Simple Scent Games for Puppies
A puppy’s nose is one of the first senses they use – being able to sniff out their mum and her milk before their eyes are open. Scent can also be a super fun way to connect with your dog. Plus, it will help tire out their brain, which all puppy guardians need some times.
Choosing the Best Harness for Your Puppy or Dog
So you want to buy your dog a harness. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Find one that fits and off you go. If only it was that simple. Over the years, the world of harnesses has expanded. There are many different types; ones for dog sports, working dogs, over the head, step in… the list goes […]
Super, Simple Puzzle Toys for Dogs
Puzzles! In recent years – particularly during the pandemic – puzzles have become increasingly popular for humans. From a simple crossword to the most complex sudoku, completing puzzles gives us a huge sense of satisfaction. But did you know that you can also treat your dog to a puzzle to solve? You may remember our […]
Hugger or Hater?
Is your dog a cuddle monster or a prickly pear? While many dogs enjoy hugs with their humans, there are some that don’t. How can you tell? With it being National Hug Day (21st January), we wanted to share just a few ways you can tell if your dog wants to snuggle. An easy one […]
National Dress Up Your Pet Day… will you be getting involved?
January 14th is National Dress Up Your Pet Day! A fun concept – but is it really something you should take part in? Susi Colclough walks us through the pros and cons of dressing up our dogs… When we consider clothing for our dogs, it may have different functions – from keeping them warm to […]
Our Favourite Food Toy Fillings for Dogs
Recently, we shared with you our favourite enrichmment toys for dogs. But what’s a food toy, without a filling? Whether your dog is into licking or chewing – whether they love a Kong, Toppl, Lickimat – we’re sharing with you 5 of our favourite recipes for filling those toys. What’s your dog’s favourite? Let us […]
How to rid your home of puppy pee smells!
Puppies bring an abundance of joy into our lives. They are cute – often fluffy – balls of wonder. However, there’s one less joyful thing you can count on. Puppies pee a lot! It doesn’t matter how well prepared you are, accidents may happen. Having a clear plan for toilet training will reduce the number […]
5 Favourite Enrichment Toys for Dogs
The way we feed our dogs has changed a lot over the past few years. There has been a big shift away from traditional kibble towards raw and fresh. Alongside this has been a call to “ditch the bowl”. Using enrichment toys gives our dogs a chance to work for their food. Mealtimes become more […]
Why do black dogs get overlooked?
When finding a canine companion, there are so many factors to consider. Your lifestyle, the dog’s size, energy level, food requirements, and more. One of the things people may also consider is coat colour. For pedigree dogs, this may be a question of if the coat colour is accepted by the Kennel Club for showing […]
Dancing with your Dog during December
It’s been such a year of highs and lows. So we decided we wanted to ensure our Barket Club members ended their year on a high! What boosts our mood better than music? Well, of course, our dogs! And if we add Christmas into the mix – you’ve got a recipe for festive fun! That’s […]