Tips & Advice
Posted on: June 22 2016
As a West Country person, my dog walking is somewhat biased towards this part of the world, however if you know Dorset, you’ll know that it has some stunning walks to offer!
(Image source: Lulworth Online)
My absolute favourite – Lulworth Cove is part of the world-famous Jurassic coastline. The walk in its entirety is probably around three miles, and can be a little hilly in places (good for keeping you and your pooch fit!).
The ‘aim’ of the walk is to reach Durdle Door by meandering along the coastline which is absolutely stunning. When you get to Durdle Door, there is a lovely shingle beach which is great for picnics. You will also find people coasteering on the...
Posted on: June 08 2016
British summers aren’t always hot and sunny, so we really do value those days when it’s not raining and aim to make the most of them. Dogs love the summer too, as it often means they get to spend more time with you in the great outdoors. The daily walks to the same old park can get tedious for both you and your pet, so why not try something new this summer?
Here are five ways you and your pooch can enjoy the summer sunshine together.
1 - Go geocaching together
If you haven’t tried geocaching before, you really should. It’s like a modern day, worldwide treasure-hunt. All you need is a free account and a smartphone or GPS device. Your pet will love helping you hunt for hidden boxes...
Posted on: March 18 2016
Did you know that there are seven official breed groups of dog in the UK? Here at Muddy Paws we’ll bring you all the lowdown on all the breed groups as well as highlighting the most popular dogs within those and giving you a bit more info on breed types.
Introducing the Toy group
The Toy breeds are a fantastic group of little dogs that make lovely, affectionate companions. Don’t be fooled though as what these dogs lack in stature, they make up for with big personalities and plenty of spirit. Billed as the perfect dog if space at home is an issue, the Toy group has long had a reputation as being ideal for those who live in flats and apartments or don’t have long walks in mind.
Posted on: March 04 2016
From 6 April 2016 all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales are required to be microchipped and registered on an authorised database, such as Petlog. The new law is the result of campaigning by the Microchipping Alliance – a collaboration between the British Veterinary Association, the Kennel Club, the Dogs Trust and the RSPCA.
The reason for the law is to encourage all dog owners to take responsibility for keeping their pet. When it reported the news in 2013, the BBC said that the 118,000 dogs go stray every year in the UK. It quoted Environment Secretary Owen Paterson, who said, "It's ludicrous that in a nation of dog-lovers, thousands of dogs are roaming the streets or stuck in kennels...
Posted on: January 27 2016
Muddy Paws sells around 5,000 different dog coats every year. The biggest problem our customers face is how to measure their dog correctly for different kinds of dog coat. Rather frustratingly, different dog manufacturers require measurements to be taken in different ways.
Different measurements needed
Some require collar to tail, some require withers to tail, some require shoulder blades to tail, and some require chest measurement. This video tells you exactly how to measure your dog for a coat.
Some manufacturers ask you to measure their coat by taking the measurement from the collar to the tip of the start of their tail. So simply run up the tape measure from the collar, all the...
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