such as dogs pulling on the lead (68%) and barking at other dogs (49%), so myself […]
Linda Blair studied psychology at Wellesley College and Harvard University in America, then trained as a clinical psychologist at the Maudsley Hospital (University of London). She’s worked in the NHS, for the Medical Research Council and at the Universities of Cambridge and Bath, and she had a private clinical psychology practice for 35 years. She […]
Let sleeping dogs lie. While the proverb commonly is related to human activities, recommending we not stir up trouble or cause a further disturbance, it is actually one we should heed when it comes to our dogs. Would it shock you to hear that the recommended amount of sleep for a standard sized adult dog […]