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Collar vs Harness - Which one is best for your dog?

Whether you’re a seasoned dog owner or a new puppy pawrent, you’ve probably come across a pup who pulls pretty hard on their lead – sometimes choking themselves on their collar in the process.  Now you may assume that a harness is the perfect solution to the problem, and you may be onto something, but it is important to consider the pros and cons of both collars and harnesses before deciding which is best for your dog.

Bonding with your dog - 10 easy ways to build an unbreakable bond with your dog

Today, May 14th 2021 is Bond With Your Dog Day, set up and championed by our friends Tina and Simon over at Dogs Are Family – they created the awareness day for people to focus on their relationship with their dog and to promote the many benefits of dog ownership and to celebrate canine companionship. Now I know I may be preaching to the converted here, but how can we all embrace the day and strengthen these amazing bonds with our four-legged friends? We’ve come up with 10 ways you can bond with your dog and show them how much they mean to you and that they are a big part of your world!

How to introduce your puppy to a collar

   My puppy hates his collar…what do I do? Let me guess…you’ve just brought your puppy home and you’re trying to put on his collar and he just hates it.  The first thing to do is not panic.  It’s more common than you might think with many new pawrents frantically worried thinking “my puppy hates his collar, what do I do?” The simple answer is to keep calm – leave the collar on your puppy until he gets used to it., even if he’s trying his hardest to get that collar off, as long as it’s fitted correctly and not causing any harm, leave the collar on your puppy until he gets used to it. Now I know it’s easy...

10 Fun Facts you may not know about Dogs

10 Fun Facts you may not know about Dogs Do you think know everything about your pawsome pal? Then think again – there are so many fun and unusual facts out there about your dog, and we’ve got them down to the 10 most amazing facts you may not know about dogs. Your dog can smell your feelings Your dogs sense of smell is so sensitive, it can pick up on subtle changes in your scent which will then help him work out how you’re feeling.  Ever heard the phrase “They can smell your fear”?  Well dogs can - quite literally, by smelling your perspiration when you become nervous. Some dogs can even pick up on health related issues, such as...

Does my dog have anxiety
How to spot the signs your dog is stressed

Anxiety can be a crippling condition affecting over 8 million people across the UK.  But it isn’t confined to the human race – no, our canine friends can also suffer with anxiety and it is thought that upto 80% of dogs are scared of something. As with humans, the causes of anxiety are vast and there may be many reasons why your dog is appearing stressed.  But it may be the case they are displaying signs that are sometimes unnoticeable. March is Pet Anxiety Month and I wanted to delve a little deeper into the topic and educate myself more about anxiety in dogs whilst spreading the word on how to spot the signed your dog is under stress, what...