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Separation Anxiety and Your Dog: How to Help

Whether you're returning to the office or going back to school, leaving your puppy or adult dog at home alone isn't an easy task. Some dogs adapt right away without their owners being around them throughout the day, while others may cry or bark excessively as soon as their owners walk out the door. It's essential to teach your dog that it's okay to left alone and that there's no need to panic; likewise, you must understand your puppy isn't...

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The Different Types of Dog Toys

Every dog will have a preference for how they like to play, whether it’s with other dogs, their owners, or by themselves. Toys are an excellent way to help dogs fuel their play instincts and release some built-up energy. All dogs will respond differently to toys and forms of play, depending on their natural instincts, personal preferences, and how you have trained them. In this blog post, we’ll go through all the different types of dog toys and which ones...

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How to Choose the Right Collar for your Dog

As a dog parent, it’s important to make sure any equipment you buy for your four legged friend is comfortable, well-fitted and suited to their breed. For the safety and comfort of your pooch, it is essential that you measure them accurately to ensure their collar is fi­tted correctly, otherwise it may cause some discomfort and you run the risk of causing harm if they break loose, which is the last thing you want when bringing them home for the...

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7 Tips for Entertaining Guests When You Have a Pet

Having friends over or hosting family gatherings takes a lot of planning and organising, but one thing that may get overlooked in midst of the party arrangements is your pet. Some pets love being the centre of attention and meeting new faces, while others may feel overwhelmed and anxious by the noise and addition of new people. As well as this, there’s lots of new hazards to consider when having guests over, such as unsafe food and beverages. Hosting a...

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The Importance of Socialising Your Puppy

Your puppy’s experiences within the first year are incredibly important to his social and mental wellbeing, and can make all the difference to his personality and temperament when he becomes an adult. Taking the time to allow your puppy to socialise and explore the world around him can lead to a much happier, well-adjusted dog, who will love meeting new people and discovering new places. A puppy who doesn’t socialise may find the world a scary and intimidating place, and...

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Travelling With Your Dog? Read This Guide First!

Bringing Your Dog On Your Travels With travel restrictions starting to ease around Ireland on the 10th May and people scrambling to book their summer holidays, you might be wondering what to do with the dog while you’re away. What if we told you, you could actually bring him with you? While travelling with your dog on a long car journey might sound a bit daunting, with a lot of planning, practicing short journeys in the car and the right travel...

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How Much Exercise Does My Puppy Need?

Exercise & Your Puppy Regular exercise is really important for your puppy’s fitness mental health and overall well-being. Without it, your puppy can become bored which can lead to destructive or “naughty” behaviour, or gain excess weight. Walks for a puppy should be all about exploration-sights, sounds, and smells of the world. Once your puppy has had all his vaccinations, a walk should become part of his daily routine. How much exercise is enough? The amount of exercise your puppy needs will...

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What is the Best Dog Toy?

Wondering What Dog Toy is the Best? Find Out Here. With so many different dog toys available, is it any wonder that choosing the best one for your dog can be so confusing? In this blog post we want to help you understand the different types of toys available, so that you can choose the ones that best suit your dog! Before we look at the different types, let us first look at why we use them in the first...

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How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?

How Much Exercise is Enough? Regular exercise is essential to help keep our dogs from gaining excessive weight, and to ensure a their overall physical and mental health, but how do we know how much exercise is enough? Unfortunately, there's no straight answer to this question, but in this blog post we're going to help you understand the different things that will influence your dog's exercise needs. Why Exercise is Important for Dogs? Exercise is essential for all dogs. It helps keep them...

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Ways to Have Fun While Exercising With Your Dog

Making Exercising with Your Dog Fun! Staying fit can sometimes feel like a chore, but how can we make exercise with our dogs fun? In this post we share our Top 5 suggestions for making your dog's exercise regime fun for both you and your dog! 1. Interactive Playtime Interactive play for your dog is a fantastic way to bond with your dog, and will help to get your pooch active, and provide much needed attention from his favourite humans! There are...

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