Posted on: April 17 2014
It's been a while since we have taken Oscar away with us to a hotel, so I thought this would be the ideal opportunity to give you a basic run-down of everything you need to take with you for a short break away with your four-legged friend!
We were asked to stay at the Marriott Meon Valley, just outside Southampton for the night and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try out a dog-friendly hotel. Whilst the hotel do not advertise being able to take dogs, they said that they would be happy for Oscar to come and stay also so long as he wasn't too big!
So my very simple shopping list for a short hotel break with your dog would be:-
- Rememeber to take your dog's bed - this...
Posted on: April 16 2014
Dogs chew things up, spit them out and eat an awful lot for breakfast. They can be a huge responsibility, taking up both time and money, they even expect you to clean up after them. This stuff might sound like a deal breaker to those thinking about buying a dog, but here are 25 reasons why you can't live without one...
Dogs make sure you get out the house for a good walk at least once a day, helping to keep you fit and healthy!
Looking after an animal is a great way for kids (and adults) to learn how to become responsible for another living thing's well-being, a life lesson everyone needs to learn.
If you own a dog, there's never a dull...
Posted on: April 14 2014
Taking a walk on the wild side
One of the first things I learned when we swapped the Big Smoke for the countryside eight months ago, was the importance of a well-trained dog. When we moved, Monty our working cocker spaniel, was only a few months old and I thought that I had nailed his 'recall' commands firmly. Monty was brilliant at coming back to the whistle in the park and I just assumed that it would be the same once we were wandering the bridleways around our new rural home. How wrong I was! At the first sign of horses, acres of green and any quantity of game birds, Monty was off like a rocket and refused to come back despite me yelling, cajoling and frankly begging him to...
Posted on: April 09 2014
We understand only the highest quality products will suffice for your pooch, especially when venturing into the great outdoors. That's why we are proud to stock products from Ruffwear, a market-leading brand specialising in durable, hard-wearing accessories to keep your dog safe in all situations.
Ruffwear continues to design and build performance dog gear to keep our pals safe and sound when on a big adventure. Whether you're looking for something as simple as a heavy-duty dog leash or set of dog boots specifically designed for polar excursions, Ruffwear provides a level of comfort and safety unrivalled by other brands.
So what's new for 2014?
Another year brings another set...
Posted on: April 08 2014
The cute, affable, generally delightful dog: Man's best friend. But what kind of best friend would keep secrets from you? And even worse, what kind of person doesn't know everything about their best friend? It turns out that pop culture and received wisdom may have led you astray when it comes to your canine companion, but fear not! Below we have debunked seven of the biggest myths that you may have heard about dogs:
Myth: Dogs dislike postal workers and cats
As we'll see from many of the dog myths listed below, this misconception is due to our tendency as a species to assign our emotional characteristics and motivations to animals. In the case of the age old cliché of dogs being...
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