Dog Insurance: Getting a good deal

The idea of purchasing pet insurance has probably passed through your mind a few times, but choosing an insurance company is often daunting. We’ve come up with five tips to help you choose the best dog insurance for your pet.

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Dog Agility

If you and your furry friend have plenty of energy and want a hobby you can do together, why not try dog agility? In this competitive sport owners, called handlers, verbally guide their dogs through a timed obstacle course. Scores are awarded based on time, obedience and style…

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Giving your puppy the right amount of exercise

How much exercise does your puppy need? What are the age-appropriate workouts for growing dogs? In their first year, puppies grow from tiny, hapless creatures to full-grown dogs — that’s quite a developmental journey to make in such a short period of time!

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Solving dog behaviour problems

Many dog owners experience behaviour problems with their dogs. A lot of the time these problems are quite minor but they can be frustrating and other times they can be downright embarrassing! Some problems such as barking at the postman and excavating your garden are quite natural behaviour for dogs but can still be considered unwelcome behaviour. There are also more serious problems such as aggression and biting, which can be a danger to your dog and others, and these problems absolutely have to be dealt with.

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5 Basic Dog Training Commands

Dogs understand the world through environmental stimuli – sights, smells, sounds and taste. Basic training requires associating a specific sound (a command) with a specific behaviour through immediate and repeated rewards. Vary the situation as much as possible while keeping the command and expected behaviour constant, and the reward immediate. Once the association becomes habitual, […]

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The importance of exercising your Dog

The benefits of exercise can hardly be overstated. We know that as human beings, we need regular exercise, especially given our hectic yet sedentary modern lifestyles. So, what about dogs?

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Reducing Dog Obesity

It is estimated that up to 40% of dogs are overweight, and yet the majority of dog owners are either unaware or in a state of denial that their beloved pet has a problem. Overweight dogs suffer from a number of health issues both daily and long term – if you’re concerned, you should always […]

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House training your puppy

It’s a joy to have a house-trained puppy — all of the cuteness and none of the mess! You can begin house-training your puppy as early as 3-4 weeks old. The process can take 2-4 weeks of strong supervision, although a puppy only really has full bladder control when it’s 6 months old.

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Home made dog treats recipe

Home made dog treats are a great way to make sure you’re giving your dog healthy, tasty treats that you can be sure don’t have any nasty ingredients.

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