IRRESPONSIBLE OWNERS

IRRESPONSIBLE OWNERS

You may have seen these off-leads around the park or walking down the street. They have no problem letting their dog run over and greet other people and dogs without permission. Its great that your pooch is friendly, but not everyone wants to meet your dog, and not...
Dogs and The Cold Weather

Dogs and The Cold Weather

How Cold is Too Cold? It’s important to keep in mind that the cold can be dangerous to your dog. There are two serious health conditions caused by cold weather. 1. Hypothermia This occurs when a dog spends too much time in the cold, or when dogs with poor health or...
LUNG WORM

LUNG WORM

Lungworms Defined Lungworms are parasites (Angiostrongylus vasorum) that infect dogs leading to a variety of illnesses. They used to be uncommon in the UK but over the past couple of decades numbers of worms and associated infections have been increasing. Why this is...
The story of Miko an Alaskan Malamute

The story of Miko an Alaskan Malamute

Trainer Bias; the importance of finding a trainer that understands the Alaskan Malamute, or how Miko got thrown out of agility before class even started. Malamutes are a very strong willed breed and it’s often difficult for owners to find an obedience instructor...
DOG FIGHTING UPDATE

DOG FIGHTING UPDATE

Animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports has welcomed the announcement by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, that animal abusers could face tougher sentences for animal cruelty, with plans to increase penalties from 6 months to up to 5 years in prison....
DOG DAY CARE OVERVIEW

DOG DAY CARE OVERVIEW

Doggy Daycare is one of the fastest growing businesses in the pet care industry. As human culture changes, so do the needs of pet owning consumers. Owners have more pressure and expectations put on their time, therefore proper exercise, training, and enrichment of...
NORTHERN BREEDS

NORTHERN BREEDS

This month I am focusing on the importance of having a clear understanding of Northern breeds, also known as spitz dogs, before deciding to own one. A Malamute is a beautiful and intelligent dog, but with it comes the responsibility to learn about it’s...
THE JACK RUSSELL

THE JACK RUSSELL

Personality Jack Russell Terriers are loving, affectionate intelligent, sharp and absolutely nothing gets past them and there is no fooling them. The biggest dogs you’ll ever meet in such a small package. Most will run all day and just keep coming back for more....