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What breed of dog suits you?

What breed of dog suits you best? Deciding to get a dog, particularly if you are a first-time owner, is very exciting, but choosing the breed which will suit your family and lifestyle best is absolutely imperative too. There are so many dogs abandoned to rescue centres because, through no fault of their own, simply don’t suit the family that chose them. If you are out all day and have little time to walk or play with you dog, it would be a mistake to choose a breed that requires lots of exercise and stimulation; likewise if you pick a…

How often should I bath my dog?

How often should I bath my dog? Once you have welcomed your new pooch into your home, worked out which food he likes to eat, where he is going to sleep (how long did it take for you to cave in and allow him prime position on your bed? 😂) – you are probably wondering about his personal hygiene (particularly if there is now a distinct doggy whiff about the house!) There is no hard and fast rule about how often to bath your dog – you don’t want to scrub him too often as it will remove the natural oils…

Preparing your dog to reduce separation anxiety post-Covid

Preparing your dog to reduce separation anxiety post-Covid Hopefully, for most of us life is returning to ‘normal’ after the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic and we look forward to getting back to work. In September, children will be returning to school and many of us heading back to the office and for our precious four-legged friends this change in routine isn’t going to be a welcome one. Top tips for dogs However, there are a few things you can do to help prepare your dog for your return to work: Gradually change the timings of your dog’s routine to…