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dog behaviour, dog training, dogs, fireworks -

Many dogs are frightened of fireworks and this year we are expecting to see a surge in back garden displays, as most major displays are cancelled and many areas of the UK are experiencing limits on gatherings or tiered lockdowns due to coronavirus. So you may find more fireworks going off closer to home than usual.  With this in mind, we have ten top tips for helping you to survive fireworks season this year. 1. Keep you dog indoors This usually goes without saying, but with more home displays going on, it may be difficult to judge when people are going to...

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cats, dogs, Lockdown, RSPCA -

The RSPCA is holding a special event this month, called ‘Adoptober’ encouraging the public to ‘Adopt Don’t Shop’ after recent figures revealed that the number of people searching for a puppy online “soared by 650%” during lockdown and dog imports into the UK doubled. Dr Samantha Gaines, the RSPCA’s dog welfare expert explained the reason behind the Adoptober event: “It’s wonderful to see that so many people want to welcome dogs into their families and we’ve loved waving so many of our own dogs off into their forever homes. However, we are concerned that some families may not be considering the...

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Although it might sometimes feel nice to be greeted by your dog jumping up when you come in through the door, it can also become a nuisance if you have a big dog or they are jumping up at visitors or strangers when you are out and about! Sometimes a dog will jump up just to get our attention and we can unintentionally encourage this behaviour by reacting to them or responding to them when we walk into a room. Dogs generally learn to jump up when they are young. If your dog is very small it can be quite...

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dog training, dogs, puppy, puppy diaries -

This is the third instalment of our puppy diary, featuring Murdock the lurcher puppy, with candid insights and practical tips on welcoming a dog into your home.  How big will he get?  Murdock has changed so much since we brought him home at the end of June. He seems to be growing bigger every time we look at him at the moment and we still aren’t completely sure how big he will get. His mum, Pie is a large greyhound-sized lurcher and his dad is a pedigree whippet, so we think he will be somewhere between the two. Some of...

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We’ve noticed that we’ve been talking a lot about dogs on the blog lately (since our chief blog writer got a new puppy ) and whilst most of our pet grooming products are popular with dog owners, we also sell lots of items to people that own cats and other small furry animals too – in fact any pets that need a good wash, a brush or a blow dry. So this week we’re going to have a closer look at taking care of your cat... A while ago we wrote about the types of food that dogs need to avoid...

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