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  • The Myth Of The Low Maintenance Dog
    The Myth Of The Low Maintenance Dog
    August 02 2018
    Everyone wants a low maintenance dog. You know the one - the dog that plods happily behind his owner, doesn't bark at or jump up on everyone and wags happily at every pat from any passer-by. ...read more
  • Avoiding Incidents With Stray Dogs
    Avoiding Incidents With Stray Dogs
    July 19 2018
    Stray dogs - dogs that have been abandoned and are homeless or dogs that are running loose without an owner - are a growing problem. Some are reunited with their owners, others are picked up by animal control authorities, and others are adopted from rescue shelters but some become feral and can pose a threat to humans. ...read more
  • How to Choose the Right Crate for your Dog
    How to Choose the Right Crate for your Dog
    July 12 2018
    Crates provide more than just a place for your pet to stay when you're working on dog training or if you're travelling. The right crate provides security, comfort, and a place that your dog can truly call his own. Here's how to choose the right crate for your dog so he can enjoy his own space happily. ...read more
  • How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?
    How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?
    June 14 2018
    How often should you bathe your dog? Should your dog be groomed once a week, once a month? The answer to this question depends on the breed, the environment, your dog's level of activity and any skin issues. ...read more
  • Why Does My Dog?
    Why Does My Dog?
    May 16 2018
    As dog owners, we love our dogs and enjoy their little quirks and personality traits, but sometimes their behaviours might leave us bemused. This is often because these are instinctive survival or pack behaviours inherited from their ancestors. ...read more
  • How Does A Dog's Nose Work?
    How Does A Dog's Nose Work?
    April 18 2018
    You know your dog can smell its treats before they've even reached the bowl, but just how does a dog's nose work? Simply put, dog noses are way more powerful than our human ones. They also use a lot more brain power to sniff out things that we can't smell. Here's a look at how your dog's nose is perfectly designed for Man's Best Friend. ...read more
  • Muzzle Training Your Dog
    Muzzle Training Your Dog
    April 04 2018
    There was a time when muzzles were considered the sign of a dangerous dog. Fitting a muzzle was a last resort for owners who could not trust their dog not to attack other dogs and/or people. Although muzzles are much more widely used these days for many and various reasons other than aggression, owners are often reluctant to use a muzzle as they feel that it will stigmatise them and their dog. However, muzzles can be useful in many ways and their use shouldn't be discounted. ...read more
  • Easter Holidays
    Easter Holidays
    March 21 2018
    It's that time of year again. The shops are full of chocolate eggs and hot cross buns in preparation for Easter weekend, many of us are looking to have a nice long weekend away from work, spending time with family, friends and our dogs. ...read more
  • Prepare Your Dog For A Visit To The Veterinarian
    Prepare Your Dog For A Visit To The Veterinarian
    March 08 2018
    Visiting your veterinarian is essential to keeping your dog healthy and happy, and it is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. However, a routine checkup can sometimes be distressing to our canine companions. ...read more
  • Why Retractable Leads Can Be Dangerous?
    Why Retractable Leads Can Be Dangerous?
    March 01 2018
    Many of us enjoy taking our dogs for a daily walk....what you may not realise is the lead you use can dramatically affect how your dog walks on a lead. Retractable leads can be quite hazardous for both you and the dog! ...read more