• Does not walking your dog make you a bad dog owner?

    When it comes to feeling guilty about our four-legged friends, the most common reason for owners feeling guilty is when they haven’t walked their dog everyday of the week. Most training books, websites and professionals will tell you the number one rule of dog ownership is you must take your ...
  • Things I wish I could tell you, from the owner of a reactive dog

    “Don’t worry, he’s friendly.” “Mine is not!” I wish I could tell you what is behind that response. The truth is, my dog is relatively mildly reactive to some other dogs, and occasionally, when he feels threatened, some people. On the reactivity scale, he is not bad; he will bark ...
  • A goodbye letter to my dog

    Dear Angel Doggo, I still wake up at 4.30am to the sound of mellow woofs and pillow-scratching. I often forget that I don’t need to take you out for your ‘early morning rituals’ anymore. I try my best to go back to sleep but I end up staring at our ...
  • Blueberry Biscuits For Your Dog

    Why not try making these delicious blueberry biscuits that your dog will love! The above recipe is for you to print out and keep, so please feel free to save and share it. You will need: A Baking Tray A Rolling Pin Ingredients: 140g All Purpose Flour 40g Fresh Blueberries ...
  • When a dog isn't for life

    It’s hard to believe that it was way back in 1978 when “A dog is for life. Not just for Christmas” was born. Clarissa Baldwin OBE came up with the most famous slogan in the dog world for The National Canine Defence League (NCDL). In fact, this catchy slogan was ...
  • I don't want to kill my dog

    I was sitting on a bench at a playground watching my son play, as my dog Sally sniffed the bushes nearby. A gentle, rather distinguished German Shepherd mix ‘of a certain age', she was, as usual, followed by a trail of children. One boy broke away from the group to ...
  • What I learnt from having my own dog stolen

    I own three dogs, whom I love dearly, and I class them as members of my family, just like many other households in the UK. On New Year's Eve I was out celebrating with family and came back home to find my front door wide open and all the lights ...
  • Pancakes For Your Dog

    Include your dogs in Pancake Day today with this dog-friendly pancake recipe! The above recipe is for you to print out and keep, so please feel free to save and share it. You will need: Frying Pan Ingredients: 45ml Wholemeal Flour 45ml Skimmed Milk 1 Egg ½ tsp Clear Honey ...
  • The puppy farm next door

    It wasn’t so long ago that I was living in one of the biggest cities in the UK. I had read about puppy farms, been utterly disgusted, and emphatically signed petitions while going about my day, oblivious to the reality of the situation. "How could anyone do that?" "What sort ...
  • Ask before you touch

    I have a heartfelt plea to all dog lovers out there: please ask before you touch someone else's dog! I suppose most people might think that they can tell whether or not a dog is friendly by the body language, but being bitten or growled at is not the only ...