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Revealed: The Stuff Nobody Tells New Dog Owners

Before you welcome a new dog into your heart (and your home), the chances are high that you’ll have spent a great deal of time with other people’s dogs. Perhaps your family had a pet dog while you were growing up, or maybe many of your friends have some canine companions.

Spending time with other people’s dogs and owning one yourself are two completely different concepts. In a sense, it is like having a child dependent on you for their every need. Your dog will be your responsibility, and you have to look after it, regardless of whether it is healthy or has any medical conditions. [Read more…]

The Good, The Bad & The Pugly: Life As A New Dog Owner

If you’ve just taken the small step into huge happiness by getting yourself a puppy for the first time, congratulations. It is one of the most thrilling, exciting, endearing and rewarding things you’ll ever do or experience. But that doesn’t mean it is easy. Oh no. Becoming a puppy-parent comes with unwavering responsibility and that starts from day zero. [Read more…]

Hey Kids! Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Having children means at some point you are probably going to introduce a furry friend into the family.  Whether it’s a hamster or a horse, children and animals are a pretty magical mix.  Dogs are a fantastic family pet for households with children.   They provide a best friend to adventure with, a protector to sleep with at night and often, a friendly paw when there are tears.  But, how do you teach your children the signs that it’s time to give their new BFF some space? [Read more…]

The Definitive List of Stuff New Dog Owners Needs To Do

Getting a dog is a big event. My kids were certainly excited when we got Monty. But you also have to remember not to get so caught up in all the celebrations, that you forget to do the essential things that your new pup needs for his welfare. Carry on reading for some advice on what the newest canine member of the family will need.   [Read more…]

5 Fun Ways To Celebrate Your Doggies Birthday!

We all want to keep our dogs healthy and happy. After all, they do the same for us! Therefore, it is only understandable that we like to celebrate our pups from time to time too! [Read more…]

Essential Items To Keep In Your Dog’s Medical Arsenal

None of us want to see our dog get sick. But sometimes dogs, like people, fall ill. Although we all have access to vets, it’s a good idea to keep some medical items at home, just in case. After all, we humans keep pills and plasters in the house. Here are some medical items no doggy medical arsenal should be without. [Read more…]

The Cutest Dog Breeds For Your Family Home

There are very few people that don’t find a puppy unbelievably adorable. And if your kids catch sight of one, you could be welcoming that new pup into your home! Everybody loves a cute puppy, but we think there are some breeds that you simply can’t walk away from. If you have a busy family home, chances are your children are keen to have a puppy. Why not try one of these cute breeds to bring hours of smiles to all your faces: [Read more…]

What to Do When Your Dog Isn’t Coming on Vacation

Now that the holiday period is over, we can all feel in a bit of a slump. Now is the time of year when a lot of us begin to plan our summer vacations. It’s something to cheer you up, and there are some great sales on! But when you go away, it’s not always possible to take your dog with you. Even if it is, sometimes you need a break from feeding, walking and entertaining them every day. If your pooch has to stay at home while you jet off, you’ll need someone to look after them. It’s understandably worrying when you have to leave them with someone else. Here’s how you can make it easier on both of you. [Read more…]

How to Raise Your Dog Properly

Raising a dog is a lot like raising a child. If you don’t start off doing it properly right from the start, you’ll both end up unhappy. A well raised dog who knows its place in the house is a happy dog. A dog who is confused over who the pack leader is (most dogs) is unhappy. You send them mixed signals, and they’ll wreak havoc! All you need to do is remain consistent with your training and you’ll barely need to train your dog at all later on. Use this information to raise your dog properly: [Read more…]

Can You Afford To Adopt A Dog?

If you are in the process of adopting a dog, you are most probably incredibly excited. While dog ownership comes with some incredible benefits, one of which being that you’ll have a loving and loyal companion. Being the parent of a furbaby, can come with quite a few costs. [Read more…]