Has your dog ever destroyed something in your home? Lupo’s finest achievement is chewing the corners of the kitchen worktop in our old house. That’s what you get when you cross the perfect height wood and a teething puppy. If you can relate, you’re not alone. A recent survey reveals that 70% of UK pet owners have had their home damaged by their dog, and … Continue reading 70% of UK Pet Owners Have Had Their Home Damaged by Their Pet
If you work and own a dog, you’ll more than likely have felt guilty for leaving your dog at home and not being able to see what they get up to. The Furbo dog camera was created by a couple who felt exactly like this, and wanted a solution to being closer to their dog when they couldn’t physically be there. We’ve had a pet … Continue reading Furbo Dog Camera Review, is it worth the money?
Most dog owners will start training their puppy with basic commands of sit and down. You can do it everyday in your home, with minimal effort required. Dogs pick it up quickly and will respond to the verbal cue’s for the rest of their life. But if like me, your house is noisy enough, why not teach hand signals for these commands so you don’t … Continue reading Three Commands With Hand Signals, to Teach Your Dog.
It’s been over a year since I last wrote about the relationship between Lupo and our daughter – who is now nearly 3 and a half years old herself. In the past year, she has finally grown taller than him and wanted to get involved in his care. She will ‘help’ feed him his breakfast, carefully pouring the biscuits into his bowl. It’s also handy … Continue reading Big Brother Lupo
10 years. 120 months. 3652 days. The average lifespan of a Dobermann is this long, just ten years. Big dogs simply don’t last as long as smaller breeds. Which doesn’t make sense when you look at mammals in general. The Blue Whale lives for 80 years, yet a Bat will only live for a maximum of 10 years. Yet within species, such as dogs, the … Continue reading The Life of a Dobermann
Our daughter is two years old now. Two years since Lupo was no longer our baby. Two years of slower walks for little legs. And two years adapting to the whole family calling you Bupo, a name given by the baby who can’t pronounce L’s yet. We couldn’t help it, it just stuck. I couldn’t wait for her to learn to say Lupo’s name, but that … Continue reading Bupo
You have your home, complete with a garden. So you’re thinking of getting a pet. That’s great! However, with the new addition to your family, there are extra things to consider when designing your garden. Follow this guide to make sure your garden is pet proof. Choose Your Fence Wisely It is important to choose the right fence for your garden if you have pets. … Continue reading How To Pet Proof Your Garden
There’s no escaping today’s long working hours and this can mean long stretches of the day, where you dog will be on his own. For the sake of his sanity and your furniture! Check out these great boredom-busting tips: Daily walks- do not underestimate the power of a good walk, this helps burn off any excess energy and will keep him motivated and stimulated. If … Continue reading Boredom busting ideas for dogs
I read a lot of parenting blogs. Both for work and now I am one, to read about people in the same boat. The ones I love to read and will laugh out loud at are where the parents are really honest about how hard it is sometimes. My absolute favourite is The UnMumsyMum, who recently said something I thought we could all relate to. Just … Continue reading Five Reasons My Dog Annoys Me
For a couple of weeks every year, we send Lupo on his holidays. Most of the time it’s because we are abroad, but there is also a time when our dog walker goes on holiday. So with no family in the same city and not really wanting to trust neighbours with walking our first baby, Lupo is packed off to my in-laws home. He loves … Continue reading Guilt and Making Changes