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dog bath, shampoo, tiktok -

Recently we were interested to read about a new TikTok trend, where dog owners are using purple shampoo on their dogs. The #purpleshampoochallenge first emerged a couple of year ago when people were showing off the amazing results they were getting by using purple shampoo on their hair. Designed for blondes, it can eliminate yellow tones and give a healthy platinum-blonde shine, it’s also often used by older folks to help them achieve a more pleasing tone of silver. Now, for some reason, the trend has moved over to using purple shampoo on dogs to change the tone of their...

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dog health, dog walking, summer -

As the weather (finally!) begins to warm up here in the UK one lady is on a mission to make sure that we aren’t walking our dogs too much. Dog trainer and author Niki French hit the headlines earlier in the year when she launched ‘Don’t walk your dog day’ to raise awareness of the fact that not all dogs thrive on daily walks. If your dog is nervous or reactive it could be making things worse for them and there are alternative enrichment activities that you can do instead. Now that summer is here, Niki is suggesting that some of...

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puppy diaries -

Some of you may remember our popular puppy diaries series that we ran last year, following the progress of lockdown lurcher puppy Murdock, from birth to 12 months. Last week, Murdock turned two, so we decided it was time we checked back in to see how he is getting on.  At two years old Murdock is now fully grown and has calmed down quite a lot although he still gets incredibly excited when he sees anyone he knows as he has a small group of ‘favourite people’ that he loves to hang out with. He can feel a little bit...

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animal health, Canicross, dog health, dog running -

Many of us want to get a bit fitter, and what better way to do so than with your best friend trotting along at your side? But if you are thinking of running with your pet pooch, there are a few things you need to do to make sure that you are both getting the most out of it and enjoying your run. Speaking to Metro, Pure Gym Running Coach and Personal Trainer Ian Scarrott, explained why running with your dog is such a great idea “Like anything in life, exercise can become monotonous, so it is important to try new routes, vary...

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dog evolution, dogs, dogs eyes -

Last month we talked about the various reasons that your dog might stare at you, so this month we were fascinated to discover an article about why your dog might make ‘puppy-dog eyes’ at you and what they are really trying to tell you when they do it!  According to Professor Anne Burrows from Duquesne University our dogs are much more expressive nowadays than they would have been when they were still living in the wild and it is all down to their domestication and interaction with us humans. Her research has revealed that dogs have gradually evolved to give us...

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