Christmas Gifts for Practical Dog Owners

Socks and gloves are a necessity for dog walkers who brave winter walks, but not something you enjoy spending your own money on. Which in my mind makes them a great Christmas gift. So when the lovely Karina got in touch about two brands she works with, I thought they’d be perfect for those of you searching for presents for the practical folk in your … Continue reading Christmas Gifts for Practical Dog Owners

Christmas Gifts for Dogs and their Owners

Over the next month I’ll be showcasing some of the best (and indeed worst) products out there, that are being touted as the perfect present for hound or hound loving human. I’ve been lucky enough to be in touch with some great companies who have put forward their suggestions, so I’ll be featuring them in their very own posts in the coming weeks. In the … Continue reading Christmas Gifts for Dogs and their Owners

A Retriever, a Terrier and a Dobermann

A year before we brought Lupo home, my parents bought a Golden Retriever called Wilbur and a Parsons Russell Terrier called Bracken. All three dogs have grown up together but Bracken leads the pack. Lupo is more than a little in love with her so she loves to wind him up. She’s kept on a long line otherwise we’d loose her down every available rabbit … Continue reading A Retriever, a Terrier and a Dobermann

Half of the UK share their bed with their pet

Sleeping Dalmatian image from Zazzle Below is a news release with some shocking results. Lupo never sleeps the night in our bed. Apart from being the size of horse and taking up too much room, he also sleep walks (yes really), whines when he dreams and is like having an extra radiator next you. It would never work. We’ll stick to letting him have a … Continue reading Half of the UK share their bed with their pet

The Truth About Toilet Training

The favourite part of bringing a puppy home, especially as kids soon shy away from the cleaning up aspect of owning a dog. It’s probably the most important part to get right for everyones sanity, so here are my thoughts on some of the common misconceptions. 1. Your puppy will be fully house trained in 6 months I wish this was true. Dogs are the equivalent of … Continue reading The Truth About Toilet Training

Team GB Olympic Athletes and Their Dogs

So what does it take to win a gold medal or two? Intense training, high fitness levels, determination and stamina? All qualities that help when owning a dog too, certainly a Dobermann, from my experience. So when stories of the successful GB athletes and their dogs kept popping up in the news I just had to do a round-up. I’m pleased to be in very … Continue reading Team GB Olympic Athletes and Their Dogs