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 […]
DNA tests for dogs have been around for a few years. For new rescue dog guardians, they are a great way of finding out what mix of breed their dog contains. They are also useful for breeders or those who want to check the potential health of a beloved pet. Much like with human ancestry […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Today is National Walk Your Dog Day but instead of focusing on the benefits of walking your dog, I’d like to focus, perhaps controversially, on why I believe in rest days free from walks. Consider adding a rest day into your dog’s week and enjoy a calmer dog.
Steve Lewis joins us with his top tips for seeing your garden from your dog’s point of view – creating a garden to be enjoyed by human and hound.
Lisa Tenzin-Dolma is the founder and principal of The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour, founder of The Dog Welfare Alliance, and co-chair of The Association of INTODogs. Here she discusses the fascinating world of Canine Body Language.